Metz MZ50312OPL 50 AF-1 Digital Flash for Olympus/Panasonic/Leica

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Metz 50AF1: Picture 1 regular

About Metz 50AF1

The successor to the Best Accessory "Tipa 2008" award-winning mecablitz MZ50312OPL 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

(9)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Good power output (8),Easy to use (7),Fast recycling (7),Consistent output (6),Versatile (6),Durable (5),Lightweight (4)
Best Uses:
General purpose (8),Fill flash (5),Photojournalism (3),Portraits (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (4),Photo enthusiast (3)

Metz 50AF1 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 50AF1 Specifications

Dedicated flash unit
Olympus/Panasonic/Leica
Color temperature approx.
5600 K
GN with ISO 100 and 35 mm res. 50 mm
36
GN with ISO 100 and max. zoom
50
Partial light output increments
8
TTL flash mode hint
Only Oly-Preflash-TTL
Illumination (35mm format)
12
Vertical range in deg.
-7 +90
Horizontal range in deg.
300
Zoom positions in mm (35mm format)
24/28/35/50/70/85/105
Integrated wide angle diffuser
12 (35mm format)
Number of flashes
Use with alkaline batteries (1,5 V): 210
Use with nicad batteries (1,2 V/600 mAh): 90
Use with NiMh batteries (1,2 V/1600 mAh): 250
Use with lithium batteries (AA, 1,5 V): 460
Recycling time in secs
Use with alkaline batteries (1,5 V): 0,1/3,5
Use with nicad batteries res. hydride batteries (1,2 V): 0,1/3,5
Use with lithium batteries (1,5 V): 0,1/3,5
Flash modes
i-TTL / D-TTL / 3D flash mode
i-TTL remote mode (Slave and servo mode)
Power sources
4 x AA alkaline-magnesium or lithium batteries
4 x AA NC or NiMH rechargeable batteries
Dimensions (L x H x D)
71 x 137 x 99 mm / 2.8" x 5.8" x 3.9"
Weight
340 g / 11.99 oz
Mfr #
MZ50312OPL
SKU
MZ50312OPL

Metz 50AF1 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

It's a Metz

Not much to comment upon. You get what you pay for.

Reviewed by 9 customers

 
4.0

Powerful and not available anymore

By

from Washington, DC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Fairly high power, tracks with the zoom lens settings. Works well with the Canon 40D. The bounce card included to give nice catch lights while getting a broad light for portraits.

 
4.0

A lot of flash for the buck

By

from Huntsville, AL  -  Photo Enthusiast

Still gettting familiar with it, but for the price it will do the job, since I don't use flash all that often. Still figuring out how to use as fill flash outdoors as it seems almost a little too powerful for close-in portrait work, while still on camera.

 
4.0

great speedlight

By

from puebla, mexico  -  Pro Photographer

cant beat for the price

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

very good ....

By

from Washington D.C  -  Pro Photographer

Input power is slightly increased to a guide number of 50. His new diffuser covers more angular, covering up to 12 mm focal. Other features are the way high-speed sync, manual with power adjustable in eight steps and a recharge time of 0.1 to 3.5 seconds, according to the power of the flash and the battery. The most interesting may be the ability to work wirelessly both in slave mode, controlled by the master of the camera, as in servo mode working for free, allowing us to do more creative photographs. Another thing I like most of the Metz flash is incorporating a USB port to update the firmware every time you leave a new model of camera so you can continue using it in the future.

 
4.0

Works well with my Nikon D7000

By

from Moneta VA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I primarily do nature photography. I am now mounting it whenever i shoot. It has exceeded my expectations.

 
5.0

serious power

By

from rowley, ma  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This is a great flash, has plenty of power as well. My only (very slight) complaint would be it's recycling time. Typically the flash is ready to fire again in about 3 seconds. Other than that- it's great and for the money, you can't beat it. :)

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great flash

By

from Bellingham, MA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Good flash for weddings

 
5.0

It's a Metz

By

from Bayonne, NJ  -  Photo Enthusiast

Not much to comment upon. You get what you pay for.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Don't miss this sleeper!!!

By

from Chino Ca.  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This German made flash is solid as my SB-28,SB-24 and costs less than half Nikons SB-900.Don't go for the cheaper made brands!!This METZ is the real deal.It has as much power as my Nikon SB-28,I checked them both with flash meter, with them on manual, perfect match.Don't waste your money on the Nikons or the cheaper imports.You will not regret it.Oh by the way the METZ-50AF-1 integrates with my Nikon D-200 perfectly.The TTL exposures are "dead bang" on.

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Shopper  Does this Metz work well with Olympus' OMD EM5 camera? Do you loss any of the camer's features by using this third party equipment? If so, which ones?
CARL H  I don't own an OMD EM5 camera. The flash works perfectly with my E-620. You may want to ask the flash manufacturer.
Shane S  If you are using the 50 AF-1 with an Olympus PEN, particularly the E-PL2, is the wireless TTL supported in remote mode? Are there any features of the flash that aren't supported by the camera?
CARL H  I don't know. I bought the flash because of the Metz reputation. You might be better off asking the manufacturer.
Shopper  Does this Metz work well with Olympus' OMD EM5 camera? Do you loss any of the camer's features by using this third party equipment? If so, which ones?
CARL H  I don't own an OMD EM5 camera. The flash works perfectly with my E-620. You may want to ask the flash manufacturer.
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