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Old Aug 7, 2007, 1:46 AM   #1
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Could someone tell me the difference between a Metz 54 MZ4 and the Metz 54 MZ4i?
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Old Aug 7, 2007, 10:09 AM   #2
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I don't know the exact details. But, it's my understanding the Metz added some Nikon specific features to the 4i.

But, it still works on a non-Nikon model the same way as the 54MZ4, provided you have the correct foot for your camera model. I know of someone that got the 4i for a KM DSLR and it works fine with the correct foot for that camera. So, I'd probably go with the 4i if the price is close to the same, even if you don't shoot Nikon.
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Old Aug 7, 2007, 11:16 AM   #3
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Why not go for the newer Metz 58 AF-1 series instead? :idea:

The 58 are all digital and can be upgraded by USB...

They also have a higher GN than the older 54 series and are 100% compatible with all the wireless master/slave features of the dSLRs! Their price difference is negligible
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If you wanted to use the same flash on more than one camera brand, you could do that with the MZ series by using a different foot on it.

If I were going to get one of those two, I'd go with the flexibility of a changeable foot.

It seems to me that that make it more marketable later if you wanted to sell it, too. You could sell the foot and flash separately and a user of any camera brand the correct Metz foot was available for would be a potential customer for the flash.

I guess if you're sure you won't need to use it on more than one camera brand, the user upgradeable firmware in the new 58AF1 Metz is a neat feature.

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Old Aug 13, 2007, 7:17 AM   #5
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Correct
I must agree, things have got rather large
i have to say looks verry good ...
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