What to expect from Leica Next

Window Light, Leica M8, Summicron 35mm

Everyone was expecting a new Leica L mount camera the other week to be announced during the official opening of Leica’s new HQ.  It did not arrive but its still expected soon.  We are also starting to get rumours of a new Leica Medium Format camera to arrive before the end of the year.  The Leica S system is great, and the lens and quality cannot be faulted with the exception of a far to high rate of failure of autofocus motors in the lens, which Leica say they have now fixed.

With high end now hitting 200 MP and mirrorless cropped medium format at 50 MP from Hasselblad and Fuji the 37.5 MP Leica S2 is looking out classed.  They need something soon.

New firmware from Leica M10, Q, CL, TL2, TL, T

Friday saw the release of new firmware from Leica.  The interest for me is that they are re-introducting the aperture guess in the exif data.

The Leica M range have no way of informing the camera what aperture they are using, but in previous M digital cameras like my M8.2 it did make a guess.  The M10 did away with that as Leica did not want inaccurate information in the Exif data.  Thanks to pressure from the users, Leica have now brought this back.

Leica M8 sample – Seascape Road