METZ MECABLITZ 28 CS-2: Optimized for compact digital cameras. How often have you been disappointed with dark photos because the flash built into your camera was not powerful enough? And have you ever wanted a handy compact flash unit that can be used separately from the camera? Well, Metz offers the perfect solution with the mecablitz 28 CS-2 digital optimally adapted in performance and size to compact digital cameras!
Add in the fun factor with the ingenious EASY mode. For the very first time, your flash exposure can be easily controlled with the instant correction keys (+/-)! Simply release the shutter, check the result on the camera's monitor, and correct with the keys if necessary. With this slave model, the flash power can be boosted without any undesirable side effects. The power is generated by normal alkaline size - AAA batteries or inexpensive rechargeable AAA batteries.
Easy to learn: This is unique: A flash unit that learns on its own! The Metz mecablitz 28 CS-2 digital flash unit features a unique learning function that adapts itself to the camera. This ensures that this compact slave flash unit can always be fired by the flash built into the camera, even if it operates with a metering pre-flash. This is achieved by firing a test flash in slave mode. If the red indicator signal light (= OK button) flashes, it means that the flash unit has learned a new light lesson'. For all subsequent shots, the Metz mecablitz 28 CS-2 digital will automatically use this value.
Moreover, the delay period between the measuring pre-flash and the main flash can be set at any time between 0 and 255 ms. With cameras that do not operate with a pre-flash function, you can use the slave mode 1 (with simultaneous triggering). You can always return to the initial functions with the special reset function. And then there is the ingenious concept of the folding side bracket to mount the camera!
Convenient instant correction in EASY mode Operation of the Metz mecablitz 28 CS-2 digital is unbelievably easy. The flash shot taken can be directly controlled with the plus/minus keys (+/-). Procedure: Take a flash shot with your digital camera check the result on the camera's monitor and decide with the plus/minus keys whether the shot should be brighter or darker. An instant correction measure for those who are not concerned with detailed values but rather good results.
Maximum guide number at ISO 100 with telephoto attachment: 92
Guide number with ISO 100 and 35 mm: 72
Slave modes Slave mode with simultaneous triggering
Slave-mode with preflash suppression
Adapted slave mode with learn function (intelligent slave mode)
Flash modes EASY-Mode for easy use of the mecablitz
Auto flash mode A with 8 telecomputer apertures
Manual flash mode with 4 partial light output levels
Illumination Light coverage of reflector (corresponds to 35 mm format) 35 mm
with wide-angle diffuser 24 mm
with telephoto attachment 85 mm
Power supply 2 size-AAA, 1.2V/1.5V alkaline manganese / NiMH / NiCad batteries Number of flashes at full light output: alkaline manganese / NiMH (750mAh) batteries: approx. 100 Recycling time with full-power flash: alkaline manganese / NiMH / NiCad Batteries: approx. 8s / 6s / 6s Dimensions in inches, approx. (w x h x d) 3 x 3 1/4 x 1 1/4 Weight without batteries approx. 5 oz Other Features:
Manual firing button (test-button)
LC-display for flash mode, slave-mode and maximum flash range indication
Flash readiness indication/ Correct exposure indication
Power saving "Auto Off function
Power saving low-voltage IGBT flash control
Wide-angle diffuser / telephoto attachment
Integrated pivoted bracket with foot