Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/08/24

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Flash advice for Leica R8
From: "Norm Barnard" <>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 17:51:22 -0400

Thanks to all who responded to my question both on and off the list.  I
figured I'd let you know that I decided to pick up a Sunpak 383
flash.  It appears to be a pretty nice unit, comparable to the vivitar 283
that other suggested, but seems a bit more flexible, the price difference
the two was negligible.  Now, I need to get some practice in and hope that
all works out.


- -----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Don Dory
Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2003 8:27 AM
Subject: RE: [Leica] Flash advice for Leica R8

Most of the hotels that I have been in have conference rooms with
ceilings that range from 10 feet to 40 feet in height.  If you are doing
two person grip and grins then you can not get a successful bounce at
the correct distance with a normal lens, way too much eye socket shadow.
Then there is the issue of having an effective 20 foot range instead of
five feet for direct flash.

Really, for times when you have to produce an image with no possibility
for retake and the fear of the organizers mother, direct flash balance
close to ambient light level is by far the preferred method.  I say this
especially for someone who doesn't do flash.

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