Enabling "Servo" mode on Metz 48 AF-1....

Started Feb 21, 2011 | Discussions thread
OP Catalana Senior Member • Posts: 1,259
Re: Enabling "Servo" mode on Metz 48 AF-1....

Well, it isn't exactly using the "Wireless" flash mode. Neither does the Metz flash need to be synced to a channel. Effectively you have a remote flash in manual/dumb mode that is triggered by the built-in camera flash instead of radio triggers. The pre-flash is suppressed and light output intensity is controlled by manually setting the values from 1/1 (full power) to 1/128. You still need to have the Metz see the flash from the camera and I haven't tested the maximum distance. Also, from what I have read so far, this apparently does not work with an external flash mounted on the camera, i.e., it only works with the built-in flash, but don't my word as gospel.

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