Metz 28 AF-3
For dedicated flash systems: Canon, FourThirds, Nikon, Pentax, Sony.
Head: 24, 35, 85mm coverage, zoom type unknown.
Swivel & tilt: no.
Exposure modes: TTL, Varipower.
Manual settings: 1/1 and 1/8 (2 steps).
No built-in wireless modes.
Field upgradable: No.
Dimensions: 58 x 85 x 32 mm, 100 g.
Guide number (ISO 100, meter): 28.
Price: USD 110 (new, w/o tax).
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Metz is a German consumer electronics manufacturer. The company was founded in 1938. One of its best known product lines is a set of flash units branded Mecablitz.
The flash guns with the AF designation are dedicated shoe mount flashes that are built to work with a single, dedicated flash system. The flash guns with the MZ and CL designations are based upon Metz' SCA (Special Camera Adaption) system. SCA is modular, and let you tie a flash to a particular dedicated system with a suitable adaptor (typical cost USD 80 per adaptor). You may move a flash to a different system by buying the right adaptor for that system.
Some Metz flash guns have a USB-interface to let users upgrade the firmware for newer camera models.
Metz flash guns has an excellent reputation for performance and build quality, but they also carry a high price tag.
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