Metz mecablitz 36 AF-5 digital Flash for Olympus/Panasonic/Leica Cameras

Metz mecablitz 36 AF-5 digital Flash for Olympus/Panasonic/Leica Cameras

Metz mecablitz 36 AF-5 digital Flash for Olympus/Panasonic/Leica Cameras

B&H # ME36AF5O MFR # MZ 36352OPL
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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Olympus/Panasonic/Leica TTL
  • Guide Number: 118' at ISO 100 and 85mm
  • Zoom Range: 28-85mm (18mm with Diffuser)
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • AF Assist Beam
  • Recycle Time: 3 Seconds
  • Slow,1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
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TTL System: Olympus/Panasonic/Leica

Canon Nikon

Discontinued

Olympus/Panasonic/Leica Pentax

Discontinued

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Metz 36 AF-5 overview

  • 1Description

The Metz mecablitz 36 AF-5 digital Flash is an entry-level Olympus/Panasonic/Leica TTL compatible flash with a durable design and sophisticated functionality. This flash was designed for ease of use so that even beginner photographers will find it easy to attach and operate. Bounce flash is easily accomplished by tilting the flash head upwards to a maximum of 90 degrees. This flash also features a zoom reflector which can be adjusted manually from a focal length of 28 to 85mm to achieve an optimum illumination angle. For future compatibility, this flash's firmware can be updated via Metz Service. This flash is compatible with the Leica D-LUX 4 and D-LUX 5.

Flash Output

Maximum GN of 118' for ISO 100/21° and 85mm

Basic Configuration

Vertically tilting reflector +90°
LED displays
Manual zoom reflector for 28-85mm illumination
Integrated autofocus measurement flash
Flash readiness and exposure control indicators on the unit and camera (subject to camera)
18mm diffuser included in package
Automatic unit shut-off

Standard Flash Modes

TTL flash mode
First and second shutter curtain synchronization (subject to camera)
Manual flash exposure correction via TTL flash mode (subject to camera)
Automatic fill-in flash
Guaranteed in the future - firmware update possible via Metz Service
UPC: 719821326946
In the Box
Metz mecablitz 36 AF-5 digital Flash for Olympus/Panasonic/Leica Cameras
  • Wide-Angle Diffuser
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Metz 36 AF-5 specs

    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 118.11'  / 36 m ISO 100 at 85 mm Position
    Bounce Head 0 to +90°
    Swivel Head None
    Coverage 18 - 85 mm (Full Frame)
    Zoom Head Full Frame: 28 - 85 mm
    Off-Camera Terminal None
    Recycle Time Approximately 3 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 without batteries
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.71 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 3.2 x 2.6"

    Metz 36 AF-5 reviews

    mecablitz 36 AF-5 digital Flash for Olympus/Panasonic/Leica Cameras is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, But Not Ideal Used with Panasonic FZ-150. Metz website listed this unit as compatible. The good news is that exposures are top rate and flash is easy to use. Also I purchased it on sale for a very reasonable price. Infrared focusing assist on the flash unit does not work. Fortunately the assist built into the camera does. The battery cover is flimsy and difficult to open. I anticipate it will break before too long. (In fact the 1st unit I received had a defective battery cover. I contacted Metz and they told me to return it for another. B&H customer service was very accomodating) All in all I am pleased with the purchase for the price, but next time would spend a few more dollar for a better product.
    Date published: 2012-01-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice flash I got this flash to use on a GH2 and like the way it integrates into the camera very well. Is a nice compact flash that does not make the GH2 top heavy. Works much better than the built-in flash of the camera.
    Date published: 2011-07-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works fantastic so far Works great with my Panasonic Lumix G2. Because it is my first flash and just recieved it, I cannot comment on this product much, but it seems to recharge fast (1-2 sec.). I agree with the negative comments about the battery compartment. Just be careful with it and secure it tightly. I do wish it had a metal mount too, it's plastic. Fires evertime. Only 4 stars because of the battery cover.
    Date published: 2011-09-20
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not The Right Stuff This is the first Metz disappointment I have EVER experienced. I've been a dedicated Metz user for as long as I've been shooting and never until now thought that Metz failed miserably. Firstly, it arrived DOA. Regardless of that it is a very poor build. The battery compartment cover is so flimsy that I'm sure it will break under light use... that is if you can even get it to stay closed. I returned it immediately and moved up to the Metz 44 AF-1 (which hits a home run in every regard).
    Date published: 2013-08-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice flash, not too heavy Provides ample additional lighting; better than on-board flash. Adds professional look to photos. Great bounce capability.
    Date published: 2012-03-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good match for Leica V Lux I chart with B&H and confirmed the item is made in Germany, (I had a really bad experience with a China made Metz) when the item arrived, there are no marking of where the product was made. But the product is working fine with my V-Lux, it is much stronger than the camera build in flash. The response time is fast and the TTL is working.
    Date published: 2015-04-01
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works but construction seems awfully cheap There aren't many choices for an aftermarket flash for the Leica Vlux114. So I went with a couple of camera shops' recommendations for a Metz. The flash itself works OK but the battery housing has a lid on it which is extremely cheap and doesn't come off or close easily. I have to struggle with it and it just doesn't seem like it's made well. The flash was locked in to the camera and yet fell off last weekend. The parts are cheap plastic and I foresee a problem in the future.
    Date published: 2017-05-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Value I use it with Panasonic GX-1 because fast recycle time.
    Date published: 2012-07-05
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