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Metz 76 MZ-5
8.8 out of 10

Metz 76 MZ-5

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Reviews and Problems with Metz 76 MZ-5

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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 4
4.0

Skip this Metz and get a 580EX

hjoseph, B&H Photo
21 January 2012
  • Excerpt: When I purchased this unit, I thought that I was moving up to the old reliable reputation that Metz flash have garnered through out the years. Nothing could be further from the truth. After owning this flash for about a year I decided to sell it and get another unit. I own other Metz flash handle mount such as the famous 45 CT-4 and the more automated 50 MZ-5. Compared to thes units the 76 does NOT measure up.
  • Pros: Clean Even Light, Good Color Value, Powerful
  • Cons: Expensive, Finnicky, Flimsy, Loses Charge Quickly, Noisy, Plasticky, Unreliable
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Overall 4
4.0

Very powerful, but no HSS

Lee, B&H Photo
27 November 2010
  • Excerpt: This is a very powerful flash, only no HSS limited its usage. It is difficult to change a flash, every time bride move into a building or move out of a building. I could feel I ask brides to wait for too many times, some of them didn't want to corporate any longer.
  • Pros: Powerful Output
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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 4
4.0

User Review

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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not what I expected, ?better manuel?

Lab Manager/Equipment Advisor-Carol, B&H Photo
8 May 2008
  • Excerpt: I have hope! I am working to find out more about the flash. I was sold on the high volume of pictures I would be able to take with one battery, but so far I can only get it to take 5 to 10 shots. I was also expecting more power for large groups?? So far I can only get the auto setting to work with my camera.
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Overall 4
4.0

Terrible Warranty Service

Carlo, B&H Photo
9 February 2007
  • Excerpt: Auto Zoom feature is poor. Problems Encountered: I bought a Metz 76 MZ-5 Digital Handle Mount flash and received a defective unit from Metz. I sent it in to Bogen Imaging (Metz' USA distributor) for replacement or servicing. Even though the unit was defective out of the box and was sent back to them a few days after purchase, they would not replace it. Even though their web site promises 8 days turn-around time for repairs, they have had my unit for over 6 weeks now.
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