Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/01/23

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Got my SF-20 flash...
From: Rolfe Tessem <>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 10:55:20 -0500
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John Collier wrote:
> Well I must have been lucky because I have bought two SF-20s and neither 
> is flimsy. They have worked just fine with no problems. I appreciate the 
> thoughtful touches such as: telling you when the flash is not correctly 
> connected for TTL operation (I had a bad TTL cord), easy compensation 
> setting and the ability to illuminate the panel (it is dark after all). 
> My battery door closes nicely and stays shut too something that I cannot 
> say about my Vivtar and Sunpak flashes.
> My only complaint is that the M6TTL/SF-20 combo will not signal an 
> overexposure. This is very unfortunate when you are working with large 
> aperture lenses. A R8/SF-20 will signal an overexposure.
> John Collier

Does anyone else find that the SF-20 is too hot? That is, that you have 
to dial in some serious minus compensation even when there is no ambient 
light at all? I had this experience lately, and vowed to run some better 
tests before using it on anything important again. I know the problem is 
not in the camera as my Quantum and Metz TTL flashes seem to work as 

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Rolfe Tessem
Lucky Duck Productions, Inc.

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