Camera West customers Abe and Deanna Hsieh came into our Walnut Creek store today looking for a wrist strap and a way to customize Deanna’s Leica T. I’d say they were quite successful, finding an Orange Red T Snap and T Wrist Strap, which just happened to match Deanna’s orange dress to a “T”!
Leica has released a firmware update for the X Vario (Typ 107). Update Version 1.1 offers the following :
- Direct exposure correction in “A” mode and “T” mode the Exposure Value compensation functionality is in direct access on the Thumb Dial.
- Info button:the info button confirms menu selections in the same way the menu/set button confirms them. It also starts the playback function in video playback mode
- Flash button: the flash button is now only activated when either the internal flash is opened-up or an external Leica flash is attached
- Audio Volume: in video playback mode the volume is adjustable via the top and bottom button on back rocker switch
- Auto ISO : selection of shutter speed times is broadened up to the range of 1s to 1/1000s. If Auto ISO is selected it stays active in M mode also.
Leica has released new firmware for the S and S2 cameras. Details as follows :
LEICA S (Type 006) Firmware Update 22.214.171.124
- AF Performance: completely new developed AF algorithms and AF drive control for extensive improvements in terms of focus speed, responsiveness, smoothness and precision.
- Predictive AF: improved predictive object tracking in AF Continuous Mode.
- Improved GPS precision: Global Positioning System coordinates will only be stored in image data if last signal update is not older than 5 minutes, instead of 24h like former firmware.
- Support of the new Leica S-lens: Leica Summicron-S 1:2/100mm ASPH.
- Support of the new lens firmware (all S-lenses).
Leica S2 / S2-P Firmware Update 126.96.36.199
- Support for new lens Leica Summicron-S 1:2/100mm ASPH.
Leica Camera in collaboration with Moncler is proud to present the Leica X ‘Edition Moncler’. This collaboration between Leica and Moncler celebrates the treasured values of both brands – heritage, quality and character. The Leica X ‘Edition Moncler’ design reflects Moncler’s famous tricolor DNA with the blue, white and red coloring. There are only 1,500 units worldwide.
The Leica X ‘Edition Moncler’ is available at Camera West and the Leica Store SF for $2,950.
The SF26 from Leica is a compact flash compatible with all current Leica system cameras, including the T and latest M models. The SF26 also has a built-in LED light for video recording and can be tilted for bounce flash. The SF26 is $390. and in stock at Camera West.
- Modes : TTL, Slave, LED
- Guide Number : 20 with 100 ISO
- LED Output : 30 lux at 1 meter
- 24-85mm illumination with diffuser & telephoto attachments
- Power Supply : Two ‘AAA’ batteries
- Recycle time : .3 – 8 seconds
- Dimensions : 2.48 x 3.34 x 3.34 inches
- Weight : 4.05 oz without batteries