Leica released a new firmware update V2.2 for the SL Typ 601 full-frame mirrorless camera. The company also announced the release of its Summilux-SL 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens.
New firmware update version 2.2 brings improved support for Leica Image Shuttle software. It removes the shutter speed limitation when shooting with 6-bit coded Leica M-Lenses.
Leica SL ($7,450 – Amazon | B&H | Adorama) features a 24-megapixel CMOS sensor adapted from the Leica Q and offers a built-in SXAG 4.4MP resolution EVF and a 2.95″ touch-sensitive LCD with 1.04M pixels, complemented by a top panel 1.28″ monochrome status LCD. The Leica SL Typ 601 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 situations with challenging light. 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.