Originally Posted by Dante_Stella
Why would you worry about servicing it? From the point of view of a buyer, Leica is the seller and the one that has to honor the warranty, and I'm sure that if you had a real issue, they'd just replace it with one of the 10,000 they probably have in stock. Metz products rarely if ever break - and that is actually true of most flashes (absent, of course physical abuse!).
Also, chuckling a little at "seems like a lot of money" when the object is a flash for a camera that cost $8K when it came out.
I feel like they may not have 10000 units in stock seeing as BH and adorama don't have any in stock, though they could have just paused shipping.
Yes, the Monochrom is a very expensive camera, but I saved my money and shot lots of weddings other, commercial work to afford it. Just because I spent the money on the Monochrom does not mean I wish to overspend on a flash which may become obsolete or not opt to wait for leica to come out with a new solution.
That said, I do agree that if nothing new comes out soon my best option will be to pick up the sf58. For now I have been using my sf20 in non TTL and whenever I need a bigger flash I have been forcing myself to just use my einstein or alien bee. It's actually been quite nice, I nor,ally wouldn't set up the big light but using more is really fun. Small camera big light! I wish pocketwizard would make a comtrolTL unit for the leica, not really necessary but would be cool.