Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/06/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] how to fill flash with R8
From: "J. Gilbert Plantinga" <>
Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 09:04:26 -0400

Contrary to my previously posted answer, this is absolutely correct.


On Saturday, June 29, 2002, at 09:00  AM, Rolfe Tessem wrote:

> --On Friday, June 28, 2002 11:22 PM -0400 "Olivier T. Nguyen" 
> <> wrote:
>> Can someone please help me to use R8 with Metz 54mz3 flash as a fill in
>> flash?  everytime i turn flash on the camera automatically set to 
>> 1/250sec
>> for shutter.
>> thank you in advance
> Use T mode or M mode.
> In P mode, 1/250 is selected and the TTL flash is automatically set 
> to - 1 2/3 EV (assuming normal ambient lighting).
> In A mode, 1/250 is selected and TTL adjustments (+ or -) must be done 
> on the TTL adapter or on the flash depending on the model.
> If you want flexibility in shutter speed selection, you must use T or M 
> mode. Obviously, M mode gives the ultimate flexibility and, in 
> practice, I find that it works best for TTL fill flash.

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