Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 digital Flash for Fujifilm Cameras

Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 digital Flash for Fujifilm Cameras

Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 digital Flash for Fujifilm Cameras

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Fujifilm TTL
  • Guide Number: 85' at ISO 100 and 85mm
  • Coverage: 24-85mm
  • LED Video Light with 2 Output Levels
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Wireless Slave TTL Functionality
  • Recycle Time: 0.3-8 Seconds
  • 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • USB Socket for Firmware Updates
  • Runs on 2 AAA Batteries
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Improve your on-camera lighting with the mecablitz 26 AF-1 digital Flash from Metz. This model is designed to work with Fujifilm cameras which feature TTL. It has a guide number of 85' at ISO 100 and with the telephoto attachment. Integrated into the flash is a wide-angle diffuser which increases coverage from 24-85mm with the use of different attachments. The 26 AF-1 also has an LED video light with 2 output settings as well as the ability to tilt upward 90° for bouncing your light.

In addition to basic TTL functionality, the 26 AF-1 also features a slave TTL function that allows it to be triggered wirelessly from the camera or another flash. Recycle times range from 0.3 to 8 seconds depending on power output and 1st and 2nd curtain sync is available. This flash also has a USB socket for implementing firmware updates and it runs on 2 AAA batteries. Additionally, it comes with a case.

Automatic fill-in flash setting
Coverage of 24mm with wide-angle diffuser, 35mm with standard reflector, and 85mm with telephoto attachment
Vertical tilt with locking positions at 0, 20, 40, and 90°
Color temperature of approximately 5600K
LED video light has max output of 30 lux at 3.3'
Runs on 2 alkaline, Ni-MH rechargeable, or lithium AAA batteries
Number of flashes ranges from 100-160 depending on battery type
LED indicator light for flash ready status
UPC: 719821387473
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Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 digital Flash for Fujifilm Cameras
  • Telephoto Attachment
  • Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Metz 26AF-1 specs

    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 85.3'  / 26 m ISO 100 at 85 mm Position
    Exposure Control TTL
    Bounce Head Yes0 to +90°
    Swivel Head None
    Coverage 24 - 85 mm (Full Frame)
    Zoom Head None
    Recycle Time Approximately 0.3 - 8 Seconds
    Flash-Ready Indicator Yes
    Power Source 2x AAA Alkaline, Lithium, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.5 x 3.3 x 3.3" / 63.0 x 85.0 x 85.0 mm
    Weight 4.06 oz / 115 g without batteries
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.8 x 4.1 x 1.9"

    Metz 26AF-1 reviews

    mecablitz 26 AF-1 digital Flash for Fujifilm Cameras is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Small - But not perfect I haven't used this on the streets yet, but I did some testing and there is some compromise to make this small. There is a wide angle diffuser included (too small for an internal zoom function), but when flashed onto a blank wall the Fresnel lens projects lines. I ended up sanding off the Fresnel pattern and frosted the diffuser. No more lines, but there is a hot spot - but that was there before. This uses AAA batteries, which means I need to invest in a different size rechargeable battery. The battery door is a little sketchy. The TTL is good, but the flash compensation on my Fuji X-E2s doesn't seem to change the exposure like it does with the on-board flash. Maybe that's normal, I'm not sure.
    Date published: 2016-03-01
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Slave Mode Not Implemented. Slave mode for Fujifilm cameras has not been implemented in the firmware, yet. I had to return the pair I bought. Otherwise, I like this flash.
    Date published: 2016-06-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Product This is a small, but powerful unit. There is enough candlepower to bounce flash in a small or medium sized room. Unfortunately, if you are shooting in a portrait orientation, the flash doesn't rotate for that orientation. For my Fuji camera, exposures are on the money. I can't tell about battery usage yet. I've only had the flash a week. But, I figure the AAA batteries will need changing often. May go to rechargeables.
    Date published: 2015-12-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Flash While I wish this flash just stood straight and didn't need to be bent over on an angle for normal use, it's a lightweight, competent, compact flash. The head sits just high enough to clear the front of my 16mm f/1.4 mounted on my�X-E3 (which the smaller Fuji flashes that you'd want to use with a rangefinder don't). I like the 26 AF-1's metal foot and the controls' ease of operation.
    Date published: 2017-11-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flash for Fuji review. The flash is compact and works well. I like that it can be tilted upward for a bounce effect. Recommended.
    Date published: 2015-12-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small but powerful This fits in your pocket but produces good, bright bursts. There's sometimes a lag in recycle time but otherwise reliable.
    Date published: 2018-09-12
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