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    Flash for M8?

    I know that if at all possible use available light, but for those times when you need supplemental light, what do those of you with digital Leica M experience use for on camera flash units?

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    Re: Flash for M8?

    I'm no expert on flash, but I have a Nikon SB800 that works well on mine. At least on the 3 times I've used it.

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    Re: Flash for M8?

    Thanks TR Smith. Does that mean that my stock Canon flash units would work in TTL speak? By the way I'm a Mainah Too!

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    Re: Flash for M8?

    I don't think canon flashes will work at all on the M8 and really none work in ttl. As much as I don't really like flash I do use them for weddings and use Metz with the recommended module for Leica. Of course the new Leica flash would work as well.

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    Re: Flash for M8?

    Metz 54 MZ-4i with Leica module.

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    Re: Flash for M8?

    Quote Originally Posted by TimWright View Post
    I don't think canon flashes will work at all on the M8 and really none work in ttl. As much as I don't really like flash I do use them for weddings and use Metz with the recommended module for Leica. Of course the new Leica flash would work as well.
    Canon 580 will work. See this thread.

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    Re: Flash for M8?

    Ive used both the old leica ones with diffuser for fill and they worked as should...

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    Re: Flash for M8?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post
    Canon 580 will work. See this thread.
    I was sure I had read that they wouldn't work or might damage the M8, don't remember the reason why. Funny as I have both a 550 and a 580 but have never tried either.

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