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Metz 58 AF-2 Digital Flashgun for Canon

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  • High guide number of 58 with ISO 100/21
  • Metal foot with fast lock
  • Firmware update via integrated USB port
  • HSS- high speed synchronization
  • Illuminated LCD display

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Metz 58 AF-2 Digital Flashgun for Canon + JJC White Flash Diffuser for Metz Mecablitz 48 AF-1, 50 AF-1, 58 AF-1, 58 AF-2
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 5 cm ; 249 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Batteries 4 AA batteries required.
  • Item model number: 583219A
  • ASIN: B00456NYZI
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 5 Oct 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Product Description

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Integrated flip out reflector card and diffuser

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Even an award winner can be made better

The top model in the Metz compact flash unit range has been further improved with numerous optical and functional features. The successor to the Mecablitz 58 AF-1, winner of the EISA Award for "best flash unit in Europe 2007/2008" has been equipped with a new stable metal base (excluding Sony model) which can be attached to the camera flash shoe quickly and easily with one single movement thanks to the optimised lock system.Refinements such as the revised motor zoom mode and an improved high performance flash tube further increase the longevity of the product. Its multi-functionality has also been extended with additional features. Thus the Mecablitz 58 AF-2 digital offers servo flash release functionality via the integrated camera flash which is also perfectly compatible with cameras without master function. Additional features include high performance energy management and multiple zone AF flash metering.The slave/servo sensor has been integrated into the front of the flash unit to increase the transmission quality of wireless flashes. The wide-angle diffuser has also been adapted for illumination of wide-angle focal widths from 12 mm (135 format). Like all Mecablitz system flash units, the new flash unit is available in different versions, perfectly tailored to digital cameras made by the leading manufacturers.

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Vertical and horizontal swivel reflector

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Special functions for any flash situation

The Mecablitz 58 AF-2 digital offers the perfect solution for every flash situation. The innovative secondary reflector provides perfect image illumination for portraits. Numerous manual fine tuning options afford the Mecablitz 58 AF-2 digital exceptional creative photographic freedom.Virtually limitless possibilities are opened up for individualised lighting thanks to a fully swivelling reflector system which also contains a flip-out reflector card and a diffuser. The slave function and the new servo function allow the new top model in the Metz compact flash unit range to be used without constraints in various operating modes, depending on the camera model. With the servo flash release, no camera master function is required to use the flash as an additional creative light source in the room. The camera-specific wireless TTL remote mode of the respective model comes into play with the slave function. In addition, automatic mode provides the possibility of achieving a perfect picture even in situations where the camera-specific TTL control is impaired.

Illuminated Dot matrix LCD panel provides easy visibility

The Mecablitz 58 AF-2 features a large illuminated dot matrix LCD panel which displays information about the flash status and settings.4 button controls below the display allow the user easy access to all features and settings of the flashgun.

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USB interface for firmware upgrades

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High performance compact flash with USB connection

Thanks to the Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-2 digital USB interface, specific firmware updates for each model variant can easily be installed via a computer and the Internet. Due to its very high guide number 58 for ISO 100/21° and 105 mm focal length, the 58 AF-2 digital is not just for high performance applications, but also lends itself perfectly to being used as an indirect flash. The real highlight is the flip-out reflector card which is integrated into the both vertically and horizontally tilting and swivelling reflector.Different versions for Canon, Nikon/Fujifilm, Olympus/Panasonic/Leica, Pentax and Sony

It goes without saying that the respective camera manufacturer’s refined flash lighting technology can also be employed with the corresponding version of the mecablitz 58 AF-2 digital, in addition to numerous special functions, such as high speed synchronisation. Thus the 58 AF-2 digital offers E-TTL and E-TTL II flash mode for Canon – iTTL/D-TTL/3D flash mode for Nikon/Fujifilm – P-TTL for Pentax and four thirds TTL mode for Olympus/Panasonic/Leica.

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Brilliant light for the perfect moment

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Why use a flash system?

Using a flash doesn‘t only mean flooding a dark subject with light, there is even considerable advantage in using a Metz flash in daylight, especially if you are shooting in direct sunlight.

The Metz flash can help to lighten the shadowed areas for a brighter, more pleasing image.

In contrast to bygone eras, flashes and cameras themselves already contribute a great deal to successful exposure. These days, there is simply no need for flash photographers to spend time on f-stop calculations or use various formulas; intelligent units have now taken over most of the work, and with the help of various special functions, one can concentrate on the essentials, such as the picture composition.

Box Contains

Metz 58 AF-2 Digital Flashgun For Canon
Soft Case
Slave mounting base
Instruction manual

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr Baz #1 REVIEWER#1 HALL OF FAME on 27 Feb 2014
I've used the Metz on various mounts (Canon, Nikon, Sony) and been very impressed on all 3.
As I now have a 70d I wanted a good flash which is well featured and has good power, but didn't fancy the 600EX-RT's wallet busting price (almost £200 more). The Canon Speedlite 430EX II is a decent flash, but it's only about £50 odd cheaper than this.

Having used the Metz previously I decided to give it a go again.
My quick summary is as follows:

Pros:
+ Full loaded, it's got just about everything you'd want on a flasgun
+ Decent build quality, metal shoe. not as good as the top end Canon's but satisfactory
+ High power GN 58, powerful performance and the numbers match up to real world use
+ Supports E-TTL(II) wireless slave and master
+ Dual beam AF assist, I found it works very well for low light AF
+ Has HSS which is essential for fill flash outside
+ Modelling light, strobe mode, whilst the last one isn't essential it's handy to have
+ Has the well known "Auto" mode which uses the on flash sensor (thyristor) and bypasses the camera metering entirely.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robert Bainbridge on 23 Jan 2013
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So far doing exactly what it says on the tin... easy to set up and use - talks to the camera with no issues. Need to just spend time using it and tweaking setting to get the best results but suspect very little will be required!
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Excellent! Very well built, great flash modes (E-TTL2, Auto Thyristor and Manual), very good flash coverage. I am unable to compare this with Canon flashguns, but there was nothing to fault in its build and finishing. The head evens moves down to -7 dgrees to facilitate macro pictures.

I found the ETTL2 mode not very good (under exposed photos) for bouncing the flash in my Living Room, but the Auto thyristor mode showed correctly exposed photos. Easy to use, but I found that reading the manual worthwhile!

This is a substantial unit, large in size and I weighed this at ~470 grams incl 4 AA batteries. Thats a lot of weight on top of the camera and lens! But it is Metz's flagship flash for on-camera usage!
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