Metz has announced Mecablitz M400 Flash for Sony cameras with Multi Interface Shoe.
Mecablitz M400 is especially suited to mirrorless system cameras and is ideal for any photographers or film-makers looking for a convenient flash unit. The maximum guide number of 40 for ISO 100 is capable of handling almost all shooting situations. Versatile lighting options are provided by the motor zoom function (24-105 mm), the fully pivotable reflector with removable reflector card and the integrated wide-angle diffuser (12 mm). The M400 is also ideal for wireless operation, be it TTL or servo. As for usability, the M400 also sets new standards with its innovative OLED display and its impressively tidy, simplified user interface.
The AUTO TTL operating mode enables the camera to fully automatically control the flash unit (turning on and flashing) and ensures the subject of your picture is put in the best light possible – perfect to those new to flash. The mecablitz can be synchronised with the first or second shutter curtain (irrespective of camera model) and it supports high-speed sync (HSS or FP). The new design of the mecablitz M400 not only looks timeless – the flash unit is always kept up-to-date via a USB interface for receiving firmware updates.
7 thoughts on “Metz Announces Mecablitz M400 Flash for Sony”
Interesting. I would like a TTL/HSS flash but in a compact form instead of bringing the Godox 685 when I am just carrying my “carry-every-day” gear (FE 85mm 1.4 GM, FE 35mm 1.4) in my Tenba DNA 8.
This could be it!
IR AF assist?
Its the one feature I miss from my Canon setup…
Once again, IR assist lamps in a flashes result in focus inaccuracy with mirrorless cameras. For that reason Sony puts the focus assist light in body.
Interesting unit. I’m too invested in the Godox system though so I’ll prob pass. Love for Godox to create an li-ion version with their integrated radio transceiver.
Oh and Jan Sony won’t work with the AF assist in a flash even if it is there. I’ve read conflicting reports on whether it would even help because of how mirrorless cameras focus.
Ohhh thats too bad…
Didnt know it was a technical issue with mirrorless…
Guess I’ll have to get used to low light focusing problems…
is this flash has af assist?
Nope. Off-camera flash-assist does not work with mirrorless cameras.