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Metz 76 MZ-5

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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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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 the flash to fire in auto or manual. But I have had fine results with the 1D Mark II N in auto mode.
  • Pros: Durable, Powerful Output, Versatile
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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. You can use the Flash Exposure Compensation in the Canon Menu to add/subtract exposure in 1/3 increments. 3. Auto. This is a Metz Auto-sensor setting, which utilizes the sensor in the Metz Controller that sits in the Canon hot shoe.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output, Versatile
  • Cons: Heavy
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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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Took me back to the 1970s

Shakti, B&H Photo
18 April 2012
  • 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.
  • Pros: Powerful Output, Versatile
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Recommended

Kate, B&H Photo
26 March 2012
  • 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
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400 Photographers can't be wrong!

James Solomon, B&H Photo
20 January 2012
  • 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. Our 21 ships were retrofitted with them back in 2006 and it is now the flash of my dreams! Consistant output, Ease of use, Fast and rugged. They stand up to abuse and remain reliable.
  • Pros: Attach Securely, Durable, Good Color Value, Long-Lasting, Powerful
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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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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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Worth every dollar!

Gary, B&H Photo
29 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Remember in Pulp Fiction how John Travolta takes a sip of Uma Thurman's $5.00 milkshake and concedes it's a great milkshake? He also says he's not sure if it was worth the five dollars. After using this flash for about three weeks, I feel this flash, while at the far-upper price range, is definitely worth its price.Each weekend I take photos of live bands in a poorly-lit club.
  • Pros: Attach Securely, Durable, Long-Lasting, Powerful
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