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Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital Flash for Pentax Cameras

B&H # ME52AF1PS Mfr # MZ 52317PS
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Product Highlights
  • Compatible with P-TTL
  • Guide Number: 170' 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 1/128 in 1/3 Steps
  • Illuminated Rear Touchscreen with Swivel
  • USB Port for Firmware Updates
  • High-Speed, 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync

The mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital Flash from Metz is a shoe mount flash, with an illuminated rear touchscreen, designed to be compatible with Pentax/Samsung cameras featuring P-TTL. This flash also has a high guide number of 170' at ISO 100 and 105mm as well as a built-in USB port that allows for future firmware updates via the internet. A high quality metal base allows quick and easy attachment to the camera.

The 52 AF-1 is designed to fully support a Pentax/Samsung camera's P-TTL system. It can be operated as a TTL slave unit that can be controlled by the camera's own built-in commander mode or as a master itself.

The flash also features an auto zoom head from 24-105mm that can be set to match the camera's sensor, a full bounce and swivel head (with a fully swiveling reflector system which also contains a flip-out reflector card and a diffuser), a built-in wide angle diffuser for 12mm coverage, and in addition, full manual control from 1/1 to 1/128 power in 1/3 steps.

Fully compatible with Pentax cameras and updatable via USB port
High-speed flash synchronization allows flash to be used with any shutter speed
Operate the 52 AF-1 via its illuminated graphic display by directly touching the display indicators. For portrait shots, the display rotates the touchscreen display by 90°
Wireless full TTL triggering via a camera or flash with commander/master mode
Autozooming head can cover from 24 to 105mm, and 12mm when used with the included wide-angle diffuser
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 170.6' (52 m) ISO100 at 105 mm position
Exposure Control Manual/TTL
Angle of Coverage 90°
Wide-Angle Adapter: 300°
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/128
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head Yes
Swivel Head Yes, 300°
Zoom Head Full frame: 24 mm - 105 mm
Off Camera Terminal None
Recycle Time Approximately 0.1 - 3.5 seconds
Flash-ready Indicator Yes
Wireless Communication Channels 4 Channels
Wireless Groups 3 Groups
Power Source 4x AA Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.9 x 5.3 x 3.5" / 7.3 x 13.4 x 9.0 cm
Weight 12.20 oz / 346 g Without batteries
Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital Flash for Pentax Cameras
  • Belt Pouch
  • Slave Stand
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Metzmecablitz 52 AF-1 digital Flash for Pentax Cameras
     
    5.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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        5.0

        Excellent Flash!

        By Sam

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital Flash for Pentax Cameras:

          Great flash for the price. High quality,easy to use touch screen, multi functional, highly recommend! Great quality.

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By Vasko

          from Marietta, GA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital Flash for Pentax Cameras:

            Easy To Use touch screen.
            Metz brand - great quality.

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            5.0

            Excelent

            By Gare

            from Chihuahua Mex

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Sports/Action
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital Flash for Pentax Cameras:

              It's what you may expect for a metz flash, to me seems even sturdier than the 58 series, the door battery in the 58 series was kind of a concern due the poor design, not latching properly and kind of cheap build.
              Its very nice build, the touch screen its fine, very easy to navigate thru the menu sys...
              Powerfull, i'm using it with the pentax K5sii...
              some times overexposes but that it's more a camera problem, than a flash problem...
              So far so good, i like the 52 AF-1

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