Metz 28 AF-3

Metz 28 AF-3 features a fast recycling time in a compact, durable body. It has an Angle of Coverage 63° (35mm lens in 35mm format), 84° (24mm) with wideangle diffuser, 28° (85mm) with telephoto adapter; TTL Dedication (i-TTL when used with compatible Nikon cameras); Recycle Time 6 Seconds. The Metz 28 AF-3 measures 2.25 x 3.25 x 1.25″ (58 x 85 x 32mm) WxHxD and weighs 3.5 oz (100 g).

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Metz 28 AF-3 Expert Reviews

WDC reviews the Metz 28 AF-3 and writes;
“The results from the Metz are mixed. Some images are slightly underexposed, especially when shooting against a white wall, for example, though more mixed backgrounds produce better results. The illumination is even across the frame, though wideangle shots show fall-off, with 24mm providing the best illumination.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Features & Specifications

Metz 28 AF-3 Features & Specifications

The flash boost for your shots Never miss an important moment because of a weak pop-up flash. Be it a garden party, wedding, child’s birthday or a luxury cruise – pictures of those irretrievable moments in life become valuable mementos. Yet, in spite of the importance of the moment, the photos often turn out to be disappointing: Sometimes faces are too dark because of the high contrasts between light and shadows. And then the colors are too flat because the camera’s internal flash was just not powerful enough.

The Metz mecablitz 28 AF-3 digital is the answer. This small, clip-on high-tech flash unit is designed to optimally match the latest compact digital cameras. The Metz 28 AF-3 is fully automatic and is so handy that it will easily fit in your jacket pocket. Power can be supplied either by normal alkaline batteries or rechargeable batteries.

This is fully computable with Nikons sophisticated TTL systems. TTL: film & digital; auto shut-off; AA battery size; battery type: Alkaline. NiCad. NIMH; coverage: 0.94 in.; depth: 1.28 in.; display type: LCD; exposure OK indicator; guide number @35mm (ISO 100): 22 guide number (meters); height: 3.35 in.; integrated AF measuring system; max guide number (ISO 100): 28 guide number (meters); max recycle time: 6 s.; number of batteries: 4; weight w/o batteries: 3.52 oz.; width: 2.28 in.

One Response to “Metz 28 AF-3”

  1. Omega says:

    This little flash may be small in size, but not on features! It offers first and second (rear) curtain sync, automatic exposure compensation, automatic flash sync control, SLOW sync control, etc! It runs on two AA sized batteries, and provides about 200 shots in actual usage while we were traveling in Prague in winter, before needing a change of batteries. Recyling time in-between shots ranges from 2 to about 6 secs. We use it on the Canon Powershot G11 as well as the Canon 5D Mark II. Pictures simply turn out gorgeous with this flash! We also have the wonderful Metz 48 AF-1, but because of its small size we find ourselves using the Metz 28 AF-3 in most situations.

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