Nissin is developing another ultra-heatproof flash

Nissin is developing a 2.4GHz 'industry standard' MG-series flash with extreme heat resistance.

Nissin MG series logo

Nissin, the Japanese flash manufacturer, has revealed plans to develop a new “ultra-high heat resistance strobe” with a “specially designed quartz tube”. According to the company, the upcoming “durable” flash will “mark the new industry standard”.

The new MG-series unit is set to replace the heavy-duty Nissin MG8000 Extreme flash (pictured), which was discontinued in 2015. That unit was designed with special components and improved heat-dissipation so it could be fired continuously at high power for longer than a conventional speedlight.

Nissin MG8000 Extreme

Nissin expects to outfit the new durable flash with a 2.4GHz Nissin Air System (NAS) radio module, so it can be triggered and controlled remotely. Like the existing NAS flashes and radios, versions will be available for Fujifilm, Sony, Micro Four Thirds, Canon and Nikon cameras.

More information, including technical specifications, a release date and pricing should be announced in June 2017. Visit the Nissin Digital web site for more details.

The older Nissin MG8000 Extreme, though no longer manufactured, is still in stock at Adorama, B&H Photo and on eBay for around $400–550. You can also read our Nissin MG8000 review.

David Selby
Based in the West Midlands, UK, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a statistics PhD student.
  • linzdoctor

    Wish they would up date the MF-18 ring flash too for Sony, Fuji ect…

  • dinoSnake

    If Nissin is listening:

    With the advent of Nissin’s Air System (NAS), we really don’t need yet another hotshoe strobe flash.

    What we NOW need is a 160ws or better bare-bulb, portable (battery pack-powered) “semi” studio flash that is fully NAS compatible.

    The 2 biggest players in the field are Quantum and, now, Godox / Flashpoint / et al. If Nissin gets in the bare-bulb act they will have, besides Godox et al., the only bare-bulb flash that is not only part of a system (the hotshoe flashes can be controlled by the same triggers) but also have the ONLY TTL bare-bulb flash for m43 and Fuji.


    • Guest

      You may get your wish if you read the specs for air 10s there is a note “*5 “8 groups” and “modeling light” are functions prepared for Nissin products to be released in the future.
      It does not correspond to the current model.” Sounds promising.