Metz 28 AF-3 Digital

Review Date : Mon, 6 Aug 2007

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Metz 28 AF-3 Digital

This pocket-sized model may not be the biggest or most powerful, but it has a decent amount of features while keeping things simple......

Pros: Price, ease of use, size
Cons: Sometimes underexposes, limited features, fall-off at wideangle

This pocket-sized model may not be the biggest or most powerful, but it has a decent amount of features while keeping things simple. It offers a GN of 28m @ ISO100, which is approximately double that of most cameras’ onboard flash.

Featuring TTL operation, the unit works with your camera’s metering system to produce the ideal power/exposure combination. There’s also a manual output option with Lo and Hi settings, and a two-setting zoom option covering 35mm or 24mm with an optional wideangle diffuser attachment.

The results from the Metz are mixed. Some images are slightly underexposed, especially when shooting against a white wall, for example, though more mixed backgrounds produce better results. The illumination is even across the frame, though wideangle shots show fall-off, with 24mm providing the best illumination.

Verdict

For the price this is a handy, well made and attractive little unit.


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Price as reviewed

£80.00

Scores

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Overall Score 84%