Nikon D100 and Metz CL 45

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Andrew, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Hello everyone,

    Hope your photo-making is going as good as mine (okay, maybe not *that*

    Have a friend who has a very nice setup of:
    Nikon D100
    Metz CL45
    SCA 3000C hot shoe

    The problem is we can't get the Metz to work in TTL mode.

    If I manually set the Metz to an aperture, and then set the camera to the
    same aperture, the flash goes off and the picture is taken fine.

    But as soon as the Metz is switched to TTL it refuses to fire when the
    shutter is pressed.
    So I went into the Nikon menu and checked that the flash mode was set to
    TTL... and it was.

    Could you please tell me what I should do to try and get the camera to
    automatically create the exposure using TTL metering and the Metz?

    Here are some answers that might also help me:
    What mode should the camera be set to? P, A, S, or M?
    What settings must I ensure are set in the camera?
    What other approaches should I use to get this Metz flash to shoot TTL?

    Ideally my friend would like to have the camera set to automatically fill-in
    with direct flash at the same exposure or a stop under. (Is this possible?)

    Thanks to all your help!

    Andrew, Jun 17, 2004
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  2. Andrew

    andrew29 Guest

    The SCA-300 is analog, the SCA-3002 is digital.
    Are you sure that this version of the Metz supports D-TTL mode? Look

    andrew29, Jun 17, 2004
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    Ax Photo Guest

    It wont work. I think you need the 3402.

    My guess is the module you are using is the 3401 which is fine for a
    non-digital Nikon AF cameras.
    Ax Photo, Jun 17, 2004
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    Phil Cole Guest

    There's a good reason for that - the D100 doesn't do TTL - only D-TTL.
    You'd need to see if you can get an adapter that supports D-TTL (or get
    a Fuji S2 - the only digital that i know of that does normal TTL Flash!)

    Phil Cole, Jun 17, 2004
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    paul cavka Guest

    I swear my old Metz 45 on Auto mode works far better than my SB80 in
    TTL. As long as the subject isn't moving that is.
    I love my Metz.
    I can't really use if for sport though so have to use my SB80.
    I can get the SB working pretty well, but I always have to either
    deliberately over or under expose to get it to look as good as the Metz.
    I still solely use the metz with an assistant handholding it and a
    pretty small brolly for just about all my weddings.

    paul cavka, Jun 20, 2004
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