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07-23-2011, 02:49 AM   #1
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I am looking to get a new flash gun. Metz48 has been recommended. Does it have a swivel head and can it take a diffuser?. Also can it be used off camera with a slave unit?

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A quick visit to the Metz website would answer all your queries it would seem?

Product information: Metz

Flash output

  • high max. GN of 48 for ISO 100/21 and 105 mm
Basic configuration

  • vertical (-7/+90) and horizontal (270) swivel reflector
  • illuminable LCD display
  • easy operating concept
  • motor zoom for 24 - 105 mm illumination
  • integrated wide-angle diffuser for 18 mm illumination
  • extendible reflector card for soft flash illumination
  • modeling light (permanent light for checking the photo)
  • integrated autofocus measuring flash
  • flash readiness and exposure control indicators on the unit and camera
  • flash range indicator in the LCD display
  • automatic unit switch-off and manual key lock
Standard flash modes

  • TTL flash mode
  • manual flash mode with 8 partial lighting levels
  • HSS – high speed synchronization
  • 1st and 2nd shutter curtain synchronization
  • manual flash exposure correction for TTL flash mode
  • automatic fill-in flash
  • flash bracketing
Camera-specific system flash modes

Canon Version
  • E-TTL- / E-TTL-II flash mode
  • E-TTL remote mode (slave operation)
Nikon / Fujifilm Version
  • i-TTL / D-TTL / 3D flash mode
  • i-TTL remote mode (slave operation)
Olympus / Panasonic / Leica Version
  • Four Thirds TTL flash mode
  • Four Thirds TTL remote mode (slave operation)
Pentax Version
  • P-TTL flash mode
  • P-TTL remote mode (slave operation)
Sony Alpha Version
  • ADI flash mode
  • ADI remote mode (slave operation)
Guaranteed in the future

  • Firmware update via integrated USB port
Power sources

  • 4 x AA alkaline-magnesium or lithium batteries
  • 4 x AA NC or NiMH rechargeable batteries
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QuoteOriginally posted by Joffmeister Quote
I am looking to get a new flash gun. Metz48 has been recommended. Does it have a swivel head and can it take a diffuser?. Also can it be used off camera with a slave unit?
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