Metz has recently announced a new firmware for a bunch of their flashes for the Four Thirds/Micro Four Thirds camera system. When the firmware is applied, your flash will be able to use slave mode when shooting with the Panasonic DMC-GH3, Olympus PEN E-PL5 and OM-D E-M5 mirrorless cameras. This will apply to Micro Four Thirds variants of the mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital, 48 AF-1 digital, 50 AF-1 digital, 52 AF-1 digital, 58 AF-1 digital and 58 AF-2 digital flashes.
Want to know the other cool part? If you’re using the mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital (with a touchscreen) you’ll be able to use the flash as a master with the OM-D E-M5. These flashes join Quantum as well to be a TTL approach. Now let me remind everyone that these flashes will do TTL, so that’s great to keep in mind. But otherwise, I’ve used PocketWizards and the Einstein E640 as well as with Impact Gear. I needed to use a manual light meter for these, but keep in mind that sometimes it’s best to not go with the TTL option–many advanced strobists don’t use TTL flashes.
If you want to apply the firmware update, go ahead and head over to Metz’s website.
Via Lighting Rumours