Metz 54 AF-1 Digital Flash
The Metz 54 AF-1 can be used for either digital or analog photography. It is
specifically designed to operate with the newest Canon, Konica, Minolta and
Nikon models. Special functions include a user-friendly interface with only
two function keys for straightforward menu control. Its features include short
recycling times (approximately 5 seconds in manual mode ), TTL auto-zooming;
manual, selectable partial light output levels; plus special functions such
as daylight fill-in flash. The large LCD display incorporates convenient backlight
illumination and only displays the pertinent mode information.
The unit uses four AA batteries (Alkaline, NiMh, NiCD) and mounts onto the
camera's hot shoe. The camera and flash work together to set the ISO, read the
zoom position, and ultimately, the exposure. The new AF models also supports
rear curtain synchronization (when present in the camera), which is important
for controlling blurring effects of action shots, along with the ability to
manually set the zoom setting for non-auto-zooming lenses.
Metz flash products are distributed in the US exclusively by Bogen Imaging.