Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Leica has introduced new firmware version for both the Leica SL and the Leica Q.  According to Leica Store Miami the improvements are as follows:

24-Megapixel CMOS Sensor

Leica SL

The firmware version 1.2 for the Leica SL (Typ 601) has a few significant improvements. Most notable is the ability to use the AE/AF lock button (the joystick button to the right of the EVF) to quickly zoom into a 100% view and scroll around the image. This small change makes the use of M and R lenses, or any manual focus lens for that matter, extremely simple to use. The magnified view is crisp and detailed, allowing for precise and quick manual focus.

In addition, there are improvements to image quality and the EVF. The full list of changes, updates and fixes:

Improved handling for manual focus lenses: pressing AE/AF lock button/joystick now zooms into 100%
Improved overall image quality for images shot between ISO 50-400
Improved L-Log curve for use for internal 8-bit video recording
Improved overall image quality of electronic viewfinder
Bug Fix: Correct indication of the R-Adapter-M and R-Lens used in the EXIF data of images
Greater flexibility when entering WI-FI passwords (longer passwords can now be used)
The firmware can be downloaded here: Leica SL Firmware 1.2

Leica Q Details

Leica Q

This is the first firmware update available for the Q, and has a few minor bug fixes along with optimizing image quality. Leica Q firmware 1.1 offers the following improvements:

Improvement in overall image quality between ISO100-400
Exposure has been corrected in digiscoping mode after switching off and on again.
Adjustment of the Live View image in monochrome mode in combination with Auto Focus tracking. With the new firmware, the Live View shows a monochrome image. For proper focusing, the camera switches to color when pressing the shutter button half way

Leica Q Firmware Version 1.1 is available for download here: Q Firmware 1.1


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