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Technical Articles

Why Leica is staying at 37.5MP for the S (Typ 007)

Since Photokina, I’ve read some comments online expressing disappointment in Leica’s decision to use the same 37.5MP resolution of the current S (Typ 006) in the upcoming S (Typ 007). I’m not surprised. Indeed, as a long time S-System user myself, I can’t say ...

The Bokeh Kings: A Look at 50mm M Lenses

Wikipedia defines “Bokeh (usually pronounced Boc-ah) as the blur or aesthetic quality of the blur, in the out-of-focus areas of an image. The term comes from the Japanese word boke, which means “blur” or “haze” or boke-aji (blur quality). It is also defined ...

How to Update the Firmware on the Leica T

Today, Leica Camera has announced a new firmware update for the Leica T (Typ 701) at Photokina: Version 1.4. The firmware includes many user-requested changes such as the ability to lock the dials and set auto review to "off", as well as general bug fixes and ...

The Leica M-E Compared

Today, we received our first shipment of the new Leica M-E. When Leica announced the M-E, there were a lot of questions about how it fit into Leica’s lineup and what was different when compared to the M9 and M9-P. Now that the camera is here in our store, we p...

Video: The Thumbs Up – Our Favorite Leica M Accessory

David and I are frequently asked what our favorite accessory is for Leica M digital cameras and our answer is always the Thumbs Up. Manufactured by Match Technical Services, the Thumbs Up is a small grip that slides into the hot shoe of your Leica M8, M8.2, ...

How to Install a Focusing Screen in Your Leica S2

As the new Leica S-Camera Microprism Screen begins to ship in the United States, and with the Leica S-Camera Screen with Grid currently available, we have created a handy instructional video that demonstrates how to install a focusing screen in your Leica S2...

Using Pocket Wizards to Fire the Leica S2 Remotely

A frequent companion when I am out shooting with the Leica S2 on a tripod is the Leica S-Camera Remote Release Cable. As with most electronic cable releases, this 24 inch (61 centimeters) long release allows the user to fire the S2 without physically touchin...

Dale Photo & Digital’s Leica M9 Instructional Videos

Last year, we posted our Leica S2 Instructional Video series on YouTube and they were a big hit. We received a lot of requests for more videos, and we are pleased to announce that we have completed our next video series, detailing both the physical operation a...

Maximizing High ISO Performance on the Leica S2

Traditionally, medium format photography involves sturdy tripods, long shutter speeds, and low ISO settings. I imagine that many Leica S2 owners have never even tried to shoot above the camera’s base ISO setting of 160. In reality, the S2’s versatile ISO capab...
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Dale Photo Digital's Leica S2 Instructional Videos

I'd like to introduce Josh Lehrer, a relatively new addition to our team at Dale Photo and Digital. He is a recent graduate of RIT in commercial photography and had been working in New York City as a photo assistant, consultant and retoucher before moving to...