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9.6 out of 10

Metz 58 AF-2

Great Deal: $399.99

Reviews and Problems with Metz 58 AF-2

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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 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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Overall 8
8.0

The usual high quality German product

GA, B&H Photo
21 January 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this flash to use with my GH2 and my recent GH3. Did not have a lot of time to play with it yet, i'm looking forward to that. First impression very well built flash. I love the diffusion filter and the bounce card.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output
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Overall 8
8.0

Simply Great for its Price

Shan, B&H Photo
13 January 2013
  • Excerpt: This is the best flash I have used so far for my Sony Alpha SLT A57. Hardly, ever missed a shot with this. This flash is great for run and gun situations. However, the reasons I am giving it a four star is because the fill in flash only works in manual mode. Additionally, the pre-evaluative flash is only for the TTL feature and not for ADI(I guess thats how it is suppose to be). The TTL feature did not live upto my expectations.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

Metz 58 AF-2 for Sony

Wildlife Horizons, B&H Photo
27 August 2012
  • Excerpt: I purchased the Metz 58 AF-2 because of the short duration of flash, to be able to freeze the wing movement of small birds. Although here in Australia we dont have Hummingbirds, I use very similar techniques to hummingbird photography to photograph the very small and fast birds that are native to here. The Metz 58 AF-2 is quite a powerfull flash and it easily gives consistant bursts and the results are good.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Powerful Output
  • Cons: No Pcsync port
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Overall 8
8.0

It was all of that

Wayne, B&H Photo
9 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Small light and compact but just like its older model love the metal shoe. Saw a diffuser in the ad but did not receive one in my box.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output
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Overall 8
8.0

Would buy again

Michi, B&H Photo
9 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Good Divce, no problems,very fast. Solid feeling. (Fast was the delivery, too. Only 3 Days to Switzerland!
  • Pros: Attach Securely
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Overall 8
8.0

It's good because it's METZ!

Nathan, B&H Photo
14 September 2011
  • Excerpt: I am a professional photographer for fashion show field. I am always using speed light device. When I was using NIKON. Nikon speed lights were awesome as you know. However, since I bought Canon bodies, I had some problem with speed lights of Canon. The thing is YELLOW cast in many situation. I bought Metz 54, first, and I was satisfied on that. Now, my 54 died. So, I moved on newer version 58!! Recharging speed is better. And the quality of light is great!
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Overall 8
8.0

Wish there was a diffuser with the flash

TTLens, B&H Photo
28 August 2011
  • Excerpt: Overall use of this product,Great. I hope Metz will add a diffuser to there kits in the future.
  • Pros: Easy to set up
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Overall 8
8.0

Good flash

Michel, B&H Photo
25 August 2011
  • Excerpt: I use the product for 1 week now and us it on automatic exposure meter. On TTL it seem to underexpose.
  • Pros: Powerful
  • Cons: Need fresh batt
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