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Subject: RE: [Leica] M flash technique
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 17:18:17 -0400

I have, Oliver...I just try to flip it over my wrist, or ignore it...the
main thing is to make sure it doesn't hang on the lens shade..;-)

B. D.

- -----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of olivier
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 5:07 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica] M flash technique

hi B. D. Colen,

Have you ever have problem with the SC17 wire hanging infront of your
viewfinder/ lens while taking picture with SC17 cord ?  i found this bother
me alot.  i wish that SC 17 cord would be a right angle parallel to body
instead of point toward lens when it come out of hotshoe.  any suggestion on
how to get rid of this problem with different cord?

>From: "B. D. Colen" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: RE: [Leica] M flash technique
>Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 15:37:52 -0400
>Yup - Get a Nikon SC17 flash cord, which has a "hotfoot" at one end and
>hotshoe at the can use this with an M6 TTL and the TTL flash
>will work with either the SF20 flash or the Metz flashes with proper
>adapters....or you can use it with the flash in auto or manual on any
>M....then just hold the flash anywhere you want it - high, low, forward,
>back, etc., and fire away...
>B. D.
>-----Original Message-----
>[]On Behalf Of Derek
>Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 3:34 PM
>Subject: [Leica] M flash technique
>Trying to follow up on a comment I saw earlier this week...
>Generally, when I have to use flash I prefer to do so using a square
>negative and a bracket that centers the flash over the lens.  So I'm
>trying to figure out the best way to do this with a Leica M.
>35mm flash brackets are a pain in the butt with *any* camera, but they
>seem particularly unwieldy with an M, because you need to remove the
>bottom of the camera when you load new film.  I'm guessing the best
>approach might be to shoot by prefocusing and holding the flash the
>right distance above the lens, which sounds unwieldy but ought to work
>Anyone have any experiences or hints they'd like to share?
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