Nissin MG10: monster hammerhead flashgun has guide number of 80

Nissin's monster MG10 was unleashed at The Photography Show. Packing an eye-watering maximum guide number of 80 this is probably the most powerful battery powered flashgun that money can buy. 

Originally announced last year, the flashgun achieves this power by using a hammerhead design, which once used to be more popular on flash units. Instead of sitting on the hotshoe, the gun is supported on a bracket, with the strobe head on top of a column that houses the batteries. 

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.