Nissin, a japanese manufacturer of hot-shoe flashes, has announced that its new MG8000 Extreme flash would be introduced to the market in October 2012. The official launch of the flash will be done late September at Photokina 2012 fair.
Nissin MG8000 Extreme features a unique flash head that utilizes a quartz tube and high heat resistant materials. This design virtually eliminates the overheating problems that most modern speedlights are prone to. For example, as we showed in our thermal cut-out test, Nikon Speedlight SB-900 might overheat just after 35 full power shots. Nissin claims that MG8000 Extreme can fire up to 1000 times at maximum output without overheating. When powered by Nissin Power Pack PS-300, the recycle time expected to be 0.7 seconds. It is a very impressive achievement, and we are eager to see how MG8000 will perform in real life applications.
Outside the ground-breaking head design, Nissin MG8000 Extreme flash seems to be very similar to the current Nissin's flagship unit, Di866 Mark II. Highlights of the design include Guide Number 60, secondary flash, color LCD, intuitive menu system, battery magazine, USB service port & more.
Image source: Nissin Digital.
The official press release is posted on Nissin Flashes USA Facebook page
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