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Question for MP-E users (flash)

 
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Jan 04, 2011 16:42 |  #1

I have some questions regarding flash set-ups and working distance. Specifically the MT-24EX vs. the MR-14EX or Sigma’s EM-140.

I previously shot quite a bit of “extreme” macro and used Sigma’s EM-140. However my working distance was never shorter than 1.5”. The EM-140 protrudes about 1” from the front of the lens (I assume that’s the case with MR-14EX as well) which put the flash about 0.5” from the subject. With the MP-E having a minimum working distance of roughly 0.7” at 5x, wouldn’t that place the subject inside the flash ring?

I plan to purchase this lens because of its 4 and 5x capabilities and I’d prefer to use a ring flash due to my familiarity with them. Will the above issue arise, and if so, is the MT-24EX the best solution?


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Jan 04, 2011 17:03 |  #2

The MPE-65 minimum working distance is 1.5" in front of the lens. Not sure about the MR-14 EX flash but most MPE-65 users seem to use either an MT24 EX or a bracket mounted normal flashgun.

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Jan 04, 2011 17:21 as a reply to  @ LordV's post |  #3

1.5" at 5x? Thanks Brian! That answers all my current and future questions! Heh. :)


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