Nissin MG80 Pro: The Power of Integration


The power of integration – Nissin MG80 Pro
Nissin Japan Limited (Chairman Mr. Goto Chikara) proudly announces the launch of MG80 Pro which is an advanced NAS 2.4Ghz*1 built-in commander strobe for both on and off-camera. It is a 60GN (83 w/s) powerful strobe and equipped with a patented wide variety battery choice system. Moreover, it provides a master / slave feature for more operation flexibility. The MG80 Pro fully supports the current Nissin NAS strobes. The package comes with a flash stand, filter holder and wide-angle diffuser. Fully compatible with Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic and Olympus systems and it will be available in the market on late May 2019.

Wide Variety Battery System – Patented and effective design
The Wide Variety Battery System supports all types of AA size batteries, including Li-ion (14500 type), rechargeable NiMH and alkaline batteries. Using 14500 type rechargeable Li-ion batteries will result in a faster recycling time of 1.5 seconds consistently at full power while rechargeable NiMH batteries recycle at approximately 4 seconds at full power.  ( All batteries are sold separately )

Durable Quartz Tube and high heat-resistant material adopted
A Durable Quartz Tube and high heat-resistant material are adopted to significantly reduce heat effects of the flash. Combining these design elements, the MG80 Pro achieves 1000 full power flashes without any adverse heat effects.

Built-in Air 10s commander and master slave
MG80 Pro has a  built-in NAS commander which means the maximum wireless control distance will be 100 meters, which is the same as Nissin Air 10s Commander. It supports TTL mode, M mode, HSS (FP sync) up to 1/8000 sec., rear curtain sync and other functionalities wirelessly. Moreover, MG80 Pro can also act as a master flash when shooting with another slave strobes.

High power LED modeling (8W) with silent cooling system
The 8W LED modelling light is a perfect match for studio applications. A Silent Cooling System provides a safe and sound environment during the shooting process.


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Sandisk Deal Zone Today Only and Big Lexar Savings All Week Long


B&H Photo has Sandisk savings today only. They also have Lexar cards on sale until 5/12, with huge savings on Lexar X1000cards that are a good option for those looking for a U3 SD Card.

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Panasonic LUMIX S1 and LUMIX S1R Firmware 1.1 Released


Panasonic released Firmware 1.1 for the Panasonic LUMIX S1 and LUMIX S1R. You can download a copy here.

Panasonic S1R Firmware 1.1

  • Improvement of accuracy in exposure during burst shooting.

Panasonic S1 Firmware 1.1

  • Improvement of accuracy in exposure during burst shooting.
  • Improvement of accuracy in flash sync performance.

Panasonic S1: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Panasonic S1R: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Kamlan FS 50mm f/1.1 II Coming to Kickstarter in May


The Kamlan FS 50mm f/1.1 will be coming to Kickstarter in May according to their Facebook page.

Kamlan FS 50mm f/1.1

  • Focal length: 50 mm
  • Maximum aperture: F1.1
  • Minimum aperture: F16
  • Angle of view: 31 degrees
  • Format compatibility: APS – C
  • Lens construction: 5 groups 5 pictures
  • Focus distance: 50 cm
  • Focus: Manual focus (MF)
  • Filter size: 52 mm
  • Mount: Canon EF-M / Sony E / Fuji Film X / Micro Four Thirds
  • Dimension: 56 × 59 mm
  • Weight: Approx 248 g
  • Price: About 25,000 yen (incl. tax)

Kamlan lenses can be found on: Amazon

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DPR: Studio Scene Panasonic S1/S1R


DPReview added the Panasonic S1 and S1R to their studio scene comparison tool today. The S1 and S1R seem to compare well to the Sony a7 and Sony a7RIII. If you want to more closely compare Panasonic’s new cameras you can do so here.

Panasonic S1: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Panasonic S1R: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a7III: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a7RIII: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Olympus Magazine Issue 62: Celebrating a Century


Olympus released the 62nd issue of their magazine about Celebrating a Century. You can view the 62nd issue here.

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