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Dec 02, 2014 06:23 |  #1

what flash supports the M series the best there is a new small flash its a 24 and the older 58?
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Dec 03, 2014 06:50 |  #2

You could try your 600EX-RT in "ext M" mode

Im not 100% sure it will work, and i dont have my 600s here with me to try (you may need to dig the manual out - its page 37)
i have been using my wife's old 580EX2 in auto mode (Cfn 5.3 i think) on my M240 and X100
It works like an old school Thryistor controlled flash - set your iso and aperture on the flash to match your camera, make sure the "magic eye" on the front is pointed at the subject (pretty easy when its on camera) and take some pictures !


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Dec 03, 2014 14:16 |  #3

I use the S24D and its not bad, you need a soft bounce on it or it will be harsh. Here are some examples.

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Dec 12, 2014 07:37 as a reply to  @ J_TULLAR's post |  #4

Thank you I ended up getting the 58 due to the guide rating , better to have more than not enough ??
its a gangly set up once on the M-P body

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Dec 26, 2014 09:09 |  #5

eightweight wrote in post #17328036 (external link)
Thank you I ended up getting the 58 due to the guide rating , better to have more than not enough ??
its a gangly set up once on the M-P body

Thank you
Bill

Just getting back into photography on the net since they revamped so this is a little late.

I went with the SF24D and its perfect for fill flash and a easy to travel with flash. I found the SF58 to be to much.


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Jan 01, 2015 22:58 |  #6

I wanted to provide an update. I received the SF 24D from my wife a few days before Christmas in order to use during our Holiday party for pictures. I use in mostly as a fill indoors and it has been working great for what I need. I am more than pleased with its size and ability. I think the SF58 would have been to much for me. It was difficult to quickly learn how to use as a fill without bouncing the flash off of a wall or ceiling but I was able to manage rather quickly and am pleased with the results.


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Jan 01, 2015 23:08 |  #7

J_TULLAR wrote in post #17308988 (external link)
I use the S24D and its not bad, you need a soft bounce on it or it will be harsh. Here are some examples.

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I find that I didn't need a soft bounce if I went - 3.0 EV actually from - 1. 2/3 EV to -3.0... What are you using to soft bounce?


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Jan 06, 2015 09:57 |  #8

I use my Konica HX-14 that came with my Hexar AF on the M6 and works great, small and uses regular AA batteries

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Apr 28, 2015 14:20 |  #9

vivitar 285. It's big, but works well on auto thyristor and manual.

Ideally it should be smaller, but I don't seem to see any compact flashes at a decent price.


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