Apple OS X 10.10.4 Update Fixes MM DNG Issue

Apple has today released the OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 update which, among other issues - fixes the DNG issue with M Monochrom (Type 246) files.

Addresses an issue that caused Photos to quit unexpectedly after importing some Leica DNG files.

#recreatedclassic Finalists Win X Cameras

Instagram recently challenged users to show off their artistic side, asking them to remake iconic photos and post their interpretations with the hashtag #recreatedclassic. It's somewhat similar, in spirit, to the Leica "100" video that went viral last year. The competition culminated at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity where more than 500 entries were displayed - and three winners were named at a pop-up gallery at the Hotel Majestic Barrièrre. The #recreatedclassic contest was sponsored by Leica Camera and the winners got limited-edition X cameras. Read more below for the winners and photos!

Iridient Digital Adds Leica Q Support in v3.0.3

Iridient Digital has released Iridient Developer 3.0.3, an update to its RAW converter and image processing software for Mac OS X. This update includes improvements to color noise reduction including faster performance for many images especially with on screen previews on Retina displays, further reductions to color smear when using high levels of Color noise reduction and the Color Aliasing filter is now applicable to RGB based monochrome conversions (again). This update also includes bug fixes, general performance enhancements and support for 10 new RAW cameras... Including the new Leica Q (Type 116) camera!

Adobe Releases ACR 9.1

Not a whole lot for Leica shooters, but a few notable things. First is the addition of a lens profile for the Voigtlander VM 15mm f4.5 Super Wide Heliar III Aspherical lens. More generic, but nice - new features include both Dehaze and Local White and Black Adjustment Sliders. You can see all the new stuff in the Lightroom Journal post "Camera Raw 9.1 is now available" and specifically the Dehaze feature on the Adobe Blog. To update, use the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6 and Creative Cloud app.

Leica Issues Service Advisory on MM (Type 246) Files

Leica Camera has issued a service advisory regarding a compatibility issue with the new M Monochrom (Type 246) camera when using DNG files in Apple’s Read more below for details and update!

Leica Fotopark Goes Social

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the Leica Fotopark cloud service received two nice updates today, one of which has been promised since it was launched last September (or at least, went active two months later in November)... The opportunity to post comments on individual photos and message other photographers. The other part of this new feature is notifications which basically lets you know what's going on; photo likes and favorites, comments or messages. This is a step in making Leica-Fotopark a social network in its own right, competing with the likes of Flickr, 500px, etc. Read more below for details!