Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/27

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Subject: [Leica] Re: heresy
From: Ken Wilcox <>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 16:49:36 -0400


I use the tiny flash method. I but one in a small swivel foot and fire
away. It works great and is cheap. The flash and foot together cost about
$10 at a swap meet.

Ken Wilcox

At 11:12 -0700 4/27/1, a fine scholar, Brian Reid wrote:

>Today is my daughter's high school senior prom, and tomorrow is my
>son's high school senior prom. (They go to different schools). It's
>portrait time.
>I have the dining room converted into a portrait studio, with backdrop,
>window blackouts, studio flash, hairlight, diffusers, and all that. I'm
>planning to use my Rollei for most of the shots, but I'd like to try a
>few with my M6 because, as a regular reader of the LUG, I've been
>convinced that it has great lenses. I have a modern collapsible
>Elmarit-M 50/2.8 and a vintage Summilux 50/1.4; I plan to use the
>Elmarit-M since I have flash.
>To do this I want to be able to sync the M6 to the studio flash. I know
>how to do this with a sync cord, but I'd like to try it with a wireless
>link so I don't have to drag the cord around.
>In about an hour I'm going to head to Keeble and Shuchat to see what
>they can tell me, but I was wondering if anybody had any
>recommendations. I have an optical trigger for the Speedotrons so that
>they can be slaves; if I can find nothing else I can just get a
>hot-shoe flash for the M6 and point it up or backwards so it will
>trigger the big strobes instead of producing redeye. Does anybody have
>  a) A recommendation for a hot-shoe flash for this application. Note
>that I'm not going to use it to light the subject, but just to
>communicate with the Speedotrons to tell them to light the subject, or,
>  b) A recommendation for some sort of radio or infrared remote trigger
>that syncs from the hot shoe. These things must exist, but I've never
>seen them.

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Ken Wilcox                                Carolyn's Personal Touch Portraits
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