Unlocking the Power of ISO: How to Change It on the Leica SL2

Piper O'Shanassy07 Jan 2023

The Leica SL2 is a powerful digital camera that gives users the ability to take high-quality photographs and videos. One of the great features available on this model is its ISO settings, which allow photographers to adjust how much light they want their photos and videos to be exposed at. By adjusting your ISO you can change your image’s brightness, saturation or even color with just a few clicks. In this blog post we'll show you how easy it is to modify an existing photo's ISO setting using the Leica SL2 controls so that you can get creative with every shot!

Introduction to the Leica SL2

If you’re a Leica SL2 enthusiast, you know how important it is to use the right ISO setting for your particular photography needs. The proper ISO setting can make or break your final image and help set the mood of every shot you take. In this blog post, we will discuss how to change the ISO on a Leica SL2 camera so that you are able to get desired results from each shot taken with this camera. Join us as we explore just what steps need taking in order for adjustments in these settings!

Explanation of ISO settings

The ISO setting allows you to adjust the sensitivity of your camera’s sensor. When shooting in bright conditions, a low ISO number should be used. This will result in an image with less noise and better detail due to lower sensitivity of the sensor. Conversely, when taking pictures indoors or in dark settings, it may be necessary to increase the ISO value so that more light can reach the camera's sensors without having to use flash or other lighting sources. On Leica SL2 cameras changing this setting is easy; just go into menu mode and select 'ISO'. Use either scroll wheel on top right hand side of body near shutter button or multi-dial at back of body below LCD screen @ rear). Select desired value by scrolling up/down using one these two options (whichever is most comfortable) - Lowest values are generally around 50-100 whereas highest settings tend range from 10k – 12800+.

How to Change the ISO on the Leica SL2

Changing the ISO on a Leica SL2 is easy and can be accomplished with just a few steps. Firstly, to access the ISO settings on your Leica SL2, you will need to press down the Menu button located near the shutter release. This will open up an array of camera options in which you'll locate your ISO control option under "Camera Settings" or something similar depending upon which version of firmware software is installed. Once selected, select either “Auto” if desired or alternatively enter directly into Manual mode where each specific ISO setting can be tailored manually; anything from 100 right through to 102400. After making any necessary adjustments simply click OK using one of two buttons (depending models), i-Function and/or Fn3 keys are commonly used alongside ok menu selection item being displayed above this physical keyboard shortcut through LCD display menu before returning back out onto main photography page viewscreen once more

Tips for choosing an appropriate ISO setting

For photographers looking to get the most out of their Leica SL2, choosing an appropriate ISO setting is a key part of maximizing image results. Selecting too low or high of an ISO can lead to grainy images lacking in detail or overly bright whites and overexposed shadows respectively. The best way to choose the right ISO level for your particular situation is by considering factors such as available light, shutter speed desired and aperture needed before selecting a corresponding value on your camera's menu display. Additionally, many modern digital cameras have automatic settings that make suggestions based on existing lighting conditions which will assist you in making quick decisions without having to manually adjust each time you take new photos!

Using Auto-ISO on the Leica SL2

Using Auto-ISO on the Leica SL2 is a great way to keep your photos properly exposed without manually adjusting ISO settings. To enable it, you'll need to press and hold the ISO button in Manual Mode, then select "Auto" from the list of options. From there, assign one of three values for maximum sensitivity and adjust exposure compensation as needed. The camera will take care of selecting optimal sensitivities for each frame based on changing light levels or subject motion—so all you have to do is focus! Keep in mind that when shooting RAWs with Auto-ISO enabled, some post processing might be required if highlights and shadows are too strong or weak. With these tips in hand you're ready to get out there and start mastering shutter speed control via auto iso capabilities!


In conclusion, learning how to use Auto-ISO on the Leica SL2 is a great way to ensure you are getting optimal picture quality and exposure settings with each shot. It's also easy to switch manually between ISO settings as needed when experimenting or shooting in special situations. With its intuitive controls, quick responses and reliable image quality - even at high ISOs – the Leica SL2 provides plenty of features for photographers to enjoy!

Piper O'Shanassy

Piper O'Shanassy

Piper grew up with a love of animals, which quickly turned into a love of photographing them. She shares her tips and tricks on photography, and hopes she can help you shortcut your expansion of a passion.

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