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Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX

Review Date: Jan 27, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $450.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Versatile, Shadow free pictures, Excellent colors and exposure.

I am writing this review mostly because of some of the negative aspects that have been posted of this flash.
I bought my flash on Ebay and it came with a few extras. The one worth mentioning is the 58c adapter (Canon product #2365a001). It has the V-notch on the outside and a 58mm screw on the inside witch will screw right into your 58mm filter. Can't be used with filters problem solved.
A couple of weeks ago I purchased a 40D and today I was playing with my 100 macro and mr14. After turning on the modeling lamp I tried the AF-on button to see if the lamp would stay lit. well not only did it stay lit for the AF-on button but also for the shutter half way :-).
Now I'm not recommending everyone to go out and get a 40D just to keep your modeling lamp lit while focusing but I am glad to see that Canon has integrated this feature into (hopefully all) newer cameras.
Overall I am very impressed with this flash. I love the shadowless shots and particularly the natural colors.