Excerpt: I bought this flash on Metz reputation for my Sony A7II for my wedding work. It is well built, it has a nice touch screen, very intuitive. But the pattern of light is very narrow making the fall off of light too sudden. It feels like a cheap on-camera buil-in flash.
Excerpt: Works well for both indoor events and as a fill flash. Seems to be better-made than the Olympus FL-36R I replaced with it. Power and recycle times are good. User interface for selection of settings from control panel is a bit clumsy.
Excerpt: Worked great at Stahl Auto Museum with Nikon 750D. Recycled quickly using AA lithium batteries. It doesn't require any setup to use. It has a touch screen, but you only sometimes use it to touch the option you want -- many things are selected by up and down soft buttons (on the touch screen).
Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output
Excerpt: Very powerful and reliable unit with a consistent quality of light. Recycle time is also good. The only problem, and it's quite a major, is that you can see the rail system for the zoom in the beam of light. Use the auto-zoom thingy and the issue disappear.
Excerpt: The only drawback of this flash is its resistive touch screen, easy to scratch and less sensitive that currently capacitive touch screen. Except this, it's solid and reliable gear, with pretty decent cycle delay and enough power to suit most use cases for an better price than Nikon speedlights.
Excerpt: So far this flash has met expectations. Have used as dedicated flash and as slave (just to see how it works). I have yet to really utilize flash for long period of time ... as I am still learning the many functions. Operations manual in multiple languages so take your pick ...
Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output, Versatile
Excerpt: I got this flash as a much less expensive alternative to a Sony flash to work with my Sony SLT-58. I was apprehensive, as the Metz site had confusing info about an adapter shoe and/or alternate software required for my camera.
Excerpt: I'm very happy with performance of Metz 52 AF-1.The only reason of my purchase was FP/HSS capability of this flash. Otherwise I already have a Nissin 466 for TTL function.After all (other than going with Olympus or Panasonic) this is the only credible third party manufacturer which does HSS.Touch...