Leica C Image Shuttle App for iOS/Android

Leica has just introduced the new C Image Shuttle app for the iOS and Android platforms. The application allows remote control of Leica digital cameras equipped with WiFi (like the Leica C Type 112) using a smartphone or tablet. The following functions are available: remote control including a Live View picture of the camera on your smartphone or tablet, browse and display images saved to your card, control shooting and image settings, up/download images between your camera and your control device. Right now it only supports the Leica C (Type 112) but we expect to see more supported in the future. Read more below for screenshots!

Free Leica Icons for Mac OS X (Update)

Andrew Sigurow over on deviantART - the man behind the Leica Icons for Mac OS X, has released an update (to the previously released v1.00) as v1.01 - which features the latest Leica cameras (Leica C and X Vario and D-Lux 6 Edition G-Star RAW). You can check out the announcement and download the update from this page. Note that you'll likely also want to grab the original v1.00 as this is more of an addition than an update!

Adobe Adds Leica C Support to ACR/LR

Adobe has released Adobe Camera Raw 8.2 and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.2 which feature support for the new Leica C (Type 112) camera (among others; read more for full list) and the Leica Tri-Elmar-M 16-18-21mm f/4 ASPH, respectively. Here are the direct download links:

Apple Digital Camera RAW 4.08

Apple today has released version 4.08 of its Digital Camera RAW software, which adds RAW image compatibility for the Leica M and Monochrom (among others) to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11. See this knowledge base entry for the full list of supported cameras, CHANGELOG style (by OS and update version).

Photozone Begins Leica Lens Testing

The site photozone has gotten into the Leica M lens testing business, releasing their first test of the Summicron-M 50mm f/2 which was then followed up by the test of the Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. The results are rather good and may just confirm what many of us already believe... But puts some hard numbers to the metrics.


Leica Now Offering Lightroom 5

Leica Camera has announced in a press release that Adobe Lightroom 5 will now be included with all M cameras (as well as S, X, V and D-Lux lines as well). As usual, it can be downloaded after registering your camera, via the Owner's Area of their site. Even if you have an older camera, as long as your TAN remains unused - you can grab this latest version of Lightroom. Otherwise, an upgrade will run you $79USD. Read more below for the full information and press release.


Free Leica Icons for Mac OS X

There are more Mac users than Windows users that visit this site - which is not surprising. We use nothing but Macs ourselves. Well, there's some great news - as Andrew Sigurow has put together a great collection which includes 180 high-quality icons, featuring cameras manufactured by Leica Camera AG from 2000 to 2012. He has made available PSD, ICNS and FOLDERS versions - no matter the file types or applications you choose to associate with the icons. Here are the download links:

Photoshop files (PSD)
Icons files (ICNS)
Folders files (FOLDERS)