M9 with SF58 and vintage lenses????

Discussion in 'Leica M Camera Forum' started by aaronz28, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. aaronz28

    aaronz28 Leica Place Regular

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    Dec 17, 2014
    Ok, so i'm in love with my M9
    and i'm using it with a Zeiss 50 f1.4, as well as a summicron 35, and 90

    but as you all know, the m9 isn't the greatest in low light situations -

    so i bought an SF58 to shoot photos of my kids and parties and stuff - and i'm finding it to be terribly cantankerous....
    1/2 the time it doesn't fire, the other 1/2 its inconsistent - either full power causing washed out imagery - or just not strong enough to illuminate the object-

    i've tried it on TTL as well as Auto and Manual - with similar results -

    are these units always finicky?

    Cheer

    Aaron
     
  2. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Is it under warranty or have return privilige?

    If it is not firing- something is wrong.

    If it is washing out on Auto- something has to be wrong with the flash.
     
  3. uhoh7

    uhoh7 Leica Place Regular

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    Oct 14, 2014
    I hope you get your flash issues worked out, but I find the M9 can shoot in very low light; with a super speed lens. I shoot very often with CV 50/1.1 and CV 35/1.2 and Sonnetar 50/1.1. Focus is of course more challenging, but take some extra shots and many will be fine. I have a higher hit rate in low light with M9 than A7
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