Suggestion for upgrade lightning stuff (actual Metz 76-MZ5)

Started Aug 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
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YordanRhapsody Regular Member • Posts: 326
Suggestion for upgrade lightning stuff (actual Metz 76-MZ5)

Hi everybody, actually I have a Metz 76-MZ5 and a Canon 430EX. The problem is that I want something better

Metz 76 PROS & CONS:

+ Big reflector, bigger than many other commercial flash unit
+ Decentralized flash for better quality of light
+ secondary reflector for fill in when using the primary as bounce on the wall

  • Proprietary battery very very old and expensive

  • ETTL not always reliable

  • Automatic mode overexposes quite a bit

So I was wondering if buying a Canon 580 II will do the job, adding a flash bracket and a flash bounce or a softbox?

Another idea, what do you think about Quantum Flashes? I heard that they aren't so reliable speaking about ETTL exposure...

In the end, what about buying Metz 76-23?

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