Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/07/31[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
I was just reading Jonathan Eastland's book on the R8 and learned two interesting things. First, in any mode, if you want the meter to balance flash and ambient light (such as in A mode) and not have the shutter speed automatically go to 1/250, so the background isn't black, set the flash sync to second-curtain. This is great! Very easy to control exposure and use flash. Cool. There was a discussion about Nikon vs. Canon vs. Leica in TTL flash mode a while back. Someone said that the matrix metering doesn't work on the R8 when using TTL flash. Not true. Eastland's book is very clear on this. The Matrix metering works with TTL flash. I KNEW my fill-flash was just about as good as Canon or Nikon's. Now I know why. - -- Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch Buddhist to hotdog vendor: "Make me One with everything"