Firmware update version 2.1 for Leica SL announced

Leicas SL camera and Leica Image Shuttle

The previously rumored firmware update version 2.1 for the Leica SL camera is now officially announced. The new features are:

  • Support for Leica Image Shuttle 3.4 (MAC)
  • Support for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® Tethered Plug-In 1.1.0 (MAC)
  • Improved overall performance
    • overall system stability improvements
    • overall performance improvements

Update: the Windows version of the new Image Shuttle & LR plugin for Windows is being developed and will be released soon.

List of bug fixes:

  • Bugfix: in some rare cases the lens profile data were missing in the DNGs
  • Bugfix: in some rare cases the camera used “P-mode” for M lenses
  • Several oher minor bugfixes

Leica also released Image Shuttle version 3.4 and Tethered Plug-in version 1.1.0. Everything can be downloaded from Leica Owner’s Area.

Press release:

New software and firmware updates for the Leica SL improve tethered shooting workflow

Leica has announced that firmware update 2.1, together with software solutions Leica Image Shuttle 3.4 and the Leica Tethered Plug-in 1.1.0 for the Leica SL are available from today, further improving the professional workflow for the mirrorless camera system.

Registered Leica SL owners can opt to download the new firmware and software from the Leica Owner’s Area, or take their camera to their nearest Leica Store or Leica Customer Care in the UK for a complimentary update service.

Leica Image Shuttle 3.4 software increases workflow efficiency for tethered shooting with the Leica SL, and allows the camera to be controlled from a computer via a USB 3.0 cable connection. All relevant exposure parameters such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO value and autofocus can be set and controlled from the computer, and exposures can be displayed directly on a large monitor screen for assessment.

The new Leica Tethered Plug-in 1.1.0 establishes a direct connection between the Leica SL and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 / CC via USB cable. The shutter release can be activated from the plug-in and the images captured can be displayed immediately in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 / CC, making the workflow even faster and more reliable.

The corresponding firmware update, version 2.1, must be installed in the camera to enable the use of the Image Shuttle software and the Tethered Plug-in.

Another addition to the system portfolio – the Leica R-Adapter L – expands the range of lenses that can be used on the Leica SL. This adapter allows owners to benefit from the exceptional imaging performance and quality of Leica R-System lenses, in combination with the latest camera technology. The Leica R-Adapter L is also available from today.

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