With its slim-line design and new quick lock system for the unit base, the mecablitz 44 AF-1 Pentax TTL digital is the perfect solution for price-conscious amateur photographers. The clear control panel on the back of the unit impresses with its simple operation; offering a high level of functional reliability. The high performance design affords reserve power in any photo situation (max. guide number 44 for ISO 100/21deg. and 105 mm).
Depending on the camera, it has the appropriate application possibilities for any lighting conditions in TTL mode. The photographer can manually set up to 4 partial light levels enabling manipulation of lighting effects. With the appropriate camera model the mecablitz can also be synchronized to the first or second shutter curtain enabling variable options for creative lighting.
Depending on the camera, the Metz 44 AF-1 also offers a slave mode, making wireless TTL flash child's play - and opening up new dimensions in flash photography. Its motor zoom function (24 -105 mm), the fully swiveling reflector with flip-out reflector card and the integrated wide-angle diffuser (12 mm) afford the photographer additional creative scope.
Dedicated flash unit Pentax Color temperature approx. 5600 K GN with ISO 100 and 35 mm res. 50 mm 32 GN with ISO 100 and max. zoom 44 Partial light output increments 4 TTL flash mode hint Only Preflash-TTL Manual flash mode Yes Olympus 4/3-System TTL Yes (remote mode as slave) Illumination onwards (35mm format) 12 Main reflector tilt / swivel Yes / Yes Vertical range in deg. -7 - +90 Horizontal range in deg. 300 Motor zoom main reflector Yes Motor zoom main reflector with automatic Yes Zoom positions of main reflector in mm 24/28/35/50/70/85/105 (35mm format) Wide angle diffuser for illumination 12 (35mm format) Reflector card for main reflector Yes Indication of flash readiness Yes Correct exposure indication on flash Yes Olympus TTL flash mode Yes with measuring preflash Automatic fill-in flash Yes Indication of flash readiness Yes Automatic flash sync speed control Yes Automatic AF assist beam Yes Firmware update by Metz service Yes Firmware update via USB socket Yes Automatic cut off (auto off) Yes Wake up function by camera Yes Use with alkaline batteries (1.5 V) Yes Nicad batteries res. hydride batteries Yes (1.2 V) Use with lithium batteries (1.5 V) Yes Use with alkaline batteries (1.5 V) 220 Use with NiMh batteries 270 (1.2 V/1600 mAh) Use with lithium batteries (AA, 1.5 V) 450 Use with alkaline batteries (1.5 V) 0.1 / 3 Nicad batteries res. hydride batteries 0.1 / 3 (1.2 V) Use with lithium batteries (1.5 V) 0.1 / 4 Dimensions (L x H x D) 73 x 128 x 105 mm / 2.87" x 5.03" x 4.13" Weight 320 g / 11.28 oz