Meike MK-320 M43 | TTL Mini Flash Speedlite for Panasonic, Olympus and Leica cameras
Meike MK-320 M43 is a fully featured TTL enabled mini flash speedlite for Panasonic, Olympus and Leica DSLR and mirrorless cameras. It is packed with an array of features including TTL, Manual, and Stroboscopic modes, second curtain sync, optical slave modes… It has a guide number of 32 which is very high for the speedlite of such a small size. Build quality of the flash is much better than you would expect from the flash speedlite of this price tag.
Meike MK-320 is fully compatible with Panasonic, Olympus and Leica TTL metering. It features a powerful guide number of 32m (ISO 100, 105mm). Bounce lighting is also possible with tilt from -7 to 90° and rotation left 60° and right 90°. The MK-320 TTL exposures are very good and quite consistent, bounced or direct. Flash Expsoure Compensation (FEC) adjustments are working as they should
MK-320 has a recycle time of about 5 seconds and supports 1st and 2nd curtain synchronization settings. Also, it supports a multi flash stroboscopic mode for multiple flashes during a single exposure. It runs on 2 AA batteries and comes with a mini stand and protection case.
The first thing that strikes you about the MeiKe Speedlite MK-320 and indeed its primary selling point is its small size. Unlike most flashguns the MK-320 runs on two AA batteries rather than four, allowing the manufacturer to cut down the dimensions considerably. With batteries, the unit weighs just 200 grams. MeiKe MK320 is one of the only flashes that feels balanced on any mirrorless camera.
Meike MK-320 is a small flash of good build quality. It features one game-changer feature that can not be seen anywhere else: USB charging. The MeiKe MK-320 has a micro USB port and you can use it with any 5V, 1A power supply to charge your pair of AA batteries while they are inside the flash. Imagine the saving in weight and space this affords you if packing for a trip somewhere: no AA charger and no spare batteries; just a micro-USB cable that you were probably bringing anyway to charge your smartphone.
The MK-320 is the first flash in this line to have tilt and swivel, which is unusual for a flash so small. The Nikon SB-400, upon which the design is clearly based, has a tilting fresnel but does not swivel and otherwise has much more limited controls and generally an inferior list of features. The addition of vertical and horizontal rotation means you can use this flash bounced off walls and ceilings, greatly improving the potential quality of images you can create with it mounted on-camera.
The light spread from the MK-320 is smooth and even, without an overly-bright hotspot in the center or any unusual patterns produced from the fresnel. The MeiKe MK320 has a fixed beam angle, equivalent to a 24mm focal length on full frame
Meike MK-320 M43 FEATURES
- Interface and LCD screen display very simple and intuitive
- Micro-USB port for quick battery charging.
- Basic optical S1 and S2 slave modes for wireless triggering.
- Manual power settings from 1/1 to 1/128 with 29 total levels
- Stroboscopic mode of 1-500 Hz
- Supports Flash Control Menus
- Power saving mode and overheat protection
- Automatic setting saving remembers your last settings
- LED autofocus assist beam to help camera focus in low light conditions.
- MK-320 has a very high Guide Number of 32m (ISO100, 105mm) for such a small flash unit.
- Fast Clamping Metal Foot with screw lock
- Equipped with big size LCD display. High definition dot matrix screen
Meike MK-320 M43 SPECIFICATIONS
|Sync mode||1st curtain sync, 2nd curtain sync|
|Guide Number||32 meters (ISO 100, 105mm)|
|Flash mode||TTL, Manual, MULTI|
|FEC / FEB||1/3rd Increments (±3 stops)|
|Optical wireless mode||S1 and S2 basic optical slave modes|
|AF assist beam||LED light to help camera focus in low light conditions|
|Zoom range||24mm full frame equivalent|
|Vertical rotation angle||-7~90 degrees – tilt head|
|Horizontal rotation angle||60 degrees left/90 degrees right|
|Power supply||2×AA size batteries (Alkaline or Ni-MH are supported)|
|Lighting times||100-1500 (with Sanyo Eneloop batteries)|
|Recycle time||Less than 5 seconds with fully charged batteries|
|Flash control||8 levels of output control (1/128~1/1), 29 levels of fine tuning (1/3rd increments)|
|External interface||hot shoe, external charging port|
|Additional features||Second-curtain sync, FEC, FEB, FEV, sound prompt, custom settings, automatically saving setting, power saving mode and over heat protection, large clear dot matrix LCD screen, LCD back light can be kept On|
|Dimensions||110 x 65 x 36 mm|
|Net weight||150g (without batteries)|
|Package size||20.5 x 11 x 6 cm / 8.1 x 4.3 x 2.4 in(L * W * H)|
|Package weight||440g / 15.5oz|
Meike MK-320 M43 – COMPATIBLE WITH:
Meike MK-320 is compatible with Panasonic, Leica and Olympus Mirrorless cameras:
Panasonic Cameras: GH4, GH3, G5, GX7, GX1, GF3, G3, GH2, G2, GF2, G1, GF1, G10…
Olympus Cameras: E-M10, E-5, E-M5, E-P5, E-PL5, E-PM2, E-P3, E-PL3, E-PM1, E-PL2, E-PL1, E-P2, E-P1…
Leica Camera: Leica X2, Leica D-lux6, Leica M, Leica S, Leica X Vario, Leica V-LUX4, Leica M-E, Leica D-lux6, Leica M10…
Meike MK-320 M43 – Package includes:
- 1x Meike MK-320 flash speedlite for Panasonic, Leica and Olympus cameras
- 1x Protection bag
- 1x Mini stand
- 1x Manual in English and Chinese
- 1x Original box
- 1x Diffuser