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Metz mecablitz 36 AF-5P Flash Unit

Metz mecablitz 36 AF-5P Flash Unit

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Metz mecablitz 36 AF-5P Flash

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Metz 36 AF-5P
Spotlight for AF measurement flash

The mecablitz 36 AF-5P digital scores points with its simple operation. The vertically-tilting swivel reflector affords creative illumination options and bounce flash. Furthermore, the integrated zoom reflector can be manually adjusted to various focal lengths (28 mm, 50 mm and 85 mm). This is an ideal feature as light output can be optimized with only a single simple setting. The flash-readiness indicator (camera dependent) in the view finder also offers helpful additional information. In tricky backlight situations, applications such as fill-in flash (camera dependent) pose no problem for the mecablitz 36 AF-5 digital thanks to its guide number of 118 feet (36 meters).

The Metz mecablitz 36 AF-5P is an updated version of the 36 AF-4P. Also designed specifically for Pentax and Samsung digital SLR cameras, the 36 AF-5P supports TTL and P-TTL flash control. The 36 AF-5P has a number of other practical special functions, including fill-in flash in daylight (camera dependent) to effectively brighten up dense shadows, and integrated AF measuring beam for effective focusing even under poor light conditions.

Metz mecablitz 36 AF-5P Flash Key Features

Dedicated Pentax and Samsung Flash Functions Including P-TTL Flash Control
The compact and powerful Metz 36 AF-5P has been specifically designed for Pentax and Samsung cameras, in particular their digital SLRs. The supported flash functions depend on the specific camera model used. The P-TTL flash mode with measuring preflash is a further development of the standard TTL flash mode of analog cameras. During the shot and before the actual exposure, one or more almost indiscernible preflashes are executed by the flash unit. The light reflected by the preflash is evaluated by the camera. According to the evaluation, the subsequent flash exposure will be adjusted by the camera to suit the situation.
  • Flash ready indicator in camera viewfinder/camera display
  • Exposure control indicator in the camera viewfinder with TTL
  • Automatic flash sync speed control
  • Automatic flash / triggering control
  • TTL flash control
  • PTTL flash control
  • Automatic TTL / P-TTL fill-in flash control
  • Manual flash exposure correction with TTL*
  • Auto-focus measurement flash control
  • Pre-flash function for reducing red-eye effect*
  • Wake-up function for the flash unit

* Dedicated function is performed by the camera or must be set on the camera
Metz 36 AF-5P
Zoom reflector (28-85 mm)
Cobra Design
The mecablitz 36 AF-5P utilizes Metz' modernistic upright Cobra design, which also reduces red eye effect.
Manually Adjustable Zoom Reflector
The zoom reflector of the mecablitz 36 AF-5P has four zoom positions for optimal light coverage and adaptation of the guide number to the focal length of the lens:
  • 28 mm Wide-angle illumination
  • 35 mm Wide-angle illumination
  • 50 mm Normal illumination
  • 85 mm Tele illumination
18mm Wide-Angle Diffuser Included
Automatic Flash Mode
A photo-sensor measures the light reflected by the subject and ends the light output as soon as the subject has been correctly lit. In the programmed auto flash mode the camera automatically controls the aperture, the shutter speed, and the mecablitz for optimal results in most photographic situations, including fill-in flash.
Manual Flash Mode
Full light output.
Correct Exposure Indication
In auto flash mode the "o.k." correct exposure confirmation briefly lights up on the 36 AF-5P when the picture was correctly exposed.
Metz 36 AF-5P
Zoom reflector can be swivelled vertically
Pivoting Reflector For Indirect Flash Lighting
The zoom reflector can be swivelled upwards into four locking positions for bounce flashes: 30°, 45°, 60° and 90°.
Flash Ready Indication
The flash readiness symbol lights up on the mecablitz when the flash capacitor is charged, thereby indicating that flashes can be fired for the next shot. Flash readiness is transmitted to the camera and displayed in the viewfinder (camera dependant, see camera manual).

Metz mecablitz 36 AF-5P Specifications

Flash Output Guide Number
GN 36 (m) / GN 118 (ft) (ISO 100/21°C) and 85mm focal length
GN 30 (m) / GN 98 (ft) (ISO 100/21°C) and 35mm focal length
Zoom Reflector Positions
28 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 85 mm
Tilt Reflector Range and Locking Positions of Flash Head
Vertical 30°, 45°, 60°, 90°
Power Sources
Four AA batteries: Alkaline or NiMH or NiCad rechargeable
Recycle Time (at Full Light Output)
approx. 3 seconds with NiCad or Alkaline batteries
Number of Flashes (at Full Light Output)
approx. 160 with NiCad batteries (600 mAh)
approx. 450 with high-capacity alkaline batteries
approx. 320 with NiMH batteries (1600 mAh)
Color Temperature
5500° K
Film Speed
ISO 25 to ISO 800
Flash Duration
1/500s - 1/30,000s
Approximately 7.2 oz. (205g) without batteries
Dimensions(W x H x D)
Approximately 2.8" x 4.5" x 3.7" (71 x 115 x 95 mm)

Metz mecablitz 36 AF-5P Flash

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