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Metz 76 MZ-5
9.0 out of 10

Metz 76 MZ-5

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Reviews and Problems with Metz 76 MZ-5

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Overall 10
10

Metz 76 MZ-5

Captain PDP, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: To use the Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 with the 76 MZ-5, you will need the SCA 3202 module with firmware version M7.
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Overall 2
2.0

Metz 76 MZ-5 go BOOM! Twice.

David Moore, B&H Photo
5 May 2015
  • Excerpt: Please see my previous review, written when I first got the Metz 76 MZ-5 (Headline: Powerful, beautiful workhorse). Written in 2013. I regretfully report that after 1 year and 6 days of ownership: The Metz 76 MZ-5 blew a flashtube while shooting an interior. BOOM!! Shook the whole room.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Net, Adorama
5 August 2014
Overall 10
10

User Review

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.
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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...
  • 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.
  • 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! This does not have the output that the 60ct-4's had : (
  • 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.
  • 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

User Review

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.
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