Metz Mecablitz 44 AF-4I Nikon
Metz Mecablitz - Hot-shoe
The TTL function of the mecablitz 44 AF-4 is the easy way to produce perfect flash shots. The TTL-capable zoom compact flash unit minimizes the risk of red-eye effect, is powerful (with a GN of 44) and exceptionally simple to operate. Only two functional keys are now necessary on account of the logical menu control. The range of standard capabilities of the 44 AF-4 includes manual use, selectable partial light output level, plus a number of interesting special functions such as fill-in flash in ... Read more [ Report abuse or wrong photo | Share your Metz Mecablitz 44 AF-4I Nikon photo ]
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User reviews and opinions
|carolus||12:36am on Saturday, October 9th, 2010|
|As expected from Metz - the quality of build is superb. The construction is robust and feels really secure mounted on the hot-shoe.|
|padmavyuha||2:25pm on Sunday, August 1st, 2010|
|Perfect match for my D700 Purchased this flash for my use with my Nikon D700 and F100. Perfect for the Job Since I moved to digital I have started re-gaining interest in flash photography.|
|OoNosmas||6:43am on Thursday, July 8th, 2010|
|Perfect for the Job Since I moved to digital I have started re-gaining interest in flash photography.|
|pras||2:10am on Saturday, April 17th, 2010|
|Very easy to use, perfect attatchment for my first DSLR. Settings are easy to follow, and battery life is good aswell|
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With its new MECABLITZ 76 MZ-5
DIGITAL, Metz is redefining the
CREATIVE FLASH LIGHTING WITH METZ
The power zoom reflector of the Metz mecablitz 76 MZ-5 digital covers an impressive focal length range of 24 -105 mm. Even a 20 mm lens can be used with the wide-angle attachment, without noticeable loss of light at the picture edges. In creative photography however, you can also use the zoom reflector of your flash unit in the opposite manner. The more you adjust in the manual mode into the telephoto range, the narrower the light beam, and therefore, the further the light will reach and the smaller the illuminated area will be.
parameters of professional flash photography. With a GN of 250(ft.) at ISO 100/21, and a focal length of 105 mm, the 76 MZ-5 digital offers unbeatable light performance for the high end market. All menu navigation settings can be activated from the device itself, and a lock function means you wont accidentally change fixed values. As you would expect from a device of this quality, the state-of-the-art 76 MZ-5 digital is equipped with special functions such as E-TTL and
E-TTL II flash operation from Canon, i-TTL and D-TTL from Nikon and ADI flash control from Konica/Minolta/ Sony, linking exceptional flash convenience with creative flexibility in setting up shots. Discriminating photographers will appreciate the lasting flash performance ensured by the NiMH rechargeable battery and charger. It offers considerably more power than the previous NiCad rechargeable battery.
HIGH-PERFORMANCE POWER PACK P 76
The new practical high-performance Power Pack P 76 with belt clip provides even more energy. As with the two new hand-held flashguns, this new professional accessory was equipped with NiMH battery technology. This increases flash output reducing while flash simultaneously recycle time. This is a dramatic improvement that makes it possible to fall back on maximum flash power when taking a battery-draining series of shots. A V 76 cable is needed for connecting the Power Pack P 76 to the mecablitz 76 MZ-5 digital.
CONTROL UNIT 76 MZ-5 DIGITAL
The control unit of the 76 MZ-5 digital is specially equipped with a large, illuminated graphic LC display. Plus, the reflector of the new zoom flash unit automatically adapts to a focal length range of 24-105 mm depending on the type of camera. A wide-angle diffusing disk, included with the flash, enables expansion to 20 mm.
I N D E TA I L.
M Z - 5
76 MZ-5 digital: tilt and swivel reflector
76 MZ-5 digital: Secondary reflector with 3 selectable light output ratios
76 MZ-5 digital: Large, illuminated graphic LC display GN 250 (ft.) at ISO 100/21 (105mm) GN 164 (ft.) at ISO 100/21 (50mm)
METZ MECABLITZ 76 MZ-5 digital
with NiMH battery pack order code: 76252
76 MZ-5 digital: Control unit with LC display and integrated AF measuring flash
76 MZ-5 digital: Angle Bracket 50 -35 (5518)
Compatible with the following cameras:
CAN HAS SON
MIN KOD YAS
76 MZ-5 digital: SCA-3002 adapter
Detailed information can be found on pages 54
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76 MZ-5 digital: Color filter set 50 -32 (5411)
76 MZ-5 digital: Carrying strap 60 -80 (5473)
76 MZ-5 digital: Power Pack P 76 (53129) + V 76 cable (5376)
Included Accessories: Standard foot Camera bracket NiMH battery pack Charger unit Wide-angle attachment (20 mm) Cover plate
76 MZ-5 digital: NiMh battery pack B 47 set (51294)
76 MZ-5 digital: Mecabounce 50 -90 (75090) for softer lighting
ges 54-57 and 60-63.
76 MZ-5 digital: Bounce diffuser 50 -23 (5422) for bounce flash lighting
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Metz mecablitz 45 CL - 4 digital
METZ MECABLITZ 45 CL-4 DIGITAL
This powerful flashgun unit featuring a GN of 148 (ft.) at ISO 100/21 and 35 mm focal length and cuttingedge charging technology will win you over: The TTL mode and the automatic functions can be just as easily set as manual partial lighting via the practical dial on the top of the 45 CL-4 digital. This flash
CREATIVE FLASH LIGHTING WITH METZ:
Everything you need for our photo example is: a Metz color filter set, and a Metz mecablitz such as the 45 CL-1 or the 45 CL -4 digital. If the main subject is to be accentuated with colourful light, then a second flash is necessary for the separate foreground lighting. This can be either set directly on the camera, or it can be unchained, and therefore used separately from the camera. (For example, over a connection cable). A compact flash unit such as the mecablitz 44 MZ-2 can be used for this purpose.
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Create a feeling with colorful fields.
Abstract light effects.
unit, specially designed for digital cameras, also offers all the important special functions listed above for the 76 MZ-5 digital, including high-speed synchronization (HSS). The reflectors vertical and horizontal tilt and swivel abilities can also be used for indirect flash lighting just like on the 76 MZ-5 digital.
C L - 1
Metz mecablitz 45 CL - 1
45 CL-1: GREAT PERFORMANCE FOR NON AF SLR CAMERAS
without flash special features. This unit is the beginning of the Metz hand - held flashgun family for powerful flash lighting. The Metz mecablitz 45 CL 1 offers high light output and simple handling. 5 tele-computer apertures are available. Intended for the owners of non - AF search and SLR cameras.
The new practical high-performance Power Pack P 76 with belt clip can be used with both the 45 CL-4 digital and the 45 CL-1.
In close-up areas, the flash coming from the front should be directly mounted to the camera.
technology ensures increased flash output and reduced flash recycle times in comparison to conventional NiCad technology. Use this new professional accessory to draw upon maximum flash power when taking a series of shots. A V 76 cable is needed for connecting the Power Pack P 76 to the mecablitz 45 CL-4 digital. For the 45 CL-1, a V 45 cable is required.
C L - 4 d i
45 CL - 4 digital/ 45 CL - 1: Tilt and swivel reflector
45 CL - 4 digital: Back side. Easy to operate
GN 148 (ft.) at ISO 100/21 (35mm)
45 CL - 4 digital: Secondary reflector
METZ MECABLITZ 45 CL-4 digital
with NiMH battery order code: 45042
METZ MECABLITZ 45 CL-1
45 CL - 4 digital: SCA 300 - adapter with cable SCA 300A
with NiMH battery order code: 45012
45 CL - 4 digital: SCA 3045 connection cable for use with SCA 3000 or 3002 series adapters (53045) Includes AF assist.
only 45 CL-4 dig.
g i t a l , C L - 1
45 CL - 4 digital/45 CL - 1: Carrying strap 50 -31 (5464)
45 CL - 4 digital/45 CL - 1: P76 power pack (53129) with V 76 cable (5376)
Included Accessories: Wide-angle attachment Sync. cord Camera bracket NiMH version: With battery pack and charger
45 CL - 4 digital/45 CL - 1: NiMH charger set B 46
Additionally by 45 CL-4 digital: Reduction filter for secondary reflector (5561)
45 CL - 4 digital/45 CL - 1: Telephoto attachment 45 -33 for increased flash range (5406)
45 CL - 4 digital/45 CL - 1: Bounce diffuser 50 -23 (55423) for indirect flash lighting
A LOT OF SPECIAL FU
Metz mecablitz 58 AF- 1 digital
A NEW STAR IN THE COMPACT FLASH FIRMAMENT: Sleek in
appearance, throws light in the areas where you need it, selfexplanatory and extremely powerful. Created by one of the leading industry designers in Germany. Equipped with innovative developments, the Metz mecablitz 58 AF-1 digital offers cutting edge secondary reflector technology, high-performance energy management, the latest generation of multi-zone AF
The choice of which flash to use significantly influences the mood of a photograph. The comparison pictures on the opposite page show a subject located at a greater distance that was effectively lightened using a flash. This shot required a very powerful flash unit such as the Metz mecablitz 58 AF-1 digital. Such a flash can effectively lighten areas of the picture in the distance, and can do so very precisely, using the special functions E-TTL and E-TTL II (Canon) or i-TTL (Nikon).
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If you are flashing with a somewhat slower shutter speed, the ambient light can also be included. This carousel was photographed at 1/30 second.
measurement flash, a reflector system fully capable of swiveling, current special functions, USB interface for updating software via the Internet and much more. The new Metz top-of-the-line model is available as an ideal complement for Canon (58 AF-1 C digital) or for Nikon cameras (58 AF-1 N digital).
A F - 1
An additional plus for all those who want to use the 58 AF-1 digital apart from the camera: the new flash can even be used wirelessly with the Canon E-TTL remote system or the Nikon i-TTL remote system thanks to the integrated slave trigger unit.
58 AF 1 C DIGITAL:
offers E-TTL and E-TTL II flash operation from Canon
58 AF 1 N DIGITAL:
offers i-TTL and D-TTL from Nikon
Due to its high GN of 191(ft.) at ISO 100/21 and 105 mm focal length, the 58 AF-1 digital is not only especially powerful but also can be used for indirect flash lighting to great effect. For the first time Metz integrated a reflector card that can be flipped open into its vertically tilting and horizontally swiveling reflector. In addition, the Bounce diffuser 54-23 is available as an optional accessory.
Using the integrated secondary reflector, additional brilliance can be achieved with this flash technology in close-up areas. The integrated slave trigger
unit allows the 58 AF-1 to be implemented separately.
Faithfully capture the prevailing atmosphere with Metz mecablitz
By the way: The high-performance power pack P 76 can also be used with the 58 AF-1 digital, for clearly increased flash output and reduced flash recycle time. This flash power is available for all types of use in connection with the V 58 cable.
correction keys (+/-)! This means simply release the shutter, check the result on the camera's monitor, and correct with the keys should this prove to be necessary. With this slave model the flash power can be boosted without any undesirable side-effects. The power is generated by normal alkaline size-AAA batteries or the equally inexpensive rechargeable AAA batteries.
28 CS-2 digital also suitable for digital cameras that have no flash connection! Can be used with or without telescopic bracket.
FIRING FLASHES WITH
GN 92(ft.) with ISO 100/21 (85 mm) GN 72(ft.) with ISO 100/21 (35 mm)
METZ MECABLITZ 28 CS-2 DIGITAL
28 CS-2 digital: Simple control with the +/- buttons
order code: 52822D
28 CS-2 digital: Convenient display on the back
Matches all camera models with integrated
28 CS-2 digital: Perfect to mount on the supplied telescopic bracket
Greater colour brilliance through flash shots in daylight!
With Metz mecablitz
Accessories included: Exchangeable telephoto attachment (85 mm) and Wide-angle diffuser (24 mm) Telescopic bracket
For cameras with and without flash connection! Those who use an external flash unit such as the Metz mecablitz 28 CS-2 digital in daylight can expect much better results. Even on the beach! Particularly when highlighting subject areas that are located in dense shadows. The ingenious feature are the +/- buttons combined with "learning by doing". If the exposure proves to be too bright with flash, simply press the minus button or, inversely, press the plus button when the result is too dark. And this can be continued until the perfect picture impression is created. Moreover, a flexible learning function ensures that cameras with a preflash function can be used.
flash (no hot-shoe contact required)
A F - 3 d i g i t a l
Metz mecablitz 28 AF-3 digital
Be it a garden party, wedding, child's birthday or a luxury cruise - They are all those irretrievable moments in life that build up in the course of the years. Yet, in spite of the importance of the moment, the photographic results often turn out to be disappointing: Sometimes faces are too dark on account of the high contrasts between light and shadows. And then the colours are too flat because the camera's internal flash was not powerful enough. The real answer is to be on the safe side with a Metz mecablitz 28 AF-3 digital. This small, clip-on flash unit is designed in technology and size to match optimally the compact digital cameras.
Experiment occasionally with longer exposure times. In this case you can reckon with different types of blur effects dependent on whether you move the camera or if it is fixed. In our photo example the camera has been moved in the direction of the subject (exposure time 1/ sec.). At any 4 event, it is worth it to synchronise the flash unit to the 2nd shutter curtain. The blur effects will appear more realistic for this reason, especially by night time exposures with moving light sources, (for example car headlights).
Blurring effects occur behind the subject, thanks to synchronisation to the rear curtain. (Requirement: this function must be adjustable on the camera).
The subject is covered over by the blur effects due to the synchronisation to the 1st shutter curtain.
THE FLASH BOOST FOR
An impressive comparison of sizes
METZ MECABLITZ 28 AF-3 DIGITAL
28 AF-3 digital: Convenient display on the back
order code: 52831C (for Canon) order code: 52833M (for Konica/Minolta/Sony Alpha) order code: 52834N (for Nikon)
28 AF-3 digital: Perfect entity
order code: 52832O (for Olympus)
Optimized for compact digital cameras:
28 AF-3 digital: Clearly arranged controls
Red eyes effectively avoided!
Accessories included: Exchangeable telephoto attachment (85) mm and Wide-angle diffuser (24 mm)
The Metz mecablitz 28 AF-3 is so compact that it will easily slip into a jacket pocket to be taken with you to a garden party or when out on a casual stroll. And red-eyes reduction is available, depending on the given camera model. This preflash function effectively avoids red eyes otherwise caused by flash.
ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE FOR B
A F - 4 C d i g i t a l ,
Metz mecablitz 36 AF- 4C digital with 28-85 mm zoom reflector
The Compact class: The flash units of the GN-category 118(ft.) are also available from Metz in an attractive Cobra design.
The light output of the Metz mecablitz 36 AF-4C digital can be controlled through the camera, thanks to E-TTL flash control. If the existing lighting lighting mood is to be captured, it is important to use a longer shutter speed than the X-sync shutter speed. Graphical blur effects are achieved by moving subjects with shutter speed times longer than 1/30 second.
36 AF-4 C DIGITAL FOR CANON:
Metz has the right flash for all users of Canon digital cameras. The mecablitz 36 AF-4 C digital offers E-TTL flash operation and is an exceptional value for the money.
A F - 3
TTL flash control makes an extremely precise exposure possible.
Normal X- sync shutter speed: The background is very dark.
THE MECABLITZ 36 AF-3 offers
highly precise TTL operation and thus maximum exposure security. Because the flash is measured directly at the film level, the light output is perfectly tuned to the respective subject.
Shutter speed at 1/30 second. The existing mood has been captured.
Metz mecablitz 36 AF-3 for Nikon or Konica/Minolta
A F - 4 C
36 AF-4C: The projector for AF measuring flash
36 AF-4C: Tilt reflector (vertical 90)
GN 118(ft.) at ISO 100/21 (85 mm) GN 99(ft.) at ISO 100/21 (50 mm) 36 AF-4C: Back side. Simple to operate
METZ MECABLITZ 36 AF-4C DIGITAL
order code: 36341 (for Canon)
36 AF-4C: zoom reflector (28-85 mm)
Compatible with the followingcameras:
36AF - 4C
d i g i t a l , 3 6
METZ MECABLITZ 36 AF-3
order code: 53633M (for Konica/Minolta) order code: 53633N (for Nikon)
FOR PRICE-CONSCIOUS BE G
C - 2 ,
Metz mecablitz 36 C-2
Those who are looking for a precise automatic flash unit will be well served by the mecablitz 36 C-2.
The range of a flash unit is determined by the guide number. The higher the number, the wider the range. Pay close attention when making comparisons however, that the indication is based on the same focal length. If you wish to increase the range of your flash unit, then you may consider using a film with higher sensitivity, because they require less light! This effect is excellent for use in manual mode. The higher sensitivity is adjusted on the flash unit.
Three different automatic apertures (8, 4, 2, at ISO 100/21) as well as a manually adjustable zoom reflector are available with it, with which the light output can be optimized within the focal length 28-85 mm. Clearly more effective than the flash integrated into the camera is the currently smallest compact flash unit
Make sure to get near enough to the subject when using standard films with ISO 100!
Too little flash range.
Flash range is doubled due to use of high sensitivity film with ISO 400.
from Metz. The mecablitz 20 C-2 with GN 66(ft.) at ISO 100/21 and 35 mm focal length is intended for all those who prefer a flash that will even find a spot in your jacket pocket. This stylish miniature offers two automatic apertures as well as manual partial lighting. And the special key feature: The tilt reflector!
Metz mecablitz 20 C-2
36 C -2: zoom reflector (28-85 mm)
20 C-2: tilt and swivel reflector
GN 118(ft.) at ISO 100/21 (85 mm) GN 99(ft.) at ISO 100/21 (50 mm)
METZ MECABLITZ 36 C-2
order code: 53622
36 C - 2: Compatible with all camera mo de
only 36 C - 2
36 C-2/20 C-2: Standard sync cord 36-50 (5548)
36 C-2: sync extension cord 60-54 (5530)
GN 66(ft.) at ISO 100/21 (35 mm)
36 C-2: Camera bracket 40-36 or 34-36 (53436A)
METZ MECABLITZ 20 C-2
order code: 20220
36 C-2: Spiral sync cord 36-52 (5534)
mo dels with middle contact
M E T Z A L WAY S F I T S !
C O M PAT I B I L I T Y:
THE SCA SYSTEM
The camera can change, Metz stays! Metz mecablitz flash units have always been known for their flexibility. Thanks to the well-developed SCA adapter system they can be used on nearly every SLR camera. And: This also applies to the future! The SCA 3002 adapter system is a further development of the proven SCA 3000 system. The digital data exchange between camera and flash makes a variety of new functions possible. Digital and film The photographer of today has to have both digital and film cameras in their bag of tricks. Obviously, it would be ideal to have a flash unit that is compatible with both camera types. This is where the SCA 3083 digital slave adapter comes to the rescue. This adapter has a vast adaptability range, allowing the current range of Metz SCA flash units to be used with cameras, film or digital, with or without hot shoe connection. Three slave functions are available.
1 Convenient - Cordless TTL or auto flash control. In this case nothing has to be set on the slave flash unit. A controlling Metz flash unit on the camera controls one or several external slave flash units in the cordless mode.
Direct connection: Camera and flash form an optimally functioning unit, thanks to the SCA adapter.
Split connection: For hand-held flash guns or for unchained flash use on all SCA capable flash units.
Wireless flash lighting: The SCA 3083 Digital Slave Adapter allows cordless flash triggering with all SCA compatible flash units.
2 Individual light control with slave flash function. The slave flash with SCA 3083 digital adapter offers the photographer the maximum creative freedom. The required out put of the slave flash can be manually set for targeted light levels to achieve specific effects or to brighten up dark areas in the picture. The controlling flash unit can be used in automatic or manual modes. 3 Slave flash function with preflash suppression. Digital cameras without any hot shoe and operating with a pre-flash function. The SCA 3083 with a special lag-time circuit built into it will help the Metz flash fire with the main flash and not fire on the preflash of the camera.
SCA-3083 Digital Slave Adapter
D I G I TA L I N T O T H E F U T U R E W I T H M
Metz mecablitz flash units have always been known for their great flexibility. A strength that is also noticeable in connection with digital cameras. To find out which Metz mecablitz is compatible with which model it is necessary however to take a close look at the respective flash connection. Generally, digital cameras can be classified into the three following groups.
2. Digital compact cameras
The mini Metz mecablitz 28 AF-3 was specifically developed for compact digital cameras with hotshoe contact. More powerful than the integrated flash, yet optimally adapted in size and technology specifically to the given Canon, Konica Minolta, Nikon or Olympus model! This is the ideal solution for fans of compactness who do not want to forego perfect flash shots.
28 CS-2 digital can be used with or without telescopic bracket
H METZ MECABLITZ.
1. Digital SLR cameras
Every type of flash unit with an SCA adapter can be considered for use with this group of digital cameras. In addition, the various Metz mecablitz dedicated versions are available to choose from these are flash units with specific connections, that are constructed for certain camera brands. For instance Metz mecablitz 58 AF-1 and Metz mecablitz 44 AF-4, thus making various special functions available.
3. Cameras with built-in flash without connection for an external flash unit
For digital cameras that do not have a flash connecting port or hot shoe, it is necessary to step in with a light that acts as a go-between an transmits the light pulse of the cameras flash to an external flash unit. There are three different possibilities: 1. Using a white slave trigger unit (mecalux 11). 2. Attaching an SCA slave adapter (SCA 3083 digital). 3. Using a Metz flash unit that already incorporates a slave trigger unit (Metz mecablitz 28 CS-2 digital). A special pre-flash suppression even permits the use of digital cameras working with a monitor pre-flash. The 28 CS-2 digital can be affixed to a level with the camera by means of a handy camera bracket (included in the price).
Which mecablitz is best suited to
76 MZ-5 digital CANON
EOS cameras Non AF-SLR Digital cameras (analog, except EOS 300X)
SCA 3102 M3 SCA 311 SCA 3102 M3 SCA 3102 M3 + SCA 3045 SCA 311 + SCA 300 A SCA 3102 M3 + SCA 3045
45 CL-4 digital
Dynax-cameras Non AF-SLR Digital cameras Dmage. Dynax. (except 3L and 40)
SCA 3302 M6 SCA 331 SCA 3302 M6 SCA 3302 M6 SCA 3302 M6 + SCA 3045 SCA 331 + SCA 300 A SCA 3302 M6 + SCA 3045 SCA 3302 M6 + SCA 3045
AF-SLR cameras (except F6) F6 Non AF-SLR (except F3) F3 Coolpix 950, 990 (+ SK-E900 and AS-E900); Coolpix 5000, 5400, 5700, 8700 D100, D1x D50, D70, D70s D200, D2x, D2h Coolpix 8400, 8800
SCA 3402 M6 SCA 3402 M6 SCA 343 SCA 344 + SCA 300 E + 50-35 SCA 3402 M6 + SCA 3045 SCA 3402 M6 + SCA 3045 SCA 343 + SCA 300 A SCA 344
SCA 343 + SCA 300 A SCA 3402 M6 + SCA 3045 SCA 3402 M6 + SCA 3045 SCA 3402 M6 + SCA 3045 SCA 3402 M6 + SCA 3045
SCA 3402 M6 SCA 3402 M6 SCA 3402 M6 SCA 3402 M6
AF-SLR cameras Non AF-SLR Digital cameras istD istDs, istDL (except ist)
SCA 3702 SCA 372 SCA 3702 follows SCA 3702 + SCA 3045 SCA 372 + SCA 300 A SCA 3702 + SCA 3045 follows
Please pay attention in regard to your camera model to the indication on the SCA packaging and to the M version of the adapter!
58 AF-1 digital
54 MZ-4i digital
SCA 3102 from M SCA 311
44 AF-4(i) digital
SCA 3102 M3
SCA 3302 from M SCA 331 SCA 3302 M6 SCA 3302 M6
SCA 3302 from M SCA 331
44 AF-4M 44 AF-4M
SCA 3302 M6
28 AF-3M 28 AF-3M
58 AF-1N 58 AF-1N
SCA 3402 from M SCA 3402 from M4 SCA 343 SCA 344 + SCA 300 E + 40-36
44 AF-4iN 44 AF-4iN
28 AF-3N 28 AF-3N
SCA 343 SCA 3402 from M2 SCA 3402 M6 SCA 3402 M6 SCA 3402 from M4
58 AF-1N 58 AF-1N 58 AF-1N 58 AF-1N
44 AF-4iN 44 AF-4iN 44 AF-4iN 44 AF-4iN SCA 3402 M6 SCA 3402 M6 SCA 3402 from MAF-3N 28 AF-3N
SCA 3702 SCA 372 SCA 3702 follows
For up-to-date compatibility information, see www.metz.de
76 MZ-5 digital CASIO CONTAX FUJI
QV-4000EX, QV-5700 EX, Exilim Pro EX-P600, EX-P700 Non-AF and AF S7000, S9500 S1 Pro, S2 Pro S3 Pro
301 + 36-50 + 50-35 SCA SCA 3402 M6 SCA 3402 M6 SCA 390 SCA 3902 SCA 351 SCA 3502 MSCA 3502 M5 SCA 395 SCA 396 + SCA 300 E + 50-35 SCA 3952
45-47 SCA 3802 + SCA 3045 45-54 SCA 3402 M6 + SCA 3045 SCA 3402 M6 + SCA 3045 SCA 390 + SCA 300 A SCA 3902 + SCA 3045 SCA 351 + SCA 300 A SCA 3502 M5 + SCA 3045 45-54 SCA 3502 M5 + SCA 3045 SCA 395 + SCA 300 A SCA 396 SCA 3952 + SCA 3045 SCA 3202 M5 + SCA 3045 SCA 3202 M5 + SCA 3045 45-54 SCA 3502 M5 + SCA 3045 SCA 3202 M5 + SCA 3045 SCA 364 M1 + SCA 300 A SCA 356 + SCA 300 A SCA 3562 + SCA 3045 follows
TTL flash control Automatic flash control Manual flash control Automatic flash programs Automatic cut-off
h e mecablitz Flash Units
44 AF-4 C/M/iN/O 58 AF-1C/ N digital 54 MZ-4i digital 36 AF-4C 76 MZ-5 digital 44 MZ-AF-3
4) 9) 6) 2) 4) 4)
1) only with Minolta Dmage 2) only flash readiness indicator 3) only with 44AF-4C, iN, O 4) only if adjustable on the camera 5) slave operation only with SCA 3083 digital slave adapter 6) only with 44AF-4 iN, O 7) only with 44AF-4C ,O
28 AF-3 digital
8) only for Canon, Minolta, Nikon (analog), Leica 9) with multi-zone AF measurement flash for decentral AF sensors
The Technical Features for the me
Guide number with ISO 100/21 and 35/50 mm
Guide number with ISO 100/21 and max. zoom SCA 3002 - system SCA 300 - system Power zoom Extended zoom Manual zoom Clip-on wide-angle attachment Illumination above.mm Secondary reflector vertical in horizontal in Integrated AF measuring flash LCD or LED display Manual flash mode Tele-computer apertures TTL mode Stroboscopic mode Partial lighting levels Key function (key lock) Modelling light Metz remote control function Metz remote slave function Buzzer Correct exposure indicator Automatic cut-off Software update possible by Metz Service Software update possible through USB-socket
STilt and swivel reflector - Rotation area
cablitz Flash Units
58 AF-1 digital 54 MZ-4i digital 44 AF-4(i) digital 36 AF-4C digital 76 MZ-5 digital 45 CL-4 digital 44 MZ-AF-CS-2 digital 28 AF-3 digital
LCD LCD 3 8 1
20 -7 +
LCD LED 12 25 1) 5
LCD LCD LCD LCD 12 25 12 25 1) 1) 12
1) with slave adapter SCA 3083 digital 2) with connecting cable SCA 3045 3) with connecting cable SCA 300A or SCA 3045
Rechargeable battery (1,2V) Possible power sources Batteries (1,5V) Lithium battery (1,5V) Power pack NiCd min. NiCd. max. Alkaline mangan batteries min Alkaline mangan batteries max. Lithium batteries min. Flash recovery time (in sec. ca.) Lithium batteries max. Power pack min. Power pack P40 max. Power pack P76 max NiMH rechargeable min. NiMH rechargeable max. NiCd- rechargeable battery Alkaline mangan battery Min. number of flashes by full light output Lithium battery Power pack P40 Power pack P76 NiMH rechargeable battery Weight without batteries in ounce (ca.) L* C/G** L Dimensions in inches (ca.) H D
* Lamp pole ** Control device/Generator
Applies to compact ash units
L* S/G** L* S/G** L* S/G**
58 AF-1 digital 54 MZ-4i digital 44 AF-4(i) digital
36 AF-4C digital
76 MZ-5 digital 45 CL-4 digital
28 AF-3 digital 28 CS-2 digital
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3 0,1 4
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Rechargeable Batteries and Battery Housing
NiMH battery 45-56 NiMH battery 76-56 Battery holder 45-39 without batteries
Charger Sets and Chargers
NiMH charger set B46 NiMH-Ladeset B51294
Power Packs and accessories
Power Pack P50 incl. charger set Power Pack P76 incl. charger set Connection cable V76 (for P50/P76) Connection cable V58-50 (for P50/P76) Connection cable V54-50 (for P50/P76) Connection cable V50 (for P50/P76) Connection cable V45 (for P50/P76) Power Pack P40 set incl. charger Connection cable V54-40 (for P40) 55440
Colour filter set 50-32 Colour filter set 45-5412
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Spiral sync cable 36-52 Spiral sync cable 45-49 Spiral sync cable 45-54 for middle contact Standard sync cable 36-50 (25cm) Standard sync cable 45-47 (40cm) Standard sync cable 45-48 (100cm) Sync extension cable 60-54 (500cm)
Camera Brackets and Accessories
Camera bracket 40-36 Camera bracket 32-38 Bracket adapter 60-28 Angle Bracket for control unit 50-35 Bracket plate for middle format 70-570353
Bounce diffuser 54-23 Bounce diffuser 50-5422
Mecalux and Accessories
Mecalux 11 mecalux holder 60-5369
Carrying strap 50-31 Carrying belt 60-5473
Wrist strap 45-27 5473
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Flash Ready Indicator Indicates when the capacitor has sufficient power for a flash shot.
ADI Enhanced flash exposure metering (Minolta specific).
Correct Exposure Indication Lights up as soon as the exposure has been correctly lit.
E-TTL Refined TTL flash exposure measurement (Canon specific).
LCD/LED Display Indicates the adjustments that have been taken.
D-TTL Enhanced flash exposure metering for digital cameras (Nikon specific).
Buzzer Audible warning, sounds, for example an incorrect adjustment if is made. Also signals flash readiness an correct exposure.
3D Multi-sensor Measurement Refined TTL flash exposure measurement (Nikon specific). D-TTL/3D flash exposure metering (see above) takes into account additional information relating to distance and subject contrast.
Automatic Flash Program Automatic adjustment of the optimal time/f-stop/flash exposure combination.
MECABLITZ 44 AF-4 /4i N
Bedienungsanleitung Gebruiksaanwijzing Manuale istruzioni Mode demploi Operating instruction Manual de instrucciones
1. 2. 2.1 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.2 2.2.1 2.2.2 2.3 2.4 3. 4. 4.1 4.1.1 4.1.2 4.1.3 4.2 4.2.1 4.3 4.3.1 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.7.1 4.7.2 4.8 4.8.1 4.8.2 4.9 4.9.1 4.9.2 68
Safety instructions.69 Table 1.70 Preparing the flash unit for use.71 Mounting the flash unit.71 Mounting the flash unit on the camera.71 Removing the flash unit from the camera.71 Power supply.71 Suitable batteries.71 Replacing batteries.71 Switching the flash unit on and off.71 Auto-OFF for the flash unit.72 Programmed Auto Flash Mode (Full Auto Mode).72 Operating modes of the flash unit.73 TTL flash mode.73 Automatic TTL fill-in flash in daylight.73 Matrix-controlled TTL fill-in flash.73 3D multi-sensor fill-in flash.74 D-TTL flash mode.75 D-TTL 3D flash mode.75 i-TTL flash mode.75 i-TTL BL flash mode.76 Manual TTL flash exposure correction.76 Correct exposure indication in TTL flash mode.77 Underexposure warning in TTL flash mode.77 Manual flash mode.77 Manual flash mode M with full light output.77 MLo manual flash mode with partial light output levels.78 Flash techniques.78 Bounce flash.78 Close-ups / Macrophotography.78 Flash synchronisation.79 Normal synchronisation.79 REAR - Second-curtain synchronisation.79
4.9.3 5. 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.4.1 5.4.2 5.4.3 5.4.4 5.4.5 5.4.6 5.4.7 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.7.1 5.7.2 5.7.3 5.7.4 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 6. 6.1 6.1. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Slow synchronisation / SLOW.80 Flash unit and camera functions.80 Flash readiness indication.80 Automatic flash sync speed control.80 Displays in the camera viewfinder.80 Information in the LC display.80 Maximum flash range indication in TTL flash mode.81 Maximum flash range indication in manual flash modes M and MLo.81 Exceeding the display range.81 Blanking out the maximum flash range display.81 FEE error indication on the flash units LC-display.81 Guide number indication when using lenses without CPU.81 Meter-Feet changeover (m - ft).82 Determining the maximum flash range with the guide number table.82 LC display illumination.82 Motor zoom reflector.82 Auto Zoom.83 Manual zoom mode M. Zoom.83 Manual zoom mode instead of Auto Zoom.83 Extended zoom mode.84 AF measuring beam.84 Preflashes for red-eye reduction.85 AUTO-FLASH / Triggering control.85 Return to basic setting.85 Special remarks concerning the cameras.86 Special functions not supported in flash mode.86 Program shift.86 Optional extras.86 Advice in the event of a fault.87 Maintenance and care.87 Technical data.88 Table 2.134
We congratulate you on purchasing this flash unit and thank you for your confidence in Metz products. It is only natural that you should want to use your flash unit straight away. However, we recommend that you study these Operating Instructions beforehand to be able to fully exploit and utilize all the capabilities offered. This flash unit can be used for Nikon cameras with TTL, D-TTL and i-TTL flash control (i-TTL only in conjunction with 44 AF-4i N). It is not suitable for cameras made by other manufacturers. Please also open the back cover page with the illustrations.
1. Safety instructions
The flash unit is exclusively intended and approved for photographic use! Never fire a flash in the vicinity of flammable gases or liquids (petrol, solvents, etc.)! DANGER OF EXPLOSION! Never take flash shots of car, bus or train drivers, or of motorcycle and bicycle riders, whilst they are travelling. They could be blinded by the light and cause an accident! Never fire a flash in the immediate vicinity of the eyes! Flash fired directly in front of the eyes of a person or animal can damage the retina and lead to severe visual disorders - even blindness! Only use the approved power sources listed in the Operating Instructions! Do not expose batteries to excessive heat, sunshine, fire and the like! Never throw exhausted batteries on to a fire! Exhausted batteries should be immediately removed from the flash unit! Lye leaking out of spent batteries will damage the unit. Never recharge dry-cell batteries!
Do not expose the flash unit or battery charger to dripping or splashing water (such as rain)! Protect the flash unit from excessive heat and humidity! Do not store the flash unit in the glove compartment of a car! Never place material that is impervious to light in front of, or directly on, the reflector screen. The reflector screen must be perfectly clean when a flash is fired. The high energy of the flash light will burn the material or damage the reflector screen if this is not observed. Do not touch the reflector screen after a series of flash shots. Danger of burns! Never disassemble the flashgun! DANGER: HIGH VOLTAGE! There are no components inside the flashgun that can be repaired by a layman. When taking a series of flash shots at full light output and fast recycling times as provided by NiCad battery operation, make sure to observe an interval of at least 10 minutes after 15 flashes, otherwise the flash unit will be overloaded. The flash unit may only be used in combination with a camera-integrated flash unit if the latter can completely be folded out! Quick changes in temperature may cause condensation. Therefore give the flashgun time to become acclimatized! Never use defective batteries!
Dedicated flash functions
Dedicated flash functions are flash functions that have been specifically adapted to a given camera system. The supported flash functions depend on the type of the camera used. The following dedicated flash functions are supported by the flash unit: Flash-ready indication in cameras viewfinder Correct exposure indication in cameras viewfinder or display panel Underexposure warning on flash units display panel Automatic flash sync speed control TTL flash control (standard TTL without measuring preflash) Automatic fill-in flash control Matrix-controlled TTL fill-in flash mode 3D multi-sensor fill-in flash mode D-TTL and D-TTL 3D flash mode i-TTL and i-TTL-BL flash mode (i-TTL only in conjunction with 44 AF-4i N) Manual TTL flash exposure correction 1st or 2nd curtain synchronisation (REAR) Automatic motor zoom control Automatic AF measuring beam control Maximum flash range indication Programmed auto flash mode Preflash for red-eye reduction Triggering control / Auto Flash Wake-up function for the flash unit
It is impossible to describe in detail all camera types and their individual dedicated flash functions within the framework of these instructions. Therefore, please refer to the flash mode description in your cameras operating instructions to find out which functions are supported and which ones have to be set manually on the camera.
Nikon cameras can be subdivided into the following groups according to their dedicated flash functions: Cameras Group A Cameras without digital data transfer to the flash unit e.g. Nikon F601, F601M, F60, F50, FM-3A Digital compact cameras Nikon - Coolpix Cameras with digital data transfer to the flash unit e.g. Nikon F4, F4s, F801, F801s, Pronea 600i, 6 Cameras with digital data transfer to the flash unit and 3D multi-sensor fill-in flash mode e.g. Nikon F5, F100, F90X, F90, F80, F70 Digital Nikon single-lens reflex cameras with DTTL flash mode e.g. D1, D1x, D1H, D100 Digital Nikon SLR cameras with i-TTL flash mode e.g. D70 The i-TTL flash mode is only supported by the 44 AF-4i N.
Cameras Group B Cameras Group C
Cameras Group D
Cameras Group E
2. Preparing the flash unit for use
2.1 Mounting the flash unit 2.1.1 Mounting the flash unit on the camera
Remove the batteries from the flash unit if it is not going to be used
for an extended period of time.
2.2.2 Replacing batteries (Fig. 1)
The batteries are exhausted if the recycling time (elapsing from the triggering of a full-power flash, e.g. in the M mode, to the moment the flash ready indicator lights up again) exceeds 60 seconds. Turn off the flash unit by its main switch. Slide the battery compartment cover in the direction of the arrow and fold open. Insert the batteries lengthwise in conformity with the indicated battery symbols and close the battery compartment cover. When loading batteries ensure correct polarity, as indicated by the symbols in the battery compartment. Mixed up battery poles may destroy the flash unit! Replace all batteries at a time and make sure that the batteries are of the same brand and type and have the same capacity! Exhausted batteries must not be thrown in the dustbin! Help protect the environment and dispose of exhausted batteries at the appropriate collecting points.
3. Programmed Auto Flash Mode (Full Auto Mode)
In Programmed Auto Flash Mode the camera controls the aperture and shutter speed, as well as the flash unit, automatically so that optimal results are always assured in most photographic situations, including fill-in flash. Settings on the camera Set your camera to program P, Vari or a Scene Mode (landscape, portraiture, sport, etc.). Select the Single-AF (S) auto-focus mode on the camera. On various Nikon cameras (e.g. F5, F65, F80, F100), you must always set the highest f-number on the lens (see the cameras operating instructions). When using a Group A camera (see Table 1) or a lens without CPU (i.e. without electronic data transmission), the flash reflectors zoom position must be manually adjusted to the focal length of the lens (see 5.7.2)!
Use a tripod for the Night Shots Program to avoid the danger of
camera shake in connection with slow shutter speeds! Settings on the flash unit Flash mode with cameras of Groups A, B and C (see Table 1): Set the flash unit in the TTL flash mode (see 4.1). For Group B cameras it is possible to additionally set the matrix-controlled fill-in flash mode on the flash unit (see 4.1.2). For Group C cameras it is possible to additionally set the 3D multi-sensor fillin flash mode on the flash unit (see 4.1.3). Flash mode with Group D cameras (see Table 1): Set the flash unit in the D-TTL or D-TTL 3D flash mode (see 4.2). Flash mode with Group E cameras (see Table 1): Set the flash unit in the i-TTL or i-TTL BL flash mode (see 4.3). The i-TTL flash mode is only supported by the 44 AF-4i N.
The Auto-OFF function can be deactivated whenever required: Turning off the Auto-OFF function Turn on the flash unit by its main switch. Continue depressing the key combination Select (= Mode key + Zoom key) until the LC display indicates 3m (= 3 minutes). Continue depressing the Zoom key until OFF flashes on the LC display. The setting becomes immediately effective. The LC display returns to normal display after approx. 5 sec. Turning on the Auto-OFF function Turn on the flash unit by its main switch. Continue depressing the key combination Select (= Mode key + Zoom key) until the LC display indicates 3m (= 3 minutes). Continue depressing the Zoom key until ON flashes on the LC display. The setting becomes immediately effective. The LC display returns to its normal state after approx. 5 sec. 72
As soon as the above settings have been made you can start shooting flash pictures when flash readiness is indicated (see 5.1).
4. Operating modes of the flash unit
4.1 TTL flash mode (Fig. 3)
The TTL flash mode is a very simple way to achieve excellent flash shots. In this mode exposure readings are taken by a sensor built into the camera which measures the light through the camera lens (TTL). The electronic control circuit within the camera transmits a stop signal to the flash unit after exposure by the correct amount of light, thereby instantly interrupting the flash. The advantage of this flash mode is that all factors influencing correct exposure (filters, change of aperture and focal length with zoom lenses, extensions for close-ups, etc.) are automatically taken into account. You need not worry about setting the flash, the cameras electronic system automatically determines the correct amount of flash light required. For the maximum flash range please observe the distances given in the flash units LC display (see 5.4) and the information in section 5.5. If flash exposure was correct, the flash units LC display indicates o.k. for about 3 sec. (see 4.5). The TTL flash mode is supported by all camera modes (e.g. Program P, Aperture Priority Mode A, Shutter Priority Mode S, Vari or Scene Modes, Manual Mode M, etc.). For analog cameras, a film must be loaded in the camera to test the TTL function. Please check whether limits regarding maximum film speed or ISO value (e.g. maximum ISO 1000) are applicable to the given camera when in TTL mode (refer to the cameras operating instructions)!
Setting procedure for TTL flash mode Mount the flash unit on the camera. Switch on the flash unit and the camera. Continue depressing the Mode key until TTL flashes on the LC display. The setting becomes immediately effective. The LC display returns to its normal state after approx. 5 sec. Pronounced differences in contrast, e.g. a dark subject in snow, may make it necessary to correct the exposure settings (see 4.4).
4.1.1 Automatic TTL fill-in flash in daylight (Fig. 5 and 6)
Most camera models automatically activate the fill-in flash mode when in auto program mode P, Vari or a Scene mode in daylight (see the cameras operating instructions). Fill-in flash overcomes troublesome dense shadows and produces a more balanced exposure between subject and background with contre-jour shots. The cameras computer-controlled metering system sets the most suitable combination of shutter speed, working aperture and flash output. Ensure that the contre-jour light source does not shine directly into the lens as this will mislead the cameras TTL metering system! In this instance there is no setting or display on the flash unit for automatic TTL fill-in flash.
4.1.2 Matrix-controlled TTL fill-in flash
In this flash mode the subject and the background lighting are automatically balanced without overexposing the subject. The camera establishes the exposure setting for the ambient light by matrix metering. Various Nikon cameras support the matrix-controlled TTL fill-in flash mode (see operating instructions of the camera and Table 1). Some cameras (F4 or F4s for example) do not support the matrix-controlled TTL fill-in flash mode for SPOT exposure metering. This flash mode will then either be automatically cancelled or cannot be activated, so that the normal TTL flash mode will be performed. 73
Various digital SLR cameras do not support the normal TTL flash mode
of analog cameras. If the flash unit is used in conjunction with Group D cameras (see Table 1), the D-TTL or D-TTL 3D flash mode must be selected on the flash unit (see 4.2). When using the flash unit with Group E cameras (see Table 1) you must set the i-TTL or i-TTL BL flash mode (i-TTL only in conjunction with 44 AF-4i N) on the flash unit (see 4.3).
When using Group A cameras (see Table 1), the matrix-controlled TTL fill-in flash mode is set on the camera or is automatically activated (see operating instructions of the camera). In this instance there is no setting or display on the flash unit. When using Group B cameras (see Table 1), the matrix-controlled TTL fill-in flash mode is set and indicated on the flash unit. Mount the flash unit on the camera. Switch on both the flash unit and the camera. Lightly touch the cameras shutter release to induce a data exchange between flash unit and camera. Continue depressing the Mode key until TTL flashes on the LC display. The setting becomes immediately effective. The LC display returns to its normal state after approx. 5 sec. Deactivating the matrix-controlled TTL fill-in flash mode Continue depressing the Mode key on the flash unit until TTL (without the symbol) flashes on the LC display. The setting becomes immediately effective. The LC display returns to its normal state after approx. 5 sec.
Different cameras from Group C in Table 1 support the 3D multi-sensor fill-in flash. Some cameras (e.g. F5, F80 and F100) do not support the 3D multisensor fill-in flash mode for SPOT exposure metering. This flash mode will then either be automatically cancelled or it cannot be activated so that the normal TTL flash mode will be performed. Setting the 3D multi-sensor fill-in flash mode on the flash unit Mount the flash unit on the camera. Switch on the flash unit and the camera. Lightly touch the cameras shutter release to induce a data exchange between the flash unit and the camera. Continue depressing the Mode key until TTL flashes on the LC display. The setting becomes immediately effective. The LC display returns to its normal state after approx. 5 sec. When a lens without CPU is used, some cameras will only support the matrix-controlled fill-in flash mode or the standard TTL flash mode. In such cases the 3D multi-sensor fill-in flash cannot be activated. The flash units LC display will then indicate the corresponding display for the current flash mode. Deactivating the 3D multi-sensor fill-in flash Continue depressing the Mode key on the flash unit until TTL without symbol flashes on the LC display. The setting becomes immediately effective. The LC display returns to its normal state after approx. 5 sec.
4.1.3 3D multi-sensor fill-in flash
This flash mode optimizes a balanced exposure between subject and background. Prior to exposure a series of almost invisible measuring preflashes are fired by the flash unit. These are evaluated by the TTL multi-sensor and the cameras micro-controller. The camera then adapts TTL flash exposure optimally to the given photographic situation (multi-sensor fill-in flash). When D-AF-Nikkor lenses are used, the camera-to-subject distance will be additionally taken into account when determining the optimal flash output (3D multi-sensor fill-in flash mode).
4.2 D-TTL flash mode
This flash mode is only possible in conjunction with digital Nikon SLR cameras of Group D (see Table 1). Digital SLR cameras do not support the normal TTL flash mode of analog cameras.
The D-TTL flash mode is an advanced variant of the normal TTL flash mode of analog cameras. Prior to shooting a series of weakly visible measuring preflashes are fired by the flash unit. The camera evaluates the reflected preflash light so that the subsequent flash exposure is optimally adapted to the prevailing photographic situation (see operating instructions of your camera). Setting procedure Mount the flash unit on the camera. Switch on the flash unit and the camera. Lightly touch the cameras shutter release for data exchange between flash unit and camera. Continue to depress the Mode button until D-TTL flashes on the LC display. The setting becomes instantly effective. The LC display returns to its normal state after approx. 5 sec.
Setting procedure Mount the flash unit on the camera. Switch on the flash unit and the camera. Lightly touch the cameras shutter release to induce a data exchange between the flash unit and the camera. Continue depressing the MODE key on the flash unit until D TTL and the symbol flash in the LC display. The setting becomes immediately effective and is automatically saved after 5 seconds.
4.3 i-TTL flash mode
This flash mode is only available for Nikon digital SLR cameras of
Group E (see Table 1) in conjunction with the 44 AF-4i N flash unit. The standard TTL flash mode of analog cameras is not supported by the digital SLR cameras.
of correction depends on the contrast prevailing between subject and background! A dark subject in front of a bright background: Positive correction value. Light subject in front of a dark background: Negative correction value. Correction value settings can change the maximum flash range indicated on the flash units LC display and match it to the given correction value (depends upon the camera model)! Exposure correction by changing the lens diaphragm is not possible because the cameras automatic exposure system will automatically regard the changed diaphragm as the normal working aperture. After the exposure do not forget to reset the TTL flash exposure correction back to the normal value on the camera!
Depending on the given type of camera, the manual TTL flash expo-
sure correction must be set either on the camera or on the flash unit. Please refer to the indications given in the corresponding camera manual. When using a Group A camera (see Table 1) this setting must always be made on the camera. It cannot be made on the flash unit.
4.4 Manual TTL flash exposure correction
The TTL auto flash mode of most cameras is matched to a 25 % degree of light reflection by the subject (average amount of light reflected by subjects shot with flash). Consequently, a dark background that absorbs a great deal of light, or a bright background that reflects a great deal of light, can result in under- or overexposure, respectively. To offset this effect a correction value can be set on some cameras to manually match the TTL flash exposure (or D-TTL flash exposure / i-TTL flash exposure on digital SLR cameras) to the photographic situation. The actual extent 76
Setting on the flash unit Mount the flash unit on the camera. Switch on the flash unit and the camera. Lightly touch the cameras shutter release to induce a data exchange between the flash unit and the camera. Continue depressing the Select key combination (= Mode key + Zoom key) until EV (Exposure Value) is indicated on the LC display. Alongside EV, the set correction value is flashing on the display. While the correction value is flashing, a positive value can be adjusted with the Zoom key, and a negative value with the Mode key. The setting range for the correction value extends from -3EV to +1EV in 1/3 stop increments.
The setting becomes immediately effective. After approx. 5 sec. the LC display returns to its normal state. If the camera is used with a CPU lens, then EV will flash alongside the aperture symbol on the flash units LC display to indicate that a manual correction value has been set for flash exposure. If the camera is used with a lens without CPU, then the adjusted manual correction value for flash exposure will be displayed on the flash unit in place of the aperture symbol and the EV exposure value. Instead of the maximum flash range, the flash unit indicates its guide number. To determine the maximum flash range of the flash unit please refer to the formula given in section 5.4.6. Many cameras offer the facility to set a manual correction value directly on the camera. In such an instance we advise setting the correction value either on the camera or on the flash unit. Cancelling manual TTL flash exposure correction on the flash unit Continue depressing the Select key combination (= Mode key + Zoom key) until EV is indicated on the LC display. The set correction value flashes alongside EV on the display. While the correction value is flashing, set the correction value at 0.0 with the Zoom key or the Mode key, thereby cancelling manual TTL flash exposure correction. The setting becomes immediately effective. After approx. 5 sec. the LC display returns to its normal state.
Photos shot with full frontal flash are easily recognized by their harsh, dense shadows. This is often associated with a sharp drop in light from the foreground to the background. This phenomenon can be avoided with bounce flash because the diffused light will produce a soft and uniform rendition of both the subject and the background. For this situation the reflector is turned in such a manner that the flash is bounced off a suitable reflective surface (e.g. ceiling or wall of the room). The reflector can be turned vertically up to 90. The reflector head is mechanically interlocked in its basic position. Press the pushbutton to unlock and turn the reflector head.
4.9 Flash synchronisation 4.9.1 Normal synchronisation (Fig. 7)
In normal synchronisation the flash unit is triggered at the beginning of the exposure time (1st curtain synchronisation). Normal synchronisation is the standard mode on all cameras, and is suitable for most flash shots. Depending upon the given mode, the camera is changed over to flash sync speed, the customary one being between 1/30th sec. and 1/125th sec. (see the cameras operating instructions). No settings have to be made on the flash unit, nor is there any display for this mode.
Activating the REAR mode on the flash unit in conjunction with Group B cameras Mount the flash unit on the camera. Switch on the flash unit and the camera. Lightly touch the cameras shutter release to induce a data exchange between the flash unit and the camera. Continue depressing the Select key combination (= Mode key + Zoom key) until REAR appears on the LC display. Continue depressing the Zoom key until On flashes on the LC display. The setting becomes immediately effective. The LC display returns to its normal state after approx. 5 sec. The REAR symbol for 2nd curtain synchronisation continues to be indicated on the flash units LC display after it has been set! Always use a tripod to avoid camera shake with slow shutter speeds! Do not forget to switch off this function after exposure, otherwise unintended slow shutter speeds will continue to be used for normal flash shots. Deactivating the REAR mode on the flash unit Continue depressing the Select key combination (= Mode key + Zoom key) until REAR appears on the LC display. Continue depressing the Zoom key until OFF flashes on the LC display. The setting becomes immediately effective. The LC display returns to its normal state after approx. 5 sec. The REAR symbol for 2nd curtain synchronisation is no longer indicated by the flash units display. The flash unit is then once again synchronised with the first curtain (normal) synchronisation.
4.9.2 REAR - Second-curtain synchronisation (Fig. 8)
Some cameras offer the facility of second-curtain synchronisation (REAR mode) triggering the flash unit by the end of the exposure time. Second-curtain synchronisation is particularly advantageous when using slow shutter speeds (slower than 1/30 sec.) or when shooting moving objects that have their own source of light. Second-curtain synchronisation gives a more realistic impression of movement because the light streaks behind the light source instead of building up in front of it, as is the case when the flash is synchronised with the 1st shutter curtain! Depending on its operating mode, the camera uses shutter speeds slower than its sync speed. On some cameras the REAR function is not possible in certain operating modes (e.g. specific Vari or Scene modes or Red Eye Reduction, see 5.9). In such an instance, the REAR mode cannot be selected or the REAR function is automatically cancelled or ignored. Please refer to the operating instructions for the given camera. Depending on the type of camera used, second curtain synchronisation (REAR) must either be set on the camera (cameras of Group A, C, D and E; see Table 1; + Pronea 600i) or on the flash unit (Group B cameras). Please refer to the information given in the corresonding camera manual. The REAR mode is indicated on the flash unit only if the setting was made on the flash unit.
5.6 LC display illumination
Keep the Mode or Zoom key depressed for approx. 10 sec. to activate the flash units LC display illumination. The LC display illumination is switched off when a flash is triggered. The settings on the flash unit are not changed when the above keys are pressed for the first time! If the shot was correctly exposed in TTL flash mode, then the LC display illumination will be activated during o.k. display (see 4.5).
This formula does not apply to bounce flashes, e.g. when the reflector
is folded down! Example: The lens has a focal length of 50 mm and ISO is 100. The guide number given for this combination in Table 2 in the Addendum is 34. Set on the camera or lens the aperture f/4, for example. The above formula can now be used to calculate the maximum flash range: guide number 34 Maximum flash range = = 8,5 m aperture 4 For the manual flash mode M at full light output this means that the distance to the subject should be 8,5 m to obtain correct exposure results. 82
5.7 Motor zoom reflector
The reflectors illumination angle equals the coverage of a lens of 24 mm focal length.
5.7.1 Auto Zoom
If the flash unit is operated with a Group B, C, D or E camera with CPU lens, its zoom reflector position will be automatically adapted to the focal length of the lens. When the flash unit is turned on, the LC display will indicate Auto Zoom and the current reflector position. Automatic reflector adaptation commences with focal lengths as of 24 mm. If a lens with a focal length of less than 24 mm is used, the value 24 mm or will start to flash on the LC display to warn you of vignetting because the flash unit will not fully illuminate the picture right out to the image corners. For lenses with focal lengths as of 20 mm a wide-angle diffuser can be used (optional extra, see section 7). The flash head must then be set to the 24 mm position.
5.7.3 Manual zoom mode instead of Auto Zoom
When using Group B, C, D and E cameras with CPU lenses, the position of the zoom reflector can be manually changed, for instance to achieve specific lighting effects (e.g. hot-spot, etc.). Repeated depression of the Zoom key on the flash unit will successively select the following reflector positions: 24 mm - 28 mm - 35 mm - 50 mm - 70 mm - 85 mm - 105 mm The flash units LC display indicates M.Zoom for manual zoom setting and the current zoom position (mm). The setting becomes instantly effective. The display is switched back to its normal state after approx. 5 sec. If manual adjustment of the zoom reflector results in vignetting so that the flash will not cover the image corners, then the reflector position indicated on the flash units display will start flashing as a warning. Example: You are using a lens focal length of 50 mm. A reflector position of 70 mm has been manually adjusted on the flash unit (M.Zoom is displayed). 70 mm for the zoom position starts flashing on the flash units LC display because the image corners will not be fully illuminated. Returning to Auto Zoom There are various ways to return to Auto Zoom: Continue pressing the Zoom key on the flash unit until Auto Zoom appears on the display. The setting becomes instantly effective. The LC display returns to its normal state after approx. 5 sec. Or: Briefly turn off the flash unit by its main switch. When the flash unit is turned on again the display of the flash unit will indicate Auto Zoom.
Continue depressing the Zoom key until OFF flashes on the LC display. The setting becomes instantly effective. The LC display returns to its normal state after approx. 5 sec. The Ex symbol for the extended zoom mode will no longer be indicated on the flash units LC display!
5.8 AF measuring beam
The AF measuring beam is activated by the camera electronics when the ambient lighting conditions are insufficient for automatic focusing. The AF beam emitter projects a striped pattern on to the subject, and the camera uses this pattern to focus automatically. The AF beam has a range of approx. 6 m to 9 m (with a 50 mm/f/1.7 standard lens). Parallax error between lens and AF red light emitter limits the close-up range of the AF measuring beam to approx. 0.7 m - 1 m. The AF mode Single-AF (S) must be set on the camera so that the AF measuring beam can be activated by the camera (see the cameras operating instructions). Zoom lenses with a small initial lens aperture may significantly reduce the range of the AF measuring beam! The striped pattern of the AF measuring beam only supports the cameras central AF sensor. When using cameras with several AF sensors we recommend to only activate the cameras central AF metering area (see the cameras operating instructions). If a decentral AF sensor is manually selected by the photographer, or automatically by the camera, then the emitter of the flash units AF measuring beam will not be activated. In such instances some cameras will use the AF illuminator integrated in the camera (see operating instructions of the camera).
5.9 Preflashes for red-eye reduction
Red eyes are always the result of a physical effect. It arises whenever a person looks more or less straight into the camera , the ambient light is relatively dark, and the flash unit is mounted on or directly next to the camera. The flash unit illuminates the back of the eyes, revealing the blood-filled retina through the pupil. This is recorded by the camera as a red spot in the eyes. The red-eye reduction facility brings about a significant improvement in this respect. When this function is used, the flash unit triggers three weakly visible preflashes prior to shutter operation, which are followed by the main flash. These preflashes induce the pupils to close down, thereby diminishing the red-eye effect. The preflash function is set on the camera. An activated preflash function is indicated on the cameras LC display by a corresponding symbol (see operating instructions of the camera). There is no setting made on the flash unit, nor an information given on the flash units display. The preflash function for red-eye reduction is only possible with cameras that support this mode (see operating instructions of the camera)! On some cameras, the red-eye reduction will only support the flash unit built into the camera or an extra illuminator incorporated in the camera body (see operating instructions of the camera)! Second curtain synchronisation (REAR) will not work when the preflash function is used!
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Betriebsartenwahl Slecteur de mode Functieschakelaar Mode selector Selettore del modo di funzionamento Seleccin de modos de funcionamiento
A M LoPDE TTL HSS
ISO P EV M. Zoom Auto Zoom
Mode Zoom ML
Handauslsetaste und Blitzbereitschaftsanzeige Bouton dessai et tmoin de recyclage Ontspanknop voor handbediening en flitsaparaat-aanduiding Manual firing button and flash-ready indicator Pulsante test (emissione manuale del lampo) e indicazione di pronto lampo Tecla de disparo manual e indicacin de disposicin de disparo
Zoom Displaybeleuchtung Eclairage de lcran Diaplayverlichting Display lighting Tasto di illuminazione del display Iluminacin de display
Entriegelungsknopf Hauptreflektor Bouton de dverrouillage pour rflecteur Ontgrendelingsknop Hoofdreflector Unlocking button for the main reflector Pulsante di sblocco della parabola principale Botn de desbloqueo del reflector principal Hauptschalter Interrupteur gnral Hoofdschakelaar Main switch Interruttore principale Interruptor principal Batteriefachdeckel Couvercle du compartiment des piles Deksel batterijvak Battery compartment lid Coperchio del vano batteria Tapa del compartimento de pilas
AF-Messblitz Illuminateur AF AF-meetflits AF measuring beam Illuminatore di assistenza AF Destello de medicin AF
Rndelmutter crou molet Kartelmoer Knurled nut Dato zigrinato 44 AF-3C Tuerca moleteada
Sensor Senseur Sensor Sensore
Bild 1 / Fig. 1 / Afb. 1 / Grab. 1
Bild 3 / Fig. 3 / Afb. 3 / Grab. 3
Bild 2 / Fig. 2 / Afb. 2 / Grab. 2
Bild 4 / Fig. 4 / Afb. 4 / Grab. 4
Bild 5 / Fig. 5 / Afb. 5 / Grab. 5
Bild 7 / Fig. 7 / Afb. 7 / Grab. 7
Bild 6 / Fig. 6 / Afb. 6 / Grab. 6
Bild 8 / Fig. 8 / Afb. 8 / Grab. 8
Im Rahmen des CE-Zeichens wurde bei der EMV-Prfung die korrekte Belichtung ausgewertet. Kontakte nicht berhren ! In Ausnahmefllen kann eine Berhrung zur Beschdigung des Gertes fhren.
Opmerking: In het kader de CE-markering werd bij de EMV-test de correcte be-lichting bepaald. Contacten niet aanraken ! In uitzonderlijke gevallen kan aanraken leiden.
Avvertenza: Nellambito delle prove EMV per il segno CE stata valutata la corretta esposizione. Non toccate mai i contatti !
In casi eccezionali il toccare pu causare danni allapparecchio.
The TTL function of the mecablitz 44 AF-4 is the easy way to produce perfect flash shots. The TTL-capable zoom compact flash unit minimizes the risk of red-eye effect, is powerful (with a GN of 44) and exceptionally simple to operate. Only two functional keys are now necessary on account of the logical menu control. The range of standard capabilities of the 44 AF-4 includes manual use, selectable partial light output level, plus a number of interesting special functions such as fill-in flash in daylight to brighten up shadows that are too dense. For more personal, creative control it is possible to change over to manual mode and set a partial light output level when the need arises. Furthermore, the model also features second curtain synchronization, which is important for natural looking slow sync effects.
|Type||Hot-shoe clip-on flash|
|Hot Shoe Type||Nikon|
|Guide Number (m / ISO 100)||44|
|Lens Coverage||24mm - 105mm|
|Supported Exposure Control||I-TTL, D-TTL, TTL|
|Min Flash Duration||0.05 ms|
|Max Flash Duration||5 ms|
|Vertical Rotation Angle||+90 / -7|
|Features||AF illuminator, illuminated LCD display, ratio control|
|Power Consumption||Recycling time - 0.2 - 5 sec / 240 flash(es) - alkaline Recycling time - 0.2 - 4 sec / 85 flash(es) - nickel cadmium Recycling time - 0.2 - 4 sec / 205 flash(es) - nickel metal hydride|
|Required Battery||4 x battery - AA type|
|Universal Product Identifiers|
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