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Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung DSLR

B&H # ME58AF2P Mfr # MZ 58327PS
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Product Highlights
  • For Pentax/Samsung DSLR Cameras
  • Guide Number: 190.3' at 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 Pentax/Samsung DSLR is the premier Metz shoe mount flash designed to be compatible with digital Pentax/Samsung 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 Pentax/Samsung 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 maximum guide number of 190.3' 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. 190.29' (58 m) ISO100 
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 Pentax/Samsung DSLR
  • Belt Case
  • Slave Mounting Foot
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Metzmecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung DSLR
     
    4.8

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good power output (11)
    • Durable (8)
    • Consistent output (7)
    • Fast recycling (7)
    • Versatile (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (11)
      • Fill flash (8)
      • Portraits (7)
      • Night photography (5)
      • Indoors (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Makes flash photography a lot easier

      By mail2richw

      from Milford, PA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use
        • Photojournalism
        • Portraits

        Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung DSLR:

        Added a stroboframe 350 to my Pentax K-5 then the Metz 58 AF-2 set to Auto mode. The K-5 is not known for reliability when it comes to speedlights but the Metz gets the job done. My newer model K-3 is in the shop but I can't wait to try the Pttl mode.

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        5.0

        Great flash....I love it

        By Ellen

        from Middleboro, MA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • 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 Pentax/Samsung DSLR:

          I'm really excited about this flash, it does so much and I really love the fact that it has a secondary reflector for the catch light for the eyes when I have to bounce my flash! It really is well made, you can tell the minute you take it out of the box.

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          5.0

          Excellent flash unit

          By Razvan

          from Seattle

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fast Recycling
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful Output
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Not weather sealed

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • General Use
          • Night Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung DSLR:

          This is a nicely built unit. The plastic is less rigid than on the Pentax AF540FGZ which means it should be harder to crack. The hot shoe is metal and more precisely machined than the Pentax counterpart. As a result it slides in easy, a good thing because that means less wear on the cameras hot shoe port. It works fin as a slave, I didn't get a chance yet to try it as master.It produces accurate exposures as far as I could test indoors and as fill in (outside, sunny day).It has a secondary reflector which is awesome to use when bouncing the light from a ceiling.All in all I like this unit a lot. It's a pity it is not weather sealed, flashes get damaged so easily in rain...Oh and the pouch it comes with... way better than the one Pentax supplies. I have used it attach to a belt and yeah you look a little weird, but it is so comfortable when only carrying the camera with one lens and no camera bag.I am using this unit with a Pentax K5 camera.I would definitely recommend this to a friend, in fact I have and it was recommended to me by a friend too :)

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          5.0

          Best Flash ever used for Pentax

          By kfuad

          from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung DSLR:

            Way better than flash made by Pentax .

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            5.0

            Very Impressed with First Mounted Flash

            By Drew

            from Fresno

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use

              Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung DSLR:

              I'm just a casual photographer and this is my very first mounted flash unit, so take this review with a grain of salt. I've been very impressed with this flash unit. The light output levels are incredibly high. This unit has vastly expanded my flexibility indoors in terms of setting the exposure, aperture and ISO levels.

              I haven't tried using the manual controls yet, but the automatic settings are a breeze to use.

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              4.0

              Would buy again

              By Michi

              from Basel, Switzerland

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung DSLR:

                  Good Divce, no problems,very fast. Solid feeling.
                  (Fast was the delivery, too. Only 3 Days to Switzerland!)

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                  5.0

                  Works great

                  By David

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors

                    Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung DSLR:

                    I bought this after my Pentax AF540FGZ malfunctioned for the second time.

                    Put it through its strides at a friends party and worked great. Worked perfectly with PTTL, with good exposure and color fidelity. Initial impressions is that it is significantly sturdier than the Pentax. Used regular batteries and had very good cycle time.

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                    5.0

                    good price, great flash

                    By laredo53

                    from Buffalo, New York

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Night Time

                      Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung DSLR:

                      Flash performed well, as all the reviews have stated. The only dislike was that the recycle time maybe could be better. I was using enelope batteries trying to "paint with light" and the recycle time was approx. 3-4 seconds, not good for painting with light.

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                      5.0

                      Best flash I've ever used

                      By Benny

                      from Israel

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely
                      • Fast Recycle
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light
                        • Night Time
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung DSLR:

                        I use it on weddings.
                        Very powerfull flash, fast recycling (very important on weding), right light metering.
                        Great results!

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                        5.0

                        Solid build!!

                        By Frattofoto

                        from S. New Jersey

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light

                          Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung DSLR:

                          I bought this as an upgrade from the af-360 mainly because it swivels. The build quaitly feels better than the 360. It has less buttons on it than the 360. It did not take long to get used to the menus. I find it easy to take on and off the hot shoe. Still playing with unit but I am very happy I made the upgrade!

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                          5.0

                          Excellent ! Exactly what I need...

                          By PentaxAddik

                          from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • General Use
                            • Night Photography
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung DSLR:

                            After a long search, I decided to buy this 58 AF-2 for my Pentax. One of my best buy. It is exactly what I need and what I was looking for since a while...[...]

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                            4.0

                            Solid, sensible design

                            By Chrissy

                            from Seattle, WA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Powerful Output

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • General Use
                            • Night Photography
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung DSLR:

                            I bought the Metz 58AF2 to use with my Pentax K10D both on-camera and wirelessly.

                            It is built noticeably better than the comparable Pentax 540FGZ, particularly the attachment foot, the case, and the control panel, which is much simpler than the rather busy collection of buttons, slide switches and dials on the Pentax.

                            The manual could use a bit more detail in discussing the set-up and operation of the flash/camera interface in wireless mode, but my early, simple experiments with this mode have gone well so far. Setting the controller for control of flash groups really should be explicitly discussed, but all the manual provides is a graphic for physical arrangement of groups at the back of the book.

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                            5.0

                            Impressed

                            By Kevin Foster

                            from Cibolo, TX

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Fast Recycling
                            • Powerful Output
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung DSLR:

                                I love the features and I am enjoying the flash.

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                                4.0

                                Mecablitz 58 AF-2 on Pentax K-7 DSLR

                                By Dan

                                from Honolulu, HI

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Heavy
                                • Not Interchangeable

                                Best Uses

                                • Fill Flash
                                • Night Photography
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung DSLR:

                                A nicely built flash for the Pentax. I was torn between the Pentax 450 and Metz product, but online research told me that this flash was preferred over the Pentax (only slightly) because of the better construction. I used this flash recently at a wedding and found the performance strong. The only problem I had was having the flash keep up with the camera in high-speed mode, where my Pentax would keep clicking past the flashes' ability to recharge after 5-6 continuous shots. The remote wireless works like a charm and the menu is relatively easy to navigate.

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