The Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Sony Alpha DSLR is the premier Metz shoe mount flash designed to be compatible with all digital Sony Alpha 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, and a permanent "modeling" light for checking the photo.
The 58 AF-2 is designed to fully support a Sony Alpha digital SLR camera's TTL system. Both ADI flash mode and ADI remote mode (master and slave operation) 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
Type Shoe mount 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 TTL Dedication Yes Bounce Head Yes Swivel Head Yes 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]