Just exactly how does the flash work on the Leica? I have read the manual, and I have perused various websites and forums to find a simple explanation of how the flash works on the Leica but I am still unable to understand it. This is what I think I understand, when the flash is on the Leica, the Leica must be on at least A or S mode, and the shutter speed cannot be faster that 1/125.... is that right..?? Because when I try to set a faster shutter, the flash refuses to go off. So that means I then have to reduce the aperture to compensate for the very very bright flash which is really strange. Incidentally the flash I bought was a cheap one that doesn't allow for different power settings. I understand a vast majority of Leica photographers are available light photographers but surely there are some who use flash too, how do they control it when they're limited to a shutter speed of 1/125? -- I've never used flash very much, I've always been an available light photographer, even at extreme levels of low light, and I'm quite positive I will remain that way for a long time. I think when I was going through my formative photography period, I saw a lot of flash photography that just looked horrible. That's not to say I can't appreciate a good flash photo when I see it. But I have been appreciating a certain 'look' and the last set of photographs I saw that made me decide to try flash was James D Kelly's NYE party photos. I don't really know how to describe what it is, I know I've seen this 'look' from other photographers before. There is something about the 60s that I seem to feel from the look, for whatever it's worth. Here they are: James D. Kelly » Life in Black & White – NYE The photos on the link above are fine but other photos on his website are NSFW due to tasteful artistic/fashion/studio nude photos. So by all means click on the link to see the NYE party photos but be aware of the content of the other links on his site.