NISSIN – New EXTREME Master Flash Coming



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.


  1. Joel 4 years ago

    Never used the system but their commander unit does look better/easier than the Godox X1-t.

    • Ryan Lindsey 4 years ago

      As someone who recently left the YN-560TX and YN-622N-TX for the X1T, yeah, that was a bit of a step backwards.

      I also haven’t ever owned a transmitter with a simple locking switch. I understand the appeal of being able to lock a flash to a cold shoe with no pin, but screwing a transmitter down every time is annoying.

  2. MRomine 4 years ago

    This looks really intriguing. The envelop continues to be pushed.

  3. fotobese 4 years ago

    This is good.
    I heard good from nissin.

  4. Photographer-at-Large 4 years ago

    Admin, love your concept for 360Ws unit with modeling light. Wish some manufacturer would offer 360Ws ringflash with LED modeling.

    • Alberto 4 years ago

      Doesn’t Godox already have that.

  5. Ricardo Gomez 4 years ago

    Definitely one of the best transmitters I’ve seen. You’re right about a ‘complete’ system and the biggest reason why I’ve resisted from investing too much in one company until that happens.

    Unfortunately, I just saw on their website that the Sony version, which is being released first, is delayed until July 2017. Meaning Canon/Nikon will be released August/September and MFT/Fuji October/November. Hopefully, I’m very wrong about the timeline. In a good way.

  6. jim 4 years ago

    will these work with the YN 622c transmitters

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Jim,

      They definitely won’t work directly with a YN-622C transmitter alone.

      If you mounted the flash on a YN-622C as receiver as well, that may possibly work, though we will have to wait and see how compatible they actually are.

  7. Steven Nguyen 4 years ago

    I’m wondering how is it comparing to Phottix Mitros + system on Sony Mirrorless

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Steven,

      I don’t know if you own a Mitros+ at all, though their heat protection and subsequent recycle times have been their main weak point from the beginning. So in that regard it shouldn’t be much of a competition.

      Both pretty larger strobes on a small camera though (maybe the A9 is a little more in proportion).

  8. Paul 4 years ago

    That looks like a well designed strobe and the trigger looks great. I wonder if they will come up with a lithium ion battery as the GODOX V860II has…THAT is as important to me as the remote (I don’t want to go back to AA batteries for speed lights — spoiled by the GODOX.

    I love to see these companies pushing the development in this area.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 years ago

      Hi Paul,

      I’m not sure about that. The thing is the not everyone is happy with the V860II recycle speed either. The Nissin flash can recycle under a second with an external battery pack, where the V860II have slowed to closer to 2 seconds now (from 1.5 for the original V860).

      That’s likely due to trying to help preserve the flash tube, and heat protection etc, though ideally the flashes really need to have a lithium-ion battery, and an external battery pack port option as well.

      (Unless they can possibly reduce recycle times with just the Li-ion battery and heat resistant head).

  9. Dale 3 years ago

    Wish we had some updates on this front. June 2017 has come and gone without a word 🙁

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Dale,

      Nissin appear to be having some delays. The Air 10 transmitter has not materialized yet either, and Nissin did post a notice that has been postponed.

      I don’t know if its just those products they want to release together. The most intriguing thing is the transmitter has modelling light control, so hopefully a small cordless studio light is coming some time soon as well.

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