Leica Launches New SF60 & SF C1 Wireless Remote Control

 

 

The SF 60 and SF C1 can be used with the Leica SL, M10, S (007), Q, CL, M (Typ 240), M9, M8 and S (006), provided that the camera has the most recent firmware update. See the table below for a full breakdown and what firmware is required for use.

The SF C1 is only compatible with the SF 60 flash unit, but multiple SF 60 flashes can connect to each other for wireless triggering. They can also fire other Leica flashes (SF 40, SF 64, SF 58) via optically triggered slave mode. This flexibility of the SF 60 and SF C1 make them a fully featured solution for lightweight high-quality lighting.

SF C1 Wireless Remote Control Unit

Flash units can be organized in up to seven channels, each with three groups, and controlled either together or separately with the same or different settings. Photographers can use all functions of all the flash units, just as if they were mounted on the camera. This opens up countless options for professional light set-ups with system flash units. As is the case with the Leica SF 60 flash unit, all settings can be read off and easily changed on the color LCD panel of the Leica SF C1 remote control unit. Two AAA batteries allow for 3,000 exposures and a microSD card slot allows future firmware updates to be uploaded to the SF C1. Operating on the 2.4 GHz frequency, the SF C1 has a transmission range up to 328 feet (100 m) and doesn’t require line of sight.

 

SF 60 Flash

The new flash is extremely compact and lightweight at just 10.58 oz (300 g) without its four AA batteries. Yet, with a guide number of 60, the flash packs a solid punch. A built-in zoom covers 24-200mm. The control layout is simple and intuitive with a high contrast color LCD. Expect a set up batteries to last anywhere from 220 to 1,500 exposures, depending on power level.

For video, there’s an LED light good for 3.5 hours. And for those wanting to shoot outside at wide apertures, high speed sync (HSS) is available up to 1/8000th.

 

Pricing

Priced at $595, the SF 60 comes in at only $100 more than the smaller SF 40, and $250 less than the current top of the range SF 64. Seems like Leica is trying to be somewhat aggressive here in order meet the needs of professional photographers that often carry multiple flash units on a job. The SF C1 remote control unit is priced at $350, again, very reasonable for the added functionality.

Both the SF 40 and the SF C1 are available for pre-order from Leica Boutique Bergen County Camera.

You can call us at 201-664-4113, we are more than happy to help answer any questions you may have.

Introducing the new Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) called the “Stealth Edition.”

Leica has just announced a new special edition of the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) called the “Stealth Edition.” If you’re a fan of minimalism and matte black, this may be a look that tickles your fancy.

The camera was designed by Marcus Wainwright, the founder and CEO of the fashion label Rag & Bone. A fan of black-and-white photography — the Leica M Monochrom is a B&W-only camera — Wainwright wanted to emphasize the stealthy nature of shooting Leica cameras.

The Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) “Stealth Edition” features a matte black look over its entire body — even most of the standard white lettering on the buttons have been darkened. It also comes with a matching Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH lens.

 

But take the camera into a dark environment and another unique design feature appears: the lettering and accents of the camera glow in the dark.

 

“For me the Leica M system personifies the pursuit of perfection in an object designed for a singular purpose,” Wainwright says. “Inspired by that, I was aiming to try and further refine and perfect the M Monochrom – an almost impossible task – by distilling it to its purest form and highlighting the stealth nature of the camera and lens.”

 

“The ‘Stealth Edition’ of the Leica M Monochrom is quite possibly the most discreet camera on the market today, with both camera and lens dressed in an unassuming black matte finish and minimal branding to eliminate any distractions from the purity and integrity of the design,” Leica says. “Only the most important engravings for photographic settings are highlighted on both the camera and lens, each crafted with a with a striking glow in dark fluorescent paint for optimal use in low-light situations.

“A jet-black, extremely smooth cowhide leather trim adds a layer of texture to the camera and excellent grip for the on-the-go photographer.”

 

 

 

 

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