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    M9 small but good flash for travel

    I'm looking for a small but good flash for travel ?
    for M9 with 28 , 50 or 90 mm

    LEICA SF 24D or Metz mecablitz 36C-2 or another one ?

    thank you

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    Re: M9 small but good flash for travel

    I've been happy with my SF24D the very few times I've used it. No bounce, but I put a bit of tissue behind the flash lens to diffuse a bit (probably not effective). goes nicely with the M8 size-wise.

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    Re: M9 small but good flash for travel

    thanks Mike

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    Re: M9 small but good flash for travel

    Quote Originally Posted by erick.boileau View Post
    I'm looking for a small but good flash for travel ?
    for M9 with 28 , 50 or 90 mm

    LEICA SF 24D or Metz mecablitz 36C-2 or another one ?

    thank you
    I dislike flash-on-camera for most things, so nowadays when I carry a flash I carry a small unit (like the Nikon SB-30) and a cheap RF trigger (Cactus V2 or V5). Sender on the camera, flash on the receiver pointing to something that will bounce it. All manual but heck, with a digital camera just pop a couple of test exposures to get the settings right then carry on.

    Works with my M4-2, GXR-M, Oly DSLRs, etc etc. (With the M4-2, I take an exposure reading with a flash meter of course.)

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    Re: M9 small but good flash for travel

    Find a Vivitar 252 on eBay. And a Wien Safe Sync or equivalen, though some say the M8/M9 is fine without even for high voltages. http://www.mattdentonphoto.com/camer...r_auto252.html

    Personally I like the SF24D - except it needs an ND cover since it can't go low enough power. I stick a couple of sheets of white paper along with a cut piece of CC gel filter between the WA diffuser and the head. Otherwise, it's impossible to use for fill in incandescent or low/street light. (Same goes for the Vivitar probably.)

    On Nikon, the SB-400 but it only works with i-TTL Nikons. This is the smallest flash I've seen that will bounce. And it can dial itself way back. It's brilliant.

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    Re: M9 small but good flash for travel

    The SF24 is good for what it is, but the lack of bounce is a real limitation. The other flashes are much bigger. The workaround is a Nikon cord that allows you to take the SF24 off camera. If you google this you will find the right Nikon part number. When I get back to my gear I will look if you can wait.
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    Re: M9 small but good flash for travel

    Nikon SC-17 cord, or equivalent, will letbyou get the SF24 off camera
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    Re: M9 small but good flash for travel

    Thank you

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    Re: M9 small but good flash for travel

    the cable Nikon SC-17 should work with the Flash Leica

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    Re: M9 small but good flash for travel

    I picked up a 24D "for rainy days" but as luck would have it, I never use it. I tend to prefer faster lenses... Maybe I'm just lazy.

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