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Metz 76-56 NiMH Rechargeable Battery for 76 MZ-5, 70 MZ-5 & 50 MZ-5 (Replacement)

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Metz 76-56 NiMH Rechargeable Battery

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The Metz 76-56 NiMH Rechargeable Battery is a spare/replacement NiMH battery cluster for the 76, 70, and 50 series handle mount flash units. The recharging time for a completly empty battery is approximately 2.5 hours.

UPC: 719821261650
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.53 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.0 x 2.5 x 2.2"
Metz 76-56 NiMH Rechargeable Battery for 76 MZ-5, 70 MZ-5 & 50 MZ-5 (Replacement)
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Metz76-56 NiMH Rechargeable Battery
     
    4.2

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (10)
    • Strong construction (10)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Packs small / compresses (5)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

    • Unreliable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Weddings (9)
    • Family photos (7)
    • Sports/action (5)
    • Travel (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    This battery is as good as it gets!

    When shooting events, the last thing I would have hung my photographic life on would have been in-flash batteries. My power pack was always at the ready. It still is, BUT this battery...Read complete review

    When shooting events, the last thing I would have hung my photographic life on would have been in-flash batteries. My power pack was always at the ready. It still is, BUT this battery is unbelievable! It's absolutely amazing how long this thing lasts.

    Buy it with complete confidence.

    Bill Peters
    Bill Peters Photography

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    One year later, not so good

    At first, this battery was amazing. Potent. Quick to recharge. One year later, it can't hold a charge very well, though it does recharge quickly. Even freshly charged, the flashing light...Read complete review

    At first, this battery was amazing. Potent. Quick to recharge. One year later, it can't hold a charge very well, though it does recharge quickly. Even freshly charged, the flashing light (indicating low charge) comes on after a few near-full-power pops. One reviewer mentioned that this may be a communication problem and that the charge is actually near full even though the lights are flashing. Perhaps, though I'm afraid to keep going, since Metz advises not to empty this battery out. Very expensive for a battery that acts funny after one year. I have dozens of other rechargeable batteries that work perfectly after several years! Even AA's. The weak link of the 76 Metz line.

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    5.0

    One word: Metz...

    By mmntjrrt

    from Bethel, CT

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Reliable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Metz 76-56 NiMH Rechargeable Battery:

      It is my spare battery for the Metz 76. It works as advertised, with a solid feel.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Important to remember about this battery pack

      By SHakti

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Reliable
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Metz 76-56 NiMH Rechargeable Battery:

          I have a total of three of these batteries. After a year or two I sent them off to have the cells replaced. The batters from Metz are I believe 1800 mAh. The place I used replaced the stock cells with Sanyo 2500 mAh batteries. The cost was $65 a battery to have each re-celled but worth it. The 76 MZ-5 sucks up a lot of juice.

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          • No

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          2.0

          One year later, not so good

          By David Moore

          from St Petersburg Florida

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Metz 76-56 NiMH Rechargeable Battery:

          At first, this battery was amazing. Potent. Quick to recharge. One year later, it can't hold a charge very well, though it does recharge quickly. Even freshly charged, the flashing light (indicating low charge) comes on after a few near-full-power pops. One reviewer mentioned that this may be a communication problem and that the charge is actually near full even though the lights are flashing. Perhaps, though I'm afraid to keep going, since Metz advises not to empty this battery out. Very expensive for a battery that acts funny after one year. I have dozens of other rechargeable batteries that work perfectly after several years! Even AA's. The weak link of the 76 Metz line.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          NiMH for Metz

          By WhisleBlower

          from Diamond Bar, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Reliable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Metz 76-56 NiMH Rechargeable Battery:

            I'm a semi pro and use the Metz 76 flash. At a freinds wedding my flash battery ran out 3/4 through wedding. This purchase is a spare so I can keep using my flash during long events

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            • No

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            5.0

            I WOULD KEEP BUYING THIS PRODUCT.

            By LEW

            from NW CORNER INDIANA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Pack
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Metz 76-56 NiMH Rechargeable Battery:

              IT COMES IN HANDY TO USE INSTEAD OF THE SPEED PACK.

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              • No

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              5.0

              I would buy this product again.

              By Flash

              from Savannah Ga.

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Metz mecablitz 76 MZ-5

              Comments about Metz 76-56 NiMH Rechargeable Battery:

              The battery is fine as long as it works.There is not much more to say then that.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Good to have extras

              By Shakti

              from Charlotte, NC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Metz 76-56 NiMH Rechargeable Battery:

                I do a lot of all day events and by all day I mean 6 to 8 hours. So I have two additional battery packs and an additional charger so I never run out of power.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Do Not Buy This battery

                By Bill K.

                from Marietta,GA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • None with this Battery

                Cons

                • Unreliable
                • Weak Construction

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Metz 76-56 NiMH Rechargeable Battery:

                  I bought a Metz 76 and an additional 76-56 NiMH a short while ago . One of the batteries lasted for one wedding shoot and will not hold a charge. The second battery lasted for two weddings and now will not charge at all. Save yourself a whole lot of trouble and buy a Quantum product!!!

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great and reliable battery

                  By Julia

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Bulky
                  • Heavy bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Metz 76-56 NiMH Rechargeable Battery:

                  This will last you a long time if charged and used correctly. Worth the investment in price. Just make sure it always has a full charge and you are good to go!

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                  • No

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Received 2 items 76-56 NiMH Battery

                  By Trev

                  from Brisbane Australia

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Metz 76-56 NiMH Rechargeable Battery:

                  The product was easy to purchase, [...] I have have not had proper time to fully test the batteries but they seem to be good!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Finally a battery that works

                  By scubakrum

                  from Kutztown, Pa.

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Metz 76-56 NiMH Rechargeable Battery:

                    Original battery that came with this flash was junk. Metz would not replace it. This battery works much better but comes at a ridiculous price.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    This battery is as good as it gets!

                    By "Bill"

                    from Northborough, Massachusetts

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Pack
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Reasonably lightweight
                    • Reliable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • None of the above

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Metz 76-56 NiMH Rechargeable Battery:

                    When shooting events, the last thing I would have hung my photographic life on would have been in-flash batteries. My power pack was always at the ready. It still is, BUT this battery is unbelievable! It's absolutely amazing how long this thing lasts.

                    Buy it with complete confidence.

                    Bill Peters
                    Bill Peters Photography

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    A must have!

                    By stoffies

                    from South Africa

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Metz 76-56 NiMH Rechargeable Battery:

                      The Metz 70MZ-5 came with a NiCd battery. It's charged long and didn't last. Couldn't find this battery in my country for a reasonable price so I ordered it from B&H and it made the difference. Charges much quicker and last much longer. Use it for wedding photography.

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                      4.0

                      Good Product

                      By Paula Taleb

                      from BRAZIL

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Pack
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Metz 76-56 NiMH Rechargeable Battery:

                        I really like my METZ, but I think the batteries should have the refresh button... I´ve already bought 5 units...

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great when it works

                        By bobgossen

                        from Florida

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Unreliable

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Metz 76-56 NiMH Rechargeable Battery:

                            The battery is the only choice for the Metz 76 flash. I bought 2 spares when I first had the flash and they appeared to work fine. I found out later that these 2 batteries give a low battery signal after about 10 or 20 flashes. I didn't use these batteries often and the original battery worked fine. It took me a long time to discover this was a bad lot of batteries. The funny thing is they appear to give close to the full number of flashes on a charge, just flashing low battery the whole time. Anyway, fully check out the battery when you get it. I've since bought another and it works fine.

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