Excerpt: I purchased the 35AF-5 for my wife to use with her aging D50 a little unsure if it would actually work with a unit 4 years old even though it indicated TTL. I was happily impressed that it worked completely. Adjustments are made to make a stronger flash by simply pulling the head out in preset increments from 28mm - 85 mm. My assumption is that the flash will work up to 36 feet adequately though I have not tested it to that exact point.
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: I wanted a basic flash and so compared the Nikon SB-400 and the Metz 36. Both are same price. I picked the Metz because it has a zoom head. The battery life is also good because it uses 4 batteries. It also worked good as a slave flash. I have not yet tested it outdoor so can't comment, but for indoor I definitely recommend this one.
Summary: Very good as a "second" flash unit when you don't want to carry a large gun. It's barely any larger than Canon's 270 (which I also own) it has more power and gives perfect results.- Much smaller and lighter than my 580 II unit.
Pros: Durable, Great Picture Quality, Lightweight, Simple Controls