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. Use it as a master flash to a Nikon SB-800 and a SB-910 with outstanding results. The MF18 comes with a series of lens adapters which cover all 6 of my lenses. The modeling LEDs could have a higher Lumen output but is acceptable.
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. The right and left sides of the strobe are adjustable for creative effects. I am very pleased with this purchase ............
Excerpt: First of all, I purchased this ring flash to be used on a nikon 200mm F/4 macro lens. I always wanted this lens and finally decided to add this lens to my nikon family of glass. Now I have a new photographic assignment, that well require a ring light because I well be photographing artificial iris patients.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile, Very Nicely Made Unit
Excerpt: Finally! Someone is making ring flash that fits also professional lenses with big filter diameter, like 77mm. I actually use ring flashes for portrait photography as a source of fill in light. Until now my problem was that available ring flashes (Canon, Sigma or Vivitar) could only be used with lenses of up to 58 mm diameter thread. I wanted to use it mounted on Canon L lenses like 24-105 or 70-200. Eventually I found this Nissin and got it immediatelly.
Excerpt: I used to have a sigma flash and I' much happier with this one! It tells you when you are running out of batteries and that's important because with the sigma I never new until my pictures where getting dark! Slightly cheaper than canon, but I can't compare with canon as I have never used one.
Excerpt: I was surprised at just how easy it is to get good exposure using this flash. I was hoping that the flash functions would be accessible through the menu on my 5D3. They are not. The good news is that the menu on the LCD of the flash is intuitive to use and faster than the camera menu. Moreover, I do not have to carry the instruction manual around in my pocket in order to use it even though it has the full range of adjustments needed on macro flashes.
Excerpt: I had some reservations about buying an off-brand ring flash, but the Nissin is serving me well so far. The function keys are intuitive and it comes with all the adapter rings needed for a wide range of lens diameters, which the Canon equivalent does not. Also, it's large enough to accommodate the Canon 24-70 L, which is a great macro lens, but at 77mm, the Canon ring flash won't fit on it.