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Nissin MF18 Macro Flash for Canon

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Product Highlights
  • Guide Number 52.5' / 16 m
  • E-TTL and E-TTL II for Canon 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 Canon is a ringlight flash, specifically designed for use with Canon cameras with E-TTL and E-TTL II 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 Canon cameras with E-TTL and E-TTL II 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 Canon
  • 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 Canon
     
    4.4

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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          • Photo enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
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        5.0

        Great macro flash

        By George

        from Bradenton fl

        Comments about Nissin MF18 Macro Flash for Canon:

        Works very well..easy to use. Easy to use controls. Well built. Be aware of your lens size as not all size adapters are included.

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        4.0

        Long wait - good product

        By Macro Rick

        from St. Louis, MO

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nissin MF18 Macro Flash for Canon:

            .........The product works as stated. The LED focusing lights work very well and were a key feature that I needed for extreme macro work. The menus are good although not entirely intuitive. The unit is shipped with numerous, well-made adapter rings for mounting the device on the lens. The right and left sides of the strobe are adjustable for creative effects. I am very pleased with this purchase ............

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            4.0

            Not Only For Macro

            By Radek

            from Kenya

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Recycling
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Nissin MF18 Macro Flash for Canon:

              Finally! Someone is making ring flash that fits also professional lenses with big filter diameter, like 77mm.
              I actually use ring flashes for portrait photography as a source of fill in light. Until now my problem was that available ring flashes (Canon, Sigma or Vivitar) could only be used with lenses of up to 58 mm diameter thread. I wanted to use it mounted on Canon L lenses like 24-105 or 70-200. Eventually I found this Nissin and got it immediatelly.
              Yesterday I was using it for the first time during beauty pageant and here is what I found.
              Its solidly and aesthetically built. Looks better than Sigma. Love the simple and very easy to understand and use menu. Displayed is small but colourfull and it rotates depending on which position speed light is. No matter if you shoot in portrait or landscape mode you can always easily read what display says.
              Really love the ease of use. If I will ever need to buy another speedlight I will probably go for Nissin because of that. I owe Sigma ring flash for years and often had to navigate the menu back and forth to find what I was actually looking for. On my first use of this Nissin I was able to adjust whatever I needed within a few seconds, even though I never read a manual! You don't need manual to figure out everything you need to know to use it properly. Actually it is not even provided by manufacturer, only quick guide, but I think we cut enough forest anyway.
              It is definitelly strong enough to be used as your main speedlight for the events. Since the source of the light is all around the lens, all parts of the picture are equally exposed, something that never happenes when you use traditional speedlight with burner that sits on top of the camera. With this kind of flash however, you use direct light, it can't be bounced off the ceiling. That causes very strong "red eye" effect which requires post editing. Actually You can take the burner off the lens and pointed it towards the wall or ceiling but that's not how this kind of flash supposed to be used.
              Why only 4 stars? Because I noticed white vignetting on some pictures. You have to make sure burners are in away from the center position when you use it for portraits on 77mm lenses. Even then sometimes corners are white-ish. I still have to figure out when it happenes. I assume it might have something to do with used apreture or/and lens optical length. I wish it could be even bigger actually, fit 82mm thread lenses. Maybe then there would not be vignetting on 77mm thread lens. However then it probably wouldn't be a macro flash anymore.

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              4.0

              Good option

              By Small things

              from NYC, NY

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nissin MF18 Macro Flash for Canon:

                  I used to have a sigma flash and I' much happier with this one!
                  It tells you when you are running out of batteries and that's important because with the sigma I never new until my pictures where getting dark! Slightly cheaper than canon, but I can't compare with canon as I have never used one.

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                  4.0

                  Really impressed

                  By chelo

                  from Cayey, PR

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Close Up Macro

                  Comments about Nissin MF18 Macro Flash for Canon:

                  It has significantly enhances the way my close up photography results. Lots of control over the light output. Very nice case for storage. Heavy not what toy would use to walk around for long

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                  5.0

                  Works great

                  By Westy

                  from Paris, OH

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Intuitive

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Close-ups
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Nissin MF18 Macro Flash for Canon:

                  I was surprised at just how easy it is to get good exposure using this flash. I was hoping that the flash functions would be accessible through the menu on my 5D3. They are not. The good news is that the menu on the LCD of the flash is intuitive to use and faster than the camera menu. Moreover, I do not have to carry the instruction manual around in my pocket in order to use it even though it has the full range of adjustments needed on macro flashes. Hopefully, this is the last macro flash I will need to buy because of the USB update capability.

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                  4.0

                  good, versatile ring flash

                  By Manhattan Shooter

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro and portraits

                    Comments about Nissin MF18 Macro Flash for Canon:

                    I had some reservations about buying an off-brand ring flash, but the Nissin is serving me well so far. The function keys are intuitive and it comes with all the adapter rings needed for a wide range of lens diameters, which the Canon equivalent does not. Also, it's large enough to accommodate the Canon 24-70 L, which is a great macro lens, but at 77mm, the Canon ring flash won't fit on it.

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                    5.0

                    Easy to Control and Use

                    By John

                    from Shelton, CT

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nissin MF18 Macro Flash for Canon:

                      The controls on the falsh are easy to understand and use right out of the box. Works great with 430EX as slave with Canon 100M 2.8L. It is bulky but as a special use flash, you would expect that.

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