Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/11/02

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Subject: [Leica] SF20 Howto
From: Erik van der Meulen <>
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2003 09:16:43 +0100
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On Sat, Nov 01, 2003 at 07:45:35AM -0600, Karen Nakamura wrote:

> The SF-20 meets all your needs except bounce. It's so small and light 
> that it's always in my bag. The huge LCD on the back makes it a cynch 
> to dial in -1 or -2 fill in flash and I've had perfect luck with my 
> M7. It was expensive but you only cry once.

Wonderful that this topic pops up today! I have just received my (second
hand) SF20 and am about to try it for the first time on my sons second
birthday party later today ;-) I will be shooting with an M6TTL.

Thing is, I do not know how to! It did not come with a manual. My
Internet search resulted in:

but I am not sure if I miss things.

Also, I am not sure about the difference between 'fill' and 'regular'
flash operation. Is the first where I set the camera to 1/50, ignore the
M6 meter information and let the TTL do its magic, while in the latter I
do my shutter and apature according to the M6 light meter and have the
flash (at -1 or -2) just 'play along'? While writing this it does not
make sense, since in that way I have a chance to fail the sync between
flash pulse and shutter opening.

Sorry for all this beginners ignorance...
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