Metz Mecablitz 36AF-5


  • 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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Presenting the practical cobra design Metz Mecablitz 36AF-5 digital in five versions, compatible with respective system flash operating modes. With a guide number of 36 for ISO 100/21° and 85 mm, the Metz Mecablitz 36AF5 delivers superior light output in any shooting scenario. What’s more, its accessible ease of operation makes it a real winner. Even bouncing flash is childs play thanks to the vertically tilting reflector. And the manually-configurable zoom reflector yields even more benefits. By adjusting the reflector to different focal lengths, the illumination angle of the Metz Mecablitz 36AF-5 digital can be optimally exploited for each scenario.

The use of the product is intended for the illumination of photo shootings. It is not suitable for domestic room illumination.

Flash Output

  • Max. guide number 36 (meters), Max. guide number 118 (feet) for ISO 100/21° and 85 mm

Basic Configuration

  • Vertical swivel reflector +90°
  • LED displays
  • Manual zoom reflector for 28–85 mm illumination
  • Integrated autofocus flash metering
  • Flash readiness indicator and correct exposure display on unit and on camera*
  • 18 mm diff user included as standard
  • Automatic unit shut-off

*Subject to camera

Standard Flash Modes

  • TTL flash mode (digital only)
  • 1st and 2nd shutter curtain synchronisation*
  • Manual flash exposure correction for TTL flash mode*
  • Automatic fill-in flash

*Subject to camera

Camera Specific System Flash modes

Canon version

  • E-TTL flash mode

Nikon version

  • i-TTL flash mode

Ready For The Future

  • Firmware update via Metz Service

Power Supply

  • 4 × AA alkaline-magnesium batteries
  • 4 × AA NiMH rechargeable batteries

Additional information

Camera Brand

Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Sony