Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/07

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M6TTL & M6 with flash.
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 1998 07:43:19 -0500

At 04:14 PM 10/5/98 -0700, you wrote:

>So other than automatically taking into consideration things like
>conversion filters, and that the camera meter sees the actual framed
>subject, I cannot see any big advantage between the camera metering the
>flash, or the flash metering the flash. I remember my Sunpack has always
>been dead-on. And the rest of the camera is (almost) the same. Same sync
>speed (1/50th).


Not sure you saw my other message, but besides filter conversion, using all
apertures (especially wide open, which I don't see on any auto flash)  and
not being fooled by the angle of the sensor on a flash unit like  your
sunpak, what would you want? Juggle and whistle Dixie?

Why wait? Upgrade now, upgrade in two years to the electronic M7. That's my
- -- 

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

Where reason has failed, fallibility may yet succeed. -- George Soros