The new 58 AF-1 also includes Metz unique second reflector which can
now be used in Full TTL mode with varying output to ¼ power
in order to add a fill light to your subject when
“bouncing” the main flash head. The main
head of the flashgun also has both tilt and swivel facilities with a
reflector card and wide angle diffuser giving unparalleled control
together with a zoom head range of 24-105mm.
For photographers requiring a remote facility the 58 AF-1 is compatible
with either the Nikon or Canon remote flash system. The flashgun can be
set to operate in both Command and Remote modes depending whether it is
used as the main flash or as the off camera flash, and it is fully
compatible with the Manufacturers own flashguns.
Other included features are a simple control menu via LCD screen, E-TTL
or i-TTL compatibility with both Manual and Auto aperture modes, a
modelling mode to judge the shadow cast by your subject, strobe mode
for capturing fast action sequences as well as a new AF assist facility
with a wide area AF illuminator for accurate low light performance.
Wedding and event photographers will also be able to take advantage of
additional power using the P76 power pack for faster recycle
times and increased flashes between charges.
The 58 AF-1 will be available in dedicated form for both Canon ETTL-II
and Nikon iTTL users from early November. Pentax and Sony/Minolta
models are to follow next year.
Suggested retail price £309.99