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Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Pentax Cameras

B&H # ME44AF1P Mfr # MZ 44317PS
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Product Highlights
  • Compatible with Pentax P-TTL
  • Guide Number: 144' at ISO 100 and 105mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-105mm (12mm with Panel)
  • Modeling Light for Checking Shadows
  • Tilts Upward 90° & Rotates 300°
  • Wireless Slave TTL Functionality
  • Manual from 1/1 to 1/64
  • USB Port for Firmware Updates
  • 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries

This Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash features P-TTL compatibility for Pentax 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
P-TTL flash mode
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
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 mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Pentax Cameras
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Metzmecablitz 44 AF-1 digital Flash for Pentax Cameras
     
    4.9

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (6)
    • Good power output (5)
    • Attach securely (3)
    • Consistent output (3)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (5)
      • Fill flash (3)
      • Indoors (3)
      • Low light (3)
      • Night time (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

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      5.0

      quality flash

      By fproti

      from nj

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

      Easy to use

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good alternative to Pentax 360

      By ankyloman

      from Massachusetts

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • General Use

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

      This Metz has about the same power as the Pentax 360 but is missing some options. However, that makes for MUCH simpler control buttons: on/off plus four buttons to control all available functions. There's both a diffuser and reflector built-in, although the latter is a little difficult to pull out. The battery compartment door seems to be significantly sturdier than on the Pentax model (a major flaw on the Pentax). The Metz tilts and swivels, but there is no down tilt. However, I was able to get good lighting & correct exposure for close-ups by simply extending the reflector and leaving the flash pointing straight forward (90 degree setting).

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      • No

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Product

      By SonTrac

      from Houston, Tx

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        I am using this flash over a year for my Pentax K-x and sofar not a single thing go wrong with this unit. I shoot indoor, outdoor, bouncing, increase/decrease the flash, pretty much can do what I needed. Also I personal like the Germen stuff.

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        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent for the money!

        By Obnoxious Photographer

        from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • General Use
          • Portraits

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

          I use this flash on the camera and so far it's great. There are no harsh shadows on my subjects and bouncing from the ceiling or wall gives a great effect. I bought this after looking at other flashes for my Pentax and this seemed like a good fit and so far, I am very pleased with it.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great user-friendly flash

          By Postdove

          from USA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

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

            I use this flash with my aging but still awesome K100D. The flash's interface is superb, well lit buttons, just enough functionality. This combination certainly lacks some advanced features but if I have to use a complex studio-type lighting a manual mode is all that is needed. Also some creative use is possible with 2s self-timer release.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Exactly what I was looking for

            By Yulia

            from Portland, OR

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Durable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

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

              I'm an amateur photographer who was seeking a step up in my indoor/night time shots. Compared to all other options available for my Pentax, this one came out on top. Full mobility, can be used remotely, and available for updates, these are some of the main features that caught my attention.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great flash

              By Susan

              from St. Louis, MO

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

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

                I really love this flash. It's straightforward to operate, well constructed and works well with my P-TTL metering. I haven't yet had the opportunity to test it in a lot of different settings, but I played around with shooting a still life in different lighting situations and was very pleased with the results from this flash.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome Flash

                By Dannyy

                from Melbourne, Australia

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good price value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Night Time

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

                  Got this flash about 3 weeks ago and i have been using it quite a bit, it is very simple to use and pretty much changed the way i take indoor nighttime photography.
                  I would love a back LCD but I believe the 50series do have them

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                  • No

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