Nissin Announces MG10 Advanced 2.4GHz Wireless TTL “Potato Masher” Strobe

Here’s a throwback for those of you who remember Honeywell “Potato Masher” strobes, Nissin has announced their MG10 Advanced 2.4GHz Wireless TTL Strobe with classic “Potato Masher” styling.

Nissin Announces New MG10 Advanced 2.4GHz Wireless TTL Strobe

New England Imaging Dist. (NEID), the North American distributor of Nissin Digital Products, in conjunction with Nissin Japan Limited, has introduced the new MG10 Advanced NAS (Nissin Air System) 2.4GHz wireless strobe for both on-camera and studio photography. This new innovative flash will be available July 2018.

Designed as a multi-purpose flash, the Nissin MG10 can take you from the fast pace of a model runway shoot, to an outdoor scene where high power for HSS shooting is a must. Whether you are working quickly with the flash on camera or creating stunning lighting effects with off camera flash or in a studio setting, the Nissin MG10 has you covered.

With a guide number of 262 feet (80 meters) and 165 watt seconds, this high-power advanced MG10 strobe is the latest addition to the award-winning Nissin Air System, a proprietary wireless TTL communication system developed by Nissin for 2.4GHz radio transmission.

The hand grip can be used to mount the flash on either the left or right side of the camera with height level adjustment. There’s also a shutter release button on the handle and standard ¼-inch, 20 adapter under the flash head for mounting to a light stand. Every MG10 includes a magnesium quick release mounting “L” bracket, AA battery magazine (batteries are not included), Li-Ion battery magazine, ball head, filter holder and wide-angle diffuser. It also fully supports Air 10s and Air 1 wireless commanders.

The Nissin Digital patented removable external motorized zoom head allows the MG10 to zoom from 24~200mm, to 18mm with diffuser. With the Air 10s Commander, the zoom head can be controlled manually or set to synchronize with the lens focal length even when the strobe is used off camera. Other features include:

• Fast recycling time with full power – 1.5 seconds when using Li-ion batteries with Nissin PS8 power pack; 3.5 seconds when using eight AA batteries.
• High power modelling lights (LED) – See your lighting set up before you take the shot.
• Pair MG10 with Air10s – The Open mode allows multiple Air10s units to pair with MG10 strobes, allowing for multiple commanders to control the same set of strobes.
• Independent control with a maximum of 8 groups – The MG10 will support 4 groups of strobes in both the basic and advanced modes.
• Sustainable performance, easily updated via a Micro SD card slot – The MG10 is equipped with a Micro SD card slot for easy updates. Nissin plans on including a Micro SD card slot in all future strobes and commanders.

MSRP for the Nissin MG10 is $599.99 USD (MG10 flash only) and $699.99 for the MG10 with Air10s. Delivery in the United States is expected mid-July.

Nissin Air System (NAS) is a proprietary wireless TTL communication system developed by Nissin for 2.4GHz radio transmission that allows for stable operation of slave strobes in any environment. For more information on Nissin products go to


Guide Number (Angle coverage): GN80 @200mm / GN47.5@35mm / GN28 without zoom cover /165Ws / Dual Quartz flash tubes
Compatible commander: Air 10s, Air 1
Zoom: 24mm~200mm motorized outer zoom, 18mm with diffuser
Power Source: 2x 26650 Li-ion batteries (4000mAh or higher) or 8xAA rechargeable batteries. Batteries are not included.
Recycle Time: 2.8 sec. with 2 Li-ion batteries/ 3.5 sec. with 8 AA rechargeable batteries / 1.5 sec with PS8+2 Li-ion batteries
Number of flashes: 500 times with 2 Li-ion 5000mAh batteries / 200 times with 8 AA 2200mAh rechargeable batteries
Flash Duration: 1/10000~1/167sec
Color Temperature: 5600K
Control and communication: By Nissin Air 10s for full functionality
Settings: Channel setting, Group setting, Open mode on/off, Power switch
Wireless mode: 2.4GHz with Nissin NAS system EV
Compensation on flash: None – set by Nissin commander
Bounce position: -7 ~ 90 degree vertical, +/- 180 degree horizontal manual
Manual power ratio: 1/256 – 1/1 with 1/3 steps controlled by Nissin Air 10s
Modes: TTL, M, HSS, OPEN
LED modelling light: 8W LED, Control by Air10s, 25 steps, approx. 4 hours operation with 5000mAh batteries, overheat protected
External Power Socket: Yes
Shutter release: Shutter cable to camera or by NAS
Tripod Socket” 1/4 inch, 20 adapter
Bracket mount: Left or right hand mountable
Flash tube life: 100,000 full flashes
Accessories: AA battery & Li-Ion battery magazine, ball head, filter holder and wide-angle diffuser
Dimensions (H x D x W): 210 x 145 x 80mm
Weight (Approx.): 975g / 34.4oz (without batteries)



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2 thoughts on “Nissin Announces MG10 Advanced 2.4GHz Wireless TTL “Potato Masher” Strobe”

  1. Robert William Jensen

    I wish they would standardize Guide Number measurements. What good is having the guide number measured using the flash set at 200mm?

    I think measuring at ISO 100, in meters, with the flash set at the 35mm setting would be a good start.

    1. I couldn’t agree more. I wish speedlights were rated in watt/seconds like studio strobes. Guide Numbers are BS, but all the speedlight manufacturers are equally guilty.

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