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!).

Istruzioni per aggiornare il firmware della LEICA M (Tipo 240)

Formattare una scheda di memoria SD nella vostra LEICA M. Spegnere la fotocamera e inserire la scheda in un lettore di schede SD, integrato o collegato al computer. (Per aggiornare il firmware...

  1. Formattare una scheda di memoria SD nella vostra LEICA M.
  2. Spegnere la fotocamera e inserire la scheda in un lettore di schede SD, integrato o collegato al computer. (Per aggiornare il firmware è richiesto un lettore di schede).
  3. Scaricare il file del firmware dal sito Leica M tramite il link “AGGIORNAMENTI”.
  4. Salvare il file FW_M240_1_1_0_2.FW al livello più alto della struttura a cartelle della scheda.
  5. Rimuovere in modo corretto la scheda dal lettore, inserire la scheda nella fotocamera e chiudere il fondello.
  6. Premere il pulsante “INFO” e, mentre lo si tiene premuto, accendere la fotocamera tramite l'interruttore generale.
  7. La procedura di aggiornamento richiede indicativamente 2-4 minuti. Sullo schermo compare il messaggio “Caricamento file…”.
  8. Una volta completato l'aggiornamento, sullo schermo compare il corrispondente messaggio. Il messaggio scompare dopo alcuni secondi.

Nota:

  • Se la batteria non è carica a sufficienza, viene visualizzato il corrispondente messaggio di avviso.
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