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How to update t lenses firmware?
Klassika posted a topic in Leica SL SystemHello Leica-users, I just bought second-hand a vario T 18-56 and a vario T 55-135 lens for the CL and Sl. The firmware on the camera’s is up-to-date. So how to update the lenses firmware? Please help. Thanks in advance, Klassika.
Leica CL and TL / M lenses, one year later
Torpille posted a topic in Leica CL / TL / TL2 / T ForumI would like to share my experience with the Leica CL after one year of use. The first idea was to find a replacement for my Canon 6D after 6 years of loyal service. Why change to a Leica CL, you ask? - To gain in size and weight and really take my camera everywhere. - to benefit from EVF technology - to make full use of the lenses of my Leica T, which I love but is not the most efficient camera available. - to use my M lenses much more easily than with the T. - to finally have a single ecosystem The observation is simple: the CL is an excellent daily camera especially with the Zoom 18-56 mm, when the light is there ... - The EVF is of good quality. - The image quality is very good, as is the ISO management. - The weight and size are very nice. - The Thumb support greatly improves ergonomics and allows to limit the movement of the focus slider. - Only the autonomy is a real weak point and 2-3 batteries are essential. - Wifi is very slow and for my part almost unusable, I don't have enough patience ! Concerning the TL lenses, I am more reserved : The Elmarit-18mm was part of the kit, I will discard it because I'm not too comfortable with this focal length, but the image quality is good and I recommend it to anyone who likes to shoot with 28mm. The Zoom 11-23 is very good, the color rendering is excellent, but for specific and occasional use. I only use it very rarely. For my use, the zoom 18-56mm at my preference on the CL, the quality is good, and the weight perfect. It is really the ideal partner of this camera because it is very versatile. I don't need the 55-135mm zoom and haven't tried it. (Same for the Elmarit TL 60mm) The fact remains that, at this stage, a luminous lens is missing, a real all-purpose optic, usable indoors and for street photography : I used the TL-35mm for a few months, but I didn't keep it. The lens is heavy and the 50mm is not my favorite focal length. But clearly the image quality is superb. The Summicron TL- 23mm, which I had with the T, I didn't have a very good experience with it and I sold it. But here it is, 35mm is still my favorite focal length and one year after selling the TL-23mm, I ended up buying one to give it/me another chance. What motivated me besides the very low price at which it is possible to find it in new condition, is the fact that it is possible to use it with the SL, of course with a reduced resolution but what a result! So much so that I don't think I'll go for the Sigma 45mm for the SL. Whether with the CL or the SL, we are very close to the Summicron-M 35mm. This brings us to the use of the CL with the M lenses : The use is simple and efficient, the quality of the images is up to the M. An advantage is also that an M 50mm becomes a 75mm, ideal focal length for portraits. On the other hand, I much prefer the ergonomics provided by the SL for the use of the M optics (the EVF and the joystick really make the difference). To sum up, I will continue to use with pleasure the Leica CL with the 18-56mm zoom and the 23mm to have a light and luminous equipment if needed and hope to have a software improvement of the WIFI.
A Leica SL against all odds
Torpille posted a topic in Leica SL SystemHi everybody, I am a surprised but a proud owner of a leica sl since this weekend. I got an offer for the SL just the body, which I couldn't refuse and had only a few minutes to decide me. I've been using the M for a few years now and preferably with the 35mm or with my favorite focal length the 90mm. One year ago I made the choice of all leica, sold my 6d gun slr and bought a CL. First for the size of the CL system and to be able to use my M optics. I know many of you use it and love it but even if the image quality is there most of the time, I'm a little disappointed by the native optics of the system. I use the 11-23mm and 18-56mm zooms and the 18mm. I sold the 23mm which didn't excite me and preferred the 18mm for its compactness. the tl-35mm, which is not a focal length I use, was not an option. I regret having left the Canon EF lenses. I'm trying my luck again at leica, hoping it's the right one. But here it is, I don't have a native lens and I'm wondering about the choice of a first L lens to take for the SL. Even if my first choice would be the SL 90, summicrons are not in my budget, until I decide if I keep or sell my CL system. TL lenses are obviously a possibility but I don't expect better than with the CL and apparently just with a resolution of 10 million pixels. So the vario 24-90? But its size... the sigma? the Panasonic? I'm not against your advice! Cheers