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    Personally, I think the idea of a flash on my M repulsive....

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    Yeah I've used it messing around. A new Vivitar 285HV. Works fine. Set the auto flash to the right settings and shoot at away. Also used it on my Canon 1V at really dark concerts. Works exactly the same.


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    I try to use available light as much as possible but sometmes use the M6 with studio flash...

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    I don't know if it will worth to you but even that I work with a M6 TTL some time and latter a M7 I never used them TTL. I rather work with any flash that have the auto option. The reason is that I personally achived more control in the ratio natural/flash light.
    About the common idea that it's a sin to use a flash with a Leica, I like to think as Eugene Smith, I work with "all" the "available" light.
    Last edited by Jose A Martinez; 06-10-2008 at 02:26 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: correction of some typos
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicole View Post
    Have you used a Leica M6 with a flash unit before?

    How did you find the Leica performed with the flash unit and it's results?

    I prefer natural light with my M6 but would appreciate hearing about your experience using the M6 with a flash.

    Thank you and best wishes,
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    Yes I use a Sunpack it is fine
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    Regards Kenneth

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    Quote Originally Posted by LucyLeica View Post
    Personally, I think the idea of a flash on my M repulsive....
    You big snob
    "Sharpness is a Bourgeois Concept"-H.Cartier-Bresson

    Regards Kenneth

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    Leicas are horrible cameras for flash. You'd be better off with leaf shutters that sync at all speeds, such as a Mamiya 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobomoon View Post
    This is that Bruce Gilden street video where he shoots street at close range with a Leica, wide lens, and flash. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. You can see a portfolio of his work at--

    http://www.magnumphotos.com/Archive/...Bruce%20Gilden
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
    Academic (Slavic and Comparative Literature)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com

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    If you need to use a flash with a Leica the 1/50th of a second is not a liability since there isn't any light anyway, right? I say go for it. Get a small flash. You usually don't need something as large as a 283. I have many shoe mount flashes but I have found that small flashes work great. I have a Voigtlander flash that is almost as small as a pack of Juicy Fruit gum. Works beautifully out to about 15 ft. Vivitar made many small flashes as well and those are automatic for the most part. You just set your aperture and go.

    Don't listen to the naysayers. Do whatever the hell you want. They are your pictures after all and no one that matters will ever ask you why you used a flash on a Leica. I think you get my drift.

    Patrick

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