Metz has announced a new touchscreen speedlight – the mecablitz 52 AF-1. The new hot shoe flash features a guide number of 52 and is capable of wireless TTL operation.
The touchscreen rotates when holding the camera in portait orientation for easier readability. Additionally, the mecablitz 52 AF-1 sports a USB port for future firmware upgrades.
The mecablitz 52 AF-1 will be available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony and Micro Four Thirds versions. No word yet on final release date and pricing. Check availability here at B&H Photo.
Full specs listed below.
Technical specifications for the mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital
• High max. guide number 52 for ISO 100/21° and 105 mm
• High flash number [e.g. 240 full flashes with NiMH rechargeable batte
ies (2100 mAh)]
• Flash delay 0.1 – 3.5 seconds (depending on energy source and flash
• Vertical (+90°) and horizontal (300°) swivel reflector
• Illuminated touchscreen display with automatic swivel function (90°)
• Motor zoom for 24 – 105 mm illumination
• Integrated wide-angle diffuser 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
• Flash range display on graphic display
• Automatic unit shut-off
• Metal base with quick lock (not Sony)
Ready for the future
• Firmware update via integrated USB socket
Camera-specific system flash modes
• E-TTL / E-TTL II flash mode (Canon)
• i-TTL / i-TTL-BL flash mode (Nikon)
• P-TTL flash mode (Pentax)
• Four thirds TTL flash mode (Olympus / Panasonic / Leica)
• ADI flash mode (Sony)
• Camera-specific TTL remote operation (master/controller/slave mode,
depending on camera type)
•Servo flash mode
Standard flash modes
• TTL flash mode (digital only)
• Manual flash mode with 22 partial lighting levels
• Servo flash mode with learning functions
• HSS – high speed synchronisation
• 1st and 2nd shutter curtain synchronisation
• Manual flash exposure correction for TTL flash mode
• Automatic fill-in flash
• 4 x AA alkaline-magnesium or lithium batteries
• 4 x AA NiMH rechargeable batteries
Included as standard
• Operating instructions
• Belt pouch
• Slave stand
I Just purchased Metz 52 AF 1 for Nikon, I thought was for Olympus OMD serie.
Would be fine for my Olympus ?
Or l have to send it back ??
Eric Reagan says
If you want to use the TTL functionality of the flash, you’ll need to exchange it for the one made for the Olympus. I would recommend doing so.