Metz 48 AF-1 Review (Flash for Canon / Nikon)
The Metz ‘mecablitz’ brand has a long history of flash manufacturing and their speedlites are high tech products: feature packed, deeply integrated into the camera makers’ digital TTL systems and with the reputation of a manufacturer who has been at the forefront of innovation for decades.
The Metz 48 AF-1 represents the last generation of mid-range flashes from Metz, and was replaced in late 2010 by its successor Metz 50 AF-1 that features some detail improvements (e.g. a metal flash foot).
The professional line of Metz flashes has been updated as well: the previous top model 58 AF-1 was replaced by the new 58 AF-2. A third new speedlite is the 44 AF-1, a simplified flash positioned below the 48 / 50 line, but still with dedicated wireless TTL mode (unfortunately this flash is hardly available in the U.S. and too expensive here to be of interest, but it’s attractively priced in Europe).
The 48 AF-1 is an alternative to the Canon 430EX (II) and the Nikon SB-700 (SB-600); Metz is the 3rd party manufacturer...
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