20 Most Recent Metz 45 CL-1 Flash Questions & Answers


Yes, this is the way the flash can be used with the contemporary digital cameras. The camera has to be set to Full Manual mode (in point of the exposition), Exposure Time to 1/100 sec (or the shortest exposure that still assures full opening of the shutter). Aperture on the camera must suit the working aperture on the flash, also ISO speeds must match. The computer in the flash measures the reflected from the subject light and quenches the flash, creating the correct exposure. Mecamat sensor, having narrower reception angle and a sight, helps in achieving the correct illumination even on a relatively small subject. Sync voltage of Metz 45CL1 does not make harm to any digital camera, so you can use even the cheapest hotshoe-to-PC adapter available at many camera shops or you can buy one online. No need to spend much on sophisticated adapters.

Metz 45 CL-1... | Answered on Apr 02, 2015


Get the Nikon AS-15

Metz 45 CL-1... | Answered on Nov 25, 2014


Buy a Nikon AS-15 Adapter.

Metz 45 CL-1... | Answered on Jan 07, 2014


We don't have the manual, but Metz does:
45CL-1 NC
45CL-1 NiMH

Metz 45 CL-1... | Answered on Dec 28, 2011


Have it serviced, or sell it. The culprit of this malfunction is either a faulty quench capacitor, of high capacitance and voltage, but small physical size, or a thyristor. Both are made of "unobtainium", can only be cannibalized from organ donors.

Metz 45 CL-1... | Answered on Dec 10, 2010


AA Size Alkaline manganese batteries better for 45 Battery Holder.
H.D.Shirantha

Metz 45 CL-1... | Answered on Oct 12, 2010


Metz 45-40 consist of 6 nos of NiCd - AA size batteries connected in series. These battery packs can be rechanged by resoldering new set of AA size rechargable Nicd battries. Care should be taken not to short circuit the cells when disassembling and assembling the cells. Keep a note (sketch) of the connections of the cells, specially the longer connecting metal strip and the polarities of cells. re-solder the new set of AA size NiCd Batteries. If the old wires were corroded, use new wires' If the connecting terminals also corroded' clean it. If it is severely corroded, get it plated prior to fixing for better performance.. There is an charging indicating lamp which also control the charging current of the batteries. check its connections and solder it if required. I wish you got the answer for your problem.
H.D. Shirantha.

Metz 45 CL-1... | Answered on Oct 12, 2010


First you need a hotshoe adapter to connect flash Sync cable to camera. You have to pay your attention about the following settings. Set the same ISO speed on flash gun and camera.( 100 or 200) White balance to Auto or Flash on camera. Mode dial to M (manual) and shutter speed to 1/200 or slower on camera. Aperture setting to 5.6 or 8 (both on camera and on flash) Now take some trial photos and check on the LCD display and histogram and do fine tuning to your exposure. Change the aperture value on camera to control the exposure of flash as well as the ambient light Change the shutter speed to control the exposure of ambient light. (!/200 or slower speed) I hope you got the solution to your problem. I also have the same set of equipments to do my photography.
H.D.Shirantha.

Metz 45 CL-1... | Answered on Oct 12, 2010


Raise the tiltable head the number is embossed below it(at chin side).Near hinge.
That means if you tilt flash head fully upward the number is exactly at the opposite side of Flash power calculator dial(Two inch round chart).

Metz 45 CL-1... | Answered on Apr 19, 2010


Are you sure that you have a 45CL-5? It's a model which I've never seen nor heard of before, but it's possible that it is a non-standard custom model number for a specific supplier or territory.

The answer to your question is "possibly": but you asked if it can be used safely so the answer must be a firm "no".

Various sources (e.g. here) quote the trigger voltage on the (presumably closely related 45CL-4) to be a little higher or even vastly higher than Canon's 6v limit. Metz themselves are unclear on the issue and it doesn't help that they do not list the CL-5 on their support page nor on their main corporate page, but they do list a 45CL-4 and a 45CL-4 Digital. The differences between the two models may just be to add additional capabilities which suit digital SLR's but perhaps it also brings the trigger voltage below Canon's 6v limit.

As there is so little published information about the 45CL-5 then I strongly suggest that you do not risk your camera until you have a definitive answer from Metz themselves: you can contact their support service by clicking here. The link is for the UK, if you're elsewhere (Australia?) then you may need to make your own search.

I hope that I've been of some assistance and that the links provided help you to get the answer straight from the horse's mouth. Please take a moment to rate my answer.

Metz 45 CL-1... | Answered on Mar 13, 2010



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Metz 45 CL-1... | Answered on Dec 12, 2009


problem in xenon flash tube replace it

Metz 45 CL-1... | Answered on Nov 02, 2009


it will take 4 to5 hr to charge the neon will be bright when the battery are weak the neon will be Dim when the battery are charge

Metz 45 CL-1... | Answered on Oct 30, 2009


Try to keep the Flash setting on ISO-setting of 100 constant and adjust your aperture setting on the flash..Do not try to sync with the camera settings..it will normally work...for example.if your camera setting is as this: ISO-400, shutter speed is 125 and aperture is F8, then keep the flash setting as i mentioned above.this setting in an evening environment in a hotel or party event. this may help...

Metz 45 CL-1... | Answered on Oct 13, 2009


Metz in Germany advises Models CT45-1 with Serial No's 53400 or less have High Voltage triggers and must not be used on NIKON Digital Cameras Models D70 ,D80, D90 etc.and will damage Flash and even Cameras. according to a email received today. 21/09/2009 Models CT45-4 and 45CL -4 ore ok.
Michael T

Metz 45 CL-1... | Answered on Sep 21, 2009


The trigger voltage of the 45CL-1 is about 12V, so it should be safe to connect directly to the hot shoe with an adaptor, or to the pc soclet, if the D90 has one. If the D90 is anything like my Canon 40D, which can stand about 30V on the hot shoe, then all the 45CL series will be ok, as they have trigger voltages between 9V and 12V. The 45CT-5 has a trigger voltage of 15V and works well on the 40D. I use 3 different Metz 45 models with my 40D and all work well on automatic, where the flash sensor itself controls the light output.

Metz 45 CL-1... | Answered on Aug 20, 2009

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