Why are the framelines calibrated at 1m, instead of 2m as in the M8.2?

As a result of the larger sensor size compared to the M8 and M8.2, a much smaller enlargement factor of the lens arises. Therefore the proven setting of the LEICA M7/MP was selected for the M9.

As a result of the larger sensor size compared to the M8 and M8.2, a much smaller enlargement factor of the lens arises. Therefore the proven setting of the LEICA M7/MP was selected for the M9.

Which tpes of memory cards will work with my LEICA M9?

In principle, all cards complying with the SD/SDHC specifcations will work. Since this market with its many distributers changes quickly, Leica cannot constantly check the compatibility. As we lim...

In principle, all cards complying with the SD/SDHC specifcations will work. Since this market with its many distributers changes quickly, Leica cannot constantly check the compatibility. As we limit our compatibility testing program to tests with SD memory cards manufactured by San Disk, we can only guarantee problem-free camera function with these cards. The read/write speed
of the M9 is limited by the hardware. The maximum achievable read and write speeds are around 12 MB/s. Modern SD cards offering faster read/write speeds may be used in the camera, but do not show better performance when used with the Leica M9/M9-P.

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.

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