Metz mecablitz M400
Metz’s mid-range flashgun provides a suitable alternative to Nikon’s SB-500 Speedlight. It’s deeper than the Nikon, but much shorter, making it ideal for those who like their kit to be compact. Despite its diminutive size, though, it’s rated at GN40 (the SB-500 is rated at just GN24) and it features a motorised zoom (24-105mm). It’s also i-TTL compatible, and boasts an OLED display, master/slave modes, and high-speed sync. There’s even an LED video light capable of 100 Lux at one metre.
First impressions_ A compact flash that punches well above its weight.