The Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus/Panasonic/Leica is the premier Metz shoe mount flash designed to be compatible with all digital Olympus, Panasonic, and Leica SLR cameras. To better facilitate compatibility with current and future cameras, this flash features a built-in USB port that allows for future firmware updates via the internet. Advanced features include a secondary reflector with 3 light output ratios, built-in reflector card for soft light, a permanent "modeling" light for checking the photo, and a high quality metal base that allows quick and easy attachment to the camera.
The 58 AF-2 is designed to fully support an Olympus, Panasonic or Leica digital SLR camera's TTL system. Both Four Thirds TTL flash mode and RC-remote mode (slave and servo mode) are possible. It can be operated as a TTL slave unit that can be controlled by the camera's own built-in commander mode or as a manufacturer's flash with master capabilities.
The flash also features an auto zoom head from 24-105mm that can be set to match the camera's sensor, a full bounce and swivel head (with a fully swiveling reflector system which also contains a flip-out reflector card and a diffuser), a built-in wide angle diffuser for 12mm coverage, and in addition, full manual control with 12 variable power output levels. If the camera has a built-in flash, the mecablitz 58 AF-2 can also be employed wirelessly in the system, even in servo mode.
Note! All features are dependent on camera's functionality
|Guide Number||58 for ISO 100/21° and 105mm|
|Angle of Coverage|| 84 to 23° (24-105mm lenses in 35mm format) |
100° (18mm) with included wide-angle diffuser
|Auto Distance Range||No|
|Auto f/Stops||Not Specified by Manufacturer|
|Variable Power||Yes, 1/1 to 1/128th|
|Zoom Head|| 24-105mm (Auto zoom, flash senses focal length & adjusts; Manual zoom) |
12mm with built-in wide-angle diffuser
|Off Camera Terminal||No|
|Recycle Time||5 Seconds (based on fresh alkaline batteries & full power)|
|Power Source||4 "AA" 1.5V batteries (alkaline, NiCad, NiMH & Lithium)|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||2.8 x 5.8 x 3.9" (71 x 148 x 99mm)|
|Weight||15.5 oz (440 g) [w/o batteries]|