Metz meca­blitz 64 AF-1

Ger­man pre­ci­sion engi­neer­ing and a flair for de­sign make the Metz a win­ner

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You’d nor­mally think that if you want top-level ac­ces­sories for your Nikon D-SLR, you’re best off stick­ing with Nikon kit. The Nikon SB-910 is un­de­ni­ably an ex­cel­lent flash­gun, with all the ad­vanced fea­tures you could wish for, but the Metz 64 AF-1 beats it for max­i­mum power out­put, has an ex­cel­lent colour touch­screen in­ter­face and a sec­ondary fill-flash tube for bounce mode, and is less ex­pen­sive. The Metz is cur­rently our ab­so­lute favourite, knock­ing the SB-910 into sec­ond place.

A high­light of the Phot­tix Mitros+ is its ex­cel­lent built-in Ra­dio Fre­quency trig­ger­ing sys­tem, and we’re also fans of the fea­turerich Nissin Di866 Mk II Pro­fes­sional. How­ever, both of them suf­fer from TTL flash ex­po­sure in­ac­cu­ra­cies. The Nikon SB-700 is less so­phis­ti­cated, but it’s an ex­cel­lent per­former, easy to use and very good value. On a really tight bud­get, the Gloxy GX-F990 N TTL comes up trumps.

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