Metz 50 MZ-5
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This hammerhead flash provides OTF TTL with film bodies when fitted with the appropriate SCA module, but can only be used as a generic flash with a DSLR. The appropriate SCA module for use with a digital camera is SCA 301.
Auto thyristor mode provides 12 aperture settings.
Supports Metz proprietary wireless protocol.
Uses proprietary battery NiMH 76-56 or external power pack V50.
Head: 24-105mm coverage, power zoom (manual).
Swivel & tilt: -180° to +90° swivel, 0° to +90° tilt.
Exposure modes: Auto, Varipower, RPT, OTF.
Manual settings: 1/1 to 1/256 in 1/3 EV steps (25 steps).
No built-in wireless modes.
Features: Sync. socket, Ext. power, Hammerhead.
Trigger voltage: 2.6 volt.
Flash duration: 1/200 sec. @ 1/1 (full output).
Field upgradable: No.
Dimensions: 103 x 244 x 118 mm, 880 g.
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|GNs taken from p. 50 in manual.|
For a detailed explanation of the above specifications, see the guide.
- Download manual from www.cameramanuals.org.
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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