WELCOME TO 2019

In 2018 Field Photographer blew up. We grew quickly and massively much faster than any of us had anticipated, and that’s all due to you, our loyal reader. And this growth has brought us to 2019, a year where you’ll see a lot of changes. Bigger projects, more reviews, more content than ever before and because you demanded it, a podcast.

We have big goals for 2019 and we want to thank all of you for supporting FP and being a part of what we’re doing here. We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and Hanukah season, we’re excited about our further adventures with you as we go into our third year of publishing. Happy New Year! FP

IMPROVED AF TRACKING, MANUAL LENS ISO LIMIT REMOVED & MORE IN LEICA SL UPDATE 3.0

 

Just some quick thoughts on the recently released SL 3.0 update. First, it went smoothly and seems to be running well. I’ve waited for this update before formally reviewing the SL and just glancing over the improvements, it seems that any issues I have had with the OS have been resolved. The biggest of which was the shutter speed limitations on manual lenses.

I shoot the Leica SL not just with the 24-90mm zoom, but with M glass. The limitations on shutter speed meant that I had to throttle down the ISO and in some cases use a ND filter to shoot with a fast aperture in bright light. One of the wonderful things about the SL is it’s extremely fast electronic shutter. That combined with the ISO speed of 50 means you should’ve been able to shoot very fast lenses like the 50/f1.4, 35/f1.4 or even the 50/f.95 in bright midday light wide open. However the SL limited your shutter speed with manual lens, making this feet impossible. Thankfully these shutter limits on manual limits are gone!  Continue reading “IMPROVED AF TRACKING, MANUAL LENS ISO LIMIT REMOVED & MORE IN LEICA SL UPDATE 3.0”