Leica SF 58 Flash
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The Leica SF 58 is a powerful and versatile flash unit that is perfectly adapted to the Leica M, R and S systems. Whether you employ its sensitive control options to carefully lighten up a subject, its innovative reflector technology to diversify the lighting and capture movement, or its full capacity to turn the dead of night into living day, is up to you and your creative incentives. Thanks to ample power reserves, extreme speed, comprehensive features and simple handling, the Leica SF 58 is cut out for any challenge - and, thanks to its integrated USB port, the firmware always remains up to date.
When you realize that a flash unit can do more than just help you take pictures in the dark, you will discover in the Leica SF 58 a creative light with vast potential - enabling you to achieve anything from subtle fill-in and indirect flash light using the tilt reflector, to decoupled flash operation in slave mode. It is designed specifically for the Leica system camera and, as such, enables you to concentrate fully on the subject whilst leaving the exposure up to the camera.
While the main reflector is responsible for the indirect flash, the secondary reflector can be used to lighten up the darks and generate brilliant results. The extra light can be adjusted in three steps and adapted to the subject.
Creative light distribution
The Leica SF 58 boasts a tilt reflector with a broad adjustable range. It enables you to bounce the flash off a roof or wall and avoid harsh shadows and reflections. This form of indirect lighting is good news for portrait photographers, as the reflector will tilt up to 7 degrees vertically, facilitating fantastic close-up shots.
At a glance
Thanks to a spacious, back-lit LCD and a well-structured menu, the Leica SF 58 is very easy to operate. All flash functions are effortlessly adjusted using all but four keys. Depending on the camera type and mode, the Leica SF 58 will automatically register the focal length, aperture and ISO and display the information on its screen, simultaneously calculating the maximum range at maximum flash power. Successful exposures are optionally confirmed with a beep.
A flash with a bright future
The Leica SF 58 sports an integrated USB port for firmware updating, making this flash an investment with a bright future.
Wide angle ready
The optionally available diffuser can be used to create an exceptionally soft lighting effect, covering focal lengths down to 16 mm - great for portrait photography. The integrated wideangle diffuser disc illuminates the angle of an 18 mm lens.
Type Shoe mounted flash unit Compatibility S-System
S2, S (Typ 006)
M-System M6 TTL, M7, M8, M8.2, M9, M9-P, M Monochrom, M (Typ 240) X-System X1, X2, X Vario Non-Leica via X-Contact can be used in Automatic or Manual flash mode Guide Number max. 58 Meter / 190 Feet (ISO100) Zoom Range 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, 90mm, 105mm (35mm format) Bounce Capability vertical (-7° / +90°)
horizontal (-180° / +120°)
Auto Settings TTL flash, auto flash, manual flash, stroboscopic flash
Test light function, AF assist light, automatic fill-in flash, manual flash exposure correction (+/-3 EV in 1/3 EV-steps), flash exposure on second shutter curtain, HSS high speed synchronisation
Power Source 4 x AA, alkali manganese (1.5V), lithium (1.5V), NiCd battery (1.2V), NiMH battery (1.2V), external energy supply Dimensions (W x H x D) 71 x 148 x 99 mm Weight 355g (12.5 oz)