Metz Mecablitz 52 AF-1 Digital Flash

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- For Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Leica, Pentax, and Sony
- GN of 52 at ISO 100
- Firmware update via integrated USB socket
12 Months Warranty with CR Kennedy Australia

  • For Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Leica, Pentax, and Sony
  • GN of 52 at ISO 100
  • Firmware update via integrated USB socket
  • Vertical (+90°) and horizontal (300°) swivel reflector
  • 1st and 2nd shutter curtain synchronisation
  • TTL flash mode (digital only)
  • Automatic fill-in flash
  • Motorised zoom for 24–105 mm illumination
  • Integrated wide-angle diffuser for 12 mm illumination
  • Metal base with quick lock
  • 12 Months Warranty with CR Kennedy Australia

Enjoy and be enlightened with your camera with the Mecablitz 52 AF-1 Digital Flash will.  It has a maximum guide number of 52 at ISO 100 making it one or the most versatile performers in the flash industry. This digital flash comes with more than enough power that may you use it for Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Leica, Pentax, and Sony cameras. It boasts a vertical (+90°) and horizontal (300°) swivel reflector to ensure optimal lighting control. Its firmware can be updated via the integrated USB socket where you can connect it thru a computer and internet. The 52 AF-1 allows perfect illumination and gives balanced light distribution whether in TTL flash mode (digital only) or servo mode. Motorised zoom for 24–105 mm illumination with its automatic fill-in flash is integrated with 1st and 2nd shutter curtain synchronisation while an integrated wide-angle diffuser is built for 12 mm illumination resulting to a more natural image effect. Its body is incorporated with metal base with quick lock. 52 AF-1 digital is the first compact flash unit in the world that integrates illuminated touchscreen display that you can rotate up to 90°.

Product Features in Detail

System flash units
Capturing the perfect shot is now even easier with powerful Metz system flash units – your convenient fully automatic device ensures optimal illumination for every picture. Whether amateur or professional: there’s the right model to meet any requirements and userfriendly operation makes even sophisticated flash techniques child’s play.

Specialist flash units
Regardless of whether you prefer to take digital or analogue photos, Metz has the perfect flash unit to tackle any challenge – whether multi-purpose flash units with SCA adapter for different cameras, handy compact automatic flash units or slave/servo flash units for creative macro lighting design. 

Miscellaneous accessories
Metz provides a comprehensive range of accessories for all flash unit requirements – from rechargeable batteries and charging units for power supply, to technical equipment such as TTL or sync cables, and equipment for professional flash scenarios using reflector umbrellas and soft boxes. Many accessories are also compatible with non-Metz flash units.

Long-standing tradition of innovation
The name Metz has been synonymous with professional flash units for decades. The exceptional reputation has been shaped by numerous technical innovations – such as the use of USB connections which allow flash units within the camera system to be updated for the latest camera model even after purchase. Today, we offer a diverse range of products from convenient compact flashes right through to powerful handheld flash guns. 

Brilliant light for the perfect moment
Using a flash no longer simply means making a dark subject lighter. Anyone using additional light when taking a shot can creatively manipulate the light to suit their requirements – aiming it directly at the subject, indirect flash with a reflector, or even flash “without constraints” with devices that can be used independently of the camera. Many Metz flash units make it possible to calibrate light levels, weighting them as desired to deliver just the right mood lighting. Even by day, the right flash can deliver better photos; brightening shadows or contre-jour to give pictures undreamt of sharpness and brilliance.

Spanning great distances
Thanks to digital flash control (e.g. E-TTL) the light output of a Metz system flash unit can be controlled via the camera. In order to preserve the ambient mood lighting, the shutter speed should be longer than the flash sync speed – but no longer than 1⁄60 second for portraits.

Bouncing flash
When it comes to portraits, turning or rotating the reflector head for a bouncing flash can be highly effective. Light can be deflected via a special reflector umbrella or a flip-out reflector card integrated into the flash unit itself – to create soft harmonious lighting.

Contre-jour flash
Manipulated with skill, contre-jour can deliver interesting lighting effects. Using a flash is a must. Reducing the f-stop by one or two points makes it possible to retain the character of the ambient light. The higher the guide number, the greater the range of the flash unit.

Long shutter speeds
Get creative and try taking shots with longer exposure times than sync times. In this way, moving subjects can, in around one second, create interesting blur effects and a corresponding lightening of the foreground.

“Off-camera flash”
Slave flash mode is perfect for particularly creative lighting design. This involves the positioning and use of an external flash unit wherever required, and entirely without the need for a cable. This can create interesting light accents – or with the use of several slaves, the split lighting of subject and background.

Product name mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital / Canon
Dedicated flash unit Canon
Type of adapter  
Colour temperature approx. 5600 K
GN with ISO 100 and 35 mm res. 50 mm 38
GN with ISO 100 and max. zoom 52
Partial light output increments 22
Manual flash mode
Metz remote flash mode (master/slave)
Master flash mode (Metz remote)
Canon E-TTL remote mode as master/controller/slave •/•/•
Servo function without preflash
Servo function with preflash
Servo mode with learning function
Illumination onwards ... mm (35mm format) 12
Main reflector tilt / swivel •/•
Vertical range in ° 90
Horizontal range in ° 300
Motor zoom main reflector
Motor zoom main reflector with automatic / manual focus length •/•
Zoom positions of main reflector in mm (35mm format) 24/28/35/50/70/85/105
Extended zoom for main reflector
Zoom size function (adaption to chip size of camera)
Integrated wide angle diffuser for illumination onwards ... mm (35mm format) 12
Attachable wide angle diffuser / tele / bounce diffuser attachment –/–//–
Integrated reflector card for main reflector
Secondary reflector / partial light output level (manual adjustable) –/–
LC display / illuminated –/–
Indication of flash distance
Indication of flash readiness / corect exposure indication on flash unit •/•
Dot matrix display / illuminated
Manual flash exposure compensation
Modelling light
Key lock
Canon E-TTL-/E-TTL-II flash mode •/•
Canon FE lock in E-TTL- and E-TTL-II flash mode
Automatic fill-in flash
Indication of flash readiness in camera's viewfinder
Automatic indication of flash distance
Automatic flash sync speed control
2nd curtain sync
High speed synchronisation (HSS res. FP)
Langzeitsynchronisation (SLOW)
Manual flash exposure compensation
Automatic AF assist beam / multi zone A assist beam • /–
reset function (back to factory defaults)
Firmware update by Metz service
Firmware update via USB socket
Automatic cut off (auto off)
Wake up function by camera
Use with alkaline batteries (1,5 V)
Use with nicad batteries res. hydride batteries (1,2 V)
Use with lithium batteries (1,5 V)
Use with alkaline batteries (1,5 V) 140
Use with NiMh batteries (1,2 V/2100 mAh) 240
Use with Metz NiMH battery pack  
Use with lithium batteries (AA, 1,5 V) 370
Use with alkaline batteries (1,5 V) 0,1/4
Use with nicad batteries res. hydride batteries (1,2 V) 0,1/3,5
Use with lithium batteries (1,5 V) 0,1/4,5
Weight without power sources in g (approx.) 346
Measurements in mm approx. (L x H x D) 73 x 134 x 90



Flash output
High max. guide number 52 (meters), High max. guide number 170 (feet) for ISO 100/21° and 105 mm
Basic configuration
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
* Excludes Sony model
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
Camera-specific system flash modes
Canon version
E-TTL- / E-TTL-II flash mode
E-TTL remote mode**
Nikon version
i-TTL / i-TTL-BL flash mode
i-TTL remote mode**
Olympus / Panasonic / Leica version
Micro four thirds TTL flash mode
Micro four thirds / four thirds TTL remote mode**
Pentax version
P-TTL flash mode
P-TTL remote mode
Sony version
ADI flash mode
ADI remote mode 
**Master and slave mode
Ready for the future
Firmware update via integrated USB socket
Power supply
4 x AA alkaline-magnesium or lithium batteries
4 × AA NiMH rechargeable batteries
This product comes with 12 Months Australian Warranty.Our products are sourced from authorised Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty.Camera Warehouse does not participate in 'Grey Market' or 'Parallel Import' activities.

Metz Mecablitz 52 AF-1 Digital Flash
Belt pouch
Slave stand
12 months warranty with CR Kennedy Australia

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