On Vacation With The Leica SL Summilux 50mm f/1.4

I received the new SL Summilux 50mm f/1.4 in late December, right before I left for a two week vacation in the Philippines. I’ve used the SL system for the past year to document travel and moments with family, and I was eager to observe how the...

Focusing on the Essential: New Products from Leica

Focusing on the Essential

Leica has released several exciting new products, and there are more on the way! Here at Made in Wetzlar we are keeping you up to date with all the new products from Leica, and providing you with the latest information on how you can order...

Filming with the Leica SL & Summicron-C Lenses

A few weeks ago CW Sonderoptic sent me a couple of their infamous, and exquisite Summicron-C lenses to take out for a spin on the new Leica SL. But wait, Cine Lenses on the Leica SL? Yes, you read that right. Sonderoptic has done an excellent job at engineering...

Leica SL Firmware 2.0

Leica Camera has released a new firmware update today for the Leica SL. After using the Leica SL since it released several months ago I have taken note of many of the items that have been addressed in this update. All of us here at Camera West and Leica...

Meet the Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit

Meet the new 90-280mm APO-Vario-Elmarit F2.8-4. Many of you who have already purchased the Leica SL and many of you that are looking to purchase the Leica SL have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of this high-performance tele-zoom lens from Leica. Of course, we knew about the 9...

Wildlife Photography with the Leica SL by Tim Floyd

The new Leica SL is poised to be a perfect instrument for wildlife photography.  This full-frame, 24 mp camera will accept all Leica R, M and S mount lenses, in addition to native SL lenses.  At present, only one SL lens is available, the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90 mm f/2....

Leica SL Firmware 1.2

Leica has announced a new firmware for the Leica SL Typ 601. This firmware update will be shipping with Leica SL’s from now on. Included in the firmware update are the following changes.

Improved handing for MF Lenses: AE/AF lock button now zooms into 100% instead of...

Initial Thoughts on the Leica SL

What is the Leica SL? This is the question many were wondering over the course of the past couple of weeks as the initial launch of SL sparked many conversations throughout the online community. After hearing what our CEO and President of Camera West Group had to say about...