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bfgstew
bfgstew  8668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2011 - 4:41 PM

I was perusing the local flea market today and picked up 2 Metz 45 CT-4 flash guns for 40, with spare battery packs, chargers and mounting brackets.
Now is this a good bargain as I know Metz are pretty good?
I would love to be able to use these with my D200, I would be able to modify if not, plus if I could rig them up and use them as studio light with umbrellas?
Look forward to hearing your views on this guys.
Cheers.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2011 - 4:50 PM

You'll need an adapter, see here for more details, but sounds like a cracking bargain if you ask me......

Ade

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318446 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2011 - 4:52 PM

That is a real bargain, these were around 200 each at one time, spare batteries are about 50, so well done. Guide number 45 ISO100 meters so really powerful too!

User_Removed
2 Dec 2011 - 4:55 PM

They will make good studio flashes with brollies and reflectors to a certain extent...snoots and barn doors are another problem...they can normally be fired with slave units providing you can fit a weak flash to your D200....im sure a search on ebay will turn up a couple of slave units if they are no longer made.

There are no doubt many complex ways of wiring them together but I used CT 60s in the above way when I worked as a freelance press and pr tog....stuart

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2011 - 5:00 PM

PDF Manual

Tells you what you'll need...

Ade

KenTaylor
KenTaylor e2 Member 102980 forum postsKenTaylor vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2011 - 5:08 PM

They gave them away at that price.
Metz have a solid reputation as good as the name Leica.
The battery packs are not that easy to come by and are now refurbished. My original pack died and now have a refurbished one.
I also have a cradle to use standard AA batteries although oddly it wont accept rechargeable ones.

bfgstew
bfgstew  8668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2011 - 5:31 PM

He he, 'bout time I had a bit of luck, will go and pick lottery numbers now................Wink

Cheers guys, info is invaluable, as always................Grin

KenTaylor
KenTaylor e2 Member 102980 forum postsKenTaylor vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2011 - 5:42 PM


Quote: PDF Manual

Tells you what you'll need...

Ade

Wrong model Ade, its a CT not CL
I use a safe synch for mine as it could fry the circuit.

bfgstew
bfgstew  8668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2011 - 5:55 PM

Ken, I may be wrong but from what I have read the CL and the CT are identical apart from the indicator on the back, the CT has a neon indicator the CL has an LED.

redsnappa
redsnappa  121916 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Dec 2011 - 6:10 PM

A bargain, even if you paid 3 times the price.

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2011 - 6:11 PM

WhoopsTongue

Could still prove useful all the same, I hopeSmile

Ade

User_Removed
2 Dec 2011 - 6:25 PM

What a find!! Enjoy!!

KenTaylor
KenTaylor e2 Member 102980 forum postsKenTaylor vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2011 - 10:33 PM

Looks like you are OK

bfgstew
bfgstew  8668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2011 - 11:54 PM

Maybe not Ken, the CT is non compatible with the modern trigger voltages!!!!!!
Looks like a bit of rewiring on the trigger circuitry to take it down to 6v, got to be worth it for the price I got them for, they are pretty amazing pieces of kit!

User_Removed
3 Dec 2011 - 7:57 AM

This is all very complex...surely they can be fired remotely using the cameras built in flash.....masking the d200s output will limit its effect on the image but the slaves should still fire.

The results can be reviewed on screen so ttl or auto flash is irrelevant. This should make an easy cheap starting point.

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