Press Release: Nissin Digital MG80 Pro Flash Wins 2020 TIPA World Award for “Best Portable Flash” Announces US Distributor ExpoImaging

The 2020 TIPA Award Winning Nissin MG80 Pro Flash Provides Professional Power, Rapid-Fire Flash Performance with Highly Heat Resistant Quartz Flash Tube Design, High Powered Lithium-ion and Traditional Alkaline Battery Flexibility, and Built-In Advanced Wireless Radio Commander and Slave Modes

ExpoImaging, US Distributor of Nissin Digital’s advanced photographic flashes, today announced that Nissin’s recently launched MG80 Pro Flash won the Technical Image Press Association (‘TIPA’) 2020 award for “Best Portable Flash”.

In awarding the MG80 Pro “Best Portable Flash” for 2020, TIPA declares, “The MG80 Pro is a fully featured flash that will prove to be a valuable addition to the kit bag of wedding, journalistic, and location photographers. The MG80 Pro scores highly in all respects, including a 1.2 second recycle time and approximately 360 flashes when used with 4 lithium, 14500 type, batteries with 1000mAh or 280 flashes when used with 2450mAh rechargeables. The unit can communicate with other units as radio commander or slave, and supports TTL, manual control and HSS. It is compatible with almost every hot-shoe camera on the market today. The MG80 Pro for Sony cameras has a metal hot-shoe for durability.” For more information about the Nissin MG80 Pro please visit

ExpoImaging CEO Erik Sowder was pleased to hear that the MG80 Pro was recognized by TIPA, stating, “We aren’t surprised that TIPA has awarded the MG80 Pro “Best Portable Flash” given its outstanding capabilities. The MG80 Pro flash's winning combination of rapid-fire heat resistance, reliability, battery options, wireless capabilities and durability, including a metal hot-shoe for Sony, make it an outstanding option for demanding location photographers.”

The MG80 Pro Flash Introduces an Unparalleled Feature Set Targeting Event and Location Photographers - The MG80 Pro’s robust heat resistance, flexible power options, including lithium ion battery support, and advanced wireless control system make MG80 Pro a natural choice for event and location portrait shooters.

Superior High Power Rapid-Fire Heat Resistance - The Nissin MG80 Pro flash was designed with professional power (Guide Number of 60m at 200mm, 83 watt-seconds) and uncompromising rapid-fire flash performance. The MG80 Pro incorporates a quartz flash tube and superior heat resistant design and materials, allowing for the high volume of continuous flashes demanded by wedding and event shooters. The MG80 Pro also has a high power (8W) LED modeling light with a silent cooling system.

Patented Battery System Gives Choice of Lithium Ion, NiMH Rechargeable or Alkaline Batteries - Running out of power on a shoot is not an option for professional photographers. The Nissin MG80 Pro’s patented “Wide Variety Battery System” enables photographers to choose from lithium ion, NiMH rechargeable batteries, or traditional AA alkaline batteries. The high-capacity lithium ion battery option provides for long battery life and stable, fast recycling times as fast as 1.2 seconds (full power with li-ion batteries).

Advanced Nissin Air System (‘NAS’) Radio Wireless Commander Capability Built-In - The Nissin MG80 Pro incorporates Nissin’s advanced 2.4Ghz radio wireless triggering system, allowing complete remote control of NAS capable flashes in manual mode or in camera-system compatible TTL mode. The MG80 Pro can act as a NAS Commander with its color-LCD screen showing instant information on power output for all connected flash groups, and its intuitive controls allow for quick settings changes.

Premium Professional Grade Build Quality Supported by Nissin’s 2 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty - The MG80 Pro is built to withstand the rigors of professional use. Every version of the MG80 Pro, including the Sony multi-interface shoe version, incorporates a metal hot shoe for increased durability. Nissin Digital and ExpoImaging support the MG80 Pro with a limited US 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.

Pricing and Availability - The Nissin MG80 Pro Canon and Nikon and Sony compatible versions are available now at $549.95 via US distributor ExpoImaging (

About Nissin - Founded in 1959, Nissin Japan is a worldwide leader in electronic flash design and manufacturing. Nissin has consistently delivered exceptional flashes and flash accessories with state-of-the-art technology. Between 2013 and 2018, Nissin Digital has won four Technical Image Press Association (“TIPA”) awards for "Best Portable Lighting System" and two TIPA awards for "Best Lighting Accessory.” Find more information about Nissin Digital products at

About TIPA - “Founded in 1991, the Technical Image Press Association, TIPA, is composed of many member publications in the photo/imaging field published in print and online. These publications cover the full range of the industry, including consumer, professional, business-to-business, and fine art photography and imaging. Member magazines and their online presence have wide reach and readership in many languages and cover markets around the world in Europe, Asia, Australia and North and South America. Editors and their staff make up a global panel of knowledgeable experts who have earned a reputation for honest and trustworthy appraisal of photo and imaging products. Their magazines and websites have built a loyal following among their readers. Each member publication is engaged in the selection and final vote in the TIPA WORLD AWARDS process to name the Best Photo and Imaging products of the year.”

About ExpoImaging - Founded in 2004, ExpoImaging, Inc. markets, designs, manufactures and distributes innovative camera accessories to the photographic market. Based in Santa Cruz County, California ExpoImaging is a pioneer in developing white balance tools for digital photography and manufactures ExpoDisc White Balance Filters ( ExpoImaging also designs portable light modifiers for accessory flashes, including Rogue FlashBenders, Rogue Grid, and Rogue Flash Gels (, and distributes Nissin Digital flash and accessory products in the U.S. and Canada ( More information is available at