Metz 52 AF-1 VS Metz 50 AF-1, for hotshoe flash and off camera on d3000

Started Oct 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Barry Fitzgerald Forum Pro • Posts: 29,888
Re: Metz 52 AF-1 VS Metz 50 AF-1, for hotshoe flash and off camera on d3000

The only real advantage of the new Metz is it can do Master mode (Canon/Nikon only)

I have both the 50AF-1 and 58 AF-2 flashes

The 50AF-1 is a good deal right now and you can use it as a manual Servo flash (ie use the onboard flash to fire the unit) you'll have to set the power output yourself on the flash (not a problem quick and easy to do) and it is obviously a well featured hot shoe flash. The extra bits on the new 52 model look nice but come with a higher price and I don't think it's worth it myself (I also prefer buttons v touchscreen)

I think on balance the 50AF-1 is right for you that is what I would get myself in your situation.

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