The Nissin MF18 Macro Ring Flash

February 28, 2012

By RF Staff


The Nissin Group recently introduced the MF18 Macro
Ring Flash at the 2012 PMA annual convention in Las Vegas. The new flash 
includes an expandable flash head, macro lens mount adaptors, and a guide
 number of 16 at ISO 100. Among its other features are two flash tubes, 
side-to-side lighting ratio controls, four LED modeling lamps and six 
operation modes—Auto, TTL, Wireless, Manual, Fine Marco and Settings. The 
MF18 supports Canon E-TTL and Nikon iTTL systems as well as adjustable power 
ratios from 1/1 down to 1/1024 power in the Fine Macro mode. The basic package includes lens mount adaptors of 52, 58, 62, 67, 72 and 77mm, with
 optional adaptors available for 49, 55 and 82mm lenses. The Nissin MF18 is firmware upgradeable via the built-in USB port and can also be used with the optional Nissin PS300 power pack for faster recycling times and longer battery life. Powered by four AA
 alkaline/Ni-MH/lithium batteries, the MF18 retails for $439. (MINOX USA distributes Nissin flashes in the United States.)