Canon Flashes

Started Dec 5, 2011 | Discussions thread
Zeee Forum Pro • Posts: 16,828
Re: Zee, why not article....

rsn48 wrote:

Zee, why not do an article in our article section under product reviews. I own two Metz's, the 24 AF 1 and the 48 AF 1. I am currently writing my review of the 24.

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Thanks for the offer but I don't think I am qualified to do a full review.

Metz Canada tested this flash on a 5D2 and confirmed my findings.

I have decided to keep the flash. I shoot most low light venues at about 1600, around 1/60 and between 2.8 and 5.8 on average. I can let enough ambient in within these parameters. Although I can get one one or two more stops in with the Canon flash there are too many benefits with the Metz. Even when I pushed with the Canon I'd still cross the histogram line. Nothing wrong working within limits as it guarantees great exposures. I can say I am very happy with the product. Hits those whites not matter where I shoot.

Pros

1. Auto has great consistent exposures
2. ETTL works well
3. LCD is lit with any button that is pushed
4. Audible warning for potential underexposure
5. Audible warning for correct exposures
6. You can access key settings like EV (FEC) through the camera
7. Data transfer for bascis like ISO, aperture is great.
8 Low battery warning

Cons

1. Although the menu system is easy it is in on average one extra step then the Canon
menu. At least I can see what I'm doing now.

2. Rumours about battery drain. Probably the LCD and audible system. You can shut
off the audible system. Have not seen how long the batteries last yet.
3. No HSS in Auto but is there in ETTL
4. Auto and ETTL limited to within manual settings 1/1 to 1/256

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