Nissin MF18 Macro Ring Flash
Nissin MF18 Macro Ring Flash
Nissin MF18 Macro Ring Flash
Nissin MF18 Macro Ring Flash
Nissin MF18 Macro Ring Flash
Nissin MF18 Macro Ring Flash
Nissin MF18 Macro Ring Flash
Nissin MF18 Macro Ring Flash
Nissin MF18 Macro Ring Flash
Nissin MF18 Macro Ring Flash

Nissin MF18 Macro Ring Flash

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The Nissin MF18 is an Easy-to-Use TTL Macro Ring Flash for Canon, Nikon, and Sony Cameras

The Nissin MF18 Macro Ring Flash delivers incredible light control with an intuitive and user friendly interface for close-up macro photography.  Its bright color LCD display features large, easy to read numerical values that make flash compensation and manual power adjustments easy, even when shooting in bright daylight.

The Nissin MF18 is fully compatible with Canon, Nikon, or Sony's TTL systems. When ordering the MF18 select the Canon, Nikon or Sony compatible model. 

The Nissin MF18 Macro Ring Flash Delivers Soft Diffuse Light with Incredible Light Control

The Nissin MF18 is an essential lighting tool for professionals who require precise light control and consistent 5600K color.  Its well-diffused ring produces a soft, balanced light that wraps around your macro subjects.

  • A:B (left:right) adjustment in Manual or TTL shooting modes
  • TTL compensation -3.0 to +3.0 in 1/3 EV steps
  • Manual power from 1/1 to 1/64 in 1/3 EV steps
  • Fine Macro power from 1/128 to 1/1024 in 1/6 EV steps

The Nissin MF18’s precision control, diffused and balanced light, and consistent 5600K color distinguish it from other macro ring flashes, and have helped to make it the preferred solution for dentists, medical professionals, engineers, forensic photographers, and commercial product photographers.

Read about why the Nissin MF18 Macro Ring Flash is the best solution for dental photography.

The Nissin MF18 is also ideally suited for hobbyists and nature photographers who delight in capturing close-up macro images of flowers, insects, and small collectibles.

The Powerful Nissin MF18 Macro Ring Flash is High-Speed Sync (HSS) Capable

The MF18 is high-speed sync (HSS) capable to 1/8000 second when shooting in TTL or Manual mode (1/1 to 1/64).  HSS gives you the freedom to shoot with larger apertures when a shallow depth of field is desired, even when shooting in bright sunlight.

With a guide number of 16 (meters) the MF18 is also powerful enough to give you the freedom to stop down your lens and shoot with smaller apertures when a greater depth of field is required, even when shooting with long macro lenses.

Modeling Light for Low Light Focusing

The Nissin MF18 includes 4 built-in LED modeling lights that help you to quickly focus on difficult subjects in challenging low light conditions.

Connect an External Battery Pack for Rapid Recycle Times or High Volume Shooting

The Nissin MF18 macro ring flash will connect to an external battery pack, such as the Nissin PS8, when rapid recycle times or high volume shooting is required.

Premium Professional Build Quality Supported by Nissin's 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Every version of the Nissin MF18 Macro Ring Flash, including the Sony multi-interface shoe version, features a durable metal hot shoe. 

Nissin Digital and ExpoImaging support the Nissin MF18 with a limited US 2 year manufacturer's warranty.

The Nissin MF18 Macro Ring Flash Fits Different Lens Sizes with Included Metal Adapter Rings

The Nissin MF18 for Canon and Nikon includes 6 anodized aluminum adapter rings for the following size lenses:  52/58/62/67/72/77mm.

The Nissin MF18 for Sony includes includes 6 anodized aluminum adapter rings for the following size lenses:  49/55/62/67/72/77mm.

Additional adapter rings can be purchased separately for the following lens sizes:  49/52/55/58/62/67/72/77/82mm.

Note, Nissin’s adapter rings are a custom design created to quickly and securely mount the MF18 ring flash to the lens.  Standard photographic step rings cannot be used to mount the Nissin MF18 to your lens.

Nissin MF18 Macro Ring Flash Compatibility

Nissin MF18 macro ring flashes are available for Canon, Nikon, and Sony camera systems. Please refer to the following Nissin compatibility chart for the latest camera compatibility information (.pdf file).

Nissin Flash Compatibility (.pdf file)

Camera System Compatibility Canon, Nikon, Sony (select camera model at check out)
Guide Number GN16 meters (52 feet) at ISO100
Color Temperature 5,600K
LED Modeling Light 4 LED
Recycle Time 0.1 - 5.5 sec
Left/Right Flash Ratio Control Yes (TTL only)
Left/Right Flash Tubes Extendable Yes (extend to prevent vignetting, change the angle of light)
Shooting Modes Manual, Fine Macro, Auto, TTL, Optical
Manual 1/1 - 1/64, 1/3 EV step (left/right tubes can adjust individually)
Fine Macro 1/128 – 1/1024, 1/6 EV step (left/right tubes can adjust individually)
Auto E-TTL, E-TTL II (Canon), i-TTL / i-TTL (Nikon), ADI / P-TTL (Sony)
TTL E-TTL, E-TTL II (Canon), i-TTL / i-TTL (Nikon), ADI / P-TTL (Sony)
Optical Commander Canon Optical, Nikon CLS, Sony Wireless, 4 channels, 3 groups (A, B, C)
EV Compensation on Flash -3.0 to + 3.0, 1/3 EV step
High Speed Sync (HSS) Yes (TTL, Manual 1/1 - 1/64 power)
Rear Curtain Sync Yes
Control Screen Color display with auto rotation
Number of Flashes 120 - 800 (depending on usage)
Power Source 4 x AA batteries (alkaline, NiMH rechargeable 1.2V)
External Power Pack Yes, Nissin PS8 (sold separately)
X Terminal Yes
Flash Duration 1/700 sec (1/1 power) - 1/30,000 sec (1/1024 power) when A and B tubes flash together, 1/300 sec (1/1 power) when A or B tube flashes individually
Energy Save Modes Stand By (30 sec display off)
Auto Power Off (10, 15, 30, 45, 60 minutes)
Fits Lens Sizes Adapter rings included: 52mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, and 77mm
Adapter rings available for purchase separately: 49mm, 55mm, and 82mm
Size Body: 4.5 x 2.6 x 3.3” (115 x 65 x 85mm)
Ring Flash: 4.7 x 5.3 x 1.6” (120 x 134 x 41mm)
Weight 16 oz without batteries (446g)