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Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1, the alternative for shutterbugs

Within a few weeks of its launch in December, the new mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital had successfully established itself on the flash unit market. The number of pre-orders for the system flash unit, which was launched at photokina 2010, even exceeded what were already high expectations. The new 44 AF-1 (GN 44 for ISO 100/21° and 105 mm) features an integrated wide-angle diffuser, a flip-out reflector card and a USB interface. Its control panel with illuminated keys on the reverse of the unit makes the device exceptionally easy to use...

HIGHLIGHTS

Check out the full line of mecablitz flash units at Shopping.comThe mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital impresses with its high performance (GN 44 for ISO 100/21° and 105 mm), elegant design and individual fine tuning options for creative lighting. A straightforward control panel with illuminated keys on the reverse of the unit makes the device exceptionally easy to use. Numerous features such as fully automatic zoom, integrated wide-angle diffuser for 12 mm illumination, a flip-out reflector card and a USB interface for rapid software updates complete the system flash unit. The Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital is perfectly tailored to Canon, Nikon, Olympus/Panasonic, Pentax and Sony.

Creative lighting for exceptional pictures

The mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital's numerous functions afford precise light output tailored to each individual subject. The fully swivelling reflector system with flip-out reflector card is perfect for bouncing flash. Furthermore, the integrated wide-angle diffuser is ideally suited for illumination of wide-angle focal lengths from 12 mm (135 format). Thanks to the slave function, the new system flash unit can even be used in TTL mode without constraints, depending on the camera model. The four partial lighting levels can be adjusted on the reverse of the unit allowing the photographer to alter the brightness in manual mode according to personal taste.

Different versions for Canon, Nikon, Olympus/Panasonic/Leica, Pentax and Sony

It goes without saying that the respective camera manufacturer's sophisticated flash lighting technology can also be employed with the appropriate version of the mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital, in addition to various special functions, such as first and second shutter curtain synchronisation (subject to camera). Thus the 44 AF-1 digital offers E-TTL and E-TTL II flash mode for Canon, i-TTL for Nikon, P-TTL for Pentax, four thirds TTL for Olympus/Panasonic/Leica and ADI for Sony. So that the unit always has the latest software, updates can be carried out conveniently even after purchase: via the Internet over the Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital's USB interface. Therefore, the flash remains fully compatible with any new camera models launched on the market.

Metz mecablitz – technology “made in Germany”

Metz flash units represent high performance technology and reliable quality. We have been manufacturing in Germany for over 50 years. As such we hold a unique position – Metz is the only manufacturer of flash devices to develop and manufacture products in Europe.

For full details and specifications of the new mecablitz 44 AF-1 click here

Additional information: Check out the full line of mecablitz flash units at Shopping.com
February 2, 2011
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