Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/08/26

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Flash advice for Leica R8
From: "Norm Barnard" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 11:14:01 -0400

Aram:  Well, I ran a few frames through the R8 with the flash attached,
it didn't start smoking or otherwise give any indication that it went
crazy on me, so I think the voltage is OK.  I have heard that you need to
watch your voltage when purchasing an older flash, thanks for the


- -----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of langhans
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2003 5:46 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica] Flash advice for Leica R8

Norm.  I am not familiar with that Sunpak, but if it is like my older Sunpak
you have to buy a device to limit the voltage so you don't fry you camera.
I have a Sunpak 311 and a 611 and both would fry my R8 if I didn't use the
voltage reducer.


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