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Old Aug 25, 2003, 8:18 AM   #1
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I've picked up an immaculate 45CT-5 this weekend with all the attachments (and with the back panel digital LED's readout that I always wanted!). Anybody knows if any of the SCA adapter would work with unit?

http://www.metz.de/1_metz_2000/m_pag..._alte_mbs.html

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Old Aug 25, 2003, 9:41 AM   #2
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Congratulations NHL , so they donít have the adapter for camera ?
But I guess that you will be satisfied with the auto mode. Myself, I donít think about TTL anymore
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Yeap... Non-TTL works pretty well with the 10D!

Two things:
1. There's a small grey adapter for the secondary flash. Why? since it does seem to cover up the front sensor. :?
2. What the meaning of the discrete C, M and W led's (green red and yellow respectively)?
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NHL,
On my CT-4 (and CL-4 as well) :
Auto mode correspond to a GREEN LED
TTL mode correspond to a RED LED
Manual mode correspond to a RED LED
Winder mode mode correspond to a YELLOW LED

This is a CT5 back (from Lucas):
http://www.pbase.com/image/12622762

So, for the CT-5 it should be the same :
W : Yellow led, Winder mode (reduced power manual mode, for high speed sequence)
M : Red led, Manual mode
C : should be for Auto and TTL modes , I am not sure

Anyway, the leds should light up depending on the top dial selector position.
You should have several positions for auto mode , several for manual mode, one for TTL, and one for Winder mode.

FYI, manual of CL-4
http://212.87.16.223/METZ/mecablitz45cl4.pdf
The CT-5 seems not that popular, I wonder if itís not a limited production for the Polandís market.
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Old Aug 25, 2003, 12:32 PM   #5
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Looking for the CT5 manual ? some one have it here:

http://betterphoto.com/forms/qnaDeta...4400&catID=251
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Quote:
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1. There's a small grey adapter for the secondary flash. Why? since it does seem to cover up the front sensor. :?
I know that there is a wide angle adapter for the main bulb, and for the secondary, but ... grey ? :?
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Old Aug 25, 2003, 1:39 PM   #7
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Thank KCan

In the above CL-4 manual... It says the secondary grey filter reduce the fill by 60% 8)

... They have the bounce diffuser 60-33 too but forgot to give it to me, have to go back then!
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a 45CX-x and a DSLR should be perfect, I always hate shoemount flashes 8)
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... A man in search for a wedding ??? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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You might check with bogenphoto.com on availability of a dedicated module. No biggie if not IMO as the 45CL-4 works like a gem for me in thyristor mode. Gotta love those German spud mashers.
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