Metz mecablitz 36 C-2 Flash

Metz mecablitz 36 C-2 Flash

Metz mecablitz 36 C-2 Flash

B&H # ME36C2 MFR # MZ 53622
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Product Highlights

  • Guide Number: 118' at ISO 100 and 85mm
  • Zoom Range: 28-85mm
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Three Auto Aperture Settings
  • Recycle Time: 5-6 Seconds
  • PC Sync Terminal
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
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Metz 36-C2 overview

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The mecablitz 36 C-2 Flash is part of the Metz 36 series, and features three different auto-working apertures and a guide number of 118' at ISO 100 and 85mm. 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 that runs on 4 AA batteries and has a recycle time of 5-6 seconds. Additionally, it has a PC sync terminal for off-camera triggering.

In the Box
Metz mecablitz 36 C-2 Flash
  • PC Sync Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Metz 36-C2 specs

    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 118.11'  / 36 m ISO 100 at 85 mm Position
    Exposure Control Manual
    Angle of Coverage 75° - 28°
    Bounce Head 0 to +90°
    Swivel Head None
    Zoom Head Full Frame: 28 - 85 mm
    Off-Camera Terminal PC
    Recycle Time Approximately 5 - 6 Seconds
    Flash Duration 1/500 - 1/30000 sec
    Flash-Ready Indicator Yes
    Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, NiCad, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.9 x 4.3 x 3.4" / 73.0 x 110.0 x 87.0 mm
    Weight 7.23 oz / 205 g
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    Package Weight 0.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 3.5 x 2.5"

    Metz 36-C2 reviews

    mecablitz 36 C-2 Flash is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great flash for older cameras 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.
    Date published: 2010-07-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good second 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 ...
    Date published: 2010-12-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from THE BEST YET 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.
    Date published: 2012-03-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid, reliable, touch of old school 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 ;-)
    Date published: 2012-08-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Versatile and very capable flash Automatic (non-TTL dedicated) flash fits my needs perfectly. Three aperture settings give enough latitude to provide main lighting or very subtle fill light. Zoom function adds even more capability, not only for coverage but to reduce or increase the amount of light on the subject. In wide coverage, the light is spread out resulting in lower guide number, i.e.; less light. Rating would easily be 5 stars except for the price. This is solidly built and Metz are known for reliability. If it lasts 30 years like my Nikon SB14, I'll upgrade the rating.
    Date published: 2015-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellant Product 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.
    Date published: 2011-07-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with this 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.
    Date published: 2010-12-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 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. ...
    Date published: 2009-08-04
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