The Metz Mecablitz 52 AF-1 Touchscreen Flash is a feature-packed unit with numerous improvements over its Mecablitz 50 AF-1 predecessor. Its reliable German engineering and meticulous build quality remain unchanged, but the new Mecablitz 52 AF-1 now features a more powerful flash head rated at Guide Number 52 @ ISO 100. This additional power, combined with a new Master Wireless Mode allow the versatility of controlling multi-flash setups commonly used in a range of lighting scenarios.
Another major improvement over the previous iteration is the illuminated touch screen display that will automatically rotate the screen depending on the orientation of the flash. This new display delivers pertinent information about your flash setup and streamlines the adjustment of your flash settings with its intuitive, easy to read interface. A USB interface built into the Metz Mecablitz 52 AF-1Flash allows the firmware of the unit to be updated with additional features and improved compatibility, ensuring it remains an indispensable part of your photographic kit for years to come.
Powerful Lighting - Bright flash head rated at Guide No: 52 at ISO 100/21° & 105mm delivers great flash coverage in a wide range of photographic scenarios.
Touchscreen Display - Innovative new illuminated, auto-rotating touchscreen makes it quick and easy to view and configure your flash setup.
Updatable Firmware - Be confident your flash will be future-proof with the ability to update firmware via a built-in USB interface.
Long-Range Radio Triggering - Master Wireless mode allows complete wireless TTL support for up to 3 Groups and 4 Channels.
Creative Flash Modes - High-Speed Flash Synchronization (HSS) compatibility allows you to use the flash without being restricted to slower shutter speeds.
Maximum Flash Effectiveness - The auto-zoom head is effective between 24mm and 105mm allowing you to precisely adjust the light angle to match the focal length of your lens.
Adaptable Swivel Head - The versatile flash head is capable of 300 degrees horizontal rotation and 90 degrees vertically movement delivering perfect lighting control.
Great for Studio Work - A 3 second modelling light mode allows you to evaluate the light and shadow of your subject before you take a shot.
High max. guide number 52 (meters), High max. guide number 170 (feet) for ISO 100/21° and 105 mm
Vertical (+90°) and horizontal (300°) swivel reflector Illuminated touchscreen display with automatic swivel function (90°) Simple operating concept Motorised zoom for 24–105 mm illumination Spot zoom mode Integrated wide-angle diff user for 12 mm illumination Flip-out reflector card Modelling light (permanent light to check shadow) Integrated autofocus flash metering Flash readiness indicator and correct exposure display on unit and on camera (subject to camera) LCD flash range display Automatic unit shut-off Metal base* with quick lock
Standard Flash Modes:
TTL flash mode (digital only) Manual flash mode with 22 partial lighting levels Servo flash mode with learning function HSS – high speed synchronisation 1st and 2nd shutter curtain synchronisation Manual flash exposure correction for TTL flash mode Automatic fill-in flash