Metz Mecablitz 64 AF-1 now available in USA for $499.99

The touchscreen, high-powered Mecablitz 64 AF-1 flashgun has been released in the USA for Canon and Nikon, with more variants to follow.

Metz 64 AF-1

We have already been told that the Mecablitz 64 AF-1, which claims to be “the world’s most powerful compact flash”, is available in the UK for £375. It has now been officially released in the United States as well, priced at an RRP of $499.99 for the Nikon and Canon variants.

The full release schedule is as follows:

  • MZ 64314N for Nikon – available now
  • MZ 64311C for Canon – available now
  • MZ 64316S for Sony – September 2014
  • MZ 64312OP for Olympus/Panasonic – September 2014
  • MZ 64317P for Pentax – September 2014

Fujifilm users don’t get any love, unfortunately, but give credit where it’s due to Metz for supporting so many brands as it is.

Metz Mecablitz 64 AF-1

In the USA, Metz products are carried by Manfrotto Distribution. You can order the 64 AF-1 now from Adorama and B&H Photo, both of whom have the flash listed at $449.99 ($50 less than RRP). For more information, visit

David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.