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Metz 48 AF-1 Review (Flash for Canon / Nikon)

Metz 48 AF-1 on Nikon cameraThe Metz ‘mecablitz’ brand has a long history of flash manufacturing and their speedlites are high tech products: feature packed, deeply integrated into the camera makers’ digital TTL systems and with the reputation of a manufacturer who has been at the forefront of innovation for decades.

The Metz 48 AF-1 represents the last generation of mid-range flashes from Metz, and was replaced in late 2010 by its successor Metz 50 AF-1 that features some detail improvements (e.g. a metal flash foot).

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Metz 58 AF-2 Preview

The 58 AF-2 is the latest model in the professional series of flash units from German manufacturer Metz. It was announced together with its smaller brother 50 AF-1 in August 2010 and replaces the ’58 AF-1 digital’ introduced back in 2006. It’s clearly evolution rather than revolution as can be seen from the product shots already. Hint: The new AF-2 is in the first picture.

Metz 58 AF-2 vs Nikon Canon 58 AF-1Metz 58 AF-1 vs 58 AF-2

Improvements over 58 AF-1

The Metz press release claims these as the main improvements over the precursor (specs of the 58 AF-1 in parenthesis):

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New Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 Coming?

The 58 AF-2 has been officially announced now; go here for a 58 AF-2 preview article including comparison with SB-900 and 580EX II.

On German photography board www.dslr-forum.de, some clue showed up today about a successor of the 58 AF-1 digital in form of a Metz 58 AF-2 digital flashgun. Interestingly it can even be found on the Metz website http://www.metz.de/en/photo-electronics/accessories.html, it is listed in the pulldown menu under the accessories section:

Metz.de Screenshot mecablitz 58 AF-2 digital

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