I bought a Leica SF240D Flash to play around with both my M7 and my M Monochrom and have been having less than positive results with it. I'll admit that this could be entirely lack of knowledge which is why I'm asking -I've never used a flash before so I'm trying to figure it out.
First of all, as both cameras have TTL and it's a Leica flash I was excited to use this feature but that's what I've had the least luck with. I set the camera to a Flash-OK speed and the flash to TTL and 4 out of 5 times the flash doesn't fire and my image is completely dark. When it works, it works beautifully. Like this:
, on Flickr
That's what I want from all the shots, but it's not firing and I'm not sure why. I asked some other folks who had no experience with TTL and advised I use the A option instead. So with A, flash OK speed, and aperture on the camera matching what the flash tells me and and now it fires every time as I'd hoped, but it's WAY over powered, completely blowing out half the photo even when compensating the exposure on the MM.
What the hell am I doing wrong? Thanks!