As promised earlier this month, Metz has launched a new flash at Photokina, the Metz mecablitz M400. This model is the flagship for the company’s new line of compact flash devices; it is more than 30-percent smaller than ‘traditional flash units,’ says Metz. Despite its compact size, the M400 is said to offer high-performance for all varieties of photographers and videographers.
The mecablitz M400 flash offers Auto TTL mode, an adjustable LED video light, a max guide number of 40 (ISO 100), a 24-105mm motor zoom function, a 12mm integrated wide-angle diffuser and a completely pivotable reflector including a removable reflector card. The flash also includes an integrated OLED display with what Metz says is a simplified user interface for viewing and adjusting settings.
The flash is available in variants for Sony, Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm, Pentax and Olympus/Panasonic/Leica cameras. Though the M400 is currently listed on Metz’s website, pricing and availability information hasn’t yet been provided.