Metz Mecablitz 44 AF-1 TTL Flash Unit MZ44311 is a great budget option for the amateur photographer who doesn't want to break the bank to get a high quality system flash unit. The plastic hot foot quickly locks to the top of your digital camera and is secured further by a screwing the unit in. This photo and video light has a gentle learning curve thanks to the simple control panel on the back on the unit, allowing you to toggle the unit's TTL flash, adjust partial light levels, and switch between manual flash mode and slave mode. In addition, the Metz Mecablitz 44 AF-1 features a full swivel reflector, a pop out reflector card, and an integrated 12mm wide angle diffuser so you can customize the lighting in your photos to your liking. This Metz system flash unit, with a guide number of 44, is powerful enough to highlight subjects from long distances, especially when you activate the unit's motor zoom function. Compatible with Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Leica, and more, on some digital camera models the Metz Mecablitz 44 AF-1 Digital Flash can be synced with either the first or second shutter, and a wireless slave mode is also available on certain models. The Metz Mecablitz 44 AF-1 System Flash Unit gives amateur photographers access to powerful flash features for a fraction of the price of professional flash units.