Nissin MF18 Macro Flash for Canon E-TTL/E-TTL II Systems

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About Nissin MF18

The Nissin Macro Flash MF18 for Canon E-TTL/E-TTL II Systems incorporates a high level of creativity and professional features and an impressive high power Guide Number of 16m (100 ISO). The flash head extends in diameter and will fit lenses from 49 to 82mm with mount adaptors. The round flash tube and LED modeling lamps give even lighting. Power ratio can be adjusted down to 1/1024 in the Fine Macro mode.

Nissin MF18 Features

  • Unique Fine Macro mode: Revolutionary Fine Macro technology stabilizes the precise fine light control from 1/128 to 1/1024 in 1/6 Ev steps fine turning to achieve the accuracy of microscope. While in Manual mode, the power ratio can be adjusted from full power to 1/64 in 1/3 Ev steps
  • Tube flash design: Tube flash design is applied to achieve uniform light effect. Light power ratio control can be adjusted independently according to the light conditions
  • Expansion flash head: The ring head can adapt the lens from 49 to 82mm. Expanding the ring head to eliminate the problem of vignetting and hidden corners during macro photography
  • Wireless TTL with multi-function remote control system: The MF18 can be used as master flash to control slave group A and C with ± 3.0Ev compensation setting. Perfectly assorts with Canon flashes to create more lighting effects
  • Modeling LED: LED focus lamp with light power ratio control makes it easy to focus on the shooting subject. The brightness reflects flash power ratio setting of left and right, the effect can be previewed
  • Color and Auto Rotate Display: The Color Display will automatically follow camera angle in different position and six icons interface gives user friendly operation and representing different menus - Auto, TTL, Wireless TTL (Master), Fine Macro, Manual and Customer Setting
  • My TTL Setting: TTL exposure level is accurately calibrated for standard balance in accordance with Nissin's standard. If any adjustment is however required, or if you like to set your own preferable level, it can be adjust for about ±3Ev by every 1/3 step
  • Quick Loading Battery Magazine: The MF18 has convenient battery magazine provides all four AA-size batteries slot in the same direction, so that the batteries can be correctly inserted without fail even in the poor light condition
  • External Service Box: The MF18 supports Nissin Power Pack PS 300, X-terminal socket for flash synchronization and provides USB port to update the latest firmware
  • Rear curtain sync and High speed shutter: In Rear curtain sync., the flash fires just before the rear curtain closed. By using this function at slow shutter speed, a moving subject will appear with such moving marks behind. High speed sync. is recommended for daylight flash photography
  • Adapter rings: MF18 can adapt the lens from 49 to 82mm

Nissin MF18 Specifications

Usable camera
Canon digital camera
Guide Number
GN.16 (ISO100)
Focal length Coverage
80 x 80 Deg.
Power source
4 x AA battery
Recycle time
0.1-5.5 sec. (Alkaline, NiMH)
Number of Flashes
Flash Power Control System
Full Auto mode: E-TTL, E-TTL II
Fine Macro mode: 1/128-1/1024, 1/6 Ev steps
Manual mode: Full-1/64, 1/3 Ev steps
Rear curtain sync
High speed sync
Yes (available in TTL mode only)
Ev Compensation on flash
-0.3 to +3.0, 1/3Ev steps
My TTL setting
-0.3 to +3.0, 1/3Ev steps
LED modeling lamps
4 units
Color temperature
5600K at full power flash
Flash Duration
1/700 seconds at full power (When A and B tube flash together)
1/300 seconds at full power flash (When A or B tube flash individually)
1/700-1/30,000 seconds (When A and B tube flash together)
Wireless Remote flash
Wireless TTL: Master, 4 Channels, 3 Groups (A, B and C)
Mode: TTL / Manual, TTL flash ratio is adjustable
Slave flash: Digital Slave / Film Slave
Energy Saving
Auto power Off, 10, 15, 30, 45, 60 mins
Stand-by mode 30 sec.
Display off (Display screen switch off)
Operation Control mode
Color Display (Auto Rotation)
Firmware Update Terminal
X terminal
External power pack socket
Nissin Power Pack PS300 / Canon CP-E4 / Nikon SD-8A, SD-9
Adapter Rings
Suitable for lens from 49 to 82 mm
Main body: 115 x 65 x 85mm (4.5 x 2.6 x 3.3 inch)
Ring flash: 120 x 134 x 41mm (4.7 x 5.3 x 1.6 inch)
Without Battery: 446 g / 15.73 oz
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