Quote Originally Posted by arigram
I just got the Metz 45 CL-4.
My God, the thing is a monster! Lotsa bigger than what I expected it to be!
I guess I am used to smaller 35mm flashguns...

Anyway, my question...
The bracket that comes with the flash is too wide for my Hasselblad as it seems
it was designed for cameras that run parallel to it. It makes handholding the camera uncomfortable.
Does Metz make a smaller bracket I can use for?
I don't think they do.
I use the 45CT 4 and the 60CT4 Arri, and Metz make a square plate about 2 1/2" x 2 1/2 that is sold as an optional extra, that fits on the top of the bracket, and can be slid along to position the camera in the best place on it.

If you think the 45 CT4 is a monster, it's a good job you didn't buy the 60 CT4 which has a seperate battery pack that is carried over your shoulder , it has a guide number of 60 meters and nearly takes wallpaper off it's so powerful.

The 45 CT4 has a guide number of 45 meters, I find that on German flashguns the stated guide numbers are accurate because they have to conform with DIN standards, a lot of Japanese ones are very optomistic in their supposed flash output if you test them with a flash meter.