I’m in­ter­ested in buy­ing the Metz 64 AF-1 flash­gun, af­ter read­ing your re­view in is­sue 71. Can you ex­plain its con­nec­tiv­ity op­tions? Tony Easton, via email

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Jason says... Like Nikon’s own flash­guns, such as the SB-500 and SB-700, the Metz 64 AF-1 (£310/$450) is com­pat­i­ble with Nikon’s Creative Light­ing Sys­tem. You can use the Metz in wire­less com­man­der or slave mode, as well as trig­ger it off-cam­era by us­ing a pop-up flash mod­ule in wire­less com­man­der mode. How­ever, this pop-up flash op­tion isn’t avail­able in any cur­rent D3XXX model, or in D5XXX se­ries cam­eras prior to the D5500. You can also con­nect the Metz us­ing an off-cam­era flash ca­ble like the Nikon SC-28 (£75/$50), which en­ables ded­i­cated flash op­tions like i-TTL me­ter­ing.

Un­like the Nikon SB-5000 flash­gun, the Metz op­er­ates via in­frared wire­less link­ing, rather than hav­ing an ad­di­tional RF (Ra­dio Fre­quency) op­tion, but it can be used with RF trig­ger­ing sys­tems like Pock­etWizard. The Metz also in­cludes a USB port for ap­ply­ing firmware up­grades, en­abling fu­ture­proof­ing with forth­com­ing Nikon cam­eras.

The Metz 64 AF-1 has plen­ti­ful con­nec­tiv­ity op­tions, plus an easyto-use colour touch­screen in­ter­face

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