Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital Flash for Canon Cameras

Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital Flash for Canon Cameras

Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital Flash for Canon Cameras

B&H # ME52AF1C MFR # MZ 52311C
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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Guide Number: 170' at ISO 100 and 105mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-105mm (12mm with Panel)
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Rotates Right 120° & Left 180°
  • Wireless Slave TTL Functionality
  • Illuminated Rear Touchscreen with Swivel
  • Recycle Time: 0.1-5 Seconds
  • High-Speed, 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
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The mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital Flash from Metz is a shoe mount flash, with an illuminated rear touchscreen, designed to be compatible with Canon cameras featuring E-TTL / E-TTL II. 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 Canon camera's E-TTL / E-TTL II 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 Canon 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
UPC: 719821355045
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Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital Flash for Canon Cameras
  • Belt Pouch
  • Slave Stand
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Metz AF-1 specs

    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 170.6'  / 52 m ISO 100 at 105 mm Position
    Angle of Coverage 90°
    Wide-Angle Adapter: 300°
    Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/128
    Bounce Head Yes
    Swivel Head Yes, 300°
    Zoom Head Full Frame: 24 - 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 (W x H x D) 2.9 x 5.3 x 3.5" / 7.4 x 13.5 x 8.9 cm
    Weight 12.20 oz / 345.87 g Without batteries
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.7 x 6.1 x 4.0"

    Metz AF-1 reviews

    mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital Flash for Canon Cameras is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than Canon 430EXII For the same price as the Canon 430 EXII, you can get a flash with more power and an integrated reflector card. Plus, the touch screen is great. All settings work seamlessly as if it were a Canon product. You can also use it as a master (you can't do that with 430 EXII).
    Date published: 2013-01-23
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Worth the Money to Me The flash has plenty of power, and is intended to be on par with the 580EXII. It works well enough in that respect, but it certainly not a Canon flash. The touchscreen is rather a pain to use. Also, the flash is not fully compatible with the PocketWizard FlexTT5 system. You will not be able to control the power of the flash using the AC3 Controller. This to me is a major failing; unfortunately, there had been no compatibility reports published when I bought the flash. Also, when the flash is in Manual mode, it cannot be triggered by PocketWizards, although I haven't tried a shoe->PC cord adapter. But then, you wouldn't have any power level controls. Also, if you are using the flash in Master mode, the pre-flashes are extremely annoying and distracting. I would much rather use the infrared system built into the 580EXII, instead of wasting battery on pre-flashing the actual flash. Speaking of which, battery life on this flash is pretty bad; it really sucks up the batteries. If all you need is an on-camera TTL flash, this might fit your needs.
    Date published: 2014-09-14
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Touchscreen is difficult to use I'm just starting to do events that require flash photography so I bought this flash as my starter flash. Since I know very little about hot shoe flashes, I can't really comment on how well the flash operates as a flash. However, I can say that the touch screen is terrible. I have thin, slim fingers, and I still struggled to hit the right spot on the touchscreen, and then have the screen react. Almost always I had to push 2-3 times to change to a different screen. Even if you were able to master hitting the screen just perfectly every time to have it react (I returned the product within 3 days of getting it), it just operates too slowly. For someone like me, who is trying to learn how to use a hot shoe, this is simply not the product to buy. It took too much effort to operate - I had to spend my focus on getting the screen to go where I wanted to go, which took away from my focus on learning
    Date published: 2013-12-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Weel suited replacement for a Canon 430 My Canon 430EX will not focus anymore, so I wanted to replace it. The Metz 52 AF-1 seemed to be everything the 430 was, but also could be used as a master flash. It did not disapoint. It works great with my Canon cameras and it controls the Canon 430 when it is set up as a slave. It also measures out to have the same guide number as the Canon. The touch screen makes setup easy.
    Date published: 2014-03-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product for the job very useful and friendly application
    Date published: 2013-01-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great flash Flash does everything you could want to do and then some. Cannot beat it for the price.
    Date published: 2014-01-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great no other words Flash is simple to use and makes the world of difference
    Date published: 2013-12-30
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