Speedlite flashes for Leica cameras
A speedlite flash for your DSLR, mirrorless or compact Leica camera must be compatible with Leica TTL metering for automatic exposure control. To get this you don’t have to buy a speedlite from Leica. Alternatives include flashes from Yongnuo, Godox, Pixel, Shanny or Meike, to name the main 3rd party manufacturers. Apart from the TTL enabled speedlite flashes there are also manual flashes (without TTL metering) which are less expensive but lack some features.
Yongnuo YN860Li is a lithium-ion battery powered speedlite, the latest edition in the Yongnuo’s series of Remote Manual speedlites with 2.4GHz radio transceivers built inside. Recycle time is approximately 1.5 seconds at full power, which is an excellent improvement over the 2.5 – 3 seconds of AA powered speedlites.
Yongnuo YN720 is a lithium-ion powered speedlite, the latest edition in the Yongnuo’s series of Remote Manual speedlites with 2.4GHz radio transceivers built inside. Recycle time is approximately 1.5 seconds at full power, which is an excellent improvement over the 2.5 – 3 seconds of AA powered speedlites.
Godox V350O is a compact speedlite with advanced functions including TTL, high-speed sync, a built-in 2.4 GHz radio system, and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery capable of 500 full power flashes. V350O is a perfect on-camera flash for any photographer who prefer smaller yet powerful flash
Godox V860II-O is a fully-featured TTL flashgun, much like the TT685O with a difference that the V860II-O is powered by an impressive Lithium-ion battery, capable of providing up to 650 full power flashes, and 1.5 second full power recycle time. It is a part of Godox’s long awaited 2.4GHz TTL radio flash system, now accompanied by the X1T-O TTL trigger.
Godox flash system is one of the most comprehensive radio flash systems currently available. Whats impressive about the Godox flash system is not only the large range of lights, with full compatibility between remote manual and TTL equipment, but also intercompatibility between Canon, Nikon, and Sony TTL compatible versions
Godox TT350O is an excellent compact size flash unit for Panasonic and Olympus cameras that provides TTL, HSS and full 2.4GHz Godox X System radio Master and Slave modes built inside. It is a perfect on-camera flash for any camera system and especially mirrorless systems
Godox V1 for Panasonic and Olympus is very much anticipated Lithium-ion powered Round Head TTL Speedlight. We must say that it is probably the best flash speedlight on the market. This is a significant jump from the V860II-O in terms of beam pattern, modifier coverage, usability, and TTL reliability
Godox TT600 is the latest model in the very popular line of Godox manual speedlites and part of Godox wireless radio flash system. TT600 is a remote manual speedlite with 2.4GHz Godox X series radio transceivers built inside, providing both remote manual radio master and slave modes. Godox TT600 is compatible with all cameras with standard hot-shoe
Running on two AA batteries, the MK320 has TTL and manual control, an optical slave, an LED lamp and probably the smallest tilt/swivel flash head on the market. The MeiKe MK-320 is a very nice little flash that would do nicely in the hot-shoe of many Panasonic, Olymplus or Leica mirrorless cameras. It feels balanced, is easy to use and can be used for direct TTL or bounce flash.
As a walk-around flash for amateur photography and social events, you really cannot go far wrong with the MK-320. If you are looking for a compact flash unit for a small camera then Meike MK-320 mini flash is the one we would recommend to nearly everyone.
Yongnuo YN560 III is the successor of the very popular YN-560 II and the first Yongnuo manual speedlite in the YN560 series with built in 2.4GHz wireless receiver. Compared to the newer YN-560 IV, YN560 III lacks master mode for controlling other YN560 III/YN560 IV flash speedlites. It is compatible with current range of manual triggers YN560-TX, RF-605, RF-603 II, RF-603 and RF-602.
Yongnuo YN560 IV is the successor of the very popular YN-560 III and the best Yongnuo manual speedlite in the YN560 series. Compared to YN-560 III, YN560 IV can now act as a master unit to other YN560 III/IV flashes and control up to 3 groups of flashes in Radio Master Mode. It maintains compatible with current range of manual triggers YN560-TX, RF-605, RF-603 II, RF-603 and RF-602.
Yongnuo YN660 is the successor of the very popular YN-560 IV and the current Yongnuo manual speedlite flagship. Compared to YN-560 IV, YN660 now can control up to 6 groups in Radio Master Mode (up from 3), has a quick locking foot, increased zoom up to 200mm and improved GN of 66 meters (ISO 100, 200mm). It maintains compatible with current range of manual triggers YN560-TX, RF-605, RF-603 II, RF-603 and RF-602.