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Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital Flash for Olympus/Panasonic/Leica Cameras

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Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital Flash for Olympus/Panasonic/Leica Cameras
Key Features
  • Compatible with Olympus/Panasonic/Leica Four Thirds TTL
  • Guide Number: 170' at ISO 100 and 105mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-105mm (12mm with Panel)
  • Tilts Upward 90°
The mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital Flash from Metz is a shoe mount flash, with an illuminated rear touchscreen, designed to be compatible with Olympus/Panasonic/Leica cameras featuring Four Thirds 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.
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Metz 52 AF-1 Overview

The mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital Flash from Metz is a shoe mount flash, with an illuminated rear touchscreen, designed to be compatible with Olympus/Panasonic/Leica cameras featuring Four Thirds 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 Olympus/Panasonic/Leica camera's Four Thirds 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 Olympus/Panasonic/Leica 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

Metz 52 AF-1 Specs

Flash Head
Guide Number170.6' / 52 m at ISO 100 (105 mm Position)
CoverageFull-Frame
24 to 105 mm
12 mm (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Angle of Coverage90°
300° (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Auto Zoom HeadYes
Bounce HeadYes
Swivel Head300°
Recycle TimeApprox. 0.1 to 3.5 Seconds
Secondary IlluminationModeling Light
Exposure Control
Exposure ControlFour Thirds TTL
Flash ModesHi-Speed Sync, Second-Curtain Sync
Power Range1/1 to 1/128
Wireless
Wireless OperationOptical Pulse (TTL/Manual)
Unspecified Range (Optical Slave)
Wireless Channels4
Wireless Groups3
Power
Internal Power4 x AA
External Power Pack CompatibleNo
General
MountShoe
Off-Camera TerminalNone
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.9 x 5.3 x 3.5" / 7.4 x 13.5 x 8.9 cm
Weight12.2 oz / 345.87 g (without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.93 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9 x 6.1 x 4"

Metz 52 AF-1 Reviews

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Is this flash compatible with Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 and/or Leica V-LUX (114) ?
Asked by: DELTA
The Metz 52 AF-1 Flash for Olympus/Panasonic/Leica will be compatible with both the Panasonic FZ1000 and Leica V-LUX (Typ 114).
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can we use it with Nikon/Nikon D200 and Panasonic GH4, One flash with two cameras?
Asked by: Anonymous
Nikon and Canon have two totally different types of TTL programming, and to add, the contact points on the flash shoes are not the same, so there is no TTL compatiblity with this flash if you use it on a Nikon. You could use the flash in manual exposure mode with the D200 (non-TT). Otherwise for TTL performance you'd need to purchase seperate flashes for each system.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will it sync to Hss Or fp on an Olympus omd em5 and also can it be done wirelessly?
Asked by: Anonymous
This is incorrect. Olympus refers to high speed sync as FP or Super FP mode. See the E-M5 Instruction manual, pages 31 (item 2 for display) and page 66 and page 97 (for wireless remote). For wireless remote one specifically selects Super FP mode. For normal use there is no specific mode setting on the camera. The camera detects the mode from the flash setting.
Answered by: Charles N.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Does this work completely with a Leica D-Lux type 109?
Asked by: Bruce
I can't imagine why it would not work with this Leica model - both are German in origin and Leica still makes some of the best photo equipment.
Answered by: Dale Espy H.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Is this compatible with the Panasonic 4/3-- G6?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this flash is fully compatible with the Panasonic G6 camera.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will it work in TTL and HSS on a Panasonic G7? I know no radio trigger, but will G7 Trigger this off camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes this flash would allow for TTL and HSS with the Panasonic DMC-G7.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

I have an older Leica V Lux 1 (which is the same ...

I have an older Leica V Lux 1 (which is the same as a Panasonic FZ50). Is it compatible?
Asked by: Marti
It seems to work for everything but off camera slave mode.
Answered by: Marti
Date published: 2020-01-14

Will this flash work with Leica Q2?

Will this flash work with Leica Q2?
Asked by: Stephen
Hi Stephen! Unfortunately, this flash will only work on the Leica D-Lux and V-Lux series cameras.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2020-09-04
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