Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT Review (Photography Blog)

Canon MT-26EX-RT Macro Twin Lite

Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT at a glance:

  • 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
  • Manual Power Control from 1/1 to 1/512
  • LED Focusing Lamps
  • Recycle Time: 0.1-5.5 Seconds
  • High-Speed Sync Support
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
  • Removable Diffusers Included

Photography Blog posted their review of the Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT flash, a specialised piece of gear that isn’t really inexpensive.

From their conclusion:

The Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT is by no means a cheap piece of equipment, but it is intended as specialist kit for professional photographers who specifically need this kind of approach to flash photography.

While it’s true that you can use standard flashguns for macro work, the flexibility here to not only get close to your subject, but to position the two smaller lights in different locations means that you can illuminate your close-subjects exactly how you want them.

Particularly appealing to product photographers, the Macro Twin Lite MT-26 EX RT also has good uses for those who like to photograph flowers or small insects – the fact that the flash has a quick recharge time is particularly useful for quickly capturing subjects that are prone to move between frames. Read the review.

Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon (worldwide)

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO review (highest quality and exciting creative possibilities, ePhotozine)

Canon TS-E 90mm F/2.8L MACRO

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/45
  • One Ultra-Low Dispersion Element
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Air Sphere Coating
  • Maximum Tilt: +/- 10°
  • Maximum Shift: +/- 12mm
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.3′
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.5x

ePhotozine posted their full review of the new Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO. The TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO is a highly specialised lens that’s not for everyone (and not for everyone’s budget, it’s $2,199).

From ePhotozine’s conclusion:

Some lenses gel straight away, others grow on us and this one grows on us very quickly as the new possibilities of mixing a 90mm lens with macro and tilt and shift start to fire the imagination.

This is a specialised optic that would be delightful to own, but at the price level will probably be for professional photographers with particular applications clear in their minds. It will be a workhorse and it will earn money.

In the general marketplace it is expensive, but if it’s affordable then it will not disappoint. Canon are to be congratulated for producing such a wide range of specialist tilt/shift lenses that break new ground and push back the boundaries of creativity. Read the review…

This is another masterpiece by Canon, though this lens will be bought mostly by professionals who need this very kind of specialised lens. ePhotozine gave the Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO a score of 4.5/5.

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USAAmazon

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO Review (a superb lens, Photography Blog)

Canon TS-E 90mm F/2.8L MACRO

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/45
  • One Ultra-Low Dispersion Element
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Air Sphere Coating
  • Maximum Tilt: +/- 10°
  • Maximum Shift: +/- 12mm
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.3′
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.5x

Photography Blog posted their full review of the new Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO lens.

From their conclusion:

The Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 L Macro Lens is a specialist lens, with a high asking price which probably excludes most ordinary enthusiasts from buying it. It does however make for an excellent option for rental, especially if you’re not sure if you want one – or if you have the patience to learn how to properly use it. Some of the more creative effects it produces can be a bit gimmicky, so again, renting it makes sense to see if you think you will get much use out of the effects.

Canon has produced a superb lens here, with excellent sharpness, high image quality and fantastic build quality. It is a more than worthy replacement for the older 90mm tilt shift lens, considering it now has “L” series designation and macro capability. Just like other tilt shift lenses, you pay a premium to own it, but for those who need one, you’re unlikely to be disappointed. Read the review…

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USAAmazon

Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO review (Photography Blog)

Canon TS-E 50mm F/2.8L

Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Two Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Air Sphere and Subwavelength Coatings
  • Maximum Tilt: +/- 8.5°
  • Maximum Shift: +/- 12mm
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 10.6″
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.5x

Photography Blog posted their full review of the new Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO lens.

From the conclusion:

Although it takes some time to get used to using a tilt-shift lens, once you do, the rewards are high. Being able to control precise areas of focus, whether for creative effect or for fine-tuning product shots, is a dream. Be prepared to put in the effort to learn exactly how to use a lens like this if you’ve never used a tilt-shift before, while those who are more experienced are likely to have more luck straight out of the box.

Sharpness is excellent […]

Overall, the Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro Lens is a very impressive performer. Having the macro ability, as well as the L series designation makes it a fantastic improvement on the previous TS-E 45mm f/2.8 tilt shift lens, but you do of course pay a premium for it. Read the review…

Photography Blog’s sample photos shot with the Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO are here.

Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro world-wide:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO sample photos (Photography Blog)

Canon TS-E 50mm F/2.8L

Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Two Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Air Sphere and Subwavelength Coatings
  • Maximum Tilt: +/- 8.5°
  • Maximum Shift: +/- 12mm
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 10.6″
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.5x

Photography Blog posted a set of sample images shot with the Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro (on an EOS 6D Mark II). Original files (JPG and raw) are available for download and for your pixel peeping pleasure.