Leica Digilux 3 with Flash

Leica Digilux 3 with build in flashLeica Digilux 3 with Flash

Leica Digilux 3 has been my main camera for last 5 years.

There are many good things….but I would say this integrated flash is extremely good.

As you know, most of integrated flash can do only “direct lighting” which always looks like “point & shoot photo” although if you use expensive SLR…….

That is why lots of people says integrated flash on SLR is useless.

But not on this Leica Digilux 3.

This one does direct flash like all other camera and does “bounce lighting” as well.

When you first press the Flash button, as the photo shows, the flash lifts 45 degree up.

Flash with bounce lighting

This is the image with “bounce flash”. You don’t see unneccessal reflection and it nearly looks like natural lighting.

Then, when you press the button again, that is direct flash.Flash with direct lighting

This is the image with “direct flash”…..you can see strong contrast and reflection.

As you see, the first image with bounce looks more natural.Sample with bounce lighting

This means you can do this kind of lighting with integrated flash !!

Isn’t it amazing? People says the flash guide number is too small. And that was how they stopped making this system.

But I would say this system has been extremely useful and lots of times you don’t have to carry bulky external flash with me.

At least, I can take better flash photos compare with most of other SLRs.


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