Metz Mecablitz 44 AF-1 Digital
Make: Metz
Web site: Mecablitz 44 AF-1 Digital
Manual: PDF

Relative Power @ 50mm1: 1.1×
Relative Coverage2: 1.3×

Key Features: tilt/swivel/zoom reflector, wireless P-TTL slave, rear-curtain sync, manual mode.

Reasons to Buy: Many features, excellent compatibility, decent power, solid build.

Notable Drawbacks: Can't work as an on-camera wireless master or controller. Responds on all channels as wireless slave. No HSS. US pricing too close to the superior 50 AF-1 model.


Like the obsolete 48 AF-1, this is roughly the Metz equivalent to the Pentax AF360FGZ, but it's far from a clone. It's almost 30% more powerful, and has a swivel head and a few extra fancy features. But on the other hand, it can only act as a P-TTL wireless slave, not as the on-camera controller or master. It lacks some advanced features like HSS and automatic flash bracketing present on the older Metz 48 AF-1 model and new 50 AF-1, which is currently priced identically in the US.

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