Leica released a new firmware V2.2 for the SL full-frame mirrorless camera. Along with the system upgrade, the company also announced the Summilux-SL 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens.
Leica SL camera firmware update V2.2 adds improvement support for Leica Image Shuttle software. Also the shutter speed limitation reduced when shooting with 6-bit coded Leica M-Lenses.
Leica SL camera features a 24-megapixel CMOS sensor and currently selling for $7450. The camera is capable of 4096 x 2160 4K video at 24 fps, offering 4:2:0 internal recording or 4:2:2 over HDMI.
Leica Announces New Advances for LEICA SL: Summilux-SL 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens and Firmware Version 2.2
Leica Summilux-SL 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH.
The Leica Summilux-SL 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH. is the first prime lens for the Leica SL-System. Its large maximum aperture makes it the ideal partner in low-light conditions. Fast, precise and reliable autofocus helps guarantee optium sharpness. The combination of its resolving power and soft bokeh in out-of-focus areas clearly isolates subjects from their surroundings, particularly when shooting at maximum aperture.
Firmware Version 2.2
Firmware version 2.2 provides improved support for the MAC versions of Leica Image Shuttle 3.5 and Leica Tethered Plug-in 1.1.0. Now also supports the new Microsoft Windows version of Leica Image Shuttle 3.5, improving compatibility and workflow efficiency for tethered shooting with the Leica SL.
Image Shuttle 3.5 allows users to control the camera from a computer via a USB 3.0 cable connection. Users can manipulate shutter speed, aperture, ISO value and autofocus, displaying images directly on a large monitor screen for assessment.
Registered camera owners can log into the Leica Owners’ Area and download the new software and firmware updates.