Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/06/28

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Flashes for M7
From: "J. Gilbert Plantinga" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 12:28:32 -0400

Yes, the purpose of HSS (High-Speed Sync) is for fill flash. As with the 
new rear-curtain sync, it works only with the Metz 54 MZ3 (_not_ the 
Leica SF 20).

Gilbert (who has actually *used* both of the above functions!)

On Friday, June 28, 2002, at 12:09  PM, Alan Weinschel wrote:

> I am a new member of LUG, having converted from C****X (but staying
> with N***N SLR), and it is with some trepidation that I dare ask a
> question, risking either scorn or a backhand direction to the archives
> (I've looked)(this list is TOUGH). My question is whether outdoor
> fill-in flash can be accomplished with an M7 and if so, whether one is
> limited to the Leica flash unit or whether others can also be used. Is
> the reference to "high speed flash" some secret code word for fill-in
> flash, for which I need the secret handshake?  The M7 manual, and the
> Metz website are unilluminating. Right now, the only flash I own is the
> Nikon SB25, which I presume (but don't know) will not work with the M7.
> Any and all help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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