Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > Flash (External)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Nov 22, 2009, 3:52 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
WCKSer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 2,857
Default mecablitz 48 AF-1

I need your input on the Metz mecablitz 48 AF-1 ettl flash for Canon EOS cameras. I look a couple review online, it looks pretty good to me. It cost $200 and is lower in price than a canon 430EX II.($250)




WCKSer is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Nov 23, 2009, 7:12 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
mtclimber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 18,143
Default

WCKSer-

Generally speaking Metz flashes have an excellent reputation. I currently use the Metz CS-28 and I have used the Metz-36, which I returned as it was right on the edge for having sufficient power to bounce effectively.

The Metz 48 and above have a real advantage as they can be software upgraded. Some folks find the larger Metz flashes a bit complicated. However, I think you should be just fine if you order from somebody like Amazon that has a 30 day no questions asked, return policy.

Have a great day.

Sarah Joyce
mtclimber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 12, 2009, 6:45 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
shoturtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Frankfurt AM
Posts: 11,348
Default

I have the 48, and it is a very powerful flash, it works great, and at 50 buck lower then the canon 430ex II, it was a steal. Also it is made in Germany, not china. It does feel well made. The ettl work great with my T1i.
shoturtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2009, 2:41 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
shoturtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Frankfurt AM
Posts: 11,348
Default

Also it has a built in bounce card and defuser like the 530exII while the 430exII only has a built in defuser and require you to pack a bounce card.
shoturtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 14, 2009, 10:35 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
WCKSer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 2,857
Default

I have read about the software upgrade on the Metz flash. Not that I can't do it, I just simply don't want to bother with it. I got the Canon 430EX II instead with a Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce Diffuser. It works pretty well and I don't have to worry about compatibility. Thanks for all the advices!
WCKSer is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 9:11 AM.