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Metz mecablitz 76 MZ-5 Digital Flash Unit

Metz mecablitz 76 MZ-5 Digital Flash Unit

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Metz mecablitz 76 MZ-5 Digital Flash

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Metz mecablitz 76 MZ-5 Digital Flash Unit

Tough professional use calls for maximum flash power and devices you can rely on. Every picture is important, every subject counts. With the ultra-high-performance mecablitz 76 MZ-5 handheld flash gun from Metz you now have reliable lighting support during all your digital photo shootings, too. Behind the tried and tested ergonomic design of the Metz 76 MZ-5 digital you can find the latest flash technologies for digital cameras: for example, Canon's E-TTL flash mode, i-TTL and D-TTL from Nikon, 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.

A leading manufacturer of handheld flash units, Metz is expanding its product range in the higher-powered segment. With the unsurpassed high light output of the mecablitz 76 MZ-5 digital -- Guide number 250 (ft) at ISO 100/21°C and 105 mm focal length -- Metz has redefined "professional level". The integrated, high-power NiMH battery, combined with a modern international battery charger, provides long-lasting flash power for exacting demands. The NiMH battery supplies four times as much power as the NiCad battery shipped with previous models. Even greater power is available with the optional new high-performance Power Pack P 76, also equipped with NiMH battery technology. With the Power Pack P 76, recycling time can practically be halved, while nearly doubling the number of flashes.

When used in combination with the Metz 3002 Series SCA adapter system, the 76 MZ-5 digital supports the cutting-edge functions of digital cameras from Canon, Nikon and Konica/Minolta. In addition, the universal Metz SCA adapter system creates a decisive advantage: one and the same flash unit can be used with the cameras of a very wide range of established manufacturers! The vertical and horizontal tilt and swivel capability of the 76 MZ-5 digital's reflector can be exploited for bounce flash. All settings of the logically structured menu controls can be made directly on the unit, with an extended lock function to prevent accidental adjustments of fixed settings. The 76 MZ-5 digital is equipped with a large illuminated dot matrix LCD display.

Metz mecablitz 76 MZ-5 Digital Flash Key Features

Included Accessories:
  • Standard Foot 301
  • Cover Plate
  • Camera Bracket
  • NiMH Battery Pack
  • International Charger
  • Wide-Angle Attachment (20 mm)
Standard Foot 301 Included
The Metz mecablitz 76 MZ-5 comes fitted with the SCA 301 standard foot for simple flash synchronization with all cameras that feature a standard hot shoe. The shutter speed must be the same or slower than the flash sync speed.
TTL Flash Mode With The Metz SCA 3002/300 Adapter System
TTL flash mode is a very simple way to achieve excellent flash shots. You need not worry about setting the flash, the camera's electronic system automatically determines the correct amount of flash light required. Exposure readings are taken by a sensor built into the camera which measures the light reaching the film or imager through the camera lens (TTL). An electronic control circuit within the camera transmits a stop signal to the mecablitz as soon as the correct amount of light has been produced. The obvious advantage of TTL flash mode is that all factors influencing correct exposure (filters, change of aperture and focal length with zoom lenses, extensions for close-ups, etc.) are automatically taken into account.

TTL flash mode is available with cameras supporting this mode. Various flash functions are available when the mecablitz 76 MZ-5 is operated with an SCA adapter of the SCA 300 system plus the SCA 300A Adapter Cord.

When used in combination with the Metz 3002 Series SCA adapter system and connection cable SCA-3045 Digital, the 76 MZ-5 digital supports the cutting-edge functions of digital cameras from Canon, Nikon and Konica/Minolta. These include Canon's E-TTL flash mode (requires SCA 3045 Digital Module plus SCA 3102 Dedicated Canon Module), i-TTL and D-TTL from Nikon (requires SCA 3045 plus SCA 3402 Dedicated Nikon Module), and ADI flash control from Konica/Minolta (requires SCA 3045 plus SCA 3302 Dedicated Minolta Module).

The availability of the individual flash functions, however, depends on the given camera system (camera manufacturer), the specific camera type and the SCA adapter.

  • TTL Flash Mode (Standard TTL)
  • Red-Eye Pre-Flash Mode
  • Manual Flash Exposure Correction
  • Flash Bracketing in TTL Flash Mode
  • Canon E-TTL Flash Mode
  • Canon FE-Measurement Storage
  • Nikon Matrix Controlled Fill-in Flash
  • Nikon 3D-Multi-Sensor Fill-in Flash
  • Nikon D-TTL / D-TTL-3D Flash Mode
  • Nikon i-TTL / i-TTL-BL Flash Mode
  • Nikon Flash Exposure Measurement Storage
  • Minolta ADI Measuring / Pre-Flash - TTL
  • Olympus Measuring Pre-Flash - TTL / Four Thirds System
  • Sony Measuring Pre-Flash - TTL
  • Cordless Metz Remote Flash Mode For TTL Flash Mode
  • Automatic Aperture Setting
  • Automatic ISO Setting
  • Automatic Power Zoom Control
  • Extended Zoom Mode
  • Exposure Shooting Format Setting
  • Autofocus Measuring Beam Control
  • Flash Readiness Indicator In Camera's Viewfinder Or Camera Display
  • Correct Exposure Indication In The Camera's Viewfinder Or Camera Display
  • Automatic Maximum Flash Range Indication in m or ft
  • Automatic Flash Synch Speed Control
  • 1st or 2nd Curtain Synchronization (Rear; 2nd Curtain))
  • Triggering Control (Auto-Flash)
  • Slow Synchronization (Slow)
  • Pentax Contrast Control / Spot Beam Mode
  • Controller / Slave Mode In Metz Cordless Remote System

Availability of above features depends on the specific camera system (camera manufacturer), the special camera type and the SCA adapter.
Guide Number 250 (ft) / 76 (m)
Guide Number 250 (ft) / Guide Number 76 (m) at ISO 100 at 21°C and 105mm focal length.
Automatic Flash Mode
A photo-sensor measures the light reflected by the subject and ends the light output as soon as the subject has been correctly lit.
Manual Flash Mode
Full light output and partial light output levels from full power to 1/256-power in 1/3 increments are available.
Stroboscopic Flash Mode
Stroboscopic mode makes several images of a moving object appear in the same picture. This is particularly interesting for motion studies and for special effects. In stroboscopic mode, a predetermined number of flashes are fired at a certain flash frequency. Consequently, only a partial light output is available, with a maximum of 1/4 power. For stroboscopic exposures you can select a flash frequency of 1-50 Hz (flashes per second) in 1 Hz increments, and a number of flashes between 2-50 in single increments.
Twelve Telecomputer Automatic Apertures
Automatic exposure control with a selection of twelve working apertures help easily resolve the problems associated with depth-of-field and offer greater creative scope. Avaialable apertures at ISO 100/21°C include f/1, f/1.4, f/2, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22, f/32 and f/45.
Automatic 24-105mm Zoom Reflector With Included Wide-Angle Diffuser for 20mm Focal Length
The integrated zoom reflector guarantees optimal light output within 24-105mm focal length. The focal length can even be reduced down to 20mm with the included wide-angle diffuser. If the 76 MZ-5 is fitted with the appropriate adapter of the SCA 3002 system and is used with a camera that transmits lens focal length data to the flash unit, the zoom reflector position of the mecablitz is automatically adjusted to the focal length of the lens in use. The LCD display then indicates Auto Zoom and the zoom reflector setting (mm). The zoom position can also be set manually at 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70mm, 85mm and 105mm increments.
Modelling Light Function
The modelling light is a sequence of stroboscopic flashes at high frequency during approximately 4 seconds which give the impression of permanent light. Modelling light enables the user to assess light distribution and shadow formation before taking pictures. In the cordless Metz remote system the triggering of the modelling light on the controller also triggers the modelling light of all the slave flash units that are equipped with a modelling light function.
Horizontally and Vertically Pivoting Reflector For Indirect Flash Lighting
The zoom reflector can be swivelled vertically into three locking positions for bounce flashes: 60°, 75° and 90°. The zoom reflector can be swivelled horizontally. Horizontal positions include: -180°, -90°, 30°, 60°, 90°.
Secondary Reflector For Additional Fill-in Light When Flash Is Bounced
The secondary reflector can be switched on and off as needed. The secondary reflector produces frontal fill-in light when the flash is bounced. Activation of the secondary reflector assigns approximately 85% of the emitted light to the main reflector and 15% to the secondary reflector (these percentage values can differ somewhat when shooting with partial light output and the secondary reflector). If the amount of fill-in light is too great, it can be reduced in the intermediate positions of the switch by 1/2 or 1/4.
Illuminated LCD Display
The 76 MZ-5 digital is equipped with a large illuminated dot matrix LCD display.
Fill-in Flash Control
The mecablitz can also be used for fill-in flash in daylight to soften harsh shadows and diminish the contrast, thereby producing a more balanced exposure when shooting against the light (contre-jour). Various possibilities are open to the user for fill-in flash, including TTL and automatic modes.
Acoustic Status Signals (Beep Function)
With the beep function the user can have some device functions of the flash unit conveyed acoustically, allowing the photographer to concentrate fully on the subject and shot. The beep function acoustically indicates when the flash is ready, the correct flash exposure or an incorrect setting.
Flash Readiness Indication
The flash readiness indicator lights up when the flash capacitor is charged and the flash unit can be triggered. The flash readiness indicator is visible on the handle and control device.

Metz mecablitz 76 MZ-5 Specifications

Flash Output Guide Number
GN 76 (m) / GN 250 (ft) (ISO 100/21°C) and 105mm focal length
Power Sources
NiMH batteries; optional External Power Pack P50 or P76
Recycle Time (at Full Light Output)
approx. 0.1 - 5 seconds with NiMH batteries
Number of Flashes
170 with NiMH
Tilt Reflector Range
Vertical: 60°, 75°, 90°
Horizontal: -180°, -90°, 30°, 60°, 90°
Color Temperature
5600° K
Zoom Range
24-105mm, included wide angle Diffuser for 20mm
Flash Duration
approx. 1/150 - 1/20,000 second in TTL mode
approx. 1/150 second in Manual mode at full light output
approx. 1/500 second in Manual mode at 1/2 light output
approx. 1/1000 second in Manual mode at 1/4 light output
approx. 1/2000 second in Manual mode at 1/8 light output
approx. 1/4000 second in Manual mode at 1/16 light output
approx. 1/7000 second in Manual mode at 1/32 light output
approx. 1/8000 second in Manual mode at 1/64 light output
approx. 1/13000 second in Manual mode at 1/128 light output
approx. 1/20000 second in Manual mode at 1/256 light output
Handle mount without batteries: approx. 1 lb. 15 oz. (880g)
Control unit: approx. 4.9 oz. (138g)
Dimensions(W x H x D)
Handle mount: 4.06" x 9.61" x 4.65" (103 x 244 x 118mm)
Control unit: 2.64" x 1.38" x 3.50" (67 x 35 x 89mm)

Metz mecablitz 76 MZ-5 Digital Flash

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