Leica Camera has launched a new firmware update for the Leica SL, which adds support for the Mac versions of Leica’s Image Shuttle 3.5 and Tethered Plug-in 1.1.0. software, as well as supporting the new Microsoft Windows version of Leica Image Shuttle 3.5.

Leica says Image Shuttle 3.5 improves the workflow when shooting tethered the Leica SL and allows the camera to be controlled from a computer via a USB 3.0 cable connection.

What’s more, the new Leica SL firmware update lets you dial in exposure settings such as shutter speed, aperture and ISO, along with autofocus, via the computer, and exposures can be displayed directly on a large monitor screen for assessment.

Owners of the Leica SL mirrorless camera can download the new software and firmware updates from the Leica Owners’ Area or take their camera to their local Leica Store or Leica Customer Care in the UK for a free installation.

The Leica Tethered Plug-in 1.1.0 (for Mac) is also available as a download from the Leica Owners’ Area and establishes a direct connection between the Leica SL and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 / CC for Mac via USB cable.

Users can activate the Leica SL’s shutter release from the plug-in and your images can be displayed directly in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 / CC (for Mac). The corresponding firmware update is required for the use of Leica Image Shuttle and the Leica Tethered Plug-in.

Firmware update 2.2 also removes the shutter speed limitation when shooting with 6-bit coded Leica M-Lenses, while further optimising the performance of the Leica SL system.

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