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Nissin MF18 Macro Ring Flash for Nikon

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Nissin MF18 Macro Ring Flash for Nikon
Key Features
  • Guide Number 52.5' / 16 m
  • i-TTL for Nikon Cameras
  • Supports HSS to 1/8000 Second
  • Fine Macro Mode for Precise Control
The Nissin MF18 Macro Ring 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. The MF18 is high-speed sync (HSS) capable to 1/8000 second when shooting in TTL or Manual mode (1/1 to 1/64). HSS gives you the freedom to shoot with larger apertures when a shallow depth of field is desired, even when shooting in bright sunlight. 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. Specially constructed for the MF18, additional adapter rings can be purchased separately for lens sizes 49, 52, 55, 58, 62,67, 72, 77, and 82mm.
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Nissin MF18 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Brand Compatibility
  • 3High-Speed Sync
  • 4Fine Macro Mode
  • 5Flash Tube Design
  • 6Wireless TTL
  • 7Firmware Upgrades
  • 8Color Display
  • 9Modeling Lamp
  • 10Nissin Compatibility

The Nissin MF18 Macro Ring 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. The MF18 is high-speed sync (HSS) capable to 1/8000 second when shooting in TTL or Manual mode (1/1 to 1/64). HSS gives you the freedom to shoot with larger apertures when a shallow depth of field is desired, even when shooting in bright sunlight. 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. Specially constructed for the MF18, additional adapter rings can be purchased separately for lens sizes 49, 52, 55, 58, 62,67, 72, 77, and 82mm.

Brand Compatibility

Ringlight flash specifically designed for use with Nikon cameras with i-TTL capabilities.

High-Speed Sync

The MF18 is high-speed sync (HSS) capable to 1/8000 second when shooting in TTL or Manual mode (1/1 to 1/64). HSS gives you the freedom to shoot with larger apertures when a shallow depth of field is desired, even when shooting in bright sunlight. With a guide number of 16 (meters) the MF18 is also powerful enough to give you the freedom to stop down your lens and shoot with smaller apertures when a greater depth of field is required, even when shooting with

Fine Macro Mode

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.

Flash Tube Design

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

Wireless TTL and multi-function remote control system allow this flash to control slave groups with +/- 3 stops EV compensation.

Firmware Upgrades

Firmware upgrades available through USB service terminal.

Color Display

Color display features an easily navigable menu that automatically rotates depending on the camera's orientation.

Modeling Lamp

Modeling LED lamp works in conjunction with power ratio control feature to help better preview your lighting.

Nissin Compatibility

Compatible with separately available Nissin PS 8 Ni-MH Battery Pack for Nikon Camera.
UPC: 855747005159

Nissin MF18 Specs

Flash
Guide Number52.5' / 16 m at ISO 100 (50 mm Position)
Angle of Coverage80°
Color Temperature5600K
Flash Duration1/700 to 1/300 Second at Full Power
Recycle TimeApprox. 0.1 to 5.5 Seconds
Exposure ControlNikon i-TTL
Power Range1/1 to 1/1024
Secondary IlluminationModeling Light
Power
Internal Power4 x AA
External Power Pack CompatibleYes
General
MountShoe Mount (Controller), Lens Mount (Flash)
Lens Compatibility52mm/58mm/62mm/67mm/72mm/77mm Filter Threads (via Included Adapter Ring)
49mm/55mm/82mm Filter Threads (via Optional Adapter Ring)
DisplayYes
Off-Camera TerminalPC
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.5 x 2.6 x 3.2" / 11.5 x 6.5 x 8.2 cm (Controller)
4.7 x 5.3 x 1.6" / 12.0 x 13.4 x 4.1 cm (Ring)
Weight15.7 oz / 445.1 g (without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.4 x 6.4 x 5.7"
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doe it work on Nikon D750 and D810?

doe it work on Nikon D750 and D810?
Asked by: Simon
Hi Simon, Yes, the Nissin MF18 is compatible with the Nikon D750 and D810. We are the Nissin Digital distributor in the U.S. Please use the link below to visit our website and use our compatibility search tool if you have any other camera compatibility questions. https://nissindigital.us/pages/camera-compatibility-chart Best Regards,
Answered by: Expo Support
Date published: 2021-11-29

Does it work whit the nikon d3500 and AF-S VR ...

Does it work whit the nikon d3500 and AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED - Nikon?
Asked by: MARGARITA
I don't have a D3500 but it works with D7500, D750, D780 and D850 with the AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G IF-ED lens. I think it would work according to their ada it is supposed to work with all Nikons. Nikonos I don't know.
Answered by: Arlon
Date published: 2021-09-02

How long is the warranty on this?

How long is the warranty on this?
Asked by: Andrew
The manufacturer's warranty is two years from date of purchase on all Nissin Flashes.
Answered by: Expo Support
Date published: 2019-09-30

What is the power - in w/s - of this flash?

What is the power - in w/s - of this flash?
Asked by: Craig
The Nissin MF18 Macro Ring Flash is a great flash for macro photography. It is a powerful TTL flash with GN16 (82 Ws) at full power, and offers Manual power control from 1/1 to 1/1024. The flash tubes can be controlled independently in Manual mode, or you can set an A:B ratio when using TTL. The MF18 also features 4 LED lights (2 on each side of the ring) that can be quickly toggled on/off by pressing the "Set" button for 2 seconds. If you have any other questions please contact us directly by sending your email to [email protected] Best Regards, Answered by Expo Support Representative Nov 30, 2020
Answered by: DANIEL G
Date published: 2021-11-01

Is this compatible with the Nikon D500?

Is this compatible with the Nikon D500?
Asked by: Norman
Yes I believe so. I don't have a D500 but can use it on D7500, D750, D780 and D850.
Answered by: Arlon
Date published: 2021-06-11

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How does this unit attach to a macro lens. Other companies with similar product spring load onto a retaining ring. Is this the same with this product?
Asked by: Anonymous
To attach the Nissin MF18 Macro Flash for Nikon to a lens, you attach an appropriately sized adapter ring to the front thread of the lens, and attach the flash head to the adapter. There are then four mounting tabs on the inside of the flash head that you need to press down into the grooves of the adapter ring.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2021-11-15

Does the Nissan MF 18 work with the Nikon D500?

Does the Nissan MF 18 work with the Nikon D500?
Asked by: Norman
Yes. The Nissin MF18 Macro Ring Flash for Nikon works with the Nikon D500.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2021-06-10

Any one use this with a Nikon D5600 and a Sigma ...

Any one use this with a Nikon D5600 and a Sigma 105 macro lens?
Asked by: Sean
Not familiar with the D5600, but I think it will if the 5600 supports TTl flash which I think it does. Also an assortment of attachment rings comes with the flash by which it can be attached to the lens.
Answered by: Arlon
Date published: 2021-07-22
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