Metz 44 AF-2

This unit from respected third-party flash manufacturer Metz offers GN 44 at ISO 100 and 105mm, so it does a great job of illuminating objects at longer distances...

Metz 44 AF-2

Metz 44 AF-2

Output can be adjusted from 1/1 to 1/64, which doesn’t give quite the same precision as others in test but still offers a high level of fine-tuning. 

The 44 AF-2 features a zoom range of 24-105mm, which is perfect for using the automatic TTL settings with a kit zoom lens, and the front of the unit has a built-in LED light that’s ideal for video. This can be dimmed in 4-step increments and lasts up to 4 hours. 

The flash itself features a rapid duration of 1/125-1/15000sec, which isn’t the fastest here but is more than enough for high-speed sync shooting when you want to freeze fast-moving action. 

There isn’t a rear screen on this flashgun, but the five buttons responsible for control are laid out simply and are easy to use. You can quickly see the status of your settings thanks to each button featuring coloured LEDs. 

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Pros

  • Adjustable LED light
  • Powerful GN
  • Fast flash duration

Cons

  • No rear screen
  • Less output control

Spec

  • GN: 44 at ISO 100 and 105mm
  • Max duration: 1/15,000sec
  • Max recycle: 4sec
  • WxHxD: 73x130x106mm
  • Weight: 306g