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Leica X2 with Canon Speedlite

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Any flash with a manual/auto mode will work, as they only use the centre hotshoe contact to activate the flash. The only issue is to be careful of some older units that might fry the electrics!

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play around with some manual settings on any flash...eventually you will find a look that suits you at your preferred aperture.

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Any flash with a manual/auto mode will work, as they only use the centre hotshoe contact to activate the flash. The only issue is to be careful of some older units that might fry the electrics!

 

Or avoid using the hot shoe (necessary if using the EVF) and slave the flash (off-camera)to the pop-up flash on the X2.

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Any flash with a manual/auto mode will work, as they only use the centre hotshoe contact to activate the flash. The only issue is to be careful of some older units that might fry the electrics!

 

What do you mean some older units? Units of flash or units of camera? Explain it clearly please, im using a flash trigger on my leica x2 for canon and a canon external flash

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What James is talking about is whether or not a(ny) camera has adequate protection for high trigger voltages. Some very early flash units could give 200Volts through the hotshoe which in older cameras/flash combos could fry the electronics. It's also one of the reasons you're warned in the manual never to open a flash unit as they hold a high voltage charge. Modern camera hotshoes are protected & not generally prone to this phenomenon.

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Radio flash triggers fitted to your hotshoe are perfectly safe for off camera strobe firing as are direct fitting of small flash units to modern camera hotshoes.

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