How this photograph was made in full Auto! Featuring the Leica SF 26.


The key point to this image is soft light. Probably doesn’t look like a flash unit was used, does it? That is because the light was diffused and to camera right.

The flash I used is a small portable unit SF-26 ( Amazon: ) and a Nikon 4765 Flash Cord ( Amazon: ) in full automatic mode. The camera balances ambient light with the flash automatically and I simply add a full CTO to match the room temperature.

Here is a diagram that shows the placement of things in the room.


Here is a list of the gear used with direct links:

Leica M:

Leica Summilux 50mm:

Leica SF-26 Flash:

Gel Kit:


Nikon Flash Cord:

Check my instagram account @studioseightyone and my YouTube channel for more stuff!

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