Metz 45CL-1 Flash Unit Flashes

45CL-1 Flash Unit

This unit is the beginning of the Metz handle mounted flashgun family for powerful flash lighting. The Metz mecablitz 45 CL-1 offers high light output and simple handling. 5 tele-computer apertures are available. Intended for the owners of non-AF search and SLR cameras. Guide number 45 for ISO 100/21° and 35 mm focal length.

User Reviews (6)

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Eugene Kozhevnikov   Casual [Aug 24, 2015]
Strength:

Power! GN 45 at 35 mm and 100 ISO. Small recharge time (sometimes this flash unit (in "A" mode) can be used at 12 fps with my Sony A57 and Chinese adapter YN-H3). Durability (I use this flash for 10 years, and got it already in used condition).

Weakness:

No TTL mode. The main cable on my flash was damaged, so it took some time to repair it. Eats 6 AA batteries. Needs an adapter to use with hotshoe.

This flash is an ideal one to use in manual and "A" mode. But it does not support any TTL mode. Can be used in studio and with the microscope.

Similar Products Used: Sigma EF-500 ST SO-ADI, Metz 32Z-2, Cullman 36AF-M
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5
VALUE
RATING
5
Danny Mclean   Professional [Feb 21, 2011]
Strength:

Their autonomy in a strenuous work session is hyper-excellent. Even when placed as replacing a light flash, and offers great results.

Weakness:

I believe that only their bulky size and weight is their weak point

I have one of these extraordinary flashes and truth is unsurpassed. Recently acquired a bridge type camera (Fujifilm HS10) and is doing very well. The only thing critical is the size and weight, but that does not diminish its versatility and power.

Customer Service

I have only to make it a good cleaning to keep cash.

Similar Products Used: No! Although there are very good market smaller flashes and equal power.
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5
VALUE
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5
Clifford Tayo   Intermediate [Apr 27, 2009]
Strength:

powerful, basic, supports older manual focus cameras, white light.

Weakness:

big size, and cumbersome to set up.

I used this for may manual medium format cameras and Nikon digital cameras. Powerful flash unit, and supports older manual focus cameras. Metz verified that the voltage is safe to use with Digital cameras, I've used it with my nikon d1X.

Similar Products Used: Nikon SB-600 flash
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
foto_kowalski   Expert [Feb 02, 2004]
Strength:

Power ! Manual and program operation, low sync voltage, beauty light, build quality, low price

Weakness:

no partial manual light output

This is my favourite flash unit, I use it with my new EOS Rebel-D. Light is very nice and warm. This one is safe for digital cameras - sync voltage below 7 V (beware ct-1). Swivel and Title head. I'm just lovin to use it - I can live with out E-TTL. I had speedlite EX before but i sold it - it was dummy and less controled. With Metz you can do what you want. Metz has incredible build quality - I had 20 years old units in use.

Customer Service

never needed

Similar Products Used: Metz 45 CT1, Metz 45 CT-5
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4
VALUE
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5
Mark Stedman   Intermediate [Apr 08, 2000]
Model Reviewed: 45CL-1 Flash Unit
Strength:

Very bright light (GN 147) and very very white. Much better than cheaper flashes.

Weakness:

Big and heavy. Handle mount design (maybe a plus, may be a minus. Depends on your preference).

Great flash, especially for wedding photographer or portrait. Requires sacrifices for field work. Eats batteries.

Customer Service

Not sure, never used.

Similar Products Used: Vivitar flashes, other Metz flashes.
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RATING
4
VALUE
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4
Albert Navarro   Professional [Dec 19, 1999]
Model Reviewed: 45CL-1 Flash Unit w/NiCad battery
Strength:

Studio Lighting (Flash units)

Weakness:

None

I need in very urgent form one of these !

Similar Products Used: None
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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
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