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Metz 44 AF-1 mecablitz Digital Flash for Olympus / Panasonic / Leica Camera

B&H # ME44AF1O Mfr # MZ 44312OPL
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You Pay: $199.99
Product Highlights
  • Easy Operation
  • 4 Partial Light Levels
  • Shutter Curtain Synchronization
  • Slave Mode
  • USB Interface
  • Motor Zoom Function (24-105mm)
  • Integrated Wide-Angle Diffuser
  • Battery Operated (4xAA)
  • Slim Design
  • Bounce and Swivel Head

The Metz 44 AF-1 mecablitz Digital Flash for Olympus / Panasonic / Leica Camera provides advanced flash technology in a slim design and at an affordable price. This flash offers straightforward performance with all controls intuitively arranged on the back panel. With a maximum guide number 44 for ISO 100/21° and 105mm, this flash delivers the power needed in various lighting conditions in TTL mode.

Among its controls is the ability to set 4 partial light levels according to a particular lighting scenario. The photographer also has the ability, depending on the camera, to synchronize to the first or second shutter curtain for greater flexibility in the lighting process.

This flash also offers a slave mode which, depending on the camera, makes it possible to perform wireless TTL flash operation. Other flash enhancing controls include a motor zoom function (24-105mm), a fully swiveling reflector with flip-out reflector card, and an integrated wide-angle diffuser (12mm). A USB port enables firmware updates for future compatibility. The flash is compatible with select Leica cameras. It is not supported by the Leica M.

Flash Output

Max. guide number 44 for ISO 100/21° and 105 mm

Basic Configuration

Vertical (+90°) and horizontal (300°) swivel reflector
Simple operating concept
Motor zoom for 24 - 105 mm illumination
Integrated wide-angle diffuser for 12mm illumination
Flip-out reflector card
Modeling light - permanent light for checking the image (subject to camera)
Integrated auto focus flash metering
Flash readiness indicator and correct exposure display on the unit and camera (subject to camera)
Automatic unit shut-off

Standard Flash Modes

Four thirds TTL flash mode
Manual flash mode with 4 partial lighting levels
Slave mode: remote mode in camera-specific mode, exposure via built-in mastering camera flash or an additional external flash unit (master mode)
First and second shutter curtain synchronization (subject to camera)
Manual flash exposure correction for TTL flash mode (subject to camera)
Automatic fill-in flash
Ready for the future - Firmware update via integrated USB socket
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 144.36' (44 m) ISO100 at 105 mm position
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/64
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head Yes, +0° to +90°
Swivel Head Yes, 300°
Coverage 24 mm - 105 mm (Full frame)
Zoom Head Full frame: 24 mm - 105 mm
Off Camera Terminal None
Recycle Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Lithium, NiCad, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.9 x 5.1 x 4.2" / 7.3 x 13.0 x 10.6 cm
Weight 10.79 oz / 306 g Without batteries
Note: 73 x 130 x 106
Metz 44 AF-1 mecablitz Digital Flash for Olympus / Panasonic / Leica Camera
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    Metz44 AF-1 mecablitz Digital Flash for Olympus / Panasonic / Leica Camera
     
    5.0

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Fast recycling (7)
    • Consistent output (4)
    • Durable (4)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (7)
      • Fill flash (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Good Product

      By JB

      from New Mexico

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Metz 44 AF-1 mecablitz Digital Flash for Olympus / Panasonic / Leica Camera:

        I bought this to use on a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 with Panasonic 100-300. The built-in flash is barely usable with this lens, and after searching the 'net for information I bought this flash. I am using it for closeup work with insects (using an extension tube), and so far it is ideal for this body/lens combo. Function is very simple and straightforward.

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        5.0

        Great flash

        By M

        from USA

        Comments about Metz 44 AF-1 mecablitz Digital Flash for Olympus / Panasonic / Leica Camera:

        Easy to use. Nice lighting. For the money, no complaints!

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        5.0

        Outstanding and Affordable

        By Sailor Doug

        from Rio Rancho, NM

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use

        Comments about Metz 44 AF-1 mecablitz Digital Flash for Olympus / Panasonic / Leica Camera:

        This flash works perfectly with my Leica V-Lux 4. It consistently delivers perfect exposures with incredibly fast recycling time. With bounce and tilt capability this Metz does it all. I use it primarily in TTL mode and I have used it on a flash bracket paired with a Canon off camera cord. I have more expensive flash units, but none better.

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        5.0

        Home Run!

        By Dan'l theMan'l

        from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • General Use
          • Night Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Metz 44 AF-1 mecablitz Digital Flash for Olympus / Panasonic / Leica Camera:

          Everything that I've needed in a flash to compliment my Lumix GX-1. It has power, full tilt and bounce, built-in reflector and defuser. It looks big but it balances well with the camera and does not feel top heavy. Also the build quality is typical Metz, which means QUALITY!

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          5.0

          Traditional brand confirms its quality

          By Doctor Ed

          from Santiago, Chile

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Recycling
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Not Interchangeable

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • General Use
          • Portraits

          Comments about Metz 44 AF-1 mecablitz Digital Flash for Olympus / Panasonic / Leica Camera:

          Ready and easy to use out of the box.

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          5.0

          Good flash at relatively low price

          By Fast Eddie

          from Lubbock, TX

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Recycling

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash
            • General Use
            • Photojournalism

            Comments about Metz 44 AF-1 mecablitz Digital Flash for Olympus / Panasonic / Leica Camera:

            This flash works well on my Lumix G3. It's bigger than the camera itself, but still it balances well. I was happy to find something good for a price that was lower than Panasonic's flashes. The Metz I had previously had a lightly-built and unreliable battery-compartment door, but this one is just fine. Also, the automatic zoom works well with my lenses.

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            5.0

            Excellent Quality & Performance

            By Jack V.

            from Chadwick, Illinois

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Recycling

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Metz 44 AF-1 mecablitz Digital Flash for Olympus / Panasonic / Leica Camera:

            This flash unit is a great example of German quality and engineering. The recycle time is extremely fast and the overall performance of the unit cannot be beat especially for the very reasonable cost of this product. It is a perfect match for my Lumix FZ200. Buy it, you will not be sorry.

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            5.0

            Great Flash so far!

            By bagglady

            from Hartford, CT

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Recycling

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use

              Comments about Metz 44 AF-1 mecablitz Digital Flash for Olympus / Panasonic / Leica Camera:

              A great flash for my GH2. My indoor pictures are considerably better with this Metz flash. It's VERY easy to use and is very fast to recycle flash between shots. I'm very pleased with my purchase.

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