Metz, the German flash maker, has officially announced the Mecablitz 64 AF-1, a high-end flashgun with touchscreen controls.
The product was previously leaked with its full specifications as well as a roadmap detailing future support for Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, PentaxÂ andÂ Sony.
According to the manufacturer, the 64 AF-1 will be “the new star of the flash world”, writing:
“This top model puts every subject in the perfect light: the mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital impresses with its high-performance guide number 64 at ISO 100/21Â° and 200mm focal length. This makes the mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital one of the most powerful compact flash units in the world and whatâ€™s more it boasts impeccable workmanship and abundant functions. The new rotating touch display with coloured lighting is a particular highlight. Coupled with its intuitive operating system, this allows the photographer to make quick adjustments to the multifarious setting options, no matter what the situation.”
Unlike some other recent flash offerings, the Mecablitz 64 AF-1 does not offer any form of built-in radio capability. But Metz is the only company making lights with full-colour touchscreens. Which feature is more interesting? Share your thoughts below.
The flash will ship in autumn of this year. For more information, visit the Metz product pageÂ or read our earlier articles.