Metz mecablitz 24 AF-1 digital Flash for Olympus, Panasonic, & Leica Cameras

Metz mecablitz 24 AF-1 digital Flash for Olympus, Panasonic, & Leica Cameras

Metz mecablitz 24 AF-1 digital Flash for Olympus, Panasonic, & Leica Cameras

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Metz mecablitz 24 AF-1 digital Flash for Olympus, Panasonic, & Leica Cameras

Metz mecablitz 24 AF-1 digital Flash for Olympus, Panasonic, & Leica Cameras

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Four Thirds TTL
  • Guide Number: 79' at ISO 100 and 35mm
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • AF Assist Beam
  • Recycle Time: 0.3-6 Seconds
  • Slow, 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on 2 AA Batteries
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Metz 24 AF-1 overview

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The mecablitz 24 AF-1 digital Flash for Olympus, Panasonic, & Leica Cameras from Metz is a compact shoe-mounted flash unit that is Four Thirds TTL compatible. This allows it to accurately and quickly determine exposure automatically. Additionally, the main reflector can be tilted up to +90° for more control over your lighting design.

During use, it features multiple LED indicators on the back for telling you the exposure level and whether or not the flash is ready to fire. Also, it is possible to use exposure compensation to adjust the flash's output through the camera. Other options include acting as an auto fill-in flash as well as 1st and 2nd curtain sync modes. The flash runs on 2 AA batteries.

Basic Configuration

Vertically tilting reflector +90°
LED indicators for power level and flash readiness
AF assist beam
First and second shutter curtain synchronization
Manual flash exposure correction for TTL flash mode
Automatic fill-in flash
Firmware updates available via Metz Service
Automatic power off and wake up
200 full power flashes with alkaline batteries and 250 full power flashes with NiMH batteries
Alkaline recycle time of 0.3 to 5 seconds and NiCad/NiMH recycle time of 0.3 to 6 seconds
Color temperature of 5,500K
In the Box
Metz mecablitz 24 AF-1 digital Flash for Olympus, Panasonic, & Leica Cameras
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Metz 24 AF-1 specs

    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 78.74'  / 24 m ISO 100 at 35 mm Position
    Bounce Head 0 to +90°
    Swivel Head None
    Coverage - mm (Full Frame)
    Zoom Head None
    Off-Camera Terminal None
    Recycle Time Approximately 0.3 - 6 Seconds
    Flash Duration 1/500 - 1/30000 sec
    Flash-Ready Indicator Yes
    Power Source 2x AA Alkaline, NiCad, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.5 x 3.7 x 2.6" / 64.0 x 95.0 x 67.0 mm
    Weight 6.42 oz / 182 g without batteries
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.44 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.7 x 2.8 x 2.8"

    Metz 24 AF-1 reviews

    mecablitz 24 AF-1 digital Flash for Olympus, Panasonic, & Leica Cameras is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 28.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just right for the LX/DLUX cameras This is big enough to be worth using but not too big for little digital cameras. On an LX5 it balances fine. The little flash is surprisingly bright, and extremely simple to use. It has off/on, ready, and test. The bounce function is fantastic at softening the light. Swivel would be nice but if you hold the camera in portrait mode, the bounce becomes a swivel. I find that the bounce mechanism is not flimsy and it should be reliable if you are gentle. Great price, great power, great size, and great light color and made in Germany.
    Date published: 2012-10-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flash for Travel I purchased this flash unit to go with my Micro 4/3 Olympus OM-D EM10. Most flash units are bulky and do not fit in a small bag. I purchased the smallest Think Tank bag which has three open compartments. This flash is perfect--powerful enough and small enough to fit in the bag with another lens and the camera with mounted lens. Sometimes you just want to snap on a flash and fill in light...the best feature is the head of the flash will tilt up 90 deg.or any angle you wish. This is unusual for a flash of this size. I also pop on a Vello bounce. The light is prefect. You have no controls on the flash except for on and off...however, the flash can be controlled by the camera. I bought the flash which goes with the Olympus. There are other models for other manufacturers. The only light on the back of the unit is a red light indicating that the flash has exposed an image correctly or incorrectly. The quality of workmanship is very nice...also, it only takes two double A can leave the unit on and it comes to life when you depress the shutter button half way. Metz always has a practical unit. This is not a sophisticated professional flash is one to use for a fill situation.
    Date published: 2015-10-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good alternative to built-in flash I use this with my Panasonic LX7 and it's just the right size. It works as advertised - functionalities like TTL flash, flash exposure compensation, 2nd curtain sync all work when set through the camera. The one thing that surprised me is the red AF assist unit in front of the flash does NOT work with my LX7. The camera continues to rely on its own built-in AF assist light instead. A quick check of the user manual does mention that some cameras will behave like this and it is to be expected, although Metz didn't go into specifics on which models. It's not a major issue, but it was surprising. Build quality is generally reasonable. The plastic is a lower quality compared to a Canon 270EX or Nikon SB-300 for example, but acceptable for the price. However, two areas which are definitely flimsy are the tilting flash head & the shoe mount. The build quality in these two spots does make you think they could've been built better. Overall, a good value for the price paid. It delivers where it matters - compatibility & functionality with my LX7, despite falling a little short on build quality on a couple of areas.
    Date published: 2013-11-19
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Doesn't like my G7 For some reason I can't mount the flash on my G7 and then turn it on. It won't power up, why I don't know. I went to the manual for the G7 and followed their instruction for mounting a flash. That being turning off the on board flash. I then turned the G7 back on with the flash attached and the flash wouldn't power up. What I had to do wash take off the flash and then turn it on and then mount it on the G7. Then it would work about 50% of the time. I don't know if I am doing something wrong but I feel like I wasted my money on this flash. I hope Metz reads my review and has a follow up to why I have this problem. This is a follow up to my first post in March of 2016.
    Date published: 2017-02-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great flash for price I like this product because it was fairly inexpensive and it works well with my Olympus camera. It charges quickly and can be used with rapid sequence shooting. It also is better than my flash that is on my camera because it eliminates shadows. The only problem I have with it was that all instructions included with flash were in German and its not fully functional with my camera. But for the price & quality, it works great! It's definitely a great flash for my first external flash!
    Date published: 2013-07-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great. Small and light weight. I like it better than the small lumix flash. Powerful enough for my uses.i
    Date published: 2014-11-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the job at a low price ! Needed a small flash for my Lumix FZ1000 with a limited budget. Does a great job !
    Date published: 2015-06-04
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay flash Works ok but the tilt head is very cheaply made
    Date published: 2012-08-21
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