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Nissin MF18 Macro Flash for Nikon

B&H # NINDMF18N Mfr # NDMF18-N
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You Pay: $439.00

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Offer ends: JAN 31 '15
Price after rebate: $414.00
Product Highlights
  • Guide Number 52.5' / 16 m
  • i-TTL for Nikon Cameras
  • Fine Macro Mode for Precise Control
  • Modeling LED Lamp
  • Compatible with 49 to 82mm Lenses
  • External Power Pack Socket
  • USB Port for Firmware Updates
  • Full Nissin USA Warranty

The Nissin MF18 Macro Flash for Nikon is a ringlight flash, specifically designed for use with Nikon cameras with i-TTL capabilities. Featuring a Fine Macro mode, this flash provides highly precise light control from 1/128 to 1/1204 in 1/6 EV steps, to achieve the greatest accuracy. When used in manual mode, the flash can be adjusted in 1/3 EV steps from full power down to 1/64th power. The tube flash design is divided in half, allowing you to vary light output depending on the lighting conditions. This design also works in conjunction with the expansion flash head, permitting use of this flash on lenses ranging from 49mm to 82mm in diameter.

Ringlight flash specifically designed for use with Nikon cameras with i-TTL capabilities.
Fine Macro mode provides highly precise light control from 1/128 to 1/1024 in 1/6 EV steps to achieve the greatest accuracy. Variable power in manual mode is 1/1 - 1/64 minus 2/3 EV in in 1/3 EV steps.
Tube flash design works in conjunction with the expansion flash head, permitting use of this flash on lenses ranging from 49mm to 82mm in diameter.
Wireless TTL and multi-function remote control system allow this flash to control slave groups with +/- 3 stops EV compensation.
Firmware upgrades available through USB service terminal.
Color display features an easily navigable menu that automatically rotates depending on the camera's orientation.
Modeling LED lamp works in conjunction with power ratio control feature to help better preview your lighting.
Comes with full Nissin USA warranty
Type Flash
Guide No. 52.5' (16 m) ISO100 at 50 mm position
Modeling Light Yes
Angle of Coverage 80°
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/1024
Color Temperature 5600 K
TTL Dedication Yes
Off Camera Terminal PC
Recycle Time Approximately 0.1 - 5.5 seconds
Flash-ready Indicator Yes
Filter Thread 82mm
Side Wings No
LEDs Ring Light: 4
Charge Indicators Yes
Display Yes
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline Batteries
Maximum Lens Diameter 3.23" / 82 mm
Ring Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.7 x 5.3 x 1.6" / 12.0 x 13.4 x 4.1 cm
Power Unit Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.5 x 2.6 x 3.2" / 11.5 x 6.5 x 8.2 cm
Weight 15.7 oz / 445 g without batteries
Nissin MF18 Macro Flash for Nikon
  • Adapter Rings for 52, 58, 62, 67, 72, and 77mm Lenses
  • Leather Case
  • 2-Year USA Limited Warranty
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    NissinMF18 Macro Flash for Nikon
     
    5.0

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Great picture quality (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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        5.0

        Finally a ring flash that works well

        By Jeff L.

        from Columbus, Ohio

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nissin MF18 Macro Flash for Nikon:

          I have been taking close-up photos for years and have never found a flash that works well in all environments. The Nissin MF-18 Macro Flash works great with my Nikon D5300 and Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 105mm

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          5.0

          Best ring flash I have ever used!

          By Dr. J.

          from Kalispell, MT

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nissin MF18 Macro Flash for Nikon:

              I use this flash for dental close-up photography. Depth of field is key to getting good photos. With this flash I can take photos at F36-F40 on my Nikon 105mm macro and D7100 body. Sturdy construction and easy to use. Highly recommended!

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              5.0

              Awesome ring flash

              By Dan

              from Frisco

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Great Picture Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nissin MF18 Macro Flash for Nikon:

                  I used this ring flash for both macro and portrait. The power for macro is a bit strong while for portrait is a bit weak. However, GN16 is pretty powerful for portrait shots. I am extremely happy with this flash. I wish I could mount a hood or put on lens cap while the flash attached.

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                  5.0

                  MF18 - Excellent performance

                  By The Ancient One

                  from Lakewood, OH

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast Recycling
                  • Powerful Output
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • As A Master Flash
                  • General Use
                  • Industrial Use
                  • Macro Photography

                  Comments about Nissin MF18 Macro Flash for Nikon:

                  MF18 is used with a Nikon D7100 and a 40 mm Nikkor Micro lens. If D7100 is set to "auto" and the flash is set to "auto" you may get very underexposed results. However, with very minor setting changes, the results are stunning. Use it as a master flash to a Nikon SB-800 and a SB-910 with outstanding results. The MF18 comes with a series of lens adapters which cover all 6 of my lenses. The modeling LEDs could have a higher Lumen output but is acceptable. Have recommended the MF18 to my other colleagues.

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                  5.0

                  This Is an outstanding product.

                  By Walt-waltsphotography

                  from Coburg, Oregon

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast Recycling
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful Output
                  • Versatile
                  • Very Nicely Made Unit

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Nissin MF18 Macro Flash for Nikon:

                    First of all, I purchased this ring flash to be used on a nikon 200mm F/4 macro lens. I always wanted this lens and finally decided to add this lens to my nikon family of glass.
                    Now I have a new photographic assignment, that well require a ring light because I well be photographing artificial iris patients.
                    As soon as I received the ring flash it went right on the 200mm without any problem using the 58mm adaptor ring (included) with the nice case that holds all of the adaptor rings as well as the command and flash unit.
                    Simple to use and understand, and perfect exposures with a very small learning curve.
                    I well be using this flash for all kinds of macro opportunity to use it both inside the studio, and outside as weather permits.

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                    5.0

                    Best Macro Flash I have ever used.

                    By Vij

                    from Folso, CA USA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Nissin MF18 Macro Flash for Nikon:

                        It is quite useful for fast macro setup and controls are easy to use.

                        I especially like the ease of adjusting the area the flash covers.

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Happy Dental Staff

                        By Miguel Angel

                        from Lexington, South Carolina

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Great Picture Quality
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Nissin MF18 Macro Flash for Nikon:

                            We are an Orthodontic Practice. We use the Macro Flash for patient photos, before and after treatment. We do head shots and intra-oral photos. The Staff are very please with the quality of the pictures and the ease of use of the flash. We would highly recomend this product as of today.

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