Leica Firmware Available for the Q Typ 116

Leica Camera has released firmware update version 1.1 for the Q Typ 116 camera,improving the image quality in lower ISO settings along with a few bug fixes.

Bug Fixes:

  • Exposure has been corrected in digiscoping mode after switching off and on again.
  • Improvement of the Live View in monochrome mode in combination with AF tracking. After installation of the new firmware the Live View now shows a monochrome image. For proper focusing the camera switches to color when pressing the shutter button half way.


New Firmware for the Leica SL Typ 601

Leica has announced a firmware update for its new SL (Typ 601) mirrorless camera. Firmware v1.2 improves low ISO performance, the quality of the image on the electronic viewfinder, and makes the process of entering Wi-FI passwords easier. It also adds an image magnification tool for use with Leica M and R lenses, which is activated by the AE Lock button.

The update is now available for download or can be installed for you at Camera West.


Leica in the Landscape 2016

Under the tutelage of western landscape photographer Michael Phaling and Leica Akademie instructor Tom Brichta, Leica Akademie has scheduled a series of 4 California workshops covering some of California’s most beautiful and rugged landscapes.

Photographers of all abilities are encouraged to participate. Learn along with experienced landscape photographers that will work to inspire you and your creativity. Learn what it takes to produce your best work and enjoy the demands of photographing the landscape.

In 2017, a traveling exhibit of the participants work will go on display at the Leica Store SF, Leica Store LA, and Camera West in Walnut Creek and Rancho Mirage.

Sign up for any or all of the workshops listed below.