Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
6 Days Ago   #1
New Member




Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 10
Metz 58 af-2 not firing

It must have been 2-3 years since the last time I wrote on this forum, exactly the time since I stopped photographing. Now that I wanted to try it again, I went through all my gear and tested them. Of course, I forgot/didn't know what flashes must be used every now and then.
Luckily all my cactuses are still working, even a super cheap yongnuo it is. My semi-broken Metz 58 af1 is still working too, but unfortunately, my Metz 58 af-2 is not firing anymore.
I thought to ask to someone good to swap the Af2 capacitor with the AF1 one, but then I realised that the front light is still working.
Does the metz 58 af-2 have two separate capacitors for the front and main light or do I have to search for the reason for the failure somewhere else?
Another clue is that even with fresh batteries, the gun shows the low battery warning.


Last edited by sebas77; 6 Days Ago at 01:38 PM.
6 Days Ago   #2
Pentaxian
AfterPentax Mark II's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2021
Posts: 995
QuoteOriginally posted by sebas77 Quote
It must have been 2-3 years since the last time I wrote on this forum, exactly the time since I stopped photographing. Now that I wanted to try it again, I went through all my gear and tested them. Of course, I forgot/didn't know what flashes must be used every now and then.
Luckily all my cactuses are still working, even a super cheap yongnuo it is. My semi-broken Metz 58 af1 is still working too, but unfortunately, my Metz 58 af-2 is not firing anymore.
I thought to ask to someone good to swap the Af2 capacitor with the AF1 one, but then I realised that the front light is still working.
Does the metz 58 af-2 have two separate capacitors for the front and main light or do I have to search for the reason for the failure somewhere else?
Another clue is that even with fresh batteries, the gun shows the low battery warning.
Have you tried to clean the contacts in the battery housing? I sometimes have to with my Metz flashes. What batteries did you use? Sometimes with rechargable batteries Metz's are bit "sensitive".
6 Days Ago   #3
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 371
I agree about cleaning the contacts.
Put in fresh batteries, turn it on, and let it sit for a while. Sometimes it takes time for the capacitor to recharge after sitting unused.
6 Days Ago   #4
New Member




Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 10
Original Poster
Hey, I tried that.

I think the important bit where I say that the front flash works has been overlooked. Today I also noticed that the main flash actually triggers every so often but rarely.

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
af-2, af1, flash, front, light, lighting, metz, photo studio, strobist
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Metz 58 AF 2 flashes power pack and Metz company robert52 Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 5 03-15-2022 07:37 PM
Where is Metz 58 firmware? Not on Metz CA site, UK & DE Metz sites gone, no USA site Lititz Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 4 03-15-2021 02:10 PM
K-5, Metz AF58-2 And Bounce Flash. tabl10s Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 0 03-19-2013 10:35 PM
For Sale - Sold: FA 43, FA 77, DA 50-135, Sigma 8-16mm, Tamron 17-50mm, Metz AF58 flash innivus Sold Items 22 04-23-2012 05:12 PM
Metz 58 wireless not working? Metz 48 works great? Ideas? ksignorini Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 6 02-07-2010 05:33 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:59 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top