Metz 44 AF-4
Check availablity: eBay.
For dedicated flash systems: Canon, FourThirds, Nikon, Pentax, Sony.
Head: 12, 24-105mm coverage, power zoom (w. manual override).
Swivel & tilt: 300° swivel, -7° to +90° tilt.
Exposure modes: TTL, Varipower.
Manual settings: 1/1, 1/2, 1/8, 1/64 (4 steps).
No built-in wireless modes.
Trigger voltage: 4.7 volt.
Flash duration: 1/200 sec. @ 1/1 (full output).
Field upgradable: No.
Dimensions: 75 x 125 x 108 mm, 400 g.
|Zoom head setting:||f=35mm||f=50mm||f=max|
|Guidenumber (ISO 100, meter):||28||34||44|
|GNs taken from p. 134 in the manual.|
Price: USD 200 (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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