Question about Metz Mecablitz 60CT4 TTL Flash
About 8 seconds is normal. Metz actually instruct owners to discharge the flash at full power every month to preserve the capacitor, which you haven't done. I confess I don't always do that either. But just fire it off till the battery goes flat, and then recharge and try again. This has always improved the performance when I have done it. Basically, they like to do heavy work, and like muscles, get better for it. That sounds silly, but it is true. There is an electrochemical explanation. As you are not sure what capacitor to use, I would recommend taking the unit to Foto Reisel in Sydney if it is near you. They can get the unit serviced for you. You can also send an email to Metz. They understand English, and if servicing the unit is difficult in your location, and you sound capable of fixing it yourself, they may sell you or tell you an equivalent part. BE CAREFUL THOUGH. THAT THING CAN EASILY STOP YOUR HEART!
Posted on Jul 15, 2008
Capacitor is no longer available or being sold.
The people that designed this great flash have retired and passed away.
I am one of the few that's still around.
Posted on Oct 08, 2012
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