Excerpt: This is an excellent flash for weddings, interiors, fill flash, etc. It is a very strong and powerful flash and is able to tone itself down to enable a perfectly lit photograph even when bouncing off of a very high ceiling. The manual could be a bit more detailed hence the 4 versus 5 star rating.
Excerpt: Great flash powerful and well built. The battery packs metz sells for this unit are junk. I've had 2 packs that quit holding a significant charge after a year of light use. The batteries that still work only give 100-130 flashes per charge. I solved this problem with a Quantum Turbo battery pack. The combination is perfect.
Excerpt: Purchased the 76MZ-5 when I went digital to go along with my CT60-4. Purchased a spare battery also. After a year, the one battery would only give my 5 flashes (see other review). Called Bogen and sent them the battery. They immedaitely fixed the problem, and am now getting hundreds of flashes.
Excerpt: Portable and powerful the light quality is worlds apart from the Nikon flashes I use. I took a picture using 2 Nikons (600 & 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.
Excerpt: If you inquire, Metz USA will tell you that the currently available 76 MZ-5 SCA adapter for Canon EOS cameras is compatible with the Mark III. After inquiring with Metz in Germany, a technical support adviser informed me that an entirely new SCA 3102 adapter is being developed for the Mark III due to its unique electronics, and that an availability date will be announced soon on their website.
Excerpt: After using the 50 MZ-5 & 70 MZ-5 with my Mamiya 645AFD over the years, I decided to take advantage of Metz's generous trade-in offer last year to upgrade from the 50 to the 76 MZ-5 to be used with my Fuji S3 Pro. Even if only occasionally, it's nice to know that I have that awesome power available to me when I need it.
Excerpt: I used Canon 580 EX lights for a couple of years but decided to try out a 76 MZ5 on a friend's recommendation. Man, what a difference in light output. The ETTL works flawlessly with my 1DMkIIN with the SCA adaptor. The controls are fairly intuitive and knowledge transfers easily from your current setup to the Metz. The one thing that takes some getting used to is the amount of light you can generate. Shots that you used to think were impossible suddenly become the norm.