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  1. I am looking for an off camera flash solution for my M10 (which would possibly also work for my M240) Is there any chance that my Nikon Flashes or Fuji Flashes (Nissin) would work? Otherwise I am looking for a good solution with a controller that may also manage more than one flash lights. Is there a Godox Solution that fits? Thank you for your advice
  2. I own a m10 and a SL. The latter is used with both SL and M lenses. I picked up a SF 60 used and have enjoyed it. I would like to experience TTL with off-camera strobes, so I am considering the C1, but have questions: 1) will it provide TTL sync for both cameras, even the SL+M lenses? 2) Will the Nissin Air 10s controller do the job at half the price as the Leica C1? 3) Which Nissin strobes have you triggered successfully with the C1 (as fill or secondary strobes)? Thanks in advance!
  3. I love my Lux5 but my Paul C. Buff trigger for top of my Leica wont fire studio strobes. Anyone else know why or what setti9ng I need to do this? Thanks in advance. Major project coming up.
  4. Hey. What do you recommend flash to the M8? There is a nice variety of manual flash on the market, but I would like to buy something certain, proven. What do you recommend? Oh necessarily control the burner in different directions. Nissin, Metz, Sunpak?
  5. Hi all, does anyone have an explanation, or better yet, a solution, for this: I a seeing some strange focus behavior with the Q in combination with a flash unit (Nikon SB-800). In short, with the flash switched on and using auto focus, the focus will not lock when keeping the shutter release half way pressed. To be more precise: Switch on the flash Auto focus on a subject and keep shutter release half pressed Change composition while keeping the shutter release halfway pressed Press shutter release all the way Unexpected: The Q now refocuses before taking the shot ! Leave the flash on the Q but switch it off Repeat step 2 through 4 Now it works as expected; no refocussing. Focus is still on the target set in step 2. The flash is in Manual. So is the Q exposure. Q is in AFs setting. Flash settings: "Flash mode: On", "Flash exp. comp: 0", "Flash sync: Start of exp", though I have tried changing these and some settings on the flash, but to no avail... Anyone?
  6. Does anybody used Nissin i40 Flash with Leica T? I'm wandering what Flash I should buy for my Leica T. Leica SF 26 is badly expensive, SF 40 looks better for parameters and price. Any suggestions?
  7. I recently bought an X Vario and I absolutely love it. Love the simplicity, love the images. I had a Digilux 2 many years ago, and this reminds me of that fine camera but it's even better. Then I bought a (used) SF 24D flash, the one Leica recommends in the X Vario manual. I cannot get the flash to operate when it's set to the TTL/GNC mode. The display (on the flash) shows a flashing "A", but the charge indicator doesn't light and the flash will not fire. In the A and M modes, it seems to work fine, i.e., it will fire and recharge. The exposures in the A mode don't seem quite right, but at least it fires. I tried cleaning the contacts and a new set of batteries, to no avail. I emailed Leica's tech support and am waiting to hear back, but I thought I'd try here in the meantime. Is there some setting in the camera that I have to change in order to get the flash to work in the TTL mode? Or does this indicate a malfunction in the flash or the camera? Thanks.
  8. I've bought the SF-40 flash. Small and nice. Like it. I still have two Canon 'legacy' speedlites I haven't sold, and an infrared transmitter that can tigger them. I wonder if it would work on SL. I haven't tried it because I'm unsure if putting the Canon transmitter into the SL's hotshoe is a safe thing to do. Is there a chance it may short circuit it and damage the SL?
  9. Hi guys, many of us are in need of a small flash for our Leica. Best with decent output and fully tiltable. You might know the Nissin i40, a very decent flash that is a very good fit for our cameras. No wait, that is not true: It does not fit! The i40 has a push-lock (not a thumbwheel) that secures the flash in the hotshoe. But it does not fit, so it locks not into place. It fires but it can easily fall off, both at the M240 and the M9. When you file down the front end of the hotshoe of the flash about 1-2 mm it fits perfectly and locks into place. You might have already know that but I though I share it in case you did´t. There is also the new i60, which has more power, but I did not try that one, yet. Happy shooting, Heiko
  10. Hi, I have problems to fire my Contax TLA 200 on the hotshoe of a recently purchased Leica M6 classic. I fidnthat weird because from what I know the Leica M6 classic pretty much takes any flash you put on the hotshoe (without TTL at east). I haven't tried it off camera yet. I did some research on this topic but couldn't find any previous threads covering it. Therefore hereÄs my question: Has anyone of you encountered similar problems or has used this flash on the Leica M6 classic successfully? The Canonlite flash which came with the Canonet QL 17 III doesn't fire either. As the Leica M6 classic has just been purchased I want to make sure that the hotshoe isn't damaged. To be honest, that's what I suppose at the moment.... Thanks for your help!
  11. Given the current sensitivities we reach in low light, I often find myself in situations where, out of the camera and myself, I find the one needing more light to aim in the dark is me, rather than the Q which will imperturbably shoot at night with zero blur. I have come to think, what I need rather than a bulky flash is just a lamp to look myself at what I'm composing (and, maybe more often, to compensate backlightings). And so I tried. I now have one of these nice frontal LED lamps, that indeed allows me to compose and, to some extent, cleanup some backlightings. My concern is, that lamp is a high-T white ('blue'), when the remaining low light is almost always low-T ('yellow'), which sometimes results in relatively bizarre dual-color shots. Thus my questions: - are some of you also using lamps instead of flashes? - which models would you suggest? - did you encounter the T color issue? - is there a way, alternate to lamp selection, to postprocess a high-T lighting, maybe selecting a given blue value and shifting it to warmer yellows? TIA! Hervé
  12. I am scratching my head for nearly two houres now, here is the problem: I am using the SF-58 on M9. TTL works fine, but there is a problem with Auto Mode and bounce flash. In Auto Mode I am supposed to set the aperture manually on lens and flash (ISO info from camera). Here is what happens: Set aperture to f2.8 on lens and flash > exposure fine. Set aperture to f8 on lens and flash > exposure 3 stops underexposed (as if flash is still set to f2.8) I put the flash head to rest position, then back to bounce position > exposure is fine! Same thing the other way around, then with overexposure issue. Is this normal? I don't understand this behavior. I tried several times, always with the same result. Is the flash supposed to be in rest position to change its output via its aperture setting? Thank you very much!
  13. I just found something slightly annoying when using the 24-SFD (A-Mode) and the Q. I know, it is not the latest flash model, but however, it reasonable in size and I have it ... Problem: When I activate the flash and try to lock focus by pressing the shutter button half-way, the focus is instantly unlocked again (focus box becomes green for a split of a second and then white again). Now I can configure the Q to only focus when pressing the AF/AE lock button, but this configuration is not my preferred one in all circumstances. And yes, I can manually focus, too. Any thoughts on this or anything I am doing wrong? Thanks
  14. I am considering in using the Q on some events and need advice for basic radio triggers (non TTL) to fire remote strobes. Similar to the pocket wizard radios. Anyone have any experience in doing so? When I was trying out one on an Olympus camera in the past (using my Nikon radios) somehow it messed up the camera. This is why I am asking for any experienced users that have had real use on the Q. Thanks for the help.
  15. Mounted my SB24 on my new Q but it only fires when the flash is in Manual or Automatic. Does not work on TTL. Does anyone know if the SB24 is meant to work on TTL. If not then has anyone had experience with any other flashes.
  16. If I use my Canon Speedlite 270 EX II as a manual flash? With all the weirdness of the M 240, I don't want a smoking piece of metal if I fire off my flash Thanks in advance.
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    © Rudi Poppes

  18. rpoppes

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    It was time for a selfie with the CL and some off camera flashes.🤣 Nobody home to help out, remote app not working with CL, Godox trigger and Voigtländer lens. Back to self timer and guessing position in front of lens.

    © Rudi Poppes

  19. I am wondering if anyone has experience with the Nissin i60 flash, and its compatibility with the M10 or M246? I don't care about TTL as I never use it, and I have the i40, but I would like a tad more power sometimes. Seems like it would be identical to the i40...but please let me know if you have used, or heard anything. Cheers! Ben
  20. Hello I have recently bought a small fujifilm flash EF-X20 for M9 (its my first flash ever) and maybe it will be a stupid question but I have no idea how to check if its properly mounted because nothing happens when I try to fire it (x mode, m mode, p mode, ttl/manual). I press push button to take it strongly to the end in the hot shoe but cant hear the final click, maybe the contacts dont cover everything and there is no signal? it looks strange from the side as if it couldnt go further or maybe its sth else? The flash fires when I only press a test button.
  21. I have a Leica SL and CL and use the CL generally as a light weight back up. The SL works very well with a Nikon compatible Profoto Air TTL trigger but when I put the trigger on the CL, which seems to have exactly the same pin configuration, the flash will not fire. The link between trigger and flash works fine; it's the connectivity between the CL and the trigger that seems to be the problem. Any ideas or suggestions welcome. Thanks David
  22. As spring rolls around and hearts turns to flowers, I'm hoping to get back to macro with my Q. I have to admit that I've rarely used add-on flash (my Fuji x100 has built-in), so I'm blissfully unaware of the complications. I know that some enjoy this: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1030212-REG/canon_9389b002_mr_14ex_ii_macro_ring.html?sts=pi But it's quite expensive and wondering if less expensive versions will work also, such as below. And, what exactly do I mean by "work"? Thanks so much. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1125848-REG/yongnuo_yn_14ex_c_ttl_led_macro_ring.html?
  23. I am trying to get my head around flash on the Leica Q, I own the SF-40. It's a good match for the Q no doubt about it and pretty straight forward, but I came across some issues. Setup: on-camera flash SF-40 for fill, Aperture priority mode, Auto ISO disabled for flash photography, Aperture usually between f1.7 and f2.8 1. On the Q there is regular flash mode and long exposure mode (I am ignoring the Auto-Flash Option). The latter does not fire at faster speeds than 1/60th. Normal mode on the other hand won't let me go slower than 1/60th. I find this a little cumbersome, it would be good to have the flash fire from 1/2000th up to lets say 1 sec without changing the mode, is there a way to achieve this? 2. Is 1/2000th (still very nice to have compared to other cameras) the Qs max shutter speed that the SF-40 can sync with? HSS, which the SF-40 is capable of, usually goes higher. 3. The TTL flash compensation dial seems to override the Q settings, but it only allows -2/+2 max compensation. Any way to get the -3/+3 the Q has to offer? 4. The SF-40s zoom is set automatically when mounted on the Q. I can't change it manually. It clearly doesn't fully cover the 28mm frame though. I can get around this by using the plastic cap and/or wide angle diffusion screen but still... 5. What are the off-camera options? I think with a Nikon TTL-cable 1/2000th of a second and TTL should work? All in all I am looking for an easy and predictable workflow for direct fill flash or indoor bounce with this setup, that works in most shooting scenarios. Thank you very much.
  24. I like to use my SL (&M) at events sometimes; They're less 'in your face' and back-breaking than lugging around a large Nikon with flash. Particularly at more intimate gigs. Always used to work fine, but I got caught out at a recent shoot with the SL. I've used various Nikon flashes and currently use an SB-910 (in manual mode). With firmware 2.2 and below, the only oddity I saw was when changing ISO or white bal - the reading would jump around as you turned the dial, however it would make the change ok. Not a deal breaker, just an inconvenience as you had to double check on the info screen where you were, to be safe. However, with firmware 3, things have changed. I used to have exposure preview on, so I could see my ambient exposure and then use the flash to light the foreground subjects (for parties and that kind of thing - people shots typically with bounce flash where poss, or direct). If exposure preview is on now - the LCD & VF displays both toggle on & off repeatedly between exp preview going on and off - so the screen flashes between dark & light which makes focusing hard / nigh-on guess work. Trying to find the issue, I tried reverting firmware back, but you can't do that, so next, switched exposure preview off and the screen becomes stable again. It's usable like this, but obviously, you lose real time view of your ambient exposure. Another tweak that I found worked is to ever so slightly pull the flash forward out of the hotshoe. Then the problem stops happening even with exposure preview on, but the flash is not secure. I know Nikon flashes probably aren't officially supported, but as I say - never had problems before in manual power settings mode and didn't want to lay out for a dedicated Leica flash, when I have all these others. I'm also now wondering if my Profoto (Nikon version) Air Remote will work ok. Something I love using in the studio, or on location with various F-mount glass. Anyone else using the SL in this way / seeing a problem? It's such a versatile camera, hopefully it can be sorted, as the option to choose your flash / triggering system, especially if you already own something else is fantastic.
  25. All, I have a vintage Rokinon 26A flash that was used with a Pentax K1000. It's light and would be about perfect on my M9. Does anyone know if it is safe to use? I've been told that older flashes can put out too much voltage and can damage newer digital cameras. Cheers! Ben Photographs by Ben
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