Metz Mecablitz 28 CS-2 Digital Slave Flash for Compact Digital Cameras

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About Metz 28 AF3

METZ MECABLITZ 28 CS-2: Optimized for compact digital cameras. How often have you been disappointed with dark photos because the flash built into your camera was not powerful enough? And have you ever wanted a handy compact flash unit that can be used separately from the camera? Well, Metz offers the perfect solution with the mecablitz 28 CS-2 digital optimally adapted in performance and size to compact digital cameras!

Add in the fun factor with the ingenious EASY mode. For the very first time, your flash exposure can be easily controlled with the instant correction keys (+/-)! Simply release the shutter, check the result on the camera's monitor, and correct with the keys if necessary. With this slave model, the flash power can be boosted without any undesirable side effects. The power is generated by normal alkaline size - AAA batteries or inexpensive rechargeable AAA batteries.

Easy to learn: This is unique: A flash unit that learns on its own! The Metz mecablitz 28 CS-2 digital flash unit features a unique learning function that adapts itself to the camera. This ensures that this compact slave flash unit can always be fired by the flash built into the camera, even if it operates with a metering pre-flash. This is achieved by firing a test flash in slave mode. If the red indicator signal light (= OK button) flashes, it means that the flash unit has learned a new light lesson'. For all subsequent shots, the Metz mecablitz 28 CS-2 digital will automatically use this value.

Moreover, the delay period between the measuring pre-flash and the main flash can be set at any time between 0 and 255 ms. With cameras that do not operate with a pre-flash function, you can use the slave mode 1 (with simultaneous triggering). You can always return to the initial functions with the special reset function. And then there is the ingenious concept of the folding side bracket to mount the camera!

Convenient instant correction in EASY mode Operation of the Metz mecablitz 28 CS-2 digital is unbelievably easy. The flash shot taken can be directly controlled with the plus/minus keys (+/-). Procedure: Take a flash shot with your digital camera check the result on the camera's monitor and decide with the plus/minus keys whether the shot should be brighter or darker. An instant correction measure for those who are not concerned with detailed values but rather good results.



The Metz 28 AF3 is commonly used for Fill flash, Night photography and more.The Metz 28 AF3 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast among others.The Metz 28 AF3 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Metz 28 AF3: Consistent output, Fast recycling and Lightweight

Summary of Customer Reviews

(7)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Consistent output (6),Fast recycling (6),Lightweight (6),Strong construction (3)
Best Uses:
Fill flash (6),Night photography (6)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (4)

Metz 28 AF3 Specifications

Maximum guide number at ISO 100
with telephoto attachment: 92
Guide number with ISO 100 and 35 mm: 72
Slave modes
Slave mode with simultaneous triggering
Slave-mode with preflash suppression
Adapted slave mode with learn function (intelligent slave mode)
Flash modes
EASY-Mode for easy use of the mecablitz
Auto flash mode A with 8 telecomputer apertures
Manual flash mode with 4 partial light output levels
Illumination
Light coverage of reflector (corresponds to 35 mm format) 35 mm
with wide-angle diffuser 24 mm
with telephoto attachment 85 mm
Power supply
2 size-AAA, 1.2V/1.5V alkaline manganese / NiMH / NiCad batteries
Number of flashes
at full light output: alkaline manganese / NiMH (750mAh) batteries: approx. 100
Recycling time
with full-power flash: alkaline manganese / NiMH / NiCad Batteries: approx. 8s / 6s / 6s
Dimensions
in inches, approx. (w x h x d) 3 x 3 1/4 x 1 1/4
Weight without batteries
approx. 5 oz
Other
Features:
Manual firing button (test-button)
LC-display for flash mode, slave-mode and maximum flash range indication
Flash readiness indication/ Correct exposure indication
Power saving "Auto Off function
Power saving low-voltage IGBT flash control
Wide-angle diffuser / telephoto attachment
Integrated pivoted bracket with foot

Metz 28 AF3 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
3.7

(based on 7 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Slave Flash

The flash is used with a Sony DSC-W7. I am very pleased with this purchase. It is a must if you expect a good picture in darkness more than 10' away. In total darkness, I have had great pictures up to 60' away. You will not regret your purchase.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Difficult to set-up

Had this flash a week and still can't get the battery compartment cover open. Am unwilling to break it so I have not used prying force. Looks like the manufacturer assembled this before the parts "dried" and they glued themselves together. The flash tube cover lens, which seems to be the wide angle one is also stuck tight. I want to use the telephoto one. Instruction booklet very poor. (GB translation)

Reviewed by 7 customers

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Difficult to set-up

By

from Reno, NV  -  Casual Photographer

Had this flash a week and still can't get the battery compartment cover open. Am unwilling to break it so I have not used prying force. Looks like the manufacturer assembled this before the parts "dried" and they glued themselves together. The flash tube cover lens, which seems to be the wide angle one is also stuck tight. I want to use the telephoto one. Instruction booklet very poor. (GB translation)

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Better Than A Pop-up!

By

from Murfreesboro, TN  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This is a very small flash that does what I bought it for. And that is provide an adequate flash without red-eyeing anyone. I like it better than the Nikon SB400 because it sits just a little higher on the camera. It is tons better than the built in pop-up. It has several modes you can use it in and has a simple LCD on the back. Also comes with a telephoto and wide-angle diffuser. Downside is no bounce or swivel.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great slave flash from Mertz

By

from Sydney, Australia  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

This nice little slave flash is consistent and dead easy to setup. Produced nice clean consistent color on skin tone.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

outstanding product a must for digitalps

By

from PUEBLO CO  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

for a perfect product I WOULD MAKE THE USER MANUAL CLEARER NERVERTHELESS THIS FLASH IS VERY EASY TO USE AND ALWAYS NAILS THE EXPOSURE BRAVO METZ

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great compact flash for point and shoot

By

from Mayfield Village, Ohio  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Great German made product. Works very well with shoeless point and shoot digital cameras. The slave never failed during my testing after about thirty pictures at different ranges. I will probably get a second unit for portraits and table top pictures.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Slave Flash

By

from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

The flash is used with a Sony DSC-W7. I am very pleased with this purchase. It is a must if you expect a good picture in darkness more than 10' away. In total darkness, I have had great pictures up to 60' away. You will not regret your purchase.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Once Set Up

By

from Boa Raton, FL

It does all that it should,one set up and adjusted for your camera

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Shatavia J  Have a finepix s4250. I have no shoe at top for a flash. How will i attatch this to my camera?
MICHAEL K  It does not need to be attached to the camera. It works as a optical slave; when the camera flash fires the Mecablitz will sense this and then fire. The instruction manual explains how to set up the flash to ignore any camera pre-flashes. The flash has a bracket to mount the camera along side it if desired.
Shopper  HOW DO YOU ATTACH THE FLASH TO THE CAMERA, I HAVE A CANON 20D WITH A THREADED PC TERMINAL?
JOEL V  Hi I also have a 20D as well as a 40D and a 7D. The 28 however is mostly a fit for the smaller compact models (I have the S110) that I use with the Metz 28 since it doesn't have a flash connector. You could use it with the 20D by threading the rail (attached) to the tripod socket and using the primary flash of the 20D as the master and the 28 as the slace. Hope that helps.
Shopper  How do you open the battery compartment mine is will not open?
Scott B  My tech guys tell me it's a little stif the first time, but it does open...
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