Summary: I bought my 45-CT5 2 years ago from ebay to experiment with my film camera EOS 500N and EOS 300D. I already had a speedlight 430EZ. Since I didn't have a PC socket in my camera and SCA adapter with it. I used it as a slave unit for bounce flash. It never failed me.
Pros: Very reliable. Never failed me. Consistent colour temp throughout. Predictable flash output in TTL. Internal sensor works fine (even without TTL accessories). Battery last longer than EOS Speedlight.
Cons: Metz's battery packs are very expensive., Cannot use NiCAD or NiMH in alkaline battery holder according to Metz (I never had any problems with it but can be rewired to suit), Small reflector should be able to controll independantly (But not a weak point though)
Summary: The 45CL is a perfect tool for stuning colour. I have been using 550ex with my EOS1v and results were OK. The advantage of this flash over other dedicated units are two reflectors and colour temprature. The skin tones are perfect and the bounce and fill in flash does its wondrs.
Pros: The power, colour temprature, designe, build quality, two reflectore, perfect TTL exposure, auto mode and every thing.
Summary: I bought this flash unit together with the 3402 SCA (for Nikon) and the TTL cable with AF assist light. I was working then as a semi-professional (extra incomings taking photos at weddings banquets). It has never failed.
Pros: Strengths:, - Sturdy, RELIABLE!, - Fast recycle time, enough power for most uses, - Bounce/swivel head with secondary lamp, - Many modes to suit your needs, - A standard in Europe for wedding photography, - Repair and parts service
Cons: - Heavy and bulky, may not fit everybody's needs. Not just the unit to carry always in the bag., - Old-fashioned NI-CD battery with "memory" effect. and the charger is not intelligent, you have to remember when to disconnect it., - The accesories are expensive. But this is true for all brands, is...
Summary: This reviews both the Metz 45CL/4 and older 45CT/4. Used the 45CT/4 for tons of wedding and location shoots...figure about 40,000 pops and still going strong. Replaced it with the 45CL after noticing some burnt looking discoloration of the bulb and mirrored reflector surrounding it.
Pros: Good power; TTL flash is superior for critical photography, where results determine your paycheck; bounce/swivel head, and Omni-Bounce has unit to fit., CL/4 has a bit better control panel layout than CT/4, otherwise they seem interchangeable from users standpoint., Seeem to last forever, work as...
Summary: Nothing to criticise about this gun at all! It has plenty of power and the auto sensor is pretty accurate. You don't really need the TTL adaptor. Buy the NiCd version, which comes with a spare battery cluster for normal alkaline cells in case your NiCds run out.
Pros: Power, accuracy, build quality
Cons: Price - you could get four Vivitar 283s instead.
Excerpt: Cette torche ainsi que les autres modèles de chez Metz était très utilisée dans les années 70 et 80 avant l'introduction sur le marché des flashes cobra, moins encombrants. Nombre guide élevé, portée maximale, qualité d'éclairage, tête orientable, expositions manuelle, automatique, TTL, avec flash...
Excerpt: Seit ich mit meiner kleinen Sony-Digitalkamera bequem die meisten Alltagssituationen einfangen kann, bleibt die Spiegelreflexausrüstung meist im Kellerregal liegen. Doch für eine Hochzeit im Freundeskreis habe ich sie am Wochenende wieder herausgeholt, denn das Paar hatte mich gebeten, ein paar...