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Metz mecablitz 36-C2 Auto Flash

B&H # ME36C2 Mfr # MZ 53622
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You Pay: $101.99
Product Highlights
  • Guide No. 98'/30 m at 50mm
  • Three Auto Apertures (8/4/2 / ISO 100)
  • Manual Shoe Mount Flash
  • Adjustable Zoom Reflector
  • LED Status Displays
  • Requires 4 "AA" Batteries
  • All-Purpose Flash

The mecablitz m36C-2 Automatic Flash is part of the Metz 36 series, and features three different auto-working apertures (f/8, f/4 and f/2 at ISO 100/21°). Furthermore, the integrated zoom reflector can be manually adjusted to the given focal length (between 28 and 85 mm), and the reflector can be tilted a vertical direction 90°. It is a good all-purpose auto-flash unit for discerning beginners.

Mount Shoe
Guide No. 98' (29.87 m) ISO100 at 50 mm position
Angle of Coverage 75° - 28°
TTL Dedication No
Bounce Head Yes
Swivel Head None
Zoom Head Full frame: 28 mm - 85 mm
Off Camera Terminal PC
Recycle Time Approximately 5 - 6 seconds
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, NiCad, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.8 x 4.3 x 3.4" / 7.1 x 10.9 x 8.6 cm
Weight 7.2 oz / 204 g
Metz mecablitz 36-C2 Auto Flash
  • Standard Sync Cable
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Metzmecablitz 36-C2 Auto Flash
     
    4.8

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Consistent output (11)
    • Easy to use (9)
    • Durable (8)
    • Good power output (8)
    • Fast recycling (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (8)
      • Fill flash (5)
      • Night photography (5)
      • Portraits (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (4), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Reviewed by 12 customers

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      4.0

      Good Flash for Price

      By CP7873

      from Woodland Hills, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Recycling
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful Output

      Cons

      • Not Ideal For Manual Mode

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Metz mecablitz 36-C2 Auto Flash:

      The flash overall for the price is great. It works well in automatic mode and has a good recycling rate.

      The manual mode only allows for full flash so I couldn't adjust it manually when needed.

      Good as a basic flash if you are not looking for anything with detailed manual adjustments!

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      • No

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      (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      wedding photographer

      By lenemulan

      from San fransico California

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Recycling
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful Output

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use
        • Night Photography
        • Photojournalism
        • Portraits

        Comments about Metz mecablitz 36-C2 Auto Flash:

        This flash is unbelievable I really love it. I love it so much that i made it my main flash. I have the canon 580ex and maney more top brands,but this flash is so cool because i can control the shadows. I use with my canon 5D mark2 n now i can really take artistic photos with two tones. I love how the shadows are fill this flash is really fun i am a wedding photographer and let me tell you the tones i can get with flash are so rich i should to gotten this flash long time a go, I can say honestly my photographey is so deferent now because i can get rich tone and nice shadows with the other flashes they were to strong i would always get flat lighting i hate it because i love shadows. Now is perfect i bene want to get this flash for a long time but since i have top brans like the canons 580 n moer i didn't think this flash woudk do a better job i was so wrong this flash has really impress me. PLease note this flash is for artistic photographers. if you like flat lighting this is not for you but you like shadows then this is perfect. I will highly recommend it, I use it with canons 5dmark2 and the pentax 5x7 with 120 film

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Solid, reliable, touch of "old school"

        By folsombob

        from Carmichael, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • General Use
          • Night Photography
          • Photojournalism

          Comments about Metz mecablitz 36-C2 Auto Flash:

          If you don't want your equipment to do everything for you, or if you are on a budget, then this is a good item to have.

          It has more than enough output for most everyday situations, and is a good second flash.

          It works, and it is simple to use.

          It does require some input and direction from the user--that would be you ;-)

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          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          THE BEST YET

          By HIS NIBBS

          from WINNIPEG, CANADA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • EASY TO GET USED TO
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Recycling
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile
          • WELL MADE AND NOT TOO HEA

          Cons

          • NO RADIO TO OTHER UNITS

          Best Uses

          • Family events
          • Fill Flash
          • General Use
          • Night Photography
          • Portraits
          • TAKING SHOTS OF PETS

          Comments about Metz mecablitz 36-C2 Auto Flash:

          as a serious amateur photographer, i use this unit all around my house, taking shots of my pets, family members and still life.
          I've had several flashguns over the yearsand this is the best so far. It is well made and it is perfectly adequate for full and partial fill lighting and so easy to use, but would also be a useful tool for a Pro
          For the kind of retro style manual camera i use, i can't find any reason at all to fault it, especially for the price.

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          • No

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellant Product

          By Old Timer

          from Hillsboro, Texas

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Powerful Output
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Metz mecablitz 36-C2 Auto Flash:

            I have several M42 screw mount lens that I have purchaced lens mount adapters to use on my Rebel XSI. By setting the camera on manual, I can use the automatic flash feature of the 36-C2 and not have to make any computations. The Metz unit performs very well. I am pleased with it.

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            (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Beautiful...

            By alexMarroquin

            from Monterrey, MX

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Powerful Output

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Metz mecablitz 36-C2 Auto Flash:

              really good for the price, and good build quality

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              • No

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              (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very Satisfied

              By TMC

              from Ontario, Canada

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Fast Recycling
              • Lightweight
              • Powerful Output

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • Night Photography
                • Portraits

                Comments about Metz mecablitz 36-C2 Auto Flash:

                I needed a non dedicated flash for my Fuji Finepix HS10. Fuji recomended the mecablitz 36-C2 I ordered it and receved it the same week in Ontario, Canada. I have used it quite a few times with great results lots of power fast recycling. This unit has all of the features you need its well made and looks like it will last.

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                (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                very good second flash

                By Amitava Bhattacharya

                from Mumbai, India

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Metz mecablitz 36-C2 Auto Flash:

                    I have a canon eos 30D. I use Metz mecablitz 48 AF-1 as the primary flash. I use this flash for side lighting as an off camera flash (with wireless trigger). Till now it worked great. I will not recommend it as a primary flash. The illumination (without diffuser) is not uniform compared to the metz 48. Manual power settings are not there. You have to use at full power and adjust from the camera or if you use the auto mode you need to play with the settings to get what you want. It does what it says. It is safe to use on the canon hot shoe (low trigger voltage, ~10v). I got it verified from metz technical support. The flash is predictable and reliable and does exactly what the manual says. I recommend it very strongly. I also recommend bhphoto [...]

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                    (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Very happy with this flash

                    By TC

                    from Ontario Canada

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Fast Recycling
                    • Lightweight
                    • Powerful Output

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Night Photography
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Metz mecablitz 36-C2 Auto Flash:

                      I purchased this flash to use on my Fuji FinePix HS10. Fuji recomended it. For some reason the HS10 does not use a dedicated flash system, so you have limited options if you need to use additional on board flash. This is a quality unit and has all the features. The auto mode works quite well. If you camera uses a non dedicated flash i would recomend this unit.

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                      (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great flash for older cameras

                      By Christopher M

                      from Houston, TX

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast Recycling
                      • Lightweight
                      • Powerful Output
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about Metz mecablitz 36-C2 Auto Flash:

                        i got this flash to use with all of my old manual cameras, from Rolleiflex, Ikontas, Leica, etc. It comes with a PC cord so you don't have to deal with the hotshoe/pc adapters.

                        The flash has three automatic settings, meaning if you set the ISO, it'll give you three possible choices of apertures to use.

                        It's manual features have a benefit - you can leave it on one setting (perhaps ISO 400, f/4) and turn off and back on and you don't have to reset it.

                        What would be nice additions:
                        1. Swivel function
                        2. A little white card to provide a little forward flash to fill shadows when using bounce.

                        It's also relatively small and light. I also have a Pentax AF360fgz (same guide number). The Metz is slightly small but much lighter.

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                        5.0

                        Great value!

                        By Alessandro Galvao

                        from Campinas, Brazil

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Powerful Output
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Metz mecablitz 36-C2 Auto Flash:

                            That's a great adding to my Fujipix S7000. Great value and quality.

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                            (5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great flash

                            By Olga

                            from Chicago, IL

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Cheap
                            • Consistent Output
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast Recycling
                            • High quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Fill Flash
                              • General Use

                              Comments about Metz mecablitz 36-C2 Auto Flash:

                              It's a great flash that allows to take very nice pictures. I am using it with my Nikon D40, and it works perfectly. [...]

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