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Metz mecablitz 24 AF-1 digital Flash for Pentax Cameras

B&H # ME24AF1P MFR # MZ 24317PS
Metz mecablitz 24 AF-1 digital Flash for Pentax Cameras

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Pentax P-TTL
  • Guide Number: 79' at ISO 100 and 35mm
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • AF Assist Beam
  • Recycle Time: 0.3-6 Seconds
  • Slow, 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on 2 AA Batteries
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You Pay: $89.88

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The mecablitz 24 AF-1 digital Flash for Pentax Cameras from Metz is a compact shoe-mounted flash unit that is Pentax P-TTL compatible. This allows it to accurately and quickly determine exposure automatically. Additionally, the main reflector can be tilted up to +90° for more control over your lighting design.

During use, it features multiple LED indicators on the back for telling you the exposure level and whether or not the flash is ready to fire. Also, it is possible to use exposure compensation to adjust the flash's output through the camera. Other options include acting as an auto fill-in flash as well as 1st and 2nd curtain sync modes. The flash runs on 2 AA batteries.

Basic Configuration

Vertically tilting reflector +90°
LED indicators for power level and flash readiness
AF assist beam
First and second shutter curtain synchronization
Manual flash exposure correction for TTL flash mode
Automatic fill-in flash
Firmware updates available via Metz Service
Automatic power off and wake up
200 full power flashes with alkaline batteries and 250 full power flashes with NiMH batteries
Alkaline recycle time of 0.3 to 5 seconds and NiCad/NiMH recycle time of 0.3 to 6 seconds
Color temperature of 5,500K
UPC: 719821327004
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 78.74' (24 m) ISO100 at 35 mm position
Bounce Head 0° to +90°
Swivel Head None
Coverage 35 mm (Full frame)
Zoom Head None
Off Camera Terminal None
Recycle Time Approximately 0.3 - 6 seconds
Flash Duration 1/500 - 1/30000 sec
Flash-ready Indicator Yes
Power Source 2x AA Alkaline, NiCad, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.5 x 3.7 x 2.6" / 64.0 x 95.0 x 67.0 mm
Weight 6.42 oz / 182 g without batteries
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.0 x 3.0 x 3.0"
Metz mecablitz 24 AF-1 digital Flash for Pentax Cameras
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    Metzmecablitz 24 AF-1 digital Flash for Pentax Cameras
     
    4.4

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Fast recycling (4)
    • Versatile (4)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (6)
    • Fill flash (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

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    5.0

    Nice flash for the price

    By Jim

    from East Hampton Connecticut

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Recycling
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Portraits

      Comments about Metz mecablitz 24 AF-1 digital Flash for Pentax Cameras:

      Like it's compactness and tilt flash, works very well

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      • No

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      4.0

      Metz 24AF-1 Digital Flash

      By Malik

      from VN

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • Night Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Metz mecablitz 24 AF-1 digital Flash for Pentax Cameras:

        A must have product for Pentax when shooting in low light conditions, Very nicely build up quality, light weight and preformance wise no complain at all as long as you can judge the light condition.

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        5.0

        mecablitz 24AF-1 Digital Flash

        By George

        from Vietnam

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Pros

        • Fast Recycling
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Night Photography

          Comments about Metz mecablitz 24 AF-1 digital Flash for Pentax Cameras:

          A really good stuff and worth the value of money,
          Work like a charm without any problem!

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          • No

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          4.0

          A lot better flash than the 'built-in'

          By Johnny R

          from Westminster, CO

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash
            • General Use

            Comments about Metz mecablitz 24 AF-1 digital Flash for Pentax Cameras:

            Took some test shots with the Metz 24AF-1 and the results seemed to have a lot better flesh-tones than with the 'built-in' flash. Love that you can bounce the flash off the ceiling.

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            4.0

            It does the job well for size.

            By Moon7

            from Buffalo,NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use

              Comments about Metz mecablitz 24 AF-1 digital Flash for Pentax Cameras:

              It`s a good alternative to original camera company flash in price ,features and size.

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              4.0

              Excellent product-Great Value

              By DMK5

              from Fresno, CA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Powerful Output

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Metz mecablitz 24 AF-1 digital Flash for Pentax Cameras:

                This was suggested to me by a B&H sales person. A powerful flash for for a non-professional use- good inddor options. Love that is so small and easy to use

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                excellent for travel

                By ankyloman

                from Massachusetts

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

                  Comments about Metz mecablitz 24 AF-1 digital Flash for Pentax Cameras:

                  Bought this to have something smaller/ligher than the Pentax 360 for travel, and also something with a better battery compartment cover. The unit is more powerful than expected. During tests, it easily illuminated a wall 20+ feet away at f8. It's PTTL only, no switch to manual, and no partial settings, but that can be done through the K5 body. With no tilt, I was able to get correct illumination for macro shots with the flash on hotshoe and subject ~6 inches in front of the lens. On a bracket connected with a TTL cord and the flash pointed down, it was necessary to adjust the output about -1.5 stops to get correct close-up illumination. Overall, a nice solid, powerful, simple little flash.

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                  5.0

                  Superb Little Flash!

                  By gohgently

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • No Manual Control
                  • No Range Scale
                  • Plastic foot

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash
                  • General Use
                  • Street photography
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Metz mecablitz 24 AF-1 digital Flash for Pentax Cameras:

                  I already own a Metz 50 AF-1 but bought the 24 for my travel kit (Pentax K-r + Pentax 35mm f/2.4 + Metz 24). The Metz 50 is almost as large/heavy as the K-r body alone, it's okay to use with a 17-70 zoom plus Hama flash grip + TTL cord. But with just a tiny 35/2.4 lens, this Metz 24 sits on my K-r with great balance, suited to lightweight on-the-go situations.

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