Comparison: Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-1 vs. Canon Speedlite 580EX II review (bullet points)

Buy from Amazon.com
Canon Speedlite 580EX II
Metz 58 AF-1 for Canon
Metz 58 AF-1 for Nikon
Metz 58 AF-1 for Pentax
Metz 58 AF-1 for Olympus/Panasonic
Metz 58 AF-1 for Sony

This is a short overview of main differences between Canon Speedlite 580EX II and Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-1 flashes. For more details, please refer to the full version of this article.

While both flashes are powerful and loaded with features, there are few differences that are outlined below.

Here are the advantages of Canon 580EX II:

  • Weather sealed
  • Lever lock for mounting into the hot shoe
  • The metal foot plate
  • Flash head rotates full 360 degrees
  • Very ergonomic select dial to change flash settings
  • PC sync port to use with radio triggers
  • Instant start up
  • Slightly better carrying case that also makes it possible to carry the flash stand

The pros of Metz 58 AF-1 include:

  • Secondary reflector to create fill light while bouncing off of walls
  • Better exposure in the auto mode
  • Beep function for acoustic feedback
  • Low battery indicator
  • No numeric values of custom functions to remember
  • Extended zoom mode
  • Slightly better sizing and shaping of the control buttons
Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-1 vs. Canon Speedlite 580EX II: left angle view Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-1 vs. Canon Speedlite 580EX II: mounting foot
Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-1 vs. Canon Speedlite 580EX II: catchlight cards Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-1 vs. Canon Speedlite 580EX II: wireless master mode

For more details, please refer to the full comparison review.

If you have any questions or comments, please post them below.





Comments