A Powerful Flash for Real Estate and Event Photographers
The Nissin MG10 is a powerful (GN 80, 165 w/s) multi-purpose flash designed for professional wedding and event photography.
The Nissin MG10 flash is also extremely useful for real estate photography because it can dramatically reduce time on location and editing time. The MG10's unique wireless remote shutter release, reliable TTL performance, portability, and high power output allows photographers to quickly light interior spaces with a single hand-held flash. Say goodbye to hauling around a heavy trunk of flashes and light stands.
Click here to download a PDF of the instructions for setting up the Remote Shutter Release function on your MG10.
For real estate photography, the Nissin MG10 incorporates a remote shutter release trigger into the flash grip, allowing remote wireless camera triggering. The remote shutter trigger allows the user to move freely around a space with the flash while capturing multiple flash exposures without having to setup and reposition additional flashes and light stands.
Watch the quick demo video above to see how you can save valuable time shooting using the Nissin MG10's remote shutter trigger to quickly light adjacent spaces using a single flash, and no light stands. To see more of Chris Miller's videos check out his YouTube Channel.
The versatile MG10 can also be quickly attached to a light stand using its built-in 1/4-20 thread, or mounted to a camera using the included quick release ‘L’ bracket when on-camera flash is required. The lightweight magnesium alloy ‘L’ bracket enables height adjustment and mounting to camera left or right.
Nissin MG10 Superior Heat Resistant Design and Materials
The Nissin MG10 delivers more power than standard sized speedlights (GN 80 meters, 165 w/s) and uncompromising rapid-fire performance. Its design incorporates venting for rapid heat dissipation, heat resistant components, and dual quartz flash tubes to support continuous high power flashes.
Ultra Fast Recycle Time with Li-on Batteries or an External Battery Pack
Connect the Nissin MG10 to an external battery pack (not included) when ultra fast 1.5 second recycle times are required for high volume wedding and event photography. The MG10 uses power from an attached external battery to exclusively deliver power for the flash's light output. When using an external battery pack the MG10 also requires internal batteries (26650 or AA) to power the flash's user interface and wireless communication functions. The MG10 power socket requires a Sony style cable to connect with an external battery pack.
High capacity 26650 lithium-ion batteries (not included) can also be used to power the Nissin MG10. These high capacity lithium-ion batteries deliver fast 2.8 second recycle times without the inconvenience of carrying the additional weight of an external battery pack. For optimal performance select 26650 li-ion batteries that deliver 10A max discharge.
Nissin's patented variable battery system also accommodates standard AA batteries (not included) when high performance flash recycle times are not needed. Use of AA batteries to power the MG10 delivers 3.5 second recycle times for full-power shots.
High-Speed Sync (HSS) to 1/8000
The Nissin MG10 is high-speed sync (HSS) capable to 1/8000 second when shooting in TTL or Manual mode. Due to the high power consumption required for HSS flash exposures, when using HSS in Manual Mode the MG10 is limited to 1/1 to 1/32 power.
HSS gives you the freedom to shoot with larger apertures when a shallow depth of field is desired, even when shooting in bright sunlight, i.e. f/2.8 up to 1/8000 second.
Wireless Radio Transmitter / Receiver
The Nissin MG10 features an 8 channel 2.4 Ghz wireless radio receiver that supports a range up to 300’ when paired with the wireless radio Nissin Air 10s Commander or Nissin MG80 Pro (set to Commander Mode). When paired with the Nissin Air 1 Commander the MG10 supports a range up to 100’.
Premium Professional Build Quality
The Nissin MG10 was designed to be a multi-purpose on or off-camera workhorse flash for high volume real estate, wedding and event photographers. Its heat resistant design, heavy duty shell, and dual quartz flash tubes mean that the MG10 will keep firing long after other flashes fail.
LED Modeling Light
The Nissin MG10 incorporates an 8 watt LED modeling light built into the flash head. When the MG10 is used off-camera, the modeling light can be controlled from the Nissin Air 10s Commander, or MG80 Pro (set to Commander Mode).
Accessories Included with the Nissin MG10
Included with every Nissin MG10 is a quick-release camera mount bracket, lithium-ion battery magazine, AA battery magazine, professional ball head, and wide angle diffuser.
Using the MG10 L Bracket with Arca Swiss Mounting Brackets
The included magnesium alloy L bracket attaches to your camera's bottom 1/4-20 mount. The L bracket is not compatible with Arca Swiss mounting plates without modification.
If you wish to modify your L bracket to use with your Arca Swiss mount then please visit Nissin Japan for detailed instructions.
Nissin MG10 Flash Compatibility
The Nissin MG10 must be controlled from a camera mounted Nissin NAS Wireless Commander including the Nissin Air 1 Commander, Nissin Air 10s Commander, or Nissin MG80 Pro (set to Commander Mode). The Air 10s Commander is available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, and Olympus/Panasonic camera systems.
- Nissin Air 10s Wireless TTL Commander
- Nissin MG10 Wireless Flash
- Wide Angle Diffuser
- Filter Holder
- Ball Head with Umbrella Mount
- Battery Magazine (8x AA batteries not included)
- Battery Magazine (2x 26650 lithium ion batteries not included)
- Quick Release Camera Bracket
- Padded Flash Pouch
Air 10s Wireless Controller / TTL Commander
Multi-Flash Control with an Easy-to-Use, Intuitive Interface
The Air 10s wireless controller incorporates a simple color LCD interface. The easy-to-read screen allows photographers to seamlessly and quickly control a large group of flashes whether in a dark studio environment or in bright outdoor sun.
The Air 10s controller is capable of controlling NAS Nissin flashes (MG10, MG80 Pro, MG60, and older legacy Nissin flashes Di700A, i60A) at distances up to 100 meters, even around obstacles. The Air 10s is equipped with a MicroSD card slot for firmware updates.
Air 10s Commander Specifications:
- 2.4 GHz radio system
- HSS to 1/8000
- 8 groups
- 100 meter range
Nissin Air 10s Flash Compatibility
Nissin Air 10s radio wireless commanders are available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, and Olympus/Panasonic Four-Thirds camera systems. Please refer to our online search tool for the latest information on camera compatibility with Nissin flashes.
Quick Tip Video: How to setup your Nissin MG10 Flash to use the flash's remote shutter trigger
Nissin MG10 Specifications Table
Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Olympus/Panasonic (micro four-thirds) via wireless radio Nissin NAS Commander
|Power / Guide Number at ISO 100
|GN 80 at 200mm, GN 47.5 at 35mm, GN28 without external fresnel zoom, 165 w/s
|8W LED modeling light
|TTL Exposure Control
|Canon E-TTL & E-TTL II, Nikon i-TTL, Sony ADI/PTTL
TTL Mode: +/- 2EV compensation in 1/3 EV steps, Manual Mode: 1/1 to 1/256 in 1/3 EV steps
|Flash Sync Modes
HSS (up to 1/8000 sec), 1st curtain & 2nd curtain sync, red-eye reduction, slow shutter sync
|24mm ~ 200mm with external fresnel zoom head, 18mm with wide angle diffuser attached
|Flash Head Positions
|-7, ~ 90 degree Vertical, +/- 180 degree Horizontal
|NAS wireless radio receiver, 2.4 GHz ISM Band
Wireless Radio Range
|Up to 100 meters
|2x 26650 Li-ion batteries with 10A max discharge, or 8xAA rechargeable batteries, or external battery pack, batteries are not included with the MG10
|External Battery Pack
|MG10 connects with external battery pack, Sony cable (battery pack not included)
|Flash Recycle Time
|2.8sec with 2x 26650 Li-ion Batteries(not included), 3.5sec with 8xAA rechargeable batteries(not included), 1.5sec with external battery pack + 2x Li-ion batteries(not included)
|Number of Flashes (Approx.)
|200 flashes with 8x AA 2200mAh rechargeable batteries, 500 flashes with 2x Li-on 5000mAh batteries
|Flash Tube Type
|Dual heat resistant quartz flash tubes
|1/10000 ~ 1/167sec
|Flash Tube Life
|5400K with external zoom cover (removable), 6200K without external zoom cover
|Light Stand Mount
|¼'' - 20 UNC
|On-Camera Bracket Mount
|Left or right hand mountable magnesium alloy 'L' bracket
|Remote Shutter Release
|Wireless camera shutter release or via shutter release cable (not included)
|User upgradable with Micro SD / SDHC
|210mm(h) x 145mm(d) x 80mm(w)
|975g / 34.4oz (without batteries)