2013 promises to be another year of significant numbers of new product announcements. Kicking us off is one for Nissin.

Many will know of my passion for flash use in any form – portable or studio – and just how fundamental it is to many types of photography.

And while I do not know the Nissin brand well, this Canon and Nikon dedicated unit promises something those shooting rapid back to back sequences may well wish to look into.

So here are the official details of the Nissin MG8000 Extreme Flash Gun:


Official Press Release

Release Date: Thursday January 3, 2013

Nissin MG8000 Extreme Flash Gun now available

Kenro has announced the UK launch of the widely-anticipated Nissin MG8000 Extreme Flash Gun in both Canon and Nikon fit.

This new addition to the Nissin range features the world’s highest “Machine Gun” strobe and is now available through selected Kenro stockists which can easily be located by visiting their website – www.kenro.co.uk

The MG8000 sparked mass interest amongst the industry when shown for the first time at Focus-on-Imaging in March 2012 due to its unique quartz-based flash tube which ensures the unit remains cool, even in extreme-use conditions. When tested, the Nissin MG8000 can produce over 1000 full flashes without any fear of overheating. As the MG 8000 keeps its cool under pressure it can maintain its guide number meaning no more underexposed images caused by over-heating.

The new unit boasts an impressive recycle time of just three seconds for the first 200 shots, and then five to seven seconds for subsequent frames.

Features of the Nissin MG8000 Extreme:

Optional external diffuser included
Guide number: 60 (ISO100/105mm)
Colour swivelling LCD screen
A variety of modes – TTL, Manual / Av, Multi flash (strobe)
Full support for wireless TTL mode (Master / Remote), support systems, digital and analogue flares.
Additional front flare
Supports high-speed synchronization and modification routines flash via USB port
Metal shoe
Recycles in 3 seconds for the first 200 shots, and then takes 5-7 seconds to recycle after that.
Weight: 400g
Compatible with E-TTL, E-TTL II (Canon) and i-TTL (Nikon) and PS-300 battery pack

Kenro managing director Paul Kench commented: “There has been a lot of excitement surrounding the MG8000 due to its full list of innovative features. This new addition to Nissin’s acclaimed range of flash guns is sure to be very popular with photographers who are looking for a flash that suits their fast action style of shooting.”

The Nissin MG8000 Extreme Flash gun has a guide price of £545.40 and is available now.

To find out where to buy the Nissin MG8000 Extreme Flash Gun, visit www.kenro.co.uk or call Kenro’s head office on 01793 615836.

End (03/01/13).