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8.9 out of 10

Metz 76 MZ-5

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Reviews and Problems with Metz 76 MZ-5

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Overall 8
8.0

Great flash

Net, Adorama
5 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Architectural
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling
  • Cons: Battery life, Heavy, Short Cord
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Overall 10
10

Light WB and exposure settings SpotOn

JJM, Adorama
25 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Heavy Flash on my shot shoe was causing connection problems. I researched the side mounted Metz digital flash. I shoot weddings with a D700. Flash recycle time is great and have only used auto so far and the WB and exposure have been spot on.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output
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Overall 10
10

Powerful flash

Shakti, B&H Photo
23 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I shoot three Canon DLSR bodies which are(1) 5D Mark II (2) 1DS Mark II and (3) the 1D Mark II N I have had my 76 MZ-5 for about two years with no problems. Now according to Metz the 1D Mark II N is not compatible with any SCA dedicated adapter and so you are supposed to use the SCA 301 which allows the flash to fire in auto or manual. But I have had fine results with the 1D Mark II N in auto mode.
  • Pros: Durable, Powerful Output, Versatile
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Overall 2
2.0

Metz is no longer great

FrankM, B&H Photo
4 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I started my photography business in 1976. I've used Metz handle mount flashes exclusively for many years...including all of the older 60-CT units. The 60-CT series was amazing...long-lived and totally problem-free. The 76 MZ-5 does not even come close to living up to those standards. I have 2 of them. I use the 76 MZ-5 for wedding and city recreation sports photogaphy.
  • Pros: Fast Recycling, Powerful Output
  • Cons: Horrible Batteries, Undependable
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Overall 4
4.0

Replacing Metz 60CT-4

photogkaran, B&H Photo
24 April 2013
  • Excerpt: I use this in shooting interiors. I have used the metz 60ct-4 for years and will miss them dearly!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast Recycling
  • Cons: Weak Output
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Overall 10
10

Powerful, beautiful work horse

David Moore, B&H Photo
21 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Works with a Canon 5D mkII. Using the 3102 module, the Canon/Metz combo gives you 3 options in the Canon Menu: 1. ETTL- Evaluative. Not so useful in my experience. Almost always underexposes. 2. ETTL- Average. Better than Evaluative. You can use the Flash Exposure Compensation in the Canon Menu to add/subtract exposure in 1/3 increments. 3. Auto. This is a Metz Auto-sensor setting, which utilizes the sensor in the Metz Controller that sits in the Canon hot shoe.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output, Versatile
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Professional grade

Shutter chick, B&H Photo
11 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Big beautiful light...a powerful tool in our wedding kit. It is a bit fragile. It fell over while attached to the camera and required [$] in repairs. Be careful with it!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output
  • Cons: Fragile
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Overall 10
10

Metz 76 Series MZ-5, worth the price

Adorama
4 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Some of the reviews complain about quality of this product compared to the older Metz line. I have used both and find the build quality to be fine. It has a more ergonomic design and the grip is comfortable. The output is amazing - this is a powerful flash and will outperform speed lights. This flash does very well when used with a soft box (sold as kit from adorama) or a sto-fin diffuser. My only complaint is that the battery can be tricky to remove.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Took me back to the 1970s

Shakti, B&H Photo
18 April 2012
  • Excerpt: This unit reminded me of an RL915 I owned back in the 1970s. Great output and so far no problems with the unit mechanically. I know some people have posted problems but so far I have not had any.
  • Pros: Powerful Output, Versatile
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Overall 10
10

Recommended

Kate, B&H Photo
26 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Robust design and powerful flash. Simple electronics system for quick ease of use. Impressive unit - I am still in the introduction stages of use, but I am finding that it meets my needs better than expected.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Powerful Output, Versatile
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