Leica M10 Fast Start

Lesson 17/19 - Date & Time & Language Menus


Leica M10 Fast Start


Lesson Info

Date & Time & Language Menus

Date and time is, obviously, gonna be diving into a little submenu that's controlling the information. If you wanna put it on Auto GPS Time, when you have the Visoflex attached, it'll automatically pick up time information from the orbiting satellites. And trust me, that time is usually very, very accurate. And so that's a good thing to get if you are using that system. You can choose which time zone you are in, choose whether you are in daylight savings time or not, which makes it a lot easier changing when you go in and out of daylight savings time rather than going into the hour and keep on bumping that forward or back all the time. Date Setting, you can also choose different formats for the date, whether you want the year first or last in there is an option. And then, of course, choosing the Time Setting. You can also choose in here between 12 and 24-hour time clocks, whatever your preference. Now there is a internal battery in this camera that you do not change. And that picks up ...

a small charge from the rechargeable battery that goes in there. And that will hold the date information for about two months. And so if you store your camera for two months, the battery's dead, or you take the battery out, that date and time might need to be reset after that period of time. A lot of different languages we can have for the menu system in there. And then if you wanna reset the camera settings in here, you can reset the camera and then go in and reset the wireless settings, the user profiles, and the image numbering if you want to. I mentioned before that you should reformat any SD card that is new to this camera. And so if you are coming from a different brand of camera or a brand new memory card, I highly recommend reformatting your card. In fact, I like to reformat the card anytime I go out on a new shoot. I wanna have a nice, clean, fresh card that has the maximum amount of space available on it. Image Numbering will give us a submenu where we can choose a few different options when it comes to the way the files are stored and the numbers that are on there. And so first option is you can create a new folder if you want. You could have two different folders for two different projects that you're working on, so that the photos don't get put in the same folder. It just keeps things separated, is nice for times when you don't have a computer around to really make those sorts of arrangements. You can go in and you can select the name of the folder. You can change part of the file name of the photos that you shoot. If you wanna change the first three, four letters, numbers of the file name, you can change that to your initials, for instance. The camera automatically is going to add a count number to the images that you shoot. And if you would like to reset this back to zero, you can. You don't wanna have too many images that have the same file number in your filing system longterm. So it's probably pretty good just to let this file count normally. But then it's a good idea once you have your images into your computer system, to rename your files. Because if you shoot more than 10,000 photos, you'll end up with duplicate file names, potentially. And so it's a good system to rename your files, so they don't have any sort of problem.

Class Description

The Leica M10 appears to be a simple camera, but it’s a modern digital camera with unlimited capabilities. Join expert photographer John Greengo as he gives you all the information you need to understand this unique camera's capabilities.

John will discuss:

  • The all new menu system with a customizable favorites menu.
  • Recommended settings.
  • The camera’s traditional viewfinder and how it provides full exposure and focus information.
  • How to work with the Leica lenses.

The simple controls of the Leica M10 disguise many of the camera’s special capabilities. John will explain all of the highlights of this camera so that you’ll be able to capture the images you love. 


Guy Neal

I am migrating from the Leica Q to the Leica M10. Though I know my way around a Leica digital camera, the Leica M10 is my first rangefinder. I wanted someone to quickly walk me through the front/back/top/bottom of the M10. John Greengo was the perfect guide. This class is "as advertised - a "fast start" for those who prefer not to page through a fairly dense owner's manual. I especially appreciated that the lessons were broken into small chunks - so I could skip the lesson on the wifi setup, for example. And kudos to the person who prepares the amazing slide decks. While there are two dozen free Youtube videos that review the M10, they do not convey the helpful information you get in this excellent class.

Simon Johnson

John does a great job of going through every aspect of using the M10. There's not a dial, stitch button or menu item that isn't comprehensively covered. He uses simple, but effective graphics to explain what's happening. He also touches on the fundamentals of photography and throws in some tips and secrets. I can't imagine anyone doing a better job than John. I'm a Leica Q owner, that's just about to upgrade to an M10 so this course has been very useful indeed.