Due to its high GN of 58 at ISO 100/21° and 105mm focal length, the 58 AF-2 digital is not only especially powerful, but also can be used for indirect flash lighting to great effect. This new evolution of the 58 series now allows flash coverage down to an incredible 12mm.
Using the integrated secondary reflector, additional brilliance can be achieved with this flash technology in close-up areas to fill in shadows caused by bounce flash. The secondary reflector can be adjusted from full power to 1/4 power relative to the main reflector to help you achieve perfect flash balance.
The 58AF-2 also has tremendous wireless capabilities. As a commander unit, the 58AF-2 can control other Metz flashes or flashes from your camera’s manufacturer. (Note: a Nikon version of this flash will only work in a TTL system with other Nikon dedicated Metz flashes or other Nikon flashes) As a commander, the 58AF-2 will allow control of up to 3 flash groups in either TTL or manual flash exposure. The 58AF-2 can also be used as a wireless receiver in a TTL system.
A new innovation in the 58AF-2 is a servo flash mode that allows the photographer to wirelessly trigger the flash using their built in flash in their camera - Even if their camera does not function as a wireless TTL controller. This mode does not allow TTL communication but the flash output can be adjusted on the flash itself to achieve proper exposure.
The high performance power pack P 76 can also be used with the 58 AF-2 digital, for reduced flash recycle time and a huge increase in capacity of flashes per charge. This flash power is available for all types of use in connection with the V 58-50 cable.
Guide number 58 with ISO 100/21° (105mm)
Guide number 42 with ISO 100/21° (50mm)
Vertical (-7/+90°) and horizontal (270°) swivel reflector
Commander - Up to 3 groups and 4 channels & can command manufacturer flashes
Receiver - Can receive signals from another Metz 58 or Manufacturer commander (ex Nikon SB900 / Canon 580EXII)
Servo mode to allow wireless use with built in camera flashes
TTL, Manual, Stroboscopic, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain Sync, Auto Fill