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New flashguns available from Metz - Two new flashguns have been released and are available now from Metz.

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Metz Flashguns

Press Release:

Metz 58 AF-2 flashgun – improvements to a top model:
The 58 AF-2 is the successor to the successful 58 AF-1 flashgun that won the EISA Award for "best flash unit in Europe 2007/2008", this new model has been equipped with a metal hot shoe base and a quick lock system making camera attachment easy with one single movement. Refinements such as the revised motor zoom mode and an improved high performance flash tube further increase the longevity of the product.

The mecablitz 58 AF-2 digital also offers a new servo flash release functionality triggered by the integrated camera flash which makes off camera flash possible using cameras without a master function. The slave/servo sensor has been integrated into the front of the flash unit to increase the transmission quality of wireless flashes for both the new Servo facility and the Slave TTL wireless flash in Master or Slave mode. The wide-angle diffuser has also been adapted for illumination of wide-angle focal lengths from 12mm (135format).

58 AF-2 Features / Tech Spec:
  • High max. guide number 58 for ISO 100/21° and 105mm (230 full flashes with 2100mAh NiMH rechargeable batteries)
  • Secondary reflector with 2 light levels
  • Vertical (-7/+90°) and horizontal (300°) swivel reflector
  • Illuminated dot matrix LCD display with Flash Range indication and Flash Ready indication on flash and in camera
  • Motor zoom for 24–105mm illumination, Integrated wide-angle diffuser for 12mm coverage, Flip-out reflector card
  • Modelling light (permanent light to check image illumination)
  • Integrated autofocus multi-zone flash metering
  • Metal base with quick lock (not Sony)
  • Firmware update via integrated USB socket
  • E-TTL / E-TTL II flash mode (Canon), i-TTL / D-TTL / 3D flash mode (Nikon), P-TTL flash mode (Pentax), Four thirds TTL
  • flash mode (Olympus / Panasonic / Leica), ADI flash mode (Sony)
  • Camera-specific servo flash mode (only for Canon, Nikon, Olympus), Servo flash mode +pre-flash suppression (Canon)
  • Automatic flash mode with 12 automatic apertures, Manual flash mode with 25 partial lighting levels, Strobe flash mode
  • HSS – high speed synchronisation, 1st and 2nd shutter curtain synchronisation
  • Power supply: 4 x AA batteries
Metz 58 AF-2 SRP inc. VAT: £369.99

Metz 50 AF-1 flashgun –the next generation of a successful model:
The mecablitz 50 AF-1 digital is the evolution of the 48 AF-1 digital, winner of the TIPA Award for “best photographic accessory 2008”. The elegant housing can be mounted onto the camera hotshoe via the new metal base and fixed in place quickly and easily with a single movement thanks to the optimised lock system. The guide number has been increased to 50 (ISO 100/21° at105mm). Performance has been further optimised through improvements to the high output flash tube. Moreover, the flash has been equipped with a servo flash release, via the camera’s internal flash that works independently of the camera’s master function. Even the wide-angle diffuser has been improved and is now suitable for illumination of wide-angle focal lengths from 12mm (135 format). Like all mecablitz system flash units, the 50 AF-1 is available in different fittings, perfectly tailored to digital cameras from the leading manufacturers.

50 AF-1 Features / Tech Spec:
  • High max. guide number 50 for ISO 100/21° and 105 mm
  • 330 full flashes with NiMH rechargeable batteries (2100 mAh)
  • Vertical (-7/+90°) and horizontal (300°) swivel reflector
  • Illuminated LCD display with Flash Range indication
  • Motor zoom for 24–105mm illumination, integrated wide-angle diffuser for 12mm coverage, flip-out reflector card
  • Modelling light (permanent light to check the image illumination)
  • Integrated autofocus flash metering
  • Flash readiness indicator and correct exposure display on unit and camera
  • Metal base with quick lock (except Sony)
  • Firmware update via integrated USB socket
  • E-TTL / E-TTL II flash mode (Canon), i-TTL / D-TTL / 3D flash mode (Nikon), P-TTL flash mode (Pentax), Four thirds-TTL
  • flash mode (Olympus / Panasonic / Leica), ADI flash mode (Sony)
  • Camera-specific TTL remote mode (slave mode) and Servo flash mode
  • Manual flash mode with 8 partial lighting levels
  • HSS – high speed synchronisation, 1st and 2nd shutter curtain synchronisation
  • Power supply: 4 x AA batteries

Metz 50 AF-1 SRP inc. VAT: £229.99


Both models are available immediately. Further technical specifications are available from Metz.




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