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Metz mecablitz 45 CL-4 digital Flash BASIC

B&H # ME45CL4B MFR # MZ 45140
Metz mecablitz 45 CL-4 digital Flash BASIC

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with SCA TTL Adapter System
  • Guide Number: 148' at ISO 100 and 35mm
  • Coverage: 35mm (28mm with Panel)
  • Tils Upward 90°
  • Rotates Left & Right 180°
  • Secondary Reflector for Fill Light
  • Wireless Slave TTL Functionality
  • Recycle Time: 0.1-4 Seconds
  • Slow, High-Speed, 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on 6 AA Batteries
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The Metz 45CL-4 digital Flash BASIC is a heavy-duty handle mount flash that through the use of SCA adapters can support the advanced TTL systems used with DSLR cameras. It has a guide number of 148' at ISO 100 and it can cover 35mm lenses, or 28mm with the use of the wide-angle diffuser panel. Also, the head can tilt upward 90°, rotate left & right 180°, and offer wireless slave functionality, TTL with proper SCA adapters. Also, along with TTL, these adapters can add slow, high-speed, 1st & 2nd curtain sync modes.

This kit is the "basic" version, with just a holder for 6 AA batteries and simple PC cord included. These are enough for the photographer who likes to keep things simple, and who likes to shoot in manual mode. Lots of features are packed into a compact flash for its class, such as a secondary fill-flash reflector, bounce and swivel capacity, wide-angle diffuser and more.

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
Compatible TTL Systems
  • Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II with SCA 3102 adapter
  • Nikon i-TTL with SCA 3402 adapter
  • Olympus/Panasonic Four Thirds TTL with SCA 3202 adapter
  • Pentax P-TTL with SCA 3702 adapter
  • Leica TTL with SCA 3502 adapter
  • Sony/Minolta ADI / P-TTL with SCA 3302 adapter
UPC: 719821297963
Mount Handle
Guide No. 147.64' (45 m) ISO100 at 35 mm position
Angle of Coverage 63°
Wide-Angle Adapter: 75°
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/32
Bounce Head 0° to +90°
Swivel Head 360°
Coverage 28 mm - 35 mm (Full frame)
Zoom Head None
Off Camera Terminal Proprietary
Recycle Time Approximately 0.1 - 4 seconds
Flash Duration 1/125 - 1/20000 sec
Flash-ready Indicator Yes
Slave Timing Modes Instant Sync
Skip Preflash
Power Source 6x AA Alkaline, NiCad, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.6 x 9.7 x 4.0" / 92.0 x 247.0 x 102.0 mm
Weight 1.5 lb / 680 g without batteries
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.5 x 10.9 x 5.1"
Metz mecablitz 45 CL-4 digital Flash BASIC
  • 32-38 Camera Bracket
  • ME5312
  • 45-47 Straight PC Cord for 45CL-1/3/4, 45CT-3/4, 60CT-4 (Straight 1')
  • 45-42 Wide-Angle Diffuser
  • SCA 300/3002 Table
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Metzmecablitz 45CL-4 Digital TTL Handle Mount Flash (Basic Kit)
     
    4.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (4)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Fast recycling (4)
    • Consistent output (3)
    • Durable (3)
    • Good power output (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fill flash (4)
    • General purpose (4)
    • Portraits (4)
    • Night photography (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    BEST REMOTE FLASH

    By Paula Taleb

    from Goiania - GO - BRAZIL

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • DURABILITY
    • Fast Recycling

    Cons

    • BATERY

    Best Uses

    • Fill Flash
    • General Use
    • Night Photography
    • Photojournalism
    • Portraits

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

    I work with events photography and this is the best remote flash we have ever worked with.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Hammer head flash

    By Bubblegum Photography

    from Melbourne, Australia

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Recycling
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful Output
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • Portraits

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

      I have used Metz Flashes for years, there is nothing on the market that compares to the Metz hammerhead flash. They last forever, run a long time on 6 rechargeable batteries or portable battery pack if you are working off a tri-pod.

      I use this as mainly a fill flash and can light the background around my subject. There is no other flash I would use and no other flash I would buy. You get what you pay for and this is the case with Metz

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent - after purchasing the correct

      By Dr. WU

      from Miami. Florida

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Powerful Output

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Night Photography
        • Portraits

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

        Really great - works very well - could not be better.

        BTW: Very good serce and help desk.

        Thanks and Happy New Year!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Flash

        By Tony Pham

        from Australia

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Recycling
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful Output
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Not Interchangeable

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use
        • Photojournalism
        • Portraits

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

        Great for weddings

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        trust worthy and easy to use

        By chuck

        from Frisco,TX

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Recycling
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • General Use
          • Night Photography

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

          I must trust my equipment to work quick and accurately ... I have that with my Metz flashes

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