Excerpt: I didn't use this for macro photography, but to get a ring-flash effect for portraits. It didn't really give me enough power, so I returned it. The instructions that came with the unit were not very detailed and didn't explain the functions.
Excerpt: I ordered this flash over the phone with the help of a B&H customer sales person. His knowledge and expertise convinced me to it. Since I received the flash I have not been disappointed, and I use it for much of my work. Thanks B&H.
Excerpt: Great performance and features and well made. This has an intuitive interface a all the control options one would need. It comes with useful adaptors and will fit on a wide range of lenses. I use it for nature macro and it is the perfect ring flash for that, with good power and nice light quality.
Excerpt: I have been taking close-up photos for years and have never found a flash that works well in all environments. The Nissin MF-18 Macro Flash works great with my Nikon D5300 and Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 105mm
Excerpt: I use this flash for dental close-up photography. Depth of field is key to getting good photos. With this flash I can take photos at F36-F40 on my Nikon 105mm macro and D7100 body. Sturdy construction and easy to use. Highly recommended!
Excerpt: I used this ring flash for both macro and portrait. The power for macro is a bit strong while for portrait is a bit weak. However, GN16 is pretty powerful for portrait shots. I am extremely happy with this flash. I wish I could mount a hood or put on lens cap while the flash attached.
Excerpt: MF18 is used with a Nikon D7100 and a 40 mm Nikkor Micro lens. If D7100 is set to "auto" and the flash is set to "auto" you may get very underexposed results. However, with very minor setting changes, the results are stunning.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output, Versatile
Excerpt: .........The product works as stated. The LED focusing lights work very well and were a key feature that I needed for extreme macro work. The menus are good although not entirely intuitive. The unit is shipped with numerous, well-made adapter rings for mounting the device on the lens.