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.
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...
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
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.
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.
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
Excerpt: I first worked with Metz flashes in 1997 when I started working for Carnival Cruise Lines' Photo Department. The CT-4 and CT-5 were both very impressive flashes, however the 76 MZ-5 was the most impressive flash I have ever worked with.
Pros: Attach Securely, Durable, Good Color Value, Long-Lasting, Powerful
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. With the ETTL set, I get perfectly exposed pictures each and every time.