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I picked up a Leica SF24D flash recently to use with my M6TTL. I was thinking about testing it with my Canon EOS R dslr and using its screen to get familiar with the flash without wasting film (I don’t mind if it will only work using Manual mode on the flash).
I think I remember hearing years ago something about TTL flashes not pairing well with some newer “more-electronic” cameras’ hot shoes and possibly frying the camera’s electronics — though my memory’s extremely foggy on that.
Does anyone have any experience using the SF24D on a dslr of any make/model and/or on any digital Leica body?
Would covering the flash’s 3 “TTL connector pins” on its hot shoe with electrical tape (while leaving the main center pin uncovered) be necessary or safer?
Apologies in advance if this is a dumb question.
I recently purchased a 21mm Summilux and a Brightline Finder 12024 to accompany it. When I slide the finder into the hotshoe on my M10 it feels remarkably loose and unstable, so much so that if the camera is tipped it will slide out. This can't be right.
Investigating further I tried the same viewfinder on my M9-P and it fits securely, same when I try it on an M4 body. There are raised bars under the edges of the M9 hotshoe (see attached photos) and similarly on the M4 they seem to have springs under bars to use light pressure to hold things in place.
Did something fall off my M10 without my noticing? On a stock m10 is the center area with the pin cluster flush with the rest of the hotshoe or is that area in the center raised up a bit from the bare metal?
All other hotshoe items that I use have pin locks so nothing else falls out. I had a thumbs-up grip that went in the hot shoe that was too loose as well. I had assumed it was the grip bring too small, not that something was missing from my camera. Can anyone confirm this behavior or help me to understand what I may be missing? I I can use a small bit of gaffer's tape to fill in the loose area when using the viefinder on the the M10 but that hardly seems like the best solution.
M9 hotshoe with raised pressure bars:
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I used a finder in my M10 for the first time yesterday, the finder was a snug fit, normal I'd say compared to my other M's when I inserted it to the hot shoe. When I finished snapping, I put my camera with the finder attached into my bag. When I got home I noticed that the finder had dropped out of the hot-shoe.
Now it seems the hot shoe is out of tolerance, the black plastic insert that came with the camera as well as my other finders are all loose to the point where they'll just slide out. When looking at the hot shoe it seems normal, compared to my other cameras. I can't imagine that it would be possible to bend the hot shoe flanges without applying significant force - the bag wasn't out of my sight all afternoon so I'm certain that didn't happen.
Have any other M10 users experienced anything similar? and if so, what was the fix? I've only had the camera for a few weeks and I'm reluctant to send it off for repair after waiting for so long.
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!