Metz mecablitz 36 AF-5 digitalnJust in time for Photokina 2010, the next generation of the mecablitz 36 AF-4 digital compact system flash unit is being released – the mecablitz 36 AF-5 digital. The design has been visually honed to suit the new Metz system flash unit range. Furthermore, the new model is equipped with a wide-angle diffuser which is suitable for illumination of wide-angle focal lengths from 18 mm (135 format). The Metz mecablitz 36 AF-5 digital is perfectly tailored to Canon, Nikon, Olympus/Panasonic, Pentax and Sony. Thanks to the new models, Metz has the perfect flash response for discerning novices.nnSimple operation and clever special functionsnThe new mecablitz 36 AF-5 digital scores points with its simple operation. The vertically tilting swivel reflector also affords creative illumination options and bouncing flash. Another useful function of the compact flash is a manually adjustable zoom reflector. Optimum benefit can be drawn from the illumination angle of the 36 AF-5 digital in every situation by adjusting the reflector specifically to the various focal lengths (28/50/85). The flash-readiness indicator (subject to camera) in the view finder also offers helpful additional information. In tricky back light situations, applications such as fill-in flash (subject to camera) pose no problem for the mecablitz 36 AF-5 digital thanks to its GN 36. Furthermore, with integrated AF flash metering, the flash can also function effectively as a valuable focusing tool in difficult lighting conditions.nnDifferent versions for Canon, Nikon, Olympus/Panasonic/Leica, Pentax and SonynIt goes without saying that the respective camera manufacturer’s sophisticated flash lighting technology can also be employed with the appropriate version of the mecablitz 36 AF-5 digital, in addition to several special functions, such as first and second shutter curtain synchronisation. Thus the 36 AF-5 digital offers E-TTL for Canon – i-TTL for Nikon – P-TTL for Pentax – four thirds TTL for Olympus/Panasonic/Leica and ADI for Sony.nnMetz mecablitz – 57 years of successnMetz flash units represent high performance technology and reliable quality – and have done for 57 years. The comprehensive Metz product range offers high-quality, technically evolved products for all user groups. As Metz flash units can be combined with practically all major camera manufacturer models, Metz products bring together decades of knowhow from various flash technologies.