Metz AF-1 AF Illuninator...

Started Dec 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
Michael Meissner
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Re: Metz AF-1 AF Illuninator...
In reply to exdeejjjaaaa, Dec 12, 2012

exdeejjjaaaa wrote:

Chris Tofalos wrote:

Does anyone know if the AF Illuminator on the Metz AF-1 works with Olympus and/or Panasonic M4/3 cameras?

I have a Nissin Di466 and the illuminator on that doesn't work with my cameras...


because for CDAF you need uninterrupted light to fill a spot and not strobes and not PDAF pattern

However, the focus assist light on the flashes (as opposed to what the cameras do with the pop-up flash) in classical 4/3rds is uninterrupted light.  However, it is a red light with cross hairs so the camera can find the contrast.  I believe the FL-600R's focus assist light is white (since it doubles as a video light).

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