Metz 44 AF-1 P-TTL Flash for Pentax Cameras, Guide Number 44 at the 105mm Setting

SKU: MZ44317PS MFR: MZ44317PS
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About the Metz 44AF1

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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Durable (5) , Good power output (5) , Versatile (5) , Consistent output (4) , Easy to use (4) , Fast recycling (4) , Lightweight (3)
Best Uses:
Fill flash (4) , General purpose (4) , Photojournalism (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (3) , Pro photographer (2) , Photo enthusiast (1)

Metz 44AF1 Features

  • Vertical (-7/+90deg.) and horizontal (300deg.) swivel reflector
  • Illuminated LCD display
  • Easy operating concept
  • Motor zoom for 24 - 105 mm illumination
  • Integrated wide-angle diffuser for 12 mm illumination
  • Extendible reflector card for soft flash illumination
  • Modeling light (permanent light for checking the photo)
  • Integrated autofocus measuring flash
  • Flash readiness indicator and correct exposure display on unit and camera (subject to camera)
  • Flash range indicator in the LCD display
  • Automatic unit switch-off and manual key lock
  • Metal base with quick lock
  • TTL flash mode
  • Manual flash mode with 8 partial lighting levels
  • HSS - high speed synchronization
  • 1st and 2nd shutter curtain synchronization
  • Manual flash exposure correction for TTL flash mode
  • Automatic fill-in flash
  • Flash bracketing

Metz 44AF1 Specifications

Dedicated flash unit Pentax
Color temperature approx. 5600 K
GN with ISO 100 and 35 mm res. 50 mm 32
GN with ISO 100 and max. zoom 44
Partial light output increments 4
TTL flash mode (without preflash) Yes
Manual flash mode Yes
Pentax/Samsung P-TTL remote mode Yes (as slave)
Illumination onwards (35mm format) 12
Main reflector tilt / swivel Yes / Yes
Vertical range in deg. -7 - +90
Horizontal range in deg. 300
Motor zoom main reflector Yes
Motor zoom main reflector with automatic Yes
Zoom positions of main reflector in mm 24/28/35/50/70/85/105 (35mm format)
Wide angle diffuser for illumination 12 (35mm format)
Reflector card for main reflector Yes
Indication of flash readiness Yes
Correct exposure indication on flash Yes
Pentax P-TTL flash mode Yes
Automatic fill-in flash Yes
Indication of flash readiness Yes
Automatic flash sync speed control Yes
Automatic AF assist beam Yes
Firmware update by Metz service Yes
Firmware update via USB socket Yes
Automatic cut off (auto off) Yes
Wake up function by camera Yes
Use with alkaline batteries (1.5 V) Yes
Nicad batteries res. hydride batteries Yes (1.2 V)
Use with lithium batteries (1.5 V) Yes
Use with alkaline batteries (1.5 V) 220
Use with NiMh batteries 270 (1.2 V/1600 mAh)
Use with lithium batteries (AA, 1.5 V) 450
Use with alkaline batteries (1.5 V) 0.1 / 3
Nicad batteries res. hydride batteries 0.1 / 3 (1.2 V)
Use with lithium batteries (1.5 V) 0.1 / 4
Dimensions (L x H x D) 73 x 128 x 105 mm / 2.87" x 5.03" x 4.13"
Weight 320 g / 11.28 oz
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