As some of you know, I am amdist a bit of an equipment revamp.

Anyway, long story short, I have one remaining Nikon F5 and I am hoping to soon buy a Hasselblad 503CW, or perhaps a Hasselblad 501C/M. I don't have a flash gun (because my Nikon SB800 was stolen)

I am looking to buy a replacement flash that will work well (even if the odd minor feature does not) with BOTH cameras. The METZ range seems popular. Specifically, according to the Metz compatiability section, the "Metz Mecablitz 45 CL-4 digital" gun works with both the F5 and the Hasselblad 503CW range (no mention of the 501C\M range).


Can anyone here tell me of any "Gothya's" that I might need to be aware of? Any pitfalls that others might know of? I read mention of the 'non-digital version', which is cheaper second hand, but I not sure if there's any issues there? The digital version apparantly supports the 3D matrix metering of the Nikon F5 and others.

I note there is a "Basic" and "Kit" version - kit version comes with the adapters that are needed, I think.