Lots of rumours of a new model the 5370 from Leica are now appearing. The Leica T was refreshed to the TL last year, but this was more software then an actual upgrade. Lots of government websites show a new Leica model using the code 5370 has now been registered so it should only be another couple months.
Leica have released v3.0 firmware for the Leica SL. There are quite a list of improvements, and I have listed the key ones below, but one of the more interesting ones I have not listed is that the electronic shutter is now available at all of the main shutter speeds.
- An option for saving DNG and JPEG files separately on different memory cards (e.g. DNG to SD1 and JPEG to SD2).
- A new video mode: Ultra HD at a frame rate of 24 frames per second (3840×2160 @ 24 fps).
- Optimized “Flash” white balance pre-set, for use with studio flash systems.
- Continuous exposure preview in LiveView when using manual exposure mode.
- The last magnification location of the playback zoom function is now saved to enable easier and faster checking of critical focus.
- Aperture and shutter speed settings can now be assigned to either the front or the rear dials.
- In AF Tracking mode, the AF point can now be assigned either to a fixed starting position or will vary depending on the last used AF point location.
- Option for 6x magnification with one press of the AE/AF button while in Manual Focus mode.
- Direct on-the-fly control of audio recording levels is now possible by toggling the joystick left or right on the live histogram screen.
Our nephew Thomas got married this weekend. I as a guest could enjoy myself instead over having to work like I normally do for weddings.
For wedding photography I usually go to my Nikon D800’s. In recent years I have never seen a wedding photographer use anything else but Canon 1D’s or 5D’s, Nikon D3’s or Nikon D800’s. Over half of all wedding photographers use Canon 5D’s and there is a good reason for that.
As a guest I could not resist taking a few snaps with my Leica M10. Background reportage shots is what the Leica is built for. Its a brave photographer who would use a Leica M for professional wedding photographer but I know of a few who do.
Thanks to Tom and Gemma for a wonderful day and we wish you the very best.
A couple of years ago Lincoln had the idea of ‘The Barron’s trail’. An exploration for tourists around Lincoln to find the painted Barrons.
This year we are having the Knights trail, where you can wonder around Lincoln finding the painted themed Knights. Linked to this, this weekend is the celebration of the Battle of Lincoln. A key date in British history.