A few weeks with Leica D-Lux

A few weeks with Leica D-Lux

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is no longer a new camera. It was announced in then September 2014 and probably available on the market a few months later.  It is Leica branded Panasonic LX100. Friends always imply there are two production lines in the Panasonic factory: one...
Using Toshiba FlashAir SD card on the Leica M

Using Toshiba FlashAir SD card on the Leica M

Have you ever thought of transferring files wirelessly from your Leica M Typ 240 to your desktop or laptop computer? Now there is a simple solution:  using a WiFi SD card. The one I bought directly in Australia was through eBay, cheaper if shipped from overseas. WiFi...
Leica flash SF 40 impressions – Part 3

Leica flash SF 40 impressions – Part 3

The Leica SF 40 is a flashgun fully compatible with the Leica M, the SF 24D is mostly manual. Strangely in term of size, SF 40 and SF 24D are close to be identical.     SF 40 is bigger because of using 4 AA sized batteries.     The flash head of SF...
Leica flash SF 40 impressions – Part 2

Leica flash SF 40 impressions – Part 2

The Leica SF 40 has a guide number (GN) 40 when using a 105 mm lens. For using with a 35mm lens, the GN is 35. It is true that the size of SF 40 is relatively small, at 84mm high. A normal flashgun will be around 140 mm. Many forum posts mentioned that the Leica SF 40...
Leica flash SF 40 impressions – Part 1

Leica flash SF 40 impressions – Part 1

Two years ago I reviewed the compact Leica flash SF24D. If you are still interested in reading it, the link is here. It gave me some good impressions. Its biggest issue is probably the battery, it is not the normal AA type, but 2 CR 123A type batteries. CR123A type of...