A flash decision - do I need TTL?

Started Jan 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
vw671 Contributing Member • Posts: 539
Re: A flash decision - do I need TTL? Is a pig's a** pork?

Jeadm wrote:

+1 Yes, definitely you do need TTL. If manual was truly that important you can always go into manual mode if need be with a TTL flash. That isn't the case the other way around.

I just picked up a used Metz 50 AF-1 for $150. You may have trouble finding a new one, they've discontinued the model. It's being replaced with the Metz 52 AF-1, which just came in stock this weekend for $250 at B&H.

Adorama had the 52 in stock for about two weeks now. Mine got delivered last Friday and I'm all the way on the West Coast. The only place I could find a new Metz 50 was at TriStateCamera but they are selling it for $230 shipped which is only $20 less then the new 52 so I went for the 52.


After using it the extra $20 was well worth it, I really dig the touch screen interface/display.

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