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Product Specifications

Metz  MECABLITZ 50 AF-1 Digital Flash System for Canon  

Main specs

Guide Number:  50

Bounce Angle:  +90 / -7 vertical

Dimensions:  71mm x 137mm x 99mm


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Metz-MECABLITZ 50 AF-1 Digital Flash System for Canon-Flashes and Speedlights



71mm x 137mm x 99mm



Power Source

AA batteries

Type of Unit

Flash / Speedlight


Notable Features

For committed amateur photographers

High performance and future-proof
The successor to the Best Accessory “Tipa 2008” award-winning mecablitz 48 AF-1 digital has been launched with a new high quality metal base* which allows quick and easy attachment to the respective camera. The mecablitz 50 AF-1 digital has all the right technological features too, including numerous application possibilities and even higher performance levels (guide number 50). Equipped with a USB interface for online firmware updates, its innovative and future-proof credentials are proven. It is available in five versions, each one perfectly tailored to a digital camera by one of the leading manufacturers (Canon, Nikon, Olympus/Panasonic, Pentax or Sony Alpha) – all of which are rapid response due to their fully automatic flash modes. These permit precise light output tailored to each individual subject. Numerous manual fine tuning options extend your creative photographic freedom. Virtually limitless possibilities are opened up for creative lighting thanks to a fully swivelling reflector system which also contains a flip-out reflector card and a diffuser. The slave function allows the 50 AF-1 digital to be used “without constraints”. In the respective cameraspecific wireless TTL mode it can even be used as a slave device. With built-in camera flash, wireless applications are available in servo mode (only Canon, Nikon and Olympus/Panasonic version). A superb flash unit for committed amateur photographers.

Flash output
  • high max. GN of 50 for ISO 100/21° and 105 mm
Basic configuration

  • vertical (-7/+90°) and horizontal (300°) swivel reflector
  • illuminated LCD display
  • easy operating concept
  • motor zoom for 24 - 105 mm illumination
  • integrated wide-angle diffuser for 12 mm illumination
  • extendible reflector card for soft flash illumination
  • modeling light (permanent light for checking the photo)
  • integrated autofocus measuring flash
  • flash readiness indicator and correct exposure display on unit and camera (subject to camera)
  • flash range indicator in the LCD display
  • automatic unit switch-off and manual key lock
  • Metal base* with quick lock
  • Standard flash modes

TTL flash mode
  • manual flash mode with 8 partial lighting levels
  • HSS – high speed synchronization
  • 1st and 2nd shutter curtain synchronization
  • manual flash exposure correction for TTL flash mode
  • automatic fill-in flash
  • flash bracketing

Exposure / Flash Control


Guide Number


Angle of Coverage

not specified

Bounce Angle

+90 / -7 vertical

Shooting Distance (Zoom Range)

not specified

Recycling Time

between 0.1 and 3.5 s

Battery Life

up to 250




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