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07-25-2018, 08:23 PM   #1
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K-50 Flash Compatibility?

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I seem to have found a good price on a Metz 48 AF-1 (hopefully about $100-$120). My main reason that I am in search of a new flash is because I want one that has the AF Assist lasers that come out of the flash for dark shots. I have three questions:

1) Is this a good flash for around$120?
2) Does this flash have the AF Assist lasers?
3) If it does, would it be compatible with the K-50?

Thanks in advance!

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My Metz 58 does have AF assist, but it is fairly hit and miss whether it comes on or not...sometimes it does, sometimes the camera one does, sometimes neither...and I can't make rhyme nor reason of why.
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My Metz 58 does have AF assist, but it is fairly hit and miss whether it comes on or not...sometimes it does, sometimes the camera one does, sometimes neither...and I can't make rhyme nor reason of why.
Hmm interesting... Not exactly what I was hoping to hear. In your opinion, would it still be worth $100 if I am looking for that functionality? Or should I look somewhere else?

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QuoteOriginally posted by roberts_camera Quote
Hmm interesting... Not exactly what I was hoping to hear. In your opinion, would it still be worth $100 if I am looking for that functionality? Or should I look somewhere else?

Thanks!
It's potentially a settings issue, or a firmware update needed, or something worse, but I've never really found it to be a major problem for me so I never looked into it - I rarely use flash anyway. I remember sometime someone else here having the same issue but don't know the outcome. A search might find it.


Otherwise it is an excellent flash...great build quality, good specs and good service (they have updateable firmware unlike Pentax, excellent service centres (so I hear) and cost roughly half what an equivalent Pentax unit would). If you would be able to return it, then I would definitely recommend trying it to see if it works for you. If not, it's up to you whether to take the risk or do some more digging first.
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It's potentially a settings issue, or a firmware update needed, or something worse, but I've never really found it to be a major problem for me so I never looked into it - I rarely use flash anyway. I remember sometime someone else here having the same issue but don't know the outcome. A search might find it.


Otherwise it is an excellent flash...great build quality, good specs and good service (they have updateable firmware unlike Pentax, excellent service centres (so I hear) and cost roughly half what an equivalent Pentax unit would). If you would be able to return it, then I would definitely recommend trying it to see if it works for you. If not, it's up to you whether to take the risk or do some more digging first.
Thanks a lot! That response was very helpful. I'm now looking at the used Metz 48 and new Yongnuo 585EX, I'll do a bit more digging
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QuoteOriginally posted by roberts_camera Quote
Thanks a lot! That response was very helpful. I'm now looking at the used Metz 48 and new Yongnuo 585EX, I'll do a bit more digging
By the way, if you're also looking for HSS capability, the Yongnuo doesn't support it. The Metz does.
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By the way, if you're also looking for HSS capability, the Yongnuo doesn't support it. The Metz does.
Many thanks! That means it works above 1/180, correct?

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