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07-01-2014, 11:51 PM - 1 Like   #1
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New Metz Flash for Pentax

The new flash from Metz should be soon out and this will be on my list for sure.

Metz MB 64 AF-1
Source: Metz MB 64 AF-1 digital Pentax 006431798 - fotokoch.de

Guide Number 64 at ISO 100
Motorized Zoom 24-200 mm
Wide-angle diffuser for 12 mm
Great lit touch display with automatic rotation
Folding Reflector vertical -9 / +90 horizontal and 300
Secondary reflector with two steps of light output
Integrated reflector card
Sync Connector
All specific modes TTL cameras
Automatic flash mode with 12 diaphragms
Manual flash mode with 25 steps of partial light output
Flash strobe mode
Wireless remote TTL master and slave mode
Four individual program memories
USB connector for software upgrade
Power with four AA batteries or Power pack
Includes case and slave foot

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Looks very good. A competitor for the Sigma 610 DG in output terms.

But I wonder at what focal length the GN of 64 is measured at. 105mm? 200mm?
No mention of it on the Metz web site yet, so I can't check.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Looks very good. A competitor for the Sigma 610 DG in output terms.

But I wonder at what focal length the GN of 64 is measured at. 105mm? 200mm?
No mention of it on the Metz web site yet, so I can't check.
I think that it will be at GN 64 at 200mm ISO 100... as Metz always used highest focal length. Time will tell us...
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QuoteOriginally posted by RAART Quote
I think that it will be at GN 64 at 200mm ISO 100
Pity. I was hoping for GN 64 at 24mm

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Pity. I was hoping for GN 64 at 24mm
Sounds like a joke, but isn't one.

Prior to the age of zoom reflectors, GN was valid for all focal lengths (which in fact ment the widest angle the flash supported). That's making it difficult to compare the power of old flashes to modern flashes (and caused that inflation of guide numbers).

So, in the old days it probably would have been 24mm...
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QuoteOriginally posted by RKKS08 Quote
in the old days it probably would have been 24mm...
My olden days (but still working fine) Metz 45 CT1 is measured that way - GN 45 at 35mm.
I haven't calculated what that may mean at 105mm or 200mm, but I am sure it would be impressive.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
But I wonder at what focal length the GN of 64 is measured at. 105mm? 200mm?
All Mecablitz flash are measured at 105mm (fullframe) and 100 ISO. So for a Pentax DSLR (except 645D and 645Z ) you have the same GN at 70mm
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It looks a little bit more rugged than the stylish 58 AF-1/2, but I'm not crazy about touch-cntl.

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It is official now...

The new star of the flash world.
This top model puts every subject in the perfect light: the mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital impresses with its high-performance guide number 64 at ISO 100/21 and 200mm focal length. This makes the mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital one of the most powerful compact flash units in the world and what’s more it boasts impeccable workmanship and abundant functions. The new rotating touch display with coloured lighting is a particular highlight. Coupled with its intuitive operating system, this allows the photographer to make quick adjustments to the multifarious setting options, no matter what the situation. The newly-developed motorised zoom means the mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital is capable of illuminating focal lengths from 24 to 200mm superbly. Moreover, this flexible high-performance unit boasts a USB interface that enables the specific firmware for each of the models to be conveniently updated via computer and Internet. Its design and pleasant feel also leave nothing to be desired. Not only does the powerful mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital look fantastic, it provides perfect illumination for any flash exposure. The 64 AF-1 is the top of the Metz flash unit range, and features intelligent secondary reflector technology, which allows wonderfully balanced light distribution, especially for portrait shots. Depending on the version, the mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital works with the respective camera-specific system flash modes for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus/Panasonic/Leica and Sony cameras, including the applicable wireless TTL modes.

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https://www.metz.de/en/lighting/flash-units/system-flash-units/mecablitz-64-...formation.html
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QuoteOriginally posted by RAART Quote
It is official now...

The new star of the flash world.
This top model puts every subject in the perfect light: the mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital impresses with its high-performance guide number 64 at ISO 100/21 and 200mm focal length. This makes the mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital one of the most powerful compact flash units in the world and what’s more it boasts impeccable workmanship and abundant functions. The new rotating touch display with coloured lighting is a particular highlight. Coupled with its intuitive operating system, this allows the photographer to make quick adjustments to the multifarious setting options, no matter what the situation. The newly-developed motorised zoom means the mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital is capable of illuminating focal lengths from 24 to 200mm superbly. Moreover, this flexible high-performance unit boasts a USB interface that enables the specific firmware for each of the models to be conveniently updated via computer and Internet. Its design and pleasant feel also leave nothing to be desired. Not only does the powerful mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital look fantastic, it provides perfect illumination for any flash exposure. The 64 AF-1 is the top of the Metz flash unit range, and features intelligent secondary reflector technology, which allows wonderfully balanced light distribution, especially for portrait shots. Depending on the version, the mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital works with the respective camera-specific system flash modes for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus/Panasonic/Leica and Sony cameras, including the applicable wireless TTL modes.

---------- Post added 07-28-14 at 05:28 AM ----------

https://www.metz.de/en/lighting/flash-units/system-flash-units/mecablitz-64-...formation.html
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