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AnimalBones 4th August 2020 03:07 PM

Leica R6 flash TTL
 
Hi,

I am using a Leica R6 with Summicron-R 50 3rd cam only. I am shooting flash on a Metz 32-MZ3 via an SCA351 shoe.

When I set my shutter speed to X I am not getting the flash ready indicator flashing in my view finder (if I shoot the flash still goes off but I have no idea now if it is using TTL metering). The flash ready indicator was working before but it has just stopped. All other viewfinder lights are working fine.

I would really appreciate any insight into why my flash ready light is not working. I suppose I could do manual flash but I would rather solve this conundrum. Am I missing something?

Thanks

Martin

alexmuir 4th August 2020 06:23 PM

Are all the electrical contacts between camera and flash clean? I donít know this setup, but I assume you plug a box into the camera hotshoe, and it has a cable to the flash. The different contacts on the hotshoe normally connect things like the ready light, metering etc. I would try cleaning both the hotshoe and the contacts on the box that connect with it to see if that helps. Apologies if you have already tried that.
Alex.


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AnimalBones 4th August 2020 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alexmuir (Post 134855)
Are all the electrical contacts between camera and flash clean? I donít know this setup, but I assume you plug a box into the camera hotshoe, and it has a cable to the flash. The different contacts on the hotshoe normally connect things like the ready light, metering etc. I would try cleaning both the hotshoe and the contacts on the box that connect with it to see if that helps. Apologies if you have already tried that.
Alex.


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Hi Alex, I did give them a quick wipe and they do look clean but maybe I'll try something more robust

alexmuir 4th August 2020 08:23 PM

Wiping with electrical contact cleaner, or isopropyl alcohol usually ensures that contacts like this are clean. I would avoid using anything abrasive, and wipe any solvent off plastic parts.
Alex


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skellum 5th August 2020 05:28 AM

Never been a Leica user so can't shed any light on this, I'm afraid.
Have you asked here?
https://www.l-camera-forum.com/forum...eica-r-system/

Dedicated to R cameras, so maybe someone here has had the same issue?


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