Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 Digital Touchscreen Speedlight

Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 Digital Touchscreen

Metz has announced a new touchscreen speedlight – the mecablitz 52 AF-1.  The new hot shoe flash features a guide number of 52 and is capable of wireless TTL operation.

The touchscreen rotates when holding the camera in portait orientation for easier readability.  Additionally, the mecablitz 52 AF-1 sports a USB port for future firmware upgrades.

Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 Digital

The mecablitz 52 AF-1 will be available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony and Micro Four Thirds versions.  No word yet on final release date and pricing.  Check availability here at B&H Photo.

Full specs listed below. [Read more…]


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