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01-25-2009, 07:22 AM   #1
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IS there Auto Focus assist in Auto with the Metz 58?

IS there Auto Focus assist in Auto with the Metz 58. The 540FGZ is crap in P-TTL, Been with Pentax 20 Years and Digi flash is brutal, No Auto Focus assits in Auto?!?!?! I use Nikon at work and the Flash System is far better,So tell me Does the Metz have the assist?Cuz the K20 Needs it!!

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How dark is your studio that you need AF assist?
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Not sure what you mean by "in Auto", but my Metz 58 uses a read focus assist light when in dark conditions and the flash is in P-TTL mode, hope this helps!
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If I remembered correctly, yes it does.
Too bad I can't confirm it since its foot is broken and I've been waiting since 1.5 month ago for replacement.

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I have a K100D with a Metz 58-AF1 and I just tested with the flash in auto mode: the IR focus assist, on the flash body, lightens up when you try to focus in low light, exactly as it does in P-TTL.
I hope this was your question...
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Af assit beam in Auto

I know it has the spot assit beam in Manual, P-TTL on mode like the 540FGZ, so it does have it in Auto ( Flash mode) aswell? The 540 Does not and it is a pain...
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