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My metz flash 48 Af-1 for a sony DSLR flashes an "Er" in the zoom mode along with .03mm flashing. This happens when the flash is turned on and in all modes

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  • jeffc6910 Apr 12, 2011

    Thanks for the first suggestion.
    I still get Er blinking also with .3mm blinking when I turn on the camera. If I hold the mode and a select button I will get an rES will flash then go back to the Er blinking. In the Manual mode (M) I can change the setting but the Er still blinks. I've tried various combinations with different cameras and different lens.I keep getting the same Er blinking with 0.3mm blinking.

    JeffC6910@netscape.net

  • Ninel Sep 01, 2013

    Here is my solution. I have same problem and solved with a little hand hit on the zone when i supposed that the motor zoom is. It worked for me. This error is because the motor zoom is jamed. Try hit softly when the unit is on.

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According with the manual, depending on the system, the extended zoom mode is supported for lens focal lengths of 28 mm or more (35mm format). The camera must be equipped with a CPU lens and be able to transfer data on the lens focal length to the flash unit.

In extended zoom mode the zoom position of the main reflector is reduced to one level below the focal length of the camera lens. The resulting expanded and broader light coverage provides additional dispersed light (reflections) inside rooms so that a softer flash illumination is possible.

Example:
The focal length of the camera lens is 50 mm. The extended zoom mode sets a 35 mm reflector position on the flash unit. However, 50 mm continues to be shown on the display.

Setting procedure
• repeatedly press button combination "Select" until "Zoom" appears in the display and "Ex" flashes. The required settings can be applied using the ( + ) and ( - ) buttons.
- When "Ex On" is displayed, the extended zoom mode is activated.
- When "Ex OFF" is displayed, the extended zoom mode is deactivated.

The setting takes effect immediately. After about five seconds the display stops flashing and the setting is saved automatically. After activation of the extended zoom mode "Ex" appears in the display.

Keep us updated.

Posted on Apr 10, 2011

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