• In reply to: View

    Funny you should mention this…. I had the same thought, so repeated the test with the same setup, tripod, etc. with the 50 APO on the M10. Same result. Besides slight color differences between the SL and M10 files, the detail level was exactly the same.

  • In reply to: View

    Honestly, I just didn’t think to use ISO 50. There is not much of a real-world quality difference between ISO 50 – 400. Some theorize that ISO 50 is actually a PULL setting and that the SL has a base ISO of 100. But…. I haven’t received official confirmation of this.

  • Back at Photokina 2016, I had the pleasure of sitting down and discussing SL lenses with Peter Karbe, the head of optics at Leica. You can click the link to read the full interview, which has some great info, but […]

    • Amazed with your reviews, David!

    • Honestly, I just didn’t think to use ISO 50. There is not much of a real-world quality difference between ISO 50 – 400. Some theorize that ISO 50 is actually a PULL setting and that the SL has a base ISO of 100. But…. I haven’t received official confirmation of this.

    • Funny you should mention this…. I had the same thought, so repeated the test with the same setup, tripod, etc. with the 50 APO on the M10. Same result. Besides slight color differences between the SL and M10 files, the detail level was exactly the same.

  • In reply to: View

    The M10 doesn’t have a USB connection or any support for tethering. Leica’s intention with the M10 was to focus solely on the essentials and create a pure M experience. No video. No tethering.

  • Leica has released a new version of their Adobe Lightroom Tethered Plug-in, version 1.2.0.759. The plug-in supports the following cameras and allows tethered shooting over USB directly into Lightroom:

    Leica M […]

    • No M10 🙁

      • The M10 doesn’t have a USB connection or any support for tethering. Leica’s intention with the M10 was to focus solely on the essentials and create a pure M experience. No video. No tethering.

    • Hey all, I am not sure what I’m doing wrong, but when I log into Leica’s members area I can’t seem to find any Lightroom plugin download at all . Can anyone help please ?

  • Today, Adobe released updates for both Lightroom CC and Camera Raw. In the release notes, Adobe notes that the Leica M10 has been added to the list of supported cameras. This is a bit confusing, as […]

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    Scott

    This video was shot in L-Log, but all of my Photokina reporting was done without shooting in Log. Log gives you more ability to adjust your look later and gives more flexibility in the files.

    I apply a LUT in Premiere Pro CC in the Lumetri Color controls. For past videos, I’ve created my own 3D LUT in Davinci Resolve by using a Datacolor…[Read more]

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    Simon,

    The SL can certainly be used in a studio environment. But you are correct that that you need to turn off exposure simulation so that you don’t get a black frame with typical strobe settings. To disable Exposure Preview, just go to the second page of the camera menu and set Exp. Preview to Off. Hope this helps.

    SL Menu screenshot

  • In reply to: View

    Sorry. The oldest 50 Cron in the manual selection menu is a version III, model 11817, introduced in 1969. Honestly, I don’t think the lens corrections would be much different between this and a version II.

  • In reply to: View

    I’d have to check to see if additional lenses were added. My main point for improved 6-bit coding was to say that if you had a manual code selected for a non-6-bit coded lens then changed to a modern 6-bit lens, the camera will automatically assign the correct profile even though you might have forgotten to change from Manual to Auto.

  • In reply to: View

    Yep, I had the camera set to Auto WB the whole time.

    The M10’s auto white balance algorithm is excellent, even under mixed and challenging lighting.

  • In reply to: View

    Thanks, Danny. The optical viewfinder in the M10 is the best Leica’s ever put into an M camera. You are more than welcome to use the viewfinder.

    The advantages of the EVF are more precise framing (WYSIWYG), accurate exposure preview and the ability to zoom to 100% to aid in manual focus. Additionally, the Visoflex 020 for the M10 also confers…[Read more]

  • In reply to: View

    Steven,

    Leica is absolutely not abandoning the S System. Please see my interview with the head of Professional Photo, Stephan Schulz from Photokina this past fall. We talk about this very topic. The S007 is still top dog in the Leica line-up with regards to image quality (15+ stops of DR, amazing color, great glass, larger sensor, etc). The S…[Read more]

  • In reply to: View

    Jeff, thanks for catching that! Fixed.

  • The Leica M10 might be the most ‘analog’ digital M yet. And perhaps the most faithful to the M lineage. This should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed Leica’s journey into digital photography over […]

    • Jeff, thanks for catching that! Fixed.

    • Thanks David, great review. Really nice to see the dynamic range and ability to pull out shadows when needed. Also nice to see the 10,000 iso shots come out with great color and so smooth. – David Knoble

    • Great review David,
      I’m in a bind right now maybe you can make a recommendation.
      I am all in with Leica having the M262, SL and a S006.
      I was thinking about upgrading my S006 to the S007, yet with everything I have read as of recent it seems that Leica is abandoning the S system, with the issues with the S lenses AF motor issues and now with the X1D and Fuji GFX.

      I love my SL and would love to upgrade to the M10 also. My delima is what to do with my S006, I love the S but was wondering if it’s time to trade in my S system for a M10
      I realize they are totally different systems, yet for the days I don’t want to shoot my SL and want to shoot a RF I like the idea of the M10 with it’s new sensor, better color and DR.
      Thanks

      • Steven,

        Leica is absolutely not abandoning the S System. Please see my interview with the head of Professional Photo, Stephan Schulz from Photokina this past fall. We talk about this very topic. The S007 is still top dog in the Leica line-up with regards to image quality (15+ stops of DR, amazing color, great glass, larger sensor, etc). The S lens motor issues have been resolved with new assemblies, which are making their way into repairs and new lenses alike. And just because they aren’t rolling out new lenses isn’t because the system is dead. Rather, the system has reached maturity.

        The SL is also a fantastic camera, one that bridges the M and S, with lens compatibility for both, along with stunning native SL glass (and more on the way this year). It offers all the latest tech, has speed to spare and offers incredible versatility.

        And yes, the M10 is without a doubt, the best M to date. So, there are some tough choices here. Add in the Q and it becomes tough to say which is best for each user. Right now, Leica seems to be firing on all cylinders. Every product line is really, really good. I suppose this isn’t a bad problem to have.

    • Hi There David
      I really enjoyed that – great writeup and pictures. I also really enjoyed your interview with Jesko and Stefan. . . and of course meeting up again at Wetzlar. Hopefully we’ll meet up again before too long.

      With all best wishes
      Jono Slack

    • incisive and comprehensive….
      great job as usual!
      Albert

    • Thanks, Danny. The optical viewfinder in the M10 is the best Leica’s ever put into an M camera. You are more than welcome to use the viewfinder.

      The advantages of the EVF are more precise framing (WYSIWYG), accurate exposure preview and the ability to zoom to 100% to aid in manual focus. Additionally, the Visoflex 020 for the M10 also confers GPS functionality for geotagging your photos. The great thing about the M10 is you can use a combination of both, which is exactly what I did when testing.

    • Yep, I had the camera set to Auto WB the whole time.

      The M10’s auto white balance algorithm is excellent, even under mixed and challenging lighting.

    • I’d have to check to see if additional lenses were added. My main point for improved 6-bit coding was to say that if you had a manual code selected for a non-6-bit coded lens then changed to a modern 6-bit lens, the camera will automatically assign the correct profile even though you might have forgotten to change from Manual to Auto.

    • Sorry. The oldest 50 Cron in the manual selection menu is a version III, model 11817, introduced in 1969. Honestly, I don’t think the lens corrections would be much different between this and a version II.

    • Excellent review David, all pertinent and to the point !!! Much appreciated.

      Have been able to shoot the M-10 enough to agree with all the information written, it is one sweet camera, hope to be getting a spare once there are readily available !!! Thanks

      al

    • Nice job as usual , glad you included lots of low light shots which most reviews never carry

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    Gabriel,

    I’m not so sure I agree. Yes, a good quality print from a 6×7 original should be very nice indeed. But, I’ve seen prints from the S System at 5 feet across that are just stunning with incredible amounts of detail. It would be an interesting experiment for sure.

  • In reply to: View

    Joel,

    Leica has a partnership with Adobe (since 2009), so the best results will usually be had using Adobe software for DNG image processing. Is there a reason you are looking for alternatives to Lightroom?

  • Today, less than a month after release, Leica has issued a firmware update for the Leica M10.You can download the firmware here: Leica M10 Firmware 1.3.4.0.

    These aren’t fixes for anything egregious. Rather, […]

  • While I was in Germany for the Celebration of Photography Event a.k.a The M10 Launch, I had a chance to sit down for a chat with Jesko von Oeyhausen, product manager for the Leica M10, and Stefan Daniel, Global […]

    • David,
      An incredibly through interview.
      You touched on some items that I had not gleaned from other reviews.
      Glad you asked about the eventual mono.
      Thank you.

    • Very nice interview, with lots of information. I hope this answers many people’s questions about EVF, touch screen, video etc. I’m glad that although they are listening to their customers, they are trying to keep the M close to the original philosophy as much as possible.

  • In reply to: View

    Scott,

    There is an audio adapter for the SL to accept 3.5mm miniphone input and also provides a 3.5mm headphone jack for monitoring.

    For capturing video, I use a Video Devices PIX-E5H 5″ recording monitor which takes the clean feed off the sensor over HDMI. This allows me to record at 10-bit 422 rather than 8-bit 420 to the SD card. There are…[Read more]

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