Excerpt: The biggest thing that I love about this is consistant exposures. I use it for events that are very active such as weddings and receptions. I love the exposures, so much I dumped my Canon 580EX IIs and have 2 of these.
Excerpt: This flash allows Pentax users to use rear curtain sync in manual mode, something Pentax AF 540 fgz flashes cannot do. That is the main reason I bought this flash. I do not know about the capabilities of the new generation Pentax flashes, do not have them. The advantage of rear curtain sync in manual is no pre-flash. On-camera, the Metz can be set in manual and rear curtain. Same can be done off-camera with flash cord.
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
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
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
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
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
Excerpt: very nice flash I juse it also for birds , because off the high duration start at 30 000 ,went it will be full chards it will be 50 000. it is a powerfull system also for Portraiture. if you juse it the right way it is a gr8 flash.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output, Versatile