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Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite

B&H # CAMR14EXII MFR # 9389B002
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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Twin-Tube Design & 12 Custom Functions
  • Guide Number: 45.9' at ISO 100
  • Coverage: 80° Vertical & Horizontal
  • LED Focusing Lamps
  • Wireless Master TTL Functionality
  • Recycle Time: 0.1-5.5 Seconds
  • High-Speed & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
  • Attaches to Select Canon Macro Lenses
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You Pay: $549.00

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The MR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite Flash from Canon is designed for use with Canon macro lenses for close-up photography. With a guide number 34' at ISO 100 per side, its twin tube design allows each flash tube to fire independently, or simultaneously to provide a combined guide number of 46' at ISO 100. White LED focusing lamps and two types of modeling lights allow for accurate previewing of the light's effect.

An illuminated dot-matrix LCD screen lets you make adjustments to the flash in both bright- and low-light situations. The MR-14EX II has 12 custom functions, and supports wireless E-TTL when linked with one or more Speedlite 600EX-RT flashes. The ring flash can be powered by 4x AA batteries or an optional CP-E4 battery pack.

This unit is compatible with the Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro, EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, and MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo lenses. If using the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens, the separate Macrolite Adapter 67 is required; if using the EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM lens, the separate Macrolite Adapter 72C is required.

Type Flash
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 45.93' (14 m) ISO100 
Effective Range 16.40' / 5 m (f/ 2.8 @ ISO 100)
8.86' / 2.7 m (f/ 2.8 @ ISO 100)
Modeling Light Yes
Angle of Coverage 80° Horizontal
80° Vertical
Vari-Power Manual: 1/1 - 1/128
TTL Dedication Yes
Recycle Time Approximately 0.1 - 5.5 seconds
Flash-ready Indicator Yes
Filter Thread 67mm
Display Yes, (backlit)
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Lithium, NiCad, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Ring Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.1 x 4.4 x 1.0" / 129.6 x 112.1 x 25.3 mm
Power Unit Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.7 x 4.7 x 2.8" / 69.6 x 118.8 x 71.4 mm
Weight 1.00 lb / 455 g excluding batteries
Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite
  • Lens Cap
  • Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    CanonMR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite
     
    4.5

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Durable (4)
    • Great picture quality (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family photos (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Much better than the older model

      I have used the previous ring flash extensively and this flash is a very welcome upgrade. It uses much brighter LED lights for the pilot (focussing) lights - the previous model's lights were...Read complete review

      I have used the previous ring flash extensively and this flash is a very welcome upgrade. It uses much brighter LED lights for the pilot (focussing) lights - the previous model's lights were pretty much useless. Also, the new flash recycles much faster. My only complaint is that it does not have weather sealing.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      a bit tragic. MP-E 6mm + Ring lite = :/

      this thing is causing me some grief.. It certainly works well and improves photos...so whats the issue?I have a MP-E65mm Macro lens and three nice Hoya filters (58mm) and i...Read complete review

      this thing is causing me some grief.. It certainly works well and improves photos...so whats the issue?I have a MP-E65mm Macro lens and three nice Hoya filters (58mm) and i can use NONE of them with the ring lite. The ring lite wont attatch if a filter is on the lens. you can take off the filter and put the flash on but then you lens is unprotected... so they put threads on the ring lite (67mm) so now i could go spend more money on a polarized filter and a uv filter at 67 mm for the ring lite but THATS NOT A GREAT SOLUTION BECAUSE...if you attatch a filter to the ring lite, once you are finished shootin and put the flash away, the 67mm filter is covered on the front by an included Canon E-67 II 67mm Lens Cap HOWEVER the back side of the filter is totaly exposed and thus collecting dust.If you want to bring a dust-puff blower thingy and dust of your filter everytime you use the flash be my guest but its just lame and unprofessinal of canon to make you have to do that to keep from getting dust on the inside of a filter that faces your raw lens glass!!now thats not all. i also have the lens hood for the macro lens. i can use that with the flash but it also negates the possibility of using a filter anywhere!!! when installed on the lens it protrudes past the threads on the ring light where a 67mm filter could go thus illiminating the possibility of use. so basicaly DONT BUY ANY NICE FILTERS FOR THE MP-E65MM macro lens OR THE LENS HOOD like i did and waste $ cause they arent compatible with the MR-14 II ring lite.the closest thing to a solution is to use a cheap filter on the MP-E 65mm for protection while the flash isnt on. and have a 67mm filter or two that goes on the Ring lite that you have to blow dust off of EVERY TIME you use it cause its not protected from the back.a bit tragic considering how excellent the unit would be if i allowed me to protect my lens properly!!!

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      5.0

      Fantastic Ring Light

      By Greg J

      from San Antonio

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite:

      I shoot multiple off-camera radio controlled Speedlites in a variety of ways, but never really delved into macro lighting. This Ring Light is amazing and makes it so easy to shoot great hand-held macro at 1:1. It changes the game and allows for hand-held macro shooting with great ease using ETTL flash. Just set the camera aperture to f/22 or f/25, speed at 1/200 (max sync) and ISO 1000. That gives you the movement freezing result at a decent DOF. No need for a tripod which is always difficult with macro outdoor shooting. It darkens the ambient background light and creates amazing perfectly lit results at 1:1 macro if you have a good macro lens. Macro shooting is always low light shooting because of the tiny apertures and fast speeds required. This ring lite has amazing results, all using simple TTL. I just wish it had the radio signal capabilities of the 600 Speedlites.

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      4.0

      doesn't fit all lenses

      By Angel4924

      from Malone, NY

      Comments about Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite:

      I have not used this much yet since it doesn't fit all of my lenses.... but I'm still hopeful it will work for what I need it to.

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      4.0

      Great flash, but could be a bit better.

      By Kermode73

      from San Juan, PR

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Close ups
        • Family Photos
        • Macro Photography
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite:

        Great flash. Good even for portraits. You MUST, however, get all the Canon adapter rings. You WILL need them. I feel Canon should have made to diameter of the basic flash ring a bit bigger so that the flash could be used with a larger array of lenses. Typical Canon strategy to limit you on how to use the equipment.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would by this product again

        By Julia

        from Los Angeles

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite:

        Intraoral pictures in a dental office

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        5.0

        Convenient for flowers and insects

        By Jack

        from Lincoln, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos

        Comments about Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite:

        I love to shoot flowers, especially with insects involved. This allows me to do that and get a good depth of field, but also a quick flash stops the movements of the insects. I am getting very nice results.
        It is a bit heavy on my Canon 5D Mark III.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great

        By pjcd

        from Smithtown, NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite:

          This is a versatile flash. mostly used for macro photography but works well for informal portraits, I was surprised how light the unit is, I was very pleased with the flash. I recommend that all three of the adapter rings be purchased if you plan on using the flash for more then macro photography.

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          • No

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          (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          a bit tragic. MP-E 6mm + Ring lite = :/

          By Potion Pro

          from Santa Fe, NM

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Light

          Cons

          • Bad Physical Design

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite:

            this thing is causing me some grief.. It certainly works well and improves photos...so whats the issue?I have a MP-E65mm Macro lens and three nice Hoya filters (58mm) and i can use NONE of them with the ring lite. The ring lite wont attatch if a filter is on the lens. you can take off the filter and put the flash on but then you lens is unprotected... so they put threads on the ring lite (67mm) so now i could go spend more money on a polarized filter and a uv filter at 67 mm for the ring lite but THATS NOT A GREAT SOLUTION BECAUSE...if you attatch a filter to the ring lite, once you are finished shootin and put the flash away, the 67mm filter is covered on the front by an included Canon E-67 II 67mm Lens Cap HOWEVER the back side of the filter is totaly exposed and thus collecting dust.If you want to bring a dust-puff blower thingy and dust of your filter everytime you use the flash be my guest but its just lame and unprofessinal of canon to make you have to do that to keep from getting dust on the inside of a filter that faces your raw lens glass!!now thats not all. i also have the lens hood for the macro lens. i can use that with the flash but it also negates the possibility of using a filter anywhere!!! when installed on the lens it protrudes past the threads on the ring light where a 67mm filter could go thus illiminating the possibility of use. so basicaly DONT BUY ANY NICE FILTERS FOR THE MP-E65MM macro lens OR THE LENS HOOD like i did and waste $ cause they arent compatible with the MR-14 II ring lite.the closest thing to a solution is to use a cheap filter on the MP-E 65mm for protection while the flash isnt on. and have a 67mm filter or two that goes on the Ring lite that you have to blow dust off of EVERY TIME you use it cause its not protected from the back.a bit tragic considering how excellent the unit would be if i allowed me to protect my lens properly!!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great Flash

            By Agustin Zuniga

            from Illinois

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite:

              Use this flash for my Macro lens, the quality is great and jus love it.

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              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would buy this product again and again

              By Alberto Giovani Caixeta

              from Luziania,Goiás,Brazil

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Great Picture Quality

              Cons

              • Poor Image Quality

              Best Uses

              • For Professional Work

              Comments about Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite:

              I use for photographs of teeth. great to see textures and shapes

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              • No

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              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Much better than the older model

              By pwnell

              from Surrey, BC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro

                Comments about Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite:

                I have used the previous ring flash extensively and this flash is a very welcome upgrade. It uses much brighter LED lights for the pilot (focussing) lights - the previous model's lights were pretty much useless. Also, the new flash recycles much faster. My only complaint is that it does not have weather sealing.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                Batteries & Power

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                Required item: Batteries are not included, and are required to power your flash.

                Varta - High-Energy 1.5V AA LR6 Alkaline Battery (4-Pack)
                • You Pay: $2.99
                 
                Watson - 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)
                • You Pay: $17.95
                 

                Adapter Rings

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                Canon - 52C Macrolite Adapter
                • You Pay: $13.75
                 

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                • You Pay: $69.95
                 
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