Leica has just released updated firmware for the newly launched TL2. After the first batch of cameras shipped a couple weeks ago, some early users reported their cameras being rendered inoperable. Leica […]
In light of the recent price reduction on the Leica SL (Typ 601), Leica USA has just issued an update for the CCD Sensor Corrosion Upgrade program. After the adjustment, upgrading to an SL from a CCD-based M […]
The SL is doing well, especially for a new system. Leica just wants to accelerate this process and make it more competitive to attract those outside the Leica universe.
To your point about the lens selection, the SL is actually able to accept many more lenses than an M camera. These are:
- SL autofocus native lenses, which are some of the very…
Leica has just announced its newest camera, the TL2. When Leica launched the original T (Typ 701) just over three years ago (you can read my review here), it’s machined unibody aluminum design and minimalist to […]
With such a large price reduction for the Leica SL (Typ 601) mirrorless pro body, many are questioning Leica’s motives. An act of desperation to move inventory? A new model around the corner? Is the SL system […]
Regarding the price drop in the U.S. serving the goal of providing better global price harmonization (same price in different countries): please note that the European price dropped simultaneously from €6,900 to €5,900.
Thanks for the European info. The price drop was still greater, percentage-wise in the US.
David Farkas commented on the post, Leica Summilux-SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH Review: A New Standard 1 month, 3 weeks ago
I agree that the 50 Summilux-SL is one of the best 50mm lenses Leica has ever produced, and would add that it’s AF is infinitely better than the 50 APO-Summicron-M. 🙂
In all seriousness, though, I have also found the 50 SL’s AF speed to be lacking, especially when compared to the lightening quick AF of the 24-90 and 90-280. It’s not a fault of…[Read more]
I don’t think so. The SL was only introduced 18 months ago as a brand new system, and the lens line is still being developed. The Q is six months older and shows no signs of being replaced. Fact is, Leica’s product cycles are longer now. Four years passed between the M240 and the M10. And, in many ways, the SL is still more advanced than the…[Read more]
We just posted a short how-to video walking through the firmware update process step-by-step for the Leica M10. This four minute video should hopefully answer some of the most common questions we get related to […]
Thanks for the feedback. If you want to find other articles I’ve written, start here: http://www.reddotforum.com/content/author/david-farkas/
Good luck with the X2. You might want to see if you can find a nice X (Typ 113). It is a more updated version of the X2 (same sensor), but with a faster 35mm f/1.7 (equiv) lens and improved performance.
As we recently reported, the newly released Leica M Monochrom ‘Jim Marshall’ Set has just started shipping. We were able to briefly get our hands on one of the first ones, thanks to its very generous owner, and do […]
As we previously reported in early 2015, Leica began offering special upgrade pricing to owners of CCD-based M cameras who experience sensor corrosion. While some users have opted to just get their sensors […]
Today, Leica has announced a new special edition camera set. The Leica M Monochrom “Jim Marshall Set” honors the legendary rock and roll photographer with a unique full brass M Monchrom (Typ 246) and vintage-look […]
During NAB Show 2017, I had a nice chat with Seth Emmons, the Global Marketing Manager for CW Sonderoptic. CW designs and builds the incredible Leica Cine lenses and they had quite a few new items on the roster […]
If you read my pre-NAB announcement of Sound Devices new MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 mixer/recorder/USB interfaces, you’ll know how much I was looking forward to checking them out in person in Las Vegas. Starting at […]
Leica is delivering M10s, and has been since January. The issue is one of maximum production versus demand. The M10 is a hand-made product. It takes time to assemble, calibrate and test. As such, they can only make a limited amount per day. On the flip side, the demand is massive. Leica can’t just make 50,000 cameras in one go. If history is a…[Read more]
On May 1st, prices on a bunch of Leica products are going up. For the most part, the increases aren’t major, and don’t impact all products across the board. The entire SL System is unchanged. S lenses remain the […]
Leica is delivering M10s, and has been since January. The issue is one of maximum production versus demand. The M10 is a hand-made product. It takes time to assemble, calibrate and test. As such, they can only make a limited amount per day. On the flip side, the demand is massive. Leica can’t just make 50,000 cameras in one go. If history is a guide, meeting the initial M10 demand will most likely take another 6-8 months.
Today, Sound Devices announced a new line of audio recorder/mixers, the MixPre. The MixPre is aimed squarely at videographers, YouTubers and podcasters, with features and sound quality that will still appeal to […]
I used the 35 Cron ASPH for many years before moving to the 35 Lux FLE. Both are wonderful lenses. The Cron has a little more pop, with higher contrast and more saturated colors. The bokeh is pleasing and natural. The only shortcoming of the 35 Cron ASPH is that is prone to flare under the right conditions.
The 35 Lux FLE is stunning. I love the…[Read more]
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