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Metz 44 AF-1 mecablitz Digital Flash for Pentax Camera

B&H # ME44AF1P Mfr # MZ 44317PS
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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 Pentax 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.

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

P-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 Pentax Camera
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    Metz44 AF-1 mecablitz Digital Flash for Pentax Camera
     
    4.9

    (based on 7 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?:
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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 44 AF-1 mecablitz Digital Flash for Pentax Camera:

      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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      (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 44 AF-1 mecablitz Digital Flash for Pentax Camera:

        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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        5.0

        Excellent for the money!

        By Obnoxious Photographer

        from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • General Use
          • Portraits

          Comments about Metz 44 AF-1 mecablitz Digital Flash for Pentax Camera:

          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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          5.0

          Great user-friendly flash

          By Postdove

          from USA

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Metz 44 AF-1 mecablitz Digital Flash for Pentax Camera:

            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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            (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 44 AF-1 mecablitz Digital Flash for Pentax Camera:

              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.

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              4.0

              Great flash

              By Susan

              from St. Louis, MO

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Metz 44 AF-1 mecablitz Digital Flash for Pentax Camera:

                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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                5.0

                Awesome Flash

                By Dannyy

                from Melbourne, Australia

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good price value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Night Time

                  Comments about Metz 44 AF-1 mecablitz Digital Flash for Pentax Camera:

                  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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