If you want the ultimate lighting solution for your macro and close up photography there is one flash that should be at the top of your list, and that is the twin macro flash. This macro light comprises two separate flash heads that are powerful and controllable, and that can be positioned to provide light from a variety of different angles. The macro twin light attaches to the end of the lens, like a ring flash does, so there are no issues with the lens casting a shadow over the subject when you’re up close to them. The macro twin light is the most versatile macro flash out there and, if you are serious about your macro photography and want to get the best macro and close up photos you can this is the flash you need to get.
Both Canon and Nikon sell a macro twin light, however these are eye wateringly expensive and you need very deep pockets to buy one. Up until recently the Canon or Nikon macro twin lights were the only choice however things have changed.
A few months back Yongnuo released their version of the macro twin light, the YN-24EX. The YN-24EX is based on the Canon MT-24EX, and it has all the same features and works in exactly the same way although the Yongnuo YN-24EX is more user friendly and intuitive than the Canon MT-24EX.
The Canon macro twin light is stronger, more robust and feels better quality than the Yongnuo YN-24EX but this is to be expected. I mean, Yongnuo had to cut corners somewhere to keep the price down, and they chose to use cheaper materials. Even though the YN-24EX isn’t as tough as the Canon MT-24EX it is still a strong and well made macro flash. I have owned my YN-24EX since it was released in the UK, which is several months ago now and it is still as good today as the day I took delivery.
Rather than rave on about how good the YN-24EX is in writing I thought it easier to put up a quick video review, as below:
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