After the demise of my Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Flash, I needed an alternative flash set-up for the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens. While twin flash is not always necessary for this high-magnification lens, I wanted to see how practical using two wireless 270 EXII flashes would be.
(In the photographs the MP-E 65mm is fully extended for 5x magnification, and the diffusers have been removed for clarity)
On the left side of the camera is a Custom Brackets CB Digital-SB bracket with a 7″ articulated arm. It holds a 270EX II, as well as a LED spotlight, which has the battery strapped to the bracket grip. On the right side is an 11″ articulated arm with the second 270EX II. Both will be triggered wirelessly by the 90EX Speedlite, which is not shown. The articulated arms make this set-up very adaptable, much more so than the old MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite. The first test shots leave me very pleased! More on this rig and diffusion, later.