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    Default Metz 45CT5 on Nikon D200/F4s

    Just realized that I have a brand new Metz 45CT5. Appreciate the build quality but not worth anything on the 2nd hand market. As such I thought I'd use it. But not sure how.
    Please advice if I could at all use it on my Nikon F4S/ F5 and D200. What modules would I need to purchase and does it sync with AF capabilities.Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Metz 45CT5 on Nikon D200/F4s

    F4s/F5 no prob. D200, errrr no iTTL. please do google search for metz.

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    Default Re: Metz 45CT5 on Nikon D200/F4s

    I'm using the 45CT4, quite similar to the 45CT5 except that yours have LEDs display.

    Using it on the F4S and F5 in all modes including TTL should have not problems. Will not work TTL on the D200 (unless Metz have a new adapter). Have to use the Auto mode if you want to use it on the D200.

    If using the standard 2 way sync cord on the F4S and F5 TTL will not work, only Auto Mode.

    Have been using the 45CT4 in Auto Mode on the D200, accurate lighting.

    For TTL (F4S and F5) you will need the SCA300 multi core coiled cable and a SCA adapter (I'm using SCA3402). Works fine in TTL mode on my F90x. The adapter goes into the hotshoe of the camera and the other end into the flash socket at the side.

    You may also need to get a "spacer" to mount the SCA3402 on the hotshoe of the camera as the prism of the F4S and F5 is a bit too high. The "space" is also available from Metz.
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    Default Re: Metz 45CT5 on Nikon D200/F4s

    like jacob said, no problem with F4,F5 film cameras.

    no TTL on D200, only Auto and M mode on flash, don't need any modules, since it does not provide TTL function, just pc sync cable will do. btw, you D200 have built in af assist illuminator
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    Default Re: Metz 45CT5 on Nikon D200/F4s

    Thanks for the quick response. Appreciate it.
    Teerex, thanks for your detailed explanation. The reason for asking is because I read somewhere that the output voltage for digital camera is extremely different from that of film cameras. Just wanted to make sure. Guess I will make my way to purchase the SCA module and spacer.

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    Default Re: Metz 45CT5 on Nikon D200/F4s

    Quote Originally Posted by Hlkwee View Post
    Thanks for the quick response. Appreciate it.
    Teerex, thanks for your detailed explanation. The reason for asking is because I read somewhere that the output voltage for digital camera is extremely different from that of film cameras. Just wanted to make sure. Guess I will make my way to purchase the SCA module and spacer.
    No problem, anytime.

    If you do not wish to use TTL on the film bodies, then you will not need to get the adapter, coiled cable and spacer. Metz is fairly accurate in Auto Mode.

    Triggering voltage is safe with the D200. In addition to the 45CT4 I sometimes just mount the 37CT2 on the D200.
    Last edited by teerex; 18th July 2007 at 02:12 PM.
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