Metz 40 MZ-3i
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This flash was originally sold as a dedicated flash for OTF-type TTL measurement. This type of TTL does not work on a DSLR. For all intents and purposes generic flash units when used on a DSLR. You also need the Metz SCA-301 adaptor (generic two-pin hot-shoe with a 2.5 mm mono-plug socket) to use this as a manual and auto flash. Use either the Metz 36-50 or Metz 36-52 mono-plug to pc cord to fire the flash from the camera's pc-socket.
Head: 20-105mm coverage, zoom type unknown.
Swivel & tilt: no.
Exposure mode: Manual.
No manual settings.
No built-in wireless modes.
Trigger voltage: 4.5 volt.
Field upgradable: No.
Guide number (ISO 100, meter): 50.
For a detailed explanation of the above specifications, see the guide.
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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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