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Metz 50 AF-1 MZ 50312OPL Digital Flash for Olympus, Panasonic and Leica Cameras

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  • High guide number of 50 with ISO 100/21
  • Metal foot with fast lock
  • Firmware update via integrated USB port
  • HSS- high speed synchronization
  • Illuminated LCD display

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004DUMUAQ
  • Item model number: MZ 50312OPL
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 1, 2010

Product Description

The 50 AF-1 digital has all the right technological features, including numerous application possibilities and even higher performance levels (guide number 50). Equipped with a USB interface for online firmware updates, its innovative and future-proof credentials are proven. Fully automatic flash modes permit precise light output tailored to each individual subject. Numerous manual fine tuning options extend your creative photographic freedom. Virtually limitless possibilities are opened up for creative lighting thanks to a fully swiveling reflector system which also contains a flip-out reflector card and a diffuser. The slave function allows the 50 AF-1 digital to be used "without constraints”. In the wireless TTL mode it can even be used as a slave device. With built-in camera flash, A superb flash unit for committed amateur photographers. Technical specifications: GN of 50 for ISO 100/21degree and 105 mm; vertical (-7/+90degree) and horizontal (300degree) swivel reflector; illuminated LCD display; motor zoom for 24 - 105 mm illumination; integrated wide-angle diffuser for 12 mm illumination; extendible reflector card for soft flash illumination; modeling light (permanent light for checking the photo); integrated autofocus measuring flash; flash readiness indicator and correct exposure display on unit and camera (subject to camera); flash range indicator in the LCD display; automatic unit switch-off and manual key lock; 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; Four Thirds TTL flash mode; Four Thirds TTL remote mode (Slave and servo mode); 4 x AA alkaline-magnesium or lithium batteries; 4 x AA NC or NiMH rechargeable batteries. This unit is designed for Olympus, Panasonic and Leica camera systems.

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By jambaj0e on July 10, 2011
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This is my first flash that I'm using with my Olympus E-PL2. I had the Metz 44AF for a couple of days, but returned it since it doesn't allow you to change the zoom manually (as opposed to TTL) and do high-speed Sync. The Metz 50 AF does all that, plus more! Everything is controllable on the unit itself, which is important if you're using it as a kicker, hair light, fill, etc, as well as main light on a stand and you want a consistent output independent of where you are with the camera. It even can do a version of the modeling light!

The fact that you can upgrade the firmware means that when I move up to another Micro 4/3rds camera (Olympus E-P3 or maybe the Pen Pro if it comes out), I can still use this. Runs great with my wireless sync in manual mode and as wireless TTL triggered by my camera.

About the only thing that I wish this has is a sync cord jack. Otherwise, it's a great combination of value, power, brightness, recycle time, and even size!

Very much recommended!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Pecno on November 5, 2011
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This flash has worked really well on my GH2. I have mostly used TTL mode and the exposure come out correct for the most part.
The flash looks large in comparison to GH2 body but not too bulky.
I was concerned about the menu access based on other reviews I read. I think some of these reviews are a little misleading. It is true that you have press 2 buttons simultaneously in order to access some of the settings. However, the settings you are likely to use the most often, i.e. TTL, manual modes, High Sync speed, EV compensation, can all be changed or adjusted with one press of a button. I think it is a small compromise for the significantly lower cost compared to the Oly or Panasonic equivalent.
The flash also has a servo function that allows it be triggered by another flash which work pretty well.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ripoff Britain on September 3, 2011
I use this with my Panasonic DMC-LX3 10.1MP Digital Camera with 24mm Wide Angle MEGA Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Black), and couldn't imagine shooting without it. It is larger and heavier than the camera itself, but makes a great handle--I just hold the camera by the flash all the time, and enjoy the additional stability.

When shooting at dusk, set on TTL and dial down the power by a stop, and well-exposed images are a piece of cake.

Last, the build quality of this flash is excellent: It appears that this model hasn't gotten "quality cancer" as has much of Metz's product line.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By flax on December 15, 2011
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This is my first ever external flash.

Using with a Panasonic GH2.

Seems to play well with the GH2, TTL mode gets the exposure right most of the time.

Has manual mode if you want to get creative / have to deal with difficult lighting.

Couple of cons:

Settings for less used functions (such as servo or slave mode)take some extra buttons pushes as you toggle through the options. Some of the icons on the lcd are really small too.

Doesn't work in servo mode with the GH2 at this time. Servo mode is when the flash is off the camera and is triggered when the camera's internal flash fires. The GH2 has a preflash that cannot be disabled. This triggers the Metz flash too early. However Metz has issued firmware to deal with this on other models, such as those for Sony and Pentax, so they should do the same for this flash.

Posted some pics above.
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