Leica Camera has unveiled the Leica SF 60 flash and SF C1 remote control unit, both designed for the S, SL, and M series cameras and compatible with the Leica Q and CL.
The new Leica SF 60 flash. (Source: Leica Camera.)
Compact and powerful, the SF 60 flash unit is among the lightest and smallest of its performance class. It weighs only 300 grams and has a height of 98 mm yet offers a guide number of 60 at ISO 100. Its reflector can be swiveled horizontally by 180 degrees in both directions and tilted upwards by up to 90 degrees, making it ideal for indirect, bounced and soft flash from numerous positions and angles. Controlled by the camera, it automatically adjusts to focal lengths from 24 to 200 mm (35 mm equivalent) and also features an integrated reflector for ultra-wide-angle exposures down to 16 mm.
For photographers who also shoot video, the SF 60 offers constant LED light output adjustable in nine steps. All parameters can be set on the flash unit with two dials and on the color LED display. The SF 60 offers wireless remote control and is compatible with the Leica SF C1 remote control unit.
The power for the SF 60 is supplied by four AA cells. For longer shooting sessions and even faster flash recycle times, the unit can also be connected to an external power supply, the Nissin Power Pack PS 8 (Sony version). The rechargeable NiMH battery of the PS 8 has a capacity of 21.6 watt-hours. The Nissin Power Pack PS 8 (Sony version) can provide power for up to two SF 60 flash units and features a USB interface for charging other devices such as smartphones or tablet-PCs.
The SF 60 can also be used as a remote slave flash, controlled by the SF C1 remote control unit. The SF C1 works with radio frequencies in the 2.4-GHz band and offers up to eight separate channels for the configuration of flash units in groups. The flash units, which may be at distances of up to 100 meters from the SF C1 mounted on the camera, can be controlled as a single group or split into up to three separately controlled groups.
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