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Which flash? Nikon SB-80 or the Metz 54-MZ3.
Old 02-27-2003, 06:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This flash will be for my F100s. They both seem like very capable flashes. I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with one or both of these models. The Metz seems like it has more features but I'm not sure if it shares the same compatibility with the camera as does the Nikon flash. Any thoughts?

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Re: Which flash? Nikon SB-80 or the Metz 54-MZ3.
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I have the SB-80 and I have been very happy with it. However I have not really fully tested all it's capabilities. I use it with my D1X, used to have an SB-28 and I liked it too. Never used a Metz so I cannot provide input there.
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Re: Which flash? Nikon SB-80 or the Metz 54-MZ3.
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NIKON!

If possible ALWAYS go with same brands.
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Re: Which flash? Nikon SB-80 or the Metz 54-MZ3.
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SB80 fer sure...Metz is also good, but you have to buy converters to make it work in ttl on your f100. If you don't have other ttl cameras then you don't need that flexibility. Also the SB80 works great in auto or manual on any camera or as a stand alone slave. Very versatile...Hugh

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The jury is in....
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I opted for the Metz. In a side-by-side comparison, the Metz had a bit more to offer for a lower price. Also, I didn't need any special adapters for my F100 that didn't already come with the flash when I ordered the Nikon version. The flash has been absolutely flawless and I've shot in full auto TTL and even in tricky lighting situations, it has performed wonderfully and hasn't been tricked yet. I shot in some tricky lighting conditions yesterday but won't have the results until tomorrow. I'm anxious to see how they turned out. Here's hoping!! Thanks for all your input, guys.

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