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Customer Reviews for Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX

Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX

Twin-tube ring lite for close-ups with EF and EF-S Macro lenses Flash tubes fire together, or can be independently controlled Guide Number of 46 (@ ISO 100, feet) & incandescent and flash modelling lamps Full E-TTL/E-TTL II controls including lighting ratios and wireless system compatibility
Average Customer Rating:
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4 out of 4(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX
Review 1 for Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX
Nickname: Camera Geek
Location: Southern Colorado
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Professional or Expert
Mostly used for: Landscape/Nature
Canon Enthusiast: 1 to 5 years
Product replacement: No

Essential macro accessory

Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance
4 out of 5
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Price/Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Quality
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Satisfaction
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:August 10, 2013
Pros: quiet, Good Exposure performance, Fast recycling time
Cons: battery hatch is constructed poorly, buttons are sunk in and hard to press
I have used my MR-14EX extensively with the 100mm f/2.8L Macro and have been very impressed with the high degree of lighting control I can achieved with this flash unit. Both ETTL and manual settings are smooth and predictable. The left and right flash tube control is a nice feature that enables sculptural modeling of light on the subject. There are only two cons to report, as others have pointed out: the battery hatch is constructed poorly and difficult to open. Also, the control buttons are very small and sunk too deep into the face of the unit making them difficult to depress.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX
Nickname: Toki
Location: ohio
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Professional or Expert
Canon Enthusiast: 11 to 20 years
Product replacement: Yes

Great Flash

Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
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Performance
5 out of 5
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Price/Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Quality
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Satisfaction
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:December 4, 2011
Pros: everything
Cons: none
All I can say is I wore one out and I'm on my second one in 8 years and not a complaint from me, works great all the time, period.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX
Nickname: Oscar
Location: New Mexico
Used this product for: 3 to 6 months
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Mostly used for: Landscape/Nature
Canon Enthusiast: 1 to 5 years
Product replacement: No

Pretty darn good.

Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Price/Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Quality
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Satisfaction
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Date:May 8, 2011
Pros: Good Exposure performance, lighter than you would expect
Cons: battery hatch is constructed poorly, buttons are sunk in and hard to press, battery life
I purchased this ring flash about 6 months ago. I was very excited to buy it. You can fire a secondary off camera flash to give a better depth to your photos and use it as a great fill flash, or use it "stand alone". Excellent for macro photography as you can adjust the strobes strength independently from each other, or just turn off one side if you wish. Overall, I don't go anywhere without it attached to my camera when shooting macro. If you are on the fence looking to purchase this flash...just do it.
14 of 15 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX
Nickname: Private-I
Location: LA, California
Used this product for: 6 to 12 months
Expertise Level: Professional or Expert
Product replacement: No

Fills the Spot

Overall Rating
5 out of 5
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Features
5 out of 5
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Performance
5 out of 5
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Price/Value
5 out of 5
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Quality
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Satisfaction
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:June 30, 2010
Pros: quiet, Good Exposure performance, Superior build quality, Fast recycling time
I am totally satisfied with the outstanding performance of this product for macro work and I only wish I could have been able to post some images.
34 of 34 people found this review helpful.
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