• Today, Leica has released new firmware versions for both the M10 and M10-P digital rangefinder cameras. The firmware specifically allows the cameras to function via WiFi with the new Leica FOTOS app, which is […]

  • Today at Photokina, Leica has announced the S3, the highly anticipated successor to the S (Typ 007) medium format digital SLR. Details are relatively light at this point as the Leica S3 is slated for delivery in […]

  • Today, Leica Camera has released firmware version 3.3 for the SL (Typ 601) full-frame mirrorless camera. In addition to adding compatibility with the new Leica FOTOS app for wireless control (learn more about the […]

    • Oliver, it was 3 seconds and is now 10. I have fixed the article. Thank you for pointing that out! I never use this mode (easier to carry a spare battery or two) so I was not too familiar with how it operated in 3.2. I’ll have to try the Shutter Pressed option in the EVF-only mode tomorrow, so I will get back to you on that.

    • Hans-Dieter, firmware 3.3 is compatible only with the FOTOS app which is being released later this month. Until that comes out, you cannot use the camera’s WiFi with the old app, as far as I know!

  • Today, Leica Camera USA has announced a new trade-up program for individuals looking to switch into the SL system. The details of the program are quite simple. You can trade in a working digital SLR – any brand, […]

  • With Photokina 2018 only about one month away (the massive industry trade show begins September 26), Leica has revealed a pleasant August surprise with the announcement of the M10-P. An upgrade to the hugely s […]

    • How does Leica recommend to tether the M10-P to a desktop computer?

      • David, there is no way to tether the Leica M10-P to a computer. You can send images to an iOS device over WiFi and control the camera as well, but not to a laptop or desktop. The SL does have USB 3.0 tethering, for reference.

    • I saw the connector when I looked at the camera in the Leica store. It’s hidden under that stuck down panel with the SD Card icon/graphic. On the demo model I looked at, that small panel had been removed.

      • Woah! I had no idea. Did you take a photo of it? Maybe it’s for some kind of AC power during testing or service?

        • I didn’t take a photo of it, at the time I didn’t realise it was suppose to be covered since it is there on the M240. I just looked and was glad to see it there. Only later I found it was covered and there is no USB grip, apparently is covered on the 262 as well. What a waste of a perfectly good camera 🙁

          • David, I don’t think that is a “waste” I think it was just a conscious decision on Leica’s part to make the M10/M10-P a more focused, efficient camera. That’s why they removed video and simplified both the hardware and software interfaces. There are a number of options for Leica shooters that need to work tethered. You can go with the SL, the S or even the M/M-P (Typ 240) cameras.

        • I guess that is a matter of opinion.

          It really is a waste for those who have amassed a very large kit using M8 and M9 for well over a decade, tethering and functioned perfectly well. I have no interest in the SL.

          I’m extremely disappointed by this.

          • David, why not go with an M or M-P (Typ 240)? That works tethered with the multifunction grip. And you can use your M lenses on the SL don’t forget!

        • I have the M240 already and I believe it’s now discontinued? The M240 was the perfect solution having the functions a pro needs on a grip that is optional. Those that don’t want it don’t even need to know it exists.

          Also there is no way to use the EVF and flash or flash trigger with the EVF on the M10. :-/

          • David, the M (Typ 240) is not discontinued. If you want an EVF, flash triggering capability and tethered shooting…that sounds an awful lot like an SL to me!

        • Thanks Josh. But the M240 is not being developed further is it? I use one today but It’s a dead end, as I understand. I’m not interested in using another one at this point either.

          I’m not interested in the SL when the A7rIII does a such a great job at a fraction of the cost. I would much rather be using the M though, which worked perfectly well in this scenario.

          What a great shame and waste of a perfectly good system it is the loose the M for professional work.

  • In reply to: David Farkas wrote a new post, Firmware ver 3.0 for Leica Q Released Today, Leica has issued a firmware update for the Leica Q. This update offers an extensive list of improvements and additions, including a revision of the menu layout, a new power saving mode, additional custom […] View

    Richard, I cannot seem to duplicate the issue on the Q I have here with firmware 3.0 installed. If I press and hold the FN button then select Exp. Comp as the function I want, the button stays that way unless I reset the camera to factory default, or select “Default Profile” from the User Profile menu (which is basically the same as resetting the…[Read more]

  • In reply to: Luis Mora wrote a new post, Using M Lenses on the Leica CL:
    New City, New Camera, Familiar Glass
    I’m never without a camera on my shoulder. No camera, no pictures. Everyday moments are there to be captured, and I’m always ready. Some mornings, that familiar analog itch hits. I grab my trusty, battle-worn M6, […] View

    Merv, thanks for the great feedback! You definitely should give some of the CL prime lenses a try – especially the 35 f/1.4 and 60 f/2.8. They are stunning and I would say as sharp as any M lens I’ve used. I find the autofocus fast enough for most things personally. I also just use a center point focus spot and recompose as needed, which I find to…[Read more]

  • In reply to: Luis Mora wrote a new post, Using M Lenses on the Leica CL:
    New City, New Camera, Familiar Glass
    I’m never without a camera on my shoulder. No camera, no pictures. Everyday moments are there to be captured, and I’m always ready. Some mornings, that familiar analog itch hits. I grab my trusty, battle-worn M6, […] View

    Jeff, I think that’s one of my favorite things to do with the CL as well – experimenting with vintage M glass can be fun especially with the crop factor making a 50mm f/1.4 the perfect portrait lens!

  • Today, Leica has released a new accessory for macro photographers – the ELPRO 52 Close Up Lens Set. Unlike the Leica Macro Adapter M introduced a few years back, which goes between the camera and lens, the ELPRO 5 […]

  • In reply to: Josh Lehrer wrote a new post, Leica M10 Added to CCD Corrosion Upgrade Program At last! Leica has added the M10 to their CCD corrosion upgrade program. We have been patiently waiting for a while, and now owners of  CCD cameras affected by the corrosion issue have the option to upgrade to […] View

    Arnold, from what I understand the corrosion issue will affect all, or nearly all, full-frame-CCD-based M cameras. The timing with which corrosion happens seems to be somewhat random, same with the severity of it. I have noticed that the less a camera is used, the more likely it is to suffer from corrosion. Leica can replace the CCD if you so…[Read more]

  • In reply to: Josh Lehrer wrote a new post, Nitecore USB Chargers for Leica Batteries Offer Maximum Flexibility At a recent Leica Pro Discovery Day held at Leica Store Miami, I noticed a small, unassuming looking battery charger sitting on a table - with an SL battery charging in it. This was the first time I had ever seen […] View

    David, I certainly understand what you mean but I have found these chargers personally very handy. They are less expensive than the Leica brand chargers, provide more detailed information about the battery and allow me to easily charge from a USB power pack. Plus they are smaller and lighter. The angled plug connectors for the Leica chargers are…[Read more]

  • In reply to: Josh Lehrer wrote a new post, Nitecore USB Chargers for Leica Batteries Offer Maximum Flexibility At a recent Leica Pro Discovery Day held at Leica Store Miami, I noticed a small, unassuming looking battery charger sitting on a table - with an SL battery charging in it. This was the first time I had ever seen […] View

    All good, I am glad you enjoyed the post. I’ve been using the chargers myself the past few weeks with great results.

  • In reply to: Josh Lehrer wrote a new post, Nitecore USB Chargers for Leica Batteries Offer Maximum Flexibility At a recent Leica Pro Discovery Day held at Leica Store Miami, I noticed a small, unassuming looking battery charger sitting on a table - with an SL battery charging in it. This was the first time I had ever seen […] View

    Daniel, I do address this at the end of the article when I say they are working on it! Hopefully we’ll see it before the year is out. It just takes time, and relative to the age of the other cameras currently supported the M10 is quite new.

  • At a recent Leica Pro Discovery Day held at Leica Store Miami, I noticed a small, unassuming looking battery charger sitting on a table – with an SL battery charging in it. This was the first time I had ever seen […]

    • Daniel, I do address this at the end of the article when I say they are working on it! Hopefully we’ll see it before the year is out. It just takes time, and relative to the age of the other cameras currently supported the M10 is quite new.

    • All good, I am glad you enjoyed the post. I’ve been using the chargers myself the past few weeks with great results.

    • Sorry, but this is not “USB charging” in the true sense. All this is, and I have a few of these, is a regular charger with a USB plugin instead of a typical electrical plug in. The charger to camera connection is unchanged. What this gets you is arguable, as you can easily purchase (for a lot less $$$) a right angle plug to replace the cord.

      A real “USB charging” camera allows you to leave the battery in the camera and simply connect a cable to a USB slot on the camera. A smaller(er) charger is configured as a electrical plug. The Sony has this.

      • David, I certainly understand what you mean but I have found these chargers personally very handy. They are less expensive than the Leica brand chargers, provide more detailed information about the battery and allow me to easily charge from a USB power pack. Plus they are smaller and lighter. The angled plug connectors for the Leica chargers are definitely useful, but they do not give me the same level of functionality that the Nitecore chargers do. I’m not sure if I’d plug my camera into USB to charge too often, since usually I am using it, and prefer to have a spare battery charging separately, out of the way!

    • Daniel, just an update there is now an M10 charger! You can read about it here: https://www.reddotforum.com/content/2018/10/its-here-the-leica-m10-usb-dual-battery-charger-by-nitecore/

    • Just want to give you a heads up on the nitecore charger for the Leica sl.it does not charge the battery to 100 percent.the readout of the bars is at max,it reads good and end comes on.then if you charge the battery in the Leica charger it charges the battery for another 15mins approx.to 100 percent.i was not able to shoot for about 4 days.so when I went to charge my battery on the nitecore the readout was good,bars at max and end came on.this is how I know it was not at 100 percent charged.so I charged the battery in the Leica charger and about 15mins.later the battery was at 100 percent.i love the nitecore for the readout on the battery health and using it in the field with my portable battery charger.but if you want your batteries to be at 100 percent charged you need to use the Leica charger.so what I do now is use the nitecore for the readout on battery health.then use the Leica charger to charge the battery up to 100 percent.i think the nitecore does about 85 percent approx.

  • At last! Leica has added the M10 to their CCD corrosion upgrade program. We have been patiently waiting for a while, and now owners of  CCD cameras affected by the corrosion issue have the option to upgrade to […]

    • Arnold, from what I understand the corrosion issue will affect all, or nearly all, full-frame-CCD-based M cameras. The timing with which corrosion happens seems to be somewhat random, same with the severity of it. I have noticed that the less a camera is used, the more likely it is to suffer from corrosion. Leica can replace the CCD if you so desire. This is done under warranty if the camera is less than five years old, but there is a charge (determined by Leica and it does vary sometimes) if the camera is older than 5 years. Depending on the severity of the corrosion and your own plans, you do have a few options to either upgrade, exchange the sensor or simply continue shooting as-is.

  • Today, Leica has announced their second special edition product in partnership with the legendary design house Zagato: the Leica M10 Edition Zagato Set. Limited to only 250 examples worldwide, the M10 Edition […]

  • In reply to: Josh Lehrer wrote a new post, Leica Prices Increasing on May 1st On May 1, 2018 Leica is increasing prices on a range of products by an average of about 5%. Affected products include most M bodies (film and digital), nearly all M lenses, the black Q, TL2, S (Typ 007), many S l […] View

    That is true!

  • In reply to: Josh Lehrer wrote a new post, Leica Prices Increasing on May 1st On May 1, 2018 Leica is increasing prices on a range of products by an average of about 5%. Affected products include most M bodies (film and digital), nearly all M lenses, the black Q, TL2, S (Typ 007), many S l […] View

    Prices on Leica Sport Optics are not increasing at this time. Just what is on the list in the article!

  • On May 1, 2018 Leica is increasing prices on a range of products by an average of about 5%. Affected products include most M bodies (film and digital), nearly all M lenses, the black Q, TL2, S (Typ 007), many S l […]

  • At the WPPI Conference in Las Vegas, Leica has given us a sneak preview of a new flash and wireless transmitter. This would be Leica’s first time offering a system for wireless flash triggering that incorporates […]

    • There hasn’t been an official launch yet and we haven’t heard anything besides the preview announcement. Hopefully, we’ll see an official launch before summer.

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