Leica M10, M10-P, M10-D Firmware Update Released

Leica M10, M10-P, M10-D Firmware Update Released:

Firmware update has been released for the Leica M10, M10-D, and M10-P.  Here’s what’s new:

  • Fast continuous shooting in Live View mode.  Screen freeze issue fixed in Continuous High mode while using Live View.
  • Incorrect regional GPS information.  There were regional deviations in the GPS information.  This bug’s been fixed (GPS functionality requires the use of the Leica Visoflex EVF).
  • Connection stability between the camera and Leica FOTOS.  Connection issue between camera and app fixed with more than 800 images on the camera.
  • New QR Code for Leica FOTOS.  The camera generates an optimized QR code for the connection to the app.
  • General software improvements for operating stability.

Leica M10 FIrmware update download

Leica M10-P FIrmware update download

Leica M10-D FIrmware update download


Leica SL Shoot: Black and White Images and Rooftop With Tiffany

Leica SL Shoot: Black and White Images and Rooftop With Tiffany:

First things first: I really have to remind myself to take some horizontal shots in my next shoots, so I can use them as the title pic, if I plan to do more of these weekly portrait posts :).  Cropping an image to fit up there, doesn’t right lol.  Anyway, I’m working on several reviews, and trying to finish as much editing as I can from past shoots because I know I’ll a shoot this week, specifically to test the new Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f1.5 Aspherical, and the Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary for L Mount.  These are two lenses I’ve been really wanting to test.  I may even do a 75mm Summilux vs. Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f1.5 comparison.  As for the 45mm f2.8, it’s so cool to finally get a new Sigma L Mount lens for my SL.  So, I finished editing this set of photos last night from one of my recent shoots, and thought I’d use it in this week’s portrait shoot post.  It was taken on a rooftop in Manhattan. [click to continue…]


Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f1.4 II MC Lens Review

Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f1.4 II MC Lens Review:

How I ended up reviewing the Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f1.4 II MC is a funny story.  Well, maybe not a funny story but you get what I mean ;).  Keep in mind that it was around 1am but I was actually looking at some of my portraits, and was thinking it would be nice to change it up a bit.  I wanted something with a more classic bokeh, and so I starting googling.  I looked around, and came across some info on the first version of the Voigtlander 35mm f1.4.  The 35mm focal length is definitely not one of my favorite focal lengths but I love the overall look that this particular lens produced, and then I discovered a version two was recently released.  I guess I never paid attention but in fairness, so many things come out these days :).  So, I thought I’d see if I could get my hands on one to review, and to try out for myself.  I did get one on loan, and shot with it quite a bit.  Was I happy with the results?  Read on and find out! [click to continue…]


Sony Announces a6100, a6600, 16-55mm, 70-350mm

Sony Announces a6100, a6600, 16-55mm, 70-350mm:

New Sony APS-C gear has been announced, and available for pre-order below for those who are interested.  I’ll see if I can get some of these in to review too.

Sony a6100:

  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30p and Full HD 120p Video
  • SVGA Tru-Finder 1.44m-Dot OLED EVF

Pre-order at B&H Photo

Sony a6600:

  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
  • XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF

Pre-order at B&H Photo

Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 G lens:

  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 24-82.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f2.8 to f22
  • Four Aspherical Elements

Pre-order at B&H Photo

Sony E 70-350mm f4.5-6.3 G OSS lens:

  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 105-525mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/32
  • One Aspherical Element

Pre-order at B&H Photo



Leica Summilux-SL 50mm f1.4 ASPH Lens Review

Leica Summilux-SL 50mm f1.4 ASPH Lens Review:

Before the Summilux-SL 50mm f1.4 ASPH was released, there were just the two zooms for the Leica SL system.  The zooms are superb but if you wanted a prime, your main option was basically to buy an M adapter, so you could use M lenses.  I was an M user at the time but I was at a point where I was seriously considering moving on to another system.  I love Leica products, I was a diehard M user, and I’ve used them for decades.  My path into photography actually started with an M3 and a 50mm Summicron, so my love for Leica runs deep.  But my photography has changed quite a bit; I shoot mostly fashion, portrait, and boudoir now.  Also, focusing fast lenses, especially telephotos with an M just became more difficult for me. [click to continue…]