Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 & 52 AF-1 Digital Flashes for Sony Multi-Interface Shoe
Updating its existing flash lineup to incorporate Sony’s Multi-Interface Shoe, Metz has released new versions of its mecablitz 44 AF-1 and 52 AF-1 digital flashes. Both of the flashes support Sony’s ADI / P-TTL firing modes and feature wireless slave TTL triggering. The 52 AF-1 features a powerful guide number of 170' while the 44 AF-1 is rated at 144', both of them at ISO 100 and 105mm. Additionally, distinguishing the 52 AF-1 is an illuminated rear touchscreen with automatic rotation, high-speed synchronization, and 22 partial levels in Manual mode.
These Metz models are similar in design with a zoom range of 24-105mm, which can be expanded to 12mm with the diffusion panel, the ability to tile upward 90° and rotate 300°, and the inclusion of a modeling light for checking shadows. There is also a built-in USB port that allows users to update their firmware, and each runs on 4 AA batteries.