Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/02/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] on-camera flash
From: Herbert & Lee Kanner <>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 16:53:57 -0800

Even better is a Metz 35 Z-2.  I can flip the flash emitter up and bounce
the light off the ceiling.  Of course, with color negative, I have to stick
to ceilings which are not so far off from white that I can't correct in the


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Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 12:21:04 -0600
From: George Lottermoser <>
Subject: Re: [Leica] on-camera flash
Message-ID: <>
References: (Oliver Bryk)2/27/029:03 AM

> I'm curious for what applications people actually use on-camera
flash (such
> as the SF20) with M cameras.

When you've got 100asa film in the camera and you're getting a
1/4sec f:1 or 1/2sec f1.4 reading - pop the SF20 on with or
without gaffer taped diffuser/reflector and shoot. Negatives are
lovely, rich in background tones, subject frozen by flash
duration, and still displaying available light effects.

Much better than 1/2sec handheld without flash.
Much better than no shot at all.


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