Metz 15 MS-1
This macro ring flash provides wireless TTL control with that is compatible with the following modern TTL systems: Canon, Nikon, Four-Thirds, Pentax, and Sony Alpha.
Each of the two separate flash bulbs inside the ringlight are individually controllable, and each reflector can be swiveled with a range of 0-20°. Ratio control allows separate settings for the left and right sides of the flash.
Comes with 52 mm and 58 mm adapter ring; 62 mm, 67 mm, and 72 mm adapter rings are available separately.
For dedicated flash systems: Canon, FourThirds, Nikon, Pentax, Sony.
Head: Fixed 35mm coverage.
Swivel & tilt: no.
Exposure modes: TTL, Varipower.
Manual settings: 1/1 to 1/64 in EV 1 steps. (7 steps).
Wireless modes: Remote (dedicated), Plain slave, Digital slave.
Features: Macro, LCD, Sync. socket.
Trigger voltage: < 6 volts.
Field upgradable: via USB.
Dimensions: 145 x 132 x 38 mm, 198 g.
Guide number (ISO 100, meter): 15.
Price: USD 400 (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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