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Canon MT-26EX-RT Macro Twin Lite

BH #CAMT26EX • MFR #2398C003
Canon MT-26EX-RT Macro Twin Lite
Key Features
  • 2.4 GHz Wireless Radio Transmission
  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Guide Number: 85.3' at ISO 100
  • Detachable Heads with 60° Rotation
Offering the flexibility of radio flash capabilities with a design for close-up shooting, the MT-26EX-RT Macro Twin Lite from Canon uses a a pair of flashes to evenly illuminate subjects when working with a macro lens. When both flash heads are simultaneously fired, a guide number of 85.3' at ISO 100 is possible, and extensive manual adjustment allows you to dial in settings down to 1/512 power. Both flash heads are detachable and, using the 2.4 GHz wireless triggering system, the heads can be easily positioned around the subject for more controlled and dynamic lighting configurations, including the ability to easily integrate other flashes into the setup.
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Canon MT-26EX-RT Overview

Offering the flexibility of radio flash capabilities with a design for close-up shooting, the MT-26EX-RT Macro Twin Lite from Canon uses a a pair of flashes to evenly illuminate subjects when working with a macro lens. When both flash heads are simultaneously fired, a guide number of 85.3' at ISO 100 is possible, and extensive manual adjustment allows you to dial in settings down to 1/512 power. Both flash heads are detachable and, using the 2.4 GHz wireless triggering system, the heads can be easily positioned around the subject for more controlled and dynamic lighting configurations, including the ability to easily integrate other flashes into the setup.

When attached to the lens, the heads can be rotated up to 60° horizontally and 45° vertically and each includes a removable diffuser for further adjustment over light quality. Additionally, an illuminated dot-matrix LCD screen lets you make adjustments to the flash in both bright- and low-light situations, its updated white LED focus assist lamps aids in achieving accurate focus on close-up subjects, and the recycling time with 4 AA batteries is from 0.1-5.5 seconds.

Lens Compatibility
  • EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM
  • EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
  • EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
  • MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo
  • EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
  • EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM with separate Macrolite Adapter 67
  • EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM with separate Macrolite Adapter 72C
UPC: 013803296648

Canon MT-26EX-RT Specs

Key Specs
Guide Number
85.3' / 26 m at ISO 100
Recycle Time
Approx. 0.1 to 5.5 Seconds
Exposure Control
Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
Wireless Operation
Radio
Up to 32.8' / 10 m (Master)
Optical Pulse
Up to 32.8' / 10 m (Master)
Internal Power
4 x AA
Lens Compatibility
Proprietary Filter Threads
52mm/58mm/67mm/72mm Filter Threads (via Optional Adapter Ring)
Flash
Guide Number
85.3' / 26 m at ISO 100
Flash Duration
1/1300 to 1/67000 Second
Recycle Time
Approx. 0.1 to 5.5 Seconds
Exposure Control
Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
Power Range
1/1 to 1/512
Wireless
Wireless Operation
Radio
Up to 32.8' / 10 m (Master)
Optical Pulse
Up to 32.8' / 10 m (Master)
Wireless Channels
15
Wireless Groups
5
Power
Internal Power
4 x AA
General
Mount
Shoe Mount
Lens Compatibility
Proprietary Filter Threads
52mm/58mm/67mm/72mm Filter Threads (via Optional Adapter Ring)
Display
LCD
Off-Camera Terminal
No
Dimensions (W x H x D)
2.7 x 4.4 x 3.5" / 69.5 x 112.5 x 90.0 mm (Controller)
9.1 x 3.6 x 1.9" / 232.2 x 91.1 x 49.1 mm (Ring)
Weight
1.25 lb / 570 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.53 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.3 x 7.3 x 6"

Canon MT-26EX-RT Reviews

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question

I would like to use this on a 70-200 f2.8L lens. Will it fit??
Asked by: WILMA O.
YES, Technically you could buy a 77-72 step down ring and purchase the 72c adapter. In that use case you may have a small amount of vignetting to deal with.
Answered by: Kristopher
Date published: 2020-08-11

question

Regarding the Canon MT-26EX-RT Macro Twin Lite, since this unit is RT, can the heads be detached from their cords and placed on goosenecks?
Asked by: John
The heads can be detached from the bracket, but to use them they must remain connected to the cords. You can't control them wirelessly, though the unit that sits in the hot shoe can control other RT flashes.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2022-02-27

question

From looking at the manual for the MT-26EX-RT, the unit can control other flash units (not just the included heads). Could this unit substitute for the ST-E3-RT in non-macro situations where the macro flash heads arent connected?
Asked by: Philip
This can be a substitute ST-E3-RT. It is a wireless master.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2020-09-02

Is this flash made in Japan?

Is this flash made in Japan?
Asked by: Steve
I just received this flash from BandH and it says "MADE IN JAPAN" on it.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2019-11-06

Will this be compatible with the Canon R5?

Will this be compatible with the Canon R5?
Asked by: Didier
Yes, its compatible with any EOS camera.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-09-02

I have a Canon MT-24 ex macro twin flash. It ...

I have a Canon MT-24 ex macro twin flash. It clips on my current 58 mm EF- 100 mm macro lens. Will this adapter fit the new RF 100 macro L lens? Will my old 24-ex macro flash still clip onto the end of the new 100 mm RF lens?
Asked by: Barry
As the Canon RF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM Lens has 67mm front filter threads, not 58mm front filter threads, you would need to purchase the Canon 67 Macrolite Adapter, B&H # CAMLA67, in order to mount the Canon MT-26EX-RT Macro Twin Lite onto the Canon RF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM Lens.
Answered by: Manzell L
Date published: 2022-11-26

I want to be able to control these flashes from ...

I want to be able to control these flashes from an external signal. Does this unit have a PC port?
Asked by: Marisano
No, the following unit does not feature a pc terminal Please review the following in order to do so but TTL will not be enabled Vello HSA-PVU Hot Shoe Adapter with Safe Voltage Conversion https://bhpho.to/3zUMjYc
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2021-10-01

Will this work with a Venus Optics Laowa 25mm ...

Will this work with a Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x Ultra on a Canon 5D Mark IV, or does it only attach by thread?
Asked by: Dan
Unfortunately Canon MT-26EX-RT Macro Twin Lite only attaches via a filter thread in the lens. Since that lens does not have filter threads it won't work. This Venus Optics KX-800 Flexible Macro Twin Flash is a good option that does not attach via filter thread on the lens. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1165604-REG/venus_optics_kx_800_flexible_macro_twin.html
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2023-05-08
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