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

B&H # ME45CL4B MFR # MZ 45140
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Product Highlights
  • Guide No. 148'/45 m at 35mm
  • TTL with Optional Cable & Module

The Metz 45-CL4 Digital Flash 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 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 kit is the "basic" version, with just a AA battery holder 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 an auxiliary fill-flash light, bounce and swivel capacity, wide-angle diffuser and more.

Note! Requires camera-dedicated module and SCA-3045 connection cable

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 Handle
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 (Basic Kit)
  • Standard PC Cord for Metz 45CT & 45CL Series
  • 45-39 AA Battery Holder for 45 Series
  • Wideangle Adapter
  • Light Reducing Filter for Secondary Reflector
  • Quick Release Bracket
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Metzmecablitz 45CL-4 Digital TTL Handle Mount Flash (Basic Kit)
     
    4.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

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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

      Best Uses

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

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      (4 of 4 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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      (5 of 5 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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        (1 of 1 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!

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          • No

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          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

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          • No

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          (5 of 5 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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