Nissin have officially released the MG10, a 165Ws compact cordless handgrip mount TTL and HSS enabled flash, with 2.4GHz NAS (Nissin Air System) radio built inside.
The MG10 cleverly reinvent the classic potato masher style strobe, now including many new features to suit the world of modern digital photography, and fast paced on and off camera flash lighting.
Teamed with a Nissin Air 10s radio commander mounted on the camera hotshoe, the MG10 provide on and off camera, Remote Manual, TTL and HSS, in an open cross platform environment, for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, M4/3, and now even Leica camera systems.
To make the most of the respectable 165Ws output, the MG10 are equipped with a 24-200mm, auto and manual motorized zoom head.
And provide fast 1.5 second recycle times when using on-board Lithium-ion batteries, combined with an optional PS8 external battery pack (2.8s without external pack).
Featuring dual quartz flash tubes, and a vented and fan cooled head, the the MG10 are also designed to fire harder for longer (in the tradition of previous Nissin Extreme flashes).
The flash head is even equipped with convenient built-in 8 watt LED modelling lights. And with the fresnel zoom cover removed the flash tube provide a semi bar bulb style light output.
A compact ball head with umbrella mount is even supplied for off camera use on the go.
NISSIN MG10 FEATURES
- Power – 165Ws
- GN 80m @200mm (ISO 100)
- GN 28m – Zoom Cover Removed
- Flash Modes – TTL / M / Multi
- HSS to 1/8000th
- FEC / FEB – 1/3rd Increments (±3 Stops)
- FEL (Flash Exposure Lock)
- Manual Flash – 1/256 – 1/1 Output (1/3rd Increments)
- NAS 2.4GHz Radio System
- Canon, Nikon, Sony, M4/3, Fuji, Leica, Radio Receiver Modes
- Range – 100m +
- Groups – 8 (4 Advanced – Mixed TTL & M) (4 Basic – TTL or M)
- 8 Channels
- Flash Duration – 1/167s – 1/10,000s
- Color Temperature – ?
- Power – 2 x 26650 Li-ion Batteries (4000mAh or Higher)
- Or 8 x AA Rechargeable Batteries
- Approx 500 Full Power Flashes With 5000mAh Li-on / 200 With AA 2200mAh
- 2.8 Sec Recycle With 2 x Li-ion Batteries
- 3.5 Sec With 8 x AA Rechargeable Batteries
- 1.5 Sec With PS8 + 2 x Li-ion Batteries
- Head Tilt 90 / -7 Degrees, Swivel 180 Degrees Left & Right
- 24mm – 200mm Motorized Outer Zoom
- 18mm Wide Angle Diffuser
- Fan Cooled Head
- 8 Watt LED Modelling Light
- External HV Battery Port – (Sony Socket)
- PC Sync Port
- Micro SD Card Slot For Firmware Upgrades
- Dimensions – 210 x 145 x 80mm (HxDxW)
- Weight – 975g (Without Batteries)
NEW FEATURES ENABLED WITH THE MG10
- 8 Group Control (4 Advanced, 4 Basic)
- Advanced Group Control (Mixed TTL & Manual)
- Open Mode (Pair Multiple Air 10s With Same Flashes)
- 1/3 EV Step Intervals and 1/256 Low Power Level
- TTL Memory Function
- Remote Flash Head Auto Zoom Function
- Modeling Light Remote Control
- Update firmware via Micro SD/SDHC card
- Remote Camera Shutter Release Button
For on-camera use the MG10 flash can be mounted on either side of the camera via the supplied reversible magnesium L bracket.
The MG10 then also provide their own convenient built-in wireless shutter release button on the flash handle.
The magnesium L bracket allows for simple height adjustment of the flash.
As well as releasing the flash quickly for impromptu off camera use.
The MG10 feature an interesting dual quartz flash tube design. And a vented and fan cooled head, which allows the flash to fire for longer periods without reaching heat protection limits.
And with the fresnel zoom cover removed the MG10 provide a semi bar bulb style light output. Also exposing the 8 Watt LED modelling lights for maximum output.
The 24 – 200mm motorized fresnel zoom also features a unique patented magnetic contact design.
This allows for manual or auto zoom control (to follow the camera lens), as well as easy removal of the zoom cover completely from the flash head.
An 18mm wide angle diffuser and gel filter holders are also supplied with the MG10.
To power the flash the MG10 are supplied with 2 internal battery cartridge options, which slide inside the base of the flashes handgrip.
Either 2 standard 26650 Lithium-ion batteries (4000mAh or higher), or 8 regular AA rechargeable batteries can be used. With approx 2.8 and 3.5 second full power recycle times respectively.
To speed things up further, an external HV battery port allows power packs like Nissin’s PS8 to be connected as well (Sony type socket used). Bringing recycle times down to 1.5 seconds (also using Li-ion batteries in the flash).
So there are conveniently no proprietary batteries used in the flash itself, only standard 26650 Lithium-ion, or AA rechargeable cells. The 26650 providing around 500 full power shots (5000mAh).
The 2.4GHz Nissin Air 10s Commander will be available in Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, M4/3, and even a Leica version (directly branded and sold by Leica).
And the MG10 flash provides a new “Open” mode, which now allows a number of Air 10s Commanders to be linked to the same set of off camera flashes.
The Nissan Air System (NAS) is also a cross platform system, allowing a Commander dedicated to one camera brand to fire and control Nissin Air remote flashes dedicated to other camera brands, still providing full TTL and HSS etc.
The MG10 also utalizes a number of other features of the Air 10s Commanders for the first time, including control of 8 flash groups (4 Advanced: Mixed TTL & M, and 4 Basic: TTL or M only), and remote modelling light power control.
There is also a TTL Memory Function provided (Hybrid TTL).
NISSIN MG10 SPECS
|Compatibility||via Nissin NAS Commander to support
Canon , Nikon , Sony , Fujifilm , Micro Four Thirds System.
(at ISO 100, in meters)
|with zoom cover : GN80@200mm / GN47.5@35mm ;
without zoom cover : GN28 / 165Ws
|Flash tubes||Dual Quartz flash tubes|
|Zoom coverage||24mm~200mm motorize outer zoom,
18mm with diffuser
|Power source||2x 26650 Li-ion batteries (4000mAh or higher) or
8xAA rechargeable batteries
* All batteries are not included
|Recycling time||2.8sec with 2x Li-ion Batteries /
3.5sec with 8xAA rechargeable batteries /
1.5sec with PS8+2x Li-ion batteries
|Number of Full flashes||Approx. 200 times with 8x AA 2200mAh rechargeable batteries /
Approx. 500 times with 2x Li-ion 5000mAh batteries
|Control and communication||by Nissin Air 10s for fully function|
|Setting||Channel setting, Group setting, Open mode on/off, Power switch|
|Wireless mode||2.4GHz with Nissin NAS system|
|Exposure Compensation||Set by Nissin commander|
|Bounce position||-7 ~ 90 degree Vertical, +/- 180 degree Horizontal|
|Manual mode power ratio||1/256- 1/1 with 1/3 steps controlled by Nissin Air 10s|
|Mode (*)||TTL, M, 1st/2st curtain sync, HSS high-speed sync (up to 1/8000 sec.), Slow shutter sync, red-eye reduction|
|LED Modeling||8W LED,25steps Control by Air10s, approx. 4 hours operation with 5000mAh batteries, Overheat protected|
|External power pack socket||Yes , support PS 8 for Sony version|
|Shutter Release||shutter cable to camera or by NAS|
|Tripod mounting hole||¼” , 20UNC|
|Bracket Mount||Left or right hand mountable|
|Flash Tube Life||100,000 full flashes|
|Accessories||Flash case, AA battery magazine, Li-Ion battery magazine, ball head, filter holder and wide-angle diffuser|
|Weight||975g / 34.4oz (without batteries)|
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Nissin MG10 handgrip flash will be available from mid July 2018 from $599.99 for the flash kit alone.
Kits including Nissin Air 10s Commander for Canon, Nikon, and Sony also available mid July from $699.99, with Fuji and M4/3 to be available later in 2018 –
Nissin – Website