Excerpt: This is the first Metz flash I've had and so far I'm very pleased with it. I've had a Nikon SB-800 for many years and it's been a good flash. I used the SB-900 and it would over heat and cut off in the middle of a photo shoot, that flash isn't worth the material it's packaged in.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output
Excerpt: I chose the Metz one over a similar flash-- both with secondary reflectors (a small second flash in front to fill in if using 90 degree tilt.) Bounce (imo) offers better detail and eliminates harsh shadows and unwanted reflections-- esp. with people who were eyeglasses.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output, Versatile
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: 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...
Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Powerful Output
Excerpt: I'm really excited about this flash, it does so much and I really love the fact that it has a secondary reflector for the catch light for the eyes when I have to bounce my flash! It really is well made, you can tell the minute you take it out of the box.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output, Versatile
Excerpt: This is a nicely built unit. The plastic is less rigid than on the Pentax AF540FGZ which means it should be harder to crack. The hot shoe is metal and more precisely machined than the Pentax counterpart.
Pros: Durable, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile