Metz Mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital

August 11, 2014 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories | Comment |

The mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital is the new, top-of-the-range flash unit from Metz, featuring a zoomable tilt-swivel head and a secondary flash tube for on-axis fill. The guide number is 64 in metres at ISO 100 at the 200mm flash head position (translating into a GN of 43 @ 50mm). Key highlights include a new large, auto-rotating, full-colour touchscreen; HSS, servo, automatic and TTL flash modes; 1st and 2nd-curtain synchronisation; a modelling light and a newly-developed motorised zoom mechanism that makes the mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital capable of properly illuminating focal lengths ranging from 24 to 200mm. The flash also incorporates a new RAPID function, enabling photographers to shorten recycle times in fast paced situations. The Canon and Nikon versions are already available for £375, with versions for Olympus/Panasonic/Leica, Pentax and Sony expected to hit the shelves after Photokina 2014.

Website: Metz Germany

Metz Press Release

mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital

The new star in the flash world

The mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital is the new, top-of-the-range model flash product from Metz. As well as retaining the strengths of its predecessor the 58 AF-2 digital – like the secondary reflector and Servo, automatic and TTL flash modes – the new model has been further improved with numerous new features. The guide number has been increased to 64 for ISO 100 and 200mm focal lengths, making the mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital one of the most powerful compact flash units in the world. The new top model is characterised by its outstanding workmanship and numerous technical functions, like a motorised zoom and fully pivoting reflector system. Without question, the absolute highlight of the 64 AF-1 digital is the new, large, illuminated graphic touch display in colour, with automatic rotating function (90°). This provides extremely convenient access to the mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital's numerous adjustment options. Like all mecablitz system flash units, the new flash is perfectly tailored to digital cameras made by leading manufacturers. Versions for Canon and Nikon are already available and versions for Olympus/Panasonic/Leica, Pentax and Sony will eventually follow after the 2014 photokina. Whether for the professional or for the ambitious amateur photographer, the new mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital delivers perfect light at the critical moment.

Depending on the model, the Metz mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital supports the major special functions on digital cameras from leading manufacturers. In addition it has a large illuminated, graphic touch display in colour, with automatic rotating function.

Metz mecablitz - technology "made in Germany"

Metz flash units represent high-performance technology and quality that can be relied upon. We have been manufacturing in Germany for over 60 years. As such we hold a unique position: Metz is the only manufacturer of camera flash units to develop and manufacture its products in Europe.

Product details are available at

Intro2020 (UK) Press Release

More Power, More speed

The new 64 AF-1 flashgun from Metz

With a ground-breaking guide number of 64 (ISO100 @ 200mm) and a 24-200mm zoom head, the new Metz 64 AF-1 delivers more power than any other TTL hot shoe flash. In the professional world of photography, power and speed are everything so the 64 AF-1 also incorporates a new RAPID function, enabling photographers to shorten recycle times in fast paced situations to make sure every shot counts.

Designed and made by Metz in Germany, photographers will be able to count on the quality of this new benchmark flashgun that also has new features such as a large colour touch screen display for easy access to the flashgun settings. The intelligent nature of this flashgun even has one touch easy access to exposure compensation settings, an under exposure warning on the main screen in case the huge power this flashgun can offer was not enough for the subject!

For great bounce and fill lighting Metz have incorporated a second flash tube in the main body of the flashgun with variable output settings to add some direct lighting for portraits etc. to help create perfect images. For more creative lighting, the 64 AF-1 offers Master and Slave settings for off camera flash which are fully compatible with the camera manufacturers own systems, as well as a Servo function for a simple approach to creative lighting where a Master controller is not available.

A huge number of other settings are customisable within the TTL, Auto, Manual, & Strobe capabilities and for professional and enthusiast photographers who like different settings for different situations, there are also 4 programmable user pre-sets so that you can easily save and access the ideal set up for your particular location.

  • Guide Number 64 at ISO100
  • Large illuminated colour touch screen display
  • 24-200mm auto zoom head
  • Secondary reflector for bounce & fill
  • Rapid function for very fast recycle times
  • 4 individual programme settings
  • 12mm wide angle diffuser
  • Bounce & swivel head
  • USB Update facility

The 64 AF-1 is available now in Canon & Nikon fit, with Sony M.I, Pentax and Olympus/Panasonic to follow shortly. Suggested retail price £375.00 inc VAT

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