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The Canon MT-26EX-RT Twin-Lite Flash delivers versatile lighting for close-up shooting making it perfect for macro images of insects and bugs, jewellery product shots and other up-close subjects. With twin rotatable flash heads that can be removed for better positioning, the macro flash system offers an incredible amount of control over your macro lighting setup.

Guide Number of 26m at ISO 100

With both flashes in use, the macro twin light has a maximum guide number of 26m at ISO 100 making it more than capable of delivering powerful lighting for your shoot. Each head is individually adjustable from full power down to 1/512 power, which allows you to extensively control your lighting to capture natural looking images with a 3-dimensional feel.

Detachable and Rotatable Flash Heads

Each flash head can be rotated 60° horizontally, as well as 45° vertically to provide flash positioning that suits your subject and shooting environment. The heads can also be easily detached for creative lighting setups that give you the flexibility to experiment with your flash photography.

Supports E-TTL, E-TTL II and Wireless Triggering

The macro flash is compatible with Canons E-TTL and E-TTL II flash systems to allow for accurate automatic flash exposure. With an updated 2.4GHz wireless system the flash can be used as a master unit to control up to 5 groups or up to 15 flash units for more advanced multi lighting setups.

Multiple Colour LCD Panel with Adjustable Brightness

Flash settings can be adjusted easily with a dot-matrix LCD panel that shows flash mode, flash compensation and other information. The display has 5 brightness settings and a choice of green or orange backlight illumination to make it easier to see your settings in low-light shooting situations.

Intuitive Controls with Metal Foot Mount

Featuring an advanced control system, the MT 26EX RT boasts an improved selection dial, as well as backlit function, mode and test flash buttons. The metal mount foot sports a new locking pin and a one-touch lock release button for quick mounting that protects the electrical contacts from dust.

Included Macro Flash Diffusers

In addition to the power adjustment each head can be combined with an included diffuser that softens the flash to reduce shadows and create a more flattering light. The flash can automatically detect when the diffusers are attached and compensate for any loss of power.

Recycle Time of 0.1-5.5 Seconds

Powered by 4x AA Alkaline or Ni-MH batteries the Macro Flash can recycle in approximately 5 seconds when fired at full power or as fast as 0.1 seconds at lower power settings. This improved recharge time means you can shoot more often and capture even more opportunities.

Compatible with Canon Macro Lenses

The Twin Lite is designed to be used in combination with the Canon EF & EF-S Macro lenses with a 52mm filter thread. The flash can also be used with the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM and EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM lenses with an optional Macro Lite Adapter step-down ring.

Improved Focus Assist Lamps

A pair of high-luminance LED focusing lamps improve the autofocus ability of your camera in dark studio or location situations and can be used as a modelling light to ensure the correct lighting positioning. Brightness can be adjusted in 5 steps and time can be set between 20-60 seconds.

Supports High-speed Sync

The Canon Macro Twin Light MT 26EX RT can capture fast moving subjects with support for high-speed flash sync, this means you can eliminate motion blur for sharper shots with shutter speeds as fast as 1/8000 sec.




E-TTL II/E-TTL autoflash, Twin flash for close-distance photography


Guide Number

Both-sides firing: 85.3/26


Single-side firing: 65.3/19.9


(ISO 100, in feet/meters)


Flash output for quick flash is approx. 1/2 to 1/6 of full output (depending on the charge status).


Flash Duration

Flash Output

Firing Duration (Approx., sec.)


1/1 (Full)





























Flash Control System

8:1 - 1:1 - 1:8; 1/2-stop increments


Exposure Control Modes

1. Both-sides firing


2. Single-side firing


Custom Functions

8 Custom Functions




Power Source

Four size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries


Size-AA/HR6 Ni-MH batteries also usable.


External Power Source

Compact Battery Pack CP-E4N


Compact Battery Pack CP-E3 or CP-E4 can also be used.


Dimensions (W x H x D)

Flash head unit (including mount ring): Approx. 232.2 x 91.1 x 49.1mm


Control unit: Approx 69.5 x 112.5 x 90.0mm



Approx. 570g

Includes flash unit and control unit, excluding batteries.

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

Canon Macro Twin-Lite MT-26EX-RT Flash

Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

5 year Australian warranty

from Canon Australia

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* Dispatch timeframes are indications only and may vary for multiple quantities. Timeframes are updated regularly during normal business hours.