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What Flash for M6 TTL

photonut

Active Member
Hello all,
What other alternative do I have beside using SF-20? Which Metz flash? I have a Nikon SB-22 speedlight. Can I use that? Thanks in advance. Ann
 

tbc

Well-Known Member
Ann, You ask whether you can use a Nikon SB-22 with a Leica M6 TTL. I am using a Nikon SB-24 with a Leica M6. I use a wide piece of auto striping tape to cover all but the center contact on the hot shoe of the M6. I have checked the triggering voltage of the SB-24 and it is 9 volts, which I have found safe. Other older flashes may have trigger voltages of 250 volts+ (Vivitar 283). I set the SB-24 on auto. Of course, any and all mfrs, in this case Nikon and Leica would not own up to any responsibility if something goes wrong.
 

jaerbo

New Member
Hi.. I've been using the M6TTL for about 2 years now... I guess you're looking for TTL options on your flash/camera...? Then you are stuck with the SF20 or you could buy a Metz adapter to fit most of the Metz..
 

kren2000

Active Member
I went through this dilemma as well with my M7, so I got the specs together on a series of flashes. I put the info on my website:

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I ended up getting the SF20 and couldn't be happier. It's a really great flash unit. I wish the batteries were standard (AA) but the lithiums last forever.

Karen
 

kren2000

Active Member
p.s. The advantage of the SF-20 (or the Metz with adaptor) is the full TTL automation. This allows for very, very easy fill-in flash. Just dial in -1 or -2 on the flash unit. This lets you use the Leica in the places where it excels -- low, ambient light with just a touch of fill to brighten the main subject.
 
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