Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/13

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Do you want flash with that, sir? (was: heresy)
From: Alan Ball <>
Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 06:56:09 +0200

On Wednesday, May 13, 1998 10:10 PM, Five Senses Productions 
[] wrote:
> It depends upon what you are shooting, kind sir.
> I am also a Leica M fanatic, and I would not dream of carrying a flash
> with me every day or everywhere I go, but for models in daylight a flash
> is necessary or you will get half-bright and half-shaded faces.

that is my opinion as well: what I missed most during my recent hiking 
through Morocco was a useable flash sync speed for daylight fill in 
situations. I had to let go quite a few nice portraiture opportunities 
because of that (no way to keep the great colours of the skies as well as 
balancing the light on the model's face). I do not carry large reflectors 
with me while hiking. A small flash gun would really be nice.