Leica SF C1
Innovative, future-proof and compatible
The SF 60 does not necessarily have to be connected directly to the camera.
Instead of being mounted on the camera, the new flash unit can also be used as a remote slave flash and, in combination with the Leica SF C1, for illuminating the subject from any desired angle.
In this way, the SF C1 remote control unit enables you to go far beyond what is usually possible with a single SF 60 flash unit .
The SF C1 works with radio frequencies in the 2.4-GHz band and offers up to eight separate channels for the configuration of flash units in groups. The flash units, which may be at distances of up to 100 meters from the SF C1 mounted on the camera, can be controlled as a single group or split into up to three separately controlled groups. For instance, you can separately control the output of a single flash unit with a beauty dish, a spotlight, and further units for lightening shadows and illuminating the background.
TTL flash mode
TTL flash mode and high-speed sync are of course supported and, if you switch from TTL to manual flash exposure mode, all parameters set in the respective modes remain available for later use. The individual output parameters for each flash unit can be read off from the display of the SF C1 and changed whenever required. This is particularly practical in situations where individual units are impractical to access, for example behind softboxes or at a considerable distance from the camera.
Alongside power reserves sufficient for around 3,000 flashes when its three AAA cells are fully charged, the SF C1 also features a microSD card slot that allows latest firmware updates to be uploaded to keep the controller at the cutting edge of technology.