The Metz 48 AF-1 TTL Shoe Mount Flash is one of Metz's shoe mount flashes that are designed to be compatible with all digital cameras, both current and future models. To better facilitate compatibility with current and future cameras, this flash now features a built-in USB port that allows for future firmware updates via the internet.
The 48 AF-1 is designed to fully support a digital or film SLR camera's TTL system. In addition, it can be operated as a TTL slave unit that can be controlled by the camera's own built-in commander mode, a manufacturer's flash with master capabilities, or from a Metz 58 AF1.
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 reflector head, a built-in wide angle diffuser for 18mm coverage and in addition, full manual control with 12 variable power output levels.
Type Shoe mount Guide Number 118' (36 m) at 50mm
158' (48 m) at 105mm
Angle of Coverage 84 to 23° (24-105mm lenses in 35mm format)
100° (18mm) with included wide-angle diffuser
Auto Distance Range No Variable Power Yes, 1/1 to 1/128th TTL Dedication Yes (E-TTL II) Bounce Head Yes Swivel Head Yes Zoom Head 24-105mm (Auto zoom, flash senses focal length & adjusts; Manual zoom) 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) Flash recovery/recycle time (in seconds) 0.1 -5 Minimum # of Flashes with full batteries 180 Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.8 x 5.8 x 3.9" (71 x 148 x 99mm) Weight 15.5 oz (440 g) [w/o batteries]