- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Included in the Box
Metz Mecablitz 52 AF-1 Digital Flash
12 months warranty with CR Kennedy Australia
This Metz Mecablitz 52 AF-1 Digital Flash comes with 12 months warranty with CR Kennedy Australia.
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.
FLASH FEATURES Product name mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital / Canon Dedicated flash unit Canon Type of adapter Colour temperature approx. 5600 K GUIDE NUMBERS GN with ISO 100 and 35 mm res. 50 mm 38 GN with ISO 100 and max. zoom 52 STANDARD FLASH FEATURES Partial light output increments 22 Manual flash mode • REMOTE FLASH FEATURES Metz remote flash mode (master/slave) – Master flash mode (Metz remote) – Canon E-TTL remote mode as master/controller/slave •/•/• SLAVE MODI Servo function without preflash • Servo function with preflash • Servo mode with learning function • REFLECTOR DATA 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) –/– INDICATIONS LC display / illuminated –/– Indication of flash distance • Indication of flash readiness / corect exposure indication on flash unit •/• Dot matrix display / illuminated • SETTINGS Manual flash exposure compensation • Modelling light • Key lock • DEDICATED FLASH MODES Canon E-TTL-/E-TTL-II flash mode •/• Canon FE lock in E-TTL- and E-TTL-II flash mode • DEDICATED FLASH FUNCTIONS 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 • /– SERVICE FUNCTIONS reset function (back to factory defaults) • Firmware update by Metz service • Firmware update via USB socket • ENERGY MANAGEMENT Automatic cut off (auto off) • Wake up function by camera • POWER SUPPLY Use with alkaline batteries (1,5 V) • Use with nicad batteries res. hydride batteries (1,2 V) • Use with lithium batteries (1,5 V) • NUMBER OF FLASHES (WITH FULL POWER) 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 RECYCLING TIME IN SECS. (MIN./MAX.) 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 WEIGHTS AND MEASUREMENTS Weight without power sources in g (approx.) 346 Measurements in mm approx. (L x H x D) 73 x 134 x 90 DATA SHEET 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
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