Product Code: 1031109

Metz 48 AF-1 Digital Sony Fit Flashgun

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Equipped with a USB port for firmware updates via internet, the Metz mecablitz 48 AF-1 digital has shown itself to be just as innovative as its big brother the 58 AF-1 digital. Perfectly matched to digital cameras from leading manufacturers, each model is flash-ready, due to its fully automatic flash modes. They facilitate precision light output, tailor-made for each individual subject. Numerous manual intervention options complement the creative flexibility of the photographer. Supported by a fully swiveling reflector system, with extendible reflector card and a diffuser, almost unlimited possibilities open up for creative directed lighting. In the respective camera-specific wireless TTL mode, the 48 AF-1 digital can even be used detached from the camera as a slave unit. It is an outstanding flash unit for committed amateur photographers and budding pros alike.
Metz 48 AF-1 review

Metz 48 AF-1 Flashgun Review

18 Aug 2010 - Modern flashes are really getting quite clever and there’s a gulf between basic third party flashes and the manufacturers’ all singing, all dancing models. An island in this gulf is Metz - is one of the best known third party flash specialists who produce a range which aims to match the big boys in every respect while still remaining slightly more ‘cost effective’.
See how the 48 AF-1 compares...

With Metz system flash units, absolute operating comfort is available. Clearly-arranged displays, some of them illuminated, give information about what values the respective flash program automatically sets. Sophisticated flash techniques are therefore child‘s play to use. There is also the guaranteed future factor for units with an integrated USB port. It’s not for nothing that the mecablitz 58 AF-1 digital was given the prize for the “EISA Best Flash Unit in Europe 2007/2008 Award” and the mecablitz 48 AF-1 digital a TIPA Award in the Best Accessory section.

Flash output

  • high max. GN of 48 for ISO 100/21° and 105 mm
Basic configuration
  • vertical (-7/+90°) and horizontal (270°) swivel reflector
  • illuminable LCD display
  • easy operating concept
  • motor zoom for 24 - 105 mm illumination
  • integrated wide-angle diffuser for 18 mm illumination
  • extendible reflector card for soft flash illumination
  • modeling light (permanent light for checking the photo)
  • integrated autofocus measuring flash
  • flash readiness and exposure control indicators on the unit and camera
  • flash range indicator in the LCD display
  • automatic unit switch-off and manual key lock

Standard flash modes

  • 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

Camera-specific system flash modes

  • Sony Version
  • ADI TTL flash mode
  • TTL remote mode (slave operation)

Guaranteed in the future

  • Firmware update via integrated USB port

Power sources

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

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Product Specification

Compatibility Sony Alpha
Flash Metering ADi-TTL, Auto and Manual
Included Accessories Flash unit with integrated wide angle diffuser, reflector card, operating instruction
Maximum Guide Number 48
Weight (g) 340
Manufacturer Link Metz
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