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Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon DSLR

B&H # ME58AF2N Mfr # MZ 58324N
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Product Highlights
  • For Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • GN of 58 for ISO 100
  • Update via USB Port
  • Secondary Reflector W/3 Output Ratios
  • 1st & 2nd Curtain Synchronization
  • Full TTL Mode
  • Evaluative Pre-Flash
  • Autozoom Head: 24 to 105mm
  • W/A Diffuser for 12mm Illumination
  • Metal Base With Quick Lock

The Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon DSLR is the premier Metz shoe mount flash designed to be compatible with digital Nikon SLR cameras. To better facilitate compatibility with cameras, this flash features a built-in USB port that allows for future firmware updates via the Internet. Advanced features include a secondary reflector with 3 light output ratios, built-in reflector card for soft light, a metal base for easy attachment, and a constant modeling light for pre-visualizing the flash.

The 58 AF-2 has evaluative pre-flash and is designed to fully support a Nikon digital SLR camera's TTL system.  The flash also features an auto zoom head from 24-105mm that can be set to match the camera's sensor, a full bounce and swivel head (with a fully swiveling reflector system which also contains a flip-out reflector card and a diffuser), a built-in wide angle diffuser for 12mm coverage, and in addition, full manual control with 12 variable power output levels. If the camera has a built-in flash, the mecablitz 58 AF-2 can also be employed wirelessly in the system, even in servo mode.

High max. GN of 58 for ISO 100/21° and 105 mm
Vertical (-7/+90°) and horizontal (300°) swivel reflector
Illuminable dot-matrix display
Motor zoom for 24 - 105 mm illumination
Integrated wide-angle diffuser for 12 mm illumination
Reflector card that can be flipped open for soft flash illumination
Modeling light (constant light for checking the photo)
Integrated autofocus multi-zone measuring flash
Flash readiness indicator and correct exposure display on unit and camera (subject to camera model)
Flash range indicator
Automatic unit switch-off and manual key lock
High-speed flash synchronization allows flash to be used with any shutter speed (only with appropriate camera bodies)
Wireless full TTL triggering via a camera or flash with commander/master mode
Secondary reflector with 3 output ratios
Autozooming head can cover from 24 to 105mm, and 18mm when used with the included wide-angle diffuser
1st & 2nd curtain synchronization is available
Measuring angle for automatic flash mode: 25°
A metal base with quick lock provides rapid set-up
Firmware updates via integrated USB port
Standard Flash Modes
* TTL flash mode * automatic flash mode with 12 automatic apertures * manual flash mode with 25 partial lighting levels * stroboscope mode * HSS - high speed synchronization * 1st and 2nd shutter curtain synchronization * manual flash exposure correction for TTL or automatic flash mode * automatic fill-in flash * flash bracketing
Power Supply
* 4 x AA alkaline-magnesium or lithium batteries (not included) * 4 x AA NC or NiMH rechargeable batteries (not included) * powerful Metz NiMH Power Pack P 76 with V 58-50 cable (not included)
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 58' (17.68 m) ISO100 at 35 mm position
Angle of Coverage 84° - 23°
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/128
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head Yes
Swivel Head Yes
Zoom Head Full frame: 24 mm - 105 mm
Off Camera Terminal None
Recycle Time Approximately 5 - 6 seconds
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Lithium, NiCad, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.8 x 5.8 x 3.9" / 7.1 x 14.7 x 9.9 cm
Weight 12.8 oz / 363 g
Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon DSLR
  • Belt Case
  • Slave Mounting Foot
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Metzmecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon DSLR
     
    4.7

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good power output (9)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Versatile (6)
    • Consistent output (5)
    • Durable (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (9)
      • Fill flash (6)
      • Portraits (6)
      • Photojournalism (4)
      • Night photography (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (4), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A happy buyer

      This unit feels as solid as its performance is. I am a light user of flashes and I enjoy this one. I use Nikon D7000 and it fully interfaces easily. I can trigger...Read complete review

      This unit feels as solid as its performance is. I am a light user of flashes and I enjoy this one. I use Nikon D7000 and it fully interfaces easily. I can trigger the flash off camera without a cord. Overall, a nice unit. Reading the manual is a bit difficult at first and getting used to the menu on the back of the flash is not for the faint-hearted...it takes a bit of a learning curve. At least for me, it did.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good flash

      Used it for the first time for a 5 hour event. Good power and lighting. I did notice it shot blue for a few flashes so I'm not sure if i had a setting...Read complete review

      Used it for the first time for a 5 hour event. Good power and lighting. I did notice it shot blue for a few flashes so I'm not sure if i had a setting wrong for a moment. The recycle time is a little slow when I tried alkaline and NiMH rechargeable batteries. Might have to experiment more with the best batteries to use with this unit. I used a Demb reflector with it. Pointed my flash up at 90 degrees and swiveled to have the flash the narrow way.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I own three of these flashes.

      By Mike the photo guy.

      from Bradenton, Florida

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Fast Recycling
      • Powerful Output
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use
        • Night Photography
        • Photojournalism
        • Portraits

        Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon DSLR:

        I love this product. Bounce, with fill, all at the same time.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Awesome flash unit

        By Luis

        from Pennsylvania

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful Output

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • General Use
          • Night Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon DSLR:

          Using this unit with a Quantum battery. Unit works nicely with my D800; no compatibility issues. Since I get to use the high power port (to connect my battery), I wish this was located in a more efficient location: when the external battery power cord is plugged in, the cord itself gets in the way while trying to look through the viewfinder.

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          • No

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          5.0

          The best in Flash

          By TWphoto

          from Bensalem, PA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful Output
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash
            • General Use
            • Photojournalism

            Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon DSLR:

            I have been using metz professionally for 34 years.
            So far this unit works as described. I'm happy with my decision!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Flash syncs trouble free with Nikon D300

            By neil the bug

            from harvest alabama

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Recycling
            • Powerful Output
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use
              • Portraits

              Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon DSLR:

              I have only had the unit a few weeks, but it has done everything I wanted. it syncronized with my Nikon D300s without any problems. I have used it alone and as fill flash with a one a 1.0 darkening and everything worked flawlessly.

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              • No

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A happy buyer

              By Danny

              from Elkhart , IN

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Fast Recycling
              • Powerful Output
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use
              • Night Photography
              • Photojournalism
              • Portraits

              Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon DSLR:

              This unit feels as solid as its performance is. I am a light user of flashes and I enjoy this one. I use Nikon D7000 and it fully interfaces easily. I can trigger the flash off camera without a cord. Overall, a nice unit. Reading the manual is a bit difficult at first and getting used to the menu on the back of the flash is not for the faint-hearted...it takes a bit of a learning curve. At least for me, it did.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great Flash

              By LeJEan from Chicago

              from Chicago, IL.

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon DSLR:

                Love the USB port and that you can update the firmware.
                Gave flash as a gift.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The Product Use Is As Good As It Gets

                By Big Ben

                from Cote St Luc Quebec Canada

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast Recycling
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful Output
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photojournalism

                  Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon DSLR:

                  The Product Useage is Used for Press Photography

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Never owned anything but Metz

                  By Mike in D.C.

                  from Centreville, Va

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Outdoors
                    • Special Events

                    Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon DSLR:

                    I have always used Nikkor Lenses with my Nikon Cameras and Canon Lenses with my Canon cameras but I have always loved Metz flash units. From my first 60CT4 with a Mamiya 645 Pro to my 58 AF-1 with my Canon EOS 1Ds mkII and my 58 AF-2 with my new Nikon. They seem to have a warmer light which looks nice with people pictures

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Wish there was a diffuser with the flash

                    By TTLens

                    from Sunrisse Fl.

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to set up

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon DSLR:

                        Overall use of this product,Great. I hope Metz will add a diffuser to there kits in the future.

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                        • No

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                        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best Flash I ever Had

                        By Jimmy

                        from Wayne, NJ

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast Recycling
                        • Powerful Output

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fill Flash
                          • General Use
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon DSLR:

                          I go back to the Honeywell strobe days with 510 volt batteries. I had Sunpack when fill flash came out Vivitarws 283. This is my 2nd Metz and had very good results with the first and still have it. This make the most novice person a pro.

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                          • No

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                          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Good flash

                          By gina

                          from chicago,il

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Powerful Output

                          Cons

                          • Slow Recycling

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon DSLR:

                          Used it for the first time for a 5 hour event. Good power and lighting. I did notice it shot blue for a few flashes so I'm not sure if i had a setting wrong for a moment. The recycle time is a little slow when I tried alkaline and NiMH rechargeable batteries. Might have to experiment more with the best batteries to use with this unit. I used a Demb reflector with it. Pointed my flash up at 90 degrees and swiveled to have the flash the narrow way.

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                          • No

                          Share this review

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