Building a Metz flash system for Oly MFT.

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Building a Metz flash system for Oly MFT.
May 17, 2012

I've already been caught out here, I bought the little Metz ring flash and found it would not work in FP mode (HSS as metz call it).

I don't want any more gotchas like that, so I thought I'd ask the panel.

What I want to do is work in FP mode with multiple flashes. I would quite like it if one or ideally any of those flashes could also be the commander, though it is not essential.

Accordingly I was going to get one Metz 58 (Panny / Oly version, obviously, that applies to all of them. That, as far as I can see, is very powerful, will do FP, will be a slave, and can be master.

It's also big.

What does it do that the Metz 50 can't? Does the 50 work as master? The 50 would have enough power for me.

Now, the other guns...

Of the Metz 24, 36 and 44, which can operate in FP mode, which can operate as slaves, which can operate as master (none, I suspect)? If the 24 can operate as a slave and manage FP mode, any reason I can't just buy a handful? Cheap enough...

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