The successor to the Best Accessory "Tipa 2008" award-winning mecablitz MZ50314N 48 AF-1 digital has been launched with a new high quality metal base which allows quick and easy attachment to the respective camera. The mecablitz 50 AF-1 digital has all the right technological features too, including numerous application possibilities and even higher performance levels (guide number 50). Equipped with a USB interface for online firmware updates, its innovative and future-proof credentials are proven.
These permit precise light output tailored to each individual subject. Numerous manual fine tuning options extend your creative photographic freedom. Virtually limitless possibilities are opened up for creative lighting thanks to a fully swivelling reflector system which also contains a flip-out reflector card and a diffuser.
The slave function allows the 50 AF-1 digital to be used "without constraints". In the respective camera specific wireless TTL mode it can even be used as a slave device. A superb flash unit for committed amateur photographers.
My friend and I we both buy it the same day. He is Nikon guy I am not. On his nikon it works ... let say not bad. I tested it on Sony A77 and that was disaster. It is 21 century and this thing has no Red Eye on Sony if in use as a slave. also no HSS ( high speed sync ) Recycling time is great only if you are shooting sleeping turtle and the best joke on the end - no manual mode if on slave :) that is fun. Positives: build like tank, good light output. Surprises: nothing in the box but flush. Virtually nothing. No case/bug no even mounting bracket.. nothing ...
fill, and night
powerful, well built flash at a very good price point. best as a remote fill and in close focus situations. sluggish recycle may be an issue. overall a great add to the bag.
purchased to use with Sony SLT A77--not expensive but very powerful and easy to use
Didn't want to drop $$ on Sony and did lots of research to find best alternative. This was best balance of price and performance for my use and I couldn't be happier. Awesome simple imterface (5 buttons!), good recycle time and consistent output. Made me comfortable buying a new Metz for my Nikon!
I own two Sony flash units, an older Minolta and a Vivitar Series 1. Since buying this unit, I find that it's the one I reach for in ANY situation. The stereotypic build quality and precision that one tends to associate with products from Germany are present in this light, and there really isn't anything negative that I can find to say about it. Even the Owner's Manual is in readable English (and five other languages).