Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/12/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] SF20, Leica, and value
From: George Day <>
Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2001 07:35:51 -0800

But the thing doesn't even have a tilting head.  Sorry, but IMHO a cheap
vivitar beats the SF20 hands-down.

on 12/1/01 6:14 AM, George Lottermoser at wrote:

> (Don Dory)12/1/018:26 AM
>> Is the SF20 worth whatever it costs?
> Yes. And the simplicity deceives. The electronic ttl features
> work perfectly and unobtrusively. Using the manual, and
> auto/thyristor features, with that large lcd, also work
> flawlessly. The battery seems to last forevever.
> And lets face it - it looks and feels wonderful in the bauhaus
> sense of - form following function. The size and weight make it
> absolutely - don't leave home without it. And given the size and
> weight - it actually packs a hell of a punch.
> I've had a quite a few of the tiny, cheap strobes, considering
> them more or less disposable, over the years. The SF20 does not
> fall into this category in any way shape or form.
> George
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