A world first! The mecablitz 15 MS-1 digital, a completely redesigned, wireless Metz macro-flash, is equipped with two individually-controllable, swivelling reflectors integrated in the housing. The new ring-form macro-flash thus ensures balanced and precise lighting and also maximises the scope for customising light arrays in the macro area. With its individually variable reflectors (0°-20°) and the highly sensitive light distribution, there are no limits to personal creativity. It is easy to set light accents that are appropriate for each theme. And all this with maximum user-friendliness, because the Metz mecablitz 15 MS-1 digitally regulates light through the automatic wireless TTL*, which provides reliable and precise lighting – or provides differentiated lighting via its special slave function, by means of six different part-lighting levels.
The new Metz mecablitz 15 MS-1 digital that is intended to be directly mounted on the lens, is suitable for nearly all cameras – with models from Canon, Nikon, Olympus/Panasonic, Pentax/Samsung or Sony Alpha its remote TTL function first class user convenience.
First class user convenience
The mecablitz 15 MS-1 digital lies snug in the hand. Small, light, handy – with a practical clip mechanism so it can be fixed to all standard lenses. With independent power supply, so that photographing is not disturbed by troublesome cables. In addition, an intuitive, attractive DOT matrix display makes the Metz mecablitz 15 MS-1 digital simplicity itself to use.
Versatile macro flash with TTL and slave with learning
The remote TTL flash operation of the mecablitz 15 MS-1 digital
can be used for digital cameras of the following makes: Canon,
Nikon, Olympus/Panasonic, Pentax/Samsung and Sony-Alpha.
In this case, the camera must either have an integrated flash unit
acting as master, or be equipped with add-on flash (e.g. Metz
58 AF-1 digital).
In slave mode, the mecablitz 15 MS-1 digital is also suitable
for nearly all other makes of camera. Manual flash operation can be carried out via a synchronous cable. In addition, Metz mecablitz 15 MS-1 digital learns autonomously in the conventional slave mode! Its learning function ensures that the small slave flash is reliably triggered every time by the flash integrated in the camera – even if this sends out a ranging pre-flash. In individual cases, this specific cooperation is attained by trial triggering in slave mode. In this case, the light amount emitted can be varied across 6 light levels. The bouncer disc included in the scope of delivery performs especially valuable service by ensuring even illumination.
Rechargeable batteries or AAA batteries, compactly accommodated in the device, efficiently power the device. Equipped as standard with USB-interface for software updates via Internet. Adapter rings in the sizes 62, 67 and 72 mm are optionally available.
- Technical specifications for Metz mecablitz 15 MS-1 digital
Wireless TTL flash control
Two reflector system, individually pivoting (0°, 10°, 20°) and separately controlled
Ratio function (light distribution from left to right
Horizontal (20°) pivoting reflector
Dot matrix display
Standard 50 mm illumination
Enclosed bouncer disc for softer illumination
Adjustable light (modelling light)
Integrated autofocus auxiliary light
Flash standby and exposure control indicator on flash unit
Flash functions for specific camera models in remote TTL mode
- Operates as slave flash unit in the following operating modes:
E-TTL – remote flash mode (Canon)
i-TTL- remote flash mode (Nikon / Fujifilm)
P-TTL remote flash mode (Pentax / Samsung)
Four-Thirds TTL remote flash mode (Olympus / Panasonic / Leica)
ADI remote flash mode (Sony Alpha)
Basic flash functions
TTL remote flash operating mode (as slave unit)
Slave flash mode with pre-flash suppression
Slave flash mode with learn function
Manual flash mode with 6 partial lighting levels
1st and 2nd shutter curtain synchronisation
- Flash output
max. GN of 15 for ISO 100/21° and 50 mm
High number of flashes (e.g. 200 full flashes with NiMH batteries, 1000 mAh)
Flash recycle time 0.3 – 5 secs (depending on the energy source and flash output)
- Included in delivery
52, 55 and 58 mm adapter rings
- Prepared for the future
Firmware update via integrated USB port possible
Additional adapter rings available for 62, 67 and 72 mm
AAA alkaline magnesium batteries, AAA lithium batteries
AAA NC or NiMH rechargeable batteries
- 52, 55 and 58 mm adapter rings
- Bouncer disc
- IR clip-ons
- Belt pouch