Metz 50 AF-1

Metz 50 AF-1 features Flash delay 0.1 – 3.5 seconds; Vertical (-7/+90°) and horizontal (300°) swivel reflector; TTL flash mode; 4 x AA alkaline-magnesium or lithium batteries.

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

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Metz 50 AF-1 User Reviews

Metz AF 50 Sony Flash
“One of the best flashes I have ever owned. Very quick re charge time …. almost immediately. Works well with remote flash hardware. I am very pleased with this product.” – By fsdfdsf
Rating: ★★★★★

Works Perfectly
“I purchased this flash for my A300 and I have had zero problems. This flash works without any issues on my A300 & A230 and I cannot say anything negative about this unit.” – By J Derick Perry
Rating: ★★★★★

Great flash for Sony A77
“I bought this flash for my Sony SLT-A77 when I was asked to shoot a wedding. I know the high megapixel Sony A77 is not that great in low light and figured I would need it to shoot in a church. It worked great and is ten times better than the little pop up flash in the camera.” – By texascbx
Rating: ★★★★★

Great flash for the price
“All I can say is that this flash works perfectly with the A65. Works in auto mode or manual mode and power zoom matches that of the lens. Continuous flash mode works as advertised, too. Haven’t played much with the slave mode, but I did take a couple of test shots to see how it works.” – By Gary G. Russell
Rating: ★★★★★

Features & Specifications

Metz 50 AF-1 Features & Specifications

The mecablitz 50 AF-1 digital is the new generation of the 48 AF-1 digital, winner of the TIPA Award for “best photographic accessory 2008”. All the benefits of the previous model have been retained and numerous further developments have also been added. The elegant housing can be mounted onto the camera flash shoe via the new metal base and fixed in place quickly and easily with a single movement thanks to the optimised lock system.

The guide number has been increased to 50/ for ISO 100/21° and 105 mm focal length. Performance and reliability have been further optimised through improvements to the high performance flash tube. Moreover, the flash has been equipped with a servo flash release via the camera’s internal flash which also works independently of the camera’s master function. Even the wide-angle diffuser has been adapted and is now even suitable for illumination of wide-angle focal lengths from 12 mm (135 format). Like all mecablitz system flash units, the new flash unit is available in different versions, perfectly tailored to digital cameras made by the leading manufacturers.

With the new mecablitz 50 AF-1, the options for image composition are almost limitless. It allows precise light output tailored to each individual subject. Numerous manual fine tuning options extend creative photographic freedom. Virtually limitless possibilities are opened up for individualised lighting thanks to a fully swivelling reflector system which also contains a flip-out reflector card and a diffuser.

The slave function and the new servo function allow the new premium flash unit to be used without constraints in two different operating modes, depending on the camera model. With the servo flash release, no camera master function is required to use the flash as an additional creative light source in the room. The camera-specific wireless TTL remote mode of the respective models comes into play with the slave function. High performance compact flash with USB connection Thanks to the Metz mecablitz 50 AF-1 digital USB interface, updates can be easily installed via the Internet.

Due to its high guide number 50 for ISO 100/21° und 105 mm focal length, the 50 AF-1 digital is not just high performance but also lends itself perfectly to being used as an indirect flash. The real highlight – a flip-out reflector card, which is integrated into the both vertically and horizontally tilting and swivelling reflector.

Different versions for Canon, Nikon/Fujifilm, Olympus/Panasonic/Leica, Pentax and Sony It goes without saying that the respective camera manufacturer’s sophisticated flash lighting technology can also be employed with the appropriate version of the mecablitz 50 AF-1 digital, in addition to numerous special functions, such as high speed synchronisation. Therefore, the 50 AF-1 digital offers E-TTL and E-TTL II flash mode for Canon – iTTL/D-TTL/3D flash mode for Nikon/Fujifilm – P-TTL for Pentax and four thirds TTL mode for Olympus/Panasonic/Leica.

Flash output
• High max. guide number 50 for ISO 100/21° and 105 mm
• High flash number [e.g. 330 full flashes with NiMH rechargeable batteries (2100 mAh)]
• Flash delay 0.1 – 3.5 seconds (depending on energy source and flash output)

Basic configuration
• Vertical (-7/+90°) and horizontal (300°) swivel reflector
• Illuminated LC display
• Motor zoom for 24 – 105 mm illumination
• Integrated wide-angle diffuser for 12 mm illumination
• Flip-out reflector card
• Modelling light (permanent light to check the image illumination)
• Integrated autofocus flash metering
• Flash readiness indicator and correct exposure display on unit and camera
• Flash range display in LCD
• Automatic unit shut-off
• Metal base with quick lock (not Sony)

Ready for the future
• Firmware update via integrated USB socket

Camera-specific flash functions
• E-TTL / E-TTL II flash mode (Canon)
• i-TTL / D-TTL / 3D flash mode (Nikon)
• P-TTL flash mode (Pentax)
• Four thirds-TTL flash mode (Olympus / Panasonic / Leica)
• ADI flash mode (Sony)
• Camera-specific TTL remote mode (slave mode)
• Servo flash mode

Basic flash functions
• TTL flash mode
• Manual flash mode with 8 partial lighting levels
• HSS – high speed synchronisation
• 1st and 2nd shutter curtain synchronisation
• Manual flash exposure correction for TTL or automatic flash mode
• Automatic fill-in flash
• Flash bracketing

Power supply
• 4 x AA alkaline-magnesium or lithium batteries
• 4 x AA NC or NiMH rechargeable batteries

Accessories included
• Operating instructions

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One Response to “Metz 50 AF-1”

  1. Shirantha H D says:

    I have used this Metz 50AF-1 with Nikon D3000 and found it performed well.
    I have been using Metz 60CT-1 & 45CL-1 for years
    with Minolta SRT 303, Nikon FM2 & FG cameras and finally with new Nikon D3000. Hope the new Metz 50AF-1 also perform like the older brothers.
    The AF assist beam was bit insufficient for the slow kit lens, compared to AF assist beam of the camera.
    Apart from that, I am impressed with its performances. The metal flash shoe is very easy to fix & remove. I recommend this product.

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