25th October 2004, 10:31 PM
Hi guys.....would like to get some recommendation on flash. I don't really need high end stuff like 580ex or maybe not even 550ex as i don't think i'll use it that often as like most event photographers do. However i'll like something good enough to cover events too, preferbly with good auto mode so that i can just concentrate on the shooting part...i'm actually looking at the mid range or better Metz flash, pls advice.
26th October 2004, 01:10 AM
26th October 2004, 09:40 AM
i was indeed thinking of getting the metz 44 but they have different versions....mz and Af ? so wats the diff? and in what ways are the 54s better than the 44s? recycling time? range? functions and metering? sorry, i'm quite a dope when it comes to flash.
27th October 2004, 04:50 AM
Metz 44 AF series are dedicated flash units, which means each are built for a particular brand. Eg, 44 AF-3C for Canon, AF-3N for Nikon, etc.
Originally Posted by aaron001
Metz 44 MZ series can use SCA adapters suited for different brands, which means that you just need to buy eg. Nikon SCA adapter and fit it to the main flash unit for use with Nikon hot-shoe mounted cameras. With this unit, you can also buy Canon SCA adapter for it so as to use it for Canon cameras.
CP currently sell the Metz 44 AF series and the 54 MZ4. You might still be able to find the older Metz 40 AF series or 54 MZ3 at 2nd hand shops. The Metz 44 series can only tilt vertically but not horizontally, and its got less GN power than the Metz 54 MZ series.
27th October 2004, 05:04 PM
You may want to consider having a second hand 550EX. Just to let you know that the EZ series of Speedlites don't work with DSLRs.
A 420EX doesn't have the power of a 550EX but then again it's way cheaper. You should balance out your needs (how often you shoot events) against your affordable budget.
27th October 2004, 06:19 PM
you will appreciate the power. get the most powerful flash you can afford. i reckon that the canon speedlites will work more easily with your canon camera... so that solves your need for something auto...