Metz 76 Series MZ-5, Digital Handlemount TTL Flash with NiMH Battery and Charger, Guide Number 250, ISO 100'.

Metz

List Price: $1,156.00

Protect Your Investment:

Add a Protection Plan
  • Add a protection plan
  • New Leaf 3 Year Extended Warranty + $110.95
  • New Leaf 3 Year Drops & Spills Extra Protection + $139.95

Our Price

$1,039.88
Buy more and save
Quantity Discount
QuantityAmount

The quantity discount will be reflected in your shopping cart

About Metz 76 MZ5

mecablitz 76 MZ-5 digital: Strong handhelds now digital too!

Tough professional use calls for maximum flash power and devices you can rely on. With the new, ultra high performance handheld flash guns from Metz you now have reliable lighting support during all your digital photo shootings, too.

Behind the tried and tested ergonomic design of Metz mecablitz 76 MZ-5 digital and 45 CL-4 digital you can find the latest flash technologies for digital cameras: for example, the E-TTL flash mode from Canon, i-TTL and D-TTL from Nikon or ADI flash control from Konica/Minolta.

Moreover, many more special functions offer creative leeway! The new, high performance Power Pack P 76, which attaches practically to your belt, provides an additional power source. The 76 MZ-5 digital in particular was equipped with a large illuminated dot matrix LC display.

On top of this, the reflector of the new zoom flash unit adjusts automatically according to camera type in the focal length area of 24-105 mm. The wide angle diffuser included enables an extension to 20 mm.



The Metz 76 MZ5 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Semi-pro photographer among others.The Metz 76 MZ5 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Metz 76 MZ5: Consistent output, Easy to use, Fast recycling and Good power output

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Good power output (7),Consistent output (4),Easy to use (4),Fast recycling (4)
Cons:
Heavy (3)
Best Uses:
Fill flash (3),General purpose (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (4)

Metz 76 MZ5 Specifications

Guide number with ISO 100/21° (105mm)
240
SCA 3002-System
Yes
SCA 300-System
Yes
Motor-Zoom
Yes
Extended-Zoom
Yes
Illumination above ... mm
20mm
Secondary reflector
Yes
Tilt/Swivel Vertical
+90 deg
Tilt/Swivel Horizontal
270 deg
Integrated AF measuring flash
Yes
Display
LCD
Manual flash mode
Yes
Tele-computer apertures
12
TTL mode
Yes
Stroboscopic Mode
Yes
Key function (key lock)
Yes
Modelling light
Yes
Metz remote control function
Yes
Metz remote slave function
Yes
Buzzer
Yes
Lighting Control Indicator
Yes
Possible power sources
Rechargable battery
Power pack
Flash recovery time (in sec. ca.)

Power pack min. 0.1 sec.
Power pack P50 max. 3 sec
NiMH-rechargable max. 0.1 sec
NiMH rechargable max. 5 sec
Min. number of flashes (full output)

NiMh rechargable 1600 mAh: 135
Power pack P50: 150
Weight (without batteries)

Head: 31 oz / 880 g
Powerpack: 4.93 oz / 140 g
Dimensions (WHD:)

W: Lamp: 4.05" / 103mm
W: Control Unit/Generator: 2.63" / 67mm
H: L:9.6" / 244mm
H: C/G: 1.37" / 35mm
D: L: 4.64" / 118mm
D: C/G: 3.5" / 89mm

Metz 76 MZ5 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
3.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Light Quality

Portable and powerful the light quality is worlds apart from the Nikon flashes I use. I took a picture using 2 Nikons (600 & 800) and then I used my Metz, no comparison. If you want to impress a client and need to use a portable flash, this is it. I do recommend a monopod for extended use.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

What happened to Metz?

My old 54Mz-3 and my four 60CT-4's are offended by this bad joke. Unlike the 60CT's and those that came before them, the 76MZ only mounts to the left of the camera, throwing the whole thing off balance. The light output, whether TTL or Auto, is infuriatingly inconsistent; plus it periodically decides to shoot full-power when close to the subject. Now the zoom function has locked up for no apparent reason other than an expired warranty!

Reviewed by 11 customers

 
4.0

Great flash

By

from Nyc nj  -  Pro Photographer

Architectural

 
5.0

Light WB and exposure settings SpotOn

By

from Wilkes Barre Pa  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Metz 76 Series MZ-5, worth the price

By

from Cuyahoga Falls, OH  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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. If you need portable portrait lighting with good color balance this is the flash to have.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just what I wanted - Unlimited POWER

By

from Washington DC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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. 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. The ETTL works great better than on my Canon 580EX II. As far as Power the NIMH batteries last a very long time and they are good for about 500-700 non-full powered shots. I also purchased the very expensive power pack which increases the number of pops and shortens the recycle rate. With the power pack and an extra battery I can do an entire 10 hour wedding easy. As far as changing the handle from left to right, my camera's shutter button is on the right and my fingers are very short, so I don't see any reason for wanting to change the handle position to the right side, please excuse my ignorance. As far as build quality, I got to admit that it is no shoulder-busting clunky Metz 60, but quality wise, I dont see much difference between this flash and my Metz 56 MZ-5 which I also own. There is not much "external" difference between it and my (2) CT 4s either, maybe the plastic is a little lighter. Time will tell because my CT4's have gone through hell and they are still ticking. In any case, I would say that you have to handle this flash with care like any other sophisticated piece of electronic equipment. It definately is not meant for the rodeo, or mud fights... In Auto-mode this flash works great and very consistently. The flash determines the distance so all you have to do is set the aperture on the camera and fire away. Perfect shots 99% of the time. The only cons I have against this flash is that the beeper is quite loud and annoying. On my Metz 56 MZ-5 I could adjust the volume, but not on this model, you have to turn it off. Another problem is the syncord, if there was an achiles heel to this unit that would have to be it. I bent the prongs on the sync cord 2 weeks after I got the flash and had to send it to Bowens for repair. Luckilly they repaired it for free. Another con is the plasticky feeling, maybe they could have added more rubber in some places, but I'm guessing the were either cutting corners to keep the price down, or maybe trying to keep the weight down. I compared this flash with other powerful units, such as the Quantum trio and the Norman lines and found this to be the best choice for me and what I plan to use it for.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A good choice

By

from Pakistan  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Doesn't Perform Like a Professional

By

from Tampa, FL  -  Pro Photographer

I am an outdoor photographer and bought this flash because of it's potential power. Like another reviewer, I too received a lemon. This has been my nemesis since I have received it. I have sent the flash back to Metz/Manfrotto 3 times and still my problems continue.The flash had trouble synching with my Nikon D300s. With a full battery, the flash would not fire. Or the indicator lights would blink constantly and the flash would not respond. The handbook that accompanies this flash is worthless. Don't try to rely on it for any help. [...]If you plan to gamble on this flash, pray that you aren't sent a lemon like I was.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

What happened to Metz?

By

from The Outer Banks of North Carolina

My old 54Mz-3 and my four 60CT-4's are offended by this bad joke. Unlike the 60CT's and those that came before them, the 76MZ only mounts to the left of the camera, throwing the whole thing off balance. The light output, whether TTL or Auto, is infuriatingly inconsistent; plus it periodically decides to shoot full-power when close to the subject. Now the zoom function has locked up for no apparent reason other than an expired warranty!

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Very Inconsistent Light Output

By

from Kansas City  -  Film Professional

I had high hopes for this flash but I may have got a lemon, this flash has performed very poorly for me. On ETTL mode the flash would randomly thow out full power flashes blinding my clients (its powerful) and in dark rooms the flash exposures were all over the place. Most of my problems occur indoors, during wedding receptions and indoor family sessions: outside it performed pretty consistently. On one particular shoot my flash unit started smoking after the 5th shot into the family session. The flash was sent back for repairs but still does not perform with the kind of consistency that is needed for professional shoots.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

What happened to quality control?

By

from Perth Aust.  -  Part time pro

I still use a 25 year old CT60 but things at Metz aint what they used to be. This unit would not function straight out of the box, zoom head jammed, packaging showed no damage. Was repaired but is still unreliable. Now collects dust.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent Light Quality

By

from Bronx, NY  -  Professional

Portable and powerful the light quality is worlds apart from the Nikon flashes I use. I took a picture using 2 Nikons (600 & 800) and then I used my Metz, no comparison. If you want to impress a client and need to use a portable flash, this is it. I do recommend a monopod for extended use.

Q&A

Questions & Answers Powered by TurnTo®

Questions about this item:

Shopper  In what country is this Metz manufactured?
JAMES S  I don't know what country this is made in. When I received this, it was broken and I sent it back.
Luther H  Does this work with the Rolleiflex 6008?
JAMES S  I can't answer this question because I returned the one I bought since it arrived damaged.
Greg K  Hello folks. I have a sony alpha 850 and wonder if this flash would work on it in the ttl mode. Is this flash as versatile with the sony as it is with the nikon or canon? I also have a sony a55. Thank you much for the answers. MGK.
JAMES S  I returned the flash because it arrived damaged. I did not reorder.
See more questions and answers
top
Share this item:
Adorama.com is top rated for customer serviceHACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.