Excerpt: For its size the CF-22 has quite a bit of power. Well suited for fill-flash work with the D-lux 4. Allows you to keep ISO at 80 for cleanest results. Box includes wide angle diffuser. Wish the box also contained a larger diffuser (like a small version of a gary fong diffuser) so you could really soften the light more, or even find a work-around to use it as a bounce flash.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Powerful Output
Excerpt: I agree with all the reviews concerning the quality of this small flash. I consistently use the diffuser that is included in the box. I am unhappy with the how this flash is mounted to the body. When the CF22 is in the hot shoe it covers the mode dial and makes it very difficult to adjust. Not a well thought out design.
Excerpt: 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.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output
Excerpt: 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.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Excerpt: 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.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: 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.