Metz 76 MZ-5

Metz 76 MZ-5 is Compatible with digital TTL systems from most camera manufacturers including Nikon, Canon, Olympus, and Minolta; automatic flash mode with 12 automatic apertures; manual flash mode with 25 partial lighting levels; stroboscope mode; 1st and 2nd shutter curtain synchronization; automatic fill-in flash; flash bracketing; vertical (+90°) and horizontal (270°) tilt reflector; motor zoom for 24 – 105 mm illumination. The Metz 76 MZ-5 measures Handle: 103 x 244 x 118mm Control unit: 67 x 35 x 89mm and weighs Handle: 880g Control unit: 138g.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

User Opinions

Metz 76 MZ-5 User Reviews

Necessary Options if you order this flash
“This flash comes with a standard shoe that is the 301 standard foot. If you wish to use the digital capabilities of it, which seems to be the purpose someone would order it, then you remove the standard shoe that comes with and replace it with the optional SCA adapter for your camera model. I could not tell if it came with it or not from current descriptions, but it must be ordered. The standard shoe will connect and still allow you to use the flash if you enjoy using it as a non-TTL flash. I’m not sure why anyone would order this flash and want to do that, but I like the option. “ – By Randy
Rating: ★★★★☆

Designed for wedding groups
“The design of the flash fits comfortably in your hand and will take the stress off your wrist, which is so often not the case with a shoe mounted flash. The flash is full, bright and color corrected to produce stunning group shots at the wedding or large group reunions. The NiMH battery cluster will give you about 160 full flash shots and about 400 in TTL and Auto mode. Two batteries will completely finish the longest weddings. Recharge time is a couple of hours. I’ve used Metz from the old 202 and 402 days and would not trust a wedding day or a large group to any other flash. “ – By James Becton
Rating: ★★★★★

Metz flash 76 MZ-5
“I have used this flash several times since purchase amd am amazed by the performance. Also, the quality of workmanship is very high. Battery last much longer than advertized (200 flashes versus 350 used). It fits perfectly to my H3D-31 with the supplied bracket. I always wanted a strong and reliable off-camera flash and with the GN 250 it fulfills all my needs. “ – By Werner Hennies
Rating: ★★★★★

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Features & Specifications

Metz 76 MZ-5 Features & Specifications

Worldwide, professional photographers put their trust in the powerful 76 MZ-5 digital from Metz. Above all at weddings and fashion shows, its ability to take fast series of shots pays off. Its secondary reflector – which makes it possible to set perfect highlights in the eye – is worth its weight in gold. It goes without saying that the camera-specific system flashmodes of the various manufacturers can also be used perfectly with this professional flash, through different SCA adapters.

All menu navigation settings can be activated from the device itself, and a locking function means you won’t accidentally change fixed values. Of course, the 76 MZ-5 digital keeps up with the times and provides outstanding flash convenience with a great deal of creative flexibility in setting up shots. Discriminating photographers will appreciate the lasting flash performance ensured by the NiMH rechargeable battery and the Metz charger. It offers considerably more power than the previous NiCad rechargeable battery.

The control unit of the 76 MZ-5 digital is specially equipped with a large, illuminated dot matrix display. Plus, the reflector of the zoom flash unit automatically adapts to a focal length range of 24 – 105 mm depending on the type of camera. A wide-angle diffusing disk, included with the flash, enables expansion to 20 mm.

Flash output
* high max. GN of 76 for ISO 100/21° and 105 mm

Basic configuration
* SCA adapter system (universal flash unit useable with different cameras)
* secondary reflector with 3 light lighting levels
* vertical (+90°) and horizontal (270°) tilt reflector
* control unit with illuminated dot matrix display
* easy operating concept
* motor zoom for 24 – 105 mm illumination
* accompanying wide-angle diffuser for 20 mm illumination
* modeling light (permanent light for checking the illumination)
* integrated auto-focus measurement flash in the control section
* flash readiness and exposure control indicators on the unit and camera (subject to camera)
* flash range indicator in LCD
* manual key lock

Standard flash modes
* TTL flash mode
* automatic flash mode with 12 automatic apertures
* manual flash mode with 25 partial lighting levels
* stroboscope mode
* 1st and 2nd shutter curtain synchronization
* manual flash exposure correction for TTL or automatic flash mode
* automatic fill-in flash
* flash bracketing

Camera-specific system flash modes with SCA adapters

* E-TTL- / E-TTL-II flash mode

Nikon / Fujifilm
* i-TTL / i-TTL-BL- / D-TTL / 3D flash mode

Olympus / Panasonic / Leica
* Four Thirds TTL flash mode

* P-TTL flash mode

Sony Alpha
* ADI flash mode
* ADI remote mode (slave operation)

Guaranteed in the future
* firmware update possible via Metz Service

Power sources
* Metz NiMH rechargeable battery 76-56 (included with flash)
* powerful Metz NiMH Power Pack P 76 with V 76 cable

Included in delivery
* standard foot
* camera bracket
* NiMH rechargeable batteries
* charger
* wide-angle diffuser (20 mm)

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