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Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Nikon Cameras

B&H # ME44AF1N MFR # MZ 44314N
Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Nikon Cameras

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Nikon i-TTL
  • Guide Number: 144' at ISO 100 and 105mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-105mm (12mm with Panel)
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Rotates Right 120° & Left 180°
  • Wireless Slave TTL Functionality
  • USB Port for Updates & Modeling Light
  • Recycle Time: 0.1-4 Seconds
  • 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
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This Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash features i-TTL compatibility for Nikon cameras. This flash offers straightforward performance with all controls intuitively arranged on the back panel. With a maximum guide number of 144' for ISO 100 and 105mm, this flash delivers the power needed in various lighting conditions in TTL mode. It is also quite versatile with a modeling light for checking shadows as well as tilting up to 90° and 300° of rotation.

Among its controls is the ability to set 4 light levels in manual mode from 1/1 to 1/64 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.

Max. guide number 144' for ISO 100 and 105 mm
Vertical +90° and horizontal 300° swivel reflector
Motor zoom for 24 - 105 mm illumination
Integrated wide-angle diffuser for 12mm illumination
Flip-out reflector card
Modeling light for checking the image
Integrated auto focus flash metering
Flash readiness indicator and correct exposure display on the unit
Automatic unit shut-off
i-TTL / i-TTL BL
Manual flash mode from 1/1 to 1/64 with 4 different output settings
Wireless slave mode exposure via built-in mastering camera flash or an additional external flash unit
First and second shutter curtain synchronization
Manual flash exposure correction for TTL flash mode
Automatic fill-in flash
Firmware updates are possible via the integrated USB socket
UPC: 719821326885
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 144.36' (44 m) ISO100 at 105 mm position
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/64
Bounce Head +0° to +90°
Swivel Head 300°
Coverage 12 mm - 105 mm (Full frame)
Zoom Head Full frame: 24 mm - 105 mm
Off Camera Terminal None
Recycle Time Approximately 0.1 - 4 seconds
Flash Duration 1/125 - 1/15000 sec
Flash-ready Indicator Yes
Wireless Communication Channels 4 Channels
Wireless Groups 1 Groups
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Lithium, NiCad, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.9 x 5.1 x 4.2" / 73.0 x 130.0 x 106.0 mm
Weight 10.79 oz / 306 g without batteries
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.19 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.3 x 5.5 x 3.1"
Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Nikon Cameras
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Metzmecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Nikon Cameras
     
    4.7

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (14)
    • Durable (13)
    • Consistent output (11)
    • Fast recycling (11)
    • Lightweight (10)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (14)
    • Fill flash (10)
    • Portraits (5)
    • Night photography (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (9), Casual photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13), Yes (3)

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    5.0

    Great Quality

    By Nando

    from Mill Creek

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Nikon Cameras:

      Very Well made, made in Germany.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Metz 44AF-1 Flash for Sony

      By Chas Flash

      from Stony Creek, Ontario, Canada

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use
        • Portraits

        Comments about Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Nikon Cameras:

        Purchased for my Sony a77 ii to replace Sony 58 flash which I was disappointed with. Great results for all situations. Very simple set up and easy to use for a great price.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent flash - beats the Nikon

        By LSL

        from Atlanta

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • General Use
          • Portraits

          Comments about Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Nikon Cameras:

          I was looking for a replacement for my well traveled Nikon SB-600 and am happy I purchased the Metz. The controls are straightforward - not so on the sometimes confusing Nikon - and setting it up both as single flash or as slave was a snap.
          Metz is a highly recognized brand and has specialized in flashes for decades - you can't go wrong with this.

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          • Yes

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice for the price...

          By CRT

          from Plano, TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash
            • General Use
            • Night Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Nikon Cameras:

            Having owned two Nikon flashes previously -- both which eventually died after about 4 (or so) years, I decided to try this Metz. It is perfect for me (a serious hobby photographer). While I know how to utilize the sophisticated functionalality of the Nikon branded flashes...I utilize the basic settings/capabilities 97% of the time....and for these tasks, the Metz is perfect - for FAR less money.

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            • Yes

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good For the money.

            By waz1967

            from maryland

            Comments about Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Nikon Cameras:

            Overall this flash will generally meet the needs of most hobbyists photographers ( like myself). There are however several points that I'd like to share,as you want to know the good as well as the bad!
            After using this flash for what I don't consider a long time (20-30mins of occasional use) it gets itself out of sync with my camera, and will refuse to take a correctly exposed flash picture. I found that the only way to clear it was to recycle my flash and camera power, a bit of a gaff mid shoot!
            Secondly, if you are using this in daylight for a fill, it is almost impossible to see what mode it is in because the rear lights are dim in sunlight. finally, the flash head is easily knocked away from the 90 deg angle, I discovered this whilst walking around with the camera on a strap, which meant that I had to remember to bend the head back to where I needed it! A stronger detention would prevent this from happening.

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good for the price

            By Andre

            from Athens, GA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Nikon Cameras:

                  First flash I've purchased. I've used the nikon sb700 and this one was just as efficient for what I was using it for at half the price

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good value

                  By Craig66

                  from Phoenix, AZ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • General Use
                    • Night Photography

                    Comments about Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Nikon Cameras:

                    This flash is well made, easy to use, works great and is a good value. Like the fact that you can set the amount of flash needed.

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great Purchase!!!

                    By JSchwartz

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Powerful Output

                    Cons

                    • Slow Focus
                    • Slow Recycling

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • General Use
                    • Night Photography

                    Comments about Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Nikon Cameras:

                    Great product! Enabled me to take pictures inside and outside with the perfect lightening addition. This is a worth while purchase. I highly recommend.

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Metz 44AF-1 Flash for Nikon

                    By Paco Antonio

                    from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

                    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
                      • Night Photography
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Nikon Cameras:

                      Very easy to use and very helpful in low light. Many positions to get the best possible light, its zoom system works perfectly. Highly recommended for amateur photographers for its results and price.

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                      • No

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                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Magnificent compact speedlight

                      By For the birds

                      from Australia

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast Recycling
                      • Good Output For Size
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Nil

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Nikon Cameras:

                      General photography.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      My first External flash

                      By Jonas

                      from Brande, Denmark

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Nikon Cameras:

                        This is my first flash and compared to a Nikon flash this is good value for money. If I need more elaborate flash settings and multiflash use I would buy Nikon flashed, but for fill flash and occational use this is perfect.

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                        • No

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Flash

                        By John Debar

                        from Tipp City, Ohio

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fill Flash
                          • General Use

                          Comments about Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Nikon Cameras:

                          This is a great flash. I love the pull out diffuser and bounce card. It is smaller, light weight, and easy to use. No problems with my Nikons.

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                          • No

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                          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          44 AF-1 mecablitz Digital Flash Review

                          By Lnaka

                          from Albuquerque, NM

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • General Use
                            • Photojournalism

                            Comments about Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Nikon Cameras:

                            Product is easy to use and reliable.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            flash works beautifully with nikon p7000

                            By pelha

                            from dover, ny

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Fill Flash
                              • General Use

                              Comments about Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Nikon Cameras:

                              I haven't had the unit very long, so I haven't used it very much, but it has performed exactly as I would wish in the instances that I have used it.

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                              • No

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                              (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Good flash - basic controls a big plus.

                              By Mr. Chupa

                              from Chicago, IL

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast Recycling
                              • Lightweight
                              • Simple controls
                              • Size
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • No accessories at all

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Nikon Cameras:

                                This is a good flash that is not too big.

                                Compared to Metz 54, SB900, 580EX it is quite small actually.

                                Recycles fast, USB firmware update worked fine.

                                I purchased this particular model especially to avoid dealing with LCD and bunch of controls in the flash.

                                It only has 5 buttons to set up all of its functions. Rest is done in the camera.

                                It bounces and swivels, works fine with diffusers/white cards and reflectors.

                                Very good buy.

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                                • No

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Best design and quality

                                By Tepok

                                from Folsom, Ca

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Design and built
                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use

                                  Comments about Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Nikon Cameras:

                                  This flash is different from the rest of its class. Nice concept design and made in Germany. It worked fine with my Nikon D5000. I liked it!

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                                  • No

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                                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Great Flash for Price

                                  By GMAC

                                  from New Orleans

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Great Value
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Nikon Cameras:

                                    Meets all my flash needs. A great product for the price. Still learning new things everyday about this flash.

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                                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Well-designed flash

                                    By Heather

                                    from Greenville, SC

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Color Value
                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                    • Loses Charge Quickly

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors
                                    • Low Light
                                    • Night Time
                                    • Outdoors

                                    Comments about Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Nikon Cameras:

                                    I am a first-year art major, and recently purchased this flash for a class. Though I'm a beginner at photography, I found it straight-forward and easy to use. It handles well and the swivel head easily snaps into place. I thought it was going to be big and bulky, but when I got it, I found it was much more stream-lined. I've mostly used it for fill light in portraits up to now, but look forward to experimenting with it in other ways. The results I've gotten so far are great! And all for a pretty decent price. Can't complain as of yet!

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