Leica Q2 Operating instructions

Leica Q2 Operating instructions
LEICA Q2
Instruction manual
Foreword/Scope of delivery
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FOREWORD
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Dear Customer,
We are confident that you will enjoy taking photographs with your
new Leica Q2. Please read this manual thoroughly to familiarize
yourself with the full scope of functions your camera has to offer.
Before using your camera for the first time, please check that the
accessories supplied are complete.
Your Leica Camera AG
–– Leica Q2 with attached lens hood
–– Lithium-ion battery Leica BP-SCL4
–– Leica BC-SCL4 charger, incl. mains cable (US, EU)
–– Lens hood cap
–– Thread protection ring
–– Accessory shoe cover
–– Carry strap
–– Quick Start Guide
–– CE flyer
–– Creative Cloud flyer
–– Test certificate
Subject to changes in design and production.
REPLACEMENT PARTS/ACCESSORIES
Only the accessories specified and described in this manual or
by Leica Camera AG must be used with the camera (battery,
charger, mains plug, mains cable, etc.). These accessories
should only be used with this product. Third-party accessories
may result in malfunctions or damage to the product.
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Replacement parts/accessories
Please visit the Leica Camera AG website for information on the
extensive range of Leica replacement parts/accessories:
us.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-Q/Technical-Equipment
Please read the chapters “Legal information”, “Safety
remarks”, and “General information” before using your
camera for the first time. Knowledge of the content will
prevent inadvertent damage to the product, possible
injuries and other risks.
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Legal information
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LEGAL INFORMATION
REGULATORY INFORMATION
LEGAL INFORMATION
You will find the manufacturing date of your camera on the stickers
in the Warranty Card and/or on the packaging.
The date format is year/month/day.
• Compliance with copyright laws is mandatory. The recording and
publication of pre-recorded media like tapes, CDs or other
published or broadcast material may breach copyright laws.
• The following applies for all video material created with this
camera: This product is governed by the AVC Patent Portfolio
license and is meant for private use by a consumer only. The
device may furthermore be used for purposes for which the
consumer receives no remuneration, e.g. (i) encoding in
accordance with the AVC Standard (“AVC Video”) and/or (ii)
decoding of AVC Video that was encoded by a consumer in
accordance with the AVC Standard within the scope of personal
use and/or which the consumer has received from the provider,
who is in possession of a license to offer AVC Video. No license
is granted or implied for any other use. Any other use, specifically the provision of AVC video in exchange for remuneration, may
require a separate license agreement with MPEG LA, L.L.C.
Please visit the MPEG LA, L.L.C. website at: www.mpegla.com
for more information.
Specific regional approvals for this device can be found in the
camera menu.
▸▸ Select Camera Information in the main menu
▸▸ Select Regulatory Information from the submenu
DISPOSAL OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
The CE mark on our products documents compliance with the
fundamental requirements of applicable EU directives.
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Legal information
(Applies within the EU and for other European
countries with active waste separation policies.)
Product dependent (see technical data)
Type
WLAN
Frequency band (central frequency)
2412 – 2462 MHz/
5180 – 5240 MHz/
5260 – 5320 MHz/
5500 – 5700 MHz
Maximum power (dBm e.i.r.p.)
20
Bluetooth
2402 - 2480 MHz
20
20
This device contains electric and/or electronic components which
must not be disposed of in general household waste. Instead, it
should be disposed of at a recycling collection point provided by
Produktafhængig (se tekniske data)
Dependiente del producto (ver datos técnicos)
your local authority.
Type
Type
Frekvensbånd (centralfrekvens)
Maksimal effekt (dBm e.i.r.p.)
Banda de frecuencia (frecuencia central)
WLAN
WLAN
2412 – 2462
MHz/
20
2412 – 2462 MHz/
This service is free of charge. Any standard
or rechargeable
5180 – 5240 MHz/
5180 – 5240 MHz/
5260 – 5320 MHz/
20
5260 – 5320 MHz/
batteries
used
in
this
device
must
be
removed
and
disposed
5500 – 5700 MHz
5500
– 5700 MHz of
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
2402 - 2480
MHz
20
separately
in accordance
with local regulations. 2402 - 2480 MHz
Potencia máxima
20
20
20
Further information on the subject is available from your local
administration, your local waste collection company, or in the store
where you purchased this device.
Produktabhängig (siehe Technische Daten)
Frequency band (central frequency)
2412 – 2462 MHz/
5180 – 5240 MHz/
5260 – 5320 MHz/
5500 – 5700 MHz
Maximum power (dBm e.i.r.p.)
20
Bluetooth
2402 - 2480 MHz
20
Type
WLAN
Frekvensband (centralfrekvens)
2412 – 2462 MHz/
5180 – 5240 MHz/
5260 – 5320 MHz/
5500 – 5700 MHz
Maximal effekt (dBm e.i.r.p.)
20
Bluetooth
2402 - 2480 MHz
20
20
Dépend du produit (voir les données techniques)
Prodotto dipendente (vedi dati tecnici)
Type
WLAN
Bande de fréquence (fréquence centrale) Puissance maximale (dBm e.i.r.p.)
2412 – 2462 MHz/
20
5180 – 5240 MHz/
5260 – 5320 MHz/
20
5500 – 5700 MHz
Type
WLAN
2402 - 2480 MHz
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Tuotteen riippuvainen (katso tekniset tiedot)
Produktberoende (se tekniska data)
Type
WLAN
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Taajuusalue (keskustaajuus)
2412 – 2462 MHz/
5180 – 5240 MHz/
5260 – 5320 MHz/
5500 – 5700 MHz
Suurin teho (dBm
20
Bluetooth
2402 - 2480 MHz
20
20
Banda di frequenza (frequenza centrale) Potenza massima (dBm e.i.r.p.)
2412 – 2462 MHz/
20
5180 – 5240 MHz/
5260 – 5320 MHz/
20
5500 – 5700 MHz
2402 - 2480 MHz
Type
WLAN
20
Εξαρτάται από το προϊόν (βλέπε τεχνικά στοιχεία)
Type
Συχνότητα ζώνης (κεντρική συχνότητα)
WLAN
2412 – 2462 MHz/
5180 – 5240 MHz/
5260 – 5320 MHz/
5500 – 5700 MHz
Bluetooth
2402 - 2480 MHz
20
Μέγιστη ισχύς (dBm
20
5
20
20
Legal information
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IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING THE USE OF
WLAN/BLUETOOTH® (LEICA FOTOS)
Please read the important notes on specific functions of Leica
FOTOS on p. 132.
• Appropriate measures must be taken to ensure security and
protect against disruptions to the systems in place where
devices or computer systems are in use that require more
stringent security than WLAN devices.
• Leica Camera AG shall not accept liability for damages arising
from the use of the camera for purposes other than as a WLAN
device.
• It is assumed that the WLAN function will be used in countries
where this camera is sold. There may be a risk of breaching
statutory wireless communication regulations when using the
camera in other countries. Leica Camera AG shall not accept
liability for such breaches.
• Please note that there is a risk of unauthorized third party
interception of wirelessly communicated data. We highly
recommend that you activate encryption in the wireless access
point settings to ensure data safety.
• Avoid using the camera in areas where it can be exposed to
magnetic fields, static electricity or other interferences, e.g.
near a microwave oven. RF transmissions may otherwise not
reach the camera.
• Using the camera near devices like microwave ovens or wireless
phones that use the 2.4 GHz RF band may negatively affect the
performance of both devices.
• Do not attempt to connect to wireless networks you are not
authorized to use.
• The device will automatically search for wireless networks, once
the WLAN function is enabled. A list, including networks you are
not authorized to access, will be displayed (SSID: Network
identifier for a WLAN network). Do not attempt to connect to
such a network, as this could be construed as unauthorized
access.
• We recommend disabling the WLAN function while on an
aircraft.
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Legal information
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Safety remarks
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SAFETY REMARKS
GENERAL INFORMATION
• Do not use your camera in the immediate vicinity of devices that
generate powerful magnetic, electrostatic or electromagnetic
fields (e.g. induction ovens, microwave ovens, television sets or
computer screens, video game consoles, cell phones, broadcasting equipment). Their electromagnetic fields can interfere
with recordings.
• Strong magnetic fields, e.g. from speakers or large electric
motors can damage the stored picture data or disrupt recording.
• Switch off the camera, remove the battery briefly, replace it and
switch the camera back on in case of a camera malfunction due
to the effects of electromagnetic fields.
• Do not use the camera in the immediate vicinity of radio
transmitters or high-voltage power lines. Their electromagnetic
fields may interfere with recordings.
• Always store small parts e.g. the accessory shoe cover as
follows:
–– out of the reach of children
–– in a safe location, where they will not get lost or stolen
• State-of-the-art electronic components are sensitive to static
discharge. You can easily pick up charges of several 10,000
volts by simply walking on synthetic floor coverings. A static
discharge can occur when you touch the camera and especially
if it is placed on a conductive surface. A static discharge on the
camera housing poses no risk for the electronics. Despite
built-in safety circuits, you should avoid direct contact with
external camera contacts like those in the flash shoe.
• Take care not to soil or scratch the sensor for lens detection in
the bayonet. You must similarly prevent direct contact of the
bayonet with grains of sand or similar particles, as these could
cause irreparable damage. This component must only be
cleaned with a dry cloth (in system cameras).
• Use a cotton or linen cloth instead of a microfiber cloth from an
optician's (synthetic) when cleaning the contacts. Make sure to
discharge any electrostatic charge by deliberately touching a
heating or water pipe (conductive, grounded material). Dirt
deposits and oxidation on the contacts can be avoided by
storing your camera in a dry location with the lens cap and the
flash shoe/viewfinder cap (in system cameras) attached.
• Only use accessories specified for this model to prevent faults,
short circuits or electric shock.
• Do not attempt to remove parts of the housing (covers) yourself.
Repairs must be done at authorized service centers only.
• Protect the camera against contact with insect sprays and other
aggressive chemicals. Petroleum spirit, thinner and alcohol must
not be used for cleaning. Some chemicals and liquids can
damage the camera housing or the surface finish.
• Rubber and plastics are known to expel aggressive chemicals
and should therefore not be kept in contact with the camera for
extended periods of time.
• Prevent any sand or dust or water penetration into the camera,
e.g. during snowfall or rain or on the beach. Be extra careful
when changing the lens (in system cameras) and when inserting
or removing the memory card and rechargeable battery. Sand
and dust can damage the camera, the lens, the memory card
and the battery. Moisture can cause malfunctions and irreparable damage to the camera and memory card.
LENS
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY
• Improper use of the batteries or the use of unapproved battery
types may result in an explosion!
• Do not expose the rechargeable battery to sunlight, heat,
humidity or moisture for prolonged periods of time. Likewise, the
batteries must not be placed in a microwave oven or a
high-pressure container as this would pose a fire or explosion
hazard.
• Do not under any circumstances charge or insert a damp or wet
battery into the camera!
• A safety valve in the battery ensures that any excess pressure
caused by improper handling is discharged safely. It is nevertheless important to dispose of a bloated battery immediately. It
may pose an explosion hazard!
• Keep the battery contacts clean and easily accessible. Although
lithium-ion batteries are secured against short circuits, they
should still be protected against contact with metal objects like
paper clips or jewelry. A short-circuited battery can get very hot
and cause severe burns.
• When a battery is accidentally dropped, make sure to check the
housing and the contacts immediately for any damage. A
damaged battery can damage the camera.
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Safety remarks
• A camera lens can have the effect of a magnifying glass when
exposed to direct frontal sunlight. The camera must therefore be
protected against extended exposure to direct sunlight.
• Attaching the lens cap and keeping the camera in the shade or
ideally in its camera case, will help prevent damage to the
interior of the camera.
• The battery must be removed from the camera or charger and
must be replaced immediately in case of a strange smell,
discoloration, deformation, overheating or leakage. Continued
use of the battery may result in overheating, which can cause
fire and/or explosion!
• Never throw batteries into a fire as they may explode.
• Keep the battery away from sources of heat in case of leakage
or if you smell burning. Leaked fluid can catch fire!
• The use of other chargers not approved by Leica Camera AG can
cause damage to the batteries – and in extreme cases – cause
serious or life-threatening injuries.
• Make sure that the power socket is freely accessible at all times.
• The in-car charging cable must never be connected while the
charger is connected to mains electricity.
• Do not attempt to open the battery or the charger. Repairs must
only be carried out by authorized service centers.
• Keep batteries out of the reach of children. Batteries can cause
suffocation when swallowed.
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Safety remarks
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FIRST AID
• Battery fluid may cause blindness if it comes into contact
with the eyes. Rinse the eyes thoroughly with clean water
immediately. Avoid rubbing. Seek medical attention
immediately.
• Leaked battery fluid poses an injury hazard when it comes in
contact with clothing or skin. Rinse the affected areas
thoroughly with clean water.
CHARGER
•U
sing the charger in the vicinity of broadcasting receivers may
interfere with reception. Ensure a distance of at least 1 m (3 ft)
between the charger and the receiver.
• When the charger is in use, it may emit a buzzing sound – this is
normal and not a malfunction.
• Disconnect the charger from the mains when it is not in use, as
it consumes electricity (a very small amount), even if no battery
is inserted.
• Always keep the charger contacts clean, and never short circuit
them.
• The in-car charging cable must only be operated in 12V in-car
grids and must never be connected while the charger is
connected to mains electricity.
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MEMORY CARD
• Never remove the memory card during a datasave or card
reading process. The camera must not be switched off or be
subjected to impact or vibrations while working.
• Do not open the cover/remove the memory card or the battery
while the status LED is lit, which indicates memory access. Data
on the card may otherwise be destroyed and camera malfunctions may occur.
• Do not drop or bend memory cards as this will cause damage
and result in the loss of stored data.
• Do not touch the connections on the reverse of the memory
card and keep them clean and dry.
• Keep memory cards out of the reach of children. Swallowing a
memory card may cause suffocation.
SENSOR
Cosmic radiation (e.g. during flights) may cause pixel defects.
CARRY STRAP
EN
• Carry straps are usually made of very robust material. You
should therefore keep it out of the reach of children. A carry
strap is not a toy and poses a strangulation risk.
• Use the carry strap only for its intended purpose on a camera or
on binoculars. Any other use poses the risk of injury and may
possibly result in damage to the carry strap and is therefore not
permitted.
• Carry straps should also not be used for cameras/binoculars
during sports activities that pose a risk of entanglement (e.g.
when mountain climbing and similar outdoor activities).
Safety remarks
Please read the section about “Care/Maintenance” for more
information about what to do in case of problems.
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General information
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GENERAL INFORMATION
CAMERA/LENS
• Make a note of the serial numbers of your camera (engraved in
the base of the camera housing) and lenses, as this information
will be extremely important in case of loss.
• Make sure to always have a lens or the camera bayonet cover
attached to prevent dust or other foreign bodies penetrating the
camera.
• That is why you should always replace lenses quickly and in a
dust-free environment.
• Never store the camera bayonet cover or the lens back cover in
a pants pocket, as they will attract lint and dust, which could
then be accidentally introduced into the camera.
• Leica releases firmware updates for lenses at irregular intervals.
You can download any new firmware version from our homepage
and transfer it to your lens. Please read the section “Installing
firmware” (p. 130) for more information.
LCD PANEL
• Condensation may form on the LCD panel if the camera is
exposed to great temperature fluctuations. Wipe the screen
carefully with a soft, dry cloth.
• The screen image will initially be slightly darker than normal if
the camera is very cold when it is switched on. The normal level
of brightness will be reached as soon as the LCD panel warms
up.
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RECHARGEABLE BATTERY
• The battery must have a temperature between + 10°C and +
30°C for charging, as the charger will otherwise not switch on or
will switch off again.
• Lithium-ion batteries can be charged at any time, regardless of
their current charge level. A partially charged battery will charge
to full capacity faster than a fully discharged one.
• The rechargeable batteries come only partly charged ex works
and should therefore be charged fully before their first use.
• A new battery only reaches its full capacity after it has been fully
charged and – by using it in the camera – depleted 2 to 3 times.
This depletion process should be repeated roughly every 25
cycles.
• Battery and charger heat up during the charging process. That is
normal and not a malfunction.
• Rapid flashing of the two LEDs (> 2 Hz) when charging
commences indicates a charging error (e.g. maximum charging
time exceeded, voltages or temperatures outside permitted
ranges or a short circuit). Disconnect the charger from the
mains and remove the battery. Ensure that the above temperature conditions are met and then restart the charging process.
Please contact your dealer, the Leica office in your country or
Leica Camera AG if the problem persists.
• Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries generate power by way of
internal chemical reactions. These reactions are influenced by
ambient temperature and humidity. To ensure a maximum
service life of the battery, it should not be exposed to extreme
temperatures (high or low) for extended periods of time (e.g. in a
parked car in the summer or winter).
• However, every battery has a limited service life! After several
hundred charging cycles, this limitation will become evident as
the operating times get significantly shorter.
MEMORY CARD
• The range of available SD/SDHC/SDXC cards on the market is
too extensive for Leica Camera AG to test for compatibility and
quality. Generally, any type of memory card may be used without
any damage to the camera or memory card. As some "no name"
cards may not fully comply with the SD/SDHC/SDXC standards,
Leica Camera AG cannot provide any guarantee of function.
• We recommend formatting memory cards from time to time,
because fragmented residual data from deleted files may block
some of the storage capacity.
• Generally, it is not necessary to format (initialize) memory cards
that have been previously used. Formatting will, however, be
necessary if you insert an unformatted memory card or a card
that was formatted in another device (e.g. a computer) for the
first time.
• We recommend backing up your data on a PC, because
electromagnetic fields, static electricity and any memory card or
camera defects could result in permanent damage or loss of
your data.
• SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards come with a write
protection slider to prevent accidental overwriting. This slider is
located on the non-beveled side of the card. All data on the card
is protected when the slider is set to its lower position, marked
LOCK.
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General information
• The replaceable battery supplies power to a backup battery,
which is permanently installed in the camera. This backup
battery retains the date and time for up to 2 months. Once the
backup battery is depleted, it must be replenished by inserting a
charged main battery. The backup battery will recover its full
capacity after approx. 60 hours with the rechargeable battery in
place. The camera does not have to be switched on for the
process. The time and date will have to be set again after a full
depletion of the backup battery.
• As the battery capacity deteriorates or if using an older battery,
warning messages may appear and some functions may be
restricted or blocked entirely.
• Remove the battery if the camera will not be used for an
extended period of time. Make sure to switch the camera off via
the main switch before removing the battery. Leaving the battery
in the camera will result in a deep discharge after a few weeks.
Voltage levels will decrease significantly, as the camera uses a
low idle current to maintain settings.
• Dispose of damaged batteries in accordance with the relevant
regulations at an approved collection point for proper recycling.
• The date of manufacture can be found on the battery.
The date format is week/year.
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General information
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SENSOR
FIRMWARE UPDATE
• Any dust or dirt particles stuck to the glass cover of the sensor
may result in noticeable dark stains or specks on the pictures.
Leica is constantly working on developing and optimizing the
Leica Q2. As many functions on digital cameras are controlled
purely electronically, improvements and extensions to the range of
functions may need to be installed on the camera at a later date.
Leica releases what are known as firmware updates at irregular
intervals. Cameras are always supplied from the factory with the
latest firmware. Otherwise you can download it from our website
yourself and transfer it to your camera.
You will receive a newsletter informing you of the availability of a
new firmware update if you register your camera on the Leica
Camera homepage.
Visit the download section or the "Customer Area" for information
about how to register or how to get firmware updates for your Leica
Q2. Additionally, you can find information about changes or
additions to the manual at:
https://owners.leica-camera.com
Select menu item "Firmware" (see p. 14) to check whether your
camera and lenses are running the latest firmware version.
DATA
• All data, including personal information, may be changed or
deleted due to incorrect or accidental operation, static
discharge, accidents, malfunctions, repairs and other measures.
• Please note that Leica Camera AG does accept liability for direct
or consequential damage due to the manipulation or destruction
of data and personal information.
WARRANTY
EN
In addition to your statutory warranty rights regarding your dealer,
you will receive an additional Leica Camera AG product warranty
valid from the date of purchase at an authorized Leica retailer. For
more information regarding the warranty scope, services and
limitations, please visit: warranty.leica-camera.com
Safety remarks
Leica Q2 comes with splash water and dust protection.
The camera was tested under controlled laboratory conditions and is classes as IP52
in accordance with DIN EN 60529. Please note: The splash water and dust
protection coating is not permanent and will diminish over time. The user manual
contains instructions on how to clean and dry the camera. The warranty does not
cover liquid damage. Any attempt to open the camera casing by an unauthorized
retailer or service partner will cause an immediate expiration of the splash water and
dust warranty.
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TABLE OF CONTENT
Table of Content
FOREWORD....................................................................................... 2
CAMERA OPERATION..................................................................... 34
SCOPE OF DELIVERY........................................................................ 2
OPERATING ELEMENTS............................................................................... 34
REPLACEMENT PARTS/ACCESSORIES........................................... 3
LEGAL INFORMATION...................................................................... 4
SAFETY REMARKS............................................................................ 8
GENERAL INFORMATION............................................................... 12
WARRANTY...................................................................................... 15
SHUTTER BUTTON............................................................................................. 35
SHUTTER SPEED SETTING DIAL........................................................................ 36
THUMBWHEEL................................................................................................... 36
THUMBWHEEL BUTTON.................................................................................... 36
DIRECTIONAL PAD/CENTER BUTTON............................................................... 37
PLAY BUTTON/FN BUTTON/MENU BUTTON................................................... 37
TABLE OF CONTENT....................................................................... 16
TOUCH SCREEN................................................................................................. 38
PART DESIGNATIONS..................................................................... 20
MENU CONTROL.......................................................................................... 39
CAMERA....................................................................................................... 21
LENS "Summilux 28 f/1.7 ASPH."........................................................... 21
DISPLAYS......................................................................................... 22
PHOTO.......................................................................................................... 22
VIDEO........................................................................................................... 24
PREPARATION................................................................................. 26
ATTACHING THE CARRY STRAP.................................................................. 26
PREPARING THE CHARGER......................................................................... 26
CHARGING THE BATTERY........................................................................... 27
INSERTING THE BATTERY IN THE CHARGER..................................................... 27
REMOVING THE BATTERY FROM THE CHARGER.............................................. 27
CHARGE STATUS INDICATORS ON THE CHARGER........................................... 27
INSERTING/REMOVING THE BATTERY...................................................... 28
CHARGE STATUS INDICATOR ON THE LCD PANEL........................................... 29
INSERTING/REMOVING THE MEMORY CARD........................................... 29
ATTACHING/REMOVING THE LENS HOOD............................................... 31
DIOPTER SETTINGS..................................................................................... 32
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MAIN SWITCH.................................................................................................... 34
CONTROL ELEMENTS........................................................................................ 39
STRUCTURE OF THE MENU SCREEN................................................................ 40
SHOW MENU PAGES.......................................................................................... 41
MENU NAVIGATION........................................................................................... 42
FAVORITES MENU.............................................................................................. 44
DIRECT ACCESS TO MENU FUNCTIONS........................................................... 46
CAMERA DEFAULT SETTINGS........................................................ 48
MENU LANGUAGE....................................................................................... 48
DATE/TIME................................................................................................... 48
DATE................................................................................................................... 48
TIME................................................................................................................... 48
TIME ZONE......................................................................................................... 48
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME.................................................................................... 48
POWER SAVE MODE (STANDBY MODE)..................................................... 49
LCD PANEL/VIEWFINDER (EVF) SETTINGS.............................................. 50
LCD PANEL/EVF USE......................................................................................... 50
EYE SENSOR SENSITIVITY................................................................................. 51
BRIGHTNESS...................................................................................................... 51
COLOR RENDERING........................................................................................... 52
OTHER FUNCTIONS........................................................................................... 65
AUTOMATIC LCD PANEL SHUTDOWN............................................................... 52
ISO SENSITIVITY.......................................................................................... 66
ACOUSTIC SIGNALS.................................................................................... 53
WHITE BALANCE......................................................................................... 67
ACOUSTIC SIGNALS.......................................................................................... 53
ELECTRONIC SHUTTER SOUND........................................................................ 53
AUTOFOCUS CONFIRMATION........................................................................... 53
SILENT PHOTOGRAPHY..................................................................................... 53
BASIC PICTURE SETTINGS............................................................. 54
PHOTO.......................................................................................................... 54
FILE FORMAT...................................................................................................... 54
JPG RESOLUTION............................................................................................... 54
IMAGE PROPERTIES........................................................................................... 55
FILM STYLE........................................................................................................ 56
MONOCHROME IMAGES................................................................................... 56
MANUAL SETTING VIA METERING.................................................................... 68
EXPOSURE................................................................................................... 69
EXPOSURE METERING METHODS..................................................................... 69
EXPOSURE MODES............................................................................................ 70
SCENE MODE..................................................................................................... 74
LONG-TERM EXPOSURE – T............................................................................... 79
EXPOSURE CONTROL........................................................................................ 80
AUXILIARY DISPLAYS......................................................................................... 86
SERIAL EXPOSURES.......................................................................................... 89
INTERVAL SHOOTING........................................................................................ 90
SELF-TIMER........................................................................................................ 91
WORKING COLOR SPACE.................................................................................. 57
DIGITAL ZOOM................................................................................................... 92
IMAGE STABILIZATION....................................................................................... 57
FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY............................................................................... 94
VIDEO........................................................................................................... 58
COMPATIBLE FLASH UNITS............................................................................... 94
FILE FORMAT...................................................................................................... 58
VIDEO RESOLUTION.......................................................................................... 58
MICROPHONE.................................................................................................... 58
WIND NOISE REDUCTION.................................................................................. 58
VIDEO STABILIZATION....................................................................................... 58
FLASH EXPOSURE METERING (TTL METERING)............................................... 95
FLASH MODES................................................................................................... 96
FLASH CONTROL............................................................................................... 97
FLASH RANGE.................................................................................................... 98
FLASH EXPOSURE COMPENSATION................................................................. 98
IMAGE PROPERTIES........................................................................................... 59
FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY.................................................................................... 100
EXPOSURE CONTROL........................................................................................ 59
VIDEO MODE.................................................................................102
PICTURE MODE............................................................................... 60
START/EXIT VIDEO MODE........................................................................ 102
FOCUSING.................................................................................................... 60
AF PHOTOGRAPHY............................................................................................. 60
AUTOFOCUS MODES......................................................................................... 60
AUTOFOCUS METERING METHODS.................................................................. 61
START/END VIDEO RECORDING............................................................. 103
PLAYBACK/REVIEW MODE..........................................................104
INITIATE/EXIT PLAYBACK/REVIEW MODE............................................. 104
MF ASSIST FUNCTIONS..................................................................................... 63
SELECTING/SCROLLING THROUGH RECORDINGS................................ 105
MANUAL FOCUSING (MF)................................................................................. 64
DISPLAYS IN PLAYBACK/REVIEW MODE................................................ 105
MF ASSIST FUNCTIONS..................................................................................... 64
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INFORMATION DISPLAYS.................................................................................. 52
DISPLAYING ASSIST FUNCTIONS................................................................... 106
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EN
PICTURE SERIES REVIEW......................................................................... 106
UPDATING THE FIRMWARE............................................................................. 129
CROPPED SECTION ZOOM........................................................................ 109
Table of Content
LEICA FOTOS.................................................................................130
DISPLAYING MULTIPLE RECORDINGS AT ONCE..................................... 110
CONNECTION............................................................................................. 130
TAGGING/RATING OF RECORDINGS........................................................ 112
REMOTE CAMERA CONTROL.................................................................... 132
DELETING RECORDINGS........................................................................... 112
CARE/STORAGE............................................................................134
DELETING INDIVIDUAL RECORDINGS............................................................. 113
DELETING MULTIPLE RECORDINGS................................................................ 114
DELETING ALL RECORDINGS.......................................................................... 115
LENS........................................................................................................... 134
DELETING UNRATED RECORDINGS................................................................ 115
VIEWFINDER/LCD PANEL......................................................................... 134
PREVIEW OF LATEST RECORDING........................................................... 116
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY........................................................................ 135
SLIDE SHOW.............................................................................................. 117
MEMORY CARDS........................................................................................ 135
VIDEO PLAYBACK...................................................................................... 118
FAQ.................................................................................................136
VIDEO EDITING................................................................................................ 121
KEYWORD INDEX..........................................................................142
OTHER FUNCTIONS......................................................................123
USER PROFILES......................................................................................... 123
SAVING CURRENT SETTINGS AS A USER PROFILE........................................ 123
MENU OVERVIEW.........................................................................146
TECHNICAL DATA..........................................................................150
APPLY/ACTIVATE PROFILES............................................................................ 124
LEICA CUSTOMER CARE...............................................................153
EXPORTING/IMPORTING PROFILES TO/FROM THE MEMORY CARD........... 124
LEICA ACADEMY...........................................................................153
DATA MANAGEMENT................................................................................. 125
DATA STRUCTURE ON THE MEMORY CARD.................................................... 125
CHANGING FILE NAMES.................................................................................. 126
CREATING A NEW FOLDER.............................................................................. 126
RECORDING THE IMAGE LOCATION WITH GPS (ONLY IN CONNECTION WITH
THE LEICA FOTOS APP)................................................................................... 126
FORMATTING A MEMORY CARD...................................................................... 127
DATA TRANSFER........................................................................................ 128
USING RAW DATA (DNG)........................................................................... 128
RESETTING THE CAMERA
TO FACTORY SETTINGS............................................................................. 128
FIRMWARE UPDATES................................................................................ 128
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CAMERA HOUSING.................................................................................... 134
Definition of the various categories of information found in
this manual
EN
Note
Additional information
Important
Failure to observe the instructions may result in damage to the
camera, the accessories or the pictures.
Attention
Non-compliance may result in personal injury
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PART DESIGNATIONS
Part Designations
EN
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CAMERA
LENS "Summilux 28 f/1.7 ASPH."
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Part Designations
Strap lugs
Main switch
Shutter button
Thumbwheel
Thumbwheel button
Shutter speed setting dial
Accessory shoe
Microphone
Self-timer LED/AF assist light
Viewfinder eyepiece
Eye sensor
Diopter setting wheel
Zoom/Lock button
PLAY button
FN button
MENU button
LCD panel
Status LED
Directional pad
Center button
Speaker
Battery compartment
Battery release lever
Tripod thread
Memory card slot
Alignment point for macro function
Macro setting ring
Focus ring
Aperture setting ring
Thread protection ring
AF/MF lock release
Focus tab
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Displays
EN
DISPLAYS
The images displayed on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder are
identical.
PHOTO
IN PLAYBACK MODE
WHEN TAKING A PICTURE
All displays/values refer to the displayed image
All displays/values refer to the actual settings
1
2
3
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8
9
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Focus mode
White balance mode
File format/compression level/resolution
Exposure metering method
Picture mode (Picture sequence)
Flash mode/flash exposure compensation
Color rendering (Film Style)
Stabilization activated
Battery capacity
Leica FOTOS enabled (Bluetooth)
Automatic storage of the recording location (Exif data)
(Only while connection to Leica FOTOS is active)
Remaining number of exposures incl. trend detection via
bar chart = remaining capacity of the inserted memory
card
Shutter speed
Light balance
Exposure value
ISO Sensitivity
Exposure mode
AF Field
Exposure compensation scale
Icon for marked picture
File number of the picture shown
EN
Activated Capture Assistants
F2.8
1/8000 ISO 12500 EV
Displays
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
999-9000
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27
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25
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INFO
22:45
22.02.2012
12MP for manual
8234/9999
22 PM
Automatic
magnification as Focus Assist
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focusing (+3x
or
+6x magnification available)
Horizon display
Focus Peaking (identification of in sharp edges in the object)
Grid lines
Histogram
Clipping identification of underexposed or overexposed
object sections
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EN
VIDEO
Displays
WHEN TAKING A PICTURE
IN PLAYBACK MODE
All displays/values refer to the actual settings
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All displays/values refer to the displayed image
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Focus mode
White balance mode
Video resolution
Color rendering (Video Style)
Stabilization activated
Light balance
Exposure compensation scale
Microphone recording level
Battery capacity
Histogram
Video mode
ISO Sensitivity
Exposure value
Shutter speed
Total remaining memory capacity/recording time
Length of recording
File name
Number of pictures on the memory card
Video editing function
Exiting video playback
Elapsed playback time
Playback status bar
Playback volume
EN
Displays
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36
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50
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Preparation
EN
PREPARATION
ATTACHING THE CARRY STRAP
Attention
Once you have attached the carry strap, please make sure that the
clips are mounted correctly to prevent the camera from falling.
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PREPARING THE CHARGER
Use the mains cable with the matching regional plug to connect
the charger to mains electricity.
Note
The charger will automatically adapt to local mains voltage.
CHARGING THE BATTERY
CHARGE STATUS INDICATORS ON THE CHARGER
Preparation
The camera is powered by a lithium-ion battery.
EN
INSERTING THE BATTERY IN THE CHARGER
The status LED indicates a correct charging process.
▸ Slide the battery into the charger with the groove facing up until
the contacts meet
▸ Press down on the battery until you can hear and feel it clicking
into place
▸ Ensure that the battery is fully inserted into the charger
REMOVING THE BATTERY FROM THE CHARGER
▸ Tilt the battery up and lift it out at an angle
Display
Charge status
Charge time*
CHARGE flashes green
battery is charging
80% lights up orange
80%
approx. 2 h
CHARGE continuous
green light
100%
approx. 3½ h
Disconnect the charger from mains electricity when the charging
process is complete. There is no risk of overcharging.
* for a completely discharged battery
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Preparation
EN
INSERTING/REMOVING THE BATTERY
REMOVAL
▸▸ Ensure that the camera is switched OFF (see p. 34)
INSERTION
1
2
3
▸▸ Turn the battery release lever
• Battery is pushing out slightly.
▸▸ Push the battery into the slot with the groove pointing towards
the LCD panel until you hear and feel it clicking into place
▸▸ Press down on the battery lightly
• The battery unlocks and pushes out fully.
▸▸ Removing the battery
Important
Removing the battery while the camera is switched on may result
in the loss of custom settings or damage to the memory card.
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INSERTING/REMOVING THE MEMORY CARD
You can see the charge level of the battery on the LCD panel if you
press the center button.
The camera will save exposures to an SD (Secure Digital), SDHC
(High Capacity) or SDXC (eXtended Capacity) memory card.
Display
Charge status
Notes
• SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards are available from various
suppliers in various sizes and with differing read/write speeds.
Memory cards with high storage capacities and high read/write
speeds offer quick storage and rendering.
• Memory cards with a capacity of less than 1GB are not
supported. Memory cards with capacities between 1GB and 2GB
must be formated before first use.
• Check the memory card for correct alignment if you are having
difficulties inserting it into the camera.
EN
Preparation
CHARGE STATUS INDICATOR ON THE LCD PANEL
approx. 88 - 100%
approx. 63 - 87%
approx. 47 - 62%
approx. 36 - 46%
approx. 26 - 35%
approx. 0 - 25%
The battery needs charging or replacing
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Preparation
EN
▸ Ensure that the camera is switched OFF (see p. 34)
INSERTION
OPENING THE COVER OVER THE MEMORY CARD SLOT
▸ Slide the cover as shown in the illustration until you hear a click
• The cover lifts automatically.
▸ Push the memory card into the slot with the contacts pointing
towards the LCD panel until you hear and feel it clicking into
place
REMOVAL
CLOSING THE COVER OVER THE MEMORY CARD SLOT
▸ Close and hold down the cover
▸ Slide the cover as shown in the illustration until it audibly clicks
into place
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▸ Push down on the card until you hear a click
• The card pushes out slightly.
▸ Remove the memory card
ATTACHING/REMOVING THE LENS HOOD
ATTACHING
Preparation
This camera comes with a matching lens hood. It is pre-mounted
ex works.
The use of the lens hood is recommended to reduce vignetting.
EN
REMOVAL
▸ Unscrew the thread protection ring in counter-clockwise
direction (Fig, 1)
▸ Screw on the lens hood in clockwise direction to the stop
(Fig. 2)
▸ Unscrew the lens hood in counter-clockwise direction
▸ Screw on the thread protection ring
Notes
• The lens hood cover supplied will only fit the lens hood and
cannot be used as lens cover on its own.
• A matching lens front cap E49 (Order No. 14001) is available as
an optional accessory for use of the camera without a lens
hood: https://store.leica-camera.com
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Preparation
EN
DIOPTER SETTINGS
The viewfinder has a diopter setting function with a range between
+3 and -4 diopter to allow glasses wearers the use of the camera
without eyeglasses (Diopter adjustment).
▸▸ Push the diopter setting wheel into its groove until you hear an
audible click
• This unlocks the diopter setting wheel and it pushes out a
little.
▸▸ Look through the viewfinder
▸▸ Turn the diopter setting wheel until you see the image in the
viewfinder and the displays in perfect focus
▸▸ Push the diopter setting wheel back into its groove until it
audibly clicks into place
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EN
Preparation
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EN
CAMERA OPERATION
Camera operation
OPERATING ELEMENTS
SWITCHING THE CAMERA OFF
MAIN SWITCH
The main switch switches the camera on and off.
SWITCHING THE CAMERA ON
Note
The function Auto Shutdown (see p. 49) deactivates the camera
automatically if no operation occurs within a preset time. Use the
main switch to deactivate the camera if this function is Off to
prevent inadvertent exposures and battery discharge when the
camera is not in use.
Notes
• Once switched on, the camera will be ready to use after approx.
1 s.
• The LED lights up briefly and the displays in the viewfinder
appear.
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SHUTTER BUTTON
EN
Camera operation
The shutter button works in two stages.
1. Tapping (= Pressing the shutter button to the 1st pressure
point)
– activates the camera electronics and rangefinder display
– saves the metered exposure value in aperture priority
mode, i.e. the shutter speed calculated by the camera
– restarts a self-timer delay in progress (activation via app)
– reverts the camera back to picture mode:
– if playback mode is set (activating via app using Visoflex)
– if menu control is active
– if the camera is in Standby mode
2. Press down fully
– to take the picture
• The data is then transferred to the memory card.
– starts a preselected self-timer delay
Notes
• Press down the shutter button in a smooth motion until you hear
the click of the shutter to prevent camera shake.
• The shutter button remains locked
– if the memory card inserted and the internal buffer memory
are (temporarily) full.
– if the battery has exceeded its performance limits (capacity,
temperature, age).
– if the memory card is write-protected or damaged.
– if image numbering on the memory card has reached its limit.
– if the camera prompts for language, date and time settings at
first use or after a reset.
– if the sensor is too hot.
• When the shutter button is released, camera electronics and
viewfinder displays remain active for the time set in the main
menu item Power Saving.
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Camera operation
EN
SHUTTER SPEED SETTING DIAL
THUMBWHEEL
The shutter speed setting dial has no stop, which means it can be
turned in either direction from any position. It will click at each
engraved position and for intermediate values. Intermediate
positions outside the click positions must not be used. Please read
the section “Exposure” (see p. 69) for details about exposure
settings.
– Menu navigation
– Exposure compensation value selection
– Enlarging/reducing viewed pictures
THUMBWHEEL BUTTON
– A: Automatic shutter speed control
– 2000 - 1+: Fixed shutter speeds
– Confirming the selection
– Direct access to menu functions
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PLAY BUTTON/FN BUTTON/MENU BUTTON
DIRECTIONAL PAD
PLAY BUTTON
–
–
–
–
– Activation and deactivation of the (continuous) review/playback
mode
– Return to full-screen display
EN
Camera operation
DIRECTIONAL PAD/CENTER BUTTON
Menu navigation
Setting selected menu items/functions
Scrolling through the picture memory
Moving the focal point (Field or Spot AF)
CENTER BUTTON
–
–
–
–
–
–
Accessing the status display
Accessing the video function
Accessing the submenu
Applying menu settings
Confirming a deletion
Display of picture data during review
FN BUTTON
– Direct access to menu functions
– Direct access to delete function
MENU BUTTON
– Accessing the Favorites or Main menu
– Exiting the currently displayed (sub) menu
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EN
TOUCH SCREEN
Camera operation
TOUCH CONTROL
Tap briefly
In picture mode
–– Set the exposure metering field position
(tap the desired location)
–– Changing to video mode (horizontal swipe)
–– Changing to review mode (vertical swipe)
Double tap
In Playback/Review mode
–– Changing to picture mode (vertical swipe)
–– Scrolling through the picture memory (horizontal swipe)
–– Zooming in/out of viewed pictures (two-finger pinch/spread)
–– Setting an image area for viewfinder live zoom
(double tap)
Note
A light touch is enough, do not press down.
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Touch and hold,
drag and drop
horizontal/vertical
swipe
Two-finger pinch
Two-finger spread
MENU CONTROL
CONTROL ELEMENTS
Menu sections: Main menu and Favorites
Main Menu:
–– contains all menu items
The following elements are used for menu control.
5
–– your custom list (see p. 44 for details on how to manage this
list)
Note
The favorites menu can only be displayed if it has at least one
menu item assigned.
4
14
15
20
19
Camera operation
Favorites:
EN
16
14 PLAY button
15 FN button
16 MENU button
5 Thumbwheel button
4 Thumbwheel
19 Directional pad
20 Center button
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EN
STRUCTURE OF THE MENU SCREEN
Camera operation
MAIN MENU
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SUBMENU
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52
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Menu section: MAIN MENU/FAVORITES
Menu item name
Setting of the menu item
Reference to the submenu
Scrollbar: current position in the menu list
43 Current menu item
44 Submenu item
45 Reference to further submenus
Note
In some cases, an additional scale for value settings or selectable
function options is displayed.
SHOW MENU PAGES
SHOW SUBMENU
Camera operation
DISPLAY “HOME” SCREEN
(INITIAL MENU CONTROL SCREEN)
In picture mode
– if there are no menu items assigned to the favorites menu:
▸ Press the MENU button 1x
• MAIN MENU appears on screen.
– if at least one menu item was assigned to the favorites menu:
▸ Press the MENU button 1x
• The FAVORITES menu appears.
Getting back to the main menu
– if the favorites menu consists of one page:
▸ Press the MENU button 1x
– if the favorites menu consists of 2 pages:
EN
▸ Press the center button
or
▸ Press the directional pad to the right
or
▸ Press the thumbwheel button
▸ Press the MENU button 2x
or
▸
Select Main Menu
(last item in the favorites menu)
In Playback/Review mode
▸ Tap the shutter button
• back to picture mode
▸ Press the MENU button
• The Home screen is displayed
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EN
MENU NAVIGATION
CONFIRM SELECTION
Camera operation
NAVIGATING WITHIN THE MENUS
▸▸ Press the center button
or
Screen by screen navigation
To scroll forward
▸▸ Press the MENU button
• Continuous scrolling will return the main menu to Screen 1
after Screen 5.
• Back to the favorites menu:
▸▸ Press the shutter button
▸▸ Press the MENU button
To scroll backward
▸▸ Press the directional pad left
Line by line navigation
(Function/function option selection)
▸▸ Press the directional pad up/down
or
▸▸ Turn the thumbwheel
(to the right = down, to the left = up)
• Once the last menu item has been reached scrolling up or
down, the display will automatically jump to the previous or
next screen.
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Note
• Some menu items can only be accessed under specific
circumstances. The text in the relevant line is displayed in gray
to signify the existence of a submenu.
▸▸ Press the thumbwheel button
• The screen image changes back to the active menu item. The
set function variant is shown on the right in the relevant menu
line.
Note
No confirmation is needed for the selection of On or Off. An
automatic save is done.
GO BACK ONE STEP
▸▸ Press the directional pad left
or
▸▸ Press the MENU button 1x
EXITING THE MENU
You can exit the menus and submenus at any time - with/without
applying the settings made.
Return to the superordinate menu item
▸▸ Press the directional pad left
Go to picture mode
▸▸ Press the shutter button
Go to playback mode
▸▸ Press the PLAY button
OPERATING THE KEYBOARD/NUMBER PAD
To change the character type (letters/numerals)
To enter the selected character
A
▸ Press the center button
or
B
F
G
E
C
D
A Input line
B Keyboard/Number pad
C “Delete” button (deletion of the respective last value)
D Press "Confirm"
(to apply individual values and the complete settings)
E Return to previous menu level
F Shift key (toggles between upper and lower case letters)
G Changing the character type
Using button control
▸ Press the thumbwheel button
EN
Camera operation
▸ Use the directional pad to select the G key
▸ Press the center button
To save
▸ Use the directional pad to select the D key
▸ Press the center button
Using touch control
▸ Press the button of your choice
To save
▸ Select button D
To exit the menu
▸ Select button E
To move left or right
▸ Press the directional pad left/right
To go up or down
▸ Press the directional pad up/down
To toggle between upper and lower case letters
▸ Use the directional pad to select “Shift” F
▸ Press the center button
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USING THE MENU BAR (DIRECT ACCESS)
Using button control
▸ Press the directional pad left/right
or
▸ Turn the thumbwheel
Using touch control
▸ Select the desired function or swipe
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FAVORITES MENU
Assign you most frequently used menu items to a favorites menu
(up to 15 items) for quick and easy access. The available functions
are shown in the list on p. 148.
Camera operation
EN
MANAGE FAVORITES MENU
EN
Camera operation
▸▸ Select Customize Control in the main menu
▸▸ Select Edit favorites in the submenu
Note
The favorites menu will be deleted completely if all menu items are
set to Off.
▸▸ Select the desired menu item
▸▸ Select On or Off
• A warning message appears when the favorites menu has
reached the maximum of 15 menu items and no further
items can be added.
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Camera operation
EN
DIRECT ACCESS TO MENU FUNCTIONS
DYNAMIC DIRECT ACCESS
You can assign specific menu functions to the following operating
elements for extra quick direct access to menu items in recording
mode. The available functions are shown in the list on p. 148.
The two following buttons additionally allow a quick assignment of
menu functions from a custom list of items.
–– FN button (factory setting: Self Timer)
–– Thumbwheel button (factory setting: ISO)
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5
4
15
13 Zoom/Lock button
15 FN button
5 Thumbwheel button
4 Thumbwheel
Creating the custom list
▸▸ Select Customize Control in the main menu
▸▸ Select FN button/Right setting wheel button in the submenu
▸▸ Select On or Off for each menu item
• You can activate a maximum of 8 menu items for this list.
Changing the assignment via the custom list
▸▸ Press and hold the FN button/thumbwheel button
• The direct access list you have created will appear on the LCD
panel.
• This list can be modified at any time via the menu item
Customized Control.
▸▸ Select the menu item you want by pressing the center button
• You will not be prompted to acknowledge your selection. The
change is applied immediately.
Accessing the assigned menu function
▸▸ Press the FN button/thumbwheel button briefly
• The submenu appears on the LCD panel.
• Settings can be done via key control or using gesture control
on the LCD panel.
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EN
THUMBWHEEL
The two following operating elements can only be assigned one of
the preset functions via menu control. A custom list is not
available.
–– Zoom/Lock button
–– Thumbwheel
Factory setting: Automatic
You can assign the exposure compensation function to the
thumbwheel permanently. Select Customize Control in the main menu
ZOOM/LOCK BUTTON
Factory setting: Digital Zoom
Alternatively, you can assign automatic exposure metering and/or
metering memory lock to the Zoom/Lock button.
▸▸ Select Customize Control in the main menu
▸▸ Select Zoom/Lock button in the submenu
▸▸ Select Digital Zoom, AEL/AFL, AEL or AFL
Accessing the assigned menu function
▸▸ Press the Zoom/Lock button briefly
▸▸ Select Wheel Assignment in the submenu
▸▸ Select Exp. Comp.
• Exposure compensation will be done automatically if Automatic
is selected.
Camera operation
STATIC DIRECT ACCESS
The thumbwheel has varying functions depending on the exposure
mode (see p. 70) when it is set to Auto.
Off
Automatic
Exp. Comp.
P
no function
Mode shift
Exposure
compensation
A
no function
Shutter speed
Exposure
compensation
S
no function
Exposure
compensation
Exposure
compensation
M
no function
Shutter speed
Exposure
compensation
Accessing the assigned menu function
▸▸ Turn the thumbwheel to the left/right
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EN
CAMERA DEFAULT SETTINGS
TIME
Camera default settings
For details on how to navigate in the menus and for inputs see
chapter "Menu control" (p. 39).
• The two menu items Language and Date & Time appear automatically when switching the camera on for the first time, when
activating the camera after a factory reset (see p. 128) or after
a firmware update.
▸▸ Select Date & Time in the main menu
▸▸ Select Time Setting in the submenu
▸▸ Select the desired display format
(12 Hours, 24 Hours)
▸▸ Set the time
(Select am or pm for the 12-hour format)
MENU LANGUAGE
Factory setting: English
Available menu languages: German, French, Italian, Spanish,
Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Korean and Traditional or Simplified
Chinese
▸▸ Select Language in the main menu
▸▸ Select your language
• Aside from a few exceptions (button names, short names), the
language will be changed for all information.
DATE/TIME
DATE
You can choose one of 3 options.
▸▸ Select Date & Time in the main menu
▸▸ Select Date Setting in the submenu
▸▸ Select the desired date format
(Day/Month/Year, Month/Day/Year, Year/Month/Day)
▸▸ Set the date
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TIME ZONE
▸▸ Select Date & Time in the main menu
▸▸ Select Time zone in the submenu
▸▸ Select your time zone/current location
• The Greenwich Mean Time offset is shown on the left of the
line
• Major cities in the relevant time zones are shown on the right
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
▸▸ Select Date & Time in the main menu
▸▸ Select Daylight Saving Time in the submenu
▸▸ Select On or Off.
SUPER SAVE MODE
The camera will switch to the power-saving standby mode after a
preset time to extend battery life if this function is activated.
The device has three power save levels.
–– Super Save mode:
Activates device standby mode in seconds
–– Standard Save mode:
Activates device standby mode in minutes
–– Automatic LCD panel shutdown (see p. 52)
▸▸ Select Power Save in the main menu
▸▸ Select Power Save Mode
▸▸ Select the desired setting
(Off, 3 s, 5 s, 10 s)
The camera will switch to standby mode within a few seconds to
maximize battery capacity.
STANDARD SAVE MODE
▸▸ Select Power Save in the main menu
▸▸ Select Auto Power Off
▸▸ Select the desired setting
(Off, 2 min, /5 min, /10 min)
EN
Camera default settings
POWER SAVE MODE (STANDBY MODE)
Note
The camera can be reactivated from standby mode at any time by
pressing the shutter button or by switching the main switch off and
on again.
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EN
LCD PANEL/VIEWFINDER (EVF) SETTINGS
LCD PANEL/EVF USE
Camera default settings
The camera comes equipped with a 3” liquid crystal color panel,
which is protected by a glass cover made of extremely hard and
scratch-resistant Gorilla® glass.
The following functions can be configured and used individually:
–– Use of the LCD panel and EVF (electronic viewfinder)
–– Eye sensor sensitivity
–– Brightness
–– Color rendering
–– Information display
–– Automatic LCD panel shutdown (standby mode)
You can preset the situations in which EVF and LCD panel should
be used.
Factory setting: Auto
EVF
Auto
The eye sensor in the viewfinder automatically
toggles the camera between LCD panel and EVF.
• Pictures
• Playback
• Menu control
LCD
EVF
LCD panel
• Pictures
• Playback
• Menu control
• Pictures
• Playback
• Menu control
EVF
• Pictures
Extended
• Playback
• Menu control
▸▸ Select Display Settings in the main menu
▸▸ Select EVF-LCD in the submenu
▸▸ Select a setting
Note
Select EVF if you want to keep the LCD panel switched off (e.g. on
dark environments).
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BRIGHTNESS
You can adjust the eye sensor sensitivity to ensure that the
changeover functions reliably if you wear eyeglasses.
Factory setting: Low
You can adjust brightness for best visibility in various lighting
conditions. Brightness is set individually for the LCD panel and the
viewfinder. The setting can be selected via key control or touch
control.
▸▸ Select Display Settings in the main menu
▸▸ Select Eye Sensor Sensitivity in the submenu
▸▸ Select a setting
EN
Camera default settings
EYE SENSOR SENSITIVITY
LCD PANEL
▸▸ Select Display Settings in the main menu
▸▸ Select LCD Brightness in the submenu
▸▸ Select the desired brightness of Automatic
▸▸ Confirm selection
EVF
▸▸ Select Display Settings in the main menu
▸▸ Select EVF Brightness in the submenu
▸▸ Look through the viewfinder
▸▸ Select the desired brightness
▸▸ Confirm selection
Note
An Automatic setting is not available here.
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Camera default settings
EN
COLOR RENDERING
INFORMATION DISPLAYS
Color rendering can also be adjusted. Brightness is set individually
for the LCD panel and the viewfinder. The setting can be selected
via key control or touch control.
The picture data can be displayed in picture mode and in review
mode.
DISPLAY OPTIONS
Select one of the three available display options.
–– No picture data
–– With picture data
–– Video mode with picture data
(available only in recording mode)
▸▸ Press the center button
• The display cycles through the display options.
LCD PANEL
▸▸ Select Display Settings in the main menu
▸▸ Select LCD Color Adjustment in the submenu
▸▸ Select the desired color setting
▸▸ Confirm selection
EVF
▸▸ Select Display Settings in the main menu
▸▸ Select EVF Color Adjustment in the submenu
▸▸ Look through the viewfinder
▸▸ Select the desired color setting
▸▸ Confirm selection
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AUTOMATIC LCD PANEL SHUTDOWN
The LCD panel deactivates automatically to save power
▸▸ Select Power Save in the main menu
▸▸ Select All Displays Auto Off
▸▸ Select the desired setting
(30 s, 1 min, 5 min)
AUTOFOCUS CONFIRMATION
Some functions can be acknowledged with acoustic signals. The
following special functions can be configured separately:
–– Electronic shutter sound
–– AF confirmation
A signal sound can be selected for successful AF settings.
ACOUSTIC SIGNALS
As a warning signal, e.g. when the user attempts to configure
unavailable settings.
▸▸ Select Acoustic Signals in the main menu
▸▸ Select Acoustic Signals in the submenu
▸▸ Select On
▸▸ Select Volume in the submenu
▸▸ Select Low/High
▸▸ Select Acoustic Signals in the main menu
▸▸ Select AF Confirmation in the submenu
▸▸ Select On
▸▸ Select Volume in the submenu
▸▸ Select Low/High
SILENT PHOTOGRAPHY
When pictures should be taken as quietly as possible.
EN
Camera default settings
ACOUSTIC SIGNALS
▸▸ Select Acoustic Signals in the main menu
▸▸ Select Electronic Shutter Sound/AF Confirmation/Acoustic Signals in
the submenu
▸▸ Select Off for each of these menu items
ELECTRONIC SHUTTER SOUND
▸▸ Select Acoustic Signals in the main menu
▸▸ Select Electronic Shutter Sound in the submenu
▸▸ Select On
▸▸ Select Volume in the submenu
▸▸ Select Low/High
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Basic picture settings
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BASIC PICTURE SETTINGS
PHOTO
FILE FORMAT
Choose the JPG format JPG or the standardized raw data format DNG
(= digital negative). These can be used individually or simultaneously.
Factory setting: DNG + JPG
▸▸ Select Photo File Format in the main menu
▸▸ Select the desired format
(DNG, DNG + JPG, JPG)
Notes
• The standardized DNG (Digital Negative) format is generally used
for the storage of raw data.
• When picture data is saved in DNG and in JPG format simultaneously, then the camera will use the resolution setting for the JPG
format is used for the JPG file (see next section), i.e. the two files
may have differing resolutions.
• The DNG format always uses the highest resolution (47.4 MP), no
matter what JPG setting is selected.
• The remaining number of pictures shown in the LCD panel will
not necessarily change after every picture taken. A counter
change depends on the subject; very fine image structures
result in higher data quantities, while homogeneous surfaces
mean less data.
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JPG RESOLUTION
The JPG format setting offers 3 image resolution (number of pixels)
options. L-JPG (47 MP), M-JPG (24 MP) and S-JPG (12 MP). You can
therefore adjust your settings to the intended use and available
memory card capacity.
When the Digital Zoom function (see p. 92) is selected, then
images will be saved with the following actual resolutions.
28 mm
Digital Zoom
35 mm
Digital Zoom
50 mm
Digital Zoom
75 mm
L-JPG
47 MP
30 MP
15 MP
7 MP
M-JPG
24 MP
15 MP
8 MP
3 MP
M-JPG
12 MP
8 MP
4 MP
2 MP
▸▸ Select JPG resolution in the submenu
▸▸ Select the desired resolution
COLOR SATURATION
One of the many advantages of digital photography is that it is very
easy to change key image properties.
You can manipulate contrast, sharpness and color saturation
before the picture is taken.
The saturation factor in color images determines, whether colors in
the picture appear “pale” and pastel-like or “bright” and colorful.
While you can’t do anything about weather conditions (clear/
misty), you can change the way an image is rendered.
Note
The functions and settings described in this section apply for
pictures taken in JPG format only.
CONTRAST
EN
Basic picture settings
IMAGE PROPERTIES
The contrast setting, i.e. the difference between light and dark
image sections, determines whether an image comes across as
“flat” or “brilliant”. Increasing or decreasing this difference impacts
on contrast, meaning that some image sections are rendered with
more or less light.
SHARPNESS
The impression of sharpness in a picture is largely determined by
edge sharpness, i.e. by how slight the transition area between light
and dark is at edges in the picture. Expanding or reducing these
areas will therefore change the impression of sharpness.
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Basic picture settings
EN
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FILM STYLE
MONOCHROME IMAGES
Three pre-configured color profiles are available:
Factory setting: Standard
––
Standard
––
Vivid
––
Natural
You can choose to save your images in color or monochrome,
provided you take the pictures in JPG format.
Two pre-configured monochrome profiles are available:
––
Monochrome
––
Monochrome HC
▸▸ Select Film Style in the main menu
▸▸ Select a profile
▸▸ Select Film Style in the main menu
▸▸ Select a profile
CUSTOMIZING PHOTO PROFILES
For each profile, the settings for contrast, sharpness and
saturation can be adjusted individually.
CUSTOMIZING PHOTO PROFILES
For each profile, the settings for contrast and sharpness can be
adjusted individually.
▸▸ Select Film Style in the main menu
▸▸ Select Film Style Settings in the submenu
▸▸ Select a profile from the submenu
▸▸ Select Contrast/Sharpness/Saturation in the submenu
▸▸ Select a level
(Low, Medium low, Standard, Medium high, High)
▸▸ Select Film Style in the main menu
▸▸ Select Film Style Settings in the submenu
▸▸ Select a profile from the submenu
▸▸ Select Contrast/Sharpness in the submenu
▸▸ Select a level
(Low, Medium low, Standard, Medium high, High)
IMAGE STABILIZATION
Various color spaces can be selected for JPG files depending on
the desired purpose.
Factory setting: sRGB
The less favorable the lighting conditions during recording, the
slower will be the required shutter speeds for correct exposure.
Visual image stabilization is a great tool for preventing out-of-focus
images due to blurring.
Factory setting: Auto
sRGB (Standard RGB)
recommended for simple print
Adobe RGB
recommended for sophisticated image
editing, e.g. color correction
ECI RGB v2.0
recommended for the professional
pre-press stage
▸▸ Select Visual Image Stabilization in the main menu
▸▸ Select a setting
(On, Off, Auto)
EN
Basic picture settings
WORKING COLOR SPACE
▸▸ Select Color Management in the main menu
▸▸ Select the desired setting in the submenu
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EN
VIDEO
MICROPHONE
Basic picture settings
FILE FORMAT
The sensitivity of the integrated microphone can be set.
Factory setting: Medium
Videos are recorded in MP4 format.
VIDEO RESOLUTION
Video can be recorded in the formats C4K (Cinema4K)
(4096 x 2160 pixel), +4 (3840 x 2160 pixel) or Full HD
(1920 x 1080 pixel).
Video can be recorded with different frame rates if 4 K or Full HD is
selected.
–– 4k: 24 fps (frames per second), 30 fps
–– Full HD: 24 fps, 30 fps, 60 fps, 120 fps
You can therefore adjust your settings to the intended use and
available memory card capacity.
▸▸ Select Video Resolution in the main menu
▸▸ Select the desired resolution
(C4K/24p, 4K/30p, 4K/24p, Full HD/120p, Full HD/60p, Full HD/30p,
Full HD/24p)
Note
The max. length for an uninterrupted video recording depends on
the selected resolution.
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▸▸ Select Video Settings in the main menu
▸▸ Select Microphone Gain in the submenu
▸▸ Select the desired level
(High, Medium, Medium low, Low, Off)
Note
The Autofocus function and manual focal length adjustments
generate noise that may be picked up in the recording.
WIND NOISE REDUCTION
Factory setting: On
▸▸ Select Video Settings in the main menu
▸▸ Select Wind Noise Reduction in the submenu
▸▸ Select On or Off.
VIDEO STABILIZATION
The stabilization function helps to reduce blurring for handheld
recordings.
▸▸ Select Video Settings in the main menu
▸▸ Select Video Stabil. in the submenu
▸▸ Select On or Off.
EXPOSURE CONTROL
The color space is set to sRGB for video recording. Other image
properties can be set for video recordings.
Apertures, exposure and ISO sensitivity are controlled automatically in video recordings.
VIDEO PROFILES
Three pre-configured color profiles are available:
––
Standard
––
Vivid
––
Natural
There are two additional profiles available for monochrome video
recordings:
––
Monochrome
––
Monochrome HC
EN
Basic picture settings
IMAGE PROPERTIES
▸▸ Select Video Style in the main menu
▸▸ Select a video profile
CUSTOMIZING VIDEO PROFILES
For each profile, the settings for contrast, sharpness and
saturation can be adjusted individually.
▸▸ Select Video Style in the main menu
▸▸ Select Video Style Settings in the submenu
▸▸ Select a video profile from the submenu
▸▸ Select Contrast/Sharpness/Saturation in the submenu
▸▸ Select a level
(Low, Medium low, Standard, Medium high, High)
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Picture Mode
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PICTURE MODE
FOCUSING
Your Leica Q2 allows automatic as well as manual focusing. There
are 2 operating modes and 3 metering methods available for AF
photography.
AF PHOTOGRAPHY
▸▸ Press and hold the AF/MF release button
▸▸ Turn the focus ring to the AF position
▸▸ position the AF metering field as needed
▸▸ Tap and hold the shutter button
• Focusing occurs one time (AFs) or continuously (AFc).
• Metering was successful: The AF metering field lights up
green.
• Metering was unsuccessful: The AF metering field lights up
red.
• Alternatively, focus settings and/or exposure settings can be
done and saved via the Zoom/Lock button ("Metering
memory lock", see p. 81)
▸▸ Shutter release
MF PHOTOGRAPHY
▸▸ Press and hold the AF/MF release button
▸▸ Turn the focus ring away from the AF position
▸▸ Use the focus ring to manually focus on the object
▸▸ Shutter release
Please read the following chapters for more information.
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AUTOFOCUS MODES
The following AF modes are available: AFs and AFc. The currently
selected AF mode is shown in the header line.
AFs (single)
Suitable for objects with little or no movement. Focusing is done
only once and the setting remains as long as the shutter button is
held at the pressure point. That also applies if the AF metering field
is pointed at another object.
AFc (continuous)
Suitable for objects in motion. As long as the shutter button is held
at the 1st pressure point, focusing is continuously adjusted to the
object in the AF metering field.
▸▸ Select Focusing in the main menu
▸▸ Select Focus Mode in the submenu
▸▸ Select a setting
MULTI-FIELD METERING
The AF mode offers various metering methods for focusing. A
successful focus setting is identified by a green metering field, an
unsuccessful one is shown in red.
Several metering fields are detected automatically. This function is
particularly useful for snapshots.
▸▸ Select Focusing in the main menu
▸▸ Select AF Mode in the submenu
▸▸ Select a setting
(Multi-Field, Spot, Field, Tracking, Face Detection)
Note
AF focusing can be unsuccessful:
–– If the distance to the object is too great (macro mode) or too
small
–– If the object is not sufficiently illuminated
SPOT/FIELD METERING
Both methods detect only those parts of the object that are within
the relevant AF metering fields. The metering fields are indicated
by a small frame (field metering) or a cross (spot metering). The
very small measuring range for spot metering allows focusing on
tiny details of the subject.
The slightly larger measuring range in field metering is less critical
for focusing, but still permits selective metering.
These metering methods can also be used for serial exposures in
which the part of the object you want to focus on will always be at
the same off-center position in the image.
Simply move the AF metering field to another position.
EN
Picture Mode
AUTOFOCUS METERING METHODS
▸▸ Press the directional pad left or right as needed
or
▸▸ Briefly tap the LCD panel
(while Touch AF is activated)
Note
In both cases, the metering fields remain at their last positions set,
even if the metering method is changed or the camera is switched
off.
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Picture Mode
EN
TRACKING
FACE DETECTION
This field metering variant helps in the capture of moving objects.
The focus on the object in the metering field is continuously
adjusted, once it is detected.
In this metering method, the Leica Q2 automatically detects faces
in the image field. The focus is set automatically on the faces
closest to the camera. Multi-field metering is used if no faces are
detected.
▸ Aim the metering field at the desired object
(by panning the camera shifting the metering field)
▸ Tap and hold the shutter button
or
▸ Press and hold the Zoom/Lock button
(provided the AFL or AEL/AFL is assigned to the button, see p.
81)
• The camera focuses on the object.
▸ Pan the camera to the desired cropped section
• The metering field "tracks" the saved object and focus is
continuously adjusted.
Note
• This metering method focuses continuously, even if the AF mode
AFs was set.
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Touch AF allows a direct placement of the AF metering field.
▸ Briefly tap the LCD panel in the desired position
or
-3
2
0
1
2
3+
AF ASSIST LIGHT
▸ Select Focusing in the main menu
▸ Select AF Assist Light in the submenu
▸ Select On/Off
1/8000 ISO 12500 EV
1
EN
The built-in AF assist light extends the operating range of the AF
system in poor lighting conditions. This light comes on as soon as
the shutter button is pressed, provided the function is activated.
▸ Swipe at the desired position
F2.8
MF ASSIST FUNCTIONS
Picture Mode
TOUCH AF
12MP
8234
To return the metering field to the center of the screen
Note
• The AF assist light illuminates an area of up to approx. 5 m.
• The AF assist light switches off automatically, once focusing was
successful (AF metering field is green) or has failed (AF metering
field is red).
▸ Double tap the LCD panel
ACOUSTIC AF CONFIRMATION
Note
With Spot or Field metering selected, the camera will focus again
automatically. If the metering method Tracking is selected, the
metering field will remain at the selected position and autofocus
commences when the shutter button is tapped.
A successful focus metering in AF mode can be confirmed with an
acoustic signal (see p. 53).
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EN
MANUAL FOCUSING (MF)
MF ASSIST FUNCTIONS
Picture Mode
Focusing manually may in some situations be a better choice than
autofocus.
– the same setting is used for several exposures
– it would take longer to use the metering memory lock function
– the setting is to be kept at infinity for landscape pictures
– poor, i.e. very dark lighting conditions prevent AF operation or
would slow it down
The following assist functions are available in MF mode.
FOCUS PEAKING
This assist function highlights in focus object sections in color. The
color can be freely selected.
F2.8
1/8000 ISO 12500 EV
▸ Move the focus ring out of the AF position
(press and hold the AF/MF lock release)
-3
▸
▸
▸
▸
▸ Turn the focus ring until the desired part of the object is in clear
focus
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2
1
0
1
2
3+
12MP
8234
Select Focusing in the main menu
Select Focus Assist in the submenu
Select Focus Peaking
Select a setting
(Off, Red, Green, Blue, White)
Note
Focus peaking is based on subject contrast,
i.e. differences between light and dark. As a result, high contrast
subject parts could be marked, even if they are not completely in
focus.
ENLARGEMENT
OTHER FUNCTIONS
EN
Turning the focus ring will automatically enlarge the image section
in the center, which means the focus quality can be better
assessed.
MACRO FUNCTION
Picture Mode
▸
▸
▸
▸
▸
Select Focusing in the main menu
Select Focus Assist in the submenu
Select Auto Magnification
Select On
Turn the focus ring
• The image section in the center is enlarged x3 and an
indicator showing the magnification factor is shown at the top
right of the image.
The working range for the focus setting can be switched quickly
and easily from the standard focus range (30 cm to infinity) to the
macro range (17 cm to 30 cm) using the macro setting ring. AF
and MF mode are available in both ranges.
▸ Press the center button
• The image section toggles between magnification factors
(3x/6x).
▸ Tap the shutter button
• The image is no longer enlarged.
Note
• The enlargement will automatically return to normal viewing size
about 5 s after the last turn of the focus ring.
▸ Turn the macro setting ring until the alignment point is set to
MACRO.
• The distance scales on the focus ring change when the focus
ranges change.
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Picture Mode
EN
ISO SENSITIVITY
AUTOMATIC SETTING: Auto ISO
The ISO setting covers a range between ISO 50 and 50000,
allowing you to adapt to the relevant situation as required.
Factory setting: Auto ISO
The camera automatically adjusts the sensitivity to ambient
brightness and/or to the configured shutter speed/aperture
settings combination. In conjunction with aperture priority mode,
this function extends the range for automatic exposure control.
▸▸ Select ISO in the main menu
▸▸ Select Auto ISO in the submenu
LIMITING SETTING RANGES
A max. ISO value can be set, which will then limit the automatic
setting range (Max. ISO value). A max. exposure time can also
optionally be configured. There are focal length related settings
(1/f, 1/(2f), 1/(3f), 1/(4f)) and fixed max. shutter speeds 1/2 and 1/2000
s available for that purpose.
▸▸ Select Auto ISO Settings in the main menu
▸▸ Select Maximum ISO, or Min. Shutter Speed in the submenu
▸▸ Select the desired value
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WHITE BALANCE
There is more leeway for the use of preferred shutter speed and
aperture combinations when setting the exposure manually. You
can set priorities within the scope of the automatic setting, e.g. for
reasons of picture composition. ISO values between 50 and
50,000 can be selected in 11 increments.
In digital photography, white balance ensures neutral color
rendering in any light. White balance is based on the camera being
preset to render a particular light color as white.
Four methods are available:
–– automatic control
–– fixed presets
–– manual setting via metering
–– direct setting of the color temperature
▸▸ Select ISO in the main menu
▸▸ Select the desired setting in the submenu
Note
When high ISO values are used or the image is edited later, image
noise, as well as vertical and horizontal stripes may become visible,
particularly in larger, evenly lit areas of the object.
EN
Picture Mode
FIXED ISO VALUES
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AUTOMATIC CONTROL/FIXED SETTINGS
MANUAL SETTING VIA METERING
(
Picture Mode
EN
Auto : for automatic control, which delivers neutral results in
most situations
– Six fixed presets for most frequently encountered light sources:
Gray Card)
–
Daylight
for outdoor pictures in sunlight
Cloudy
for outdoor pictures in cloudy conditions
Shadow
for outdoor pictures with the main subject in
shadow
Tungsten
for indoor pictures with (predominantly)
incandescent lamp light
Flash
for flash photography
▸ Select White Balance in the main menu
▸ Select a setting
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▸ Select White Balance in the main menu
▸ Select
Gray Card in the submenu
▸ Take the picture
• Make sure that the image field contains a white or neutral
gray (reference) surface.
• The following will appear on the LCD panel:
– the image based on automatic white balance
– a frame in the center of the image
▸ Shutter release
Note
A value configured using this method will remain unchanged (i.e. it
will be used for all subsequent photographs) until new measurements are taken or one of the other white balance settings is
selected.
Values between 2000 and 11,500 K (Kelvin) can be set directly.
That gives you a very wide range, which covers virtually all color
temperatures occurring in real life and within which you can adapt
color rendering to any light color and your personal preferences
with incredible detail.
EXPOSURE
EN
EXPOSURE METERING METHODS
Picture Mode
DIRECT SETTING OF THE COLOR TEMPERATURE
Optional methods are spot metering, center-weighted metering and
multi-field metering. The line on the left of the light balance will
flash in the display if the measuring range is undercut/overshot.
▸▸ Select Exposure Metering in the main menu
▸▸ Select a metering method
(Spot, Center-Weighted, Multi-Field)
• The selected metering method is displayed in the header line
of the screen image.
▸▸ Select White Balance in the main menu
▸▸ Select Color Temperature in the submenu
▸▸ Select the desired value
Note
The right shutter speed for correct exposure or the deviation from
a correct exposure setting is shown or determined with the help of
the screen display.
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Picture Mode
EN
SPOT METERING –
EXPOSURE MODES
Spot metering only captures and analyzes a small area in the
middle of the screen image, which is shown in a circle.
There are four exposure modes available to adjust the rendering of
the object or to create the desired picture composition:
–– Automatic program (P)
–– Aperture priority mode (A)
–– Shutter priority mode (S)
–– Manual setting (M)
CENTER-WEIGHTED METERING –
This method considers the entire image field. The subject elements
captured in the center will, however, impact on the calculation of
the exposure value more so than areas around the edges.
MULTI-FIELD METERING –
This metering method is based on the detection of multiple values.
These values are used in an algorithm to calculate an exposure
value appropriate for a good rendering of the assumed main
subject.
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The modes are selected via the shutter speed setting dial and the
aperture setting ring. Both have manual setting ranges with locking
positions and an A position for automatic operation.
Setting via the
shutter speed setting dial
Setting via the
aperture setting ring
P
A
A
A
A
manual setting
S
manual setting
A
M
manual setting
manual setting
Note
Should one of the 13 object and situation-related automatic
program variants (see p. <?>) be selected instead of P-A-S-M
under the menu item Scene Modes, then P-A-S-M will be unavailable.
The shutter speed setting dial and the aperture setting ring will in
that case have no assigned function.
FULLY AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE SETTING
EN
AUTOMATIC PROGRAM – P
Picture Mode
Prerequisite for the use of P, A, S and M is the correct setting for
the menu item Scene Modes.
As long as P-A-S-M is selected, the four operating modes can be
selected using the following setting combinations:
The automatic program mode facilitates fast and fully automatic
photography. The exposure is controlled by an automatic shutter
speed and aperture setting.
▸▸ Select Scene Mode in the main menu
▸▸ Select P-A-S-M in the submenu
▸▸ Turn the shutter speed setting dial to the A position
▸▸ Turn the aperture setting wheel to the A position
▸▸ Tap and hold the shutter button
• The automatically set value pair for aperture setting and
shutter speed are displayed.
▸▸ Shutter release
or
▸▸ Adjusting the automatically set value pair
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EN
CHANGING THE PRESET SHUTTER SPEED/
APERTURE COMBINATIONS (SHIFT)
Picture Mode
Changing the preset values using the Shift function combines the
reliability and speed of fully automatic exposure control with the
opportunity to vary the speed/aperture combination selected by
the camera at any time to fit in with your own ideas and intentions.
The overall exposure, i.e. the brightness of the image, remains
unchanged. Faster shutter speeds are a good choice for e.g. sports
pictures, while longer speeds will offer more depth of field for e.g.
landscape pictures.
▸▸ Turn the thumbwheel to the left/right
(left = greater depth of field, right = faster shutter speeds)
• Shifted value pairs are marked with an asterisk next to the P.
Notes
• The adjustment range is limited to guarantee correct exposure.
• The values will be reset after each shot (and also if exposure
metering is set to deactivate automatically after 12 s) to prevent
unwanted use.
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SEMI-AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE SETTING
APERTURE PRIORITY MODE A
The camera electronics will calculate the correct shutter speed
automatically and steplessly in the range between 1⁄40000 s
(electronic shutter) and 120 min (max. exposure time; available
only for ISO 100/200) when the shutter speed setting dial is in the
A position. The calculation includes the set sensitivity, metered
brightness and the manually selected aperture. The resulting
shutter speed is displayed in half increments for more transparency.
The remaining exposure time after shutter release is counted down
in seconds on the display for shutter speeds greater than 2 s. The
actual calculated and steplessly controlled exposure time may vary
from the exposure time displayed in half step increments: The
display shows e.g. 16 (the closest value) before shutter release, but
the calculated exposure time is longer, then the countdown after
shutter release can start from 19. In extreme lighting conditions,
exposure metering may – with all parameters included in the
calculation – result in shutter speeds outside their working range.
The camera will use the stated min. or max. shutter speeds and
these values will flash as a warning in the viewfinder if that is the
case.
▸▸ Shutter release
Notes
• The remaining exposure time after shutter release is counted
down in seconds on the display for shutter speeds greater than
2 s.
• Image noise becomes apparent when using higher sensitivities,
particularly on uniform dark areas. In order to reduce this
annoying phenomenon, the camera will take a second “black
picture” (taken with the shutter closed) automatically after
pictures taken with slow shutter speeds and high ISO values. The
noise metered in this parallel picture is then digitally “subtracted” from the data for the actual picture. Where that is the case,
the message Noise reduction 12s (time example) will appear on the
LCD panel. The doubling of the “exposure” time must be taken
into account for long exposure times. The camera must not be
switched off during that time.
SHUTTER SPEED PRIORITY – S
Shutter speed priority mode sets the exposure automatically
according to the manually selected shutter speed. It is therefore
particularly suitable for pictures of moving objects, where the
sharpness of the movement depicted is a critical picture composition element.
An appropriately fast shutter speed can help to avoid e.g.
unwanted motion blurring and will "freeze" the object. Conversely,
an appropriately longer shutter speed can help create a better
feeling of motion in the image with targeted "tracer effects".
EN
Picture Mode
▸▸ Turn the shutter speed setting dial to the A position
▸▸ Set the exposure value setting via the aperture setting ring
▸▸ Tap and hold the shutter button
• The automatically set value pair for aperture setting and
shutter speed are displayed.
▸▸ Turn the aperture setting wheel to the A position
▸▸ Select the desired shutter speed
–– via the shutter speed setting dial: in full increments
–– via the thumbwheel: Fine tuning in 1⁄3 increments
▸▸ Tap and hold the shutter button
• The set shutter speed and the automatically calculated
exposure value are displayed in white.
▸▸ Shutter release
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SCENE MODE
Picture Mode
13 additional automatic program variants are available under the
menu item Scene Modes. All 13 offer automatically controlled shutter
speed and aperture for extra easy photography as with the
"normal" automatic program P and a number of additional
optimized functions for the selected scene type.
Factory setting: Fully automatic
– Fully automatic: Automatic snapshot function for general use
– 9 scene modes to match the special requirements of common
scene types:
– Sports, Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Snow/Beach, Fireworks,
Candlelight, Sunset, Digiscoping
– 3 additional "special" modes:
– Miniature Effect: Limitation of the sharpness range to one
horizontal or vertical stripe within the image
field
– Panorama: Automatic creation of panorama pictures
– HDR: automatic combination of multiple pictures taken with
different exposure values
The following sections offer detailed information about these three
functions.
Notes
• The selected program will remain active until a different program
is selected (even after the camera is switched off).
• The program shift function (see p. <?>) and some of the menu
items are unavailable.
• The shutter speed setting dial and the aperture setting ring are
without function.
• A fixed camera setup on a tripod is recommended for the
Digiscoping setting.
▸ Select Scene Mode in the main menu
▸ Select the desired setting in the submenu
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MINIATURE EFFECT
Picture Mode
The effect will make the picture look similar to a closeup photo with
its characteristically shallow depth of field. Normal sized objects
will appear like a model landscape in the image.
The in-focus areas can be limited optionally to a horizontal or
vertical stripe. The width and position of these stripes can be
adjusted within the image field.
▸ Select Scene Mode in the main menu
▸ Select Miniature Effect in the submenu
• A frame around the area that should be in focus appears in
the screen image.
to switch to a vertical frame
▸ Press the directional pad up/down
to switch to a horizontal frame
▸ Press the directional pad left/right
Changing the frame position
▸ Press the directional pad left or right as needed
Changing the frame width
▸ Turn the thumbwheel to the left/right
(to the left = smaller, to the right = larger)
Notes
• The function remains active until another function is selected.
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PANORAMA IMAGES
The Leica Q2 can capture classic horizontal, as well as vertical
panorama images.
▸▸ Select Scene Mode in the main menu
▸▸ Select Panorama in the submenu
• Auxiliary displays appear on screen
–– a white horizontal/vertical line
–– a progression display indicating the direction
▸▸ Align the camera in such a way that the desired left/bottom
edge of the image is not all the way at the left/bottom of the
screen image
▸▸ Press and hold the shutter button
▸▸ Pan the camera evenly in the indicated direction along the white
auxiliary line
• Pictures are taken automatically and in quick succession.
• The image picture is canceled if the camera is panned too
slowly or too fast, or if it is tilted too much and a relevant
notification will appear on screen.
▸▸ Release the shutter button to stop the picture series
• The camera generates a single image from the picture series.
Switching between landscape or portrait orientation
▸▸ Press the directional pad
(up/down = portrait, left/right = landscape)
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• Panorama pictures may not be possible for the following object
types, under the following exposure conditions or the individual
images may not be joined up correctly if:
–– Single-color objects or objects with a uniform pattern (sky,
beach, etc.)
–– Moving objects (people, pets, vehicles, waves, flowers
swaying in the wind, etc.)
–– Objects with changing colors or patterns (e.g. a TV image)
–– Dark locations
–– Objects illuminated by uneven, flickering light sources (e.g.
fluorescent lamps, candlelight, etc.)
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Picture Mode
Notes
• The less steady the camera is held along the horizontal line, the
smaller will be the overall height of the panorama picture.
• The maximum panning angle is approx. 180°.
• Panorama pictures are always taken in automatic program
mode, no matter what the settings for the shutter speed setting
dial and the aperture setting wheel are.
• Regardless of the current focal length setting, panorama
pictures are always taken with 28 mm.
• Panorama pictures are always stored in JPG file format regardless of the current menu setting.
• Panorama pictures cannot be taken with a flash.
• The resolution of a panorama picture depends on the direction
of the picture and number of pictures taken.
• Sharpness, white balance and exposure for all pictures are set to
the values of the first picture taken in the series. That is why the
final panorama picture may not be in perfect focus or have ideal
brightness if there are significant changes in the distance
between camera and object or the ambient light while the
picture is taken.
• Some objects in the picture may appear distorted or there may
be visual transitions, because the panorama picture is composed of a series of individual exposures.
• Panorama pictures cannot be created in the following situations:
–– At very slow shutter speeds (longer than 1/60 s)
–– In conjunction with the time lapse function (see p. <?>)
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HDR
MANUAL EXPOSURE SETTING
generates a picture in which the “overlay” of three different
exposures (-2 EV/0 EV/+2 EV) reproduces an improved image of
lighter and darker parts of the object, i.e. with less overexposure in
the highlights and more definition in the darkest areas.
Due to the consecutive exposures, this operating mode is best
suited for immobile objects or those with very little movement, e.g.
landscapes. We recommend the use of a tripod for HDR pictures
because of the slower shutter speeds and in particular in low
ambient light.
The following manual settings for shutter speed and aperture are a
good choice:
–– to create a special image mood that can only be achieved with a
very specific type of exposure
–– to ensure a perfectly identical exposure for multiple images with
different cropped sections
HDR
▸▸ Select Scene Mode in the main menu
▸▸ Select HDR in the submenu
▸▸ Tap the shutter button
▸▸ Set the desired exposure (using the shutter speed setting dial or
the aperture setting wheel on the lens).
• This is done with the help of the mark on the light balance in
the footer line of the screen image.
▸▸ Shutter release
• The exposure compensation is done using the scale of the
light balance:
–– No white scale lines = correct exposure
–– White scale lines to the left/right of the center mark =
under or overexposure by the displayed value or by more
than ±3 EV (Exposure Value)
Notes
• The shutter speed setting dial must be clicked to one of the
engraved exposure shutter speeds or to one of the intermediate
values.
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The function of the thumbwheel depends in modes A and M on the
setting of the shutter speed setting dial.
Thumbwheel
all settings from 2 to 1000
Fine tuning of the shutter
speed in +- 1⁄3 EV increments,
max. 2⁄3 EV
Set to 1+
Longer shutter speeds than
1 s (0.6 s to 120 s in 1⁄3 EV
increments)
Set to 2000
Shorter shutter speeds than
1⁄1000 s (1⁄1250 s to
1⁄40000 s in 1⁄3 EV increments)
Examples for shutter speed fine tuning settings
– set shutter speed 1⁄125 s + move the thumbwheel one click to
the left = 1⁄100 s
– set shutter speed 1⁄500 s + move the thumbwheel two clicks to
the right = 1⁄800 s
In this setting, the shutter remains open after shutter release until
the shutter button is pressed again (ax. 2 min depending on ISO
setting).
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Picture Mode
Shutter speed setting dial
LONG-TERM EXPOSURE – T
▸ Set the shutter speed setting dial to +1
▸ Set the aperture setting ring to a fixed value
▸ Turn the thumbwheel until the time value in the footer line
changes to T.
▸ Shutter release
Note
This menu item is also accessible via direct assignment, provided it
has been relevantly configured (see p. 47).
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Notes
• The thumbwheel must have the assignment Off or Automatic (see
p. 47)
• Image noise becomes apparent when using higher sensitivities,
particularly on uniform dark areas. In order to reduce this
annoying phenomenon, the camera will take a second “black
picture” (taken with the shutter closed) automatically after
pictures taken with slow shutter speeds and high ISO values. The
noise metered in this parallel picture is then digitally “subtracted” from the data for the actual picture. In such cases the
message Noise reduction will appear with a relevant time value.
The doubling of the “exposure” time must be taken into account
for long exposure times. The camera must not be switched off
during that time.
EXPOSURE CONTROL
(FUNCTIONS FOR AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE)
EXPOSURE SIMULATION
With factory settings in place, the brightness of the screen image
in the three automatic exposure modes P, S and A matches the
relevant exposure settings1.
You can now assess and control the effect of the relevant exposure
setting on the image before taking the picture.
This function is also available for the manual exposure setting M:
▸▸ Select Exposure Preview in the main menu
▸▸ Select P-A-S (only in automatic, aperture priority and shutter
speed priority mode) or P-A-S-M (also for manual setting)
Notes
• Depending on ambient lighting conditions, the brightness of the
screen image may differ from that of the actual pictures, despite
the settings described above. The screen image will appear
considerably darker than the – correctly exposed – picture. That
is particularly the case in long-term exposures.
This will apply for as long as the object brightness and the exposure setting
don’t result in excessively low or high brightness values and as long as the
internal exposure setting is not greater than 1⁄60 s.
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METERING MEMORY LOCK
AFL (Auto Focus Lock)
The camera stores the focus setting. That makes it easier to focus
when exposure values change.
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Picture Mode
We often want to arrange important subject elements outside the
center of the picture for reasons of picture composition and these
elements may sometimes be very bright or very dark. Center-weighted metering and spot metering, however, mainly capture
an area in the center of the image and are calibrated to an average
gray scale value. In that case, the metering memory lock function
– in P, S and A exposure modes, and the AF modes spot/field
metering – initially allows a metering of the main object and to
store the relevant settings until the final image section is set.
With the factory settings in place, both lock functions are done via
the shutter button. You can, however, divide the lock functions
between the shutter button and the Zoom/Lock button or assign
both to the Zoom/Lock button.
AEL (Auto Exposure Lock)
The camera stores the exposure value. The exposure value can be
placed on another object independent of the focus setting.
AEL/AFL
This option allows the camera to store the exposure value and the
focus setting when the Zoom/Lock button is pressed and held.
Menu settings
Shutter button
Zoom/Lock button
AEL/AFL*
no function
Exposure and focus
AFL*
Exposure
Sharpness
AEL*
Sharpness
Exposure
* The functions include settings and storage.
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Picture Mode
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Via the shutter button
▸▸ Aim at the key subject element (using the metering field for spot
metering) or alternatively at another detail with average
brightness.
▸▸ Tap and hold the shutter button
• The measurement is taken and saved.
▸▸ Shutter release
Via the Zoom/Lock button
▸▸ Select Customize Control in the main menu
▸▸ Select Zoom/Lock button in the submenu
▸▸ Select a setting
(AEL/AFL, AEL, AFL)
▸▸ Aim at the object
▸▸ Press and hold the Zoom/Lock button
• The measurement is taken and saved.
▸▸ Select the final image section
▸▸ Shutter release
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Notes
• A metering memory lock doesn’t make much sense in conjunction with multi-field metering, because a targeted capture of an
individual object element will not be possible.
• A change in the aperture setting after the metering memory lock
is set will not result in an adjustment of the shutter speed, i.e.
the end result would be an incorrect exposure. The metering
memory lock is canceled when you release the shutter button.
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
▸▸ Set the value on the scale
• The set value is displayed in the scale
Notes
• This function can be selected for direct access via the thumbwheel (see p. 47). That will allow the user to set the values
quickly using the thumbwheel.
• The following applies for set compensation values, no matter
how they were initially set: They remain effective until they are
manually reset to 0, i.e. even if the camera is switched off and
on again in the meantime.
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Picture Mode
Exposure meters are calibrated for a medium gray scale value,
which matches a standard, i.e. average image object. Should the
measured image detail not fulfill that requirement, then the a
relevant exposure compensation can be effected.
Specifically where several pictures are taken in sequence, for
example if for a series a slightly lesser or greater exposure is
desired for a particular reason, then exposure compensation can
be a very useful function: Once set, the setting remains active
– unlike the metering memory lock – until it is reset.
Exposure compensation can be set in the range ± 3EV in 1⁄3 EV
increments (EV: Exposure Value).
▸▸ Select Exposure Compensation in the main menu
• A scale appears as a submenu item.
A
A Set compensation value (marks at 0 = Off)
“±X” is a representative placeholder for the relevant value in the positive or
negative range.
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BRACKETING
Many attractive objects are rich in contrast, which means they
have very bright and very dark areas. The image effect can be
dramatically different, depending on which of these areas you
choose to align your exposure with. The automatic bracketing
function in aperture priority mode allows you to produce several
alternatives with graduated exposure values and varying shutter
speeds. You can then select the picture you like best or use
relevant picture editing software to calculate an image with a
particularly broad contrast spectrum (HDR).
A
B
C
D
E
A Number of pictures
B Exposure difference between the pictures
C Exposure compensation setting
D Light value scale
E Exposure values of the images marked in red.
(The scale will be offset by the relevant value if exposure
compensation is set concurrently.)
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You can choose from 5 graduations (0.3EV, 0.7EV, 1EV, 2EV, 3EV) and
3 or 5 pictures per series.
▸▸ Select Picture Series in the main menu
▸▸ Select Exposure Bracketing in the submenu
▸▸ Select the desired number of pictures under Number of Frames in
the submenu
▸▸ Select the desired exposure offset under EV Steps in the
submenu
▸▸ Select the desired Exposure Compensation value in the submenu
• The marked exposure values change positions according to
the settings selected. In the case of exposure compensation,
the scale also shifts.
▸▸ All pictures are taken by pressing the shutter button once or
several times
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Picture Mode
Notes
• The following rule applies when using automatic bracketing: With
automatic ISO sensitivity control (see S. 66) enabled, the
sensitivity calculated by the camera automatically for the raw
picture will also be applied to all other pictures in a series, i.e.
the ISO value will not change during bracketing. This may mean
that the slowest shutter speed specified under Min. Shutter Speed
is exceeded.
• The focus range for automatic bracketing may be limited
(depending on the originally set shutter speed). The specified
numbers of pictures will be taken regardless. Several pictures in
a series may consequently be taken with the same exposure
values.
• The function remains active until another function is selected in
the Drive Mode submenu or the camera is switched off and on
again. If no other function is selected, another series of pictures
is taken each time the shutter button is pressed.
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Picture Mode
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OTHER FUNCTIONS
AUXILIARY DISPLAYS
Four functions are available.
A Histogram
B Grid lines (Grid Setup)
C Horizon display (Horizon)
D Clipping
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HISTOGRAM
Histogram represents the brightness distribution in the picture. The
horizontal axis shows the graduated values from black (left)
through gray to white (right). The vertical axis corresponds to the
number of pixels at each brightness level.
This type of rendering allows an additional quick and easy
assessment of the exposure setting.
▸ Select Capture Assistants in the main menu
▸ Select Histogram in the submenu
▸ Select On
GRID LINES
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The grid divides the image field into 3 x 3 equal fields.
Picture Mode
Notes
• The histogram is always based on the brightness displayed;
depending on the settings used, it may not represent the final
exposure.
• In picture mode, the histogram should be regarded as a "trend
indicator" and not as a depiction of the exact number of pixels.
• The histograms when reviewing and taking a picture may differ
slightly from one another.
• The histogram function is not available for the simultaneous
playback of multiple thumbnails or enlarged pictures.
▸▸ Select Capture Assistants in the main menu
▸▸ Select Grid Setup in the submenu
▸▸ Select On
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HORIZON DISPLAY
The integrated sensors of the camera show its orientation. These
indicators ensure exact camera orientation along the longitudinal
and transverse axes of critical objects, e.g. architecture.
▸▸ Select Capture Assistants in the main menu
▸▸ Select Horizon in the submenu
▸▸ Select On
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Two long lines to the left and right of the image center indicate the
longitudinal axis on screen.
–– in zero position = green
–– in tilted position = red
The transverse axis is indicated in level position by two green
double-lines immediately left and right of the image center. When
the camera is tilted, these lines are white and a short red line
appears above or below them.
SERIAL EXPOSURES
The Clipping display marks very bright or very dark image areas.
This function is a very easy and exact tool for checking the correct
exposure setting.
The camera is set to single shot exposures by default (Single). Serial
exposures can also be created to e.g. capture motion sequences at
various stages.
▸ Select Picture Series in the main menu
▸ Select the desired setting in the submenu
(Continuous Low Speed, Continuous Medium Speed, Continuous High Speed,
Continuous Super Speed)
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Picture Mode
CLIPPING
Once you have finalized your settings, the camera will take serial
exposures as long as you keep the shutter button pressed down
fully (and you have sufficient space on your memory card).
▸ Select Capture Assistants in the main menu
▸ Select Clipping in the submenu
▸ Select On
Notes
• We recommend deactivating the preview review mode
(Auto Playback/Review) when using this function.
• The specified picture sequence stated in the technical
information refers to a default setting (ISO 200, JPG format L-JPG).
The picture sequence may differ in conjunction with other
settings or depending on the picture content, White Balance
setting and the memory card used.
• Regardless of how many pictures were taken in a series, the last
picture in the series or the last picture saved on the memory
card while the save process is ongoing will be displayed first in
both review modes.
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Picture Mode
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INTERVAL SHOOTING
This camera allows you to capture motion sequences over
extended periods of time automatically using the interval shooting
function. You must specify the interval between shots and the
number of frames in the series.
SPECIFYING THE NUMBER OF PICTURES
▸▸ Select Drive Mode in the main menu
▸▸ Select Interval in the submenu
▸▸ Select Frames
▸▸ Enter the desired value
SPECIFYING THE INTERVALS BETWEEN SHOTS
▸▸ Select Drive Mode in the main menu
▸▸ Select Interval in the submenu
▸▸ Select Interval
▸▸ Select the desired interval between shots
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Notes
• A running series of pictures can only be aborted by switching off
the camera. The relevant settings remain unchanged, which
means that tapping the shutter button again after switching the
camera on will restart the series.
• The camera may switch off and on again if “Auto power off” is
set and no other camera operation occurs between the
individual shots.
• Interval shooting over an extended period of time in a cold
location or in a place with high temperature and humidity may
result in malfunctions.
• Interval shooting will be interrupted or canceled in the following
situations:
–– if the battery is depleted
–– if the camera is switched off
Make sure to check the battery for sufficient charge.
• Interrupted or canceled interval shooting an be resumed by
switching the camera off, replacing the battery or memory card
as needed and then switching the camera back on. The pictures
taken after function interruption will be stored in a separate
group. A prompt will be displayed on screen if the camera is
switched off and on again while the Interval shooting function is
active.
SELF-TIMER
The self-timer function allows taking pictures with a preconfigured
time delay. We recommend that the camera is placed on a tripod.
▸▸ Select Self-timer in the main menu
▸▸ Select Self-timer 2 s/Self-timer 12 s in the submenu
▸▸ Shutter release
• The remaining time until exposure is counted down on screen.
The self-timer LED at the front of the camera counts down the
delay time. It flashes slowly during the first 10 s, then fast for
the last 2 s.
• The self-timer delay time can be canceled at any time by
taping the shutter button; the relevant settings remain intact.
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Picture Mode
• The interval function remains active after a picture series is
completed, and also after the camera is switched off and on
again, until another exposure mode (picture series) is set.
• The availability of this function does not mean that the camera is
suitable for use as a monitoring device.
• Regardless of how many pictures were taken in a series, the last
picture in the series or the last picture in the series or the last
picture saved on the memory card while the saving process is
ongoing will be displayed first in both review modes.
• The camera may under some circumstances be unable to take
good pictures. That may happen if, for example, focusing was
unsuccessful. In that case, the camera will not take a picture
and the series will continue with the next interval. The message
Some frames were dropped appears on screen.
Note
In self-timer mode, the exposure value is set just before the picture
is taken and not when the shutter button is pressed.
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Picture Mode
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DIGITAL ZOOM
PERMANENT SETTING
Three cropped section sizes are available in addition to the
Summilux 28 f/1.7 ASPH. image section. They are similar to the
focal lengths 35 mm, 50 mm and 75 mm.
▸▸ Select Digital Zoom in the main menu
▸▸ Select a setting
35 mm
50 mm
75 mm
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DIRECT ZOOM CHANGE
▸▸ Press and hold the Zoom/Lock button
• A frame appears around the image section on screen,
indicating the final image size.
• Pressing the Zoom/Lock button will toggle the display
between 28 mm (full screen), 35 mm, 50 mm and 75 mm.
• The selected increment will remain set until the next change.
28 mm
Digital Zoom
35 mm
Digital Zoom
50 mm
Digital Zoom
75 mm
L-JPG
47 MP
30 MP
15 MP
7 MP
M-JPG
24 MP
15 MP
8 MP
3 MP
S-JPG
12 MP
8 MP
4 MP
2 MP
ELECTRONIC SHUTTER
The Leica Q2 comes equipped with a mechanical shutter and a
purely electronic shutter function. The electronic shutter expands
the available shutter area and functions completely noiseless,
which may be important in some work environments.
▸▸ Select Electronic Shutter in the main menu
▸▸ Select the desired setting in the submenu
–– Off
Only the mechanical shutter is used. Focus range 120 s to
1⁄2000 s.
–– Always On
Only the electronic shutter function is used. Focus range
1⁄2500 s to 1⁄40000 s.
–– Extended
You can add in the electronic shutter functions if you need faster
shutter speeds than can be achieved with the mechanical
shutter. Focus range 120 s to 1⁄2000 s + 1⁄2500 s to 1⁄40000 s.
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Picture Mode
Notes
• The relevant setting must be selected via the menu if the Zoom/
Lock button has a different function assigned (direct access, see
p. 46).
• The desired cropped section is displayed for DNG recordings,
but the entire 28 mm image field will be saved. That will allow a
later editing of the full image.
• Only an enlarged cropped section will be displayed and stored
for JPG images. A higher zoom value means a lower resolution as
shown in the following table. Cropped sections can also be
created using editing software.
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FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY
ATTACHING THE FLASH UNIT
The camera determines the necessary flash intensity by firing one
or more pre-flashes before taking the actual picture. The main flash
fires immediately after, i.e. during exposure
▸ Switch off the camera and flash unit
▸ Pull off the accessory shoe cover and store it in a safe place
▸ Slide the foot of the flash unit all the way into the accessory
shoe and use the clamping nut (where available) to secure it
against accidental movement
• Movement inside the accessory shoe can interrupt required
contacts and therefore cause malfunctions.
COMPATIBLE FLASH UNITS
The following flash units offer a TTL flash metering function and –
depending on the model – a varying number of the functions
described in this manual:
– Leica system flash units like the SF 40 and SF 60
– Other commercially available flash units with a standard flash
foot and positive center contact1 (fired via the center/X
contact).
– Studio flash units (fired via synchronization cable)
Activate the
Flash setting if you will be using flash units that are not directly
compatible with the camera and will therefore not automatically adjust the white
balance of the camera.
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DETACHING THE FLASH UNIT
▸ Switch off the camera and flash unit
▸ Detaching the flash unit
▸ Replace the accessory shoe cover
Note
• The accessory shoe cover should always be attached when no
accessory is used.
FLASH EXPOSURE METERING (TTL METERING)
Operating mode
TTL
Automatic camera control
A
Aperture priority
M
The flash exposure must be set to an output level to
match the aperture and shutter speed settings
determined by the camera.
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Picture Mode
The camera offers a fully automated, camera-controlled flash mode
in conjunction with system-compatible flash units (see p. 94)
and for the auto modes aperture priority and manual setting.
In aperture priority mode and with manual setting, the camera also
allows the use of additional flash techniques like flash synchronization and firing with slower shutter speeds than the sync time
1⁄180 s, which may be interesting in terms of picture composition.
These functions are set on the camera via the menu (please read
the next sections for more information).
The camera additionally communicates the sensitivity setting to the
flash unit. The flash unit can use this information to automatically
adjust its range data, provided the device comes with these
displays and the aperture setting selected on the lens is also
entered manually on the flash unit. The ISO sensitivity setting
cannot be altered via the flash unit on system-compatible units,
because the information is received from the camera.
SETTINGS ON THE FLASH UNIT
Note
Please read the relevant instructions provided with third party flash
units regarding their various operating modes.
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Picture Mode
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FLASH MODES
Select one of the three available operating modes.
–– Automatic
–– Manual
–– Long-term exposure
AUTOMATIC FLASH ACTIVATION
That is the default flash mode. The flash unit will fire automatically
if poor lighting conditions would mean slower shutter speeds,
which could result in blurred images.
MANUAL FLASH ACTIVATION
This mode is suitable for backlit pictures in which the main subject
does not fill the entire frame and is in shadow, or in situations
where a fill-in flash will moderate sharp contrasts (e.g. in direct
sunlight). The flash will fire each time a picture is taken, regardless
of prevailing lighting conditions. The flash intensity depends on the
metered ambient brightness: in poor light it is the same output as
in automatic mode, with output decreasing with increasing
brightness. The flash will then work as a fill-in light, e.g. to light up
dark shadows in the foreground or backlit objects, and to create
more balanced overall lighting.
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AUTOMATIC FLASH ACTIVATION AT SLOWER SHUTTER
SPEEDS (LONG-TERM SYNCHRONIZATION)
This mode ensures appropriately exposed, brighter dark backgrounds and bright foreground.
The shutter speed is not extended beyond 1⁄30 s in the other flash
modes to minimize the risk of blurring. This may mean, however,
that pictures with flash exposure can end up with objects in the
background not illuminated by the flash and therefore being
underexposed. In this mode, slower shutter speeds (up to 30 s) are
permitted to avoid this effect.
FLASH CONTROL
SYNC POINT
Flash exposures are lit by two light sources:
–– Ambient light
–– Flash
Any subject elements lit primarily by the flash will almost always be
rendered in perfect focus by the short burst of light, provided the
focus is set correctly. All other subject elements in the same frame
lit by ambient light or lit from within will be rendered with varying
degrees of sharpness. Whether or not these object elements will
be rendered in sharp focus or blurred, as well as the degree of
"blurriness" depends on two interdependent factors:
–– the shutter speeds
–– The speed of movement of the subject elements or camera
during recording
The longer the shutter speed and the faster the motion, the greater
the difference between the two superimposed partial images.
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Picture Mode
The settings and functions described in the following sections only
apply to settings and functions available in this camera and in
system-compatible flash units.
A flash is usually fired at the start of exposure (Start of Exp.), right
after the first shutter curtain has completely opened the image
window. This may result in apparent contradictions, e.g. the picture
of a vehicle being overtaken by its own light trail. This camera
allows you to synchronize the flash firing with the end of exposure
(End of Exp.), right before the second shutter curtain closes the
image window. The sharp image will in this case be a rendering of
the end of the captured motion. This flash technique creates a
more natural impression of movement and dynamics in the image.
This function is available with all camera and flash unit settings.
▸▸ Select Flash Settings in the main menu
▸▸ Select Flash firing point in the submenu
▸▸ Select a setting
(Start of Exp., End of Exp.)
Note
When using the flash with faster shutter speeds, a difference
between the two flash times will be barely discernible or only
noticeable for very fast movements.
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Picture Mode
EN
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FLASH RANGE
FLASH EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
The usable flash range depends on the aperture and sensitivity
values set manually or calculated by the camera. It is important to
ensure that the subject is within the relevant flash range for
sufficient illumination. A permanent setting to the shortest
available shutter speed for flash mode (sync time) may often result
in unnecessary underexposure of those subject elements that are
not lit sufficiently by the flash.
This camera allows the fine tuning of the shutter speed used in
flash mode in combination with aperture priority depending on the
conditions of the object or your own picture composition ideas.
This function can be used to selectively reduce or enhance flash
exposure regardless of ambient light, e.g. to brighten the face of a
person in the foreground when taking a picture outdoors in the
evening while retaining the same general lighting mood.
▸▸ Select Flash Settings in the main menu
▸▸ Select Flash Exposure Compensation in the submenu
• The submenu displays a scale with a red setting mark. The
function is deactivated if the value is set to 0.
▸▸ Set the desired value
• The configured compensation is displayed as ±X EV1 above
the scale.
1
Example (Plus or Minus): "X" stands for the relevant value.
EN
Picture Mode
Notes
• Flash exposure compensation changes the range of the flash
unit.
• Once set, the compensation value remains active until it is reset
to ±0, no matter how many pictures are taken or if the camera is
switched off.
• A compensation value configured on the camera will be
overruled when a relevantly equipped flash unit is attached, e.g.
a Leica SF 60 and a compensation value is entered on that flash
unit.
• The menu item Flash Exposure Compensation can only be used in
conjunction with flash units on which the compensation value
cannot be set manually (e.g. Leica SF 26). The settings on the
scale in the camera menu can therefore only be confirmed if a
suitable flash unit is connected and switched on.
• A brighter flash illumination with Plus compensation will require
a greater flash intensity. Flash exposure compensation will
therefore impact on the flash range: A Plus correction will
decrease it, a Minus correction will increase it.
• An exposure compensation set on the camera will only affect
the measurement of ambient light. If a simultaneous TTL flash
exposure metering compensation is desired in flash mode, then
it must be additionally set on the flash unit. (Exception: On the
Leica SF 26, the compensation value must be set on the camera
via menu control.)
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Picture Mode
EN
FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY
▸▸ Switch on the flash unit
▸▸ Set the desired guide number control mode (e.g. TTL or GNC =
Guide Number Control) on the flash unit
▸▸ Switching the camera on
▸▸ Tap the shutter button before each flash exposure to activate
exposure metering
• The flash unit may not fire if this step is missed by pressing
the shutter button down completely and skipping these
settings.
▸▸ Set the desired exposure mode, shutter speed and/or aperture
setting
• It is imperative to take note of the shortest flash sync speed,
as it determines whether a "normal" flash or an HSS flash is
fired.
▸▸ Select Flash Settings in the main menu
▸▸ Select Flash Mode in the submenu
▸▸ Select a setting
• The currently active mode is displayed on screen.
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Notes
• A flash unit that is not ready to flash may cause incorrect
exposures or error messages.
• Studio flash systems may have a very long flash firing duration. It
may therefore be advantageous to select a slower shutter speed
than 1⁄180 s when using such a system. The same applies for
RF-controlled flash firing for so-called "off-camera" flashes, as
the transmission time may cause a delay.
• Serial exposures and automatic bracketing with flash are not
available. With the camera set to one of these modes, there will
be no flash display on screen even if the flash unit is attached
and the flash will not fire.
• The
setting (long-term synchronization) is unavailable and
grayed out if a flash unit is attached that is not system
compatible.
• Depending on the setting selected in the Auto ISO Settings menu,
the camera may not support slower shutter speeds, because an
increase in ISO sensitivity takes priority.
• Use a tripod to prevent blurring at slow shutter speeds.
Alternatively, you can select a higher sensitivity.
EN
Picture Mode
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Video Mode
EN
VIDEO MODE
START/EXIT VIDEO MODE
This camera is equipped to take pictures and record video.
There are two methods for toggling between Picture and Video
mode:
Using touch control
Photo
Video
Using button control
▸ Press the center button repeatedly, until video icons appear
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Notes
• As only part of the sensor area is used in video recordings, the
relevantly effective focal length is increased, which slightly
reduces the size of the image sections.
• You can record up to 29 minutes of uninterrupted video. Once a
recording exceeds this limit, the overrun will be automatically
stored in a new file.
• Some menu items are unavailable in Video mode. The text in the
relevant line is displayed in gray to signify the existence of a
submenu.
START/END VIDEO RECORDING
EN
Video Mode
▸ Press the shutter button
• Video recording begins.
• The dot flashes red.
• Recording time is running.
▸ Press the shutter button again
• Video recording ends.
• The dot lights in gray.
Note
Basic video settings (see p. 57) and Digital Zoom (see p. 92)
must be configured before recording.
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EN
PLAYBACK/REVIEW MODE
Using button control
Playback/Review mode
There are two completely independent playback/review functions
available:
–– short-term rendering directly after exposure (Preview)
–– normal Review mode, in which the stored recordings can be
viewed and managed for any length of time
The switchover between recording and playback/review mode, as
well as most other actions can be completed using gesture or key
control. Please see p. 38 for more information about the
available gestures.
Initial situation
INITIATE/EXIT PLAYBACK/REVIEW MODE
Using touch control
Recording
F2.8
Review/Playback
1/8000 ISO 12500 EV
A
INFO
-3
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2
1
0
1
2
3+
12MP
8234
▸▸ Press the PLAY button
• The picture taken last is displayed first with its relevant
settings.
• The following message appears if the inserted memory card
does not contain any picture data: No valid image to display.
• The PLAY button function differs, depending on the current
camera setting:
Full screen display of a recording
Display of an enlarged cropped
section/or several thumbnails
After pressing the PLAY
button
Recording mode
Full screen display of the
recording
DISPLAYS IN PLAYBACK/REVIEW MODE
The recordings are visually arranged in a horizontal reel. When the
end of an image series is reached, it automatically jumps back to
the first image in the series. All recordings can therefore be
reached by scrolling either right or left.
With the factory settings in place, recorded pictures will be
displayed without the information in the header and footer lines for
an unobstructed view of the image. The configured displays can be
accessed at any time.
Using touch control
▸ Swipe to the left or right
Using button control
▸ Press the center button
• The displays for Histogram and Clipping will appear if these
functions are activated.
EN
Playback/Review mode
SELECTING/SCROLLING THROUGH RECORDINGS
Video recordings are always rendered with header and footer and
with
.
▸ Press the directional pad to the left or right
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Playback/Review mode
EN
Notes
• Recorded pictures are not automatically rotated in Review mode
to utilize the full screen area.
• It may not be possible to render files with this camera that were
not recorded with this device.
• In some cases, the screen image may not have the expected
quality or the LCD panel will remain blank and only display the
file name.
• The histogram and clipping displays are available only when
viewing the full size picture, but not during zooming or in the
overview.
DISPLAYING ASSIST FUNCTIONS
The display of histogram and clipping in playback/review mode can
be set separately from the relevant settings for the recording
mode.
PICTURE SERIES REVIEW
Serial and interval shootings often produce a large number of
individual images. It would be very difficult to find other pictures
that are not part of a series if every image of all these series was
displayed individually. Organizing the images in groups creates
more clarity in Review mode.
▸ Select Playback/Review Mode Setup in the main menu
▸ Select Group Display Mode in the submenu
▸ Select On or Off.
All images in all series are displayed individually if Off is selected.
The images are grouped in series and only one representative
image will be displayed if On is selected. Only that one representative image will be displayed and all other images in that series are
hidden during scrolling.
▸ Select Playback/Review Mode Setup in the main menu
▸ Select Histogram/Clipping in the submenu
▸ Select On or Off.
The representative image is shown with
in the center and
at the bottom left.
There are two options for viewing the images in a group: manual
scrolling or automatic playback. Automatic playback is the default
setting.
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JUMPING TO A SPECIFIC PICTURE IN THE GROUP
The images in a group can be played back from start to finish
without interruption. This may be very helpful to get a better idea of
the processes or conditions rendered than if the images were
scrolled manually.
Touch the playback status bar briefly at the desired position
▸ Touch
or
EN
Playback/Review mode
UNINTERRUPTED PLAYBACK OF THE PICTURE SERIES
briefly
▸ Press the center button
• Auto Review commences.
A prompt screen with additional functions can be accessed while
playback is running.
▸ Briefly tap the LCD panel
or
RESUMING PLAYBACK/REVIEW
▸ Press the center button
Playback stops, the current picture in the series is displayed.
Various control elements appear on screen.
▸ Briefly tap the LCD panel
or
While the control elements are visible:
▸ Press the center button
Note
• The icons disappear after about 3 s. Tapping the LCD panel or
pressing the center button again will display them again.
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Playback/Review mode
EN
SAVE AS A VIDEO
The image series can additionally be saved as a video.
▸▸ Starting and stopping playback/review
• The control elements appear.
SCROLLING THROUGH THE INDIVIDUAL PICTURES OF A
SERIES
The images in a picture series can also be viewed individually.
Switch to the manual scrolling function to do so.
▸▸ Tap
or
▸▸ Start playback
▸▸ Press the FN button
• The prompt screen for video creation appears.
▸▸ Select Yes/No
–– Yes: A video is created
• A progress screen for the video creation is displayed
briefly (while the data is being processed). It also offers
the option of canceling the process by pressing the
center button.
• Once video creation is complete, the first frame of the
new video is displayed.
–– No: Revert to the same picture of the (still paused) automatic
review
▸▸ Press the directional pad up/down
• The information displays disappear in full-screen mode
• When the information displays are activated,
will appear
at the bottom left of the image
▸▸ Press the directional pad left/right
or
▸▸ Swipe to the left or right
Returning to standard Playback mode
▸▸ Press the directional pad up/down
•
is displayed at the bottom left of the image
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Notes
• The review will be limited to the current picture series for as long
as you are scrolling in that series, which also applies to the
overview display of 12 or 30 thumbnails.
• The images of a series are marked with in the header line,
those of an interval shoot by a .
CROPPED SECTION ZOOM
EN
Using touch control
▸ Swiping will allow you to move the position of an enlarged
cropped section
• The rectangle within the frame in the top right corner
represents the currently magnified section, as well as its
position in the image.
Playback/Review mode
You can zoom in to any section of an image for closer inspection.
You have a five-step zoom factor available via the thumbwheel,
while zooming is stepless if you use touch control.
▸ Two-finger pinch/spread
• The central cropped section of the picture is enlarged.
▸ Double tap
• Toggles between max. zoom at the tap position and full
screen view.
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Playback/Review mode
EN
Using button control
DISPLAYING MULTIPLE RECORDINGS AT ONCE
▸ Turn the thumbwheel
(to the right: increase magnification, to the left: decrease
magnification)
▸ Press the thumbwheel button
• Toggles between max. magnification and standard full screen
view.
The camera offers an overview function in which several thumbnail
images can be viewed on one screen, which makes it easier to find
a specific image. You can choose 12 or 30 images per overview.
Using touch control
▸ Press the directional pad to move the cropped section anywhere
in the enlarged image
• The rectangle within the frame in the top right corner
represents the currently magnified section, as well as its
position in the image.
You can move directly from one picture to the next in magnification
mode, which will then also be displayed with the same magnification.
▸ Press and hold the PLAY button while turning the thumbwheel to
the left/right
Notes
• It may not be possible to enlarge pictures taken with other
camera types.
• Video recordings cannot be enlarged.
▸ Two-finger pinch
• The display toggles from 12 to 30 thumbnails.
To view other recordings
▸ Swipe up or down
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To navigate between recordings
▸ Turn the thumbwheel to the left
• 12 thumbnails are shown at the same time. Another turn on
the thumbwheel increases the number of displayed recordings
to 30.
▸ Press the directional pad left or right as needed
or
B
C
A
▸ Press and hold the PLAY button while turning the thumbwheel
To display the recording in full size
Using touch control
▸ Two-finger spread
or
EN
Playback/Review mode
Using button control
▸ Briefly touch the image
A
B
C
Using button control
A Currently selected recording
B Number of the currently selected recording
C Scrollbar
▸ Turn the thumbwheel to the right
or
▸ Press the FN button, the thumbwheel button or the PLAY button
The currently viewed recording is framed in red and can be
selected for a closer look.
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Playback/Review mode
EN
TAGGING/RATING OF RECORDINGS
DELETING RECORDINGS
Recordings can be tagged as favorites to find them quicker or to
simplify the later deletion of multiple recordings. Tagging can be
done in regular view mode or in the overviews.
There are several methods available to delete recordings:
– Deleting individual recordings
– Deleting multiple recordings
– Deleting all recordings without a tag/ranking
– Deleting all recordings
Tagging a recording
▸ Press and hold the Zoom/Lock button
• The recording is marked with . The icon will appear in the
header line on the far right when viewing images in full size,
and in the top left corner of the thumbnail in overview mode.
Removing a tag
▸ Press and hold the Zoom/Lock button
• The
marking disappears.
Important note
Once deleted, recordings are no longer retrievable.
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DELETING INDIVIDUAL RECORDINGS
▸▸ Press the FN button
• The Delete screen appears.
▸▸ Press the PLAY button
or
▸▸ Tap the "Go back" icon
briefly
Notes
• The Delete screen can be called up only by pressing the FN
button when in overview mode, because the menu function
Delete of the Review menu is not available in this context.
• The “Scroll” and “Magnify” functions continue to be available
when the “Delete” screen is active.
EN
Playback/Review mode
▸▸ Press the MENU button
▸▸ Select Delete in the Playback/Review menu
or
To cancel deletion and return to the normal Playback/Review
mode
▸▸ Select the Delete icon
(tap the icon briefly or press the center button)
• The LED will flash during the delete process. The process may
take a few seconds.
• The next recording will be displayed once deletion is
complete. The following message appears if no other
recordings are saved on the card: No valid image to display.
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Playback/Review mode
EN
DELETING MULTIPLE RECORDINGS
Several recordings can be marked in a Delete overview with twelve
thumbnails and can then be deleted all at once. This overview can
be reached in two ways.
▸▸ Turn the thumbwheel to the left
• The overview screen appears.
▸▸ Press the MENU button
▸▸ Select Delete Multi in the Review menu
• The Delete overview appears.
or
▸▸ Press the FN button
• The Delete screen appears.
▸▸ Turn the thumbwheel to the left
• The Delete overview appears.
Any number of recordings can be selected in this view.
▸▸ Select a recording using the directional pad.
▸▸ Press the center button
or
▸▸ Briefly touch the image
• The recordings selected for deletion are marked with a red
Delete icon .
To delete the selected recordings
▸▸ Press the FN button
or
▸▸ Tap the Delete icon briefly
• The prompt Delete all marked files? appears.
▸▸ Select Yes
To cancel deletion and return to the normal Playback/Review
mode
▸▸ Press the PLAY button
or
▸▸ Tap the "Go back" icon
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briefly
DELETING UNRATED RECORDINGS
▸ Press the MENU button
▸ Select Delete all in the Review menu
• The prompt Delete all files? appears.
▸ Press the MENU button
▸ Select Delete unrated in the Review menu
• The prompt Delete all files? appears.
EN
Playback/Review mode
DELETING ALL RECORDINGS
▸
Select Yes
Note
The LED will flash during the deletion process. The next marked
recording appears once deletion is complete. The following
message appears if no other recordings are saved on the card:
No valid image to display.
▸
Select Yes
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Playback/Review mode
EN
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PREVIEW OF LATEST RECORDING
Photo and video recordings can be displayed automatically directly
after they are taken to e.g. check the success of the recording
quickly and easily. A duration for the automatic display can be
configured.
▸▸ Select Auto /PlaybackReview in the main menu
▸▸ Select the desired function and/or duration in the submenu
(Off, 1 s, 3 s, 5 s, Continuous, Shutter button pressed)
Continuous:
The most recent recording is displayed until automatic
review is ended by pressing the PLAY button or by tapping the
shutter button.
Shutter button pressed: The most recent recording is displayed for as
long as the shutter button is pressed down.
Notes
• All buttons except the FN button, the menu button and the
thumbwheel button change to the regular Review mode and
execute their normal functions there for the duration of the
automatic review. The camera will remain in Review mode until it
is exited.
• Tagging and deleting can only be done in regular Review mode
an not during automatic review.
• When pictures were taken with the functions Serial exposures or
Interval shooting, then the last image in the series will be
displayed or – if the save process is still incomplete – the last
image in the series saved to the memory card.
• Where display times were configured (1 s, 3 s, 5 s) automatic
review can be ended immediately by pressing the PLAY button
or tapping the shutter button.
SLIDE SHOW
STARTING THE SLIDE SHOW
Playback/Review mode
A slide show function is available in Review mode, in which the
saved images are shown automatically in series. The user can
choose to see all recordings (Show all), only photos (Pictures only) or
only videos (Videos only) and how long these recordings should be
displayed (Duration).
EN
▸ Select a setting
(Play All, Pictures only, Videos only)
• The slide show will start automatically with the selected
recordings and runs in an endless loop until it is exited.
▸ Press the MENU button
▸ Select Auto Review in the Review menu
SETTING THE DURATION
▸ Press the MENU button
▸ Select Duration in the Review menu
▸ Select the desired duration (1 s, 2 s, 3 s, 5 s)
ENDING THE SLIDE SHOW
▸ Press the PLAY button
or
▸ Tap the shutter button
• The camera switches to the relevant mode.
Notes
• An intermediate screen may appear while the data is prepared
for playback.
• The settings in Duration remain intact even after the camera is
switched off and on again.
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Playback/Review mode
EN
VIDEO PLAYBACK
ACCESSING THE CONTROL ELEMENTS
Will appear on screen if you have selected a video file for
playback.
The control elements are displayed when playback is stopped.
Using touch control
▸ Briefly tap the LCD panel
F2.8
1/8000 ISO 12500 EV
SET
INFO
-3
2
1
0
1
2
3+
12MP
8234
START PLAYBACK
2
1
▸ Press the center button
or
▸ Touch
briefly
3
1 Video editing function
2 Exit video playback
3 Playback status bar
4 Elapsed playback time
5 Playback volume
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4
5
Using button control
Note
The control elements disappear after about 3 s. Touching the LCD
panel or pressing the center button will cause them to be displayed
again.
PAUSE PLAYBACK
▸ Touch the LCD panel briefly (anywhere)
or
CONTINUE PLAYBACK FROM ANY POINT
IN THE FILE
While the control elements are visible:
▸ Touch the playback status bar briefly at the desired position
EN
Playback/Review mode
▸ Press the center button
▸ Press the center button
RESUMING PLAYBACK/REVIEW
While the control elements are visible:
Using touch control
▸ Touch the LCD panel briefly anywhere in the picture
Using button control
▸ Press the center button
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EN
END PLAYBACK
SETTING THE VOLUME
Playback/Review mode
Using touch control
When control elements are visible:
Using touch control
When control elements are visible:
▸ Tap the "Go back" icon
▸ Tap the volume icon briefly
▸ Touch the volume status bar briefly at the desired position
F2.8
briefly
1/8000 ISO 12500 EV
SET
INFO
-3
2
1
0
1
2
3+
12MP
8234
Using button control
▸ Press the directional pad up/down
• The volume status bar appears.
▸ Press the directional pad up (louder) or down (quieter)
Using button control
▸ Press the PLAY button
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Note
Sound is switched off at the lowest part of the bar and the volume
icon changes to
.
VIDEO EDITING
Accessing the video editing function
▸ Press the FN button
• The video editing screen appears, the left cutting mark is
highlighted in red (= active).
Changing the current cutting point
▸ Press the directional pad left/right
• The selected cutting point is highlighted in red (= active).
Moving the active cutting point
▸ Turn the thumbwheel
• The currently selected time of the relevant cutting point is
displayed at the bottom left of the footer line. A still of the
video sequence at that point is displayed in the background.
EN
Playback/Review mode
Using touch control
Using button control
Cutting
▸ Press the FN button to confirm the cuts
• The video editing submenu appears.
Note
The editing function can be canceled at any time, provided no
selection was made in the Video editing menu.
▸ Press the PLAY button
• The video playback screen reappears.
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Playback/Review mode
EN
▸▸ Select a function from the Video editing menu
(Save as new, Overwrite, Preview)
–– Save as new
The edited video is additionally saved, the original video remains
unchanged.
–– Overwrite
The newly edited video is saved and the original one is deleted.
–– Preview
The new video is played. The newly cut video is not saved and
the original remains unchanged.
Note
In all three cases, a notification screen appears while the data is
being processed. Then the new video is played back.
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OTHER FUNCTIONS
This camera allows the permanent storage of any menu settings, to
e.g. access them quickly and easily for recurring conditions/image
objects. Six memory slots are provided to store custom settings,
plus the factory setting, which is always available and cannot be
modified (Default Profile). You can assign names for the saved
profiles yourself.
Any profiles configured for the camera can be saved to a memory
card for use on another camera. Similarly, profiles saved on a
memory card can be transferred to the camera.
CREATING PROFILES
Saving settings/Creating a profile
▸▸ Create custom settings for the desired functions via menu
control
▸▸ Select User Profile in the main menu
▸▸ Select Manage Profiles in the submenu
▸▸ Select Save as Profile in the submenu
▸▸ Select a memory slot
▸▸ Confirm the selection
EN
Other functions
USER PROFILES
SAVING CURRENT SETTINGS AS A USER PROFILE
Note
A memory slot can only be deleted via the function Reset Camera
described in the section "Resetting th camera to factory settings"
(see p. 128).
RENAMING PROFILES
▸▸ Select User Profile in the main menu
▸▸ Select Manage Profiles in the submenu
▸▸ Select Rename Profiles in the submenu
▸▸ Select a profile
▸▸ Enter a name for the profile via the associated submenu
keyboard and confirm your input (see p. 43)
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Other functions
EN
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APPLY/ACTIVATE PROFILES
Factory setting: Default Profile
▸▸ Select User Profile in the main menu
• A list of profile names will appear if user profiles are saved
and activated.
▸▸ Select a profile
• The selected profile is marked as active.
• Free memory slots appear in gray.
EXPORTING/IMPORTING PROFILES TO/FROM THE
MEMORY CARD
▸▸ Select User Profile in the main menu
▸▸ Select Manage Profiles in the submenu
▸▸ Select Export Profiles or Import Profiles in the submenu
▸▸ Confirm the selection
Note
When importing and exporting, all profile slots are transferred to
the card, i.e. including any empty slots. Any existing profiles stored
in the camera will be overwritten, during the profile import.
Individual profiles cannot be imported or exported.
DATA MANAGEMENT
FOLDER STRUCTURE
The files (= pictures) on the memory cards are saved in automatically generated folders. The first three characters signify the folder
number (numerals), the last five the folder name (letters). The first
folder is assigned the name "100LEICA", the second "101LEICA". A
folder will always be created with the next available number; you
can have max. 999 folders.
EN
Other functions
DATA STRUCTURE ON THE MEMORY CARD
Notes
• When using memory cards that were not formatted with this
camera, the file numbering will begin with 0001 again. Should
the memory card already contain a file with a higher number,
then numbering will be continued from that number.
• A relevant message will be displayed on the LCD panel once
folder number 999 and file number 9999 are reached, and all
numbering must be reset.
FILE STRUCTURE
The file names in these folders consist of eleven characters. In the
factory settings, the first file is named "L1000001.XXX", the
second "L1000002.XXX", etc. The first letter can be selected, the
"L" from the factory settings denotes the camera brand. The first
three characters signify the folder number (numerals). The next
four digits denote the sequential file number. Once file number
9999 is reached, then a new folder will be automatically created, in
which the file numbering begins at 0001 again. The last three
places after the dot denote the file format (DNG or JPG).
.
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Other functions
EN
CHANGING FILE NAMES
▸▸ Select Edit File Name in the main menu
• A keyboard submenu is displayed.
• The input line contains the factory setting "L" as the first letter
of the file name. Only this letter can be changed.
▸▸ Enter a letter of your choice (see p. 43)
▸▸ Confirm
Notes
• The change to a file name applies to all subsequent pictures or
until a new change is made. The sequential number will not be
affected; but it will be reset when a new folder is created.
• During a reset to factory settings, the first letter will always be
reset to "L" and a new folder will be created, in which the file
numbering will once again start with 0001.
CREATING A NEW FOLDER
▸▸ Select Reset Image Numbering in the main menu
• A relevant prompt is displayed.
▸▸ Confirm the creation of a new folder (Yes) or cancel the new
folder (No).
Note
The name part (first letter) of a new folder created this way remains
unchanged. The file numbers in that folder will start again at 0001.
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RECORDING THE IMAGE LOCATION WITH GPS (ONLY
IN CONNECTION WITH THE LEICA FOTOS APP)
The GPS (global positioning system) allows the pinpointing of a
receiver anywhere in the world. The GPS function is activated
automatically when a connection to the Leica FOTOS app is active.
The camera will then continuously receive the current GPS data
(latitude and longitude, elevation above sea level) and writes this
information into the Exif data of the images.
Note
• This function is available only as long as the camera is
connected to the Leica FOTOS app (see p. 130)
FORMATTING A MEMORY CARD
▸▸ Select Format Card in the main menu
▸▸ Confirm the selection
EN
Other functions
Memory cards that have already been in use with this camera will
usually not require formatting. An unformatted memory card that is
inserted into the camera for the first time will have to be formatted.
We recommend formatting memory cards from time to time,
because residual data traces (data pertaining to individual pictures)
may reduce the card’s memory capacity.
Notes
• Never switch off the camera while data transfer is in progress.
• All data previously stored on the memory card will be lost during
formatting. Formatting will not be prevented by the deletion
protection set for individual pictures.
• All images should therefore be regularly transferred to a safe
mass storage medium, e.g. the hard disk of a computer.
• A simple formatting process will initially not irretrievably destroy
existing data on the card. Only the directory will be deleted,
which means the data will no longer be directly accessible. Data
access can be restored with appropriate software. Only data
subsequently overwritten when new data is saved will actually be
irretrievable.
• A memory card should be formatted again in the camera if it was
formatted in another device, e.g. a computer.
• Contact your retailer or Leica Customer Care if the memory card
cannot be formatted/overwritten (see p. 152).
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DATA TRANSFER
The picture data on the memory card can be transferred to a
computer via a card reader for memory cards. Alternatively, the
data can be transferred to a mobile device via the Leica FOTOS
app (see p. 130).
USING RAW DATA (DNG)
You will need specific software for editing data in DNG format, e.g.
the professional raw data converter Adobe® Photoshop®
Lightroom®.
It allows high-quality conversions of stored raw data. It furthermore
provides quality-optimized algorithms for digital color processing,
delivering exceptionally low-noise photographs with incredible
resolution. During editing, you can adjust parameters like
gradation, sharpness etc. in retrospect to achieve the best possible
image quality.
You will receive a temporary membership for the Adobe Creative
Cloud Foto subscription with the purchase of this camera. You will
have to register the camera to take advantage of this membership
(https://owners.leica-camera.com).
RESETTING THE CAMERA
TO FACTORY SETTINGS
This function allows you to reset all your custom menu settings
back to the factory settings. You can optionally exclude the user
profiles, WiFi and Bluetooth settings, as well as the image
numbering from the reset individually.
▸▸ Select Reset Camera in the main menu
• The prompt "Reset Camera Settings?" appears.
▸▸ Confirm or reject the reset to factory settings (Yes) / (No)
• Selecting No will cancel the reset and the display will return to
the main menu. Selecting Yes will trigger additional prompts
regarding the settings you can opt to keep.
▸▸ Confirm or reject the reset of the user profiles (Yes) / (No)
▸▸ Confirm or reject the reset of the WiFi and Bluetooth settings
(Yes) / (No)
▸▸ Confirm or reject the reset of the image numbering (Yes)/ (No)
• The message "Please restart the camera“ appears
▸▸ Switch the camera off and on again
▸▸ Select your language
▸▸ Configure the date and time settings, see p. 48
Note
• You reset the image file numbering separately via the menu item
Reset Image Numbering (see p. 126)
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UPDATING THE FIRMWARE
Leica is continuously working on the further improvement and
optimization of your camera. Since many camera functions are
entirely controlled by software, some of these improvements and
additions to the functional scope can be installed in retrospect.
Leica offers firmware updates at irregular intervals, which you can
download from our website.
Leica will notify you of any new updates, once you have registered
your camera.
▸▸ Download the latest firmware version
▸▸ Save the download to the memory card
▸▸ Insert the memory card into the camera
▸▸ Select Camera Information in the main menu
▸▸ Select Firmware in the submenu
▸▸ Select Start Update in the submenu
• The update will start automatically.
Find out which firmware version is currently installed
▸▸ Select Camera Information in the main menu
• The current version designation is displayed next to the menu
item Firmware
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Other functions
FIRMWARE UPDATES
Notes
• The message Battery low will appear if the battery is not
sufficiently charged. Recharge the battery and then repeat the
process described above.
More information about registering, firmware updates and their
downloads for your camera, as well as any amendments and
additions to the details provided in this manual can be found in the
customer area of our website at: https://owners.leica-camera.
com
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LEICA FOTOS
CONNECTION
Leica FOTOS
The camera can be controlled remotely using a smartphone/tablet
PC. This will require an installation of the Leica FOTOS app on the
mobile device.
FIRST-TIME CONNECTION TO A MOBILE DEVICE
▸▸ Scan the following QR code with the mobile device
The connection is established via Bluetooth. A pairing of the
camera and the mobile device is required for a first-time connection to a mobile device.
On the mobile device
▸▸ Activate Bluetooth
▸▸ Launch the Leica FOTOS app
▸▸ Select the camera model
or
▸▸ The app is available from Apple App Store™/Google Play Store™
In the camera
▸▸ Select Leica FOTOS in the main menu
▸▸ Select Bluetooth in the submenu
▸▸ Select On
• Activate the Bluetooth function.
• The icons “Bluetooth” and “GPS” appear on the LCD panel:
▸▸ Select Pairing in the submenu
▸▸ Follow the Leica FOTOS in-app instructions
Notes
• The pairing process may take a few minutes to complete.
• Each mobile device only needs to be paired with the camera
once. The process adds the device to the list of known devices.
• GPS data will be automatically determined and written to the Exif
data when pictures are taken while the camera is connected to
the Leica FOTOS app.
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CONNECTING TO KNOWN DEVICES
Notes
• Should there be more than one known device in the vicinity of
the camera, then it will automatically connect to the first device
responding. A favorite mobile device cannot be specified.
• We recommend removing rarely used devices from the list of
known devices to prevent unwanted connections.
• Disconnect and reconnect (i.e. deactivating and reactivating
Bluetooth in the camera) if the wrong device was connected.
REMOVING DEVICES FROM THE LIST OF KNOWN
DEVICES
▸▸ Select Leica FOTOS in the main menu
▸▸ Select Delete in the submenu
▸▸ Select the relevant device
• A security prompt appears on the LCD panel.
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Leica FOTOS
▸▸ Select Leica FOTOS in the main menu
▸▸ Select Bluetooth in the submenu
▸▸ Select On
• Activate the Bluetooth function.
• The camera connects to the mobile device automatically.
▸▸ Select Yes
Note
The pairing process will have to be repeated to reconnect a deleted
device to the camera.
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Leica FOTOS
EN
REMOTE CAMERA CONTROL
You can take pictures and record video remotely via the mobile
device, and can also change image settings or transfer data to the
mobile device. A list of available functions and instructions for their
use can be found in the Leica FOTOS app.
REMOTE CAMERA ACTIVATION
The camera can be activated remotely from off or standby if this
function is activated in the camera. The Bluetooth function must be
active.
▸▸ Select Leica FOTOS in the main menu
▸▸ Select Remote Activation in the submenu
▸▸ Select On
• The camera will scan for known devices and automatically
establishes a connection.
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Important information
• Remote activation will activate the camera even if it was
switched off via the main switch.
• Accidental remote camera activation may result in unwanted
pictures taken and high power consumption.
• A third-party device can – provided is has been paired with
the camera – access the camera remotely if your own mobile
device is not currently connected or its Bluetooth function is
deactivated. This poses a danger of unauthorized access to
your data or camera functions.
Solution
• Ensure that the function is disabled.
• Disable the function as soon as it is no longer needed.
EN
Leica FOTOS
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Care/Storage
EN
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CARE/STORAGE
CAMERA HOUSING
• Keep your equipment meticulously clean, as any kind of dirt
residue presents a breeding ground for micro organisms.
• Only clean the camera with a soft, dry cloth. Stubborn dirt
should first be moistened with a watered-down detergent and
can then be wiped away with a dry cloth.
• Wet a soft cloth with tap water, wring it out thoroughly and wipe
the camera clean of any salt water spray. Then wipe it down
thoroughly with a dry cloth.
• Wipe the camera with a clean, lint-free cloth to remove stains
and fingerprints. Tougher dirt in hard to reach corners of the
camera housing can be removed with a small brush. Take care
not to touch the shutter blades.
• Store the camera in a closed and padded container to prevent
friction damage and protect it against dust accumulation.
• Keep the camera in a dry, sufficiently ventilated place, where it
will not be subjected to high temperatures and humidity. Make
sure to remove all moisture from the camera if it was used in
humid conditions.
• Do not store the camera in a leather case for extended periods
of time to prevent fungal contamination.
• Empty you camera bag completely if it ever gets wet during use.
Your equipment might otherwise be subjected to moisture and
tanning residue released by the moist leather.
• All mechanical bearings and sliding surfaces on your camera are
lubricated. Remember to press the shutter button several times
every three months to prevent the lubrication points hardening if
the camera will not be used for an extended period of time. We
also recommend repeated adjustment and use of all the other
operating elements.
• When using your camera in tropical climates, make sure to
expose the equipment to sunlight and fresh air as much as
possible to prevent fungal growth. Storage in airtight containers
or cases is recommended only in conjunction with a desiccant
like silica gel.
LENS
• A soft-bristle brush will usually suffice to remove dust from the
outer lenses. Remove more severe soiling with a clean, soft cloth
that is completely free of foreign matter. Wipe the lens in a
circular motion from the center outward. We recommend using
microfiber cloths that come in a protective container and are
available from photography shops and other optical retailers.
These cloths are machine-washable at 40°C. Do not use fabric
softener and do not iron them. Never use spectacle lens
cleaning cloths, as these are soaked in chemicals, which could
damage the glass of the camera lenses.
• Attach a transparent UVA filter for optimal front lens protection
in unfavorable conditions (e.g. sand, salt water spray). Please
remember that the filter may create unwanted light reflections in
some backlight situations and in case of high contrasts.
• The lens caps supplied protect the lens against accidental
fingerprint smudges and rain.
• All mechanical bearings and sliding surfaces on your lens are
lubricated. Make sure to periodically move the focus ring and
the aperture setting ring to prevent seizing if the lens will not be
used for an extended period of time.
MEMORY CARDS
• Switch off your camera and leave it to stand at room temperature for around 1 hour if condensation has formed on or in the
camera. The condensation will disappear, once the camera
temperature has reached room temperature.
• Make sure to store memory cards in their anti-static container
when not in use.
• Do not store memory cards where they will be exposed to high
temperatures, direct sunlight, magnetic fields or static
electricity. Always remove the memory card if the camera will
not be used for an extended period of time.
• We recommend formatting the memory card from time to time,
because fragmented residual data from deleted files may block
some of its storage capacity.
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY
• Remove the rechargeable battery if the camera will not be used
for an extended period of time, as the date and time setting will
be lost latest after 2 months.
• Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries should only be stored
partially charged, i.e. not fully depleted or fully charged. The
camera LCD panel will show the current charge level of the
battery. Charge the battery twice a year for around 15 minutes
to avoid deep discharge in case of very long storage periods.
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Care/Storage
VIEWFINDER/LCD PANEL
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FAQ
EN
FAQ
Problem
Possible cause to be verified
Troubleshooting suggestions
Battery issues
Battery is depleted too quickly
Battery is too cold
Warm the battery (e.g. in pants pocket) and only insert
directly before use
Allow battery to cool down
Reduce brightness
Activate power save mode
Select other mode
Deactivate WLAN when not in use
Deactivate the function
The battery has reached the end of its useful life,
replace battery
Check polarization and connection
Battery too hot
LCD panel or EVF set too bright
Power save mode deactivated
High consumption AF mode permanently activated
Permanent WLAN connection
Continuous use of LCD panel/Live View mode
Battery has been recharged too many times
Charging process not starting
Charging takes too long
Charging pilot light is on, but battery isn't charging
Camera problems
The camera suddenly switches itself off
The camera won’t switch on
The camera doesn't respond
Camera is heating up
Camera does not recognize the memory card
Incorrect battery polarization or faulty charger
connection
Battery too hot or too cold
The battery contacts are dirty
Battery has been recharged too many times
The battery is flat
The battery is flat
Battery is too cold
The camera is connected to Leica FOTOS app
Heat development due to high-res video recording (4K)
or serial exposures with DNG
The memory card is not compatible or defective
Memory card is incorrectly formatted
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Menus and displays
Viewfinder is dark
Display language is not English
EVF brightness is set too low
-
Charge the battery at room temperature
Clean the contacts with a soft, dry cloth
The battery has reached the end of its useful life,
replace battery
Charge or replace the battery
Charge or replace the battery
Warm the battery (e.g. in pants pocket)
Terminate the connection
Not a fault; allow camera to cool down if it gets too hot
Check the compatibility of the memory card (See
“Technical Data”)
Format the memory card (Caution: Loss of data!)
Set the EVF brightness
Select English in the Language menu
The LCD panel is to dark or too bright/not clear
Favorites menu does not appear
The brightness setting is incorrect
The favorites menu is empty
The camera is hot due to high ambient temperature,
extended Live View operation, extended video
recording or serial exposures
The brightness in Live View mode is not the same
The brightness settings for the LCD panel have no
as in the pictures
influence over the exposures
The number of remaining exposures does not count The exposure requires only very little memory space
down after a picture is taken
Taking pictures
The camera won’t take a picture/shutter button is
Memory card is full
The memory card is not formated
deactivated
The memory card is write protected
Dirt on the memory card contacts
The memory card is damaged
The sensor is overheating
The camera has switched off automatically (automatic
shutdown)
Picture data is being written to the memory card and
the cache is full
Noise reduction function is working (e.g. after night
photography with long exposure times)
Battery is depleted
Camera is processing a picture
No picture is taken
The camera is connected to the Leica FOTOS app
Image noise appears on the LCD panel/in the
The gain is increased to aid image composition if the
viewfinder when the shutter button is pressed to the object is insufficiently lit with reduced aperture opening
first pressure point
LCD panel/viewfinder deactivates after a very short Power Save settings are activated
time
Allow camera to cool down
EN
FAQ
Live View stops suddenly or doesn't start
Adjust the display brightness
Add at least one function
Adjust the brightness settings as needed
This is not a fault; the number of remaining exposures
is calculated as approximations
Replace the memory card
Reformat the memory card
(Caution: Loss of data!)
Deactivate the write protection on the memory card
(small lever on the side of the memory card)
Clean the contacts with a soft cotton or linen cloth
Replace the memory card
Allow camera to cool down
Switch the camera on again
deactivate auto shutdown as needed
Wait
Wait or deactivate noise reduction
Charge or replace the battery
Wait
End connection and reconnect
Not a fault – picture quality will not be impacted
Change the settings as needed
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FAQ
EN
138
The display switches off after the picture is taken/
the LCD panel goes dark after the picture is taken
Camera does not focus
Flash loads after picture is taken, LCD panel
deactivates during load time
Desired object part is too close to the camera
Desired object part is very far away
Object not suitable for AF
The flash cannot be used with the current settings
Flash is deactivated
The battery is flat
Pressing the shutter button while flash is still loading
Electronic shutter function is selected
Automatic bracketing or Picture series is activated
Object is outside the flash range
Flash is covered
Wait until the flash is loaded
Select Macro mode
Exit Macro mode
Use Focus lock or select manual focus
Flash won't fire
Refer to the list of flash function-compatible settings
Select other flash mode
Charge or replace the battery
Wait until the flash is loaded
Change the setting
Select other mode
The flash does not fully illuminate the object
Move object into flash range
Make sure the th flash unit is not covered by your finger
or some object
Image does not sharpen automatically
AF is deactivated
Activate AF
No face detection/faces are not recognized
Face is covered (sunglasses, hat, long hair, etc.)
Remove distracting objects
Face takes up to little space in the picture composition Change image composition
Face is tilted or horizontal
Keep face straight
Camera not held straight
Hold camera straight
Face is insufficiently lit
Use flash, improve illumination
Camera selects incorrect object
The incorrectly selected object is closer to the image
Change the image section or take picture using the
center that the main object
focus lock
The incorrectly selected object is a face
Deactivate face detection
No continuous recording available
The camera is overheated and the function was
Allow camera to cool down
temporarily disabled to protect the camera
The image on the LCD panel displays lots of noise
Light enhancement function of the LCD panel in dark
Not a fault – picture quality will not be impacted
surroundings
Image storage takes a long time
Noise Suppression is activated for long-term exposures Deactivate the function
Manual white balance is unavailable
The image object is too bright or too dark
Viewfinder is out of focus
Check the diopter setting
adjust the diopter setting as needed
AF metering field is framed in red with activated AF; Focusing was unsuccessful
Try to focus again
images out of focus
No AF metering field selectable
Video recording
No video is recorded
The camera is overheated and the function was
temporarily disabled to protect the camera
Video recording stops
Maximum length of individual video sequence was
reached
The memory card's write speed is too low for the
selected video resolution/compression
Review/playback and video/image management
Pictures taken in portrait format are displayed in
landscape format
Selected images cannot be deleted
Some of the selected images are write protected
File numbering does not start at 1
The time and date settings are incorrect or are not
displayed
The time and date stamp on images are incorrect
The time and date stamp on images are unwanted
Move lock lever (on the lens) to unlocked position
Select other control mode
EN
FAQ
AF assist light does not light up
Lock lever for AF in locked position
Automatic Metering Field Control, Portrait Mode in the
Scene Modes menu or Face Detection in AF mode is
selected
Image Review is activated
Camera is in Standby mode
The AF mode 'AFc' is selected or "Continuous AF' is
activated in AFs mode.
Camera is recording a video or is in Live View mode
Function is deactivated
Deactivate Image Review
Press the shutter button to the first pressure point
Change the mode
Change the mode
Activate AF
Allow camera to cool down
Insert another memory card or change the storage
method
Adjust the display options
Remove write protection (using the device with which
the file was originally set to write protected)
The memory card contains previously stored images
The camera has not been in use for an extended period Insert a charged battery and configure the correct
of time (the battery was removed)
settings
Time settings are incorrect
Set the time correctly
Caution: Time settings will be lost if the camera is not
used/remains in storage with a depleted battery over
an extended period of time
Setting was ignored
Cannot be removed in retrospect
Deactivate the function as needed
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Pictures/recordings are damaged or missing
FAQ
EN
Review/playback unavailable
Picture quality
The picture is too bright
Image noise
Unnatural colors
Round white blotches, similar to soap bubbles
Images are out of focus
Images are overexposed
Out of focus/picture stabilizer not functioning
The image is grainy or there is image noise
Horizontal stripes
Unnatural colors and brightness
Picture is too white
No images are displayed
Images cannot be displayed
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The memory card was removed while the readiness
indicator was flashing
The memory card formatting is faulty or the card is
damaged
The camera is connected to Leica FOTOS app
Never remove the memory card while the readiness
indicator is flashing. Charge the battery.
Reformat the memory card
(Caution: Loss of data!)
Terminate the connection
Light sensor was covered while picture was taken
long exposure times (>1 s)
Make sure that the light sensor is not obstructed
Activate the noise suppression function for long
exposure times
ISO sensitivity set too high
Decrease ISO sensitivity
White balance not or incorrectly set
Adjust white balance to light source or adjust manually
Flash photography in very dark environment: Reflection Deactivate the flash
of dust particles
Lens is dirty
Clean the lens
Lens is obstructed
Make sure that lens is unobstructed
Camera moved during exposure
Use flash or mount camera on a tripod
Macro Function
Select the appropriate mode
Flash is activated in bright surroundings
Change the flash mode
Exposure at a dark location without flash
Use a tripod
ISO sensitivity set too high
Decrease ISO sensitivity
Picture was taken with electronic shutter under a light Try shorter shutter speeds
source like a fluorescent lamp
Picture taken in artificial light or extreme brightness
Set white balance or select correct lighting presets
Strong light source in the image
Avoid strong light sources in picture composition
Picture is too white
(Half) backlight falling into the lens (also from light
sources outside the image range)
Memory card is empty or not inserted
File name of the image was changed on a PC
use appropriate software for image transfers from a PC
to the camera; available from the Leica AG website
Video quality
Video recordings show flickering/stripes
Light source interference in artificial lighting
Camera noise in video recording
The setting dials were used
Select a different frame rate (suitable for the local AC
grid frequency) under Video Resolution
Avoid using the setting dials during video recordings
No sound on video recording
Smartphone connection/image transfer not
working
Camera does not appear on the WLAN configuration screen of the smartphone
Increase playback volume
Make sure the microphone is not obstructed while
recording video
Speakers are covered
Make sure that speakers are unobstructed during
playback
Microphone was deactivated while recording
Activate the microphone
CMOS sensors will display this phenomenon when light Quality may be improved by selecting a manual shutter
sources like LED lamps or fluorescent tubes are used
speed (e.g. 1/100 s)
Camera deactivates when it overheats (safety feature)
The camera was already paired with the smartphone
The smartphone is too far away
Interference from other devices in the vicinity, e.g.
other smartphones or a microwave oven
Interference from multiple smartphones in the vicinity
Smartphone is currently connected to another device
Smartphone does not recognize camera
EN
FAQ
Flickering or horizontal stripes in the video
recording
Smartphones/WLAN
WLAN connection gets interrupted
Cannot pair with a smartphone
Playback volume is set too low
Microphone was covered during recording
Allow camera to cool down
Delete the camera registration from the Bluetooth
settings in the smartphone and repeat pairing process
Bring the devices closer to each other
Increase distance to interfering devices
Re-establish the connection/remove other
smartphones
Check connection
Switch the WLAN function of the smartphone off and
on again
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KEYWORD INDEX
Keyword index
A (Aperture priority).............................. 72
Accessory............................................... 2
AEL....................................................... 81
AEL/AFL............................................... 81
AF/MF, toggling.................................... 81
AF assist light....................................... 47
AFc....................................................... 60
AF confirmation.................................. 146
AFL....................................................... 81
AF mode............................................... 60
AFs....................................................... 60
Akademie, Leica.................................... 17
Aperture............................................... 71
Aperture, setting................................... 70
Aperture priority................................... 72
App................................................... 144
Assist function................................ 58, 60
Autofocus............................................. 60
Automatic review............................ 88, 58
Auxiliary display............................... 58 61
Basic setting, camera............................ 60
Basic settings, recording....................... 58
Bluetooth................................................ 6
Bracketing............................................ 84
Charging the battery............................ 27
Displays on the LCD panel/in the
viewfinder............................................ 48
Eye sensor.................................... 128, 23
Brightness, LCD panel/viewfinder......... 51
Button assignment................................ 46
Control element.................................... 59
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Exposure............................................... 69
Exposure, automatic...................... 108, 25
Exposure, modes.................................. 70
Exposure, manual................................ 102
Exposure, settings................................. 69
Exposure compensation................ 36, 118
Exposure, long-term.............................. 72
Exposure, metering methods................. 67
Camera information............................ 128
Exposure preview.................................. 80
Exposure time, max............................... 71
Inserting/removing the battery............ 28
Picture, assistant.................................. 86
Image properties................................... 55
Picture, interval..................................... 90
Image numbering................................ 126
Image stabilization, picture.................... 65
Image stabilization, video...................... 62
Care instructions................................ 134
Picture, series....................................... 89
Carry strap........................................... 26
Flash..................................................... 41
Flash, exposure compensation............ 128
Flash, modes........................................ 95
Flash, setting................................... 17 94
Flash unit, attaching.............................. 94
Flash units, compatible......................... 94
Flash, control...................................... 144
Flash, synchronization........................... 53
Flash, synch. time................................. 53
Flash, firing point.................................. 53
Center-weighted metering..................... 70
Focal length.................................... 57, 92
Clipping................................................ 89
File format, picture................................ 69
File format, video.................................. 61
File name............................................ 126
Data transfer...................................... 144
Date..................................................... 48
Picture series.................................. 89, 93
Picture series............................ 84, 89, 90
Digiscoping effect............................... 150
Digital zoom.......................................... 92
Diopter adjustment............................... 10
Direct access........................................ 46
Display, standby.................................... 52
Display, settings.................................. 128
DNG..................................................... 73
DNG resolution..................................... 73
Power off, automatic....................... 49, 52
Rating, recording................................. 116
Rechargeable battery, capacity............. 27
Rechargeable battery, notes............. 9, 12
Electronic shutter.................................. 93
Resolution, picture.............................. 104
Power saving......................................... 49
Focusing............................................... 60
Focusing, macro setting ring......... 144, 81
Focusing, metering methods................. 67
Disposal.................................................. 5
Replacement parts.................................. 3
EVF..................................................... 128
EV level............................................... 118
FAQ.................................................... 136
Color settings, EVF................................ 50
Color settings, LCD............................... 50
Connection......................................... 130
Information, regulatory............................ 4
Information, care.................................. 61
Notes, safety....................................... <?>
Histogram............................................. 66
Horizon................................................. 88
Custom settings............................ 46, 123
Information displays...................... 22, 105
Interval shooting................................... 90
ISO setting wheel.................................. 20
ISO settings ......................................... 66
ISO sensitivity....................................... 66
ISO value.............................................. 66
JPG..................................................... 112
JPG resolution....................................... 78
Reset Camera..................................... 128
Contact. Leica.................................... 152
Settings, custom................................. 123
Contrast, image properties.................... 55
Customer service, Leica...................... 152
Deletion, recording............................. 112
Deletion, user profiles......................... 128
Factory settings, reset..................128, 146
Firing point........................................... 97
Folders............................................... 125
Horizon display..................................... 88
Landscape exposure............................. 76
Long-term exposure.............................. 97
Settings, LCD panel............................. 128
Settings, store.................................... 123
LCD...................................................... 50
Settings, viewfinder............................. 128
Light sources........................................ 97
Light balance........................................ 69
Scope of delivery.................................... 2
License................................................... 4
Language, setting.................................. 48
LCD panel....................................... 22, 50
Magnifying glass................................... 65
LV zoom................................................ 65
M (manual setting)................................ 78
Macro................................................... 65
Manual, setting (M)............................... 78.
Shutter button...................................... 35
Maximum exposure time....................... 66
Multi-field metering (exposure).............. 70
Multi-field metering (focusing)............... 61
Menu items........................................... 39
Menu language..................................... 48
Menu control ....................................... 39
Menu screen................................... 22, 40
Metering field........................................ 61
Metering methods (AF).......................... 60
Metering memory lock.......................... 81
Microphone, level............................. 58 81
Miniature effect.................................... 75
Legal information.................................... 4
Lens....................................................... 8
Monochrome, picture............................ 56
Name, file........................................... 126
Name, folder....................................... 125
Navigation, menu.................................. 42
Magnification, picture mode.................. 65
Magnification, Playback/Review mode.. 109
Panorama............................................. 76
Memory card, compatibility................... 29
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Keyword index
Color saturation.................................... 55
Color temperature................................. 69
Favorites, pictures............................... 116
Favorites, menu.................................... 44
Resolution, video................................. 144
Error message..................................... 136
Remote control................................... 132
Film style.............................................. 56
Firmware...................................... 14, 128
FN button............................................. 71
Focus peaking..................................... 134
Focus mode.......................................... 60
Focus assist.................................. 74, 125
Focusing, automatic.............................. 60
Focusing, manual.................................. 81
Format............................................ 69, 61
Formatting.......................................... 127
Sensitivity, eye sensor........................... 23
Noise.................................................... 42
Face detection...................................... 22
Grid lines.............................................. 87
GPS...................................................... 50
Gray Card............................................. 68
Charger................................................ 65
Charger, connection.............................. 27
Grouping, recording.............................. 61
Main menu............................................ 61
HDR...................................................... 78
Charge status, charger.......................... 27
Charge status, rechargeable battery.................. 27, 2
Configuration, thumbwheel.............. 46, 36
Information, general.............................. 61
Information, legal ................................... 4
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Keyword index
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144
Portrait................................................. 74
Problems............................................ 136
Profiles, user....................................... 123
P (automatic program).......................... 71
Noise reduction.................................. 138
Monochrome photography.................... 56
Regulatory information............................ 4
Shutter priority mode (S)..................... 130
Raw data ............................................ 142
S (Shutter speed priority mode)............. 73
Saturation (image properties)................ 55
Sharpness (image properties)................ 55
Sharpness setting (focusing)................. 60
Quick access........................................ 46
Parts, overview..................................... 20
SD card................................................ 10
Self-timer.............................................. 91
Sensor................................................ 150
Picture sequence.................................. 89
Service....................................... 144 152
Shift..................................................... 72
Short cut.............................................. 46
Safety remarks........................................ 8
Signals, acoustic................................... 53
Silent.................................................... 53
Saving, energy...................................... 49
Playback/Review, automatic....... 116, 117
Smartphone........................................ 130
Sounds................................................. 53
Spot metering, exposure....................... 69
Playback/Review mode....................... 104
Spot metering, focusing........................ 61
Stabilization, recording.......................... 57
Silent operation.................................... 53
Power save........................................... 49
Standby mode....................................... 49
Preview............................................... 116
Storage............................................... 134
Shutter, electronic................................ 93
Sounds................................................. 53
Storage, file........................................ 128
Switching off......................................... 34
Shutter speed, automatic...................... 71
Sync point............................................ 97
Tagging, recordings............................. 112
Tagging/Rating of recordings.............. 116
Submenu.............................................. 41
Technical data..................................... 150
Shutter speed, manual.......................... 67
Thumbwheel................................... 36, 46
Shutter speed, setting........................... 72
Shutter speed setting dial...................... 36
Thumbwheel button......................... 36, 46
Time..................................................... 48
Time, settings....................................... 48
Time lapse ............................................90
Touch AF............................................... 63
Touch control...................................38, 63
Tracking (AF mode)................................62
Transfer, file........................................ 128
Troubleshooting.......................... 136, 152
TTL metering......................................... 95
Updates (firmware).............................. 128
User profile......................................... 123
Video.......................................... 102, 118
Video, from picture series................... 108
Video, settings................................ 58, 59
Video Style........................................... 25
Volume......................................... 53, 118
Warranty................................................. 8
White balance................................. 23, 67
Wi-Fi/WLAN........................................... 6
Zoom ....................................................92
Zoom/Lock button.................... 47 21, 47, 81
Leica FOTOS....................................... 130
Playback/Review displays................... 144
Repairs............................................... 144
Reset.......................................... 128, 146
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Keyword index
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MENU OVERVIEW
MENU Overview
DYNAMIC DIRECT ACCESS
Factory setting
Picture series
Favorites
menu
FN button
l
Self-timer
Focusing
l
Exposure Metering
l
Exposure Compensation
Thumbwheel button
l
l
l
l
l
l
ISO
l
Auto ISO Settings
White Balance
l
l
Photo File Format
l
l
l
l
l
l
JPG Resolution
Color Management
Film Style
l
Scene Modes
Digital Zoom
Optical Image Stabilization
Electronic Shutter
Flash Settings
Exposure Preview
User Profile
l
Video Resolution
Video Settings
Video Style
Capture Assistants
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l
Favorites
menu
FN button
Thumbwheel button
MENU Overview
Display Settings
Auto Playback/Review
Customize Control
Leica FOTOS
l
EN
l
Edit File Names
Reset Image Numbering
Power Saving
Acoustic Signals
Play Mode Setup
Format Card
Camera Information
Date & Time
Language
Reset Camera
STATIC DIRECT ACCESS
Zoom/Lock button
Exposure Compensation
Digital Zoom
Thumbwheel
l
l
Metering memory lock (AEL/AFL, AEL, AFL)
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MENU Overview
EN
DYNAMIC DIRECT ACCESS
Available settings
Favorites
FN button
Thumbwheel button
Picture series
l
l
l
Interval
l
l
l
Bracketing
l
l
l
Self-timer
l
l
l
Focusing
l
l
l
Focus mode
l
l
l
AF mode
l
l
l
Focus assist
l
Auto Enlargement
l
l
Focus Peaking
l
l
Exposure Metering
l
l
l
Exposure Compensation
l
l
l
ISO
l
l
l
Auto ISO Settings
l
l
l
White Balance
l
l
l
Gray Card
l
l
l
l
l
Color Temperature
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menu
Photo File Format
l
l
l
JPG Resolution
l
l
l
Color Management
l
Film Style
l
l
l
Scene Modes
l
l
l
Digital Zoom
l
l
l
Optical Image Stabilization
l
l
l
Electronic Shutter
l
l
l
Flash Settings
l
l
l
menu
Thumbwheel button
Exposure Preview
l
l
User Profile
l
l
l
Video Resolution
l
l
l
l
l
Video Settings
Video Style
l
EVF LCD
l
LCD Brightness
l
EVF Brightness
l
EN
MENU Overview
FN button
l
Favorites
Capture Assistants
Display Settings
Auto Playback/Review
Customize Control
l
Edit Favorites
l
Wheel Assignment
l
l
l
Zoom/Lock button
l
l
l
Leica FOTOS
l
l
l
l
l
l
Zoom/Lock button
Thumbwheel
Edit File Names
Reset Image Numbering
Power Saving
Acoustic Signals
Play Mode Setup
Format Card
STATIC DIRECT ACCESS
Exposure Compensation
l
Digital Zoom
l
Metering memory lock (AEL/AFL, AEL, AFL)
l
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TECHNICAL DATA
Technical data
CAMERA
Designation
Leica Q2
Camera type
Digital 35 mm compact camera
Type no.
4889
Order No.
19 050 EU/JP/US, 19 051 ROW (black)
Buffer memory
DNG™: 14 recordings
JPG: 25 recordings
Storage medium
UHS-II (recommended), UHS-I, SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
Material
Full metal housing: Magnesium die-cast, leather covering
Operating conditions
0/+40°C
Tripod thread
A 1⁄4 DIN 4503 (1⁄4") made of stainless steel in the base
Dimensions (WxHxD)
130 x 80 x 87 mm
Weight
approx. 718 g/637 g (with/without battery)
SENSOR
Sensor size
CMOS sensor, 50.4/47.3 MP (total/actual)
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File formats
Photo: DNG™ (raw data), DNG+JPG, JPG
Video: MP4 (AAC sound recording format)
Picture resolution
DNG™: 8368 x 5584 pixels (46.7 MP)
JPG: 8368 x 5584 pixels (46.7 MP), 6000 x 4000 pixels (24 MP), 4272
x 2848 p ixels (12 MP)
Color depth
14 bit
Color space
Picture: sRGB, ECI-RGB v2.0, Adobe RGB
Video: sRGB
File size
DNG™: 84.4 MB, JPG: Depending on resolution and image content
Video resolution/frame rate
C4K (4096 x 2160 pixels): 24 fps
4K(3840 x 2160 pixels) 24 fps, 30fps
FULL HD(1920 x 1080 pixels): 24 fps, 30 fps, 60 fps, 120 fps
LENS
Designation
Leica Summilux 28 f/1.7 ASPH., 11 lenses in 9 segments, 3 aspherical
lens areas
Lens filter thread
E49
Digital Zoom
Optionally approx. 1.25x (equivalent to 35 mm), approx. 1.8x
(equivalent to 50 mm) or approx. 2.7x (equivalent to 75 mm)
Image stabilization
Visual compensation system for picture and video recordings
Aperture range
1.7 to +16 in 1⁄3 EV increments
VIEWFINDER/LCD PANEL
SHUTTER
Shutter type
Mechanical central shutter or optional electronic shutter
Shutter speeds
Mech. shutter: 120 s to 1⁄2000 s
Electronic shutter function: 1⁄2500 s to 1⁄40000 s
Flash Synchronization: up to 1/500 s
Shutter button
Two-step (1. step: Activation of the camera electronics including
exposure metering and metering memory lock (in aperture priority
mode); 2. step: firing)
Self-timer
Delay time: 2 s or 12 s
Picture series
Continuous Low Speed: 2 fps
Continuous Medium Speed: 6 fps
Continuous Medium Speed: 10 fps
Continuous Super Speed: 20 fps
FOCUSING
Working range
30cm to ∞
With macro setting: from 17 cm
Setting
Automatic (Autofocus) or manual
With manual setting: optional magnifying glass function
(Auto Magnification) and edge marking (Focus Peaking) available as focus
aids
Autofocus system
Based on contrast metering
Autofocus modes
AFs (exposure only after successful focusing), AFc (anytime exposure),
AF setting can be saved
Autofocus metering methods
Spot (can be shifted), Field (can be shifted), Multi-field, Face detection,
object Tracking, optional Touch AF
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Technical Data
Viewfinder (EVF)
Resolution: 3.68 MP, magnification: 0.76x, aspect ratio: 4:3, exit pupil
position: 20 mm, setting range +3/-4 diopters, with eye sensor for
automatic switchover between viewfinder and LCD panel
LCD panel
3” TFT LCD, 1.04 MP, touch control available
EXPOSURE
Exposure metering
TTL (exposure metering through the lens), with working aperture
Exposure Metering Methods
Spot, Center-Weighted, Multi-Field
Exposure modes
Automatic (Szene Programme): P-A-S-M, Full AUTO, Sports, Portrait,
Landscape, Night Portrait, Snow/Beach, Fireworks, Candlelight, Sunset,
Digiscoping, Miniature Effect, Panorama, HDR
Manual: Manual settings for shutter speed and aperture
Exposure Compensation
± 3 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments
Automatic bracketing
3 or 5 exposures, up to ±3 EV, in 1⁄3 EV increments
Shift function: up to ± 9 EV
ISO sensitivity range
Auto ISO: ISO 200 to ISO 50000
Manual: ISO 50 to ISO 50000
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Technical data
EN
White balance
Automatic (Auto), presets (Daylight, Cloudy, Shadow, Tungsten, Flash), one
memory slot for manual measurements (Gray Card), manual color
temperature setting
FLASH
Flash unit connector
About the accessory shoe
Flash sync time
: 1⁄500 s, slower shutter speeds available, automatic changeover to
TTL linear flash mode with HSS-compatible Leica system flash units if
sync time is undercut
Flash exposure metering
Using center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering with Leica flash units (SF
26, 40, 40MkII, 58, 60, 64) or with system-compatible flash units, flash
remote control SF C1
Flash exposure compensation
SF 40: ±2 EV in 1⁄2 EV increments
SF 60: ±2 EV in 1⁄3 EV increments
EQUIPMENT
Microphone
Stereo
Speaker
Mono
WLAN
The Leica FOTOS app is required to use of the WLAN function. The
Leica app is available from the Apple App Store™ or the Google Play
Store™. Complies with WiFi standard IEEE802.11b/g/n, 2.4 GHz,
channel 1-11 (2412-2462 MHz) and Wi-Fi IEEE802.11ac, 2.4 GHz & 5
GHz, channel 39-48 (5180-524 0MHz), channel 52-64 (5260-5320
MHz), channel 100-140 (5500-5700 MHz) (standard WLAN protocol),
encryption method: WLAN-compatible WPA™/WPA2™
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth v4.2 (Bluetooth low Energy (BLE)), 2402 to 2480 MHz
Menu languages
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Simplified
Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean
POWER SUPPLY
Rechargeable battery (Leica BP-SCL4)
Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, rated voltage: 7.2 V (DC); capacity:
1860 mAh (min.), approx. 370 recordings (based on CIPA standard,
without EVF); charging time: approx. 140 min (after deep
discharge); manufacturer: Panasonic Energy (Wuxi) Co. Ltd., Made in
China Panasonic Energy (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. Made in China
Charger (Leica BC-SCL4)
Input: AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.25 A, automatic switchover; output:
DC 8.4 V 0.85 A; manufacturer: Salom Electric (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.,
Made in China
LEICA CUSTOMER CARE
Leica Camera AG
Leica Customer Care
Am Leitz-Park 5
35578 Wetzlar
Germany
Leica Customer Care
Please contact the Customer Care department of Leica Camera AG
for the maintenance of your Leica equipment and for help and
advice regarding Leica products and how to order them. You can
also contact the Customer Care department or the repair service
provided by your regional Leica subsidiary for repairs or warranty
claims.
EN
Phone: +49 (0)6441 2080-189
Fax: +49 (0)6441 2080-339
Email: [email protected]
www.leica-camera.com
LEICA ACADEMY
Have a look at our full seminar program with many interesting workshops on
the topic of photography at:
us.leica-camera.com/Leica-Akademie/Global-Leica-Akademie
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