Japanese strobe manufacturer Nissin have announced development of a new flagship “industry standard setting” radio master speedlight, with ultra-high heat resistance.
The new strobe will be the successor to the original Nissin MG8000 Extreme speedlite. Which use a high spec quartz flash tube, and vented flash head design, to allow the strobe to basically run continuously without slowing recycle time for heat protection.
The original MG8000 were unfortunately released without any radio capability, and around the time Canon released their first 600EX-RT speedlite with 2.4GHz radio built-in, taking most of the attention.
Though Nissin won’t be making that mistake again, as the next generation MG strobe will be equipped with the 2.4Ghz Nissin Air System radio, for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, and Micro Four Thirds cameras.
Could Nissin steal the prize?
Its no secret a number of Chinese companies have been forging ahead in off camera TTL flash systems.
Though the master flashes have been an ongoing weak point, and this can unfortunately be a deal breaker (for the complete system) for many wedding and event photographers.
Nissin have been slower to move into radio, though not only are they catching up quickly, they may now be putting together a formidable alternative system which addresses the requirements many people have still been searching for.
While a large selection of lights is always nice to have, a functional master speedlite, transmitter unit, and a conveniently designed 360Ws cordless strobe, are the main priorities in a nicely integrated system most wedding and event photographers are currently looking for.
Although Nissin may not quite have that larger strobe yet, its clear something is coming sooner or later. As the new Air 10s transmitter provides a remote modelling light control, which otherwise has no function with their current speedlites.
Full details of the new MG ultra-high heat resistance speedlite, including product specification, availability, and pricing, are expected to be released in Jun 2017.
Nissin – Press Release
Nissin – Website.