Metz 60 CT-1/2

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The Metz Mecablitz CT-1 and CT-2 hammerhead flash unit has a built-in wide angle diffuser. The auto aperture control “telecomputer” has 6 apertures (2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11 at ISO 100).

The CT-1 is the basic unit, the CT-2 uses a SCA-500 cord to communicate with body to automatically lower shutter speed for flash and light the flash ready lamp in the camera's viewfinder.


Generic flash.
Head: Fixed 28, 35mm coverage.
Swivel & tilt: -180° to +180° swivel, 0° to +90° tilt.
Exposure mode: Auto.
Manual settings: 1/1 only.
No built-in wireless modes.
Features: Sync. socket, Hammerhead.
Trigger voltage: 30 volt.
Batteries: ext. pack.
Field upgradable: No.
Guide number (ISO 100, meter): 60.

Discontinued: Yes.

For a detailed explanation of the above specifications, see the guide.



Brand profile

Key info

Established: 1938
HQ: Zirndorf, Germany
Web: EU, man

Metz is a German consumer electronics manufacturer. The company was founded in 1938. One of its best known product lines is a set of flash units branded Mecablitz.

The flash guns with the AF designation are dedicated shoe mount flashes that are built to work with a single, dedicated flash system. The flash guns with the MZ and CL designations are based upon Metz' SCA (Special Camera Adaption) system. SCA is modular, and let you tie a flash to a particular dedicated system with a suitable adaptor (typical cost USD 80 per adaptor). You may move a flash to a different system by buying the right adaptor for that system.

Some Metz flash guns have a USB-interface to let users upgrade the firmware for newer camera models.

Metz flash guns has an excellent reputation for performance and build quality, but they also carry a high price tag.

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