Metz TTL flashguns with Canon 6D (or 1Dx)

Metz TTL flashguns with Canon 6D (or 1Dx)

5 posts
10 April 2015
RedChecker
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Anyone used a Metz TTL flash gun with either the 6D or 1Dx and were there any problems with TTL?  (It really does have to be one of these two cameras)

I'm currently looking at one of these as it's small enough to squish into my bag without taking up too much room and would make a nice travel flash (my 550EX guns are far too big & bulky for taking on holiday)

I know there's the Canon 270EX (or the 90EX) that are equally as compact but they're also twice the cost for something that'll be so rarely used.
Posted 10 April 2015
MG
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MG
Yep, I have a Metz 54 MZ4. You have to get the TTL head (Cant remember what they are called) re-programmed by Metz for them to work in TTL mode. I think it was around £60 from memory so I've never bothered. I use flash so little that I just use it on manual flash or auto for the most part. I think It;s ETTL2 from memory but could be wrong. I rang metz up in the UK and they advised me on it. It was a while ago so my brain is a little rusty but that is the general answer for you... By the way, I have a 6D and a 5d III so I'm pretty sure the 1Dx has the same identical hot shoe.

Its the SCA 3102  and then it has a sticker on it.... Possibly M5 is the 6D version? Its possible to upgrade an version from 2 I was told
Posted 10 April 2015
Edited by MG 10 April 2015
MG
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MG
Posted 10 April 2015
RedChecker
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Thanks for the info, that's just what I needed (I don't know why they're not more forthright on their site with a link to a chart like that as it's a good marketing tool).
Posted 10 April 2015
RedChecker
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Canon were naughty though changing the protocols for the 6D/1Dx/5D3. I'll confess I've still not tested my TTL Pocket Wizards on the 6D yet, even though I reflashed them with the new firmware over six months ago (TTL's not really my thing but handy for things like holidays/street photography).
Posted 10 April 2015
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