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Old Apr 27, 2006, 3:27 AM   #1
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I have my dad's old Metz Flash for his film slr Nikon F60. I think the flash is a CL-45 or something, I tried to stick it on my Nikon D50 but it just wouldn't work. I was wondering how I can make it work?

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Old Apr 27, 2006, 3:48 AM   #2
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You propably need new connecting cable depending what model you have.

There's also older model which might be hard to get working.
45 CL1
45 CL4

So it might be best to check exact model and ask about it from Metz.
http://www.metz.de/en/unternehmen/ko...lar.123-1.html
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Old Apr 27, 2006, 8:24 AM   #3
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wisely_foolish wrote:
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I was wondering how I can make it work?
- All 45CT and 45CL will work in manual and auto mode (with a PC sync cord)
- Warning: some early CT1 models have high trigger voltage (mine)
- CT4 and CL4 can have old classic Nikon ttl protocol module, but for new Nikon ttl protocols, I don't know (check the Metz site)

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Old Apr 27, 2006, 8:35 AM   #4
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I am affraid that only the new 45CL-4 Digital support Nikon new TTL:

http://www.metz.de/en/photo_electron...apter.143.html
http://www.metz.de/en/photo_electron...gital.529.html


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The module:


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Old Apr 28, 2006, 7:22 PM   #6
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oh darn! I can't use the digital camera with this flash, I've got the non-digital flash. Thank you everyone for your help
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Old May 7, 2006, 2:25 AM   #7
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hello! I got good news, I could set it up and the flash works in manual mode!!! so happy!! ^^ saves me from spending $800 on the SB-800 flash hehee

thank you for your help everyone!

I just have a few more question, how do you know if the flash is not going to be too overpowering in manual mode? what settings would you adjust? This is my first venture into real hardcore flash photography, its so cool! and I have a friend's 21st party I wish to go to and try it out on (It's at a large function hall in the evening so its going to be dim lighting I believe)

also, what do you guys reckon is the best way to hold the camera plus this huge flash? via the flash handle or something else so I dont get blurry pictures, I dont want to use the tripod too often.

hi KCan, I saw you have a powerpack with your Metz flash. cool bananas! Just wanted to know, if I use the 6 AA alkaline batteries (or NiMH ones) how many flashes will I get before the battery dies?

Regards,

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Old May 7, 2006, 3:33 AM   #8
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http://www.metz.de/en/datenblatt_pe/84/
NiMHs are better than any alkalines because they can provide higer current meaning much faster recharging. Also current NiMHs have capacity of ~2500mAh which is four times that NiCd


You have to set fixed aperture and ISO to both camera and flash.
Manual is in here:
http://www.metz.de/en/photo_electron...nuals.164.html
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hi KCan, I saw you have a powerpack with your Metz flash. cool bananas! Just wanted to know, if I use the 6 AA alkaline batteries (or NiMH ones) how many flashes will I get before the battery dies?

Regards,

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Hi Pete,
I use 6 NiMH to replace the 6 original NiCad of 500 mAH, so I guess that the number of flashes will increase about proportionally to the capacity of the new cells. I did not count myself, but it last long :-)

http://www.pbase.com/kcan/metz4540_battery_pack


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Hi Guys,
Me a newbi, looking for info on Metz 45CT-1, saw old forums but can add info for others still looking.
I have converted a 45/01 AA 1.5v (alkaline) battery case to use NiCad or NiMh 1.2v batteries. (45-39 case similar)
I got sick of buying alkalines, dont want to spend more bucks on the Metz NiCad original - a couple of hours work and my flash works great with rechargeable cells. Full power recycle times about 9-10 seconds!
Instructions of my conversion available, mail me at - [email protected]
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