The MT-26EX-RT features Macro Twin Lights with moveable flash tubes, which can be positioned at five degree intervals around the lens. They can be rotated upwards or downwards, plus pivoted inwards or outwards, depending on the lighting requirements of the shot. The MT-26EX-RT also comprises high-brightness white LED focus lamps, which allows the camera to easily focus on objects and gauge how lighting impacts the shot prior to it being taken. The combined guide number for both tubes has been increased over the MT-24EX to 26/78 (ISO 100 in meters/feet).
The flash unit is supplied with new clip-on diffusers for each flash head, which soften the light from the flash. It also features a 5.5 second flash recharge time, or as fast as 2.5 seconds using the optional CP-E4N compact battery pack. A flash indicator is displayed on the LCD panel showing charge progress.
Radio Wireless Master functionality has been added to the MT-26EX-RT allowing it to control other Speedlite flash units wirelessly. Up to 15 units in five groups can be controlled to provide more light or to illuminate the background to create better separation between the subject and the background. The MT-26EX-RT can also control the exposure of remote Speedlite units via several different methods. Full auto exposure control can be metered by the camera through radio control using E-TTL. The power settings of each flash can also be set manually to ensure the output is controllable and consistent. Each flash unit can also have different exposure control methods, such as a blend of manual and E-TTL, for further flexibility and control.
MT-26EX-RT key features
· Powerful and flexible twin flash unit with fast recycling
· High-brightness white LEDs for easy focusing in low-light
· Optical and Radio Wireless function to control other Speedlites
· Creative lighting and custom functions for tailored illumination
Pricing and availability
The MT-26EX-RT is available from November 2017 with an SRP of £1,079.99/€1,299.99.
Read the full press release and specification for the Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT flash