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Metz 76 MZ-5

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Reviews and Problems with Metz 76 MZ-5

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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

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

Just what I wanted - Unlimited POWER

Adorama
26 December 2011
  • Excerpt: So far I have had pretty good luck with this unit. I wanted a Powerful flash for weddings that would not conk out when I least expected it. This flash delivers. <br /><br />With the ETTL set, I get perfectly exposed pictures each and every time. I read of problems with ETTL and this model, but maybe Metz resolved that issue by the time I purchased mine. <br /><br />The ETTL works great better than on my Canon 580EX II.
  • Pros: Attach Securely, Good Color Value, Long-Lasting, Powerful
  • Cons: Noisy beeber, Plasticky
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Overall 10
10

A good choice

Khalid, Adorama
10 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Like a horse power, very powerful as my quantum trio. I am using with my canon 5D II and never deceive me. I am proud of it.
  • Pros: Attach Securely, Best for low lights, Durable, Easy to Use, Powerful
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Overall 2
2.0

Doesn't Perform Like a Professional

Super Stephanie, Adorama
21 January 2011
  • Excerpt: I am an outdoor photographer and bought this flash because of it's potential power. Like another reviewer, I too received a lemon. This has been my nemesis since I have received it. I have sent the flash back to Metz/Manfrotto 3 times and still my problems continue.The flash had trouble synching with my Nikon D300s. With a full battery, the flash would not fire. Or the indicator lights would blink constantly and the flash would not respond.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Powerful Output
  • Cons: Inconsistent Output, Not reliable, Settings Difficult to use, Slow Recycling
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Overall 2
2.0

What happened to Metz?

Beachpix, Adorama
11 September 2009
  • Excerpt: My old 54Mz-3 and my four 60CT-4's are offended by this bad joke. Unlike the 60CT's and those that came before them, the 76MZ only mounts to the left of the camera, throwing the whole thing off balance. The light output, whether TTL or Auto, is infuriatingly inconsistent; plus it periodically decides to shoot full-power when close to the subject. Now the zoom function has locked up for no apparent reason other than an expired warranty!
  • Pros: Powerful Output
  • Cons: Clumsy Design, Flimsy Design, Inconsistent, No Performance Improvement, Poor Interface
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Overall 4
4.0

Very Inconsistent Light Output

Adorama
15 June 2009
  • Excerpt: I had high hopes for this flash but I may have got a lemon, this flash has performed very poorly for me. On ETTL mode the flash would randomly thow out full power flashes blinding my clients (its powerful) and in dark rooms the flash exposures were all over the place. Most of my problems occur indoors, during wedding receptions and indoor family sessions: outside it performed pretty consistently.
  • Cons: Poor Interface
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Overall 2
2.0

What happened to quality control?

Colinwalks, Adorama
11 May 2009
  • Excerpt: I still use a 25 year old CT60 but things at Metz aint what they used to be. This unit would not function straight out of the box, zoom head jammed, packaging showed no damage. Was repaired but is still unreliable. Now collects dust.
  • Pros: Neat and powerful package
  • Cons: Poor quality control
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Light Quality

Adorama
10 August 2008
  • Excerpt: Portable and powerful the light quality is worlds apart from the Nikon flashes I use. I took a picture using 2 Nikons (600 &amp; 800) and then I used my Metz, no comparison. If you want to impress a client and need to use a portable flash, this is it. I do recommend a monopod for extended use.
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

THE MIGHTY METZ

MEMcD, Adorama
13 June 2008
  • Excerpt: When you are shooting at extreme range the Mighty Metz has the power to get the job done. It can easily be used with an Umbrella or Softbox when you don't want to carry/use studio lights. A very powerful and robust unit. The 76-MZ5 has power with control providing the user with more options than less powerful units.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Fast Recycling, I-TTL E-TTL Compatible, Lightweight, Portable, Powerful, Quiet
  • Cons: none
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