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    Question Flash SF-58 with M9 , how good?

    Hi guys

    While I'm waiting for M9 to be delivery this week, i want to have some advise for Leica SF-58 Flash

    How good is this flash with M9 ??
    is it as smart as SB 800 / SB 900 ? In Nikon DSLR, i never had any problem with these 2 flashes.
    with direct flash or bounce flash, everything come out just nice.

    Can i expect the same performace with SB 800/900 ?
    For example : M9 + SF-59 for bounce flash = perfect result, just like in Nikon DSLR.


    Thank You

    Andre
    Leica M9 | SE 18 | Lux 24 | Lux 50 | ZM 35 | Nikon D700 | 35/1.8 | 45 PC-E | 50/1.4 | 70-200 VR II | SB 800+600 |SF 58|

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    Re: Flash SF-58 with M9 , how good?

    Andre,

    unfortunately I can't comment on exactly this combo, but on the M8.2 this flash works perfectly. Predictable and good results.This flash unit is basically a MZ58 (made by Metz) which I already used on my Nikon system (MZ58i-Nikon) and so it wasn't that new to me. Compared to a SB-800 it has the second reflector unit which is a very welcome feature. Originally I started to use my M8.2 with a MZ54 unit (predecessor of MZ58) via SCA-Adaptor just to share it with my H2, but didn't like the fact of setting aperture values on that flash unit, which pushed me towards buying this SF58. I did not regret until now. And quality wise Metz is a no brainer, at least for me. My oldest Metz flash, a CT-45, bought in 1978, is still working!!!

    Regards,
    Udo

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    Re: Flash SF-58 with M9 , how good?

    Hi Udo, thx you for the input for M8.2 + SF 58
    that's really nice to hear that.

    Anymore input for M9 + SF 58 ?
    Leica M9 | SE 18 | Lux 24 | Lux 50 | ZM 35 | Nikon D700 | 35/1.8 | 45 PC-E | 50/1.4 | 70-200 VR II | SB 800+600 |SF 58|

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