Content having to do with digital photography.

Leica T Firmware Update v1.3

Leica today has released firmware v1.3 for the Leica T (from v1.2 in September). Many interesting updates and improvements are included in this release, including significantly faster startup time, improved image processing, bug fixes and general performance tweaks. You can download the firmware and instructions from Leica. Read more below for the complete list and press release.

M Monochrom "Silver Engrave" Japan LE

Leica Camera Japan announced a new, limited edition Leica M Monochrom "Silver Engrave" model that will be available only in Japan - and only 30 units will be produced. It will be available as of December 20, 2014. The price is ¥972,000 ($8,200 USD). The Leica M Monochrom "Silver Engrave" model will have the Leica script engraved on the top cover - the regular Leica M Monochrom model does not this; only the product name stamped on the hot shoe. Starting on March 1, 2015 Leica Camera Japan will start offering a classic logo stamp service for Leica M Monochrom and Leica M-E cameras (so you could, essentially, make your own "limited edition").

Adobe Updates ACR/DNG to v8.7.1

Adobe on Wednesday announced availability of updates to Adobe Camera Raw 8.7.1 and DNG Converter 8.7.1, bringing additional support for cameras and lenses, while patching minor bugs found in previous versions of the software. The updates will be included in an anticipated Lightroom 5.7.1 update within the next week. The only news for Leica shooters, really, is the addition of support for the new Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM lens.

Color Profiling Your Camera Article

Added today is the Color Profiling Your Camera article!

An in-depth article explaining the how and why of color profiling your camera (and by extension, photos) - one step in ensuring that consistent and accurate colors are seen by not only you, but everyone else as well.

New Leica "CCDgate" Scandal Afoot?

Since as early as 2010, users have reported issues with "spots on the sensor" of their Leica M9 cameras (which only came out the previous year on September 9, 2009 - 9/9/9). While this is nothing new when it comes to digital photography, these "spots" seem to be of a more nefarious origin... So-called "corrosion of the sensor cover glass" as explained by Leica Camera AG marketing person J.J. Viau. There also seems to be some confusion or misinformation regarding the cleaning of these sensors. The impact is far-reaching, affecting the Leica M9, M9-P, M-E and M Monochrom cameras - the former two are now discontinued, but the latter two are still in production - and all use the same sensor, more or less. The message seems to be, whether or not you're wet cleaning your sensors - you could be on your own. Read more below for details and updates!

CMOSIS Company Introduction Video

The Belgium-based CMOSIS company "introduction video" - they make the sensor used in the Leica M (Type 240). Read more about the technical details if you're interested. You may recall their recent acquisition by TA Associates.