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Metz Mecablitz 52 AF-1 Digital / Canon

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Quick Overview

  • 2 years Australian Warranty

  • Optimal lighting control

  • Illuminated touchscreen display

  • Practical for portrait shots

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High-tech innovative operation.

Genuine enlightenment for all modern cameras. Thanks to its maximum guide number 52 for ISO 100, the Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 has more than enough power to cope with any shot – the horizontally swivelling and vertically tilting reflector ensures optimal lighting control. Any subject can be professionally set off to best advantage with the help of the integrated diff user for wide angle shots, and the white reflector card. The fully automatic motorised zoom can adjust lighting angles to precisely suit the focal length of the lens. And even wireless flash – whether in TTL or servo mode – is mastered to perfection by the Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1. Even in low light, the powerful autofocus metering flash can achieve razor-sharp images – and the modelling light makes it possible to evaluate light and shade on the subject prior to shooting. What’s more, it holds its own in terms of ease of operation too. The Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 is the first compact flash unit in the world to be equipped with an illuminated touchscreen display which can be swivelled through 90° – particularly practical for portrait shots. A free soft ware update is available via the USB interface at any time. The innovative compact flash is available in 5 versions for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus/Panasonic and Pentax.


The use of the product is intended for the illumination of photo shootings. It is not suitable for domestic room illumination.


Flash output

  • High max. guide number 52 (meters), High max. guide number 170 (feet) for ISO 100/21° and 105 mm

Basic configuration

  • Vertical (+90°) and horizontal (300°) swivel reflector
  • Illuminated touchscreen display with automatic swivel function (90°)
  • Simple operating concept
  • Motorised zoom for 24–105 mm illumination
  • Spot zoom mode
  • Integrated wide-angle diff user for 12 mm illumination
  • Flip-out reflector card
  • Modelling light (permanent light to check shadow)
  • Integrated autofocus flash metering
  • Flash readiness indicator and correct exposure display on unit and on camera (subject to camera)
  • LCD flash range display
  • Automatic unit shut-off
  • Metal base* with quick lock

Standard flash modes

  • TTL flash mode (digital only)
  • Manual flash mode with 22 partial lighting levels
  • Servo flash mode with learning function
  • HSS – high speed synchronisation
  • 1st and 2nd shutter curtain synchronisation
  • Manual flash exposure correction for TTL flash mode
  • Automatic fill-in flash


* Excludes Sony model



Camera-specific system flash modes

Canon version

  • E-TTL- / E-TTL-II flash mode
  • E-TTL remote mode**

Nikon version

  • i-TTL / i-TTL-BL flash mode
  • i-TTL remote mode**

Olympus / Panasonic / Leica version

  • Micro four thirds TTL flash mode
  • Micro four thirds / four thirds TTL remote mode (only Olympus, slave mode)

Pentax version

  • P-TTL flash mode
  • P-TTL remote mode

Sony version

  • ADI flash mode
  • ADI remote mode


**Master and slave mode


Power supply

  • 4 x AA alkaline-magnesium or lithium batteries
  • 4 × AA NiMH rechargeable batteries





Flash features
Product name mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital / Canon
Dedicated flash unit Canon
Type of adapter  
Colour temperature approx. 5600 K


Guide numbers
GN with ISO 100 and 35 mm res. 50 mm 38
GN with ISO 100 and max. zoom 52


Standard flash features
Partial light output increments 22
Manual flash mode


Reflector data
Illumination onwards ... mm (35mm format) 12
Main reflector tilt / swivel •/•
Vertical range in ° +90
Horizontal range in ° 300
Motor zoom main reflector
Motor zoom main reflector with automatic / manual focus length •/•
Zoom positions of main reflector in mm (35mm format) 24/28/35/50/70/85/105
Extended zoom for main reflector
Zoom size function (adaption to chip size of camera)
Integrated wide angle diffuser for illumination onwards ... mm (35mm format) 12
Attachable wide angle diffuser / tele / bounce diffuser attachment –/–//–
Integrated reflector card for main reflector
Secondary reflector / partial light output level (manual adjustable) –/–


Number of flashes (with full power)
Use with alkaline batteries (1,5 V) 140
Use with NiMh batteries (1,2 V/2100 mAh) 240
Use with Metz NiMH battery pack  
Use with lithium batteries (AA, 1,5 V) 370


Recycling time in secs. (min./max.)
Use with alkaline batteries (1,5 V) 0,1/4
Use with nicad batteries res. hydride batteries (1,2 V) 0,1/3,5
Use with lithium batteries (1,5 V) 0,1/4,5


Weights and measurements
Weight without power sources in g (approx.) 346
Measurements in mm approx. (L x H x D) 73 x 134 x 90


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