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Leica CF-22 Compact Electronic Flash Unit USA

B&H # LECF22 Mfr # 18694
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You Pay: $279.00
Product Highlights
  • For Use with D-LUX 4, V-Lux 1 and Digilux 3 Digital Cameras

The Leica CF-22 Compact Electronic Flash Unit with a metric guide number of 72' (22m) (at ISO 100) is used whenever maximum shooting freedom of image and top performance in flash photography with the Leica D-LUX 4 are required.

Mount Shoe
Guide No. 72' (21.95 m) ISO100 at 50 mm position
Angle of Coverage 21°
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head None
Swivel Head None
Zoom Head None
Recycle Time Approximately 6 - 7 seconds
Power Source 2x AAA Alkaline, NiCad, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.3 x 3.4 x 1.3" / 5.8 x 8.5 x 3.2 cm
Weight 3.5 oz / 99 g
Leica CF-22 Compact Electronic Flash Unit
  • 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    LeicaCF-22 Compact Electronic Flash Unit
     
    4.8

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Good power output (9)
    • Consistent output (7)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Fast recycling (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill flash (8)
      • General purpose (8)
      • Portraits (7)
      • Night photography (4)
      • Photojournalism (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good flash unit

      I use the unit with a newly purchased D LUX 5. I read the previous reviews on this site before buying. I find it to be an excellent addition. I disagree with one...Read complete review

      I use the unit with a newly purchased D LUX 5. I read the previous reviews on this site before buying. I find it to be an excellent addition. I disagree with one comment about some suggestion of "cheaply" built or words to that effect - it's certainly no diffrent in materials than the actual camera itself and in typical "German" fashion, very "Bauhaus" - outwardly simple but with elegance of purpose and look. I have been comparing simiilar "shots" using the built in falsh with this unit and I DO feel with the latter, a better "suffused" and even light so by me - it was a worthy buy. I suppose one criticism would be cost - I mean you are paying near half again as much as the camera itself for a flash unit. I have other high end NIKON SLR digital camersa where this ratio is far, far less for the same equipment "coupling"

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Yet to decide--keep the lights on.

      [...] The CF22 Flash… I will discover this week- end. Shooting a rehersal and wedding. My 4 dogs kind-a find the flash annoying, but like the images. I...Read complete review

      [...] The CF22 Flash… I will discover this week- end. Shooting a rehersal and wedding. My 4 dogs kind-a find the flash annoying, but like the images. I will keep you info'd should there be problems (…excluding those I create).

      Reviewed by 12 customers

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      5.0

      Wonderful addition to my camera

      By Naturalist

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Recycling
      • Powerful Output

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Photojournalism
        • Portraits

        Comments about Leica CF-22 Compact Electronic Flash Unit:

        I need this product to brighten group pictures in dim lit rooms. It allows me to get brighter photographs, especially when the subjects are against a white background. I enjoy the product totally.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Powerful Little Flash

        By Richz

        from Hazle Township, PA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Recycling
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful Output
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • Portraits

          Comments about Leica CF-22 Compact Electronic Flash Unit:

          I've used the Leica CF-22 Compact Flash unit on both my Leica D Lux-6 and my Leica V Lux-4 cameras. I must say I am very pleased with it. It gives me that added punch when flash photography is needed. On My V Lux - 4 I used the CF-22 as a fill flash in a natural light portraiture. I was happy I made the purchase.

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          5.0

          It works well

          By Kram-o

          from NJ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easy To Use
          • Powerful Output

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash
            • General Use
            • Night Photography
            • Photojournalism
            • Portraits

            Comments about Leica CF-22 Compact Electronic Flash Unit:

            A great product for the V-lux 2. The price was reasonable for a Leica product.It enhances my ability to photograph great pictures wthe eith full flash or Fill.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Flash adds to D-Lux 6 Usefulness

            By Mike

            from Dallas, Tx.

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Recycling
            • Lightweight
            • Powerful Output

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use
              • Portraits

              Comments about Leica CF-22 Compact Electronic Flash Unit:

              CF22 Flash adds significant range to flash capabilities vs. the D-Lux 6 built in flash. Many indoor events and gatherings require more lighting than the standard flash on the D-lux 6 is able to provide. The CF22 fills that void.It is compact and fits a small camera like the D-Lux 6 perfectly.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Couldnt get along without it

              By BobH

              from Goshen Indiana

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • General Use
                • Night Photography

                Comments about Leica CF-22 Compact Electronic Flash Unit:

                Great little flash unit Easy to use and works as advertised. the only con is that in wide angle shots, the lens blocks the lower part of the flash creating a small black arc in the bottom of the photo. Other than that, I love the thing

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good flash unit

                By Hank

                from Newberry FL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Leica CF-22 Compact Electronic Flash Unit:

                      I use the unit with a newly purchased D LUX 5. I read the previous reviews on this site before buying. I find it to be an excellent addition. I disagree with one comment about some suggestion of "cheaply" built or words to that effect - it's certainly no diffrent in materials than the actual camera itself and in typical "German" fashion, very "Bauhaus" - outwardly simple but with elegance of purpose and look. I have been comparing simiilar "shots" using the built in falsh with this unit and I DO feel with the latter, a better "suffused" and even light so by me - it was a worthy buy. I suppose one criticism would be cost - I mean you are paying near half again as much as the camera itself for a flash unit. I have other high end NIKON SLR digital camersa where this ratio is far, far less for the same equipment "coupling"

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Terrific flash!

                      By Jo

                      from Connecticut

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light
                        • Night Time
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Leica CF-22 Compact Electronic Flash Unit:

                        Love this Leica flash to go with my V-Lux1 Leica camera! Provides excellent shooting and is easy to use! Highly recommended!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        CF-22 works just fine on the GF1!

                        By george

                        from Salem, Oregon

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast Recycling
                        • Lightweight
                        • Powerful Output
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fill Flash
                          • General Use
                          • Night Photography
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Leica CF-22 Compact Electronic Flash Unit:

                          Reviewed options on BH web site and always check out product reviews[...]This flash works wonderfully with my new GF1 greatly improving the flashquality. Small, light weight and very good production. I have nothing wrong with this product and would strongly recommend it to others who might be buying a GF1 or other 4/3 cameras.

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Little but packs a punch

                          By Dan the photo bug

                          from Los angeles, CA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast Recycling
                          • Lightweight
                          • Powerful Output

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • General Use
                            • Night Photography
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Leica CF-22 Compact Electronic Flash Unit:

                            This flash is great! Since the built in flash in the camera is never adequate, it is nice that Leica has made available this shoe mount optional flash. As usual with Leica, the attention to detail is excellent, even down to the clever locking mechanism to lock it to the hot shoe. The only downside is the price, but that's because it is a Leica.

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                            (2 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Yet to decide--keep the lights on.

                            By frys2go01

                            from Muncy Valley, PA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Leica CF-22 Compact Electronic Flash Unit:

                            [...] The CF22 Flash… I will discover this week- end. Shooting a rehersal and wedding. My 4 dogs kind-a find the flash annoying, but like the images. I will keep you info'd should there be problems (…excluding those I create).

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                            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            small power

                            By yachini

                            from israel

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast Recycling
                            • Lightweight
                            • Powerful Output
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • Not Interchangeable

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • General Use
                            • Photojournalism
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Leica CF-22 Compact Electronic Flash Unit:

                            great light: sharp, but not too much.if it could only turn on it side or up&down it would have been perfect.

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                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Looks cheap but performs

                            By billf

                            from San Francisco

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Powerful Output

                            Cons

                            • Slow Recycling

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash

                            Comments about Leica CF-22 Compact Electronic Flash Unit:

                            The flash is constructed out of what looks like cheap plastic but the light is bright, neutral and even.

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