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Technical Articles

Leica Binoculars: The Ultimate Buying Guide

I started with Leica six years ago as a camera specialist. With a background and passion for photography, I was quickly swept into the world of Summicrons and Elmarits, but paid little attention to Leica’s purest optic: the binocular. After all, those were onl...

Essential Filters for Landscape Photography

As a landscape photographer, I’m always looking for an edge. Light is fleeting, and those elusive magical moments that we venture untold distances for often last for just an instant. In my experience, the best defense against missing the shot of a lifetime is ...

Thoughts on the Next Generation Leica S

With the recent string of successful camera and lens introductions over the past few years, Leica has made the process of choosing a camera much more difficult. In the not-so-distant past, certain individual systems outshone the rest for different applications...

Video: How to Update Firmware on the Leica M10

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 firmware updates. For the latest firmware for all...

How To Update Firmware on the Leica S (Typ 007)

In our continuing effort to make firmware updates as simple and painless as possible, we've just published an instructional video for updating firmware on the Leica S (Typ 007). From downloading the latest firmware, to properly getting the file onto your SD ca...

Video: How to Update Firmware on the Leica Q (Typ 116)

We just posted a short how-to video walking through the firmware update process step-by-step for the Leica Q (Typ 116). This three minute video should hopefully answer some of the most common questions we get related to firmware updates. For the latest firmwar...

Video: How to Update Firmware on the Leica SL (Typ 601)

We just posted a short how-to video walking through the firmware update process step-by-step for the Leica SL (Typ 601). This three-and-a-half minute video should hopefully answer some of the most common questions we get related to firmware updates. For the la...

The Great Debate: CCD vs. CMOS – Part 1

Since the Leica M (Typ 240) was introduced, there's been an ongoing debate regarding the merits of CCD vs. CMOS sensors. From a technological and marketing viewpoint, Leica needed to make the move from CCD to CMOS in order to offer live view and better low lig...