Metz MZ50312OPL 50 AF-1 Digital Flash for Olympus/Panasonic/Leica - Bundle - with 4 NiMH Batteries, Charger

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About the 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.

Metz 50AF1 Includes

  • Metz MZ50312OPL 50 AF-1 Digital Flash
    4 AA Nickel Metal Hydrid e (NiMH) 2900 mAH Rechargeable Batteries with 4-Hour AA & AAA Quick Charger, 110 /220 volt

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
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) , Pro photographer (2)

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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
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