Metz Mecablitz 50 AF-1 flash unit, Pentax fit.


Link Posted 07/11/2019 - 14:39
Here for sale is my Pentax fit Metz Mecablitz 50 AF-1 flash unit in mint condition and fully operational. It is boxed and comes complete with USB cable, a set of Eneloop rechargeable batteries, comprehensive operating instructions and additionally a Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce diffuser. Firmware is up-to-date version 5.0 for Pentax K-1 compatibility.

£95 to include Royal mail recorded and fully insured delivery within mainland UK

Shown with Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce diffuser fitted

Here are the manufacturer’s specifications. I should clarify that I cannot be sure that all of the many flash features will work with every Pentax DSLR model. I can only say that all features have been available on my K-3 and on my previous K-5 and K-5iiS cameras:

Basic Features
Vertical (-7/+90°) and horizontal (300°) swivel reflector
Illuminated LCD display
Motor zoom for 24 - 105 mm illumination
Integrated wide-angle diffuser for 12 mm illumination
Extendible reflector card for soft flash illumination
Modelling light
Spot beam mode
Integrated autofocus measuring flash
Flash readiness indicator and correct exposure display on unit and camera
Flash range indicator in the LCD display
Automatic flash sync speed control
Automatic unit switch-off and manual key lock
Metal base with quick lock
Firmware update via integrated USB port
4 x AA alkaline-magnesium or lithium batteries or 4 x AA NC or NiMH rechargeable batteries
Measurements approx. (L x H x D) 69 x 137 x 99mm, weight 452g approx. with batteries

Flash Output
Colour temperature approx. 5600k
GN with ISO 100 and 35mm res. 50mm 36
GN with ISO 100 and max 105mm zoom 50

Flash Modes
Pentax P-TTL flash mode. Wireless P-TTL remote mode as slave
High speed synchronisation P-TTL-HSS
TTL flash mode
Manual flash mode with 8 partial lighting levels
HSS – high speed synchronization
1st and 2nd shutter curtain synchronization
Manual flash exposure correction for TTL flash mode
Automatic fill-in flash
Flash bracketing
Pre-flash for redeye reduction.


Link Posted 19/11/2019 - 16:41
Bumpity up!

Sensible offers considered for this mint condition comprehensively spec'd German-made flash unit. The photos above do not show the flash camera-mounted so please be assured that it does of course have the Pentax hot shoe mount. This is the Pentax-specific version of the 50 AF-1, not a generic flash, so is not compatible with other camera makes.


Link Posted 23/11/2019 - 00:39
Hi Jim

I'd be interested in this flash if you still have it for sale for my K-3.
I'm from Northern Ireland so there might be a pound or 2 extra to get it here, so happy to still offer you the £95, but you can check costs if you like. You can also PM me back too, whatever suits.

Many thanks,


Link Posted 23/11/2019 - 09:56
PM sent Mike.


Link Posted 23/11/2019 - 21:33
The Metz 50 AF-1 has now been SOLD to member ShrikeMike. Thanks Mike, I had great results with it on my K-3 and I’m sure you will too.


Link Posted 26/11/2019 - 11:09

flash received swiftly in perfect condition, and expertly packaged!
Many thanks.

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