Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Other TTL flash system with R8, was: Nikon SB28 for M6TTL
From: "Steve LeHuray" <>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 08:11:30 -0500

>>Just my .02 cents. I have no use for TTL flash, the recycle time is to
> slow.
>>I always use Automatic setting and the reason is I shoot a lot of
> corporate
>>events, receptions, etc, with Nikon F3HP (which has the TTL feature).
> Hi Steve,
> I suspect from the above that you have never used a Q2 with Turbo
> battery. The recycle time is typically much less than 1 second, and it
> stays that way for  400+ exposures. Remind me next time we meet & I'll
> bring mine (as long as we aren't walking like on Sunday!).
> As Lucien says, it shouldn't make any difference whether the flash is on
> TTL or automatic - all that is different is the placement of the sensor.
> Now if you habitually shoot at f16 in TTL mode and at f2.8 in auto mode
> and use a thyristorized flash , it will, of course, take more juice to
> recharge. :-)
> Simon Stevens

Thanks for the info. The tests, not exhaustive or sceintific, that i have
done with the metz and the SB28 seem to indicate a longer recyle time in the
TTL mode. Typically I shoot with flash at f8 with the subject never any more
than 10 feet away but usually 5 to 6 feet. Also would like to add that I
hate using any flash and am certainly no expert on the subject.


Replies: Reply from Mark Rabiner <> (Re: [Leica] Other TTL flash system with R8, was: Nikon SB28 forM6TTL)