Metz Mecablitz 64 AF-1 flagship flash unit gets US announcement and pricing
Previously introduced on its European website, Metz has announced its new flagship model the Mecablitz 64 AF-1 in the US market. It's the most powerful flash in that manufacturer's lineup with a guide number of 64 at ISO 100 and a zoom range covering 24-200mm focal lengths, and will be available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax cameras. Canon and Nikon units are available now, with Sony, Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax compatible models to follow in September 2014. The Metz Mecablitz 64 AF-1 will cost $499.99.
Metz Introduces the World's Most Powerful Compact Flash
The Mecablitz 64 AF-1 Offers High Guide Number, Color Touch Screen Display; Available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus/Panasonic and Pentax Cameras
Upper Saddle River, N.J. (August 19, 2014) – Metz, a leading manufacturer of high-performance flash technology, has unveiled the world’s most powerful compact flash, the new Mecablitz 64 AF-1. Metz premium flash products are distributed in the US exclusively by Manfrotto Distribution, Inc.
The new flagship of the Metz system flash lineup, the Mecablitz 64 AF-1, offers an impressive guide number of 64 (210 feet) at ISO 100 / 21°, and a full range of state-of-the-art features designed to enhance the overall imaging experience for any user, whether they be amateur or professional. Key features of the new Metz Mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital flash unit include:
- Tilt (-9° / + 90°) and swivel (300°) reflector
- Secondary reflector with two output settings
- Large graphical color touch display to effortlessly navigate menu systems and settings (auto rotating depending on orientation of flash)
- Motorized automatic zoom to light focal lengths from 24mm to 200mm
- Automatic flash mode with 12 f-stops
- Manual flash mode with 25 partial light levels
- Remote TTL mode (master and slave)
- Sync socket for studio flash photography
- Rapid function for extremely fast flash recycling Four individual program settings
- USB connection for firmware updates
"For over 60 years, Metz has been at the forefront of flash technology, driving innovation and providing photographers with lighting solutions that ensure the highest quality results," said Lynda Falby, Product Manager of Lighting at Manfrotto Distribution. "With the power and versatile feature set of the new Mecablitz 64 AF-1, Metz has once again set the bar high for the industry and we’re confident the flash will be well received and embraced by those looking to take their photography to a new level."
The Metz Mecablitz 64 AF-1 will be available nationwide for $499.99 and offered in five versions:
- MZ 64314N for Nikon – available now
- MZ 64311C for Canon – available now
- MZ 64316S for Sony – September 2014
- MZ 64312OP for Olympus/Panasonic – September 2014
- MZ 64317P for Pentax – September 2014
For more information, please visit www.metz.us.
|The Lone Photographer by ed rader|
from My Best Photo of the Week
|_ERN9064 by ernesto juarez|
from Shoot yourself ! (with your camera)
|Neighbourhood Watch by Stevie Boy Blue|
from Zoo trip ~ Cute...
GoPro has announced its HERO7 camera lineup. The updated action cameras feature new HyperSmooth and TimeWarp modes, as well as improved video and photo specs.
The latest Samsung midrange smartphone offers a super-wide-angle lens in its triple-camera setup.
The Sony 24mm F1.4 is the latest lens to join the company's premium G Master lineup. We've been shooting with one for a couple of days - here's what you need to know.
Apple released iOS 12 a few days ago and some iPhone X users are less than happy with how the new operating system has made their phones look.
Camera bag manufacturer Lowepro has introduced mark II backpacks for its ProTactic AW range with models that are said to feature an improved handling experience as well as a collection of accessories that can be attached to the outside.
Canon has announced its latest superzoom camera, the PowerShot SX70 HS. Compared to the SX60 that came before it, the SX70 has the same lens but offers a higher resolution EVF, 4K video capture and support for Canon's new CR3 Raw format.
Cosina has announced its eighth lens designed specifically for Sony's E-mount system. The Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 lens is due out October 2018.
Sony has taken the wraps off of its new 24mm F1.4 GM full-frame lens, which the company claims is the lightest in its class. Despite its fast aperture, the 24mm F1.4 is remarkably light, weighing just 445 grams (15.7 ounces). The lens will set you back $1400 when it ships next month.
In this episode of DPReview TV we take a look at Sony's brand new 24mm F1.4 GM lens, a desirable focal length for many photographers. How does it perform? Chris and Jordan give us their first impressions.
We've had a little time to shoot with Sony's new wide/fast prime, both close to home and on the water in San Francisco. Check out our initial sample images.
Fujifilm released a firmware upgrade for its X-T3 mirrorless camera that addresses issues with distortion compensation and the mechanical lock on SD cards.
The app's algorithms have been trained using using 200 million cropping data points from real photographers.
Thanks to a software update, the Loupedeck+ editing console can now be used for video editing.
British photographic engineer MTF Services is claiming the world’s first third-party lens adapters for the new Nikon Z system with a collection of four units designed to allow cinema lenses to be mounted on the mirrorless full frame bodies.
Think Tank Photo has updated its line of heavy-duty rain covers and introduced a new, compact version for emergency situations.
The X-T3 is our first opportunity to analyze what's likely to be Fujifilm's next generation image sensor. Take a look at how it performs next to the competition in our studio test scene.
Canon's new normal is seriously sharp wide open. After shooting with it for a few days, we've prepared a gallery of real-world sample images.
Nikon will cease offering Brazil-based customer service and technical support, though the company stresses that it will still offer technical assistance and warranty repairs for valid warranties.
Two years ago, CatLABS of JP announced a plan to save Packfilm from the dead. Now, it's announced it's giving up its efforts to better focus its resources elsewhere.
The GoPro Fusion is designed to make it easy to capture 360-degree video and stills. We took it out recently on a typically hot Seattle summer day to see what it can do.
We've got our hands on a full-production Nikon Z7 camera and have updated our gallery with additional samples.
A new Kickstarter campaign seeks funding for Chroma Chrono, a programmable RGB camera flash that emits multiple colors during long exposures.
Think Tank Photo has launched a new lineup of six dual-access, water-resistant protective lens cases it calls Lens Case Duo.
Canon and Nikon finally entered the full-frame mirrorless market this summer with the brand-new RF and Z mounts. Now that we've had some time with the cameras, we wanted to revisit our earlier predictions and take stock.
The devices' camera specs look pretty much identical to last year's iPhone X but under the hood a number of important improvements have been made.
Blackmagic Design has announced the public beta of its new Blackmagic RAW video codec. The company says the new format combines the benefits of shooting Raw video with the ease of use and smaller file sizes usually associated with non-Raw video files.
Serif, the company behind the Affinity suite, has announced the latest update for its mobile Photoshop competitor Affinity Photo for iPad.
The Atomos Ninja V external video recorder and monitor will be ready to ship at the end of this month. The 5.2in Ninja V is designed to provide a smaller option, while still offering many of the features of the larger 7-inch models.
Having shot with the camera, spoken to Canon and read the tea leaves, here's what DPR Technical Editor Richard Butler thinks the EOS R tells us about Canon and the RF's mount's future.
After last week's teaser, lighting manufacturer Profoto has announced its 'small big' new product. The B10 is designed to be used as studio flash head but in a very small body, and has a powerful continuous light source for videographers as well.