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 $400รขโ‚ฌโ€œ550. You can also read our Nissin MG8000 review.

David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.