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Godox MF12 Macro Flash

BH #GOMF12 • MFR #MF12
Godox MF12 Macro Flash
Key Features
  • Wireless Slave TTL Flash for Close-Ups
  • Guide Number: 16'
  • Power Ratio: 1/128 - 1/1
  • Recycling Time: 0.01 to 1.7 Seconds
Designed for close-up photography, the MF12 Macro Flash from Godox makes macro photography easy. This flash head enables you to shoot beautiful and sharp photos of small subjects such as plants, animals, and insects at an extremely close distance. The MF12 can be mounted on the included flash stand and features an adjustable head for quick positioning. For added versatility, the flash can be mounted directly to a lens via an optional adapter, which lets you mount up to six MF12 flash heads. As an off-camera TTL flash, the MF12 can work with the Godox XPro, X1, X2, and other wireless flash triggers that are compatible with main brand cameras such as Nikon, Sony, Canon, FUJIFILM, Olympus, and Panasonic.
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Godox MF12 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 22.4 GHz Wireless Control
  • 3Compact Design
  • 4Rechargeable High-Performance Battery
  • 5Color Effects and Color Temperature Adjustment Set

Designed for close-up photography, the MF12 Macro Flash from Godox makes macro photography easy. This flash head enables you to shoot beautiful and sharp photos of small subjects such as plants, animals, and insects at an extremely close distance. The MF12 can be mounted on the included flash stand and features an adjustable head for quick positioning. For added versatility, the flash can be mounted directly to a lens via an optional adapter, which lets you mount up to six MF12 flash heads. As an off-camera TTL flash, the MF12 can work with the Godox XPro, X1, X2, and other wireless flash triggers that are compatible with main brand cameras such as Nikon, Sony, Canon, FUJIFILM, Olympus, and Panasonic.

2.4 GHz Wireless Control
2.4 GHz wireless technology enables long-distance transmission, adding more flexibility to your shooting. Additionally, 5 groups with 32 channels each help to prevent interference and disturbance when several wireless systems are working close to each other.
Compact Design
The MF12 Macro Flash is optimized for close-up photography due to its compact design and unique ability to be mounted directly to a lens via an optional adapter or placed around the subject with the included flash stand. Also, its size and wireless capabilities make it a good option for general photography as well.
Rechargeable High-Performance Battery
The powerful built-in lithium battery supports approximately 500 full-power flashes with a 0.01 to 1.7 second recycling time. The battery is also easily rechargeable through an included USB Type-C cable.
Color Effects and Color Temperature Adjustment Set
Included with the MF12 Macro Flash are the MF-11C Color Effects and MF-11T Color Temperature Adjustment Sets. The Color Effects Set contains an assortment of colored gel filters to expand your creative capabilities. Meanwhile, the Color Temperature Adjustment Set contains an assortment of gel filters to adjust the color temperature of the flash head. This allows you to match the color temperature of the ambient light wherever you are shooting.

Godox MF12 Specs

Flash
Guide Number16' / 4.9 m
Flash Duration1/1200 to 1/34000 Second
Recycle TimeApprox. 0.01 to 1.7 Seconds
Exposure ControlTTL via Separate Commander, Manual
Power Range1/1 to 1/128
Secondary IlluminationModeling Light
Wireless
Wireless OperationRadio (TTL/Manual)
Up to 98.4' / 30 m (Slave)
Wireless Channels32
Wireless Groups5
Power
Internal Power1 x Built-In Rechargeable (500 Full-Power Flashes)
External Power Pack CompatibleNo
General
MountLens Mount
Lens Compatibility49mm/52mm/55mm/58mm/62mm/67mm/72mm/77mm Filter Threads
DisplayNone
Off-Camera TerminalNone
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.2 x 3.0 x 2.5" / 81.0 x 76.5 x 64.3 mm
Weight5.1 oz / 144 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.915 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.9 x 4.8 x 4.1"

Godox MF12 Reviews

Really good

By Ron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-13

Works and performs as advertised. I would recommend it for macro photography. But over priced

Great system: light weight & powerful

By Bob
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-03

At the recommendation of other macro photographers, I bought this kit. It's very well designed and built. It's so lightweight that I can continue to shoot handheld for long periods of time. The flash units recharge over USB-C and hold a charge for a very long time. They're so powerful that I use them on Manual mode and dial their power way back.

Great piece of kit

By Aaron
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-29

Solid construction and super versatile design. Weak point is the metal mounting ring to the plastic lighting mount, which sometimes slips causing the plastic ring to rotate. I found a sweet spot where it fits kore snugly, but maybe something they can fix for a future design.

5 Start of the box and after day 2

By Adam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-23

Let me preface the review by stating I hate the Nikon R1C1 system because the flashes always had problems and it grossly overpriced. My Bolt VM-160 ringlight served me well but I was never happy with the quality of light but for the price, as I said, it served me well. This MF12 system is a macro dream. The flashes are rechargable which I didn't think would be good but can easily handle 300-500 shots which is a standard macro outing. I can't praise this system enough. It is the best I've used yet.

nice set up.

By Peter
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-02

read the above entry.

Flash heads to not fall!!

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-31

What a ridiculous thing someone complained about. That person didn't have the mounting ring on tightly if the flash heads caused a rotation due to gravity. I've never had this happen. Flash heads are good for hundreds of shots at 1/8 power before needing a recharge. The kit is great in that it comes with a case and colored gels. Great kit! Highly recommend!

Love all my Godox stuff

By Roy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-07

Added this as a third head to the macro kit. Replaced my Nikon R1 kit so I can use this with either my Nikon or Sony equipment with the R2 transmitters. Works just as well as the 3x more expensive Nikon version.

Great for creative problem solving!

By ryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-07

These little usb chargable flashes are in my huge location lighting kit. I use them for complex environmental portraits and shooting rooms or other indoor environments in specific cases. Specifically they come in most handy when i want to throw a tiny amount of light onto something in a scene but there is no other way to get a light stand or strobe in that spot. They can be hidden within the scene and can put little pockets of light hard to light spots. My favorite use is inside lamp shades with a 1/2 or full CTO gel. When i am using my own flashes to light an environment and i want a lamp to still appear as if it is "turned on" I can just tape one of these inside the lamp shade. The little stem also has a 1/4 20 socket on the bottom so you can screw them onto lightstands, or studs or clamps as well if you want. Haven't used them a single time for close up macro work but they are a great little tool to keep in your bag for creative problem solving.

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Does it have high speed sync?

Does it have high speed sync?
Asked by: Allan
The MF-12 does NOT support HSS even when the trigger is configured for HSS - at least not with Nikon gear. I did several exhaustive tests. When HSS is enabled on the trigger it will cause certain non-HSS speed lights to fire - such is the case with the Godox TT600. This does not work with the MF-12. It will trigger the flash using the test button, but thats not the functionality needed.
Answered by: Lou
Date published: 2022-08-19

What transmitters will it work with?

What transmitters will it work with?
Asked by: Eric
Would the Flashpoint R2 transmitter work with it?
Answered by: Estefany Esperanza
Date published: 2021-09-16

Is this compatible with EOS 7D mark ii on-board ...

Is this compatible with EOS 7D mark ii on-board wireless flash controller?
Asked by: Michael
The, Godox MF12 Macro Flash off camera only has a Godox radio system. It will work with a Canon 7D II. But you will need one of these, https://bhpho.to/3sliDRR .
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2021-08-17

Does it require a specific transmitter?

Does it require a specific transmitter?
Asked by: Eric
You can use a XPro, X1 or X2 transmitter.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2021-08-15

Any details on flash duration at 1/128 and 1/64 ...

Any details on flash duration at 1/128 and 1/64 power settings?
Asked by: Jose
According to Godox, the flash duration ranges from 1/1200 of a sec to 1/34,000 of a sec.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-03-21

Does the Godox MF12 come with a modifier?

Does the Godox MF12 come with a modifier?
Asked by: George
The Godox MF12 Macro Flash comes with the MF-11C Color Effects Set and the Color Filter Holder.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2022-05-03

Will it be possible to use it in TTL mode on a ...

Will it be possible to use it in TTL mode on a Pentax camera?
Asked by: Richard
This flash is part of a macro ring flash set from Godox. The flashes do not directly sit in the hot shoe. They connect to a ring that goes on the end of the lens. Because of this you need a wireless transmitter to control them. This is the Godox transmitter for Pentax: https://bhpho.to/2UcWit9 It will allow TTL.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2021-08-13

What is the output of the modeling light?

What is the output of the modeling light?
Asked by: William
Unfortunately, Godox does not have specifications for the MF12's modeling light output. Based on their specifications page (here: https://bit.ly/2UqvZjg) it only shows a 1-10 output level, but nothing else. Please contact Godox directly for more specific technical data.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-08-16
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