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Metz 36 AF-4 for GF1

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Iansky, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    I have read a couple of adverts for the above Metz flash where it says it works with Panasonic/Olympus four thirds, I called a retailer who sells them and he was not sure if I would get full TTL capability with the GF1.

    Does anyone have any experience with this flash on the GF1? I do not want to spend 3 times the price of this unit for the FL36 if this will suffice for the odd occasion I may require more than my built in flash provides.

    Thanks in advance for the feedback.:confused: 
  2. Ben

    Ben Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 16, 2009
    I was given one of these for Christmas for my G1 and seems fine (although I confess I have not had much time with it). If there is a way to definitively check then I am happy to do so.

    For what it's worth, there are absolutely no manual controls on the back and a manual pull in and out of the head to set focal range so it's definitely communicating with the camera!
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  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I found this report, which says the flash works in TTL mode on a G1.
  4. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK

    Thanks Amin,

    Not conclusive enough for me to make an informed decision so I may just wait and see if I can pick up a Panasonic/Olympus unit secondhand.
  5. Elliot

    Elliot Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 22, 2010
    Working with Metz

    I am using the larger Metz flash and it seems to work just fine on both my Olympus pen cameras and the GH1 and G1 Panasonics. I do more available light when I can, but the flash does seem to be accurate.

    The only time I had a problem was being to close - which meant I had to underexpose the flash only. To close meant a few inches away.

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