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yaacovk 12-04-2019 11:30

Flash firing without advance next frame
 
Recently I bought a flash with synch cable for my LEICA M4.
After I made one shot with the flash, i evidently pressed again on the shutter release without advancing to the next frame.
I paid attention that the flash fired again.
Is it normal? or do I have a problem?
Thanks in advance.
Yaacov.

madNbad 12-04-2019 11:55

First make sure your flash is plugged in to the X sync and not the M. If the problem persist there is a short between the two syncs and the camera will need service.

yaacovk 12-05-2019 07:47

Well, i made a test with another LEICA, but it was LEICA M2, the results was the same...
If you have another old leics (untill M4...) you can make the same test.

drewbarb 12-05-2019 09:30

Don't worry; this is normal with the Leica. Each time you press the shutter button the circuit that trips the flash is closed, so the flash will fire whether the film is advanced and shutter re-cocked or not. There's nothing wrong with your camera.

madNbad 12-05-2019 10:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by drewbarb (Post 2927650)
Don't worry; this is normal with the Leica. Each time you press the shutter button the circuit that trips the flash is closed, so the flash will fire whether the film is advanced and shutter re-cocked or not. There's nothing wrong with your camera.

Thanks! Just tried it on my M4.

yaacovk 12-06-2019 02:07

Thank you all.
Your comments reassured me.
Yaacov.


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