Metz, the German flashgun manufacturer, has released a new variant of their Mecablitz 44 AF-1 for Samsung NX-series compact system cameras. The TTL flash unit has already been available since December 2010 for other camera brands, such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Four Thirds and Pentax. The most recent model adds support for Samsung’s Wi-Fi enabled snappers such as the NX300, NX20 and NX1100.
The Mecablitz 44 AF-1 is a speedlight with guide number of 44 (Iso 100, 105mm), recycle time of 0.1–3 seconds and 24–105mm power zoom flash head. The device offers through-the-lens (TTL) exposure control for compatible cameras (dependent on model) as well as user-selectable 1/1, 1/2, 1/8 and 1/64 manual power levels.
Metz Lighting products are widely distributed across the globe. The international representatives for the USA and UK are Manfrotto Distribution and Intro2020 respectively. In America the various Mecablitz 44 AF-1 flashes currently retail for $199.99. (or ~£125 in the UK).
For dealers in other countries and more technical information, visit the Metz web site.