Metz goes compact
Third-party lighting manufacturer Metz has pulled the covers off a compact but lightweight flashgun, the Mecabitz M400. Suited to mirrorless camera that are lighter and smaller than DSLRS, the M400 is powered by four Aa-sized NIMH rechargeable, alkaline-magnesium or lithium batteries and has a maximum Guide Number of 40 (ISO 100). Depending on the make and model of your camera, the strobe offers TTL metering to give accurate power output, plus it comes with an adjustable LED modelling light. Other features of note include high-speed sync capability and a USB slot so you can update the flashgun’s firmware. Available for Canon, Nikon, Micro Four Thirds, Pentax, Sony and Fuji fittings, the M400 is on sale now at around£239. www.metz.de
The small unit has a powerful Guide Number of 40.