[OM] [OT] Any comment on Metz CT45-5?

Subject: [OM] [OT] Any comment on Metz CT45-5?
From: Chuck Norcutt <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 18:23:28 -0400
A friend just purchased this flash on the bay hoping to use it in normal 
auto mode.  He was attracted by the swivel/bounce main flash and the 
small fill flash unit with auto sensor on the front.

Seemed like a good thing but testing it he finds that the front facing 
fill flash wants to seriously overexpose the subject... maybe two stops. 
  Taming it has required both adding a diffuser at the front (to cut 
output and tame harsh shadow) and lying to the flash about the aperture 
or ISO speed.  Since telling the flash lies about the aperture or ISO 
does cause it to quench earlier it appears that the auto circuit is at 
least working somewhat.

I know John Lind is a Metz user but don't know about this particular 
model.  Anybody have any experience with this flash that differs from 
this overexposure behavior?

Chuck Norcutt

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