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...
Leica SF 24D mini flash and the Leica M

Leica SF 24D mini flash and the Leica M

Not long ago I wrote several posts about the Leica SF 24D mini flash. During that time I was using a Leica M9 and the results were quite satisfactory. Now I wish to do some more testings of this mini flash on the Leica M to see how it performs. Let me briefly...
Preparation for travelling to Iceland

Preparation for travelling to Iceland

The countdown for travelling to Iceland has begun. I agree totally with what Lao Tzu, an ancient Chinese philosopher, says, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” But I may not totally agree his other saying, “A good traveler has no fixed...
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