System compatibility – Is it possible to use the LEICA SF 58 flash unit with all Leica system cameras?

Compatible in TTL flash mode with: M-System: LEICA M6 TTL, LEICA M7, LEICA M8, LEICA M8.2, LEICA M9, Leica M (Typ 240) R-System: LEICA R8, LEICA R9 (analog) S-System: LEICA S2/S2-P Compatible...

Compatible in TTL flash mode with:

  • M-System: LEICA M6 TTL, LEICA M7, LEICA M8, LEICA M8.2, LEICA M9, Leica M (Typ 240)
  • R-System: LEICA R8, LEICA R9 (analog)
  • S-System: LEICA S2/S2-P

Compatible in automatic or manual flash mode with all Leica System Cameras with hot shoe and x-contact

Why using a secondary reflector?

The LEICA SF 58 is ideal for indirect lighting due to its high flash guide number (max. 58 at ISO100/21°). The secondary reflector retains a bright illumination, creates highlights, lightens up sha...

The LEICA SF 58 is ideal for indirect lighting due to its high flash guide number (max. 58 at ISO100/21°). The secondary reflector retains a bright illumination, creates highlights, lightens up shadows, and delivers vivid colors.

White balance adjustment

The LEICA SF 58 has a color temperature of 5600K. Best photographic results are achieved by a camera white balance setting of “automatic” or “flash”.

The LEICA SF 58 has a color temperature of 5600K. Best photographic results are achieved by a camera white balance setting of “automatic” or “flash”.

What kinds of batteries are recommended for the Leica SF 58?

Rechargeable batteries: NiCd (1,2V), NiMH (1,2V) Batteries: Lithium (1,5V), Alkaline-Manganese (1,5V)

Rechargeable batteries:

  • NiCd (1,2V), NiMH (1,2V)

Batteries:

  • Lithium (1,5V), Alkaline-Manganese (1,5V)

Why the battery symbol of the Leica SF 58 is not displayed constantly?

The battery symbol is meant as a capacity warning and therefore only appears when the battery capacity will end soon.

The battery symbol is meant as a capacity warning and therefore only appears when the battery capacity will end soon.

Focal length transfer with LEICA M8/M8.2

The focal length transfer takes place only with coded lenses provided the lens detection function is activated.Table: M8/M8.2 – Focal Length Display SF 58 Lens focal length (in mm) Flash di...

The focal length transfer takes place only with coded lenses provided the lens detection function is activated.

Table: M8/M8.2 – Focal Length Display SF 58

Lens focal length (in mm)

Flash display

16-18-21

24

18

24

21

28

24

28

28

35

35

35

50

90

75

90

90

105

135

105

Is it possible to use TTL flash mode with DMR (R8/R9)?

When using LEICA R8 / R9 with a DMR, only manual or automatic flash mode is possible.

When using LEICA R8 / R9 with a DMR, only manual or automatic flash mode is possible.

Why is the menu only accessible after pressing one of the buttons a second time?

Pressing any of the menu buttons once illuminates the display. Only pressing twice will enter the respective menu modes.This procedure prevents accidental missetting.

Pressing any of the menu buttons once illuminates the display.
Only pressing twice will enter the respective menu modes.
This procedure prevents accidental missetting.

Why the zoom reflector is automatically adjusted, when the head is tilted/swivelled for indirect flash?

As soon as the reflector’s position is moved away from the frontal lighting position, the zoom adjusts automatically to 75mm to achieve an appropriate flash guide number which is sufficient for mos...

As soon as the reflector’s position is moved away from the frontal lighting position, the zoom adjusts automatically to 75mm to achieve an appropriate flash guide number which is sufficient for most photographic situations using bounce flash (maximum flash guide number at zoom setting 105mm!).

Instructions pour la mise à jour du micrologiciel LEICA M (Type 240)

Formatez une carte mémoire SD dans votre LEICA M. Éteignez l'appareil photo et insérez la carte dans un lecteur de carte SD intégré ou connecté à votre ordinateur. (Un lecteur est requis pour l...

  1. Formatez une carte mémoire SD dans votre LEICA M.
  2. Éteignez l'appareil photo et insérez la carte dans un lecteur de carte SD intégré ou connecté à votre ordinateur. (Un lecteur est requis pour les mises à jour du micrologiciel)
  3. Téléchargez le fichier Firmware depuis le site Leica M en utilisant le lien "UPDATES".
  4. Enregistrez le fichier FW_M240_1_1_0_2.FW au premier niveau de la structure de dossiers de la carte.   
  5. Retirez la carte correctement de votre lecteur de carte, insérez la carte dans l'appareil photo et fermez le capot inférieur.
  6. Appuyez sur le bouton "INFO" et maintenez-le, allumer simultanément l'appareil photo à l'aide de l'interrupteur principal.
  7. Le processus de mise à jour prend plusieurs 2-4 minutes. "Chargement du fichier ..." apparaît sur l'écran.
  8. Lorsque la mise à jour est terminée, un message correspondant apparaît sur l'écran. Le message disparaît après quelques secondes.

Remarque:

    Si la charge de la batterie est insuffisante, un message d'avertissement correspondant s'affiche.

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