Metz 40 MZ-3
The Metz 40 MZ-3 is mostly a reply to the Nikon SB-26. Compared to the
40 MZ-2 its advantages are:
I think the above apply only to Nikons. Note that high-speed sync is
still missing. The following is independent of the camera used.
- 3D matrix metering with Nikons. Needs (?) a new version of the SCA 3401.
- Preflash against red eyes.
- Indication of wrong exposure in the display.
From an article in Chasseur d'Images (#188, November 1996):
- the zoom head now goes from 24mm to 105mm (the 40 MZ-2 goes only to 85mm).
- built-in wide angle diffusor down to 20mm.
- the TTL-easy function of the 50 MZ-5 is present. This is a simplified
mode to reduce the possibility of errors by the photographer.
Metz 40 MZ-3
- Remote wireless auto mode. Similar to the already existing remote
wireless TTL, but the light is measured by the flash sensor instead of
the camera sensor. This allows the easy use of multi-flash with
- a new mode places automatically the zoom head in a
setting one step wider than the lens being used (example 35mm
with a 50mm lens). This is to give more uniform coverage.
- the strobo mode can be used as a modeling light
- a fast mode that reduces the GN and the charging timne (? this
exists in most Metzs)
- a new lock on the function button to prevent accidental changing
of the flash settings.
- there will be an updated version of the SCA 3000 adapter for Canon.