Nissin mg8000 Extreme Digital Flash for Nikon - Quartz Tube for Over 1,000 Continuous Full Power Flashes without Overheating

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About Nissin mg8000

• The Nissin mg8000 Extreme flash, delivers all of the features of the highly successful 866 models, while solving a problem which affects the "overheating" issue which many of today's flashes have. With the advent of Digital photography and the ability to take 100's or even 1000's of images at an event, the strain put on a flash can be overwhelming causing them to overheat and shut down, or extend the recycle time to unacceptable times.

• Designed for the heavy user, where maximum flash output is required over a long period of time without overheating or shutting down. This flash produces more than 1000 continuous 1/1 full power flashes without overheating three times more than a traditional flash.

• The MG8000 is designed to support Canon E-TTL II and Nikon iTTL systems. Combined with an external Nissin Power Pack PS300, this new flash is blazing fast and maximizes performance. Because of the vented flash head the wide angle diffuser and bounce card will not be a part of this flash. Instead, it will ship with an add-on diffuser.

• Color and Auto Rotate Display bears simple and user friendly features of Nissin's design concept. The Color Display will automatically follow camera angle in different position and six icons interface gives user friendly operation and representing differentmenus Auto, TTL, Manual/Av, Multi, Wireless TTL (Master/Remote) and Customer Setting.

• Various Functions TTL, Manual/Av, Multi Flash
• TTL: Supporting Canon E-TTL/E-TTL II , Nikon i-TTL/i-TTL-BL. Flash light is automatically controlled by the camera but the flash exposure value can be compensated.

• Manual: Flash power can be adjusted manually at 22 levels, from full power to 1/128 power at every 1/3 stops. The appropriate distance to the subject is shownin the display in accordance with the aperture value set on the camera.

• Av priority: The flash light can be automatically controlled by the photo sensorbuilt-in the flash unit instead of TTL metering. The F. Stop can be set from F1.4~F16. The distance at the F-stop set on the flash and camera is shown in thedisplay.

• Multi Flash: The power ratio can be set from 1/8 to 1/128.

• The best solution for off camera flash technique The MG8000 Extreme Wireless TTL system support Canon/Nikon wireless TTL system.MG8000 Extreme can be used jointly with Canon and Nikon original flash as eitherMaster and Remote (Slave).

• The MG8000 Extreme also supports digital (pre-flash system) and analogue (film type camera's flash and/or studio flash under both of Manual and Av. priority mode. Multi-Flash: Repeating flash for multi-exposure image in one frame. The power ratio can be set from 1/8 to 1/128.

• Sub-Flash: The MG8000 Extreme provides an extra small flash (GN12) below the main flash. This small flash gives a fill-in light while bouncing the main flash. Bouncing the light may shadow the underside of face, and this fill-in flash brightens up the shadow. The power ratio of Sub-Flash can be set from 1/1 to 1/128.

• My TTLL: 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. ~ -3Ev. by every 1/3 step.

• Quick Loading Battery Magazine:
The MG8000 Extreme has battery magazine system same as Di866 Mark II and Di466. A 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: External Power Pack Socket: MG8000 Extreme supports Nissin Power Pack PS300.

• X terminal: MG8000 Extreme has X-terminal socket for flash synchronization. USB Service Port: MG8000 Extreme provides a 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.

Nissin mg8000 Features

  • Extreme High Heat Resistance: High heat resistance materials and quartz tube design reduce the heat effects significantly, emitting with full flash without overheating problems and achieving above 1000 times continuum.
  • Quartz Tube Design: Capture the important moments and reliably in the extreme case of high power andhigh frequency flash shooting, without concerns about overheating flash effects
  • Equipped with flash diffuser: For full frame digital SLR camera, you can greatly expand the flash illuminationangle and also weaken the shadow of the edge from direct flash lighting, suitable for portrait photography.
  • Perfect combination: High-performance MG8000 with Nissin Power Pack PS300 can speed up the recycle time, perfectly to achieve high power and frequency of flash photography.

Nissin mg8000 Specifications

Usable camera
Canon ETTL / ETTL II and Nikon iTTL system
Guide Number
(ISO100) : 60m, 198ft. (105mm), 40m, 132ft. (35mm)
Focal length Coverage
24~105mm (18mm with external wide angle diffuser)
Power source
4 x AA battery
Recycle time
0.1-5.5 sec. (Alkaline, NiMH)
Number of Flashes
150-1500 times *Depends on the mode using
Flash Duration
Manual mode 1/300 (Full Power) , TTL mode 1/300-1/30000 sec.
Energy Saving
Auto power off - Off, 10, 15, 30, 45, 60 mins
Stand-by mode - 30 sec.
Display off - Display screen switch off
Color temperature
Flash Power Control System
Full Auto E-TTL, E-TTL II (for Canon), i-TTL/i-TTL-BL (for Nikon), Ev compensation adjustment on camera
TTL E-TTL, E-TTL II (for Canon), i-TTL/i-TTL-BL (for Nikon), [Advanced] Ev compensation, Manual zoom, Sub-flash allowed
Wireless Remote flash Slave
Slave Digital Slave / Film Slave, [Advanced] Sub-Flash Allowed Wireless TTL Master / Remote, 4 Channels, 3 Groups (A, B, C), Modes: Off/ TTL/ Manual, TTL Flash Ratio Adjustable
My TTL setting
-0.3 - +3.0, 1/3Ev steps
Bounce Function
Upward 90 degree, Left 90 degree, Right 180 degree
Sub-flash: Manual Full
Manual Full - 1/128, 1Ev steps
FE/FV Lock
[FEL] OR [*] Button for Canon, [AE-L] OR [AF-L] for Nikon
Rear curtain sync
High speed sync
Red eye reduction mode for Nikon
Red eye reduction mode+Slow sync f/Nikon
AF assist light distance
Operation Control mode
Color Display (Auto Rotation)
Firmware Update Terminal
External power pack socket:
Nissin Power Pack PS-300, Canon original pack CP-E4, Nikon original pack SD-8A / SD-9
78(W) x 148(H) x 127(D) mm / 3.1(W) x 5.8(H) x 5(D) inches
416 gr. w/o battery
Design/specification subject to
change without prior notice
Mfr #

Nissin mg8000 Reviews

Reviewed by 3 customers


Flawed design


from Encino, CA

First of all I found out right away this flash is not compatible with the Nikon off camera cord. So I had to get one from Nissin. Very inconvinient to remeber which one to use if you use two cameras at the same time. Even Nissin cord is not without problems. It has a switch on it for on camera or external use so if it moved by accident you will be without the flash and wouln't know what is going on. Next I found out that in manual mode (which I use all the time) it can't operate faster than 1/32 in FP mode. IOW if camera is set for faster than the sync speed flash will operate at 1/32 or slower. This wastes battery life because ISO would have to be decreased otherwise speed over 1/320 on D800 can't be used. I had to buy the second battery magazine so it would last me all day of flash shooting with the external battery pack. Nikon SB910 lasts me all day on one set of batteries with external battery. And in manual mode in the bright sun it can't be used because of too much power at 1/32. This flash also does not come with the white card. They supply white dome instead. That means more wasted light if you you want light not to go high like with the white card extended not to mention if you use this flash on the forward bracket white dome will flare your short lens. I would not recommend this flash at all. Nikon SB910 can operate at any speed.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Interesting Product


from British Columbia  -  Pro Photographer

I use this flash as part of a lighting set illuminating indoor rodeo. I bought three to supplement the Nikon flashes I am currently using. I couldn't be more happy. The arena setting and kind of action taxes any strobe's abilities, but this product did the job flawlessly. Plenty of good light, no overheating and played very with the Nikon speed lights (SB600's & SB910). Menu system isn't bad - certainly a lot less confusing than the 910. Nothing is perfect ... Flash head doesn't have locking system. It should. I got a deal with my flash purchases - the lights came with the PS-300 battery pack. Very nice.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


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from Oswego IL  -  Pro Photographer

I was impressed with capabalities of this flash. But it stopped working after the 15th picture. Either Nissin needs to modify the electronics of MG8000, or perhaps I received a faulty sample.


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Questions about this item:

Michael F  Using the diffuser on the Nissin mg8000, are the results good for close up/macro photography? Michael F
HABIB M  My flash failed and l returned it however diffusers are always helpful with softer more even lighting. Since macro photography does not require strong outpu you may chose less expensive flashes to do the job.
bgillies b  Can a Quantum Turbo external battery be used with this unit?
Andrew R  This unit does offer an external power pack socket, however Nissin indicates that this is designed for use with their own PS300 power pack.
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