Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite Flash Announced

Canon has expanded its EOS system with a new Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II flash. Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite Flash is designed for use with a Macro lens for close-up photography and compatible with Canon’s complete range of EOS digital SLR cameras.

The unit’s two separate flash tubes can be controlled independently. In addition, an improved body design includes a new one-touch lock lever, making it quick and simple to attach the flash to your camera.

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.

Canon’s new Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Light can be pre-ordered for $549 at Adorama.

Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite Flash Announced


Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite Flash Specifications

Type Ring Lite, twin circular flash tubes, and separate Controller Unit
Guide Number 34.4 ft./10.5m at ISO 100 )
Flash Control System Control in E-TTL Mode: FP Sync, FE lock, Flash +/- compensation, Flash Exposure Bracketing
Control in Manual Mode: Flash +/- compensation
Ratio Control in Manual: L:R tubes (A:B); 8:1 – 1:1 – 1:8 in 1/2-stop increments
Setting Method: LCD panel on Controller Unit (illuminated)
Custom Functions Twelve (in addition to any on camera), set on flash LCD; three Personal Functions
Power Source 4 AA batteries in Controller (Alkaline, NiCd, Lithium and Ni-MH type AAs are OK)
External Power Source Compact Battery Pack CP-E4