TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2022

BEST ACCESSORY

Metz Mecablitz 48 AF-1 digital

With the 48 AF-1 Digital accessory flash, Metz has shown that fully-featured flashguns can be made at a price the enthusiast can afford. The flash is compatible with all major camera brands, and boasts a guide number of 48 (ISO 100 at 105mm). The auto-zoom head is motorized to cover focal lengths from 24-105mm and the flash offers both bounce and swivel functions for creative use. Also provided is a mini-reflector and a diffuser that extends the coverage as wide as 18mm, and the flash recycling time is swift at just 0.1 – 4secs (depending on power output). The firmware for the unit can be updated through its built in USB interface, so the user can be sure that this flash will perform well not only now, but also in the future.