Using flash with the M8
I was just wondering about peoples experiences using flash with an M8. I realise that to many this may be unthinkable, but there are certainly situations where it is useful. I am thinking particularly as 'fill in' in bright outdoor conditions, and also interiors with lots of nasty artificial light.
I have been using an SF24d in its non TTL 'A' mode fixing the apperture on the gun and then altering the camera apperture to control the proportion of flash to ambient light. This works very nicely in my opinion and its possible to produce very subtle fill flash
I have been less impressed with the TTL mode. The main problem is it gives a very bright pre flash (seems nearly as bright as the actual exposure) and this process delays the actual exposure producing fairly noticeable shutter lag. Id much rather there was a more subtle pre flash or ability to over ride it! It may be my imagination, but I think the sgutter lag may have improved a bit with the 1.092 upgrade. The exposure compensation is also limiting on the TTL mode and will not go more than 1 stop under exposed at wide appertures.
Given ny reservations about the TTL mode, I certainly would not be rushing to upgrade if i alredy owned an SF20.
The SF guns are certainly very light and convenient, but Im looking forward to Metz producing something new.