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02-22-2011, 02:57 PM   #1
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How to use the new features of the new 3.0 firmware of Metz

I just update my Metz 58 AF-1 flash with the latest firmware, but I have no clue of how to enable the "servo"mode...
I saw the "how to" thread about the Metz 48 AF-1, but it doesn't help

Help any one?

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looks like hold the middle two buttons to change modes until you get to SL mode. Then hit the +/- button to change it to "yes" or "on" or something.
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I've tried any button combination - nothing happans.
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QuoteOriginally posted by goldenzebra Quote
I've tried any button combination - nothing happans.
Enabling "Servo" mode on Metz 48 AF-1....: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

02-23-2011, 12:38 PM   #5
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OK, in order to enable the "servo" mode on the Metz 58 AF-1 one should do the following (it;s more strate forward then on the 48 AF-1):

1. Update to firmware 3.0


2. Press the 'sel' button


3. Use the 'arrow' button to choose 'Remote'


4. Use the 'arrow' button to choose 'Servo'



5. Once selected, you may see a screen like this


6. Press the 'para' button in order to tuggle between setting the flash power and the flash zoom



7. Once completed - you are ready to go


Hope it will help.

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I see the firmware came out on the 16th of Feb, cool to see new updates still coming out, I wonder if this fixes anything K-5 related.


Improvements:
1. Servo mode with preflash suppression possible.
2. EV correction remains after power off/on.
3. Rear function with Pentax K-r and K-5.

It does mention 'rear function' with the K-r and K-5....


Also what is 'servo' mode?
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Taking from the Metz site:

"Servo mode (light controlled):
With the mecablitz 28 CS-2 digital, you have a pure slave flash unit at your disposal that only flashes when you want it to with any camera. This is made possible by its learning function, which recognizes the pre-flash of your camera and only responds to its main flash."

The new firmware added this option to the 48/50/58 flash guns.
In other words - a flash in servo mode will be triggered by other (any) flash main fire.
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