METZ 58 AF-1 for Pentax


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VSonic06

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Metz finally have a version of their METZ 58 AF-1 flash for the Pentax! Looks interesting and METZ flash units have far superior build quality than the Pentax AFG540.

http://www.metzflash.co.uk/pages/metz27.htm

No mention of wireless flash capability but this will be a 3rd choice of TTL flash for Pentax.

Price of the Canon/Nikon version is around $550-575... (hello K13...please bring in a few of these)
 

hjbyeo

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Sounds interesting. What's the availability in Singapore?
 

VSonic06

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http://pentaxlife.com/metz-58-af-1-digital-for-pentax-p-ttl

"According to the letter received by DPReview forums user Richard Day from the Technical support of German flashgun manufacturer Metz, they will introduce Pentax / Samsung digital SLR dedicated flash unit Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-1 P/S digital in the end of July, 2007 approximately.

It will be guide number 42 flashgun with full P-TTL support and wireless capabilities. Its reflector could be rotated 270 degrees horizontally and -7/+90 degrees vertically in any combinations. A unique feature is USB socket for updating flash firmware remotely over the internet. It’s expected to be cheaper than the Pentax 540 FGZ."
WOOHOO...:gbounce:
 

VSonic06

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Wah lau.... Time to upgrade from my Sigma? :bsmilie:
If its working fine, leave it alone :) The Sigma is good if you get the latest revision models that work with wireless flash. Maybe I'll give Sigma a try again, unless I can get the Metz 58 for Pentax cheap (MO anyone?)
 

alanswan

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Haaa... Yeah... I better go get the firmware upgrade...
Then again, dunno if my flash already flashed to work with wireless...
My body not flashed to do wireless yet... :bsmilie:
 

VSonic06

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If you don't use wireless flash, then don't upgrade your k10d (i presume yours is still at v1.10 too right)... but go update your Sigma flash anyway.
 

istDeS

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Stop wasting your time .......... use only 1st party flash units .....only Pentax understands Pentax ..... just my 2 cents worth...... and bad experience with 3rd party flashes. :what:
:sweat: Yeah, I already have the Pentax AF540FGZ and AF360FGZ flash. So not gonna waste my time on third party.:bsmilie:
 

sbc

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But Metz has a reputation for good flashes. In those days of film camera, almost every wedding photographer uses Metz 60 or 45. I myself have gone thru 5 of them (various models). They are good solid flashes.
 

drakon09

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Stop wasting your time .......... use only 1st party flash units .....only Pentax understands Pentax ..... just my 2 cents worth...... and bad experience with 3rd party flashes. :what:
Erm.. this particular third-party flash is built wayyy better than the first-party units of almost any brand...
 

Zenten

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Erm.. this particular third-party flash is built wayyy better than the first-party units of almost any brand...
It's the TTL thingy which I am worried about ................. :)
 

fengwei

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Heard this flash will be available here in SG very soon :) Good to know there is one more flash choice for us Pentax users :D

Hope the price would be competible with the Pentax 540 flash ;p

Cheers!
 

VSonic06

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Heard this flash will be available here in SG very soon :) Good to know there is one more flash choice for us Pentax users :D

Hope the price would be competible with the Pentax 540 flash ;p

Cheers!
Should be about the same or cheaper than the Pentax 540 :)
 

Vulpix0r

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Bump because I quite interested. Is it available in Singapore yet?
 

bLuRbEnG

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I oso interested in getting flash, but not too sure which 2 get yet..
Mayb can wait n c how this flash performs..
 

NoMoney

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I am also interested too :D

Hohoho... Maybe we can have a MO when it's available :D
 

drakon09

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I'm sorry for inform that currently the Pentax version (as with the Oly one), no picture no sound on its arrival.

But I'll buzz y'all the moment I hear something.
 

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