Leica SL Firmware 3.0 Update Released!

Leica SL Firmware 3.0 Update Released!:

Wow, this new firmware update sounds awesome for the Leica SL!  There’s so much packed into it.  I love my SL.  It’s my favorite Leica so far but something like this just makes me love it even more :).  I heard about the firmware update yesterday but I haven’t had a chance to update my SL yet…I’m going to try tonight.  It looks like there are tons of improvements.  I can’t wait to try it!  Below is just a taste of what’s included in this firmware update.  There’s like a page, and a half worth of improvements if you check out the instructions to firmware 3.0.

  • Up to 35% faster writing DNG files to SD card, which is awesome.
  • Autofocus has been optimized.
  • New firmware for lenses is also included.
  • Ability to store DNG, and JPG on separated SD cards
  • Even more customization available.
  • New video improvements.
  • Bugfixes.
  • Leica SL APP improvements.
  • Many other improvements.

You can download the firmware update here.  If you’ve already updated your SL, let me know what you think in the comment section below.  Thanks for stopping by!



Domke F-5XA Camera Bag Review

Domke F-5XA Camera Bag Review:

There are definitely days when we need to carry a lot of gear but for the days that we can carry just the essentials, there are a lot smaller cameras bags to choose from to help us out.  One of these bags is the Domke F-5XA.  This is a bag that I’ve actually wanted to review for a long time because it’s not only a really nice size for when you don’t need to bring a lot of gear with you, appearance wise, it’s a nice, stealthy looking bag.  At around $60, it’s also relatively easy on the wallet.  Let’s take a closer look. [click to continue…]


Fujifilm Instax SHARE SP-2 Printer Review

Fujifilm Instax SHARE SP-2 Printer Review:

Instax film is loved by many, and there are plenty of good reasons for this.  For one, you get a tangible print nearly instantaneously.  Unlike digital, there’s an air of unpredictability when shooting with Instax making it lots of fun, especially with friends.  Lastly, in this world of increasingly ultra technical cameras, something this lo-fi is just plain out refreshing if you ask me.  So, it makes sense that Fuji have taken it a step further by making the Instax SHARE SP-2, which is a printer that allows its user to use a smartphone, tablet or even select Fuji cameras to print from the popular instant film format.  I have to admit, I absolutely love the SP-2, and here’s why. [click to continue…]


Billingham Hadley One Camera Bag Review

Billingham Hadley One Camera Bag Review:

I consider the Billingham Hadley Pro a classic.  Even though the basic design has been around for what feels like forever, it’s still one of the most popular bags that Billingham produces.  It’s a great fit for a broad range of photographers.  It’s one of the most well-manufactured bags out there, it offers superior protection against the elements, and it’s extremely versatile in terms of what kind of a camera system it is able to fit.  But let’s say you need something a little larger but at the same time, you love the overall design of the Hadley Pro.  Maybe you want some space for a laptop.  It wouldn’t hurt if you could also fit a tablet as well.  Where do you turn to?  Well, that’s where the new Hadley One comes into play, and thanks to Billingham, I was able to get one in to review. [click to continue…]


Artisan & Artist ACAM-295 Camera Wrist Strap Review

Artisan & Artist ACAM-295 Camera Wrist Strap Review:

A wrist strap is definitely a great accessory for those who always have their camera in hand ready to shoot.  It’s definitely less cumbersome than wrapping a long neck strap around one’s wrist.  The good news is that there are plenty of them on the market these days.  There are also many different types of materials to choose from, such as, leather or even cords.  Cloth type versions are also available, such as, the Artisan & Artist ACAM-295, which I recently received in to review.  Here are my thoughts on this wrist strap. [click to continue…]