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09-17-2016, 03:00 AM   #1
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New compact Metz flash, dual swivel auto-ttl

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QuoteOriginally posted by Metz:
Perfectly equipped, attractively packaged.

The mecablitz M400 represents a new generation of compact flash systems. It is especially suited to mirrorless system cameras and is ideal for any photographers or film-makers looking for a convenient flash unit. The mecablitz M400 is also highly equipped and leaves nothing to be desired. The maximum guide number of 40 forISO 100 is capable of handling almost all shooting situations. Versatile lighting options are provided by the motor zoom function (24-105 mm), the fully pivotable reflector with removable reflector card and the integrated wide-angle diffuser (12 mm). The M400 is also ideal for wireless operation, be it TTL or servo. As for usability, the M400 also sets new standards with its innovative OLED display and its impressively tidy, simplified user interface.

The AUTO TTL operating mode enables the camera to fully automatically control the flash unit (turning on and flashing) and ensures the subject of your picture is put in the best light possible perfect to those new to flash. The mecablitz can be synchronised with the first or second shutter curtain (irrespective of camera model) and it supports high-speed sync (HSS or FP). The new design of the mecablitz M400 not only looks timeless the flash unit is always kept up-to-date via a USB interface for receiving firmware updates.


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Good and yes it's available for pentax. Price?
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Metz bringt kompakten mecablitz M400 | fotomagazin.de (german)

€250

---------- Post added 17-09-16 at 12:44 ----------

auto-tll means p-ttl by the way and it can function as a master flash. (Ricoh say thank you )

  • P-TTL flash mode
  • P-TTL remote mode

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09-17-2016, 04:22 AM   #4
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This looks like it will be PERFECT to go with the Q7! I love Metz flashes and I think I'll add this one to my kit.


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nice, look forward to this one.
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Hopefully, presumably it has software for Pentax FF as well as APS-C. Some older Metz PTTL units that do not have a USB upgrade port cannot be used on a K1 (they will not fire).
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Hopefully, presumably it has software for Pentax FF as well as APS-C. Some older Metz PTTL units that do not have a USB upgrade port cannot be used on a K1 (they will not fire).
This has a Usb port.
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It appears to be PTTL Remote capable (slave) but not PTTL Master or Controller capable. This is based on the product specific language used however and could be a mistaken reading of their terminology.

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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
It appears to be PTTL Remote capable (slave) but not PTTL Master or Controller capable. This is based on the product specific language used however and could be a mistaken reading of their terminology.
In the german specs it says master and slave remote. Since Metz is a German company that must be the correct version:

QuoteQuote:
Kameraspezifische System-Blitzbetriebsarten


Version Canon
  • E-TTL- / E-TTL II-Blitzbetrieb
  • E-TTL-Remote-Betrieb**
Version FUJIFILM

  • TTL AUTO Blitzbetrieb
Version Nikon

  • i-TTL- / i-TTL-BL-Blitzbetrieb
  • i-TTL-Remote-Betrieb**
Version Olympus / Panasonic / Leica
  • Micro-Four-Thirds- / Four-Thirds-TTL-Blitzbetrieb
  • Micro-Four-Thirds- / Four-Thirds-TTL-Remote-Betrieb**
Version Pentax
  • P-TTL Blitzbetrieb
  • P-TTL Remote-Betrieb**
Version Sony Multi Interface

  • ADI-Blitzbetrieb / Vorblitz TTL
  • ADI Remote-Betrieb**

**Master- und Slave-Betrieb
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Any word on when it will be available?
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Another interesting flash is the Metz 26 AF 2. The original 26 was for APS-C only, the "2" will work on a K1. It's a tiny unit that works on two triple-A batteries, TTL and wireless capable. It could be a reasonable substitute for the missing pop-up flash on a K1, but it isn't clear if it can operate as a Master or Controller, so I suspect it cannot, which is a pity as it would be perfect as a controller.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Another interesting flash is the Metz 26 AF 2. The original 26 was for APS-C only, the "2" will work on a K1. It's a tiny unit that works on two triple-A batteries, TTL and wireless capable. It could be a reasonable substitute for the missing pop-up flash on a K1, but it isn't clear if it can operate as a Master or Controller, so I suspect it cannot, which is a pity as it would be perfect as a controller.
Only slave:

QuoteOriginally posted by metz:
Pentax version

  • P-TTL flash mode
  • P-TTL remote mode*
*Slave mode

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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
In the german specs it says master and slave remote. Since Metz is a German company that must be the correct version:
Good to hear. It looks fairly small but I didnt see exact dimensions. That would be a boon for k1 and k3ii users.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
It's a tiny unit that works on two triple-A batteries, TTL and wireless capable.
Not a fan of AAA batteries. Sigh.

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Sounds also very helpfull for K-3II and K-1.
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