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Advertisement gone after registration. I cannot, however, figure out how to make the flash operate in "fill flash" mode when shooting outdoors, and wonder if doing so is even possible with this flash. I also have the SF 58 which works well as fill flash for the M, but it's a bit bulky.
Any insights would be appreciated. To simplify our response, it would help to know which Leica camera you are using because some have great TTL support and work virtually automatically with the SF 24D. Set the flash at TTL and the shutter speed at A. Shoot away. The flash can tell you if you cannot get an adequate exposure, and you can check the outcome in the camera's review.
If results are not satisfactory you can try A on the flash. The flash sensor on the SF24D will read the flash reflected. Last resort is M, but you paid a lot of money for the units and we can go there last, if necessary.
About two years ago, I purchased an M9 and now a proud owner of a M I am trying to use my M in a studio environment. Coming from the Nikon side and using Nikon strobes, the literature supplied by Nikon is simple to read and understand. Trying to figure out how to use a Leica M with a Leica flash unit is immensely complicated and confusing-- try reading the Leica supplied manual.
There is no simple way to logically figure out a way. My dealer is also of little help. There are no third party books which have a simplified explanation of how to do TTL vs manual flash shooting. I've used cameras and flashes all of my life and have had extensive experience with competitive products. Leica: Give me source to read or hire someone who makes a living using your gear and let us have a resource.
It's like those last instructions to Clint Eastwood in the movie Firefox "remember you have to think in Russian". The manual supplied with the SF24D is indeed a rather confusing document. The instructions in the M manual p are a little clearer but not helpful for studio use. Pico's suggestions in his post above are very good and easy to follow. Using the SF24D either on camera or off camera with a flash cord can produce good results for an occasional flash user like myself.
Perhaps one of our members with studio experience can advise on using the M with studio equipment. The practical reaiity is that fill flash, especially in bright backlight and with a low-power flash, is almost impossible to do on cameras with low synch speeds. Note that an M if in auto ISO mode, will go to the ISO last used in manual mode so if you go to manual mode and shoot something at a manually selected ISO , that's where the camera will revert when you take a flash shot in auto-ISO.
At least nominally. As much as it's going to pain you to hear this, fill flash works wonderfully with the SF, which has about 3x the power, making it possible to stop the camera down. With these, you can pretty much wander around and shoot with the flash always on. The 58 is big and expensive, but on my M, it is a miracle compared to the slow SFD pop-pop preflash on my M8. Fill Flash for Amnesiacs. It does not yet cover HSS, but I am going to add that on a wordpress version this original is almost 10 years old!
I hope I'm not speaking out of school. I am a studio photographer but I don't own a I have been watching these threads because I am considering one. Why cant you just put a Pocket Wizard on the hot shoe set the camera on manual and shoot away? If your lighting is controlled isn't Manual the best choice?
Lets forget studio for a second. Why cant you "drag" the shutter on an M? If using a flash on camera. Isn't this the ultimate manual camera? Even made easy with instant feed back of digital. You can buy a wireless adapter from cowboy studios for your M that will work with the olympus fl or fl it works great.
Get the Leica multifunction grip with the adapter if you can find one, and a Broncolor move pack and your in business! I found this old thread while searching for sf24D use with m since I have this flash. Since sf 58 was suggested in this thread as more useful, I tried to find out what is the difference. It seems sf 58 allows high sync speed HSS while sf 24D will force you keep the shutter speed below the sync speed.
It means either you use a flash with HSS or use ND filter to bring down the shutter speed below sync speed if you are using sf 24D. You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.
Fill flash using SF 24D on the M ? Recommended Posts. Posted October 19, Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Hallo, Look here: Leica M. M Posted October 20, Rant off! Thanks for letting me participate. You might check with quantum and see if they have an adapter that will get you what you want. Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! Posted February 25, Join the conversation You can post now and register later.
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