Metz 48 AF-1 Flashgun

November 28, 2007 | Mark Goldstein | Accessories | Comment |

Metz 48 AF-1The Metz 48 AF-1 flashgun is the world’s second USB TTL Flashgun, which allows firmware updating via the internet. Following on from its big brother, the 58 AF-1, the Metz 48 AF-1 has a guide number of 48 and can be used with Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung and Sony DSLRs. The 48 AF-1 is supported by a full swivel reflector system, including an extractable reflector card and a diffuser.

Metz Press Release

for Canon, Nikon, Olympus/Panasonic, Pentax/Samsung or Sony Alpha

Stylishly designed, the new Metz mecablitz 48 AF-1 digital is manufactured to the latest technical standards. Equipped with a USB interface enabling firmware updating via Internet, it is just as innovative as its big brother, the 58 AF-1 digital. Perfectly matched to the digital cameras of leading manufacturers, it is available in four different versions – each of them a smart flash, thanks to their fully-automatic flash systems. These ensure the right amount of light output for every single motif. Various manually operated functions increase the scope of photographic creativity. Supported by a full swivel reflector system, including an extractable reflector card and a diffuser, almost unlimited possibilities for creative exposure in your photography become possible. But it can do even more; due to its slave function the 48 AF-1 digital can even be used detached from the camera. A first-class flash unit for dedicated amateur photographers at a particularly attractive cost-effective price.

New high-power compact flash unit with USB-socket
Once again Metz excels with the mecablitz 48 AF-1 digital. This new versatile Metz flash unit, including USB interface, builds on the mecablitz 58 AF-1 digital in terms of form and function. The new version thus has the potential to follow in the footsteps of its big brother, which has already been honoured with the “Plus X Award – Innovation” and the EISA AWARD as the “best product 2007-2008 – in the category photographic equipment”.

Thanks to the USB interface incorporated in the Metz mecablitz 48 AF-1 digital, updates can be carried out easily via the internet. Due to its high GN of 48 at ISO 100/21° and 105 mm focal length, the 48 AF-1 digital is not only especially powerful, but also can be used for bounce flash to great effect. Its very special feature: a reflector card that can be flipped open, which has been integrated into its vertically-tilting and horizontally-swivelling reflector. With a similarly-integrated snap-out wide angle lens diffuser, the 48 AF-1 digital can even illuminate wide-angle lens focal lengths from 18 mm (35-mm format).
In addition, the “Bounce diffuser 54-23” is available as an optional accessory for bounce flash lighting.

Various versions are available, specially adapted for use with Canon, Nikon, Olympus/Panasonic, Pentax/Samsung or Sony Alpha

You can rest assured that the sophisticated flash exposure techniques from the particular camera manufacturer, as well as many other special functions, such as fast-shutter synchronisation, can be used with every version of the mecablitz 48 AF-1 digital. The 48 AF-1 digital is equipped for Canon E-TTL and E-TTL II flash mode – for Nikon iTTL and D-TTL – for Pentax/Samsung P-TTL and for Olympus/Panasonic TTL-flash mode. And as if this isn’t enough, you can even use the mecablitz 48 AF-1 digital for “wireless” flash (depending on model). This camera-specific wireless TTL-remote operation is available for each model.

Metz 48 AF-1

Metz 48 AF-1

Metz 48 AF-1

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