Metz Mecablitz 44 AF-2 released

German flash manufacturer Metz has released a new flashgun, the Mecablitz 44 AF-2.

Metz 44 AF-2

German flash manufacturer Metz has released a new flashgun, the Mecablitz 44 AF-2. This model replaces the company’s “bestseller” flash, the 5-year-old 44 AF-1.

Improvements include a “high-performance” front-facing LED video light with four power levels, a metal (vs. plastic) hotshoe foot, high-speed sync (HSS) support and a USB port for firmware updates.

Metz 44 AF-2

The Metz 44 AF-2 will also now be available in a Fujifilm model, in addition to existing support for Canon, Nikon, Micro Four Thirds, Pentax, Sony (iISO) and Samsung.

Features

  • Guide number 44 (Iso-100; 105mm)
  • 90° tilt, 300° swivel
  • Simple LED/button user interface
  • Electronic zoom from 24–105mm focal lengths
  • Flip-down wide-angle diffuser (12mm equivalent) and bounce card
  • Power saving mode
  • Metal hotshoe foot (except the Sony iISO version)
  • USB firmware updates

UK distributor Intro2020 has announced immediate availability of the Metz Mecablitz 44 AF-2, which has a suggested retail price of £179.99. For more information, visit www.metzflash.co.uk.

David Selby
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