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Metz mecablitz 45CL-4 Digital TTL Handle Mount Flash Kit

B&H # ME45CL4Q Mfr # MZ 45142
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Product Highlights
  • Guide No. 148' (45 m) at ISO 100
  • TTL with Optional Camera Module
  • NiMH Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger
  • Connection Cable
  • Wide-Angle Diffuser
  • Camera Bracket

The Metz mecablitz 45CL-4 Digital TTL Handle Mount Flash Kit is a heavy-duty handle mount flash that supports even the advanced TTL systems used with Digital SLR cameras: E-TTL II flash mode from Canon, i-TTL/i-TTL-BL and D-TTL from Nikon or ADI flash control from Sony/Minolta.

The 45 series is the smallest amongst Metz handle-mount flashes that provide TTL capability. In conjunction with the SCA-3045 connection cable (included) and a dedicated SCA 3002 system module, this flash will fully support all advanced functions of the camera and/or flash (where supported by the camera).

This "digital kit", includes the SCA-3045 (MZ 53045) TTL cable, the high-power 45-57 NiMH Battery Cluster (MZ 53045), a matching Universal charger, a battery holder for dry cells (45-39), a wide angle diffuser (45-42) and a camera bracket (32-38). With the addition of a camera-specific dedicated TTL module, this set-up offers modern recharging technology with fully dedicated TTL flash control.

Lots of features are packed into a compact flash for its class, such as an auxiliary fill-flash light, bounce and swivel capacity, wide-angle diffuser and more.

Note! Requires camera-dedicated module for TTL operation

TTL compatible with most digital and film SLR cameras
Manual flash mode with 5 partial lighting levels
Secondary flash (with 3 lighting levels) helps to fill-in shadows in close-up areas that are created when using an indirect flash
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 148' (45.11 m) ISO100 at 35 mm position
Angle of Coverage 63°
Wide-Angle Adapter: 75°
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/4
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head Yes
Swivel Head Yes
Zoom Head None
Off Camera Terminal Proprietary
Recycle Time Approximately 3 - 14 seconds
Power Source 6x AA Alkaline, NiCad, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.6 x 10.0 x 4.0" / 9.1 x 25.4 x 10.2 cm
Weight 1.5 lb / 680 g
Metz mecablitz 45CL-4 Digital TTL Handle Mount Flash Kit
  • Standard PC Cord for Metz 45CT & 45CL Series
  • 45-39 AA Battery Holder for 45 Series
  • SCA 3045 Digital Connection Cable
  • Battery Pack NiMH (45-56)
  • Battery Charger
  • Wide-Angle Diffuser (45-42)
  • Camera Bracket (32-38)
  • Operating Instructions
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Metzmecablitz 45CL-4 Digital TTL Handle Mount Flash Kit
     
    4.3

    (based on 3 reviews)

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          5.0

          Fabulous strobe...

          By Billy Rob

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Recycling
          • Light Powerful Quick
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful Output
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Photojournalism
            • Portraits

            Comments about Metz mecablitz 45CL-4 Digital TTL Handle Mount Flash Kit:

            Upgraded from the Metz CT-60 (couldn't find a new battery) Bought the 45CL-4. I was a bit skeptical about the 4-rechargeable batteries in the handle, but I charged it and took it to a job immediately. Shot 250 strobe photos and the battery showed NO signs of depletion, fast recycle and very powerful. I'm happy and satisfied. The strobe is lighter and easier to handle without the shoulder battery case and just as powerful and longlasting. It certainly has my full recomendation.

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            4.0

            Mecablitz 45cl-4 and AF 3502 SCA adapter

            By Brandon

            from Los Angeles California

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Comments about Metz mecablitz 45CL-4 Digital TTL Handle Mount Flash Kit:

                  The Mecablitz Flash gun is great as always and will never use anything else, but the SCA 3502 adapter for the Leica M8 & M7 and the optional SCA 3045 cable look great and all most work just as good as the Leica SF 24D.(especially in TTL mode on the Leica M7. The SCA 3502 and the SCA 3045 have some power issues, (could be a Kelvin issue, but if you buy the Metz Power pack P76 it should solve the problem.

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                  4.0

                  Been using metz for years_great product

                  By Vic

                  from Tasmania, aust

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to operate
                  • Good range

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • All flash photography

                  Comments about Metz mecablitz 45CL-4 Digital TTL Handle Mount Flash Kit:

                  Been using metz flash for years with canon eos film camera, now upgrading for digital, great flash works well with canon eos 7d, as usual bulk can be a drawback, however keeos camera stable

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