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New firmware for the Leica SL

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The firmware update 2.0 is now available for the mirrorless Leica SL camera system launched in October 2015. Registered camera owners can log in to the Leica Owner’s Area and download the new firmware or take advantage of the opportunity to have their camera brought up to date by the free update installation service offered in all Leica Stores.

Improved autofocus speed
The numerous new features contained in firmware update 2.0 further improve the performance of the Leica SL and enable a faster photographic workflow. For example, the autofocus function has been revised and optimised. Already impressively fast in combination with SL-Lenses, the currently fastest autofocus available now offers even faster focusing, higher precision and optimised subject tracking. A further improvement increases the number of AF focusing points available for the single point AF setting to 529.

Additional shutter speeds
Also new is direct exposure compensation controlled by the top dial and the click wheel on the back of the camera in the three automatic exposure modes, P, T and A. The firmware update also extends the range of shutter speeds. As of now, time exposures of up to 30 minutes can be captured automatically without extra aids and, thanks to the fast, electronically controlled aperture of the lenses, exposures can now be made with a highest shutter speed of 1/16000s.

Further improvements have been made with regard to JPG quality, white balance, the video menu, Auto ISO options and the focus peaking function. Images in DNG format can now also be magnified for better evaluation. The camera is also now compatible with all Leica flash units. An update to the app to allow the use of the optimised functions and three noise reduction settings round off the improvements provided by this latest firmware update.

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