Leica SL firmware update promises smoother tethered shooting

Leica SL firmware update promises smoother tethered shooting

Leica has released a firmware update and a new software package for the Leica SL that it says will improve the camera’s efficiency when shooting tethered.

The Leica SL firmware update 2.1 and the Leica Image Shuttle 3.4 and Leica Tethered Plug-in 1.1.0 are available now for download from the Leica Owner’s Area. Alternatively, photographers take their Leica Sl to their nearest Leica Store or Leica Customer Care in the UK for a complimentary update service.

Leica says its 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.

Photographers will retain control over all of the fundamental exposure controls, such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO and autofocus, which can be set via the computer.

The new Leica Tethered Plug-in 1.1.0 establishes a direct connection between the Leica SL and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6  and Photoshop CC via a simple USB cable.

The plugin activates the shutter release on your Leica SL and the images can be displayed immediately in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 / CC

The firmware update, version 2.1, must be installed in order for the the Image Shuttle software and the Tethered Plug-in to work.

 What’s more, Leica has also announced the Leica R-Adapter L. When mounted to the Leica SL, the R-Adapter L allows photographers to mount a wide range of Leica R-System lenses. The Leica R-Adapter L is also available from today.