METZ PHOTOKINA NEWS 2014
08th October 2014, Singapore – The recent Photokina 2014 had seen manufacturers from all over the world releasing new products from their latest innovations into the photography market and Metz is one of the brand that we are watching really closely. The flash & studio lighting specialist (Metz) announced a couple of industry-leading products at the international show as expected. Let’s check out their new releases below.
mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital is a new product. This flash unit was already introduced some weeks ago, nevertheless it is a Photokina novelty. The 64 AF-1 digital is the strongest compact flash unit in the world with a max. guide number of 64. Next to the high guide number the special highlights are the large colour touch screen display with swivel function, a sync socket, a programme storage, rapid operation mode for fast recycling times and an auto zoom of 24 to 200 mm.
For the first time Metz presented the new compact flash mecablitz 26 AF-1 digital at Photokina. This flash unit is ideally suitable for CSC cameras due to its size and has a guide number of 26, a vertical tilt reflector and as a special highlight an integrated LED video light.
The studio flashes and kits of the Top Line Series were presented at this year’s Photokina. The range consists of the single units mecastudio TL-600 and mecastudio TL-300 as well as the two kits mecastudio TL-600 SB-Kit II and mecastudio TL-300 SB-Kit II.
mecalight – LED video lights and accessories
Cameras with integrated Full HD video functions continue to be popular with film makers. The demand for LED permanent light had increased tremendously. Answering to market calls, Metz completes the range with new & interesting LED video lights.
Photo: mecalight LED-960 DL with 144 LEDs – That’s lots of LED!
For ambitious and professional video filmers and photographers we add two more powerful lights. mecalight LED-960 DL contains 144 LEDs which is twice as much power as the current Metz LED-480. Special highlights are, besides the 960 Lux, a CRI of ≥ 90, usability of external Sony batteries as well as a Wireless Dimming function. mecalight LED-960 DC also has an adjustable control function for the colour temperature.
In this era where more and more photos and shorts films are made with Smartphones, Metz released an interesting LED light for this target group. The compact LED light mecalight LED-72 smart is the ideal companion for such Smartphone users. Highly portable and cute, this light comes in five different trendy colors and fits all headphone sockets of most smartphones or tablets. However, it does not use power of the mobiles devices. LED-72 smart has an integrated Lithium battery and can be charged via the integrated USB socket .
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