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(based on 6 ratings)
Brand: Metz
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Metz 76 Series MZ-5, Digital Handlemount TTL Flash with NiMH Battery and Charger, Guide Number 250, ISO 100 ft.
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
2.3 stars
(based on 6 reviews)
33% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Good power output(3)
 
Doesn't Perform Like a Professional
By Super Stephanie from Tampa, FL on 1/21/2011
Pros:
Lightweight, Powerful Output
Cons:
Inconsistent Output, Not reliable, Settings Difficult to use, Slow Recycling
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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

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.

[2 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
What happened to Metz?
By BeachpixVerified Reviewer from The Outer Banks of North Carolina on 9/11/2009
Pros:
Powerful Output
Cons:
Clumsy Design, Flimsy Design, Inconsistent, No Performance Improvement, Poor Interface
Best Uses:
Paperweight
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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

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!

[1 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Very Inconsistent Light Output
By KevinVerified Reviewer from Kansas City on 6/15/2009
Cons:
Poor Interface
Best Uses:
Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Film Professional
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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

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.

[1 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
What happened to quality control?
By ColinwalksVerified Reviewer from Perth Aust. on 5/11/2009
Pros:
Neat and powerful package
Cons:
Poor quality control
Describe Yourself:
Part time pro
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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

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.

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellent Light Quality
By OrlyVerified Reviewer from Bronx, NY on 8/10/2008
Cons:
Heavy
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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

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.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
THE MIGHTY METZ
By MEMcDVerified Purchaser from Chicago,Il on 6/13/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Fast Recycling, I-TTL E-TTL Compatible, Lightweight, Portable, Powerful, Quiet
Cons:
none
Best Uses:
Night Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports Photography, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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

When you are shooting at extreme range the Mighty Metz has the power to get the job done. It can easily be used with an Umbrella or Softbox when you don't want to carry/use studio lights. A very powerful and robust unit. The 76-MZ5 has power with control providing the user with more options than less powerful units.

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