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9.6 out of 10

Metz 58 AF-2

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Overall 10
10

Best Choice for Lumix GH4

GW, Images, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I previously purchased the Panasonic FL360 & 580 flashes, and they are not up to the demands of professional wedding photography. After experiencing a broken (plastic) foot on an FL360 and getting nowhere with Panasonic support after months of trying to purchase a replacement part, I gave up. Being used to the Canon pro flashes, including owning multiple EX600 RT's, before switching to M4/3 systems, I wanted a powerful, high-end on camera flash.
  • Pros: Bounce Flash, Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Powerful Output
  • Cons: Bulky
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Overall 10
10

Makes flash photography a lot easier

mail2richw, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Added a stroboframe 350 to my Pentax K-5 then the Metz 58 AF-2 set to Auto mode. The K-5 is not known for reliability when it comes to speedlights but the Metz gets the job done. My newer model K-3 is in the shop but I can't wait to try the Pttl mode.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

Better Than a Canon Speedlight?

CDJones, B&H Photo
3 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Looking for an alternative to the thermal shutdowns of a Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT, I purchased the Mecablitz 58 AF-2 for use on a EOS-1DX. In that respect, it's been operating without issues, in heavy use with a Gary Fong diffuser. I have, however, found the E-TTL exposures to be less consistent than that of the Canon Speedlight. The front facing 'wink light' works nicely under the right conditions.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Versatile
  • Cons: Inconsistent Exposure
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Overall 10
10

Long time METZ user.

SQUANT, B&H Photo
24 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I won't get into all the technical aspects of the Metz 58 AF-2, because that would be a chore for any of the high end flashes. My basic uses are weddings and events. The Metz 58 AF-2 has an easy to learn menu with a quality of light that is exceptional. This is one of the top two flashes in the world, giving a benefit of doubt that there is one better.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Powerful Output
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Overall 10
10

Top of The Line

EVERREADY, B&H Photo
21 March 2014
  • Excerpt: The Metz 58 af-1 is a very good flash, but this 58 af-2 for Canon has got to be considered one of the best flashes on the market. After only taking two photos I knew I made the right choice. The light quality is exceptional. Colors are saturated and defined. I use mine mostly for weddings and events. My flash bulb blew up on the 58 af-1, which wasn't unusual for that model. The reviews say this one more durable. I hope so.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output
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Overall 10
10

Great flash with feature no one else has!

MES374, Bestbuy
25 January 2014
  • Summary: Metz is the only flash out there that has a secondary flash built into the front of the unit.
  • Pros: Seconday flash can fill in when used in bounce mode.
  • Cons: External AC power pack pricey
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Overall 10
10

I own three of these flashes.

Mike the photo guy., B&H Photo
6 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I love this product. Bounce, with fill, all at the same time.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output, Versatile
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Overall 10
10

Awesome flash unit

Luis, B&H Photo
16 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Using this unit with a Quantum battery. Unit works nicely with my D800; no compatibility issues. Since I get to use the high power port (to connect my battery), I wish this was located in a more efficient location: when the external battery power cord is plugged in, the cord itself gets in the way while trying to look through the viewfinder.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Powerful Output
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Overall 10
10

Full featured, flash for Sony Dslr A580

Adorama
24 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Key and fill flash remote fired and on camera
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output, Versatile
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Top of the line

TB, B&H Photo
27 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Great flash with lots of options. Need to play with it to understand all the capabilities of the camera and how features were translated from German.
  • Pros: Durable, Great Picture Quality
  • Cons: Bulky
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