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Flash advice for Leica M 240

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Please forgive me if this topic has been covered elsewhere. I'm doing a series of interiors. I don't carry around a tripod for this project due to logistical reasons. I use a flash-gun (Leica SF 40), and bounce the flash off the ceiling where possible. Even though most of the rooms are either domestic or domestic-scaled I think I need something more powerful than the SF 40. I don't have the funds for an SF 60. So my question is - can anyone recommend a more powerful flash that is affordable. I mostly use manual function, so lack of TTL isn't a deal breaker. Thanks.

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Almost any other branded flash with centre contact: I used Nikon SB28 flashes for years with my M240, though usually off camera with wireless triggers. They work properly on camera though.

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All in the $60-$80 range:  Godox TT600, Yongnuo YN560 II or IV, Yongnuo YN660.

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Is the Yongnuo YN660 power up there with the Leica SF 60? The guide number is 60 in each case, but I'm never sure if this is an accurate measure in all cases.

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YN660 is GN66 @ 199mm.  The SF 60 (Nissin i60A) is GN60 @ 200mm,  GN27 at 35mm.   I don't know what the YN 660 GN is at that zoom level.  I haven't seen any comparisons between the two flashes.

The 660 is on my list of "when I need a second flash" possible purchases.  I get buy with an old Canon 420 EX for now.

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Non-ttl my Vivitar 283 works great as does a Sunpak 383-super, or Nikon flashes like the SB24-25-26 which can be found cheap because they don't fully integrate with latest digital Nikons I believe.   That said my favorite is my trusty Metz MZ53-3 with the Leica M6TTL/R8 M1 module.  What it does that the others don't is 1) picks up the ISO set on the camera, and 2) Zooms to match focal length of coded lenses.

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I ended up purchasing the Yongnuo YN660 for my M 240. It's works well - powerful and cheap! Thanks for the advice.

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