Flash for M size cameras
Old 07-22-2012   #1
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Flash for M size cameras

From time to time there are posts asking for a proper flash for M cameras. I have recently acquired the relatively new Fuji EF-X20 flash, originally made for the X-Pro1, because it actually features a nice manual mode where one can adjust the output power up to 1/64th of GN 20 (m).

Of course it will do TTL with the X-Pro1, but I thought the form factor is actually quite perfect for M cameras, too. It runs on AAAs due to its size - Eneloops are recommended. It is so small that with its pouch, that it fits nicely in a bag just in between the gap the camera and an attached lens form when placed upright, so no space really sacrificed. Downside is the price, I know, so this is a good excuse to later on buy the Fuji host camera in addition, as you've got already the flash and it would to just too expensive to only use it on manual ...

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Old 07-22-2012   #2
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That is a nice little flash! A bit expensive, though.

With my M3 and M6, I use either an Olympus T-20, which doesn't have as many adjustable settings, but works great in auto mode and is quite small yet powerful--and only costs around $25 if you can find one--or the Metz 34 CS-2, which is a little more expensive (I picked mine up for 10 at a charity sale) but is very adjustable and has optical slave capability.
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Old 07-22-2012   #3
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Take a look at the Sunpak Softlite 1600 A. A very small, light, swivel flash. Not very powerful, only takes two penlite batteries, but one of the least obtrusive flashes.
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This is what I'm going to get I think: http://www.nissindigital.com/Di28.html

Nissin flash with Nikon iTTL capability that still is as small as a pack of cigarettes
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My small flash is a Nikon SB-30. Small, light, supports both auto and manual operation with any camera, iTTL control w Nikon, and has a built-in diffuser and IR shield to soften/broaden the light or work as an IR trigger for slaves. Four levels on annual power.

Cost me $50 used.
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This is what I'm going to get I think: http://www.nissindigital.com/Di28.html

Nissin flash with Nikon iTTL capability that still is as small as a pack of cigarettes
This will always fire full power on a Leica though right?
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I've used Nikon SB-700 and the even smaller SB-600.



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Old 07-22-2012   #8
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Old 07-22-2012   #9
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I use old sunpaks but constanty fight the forward tipping of the camera in my neck.
I wish there was a contax tl-20 like solution.
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