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Metz 20 C-2

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Overall 8
8.0

Minimalist and compact

Adorama
13 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I wanted a compact, minimalist flash for use with my non-TTL Leica M6 and M2 (which only will flash sync at 1/50th or longer). The Metz appears to be widely used with these cameras. I have done very little with strobes and wanted something that would make me think about what I was doing. <br /><br />Seems reasonably well made for the price and is very small. Recycle time is maybe five seconds.
  • Pros: Good With Old Liecas, Lightweight
  • Cons: Battery Life Questionable, Iso 100 Only
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Basic Flash

Adorama
12 November 2013
  • Excerpt: This is a great product if you want an easy to use on camera flash option. It gives you 3 settings. M = Full power f/5.6 = half power and f/2.8 low power. The bounce head is handy if you don't want to blast your subject with the flash. Needs to be used with full manual camera settings. It is small and only needs 2 AA batteries. Recycle time is only OK its not too fast but not incredibly slow. I would recommend this item for the price you pay.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Best small flash

JF, B&H Photo
25 December 2012
  • Excerpt: A great flash for its size - and its price. It performs well on any small camera with a hot shoe. One of the very few small flashes with a tilting head.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Slow Recycling
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Overall 10
10

Great Value, Small Form Factor

Mike, B&H Photo
15 November 2012
  • Excerpt: small and lightweight with 2 AA NiMH Sanyo batteries. Flash initially intended for use on Fuji GF670 but after handling and trial am certain it will also ride atop Canon 7D & 10s when their fill flash is not adequate. I became aware of the risk of damage to camera electronics due to flash trigger voltage when I considered using an old film camera flash and although I have not tested this flash myself I have confidence that will not be an issue for these cameras.
  • Pros: Balances Well
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Overall 10
10

Versatile, straight forward and compact

AC, B&H Photo
6 November 2012
  • Excerpt: This flash unit can be used on any camera with a low voltage trigger point hot shoe. It is compact and stright forward to use. The flash assume ISO100 camera setting, select between F2.8 or 5.6 and the built-in sensor adjust power automatically. The result is very pleasing. Select M and the flash would shoot at full power. The tiltable head adjust from 0-90 degree for bounce light makes the flash even more versatile. Although the recycle time is not very fast (approx.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Good value, Lightweight, Versatile
  • Cons: Slow Recycling
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Overall 10
10

Simple, Works.

luddite, B&H Photo
11 September 2011
  • Excerpt: It's just a great, no nonsense, cheap flash unit without all the stuff that gets in your way. Even comes with a PC cord in the box. If, like me, you only use flash rarely but still need one, this is a great solution.
  • Pros: Attach Securely, Powerful
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Overall 10
10

Flash

Fat Gangster running across the border, B&H Photo
28 July 2011
  • Excerpt: The Metz 20 C-2 Auto Flash Illuminates the Dark Clandestine Details of the immigrant nocturnal recreational experience, Metz works very nicely with all manual " Old School" Nikon FM 10 which was bestowed upon me as a birthday present. Madame " Red Light" Lalande's elusive face was not revealed until I bought the Metz "Auto Flash" after about two weeks of scrimping and saving, Mecablitz Flash is quite affordable and excellent for the "Everyday Photographer" ..
  • Pros: Powerful
  • Cons: Harsh Color
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Overall 8
8.0

Perfect for Me

bnoguchi, B&H Photo
21 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Got this to augment ability to shoot in low light with my GF1. I like that this is a compact unit - balances well with my camera. And it was inexpensive - perfect since I'll only need it about 2% of the time. You have to trial and error a bit with your aperture to get the exposure you want, especially if you're bouncing, but the results I've gotten so far have been pretty painless and the images are very natural - much better than with the built-in flash.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Outstanding for the price!

Adorama
2 January 2011
  • Excerpt: The automatic settings work exceedingly well. As long as I'm working within the recommended distances, using this flash as per the instructions in Auto mode works just as well as my EX430II does in TTL mode. It works with my Mamiya 7, my Nikon FE, and both my Canon SLRs. It would only take more range/power to put this flash into a 5-star rating. At its price, though, it's amazingly good.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
  • Cons: Weak Output
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Overall 10
10

Reliable, light, accurate unit

Gugahh, B&H Photo
7 July 2010
  • Excerpt: If you read this, you are most likely looking for a light flash unit that will allow you to bounce of the ceiling for your DSLR or semi-pro camera. That's what's the Metz 20-C2 is aimed at. Being charged with only 2 batteries makes it specially light. First, you must know that this is an AUTO (meaning non-TTL) unit, so it will require that you set your camera on manual mode, adjusting once ISO, Aperture and Speed to a defined value; once all is set, will allow the flash...
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Vertical Bounce Capable
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