Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] TTL flash on the M6
From: "Jacques Bilinski" <>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 21:37:33 -0700

>With the current meter spot on the M6 a TTL flash will be all but useless.
>Now it's a spot meter. You meter where you know the hot spot is hitting the
>right tones, then you compose and shoot. Try that with a flash.
One method that would work is a system where you first fire a pre-flash with
the subject centered. The TTL system would meter off the spot on the shutter
curtain. You then recompose and shoot and the flash sets its flash duration
based on info gathered during the pre-flash.