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By Michael Korak
Alas, it is time for me to move out of 35mm film photography. After 6 decades of making pictures with a variety of equipment, I must finally abandon the wonderful world of emulsion.
My love for Leica goes back to the late 1970's and just a few years ago, I let go of my beloved M6 with its 35mm Summicron. It had become to difficult to get a good focus point with my 70 year old eyes. I moved into this R6 with the same focal length and speed. I have been shooting the ..OCOL way of thinking...one camera-one lens.
I also have a Fuji X-100F that has become my very acceptable replacement for the Leica. It suits my age and lifestyle now. So, here is what I am offering;
Leica R6 body vintage 1988, with eyecup and split image focusing screen, strap, Leica eveready case and very comprehensive Fritz Meisnitzner book,
Leica 35mm F2 Summicron-R lens vintage 1979, both caps, 55mm Leitz UVa filter, leather zip case, and original box with the packing foam in it,
Leica 2x R-Extender (rarely used) with both caps and a nylon pouch,
Metz 32 Z-2 electonic flash unit with SCA 351 Leica adapter (again, rarely used)
All of the items are in perfect working condition. Optically, the lens is top notch LEICA quality, nothing less. My last roll of film left the camera two weeks ago.
Will ship to almost anywhere. Priority USPS Mail, fully insured, buyer pays shipping.
Buyer also pays fees if using PayPal.
$1250.00 USD buys it all.
By Herr Barnack
Hello, ladies and gents - here is a question for those who shoot with the Q2.
I need to get a flash for my Q2, preferably a Metz unit as they are priced more favorably than the Leica flash units. Is there a Metz equivalent of Leica's SF60 or SF40 flash?
The Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 looks like it could be a good choice. The 52 AF-1 is supposed to be compatible with Panasonic/Leica Four Thirds TTL, according to the description on a well known camera retailer's website. It seems odd that this flash would be compatible with Leica 4/3rds cameras but there is no mention of it being compatible with Leica's full frame cameras such as the Q2, M240 or M10. Would that be due to the difference in sensor size between 4/3rds and full frame?
I have used off camera flash (a Nikon unit) a fair amount in the past with my M-P 240 by using a wireless flash trigger set. This is ungainly though when you are holding the flash in one hand and the camera in the other and trying to shoot. I need fill flash for high contrast lighting situations so on camera flash would greatly streamline using flash with my Q2.
So my question boils down to this: Is the Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 compatible with the Q2? Or is there another flash unit that could be used on camera with the Q2?
I have a Leica M2 and recently purchased a Metz 45 CL-4 flash. I used an adapter (Kaiser) for the flash socket of the M2 to convert it to a PC socket. All connection seems good. Initially, the Metz 45 is working as it should. When I advanced the film and press the shutter button, the flash fires.
However, when I change the flash head angle (bounced flash), advance the film, and press the shutter button, the flash will not trigger. When I press the shutter button WITHOUT advancing the film, the flash will fires. When I advanced the film and press the shutter button, the flash will not fire.
I tried checking the connections and everything looks good. My Leica M2 was recently CLA'd by Kanto Camera in Japan and everything in the camera seems to be working as it should.
I get inconsistent results when using the flash. Sometimes it works, sometimes it won't. I wasted two rolls of films already.
Has anyone experience this? Any ideas what is the cause of the flash not firing?
Thank you for your help!
I love my Leica Monochrom (CCD) and sometimes use flash.
I bought from the metz 45CT4 (version pre digital) with bracket from a friend.
Can I use it with the de sca 351 and sca 300A cable on the MMv1?
How can I use this safely on the Monochrom (CCD)?
What do i need to connect it to use TTL?
Thank you all for your advice!