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Leica Includes New Multishot Function in Firmware Update Version 2.0 for the SL2

LeicaPublished on 24 Jun 2020Last edited on 23 Jan 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng
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Leica has released Firmware Update Version 2.0 for its mirrorless camera, the SL2. This update includes improvements in the graphical interface of the video menu and a more convenient control of the AF field size, among other tweaks.


Using sensor shift technology, the SL2 now records one photo at normal resolution (47MP) and one at high resolution (187MP) in multishot mode. Some restrictions apply when shooting with multishot function: Only full-frame lenses can be used, and flash cannot be used. Only aperture above f/16, ISO below 3200, and shutter speed under 1 sec are selectable. The camera will automatically turn off all image stabilization and use electronic shutter.
In the sub menus of video mode, a white header reminds the user of the camera's current mode. Additionally, the AF-field size can be changed with a long tap.

Bug Fixes

Leica has also fixed known bugs in the SL2. This includes the recognition of 6-bit coded M lenses at all times when the M-Adapter L is used. Artifacts in "Continuous - Very High Speed" drive mode in the DNG under certain settings have been eliminated. The top display now shows the correct focus distance in feet.
The Firmware can now be found on Leica's official site.

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