Leica M10 Fast Start

Lesson 14/19 - EVF/Display & User Profiles Menus


Leica M10 Fast Start


Lesson Info

EVF/Display & User Profiles Menus

The EVF/display control heads us into another sub-menu. This is gonna help choose which things turn on when certain things happen. When you play back an image, do you want it to go to the LCD display, or the EVF, or automatically go onto whichever one is active? Auto is gonna work pretty good here. If you're looking through the viewfinder to shoot photos, and you wanna play back an image, and you reach up and press the playback button, it's gonna show it to you in the viewfinder, and then as you move your eye away, it's gonna switch it to the LCD. It's a very system, so that you can look at images in bright sunlight and see them very clearly, 'cause you don't have sunlight on the screen in that case. I think auto works out very well in this for most cases. If you are using live view, do you want to use the display on the back of the camera, the EVF automatically? Or, if you don't like live view turning on, because you accidentally press that button from time to time, you can completely...

disable it. The auto review is what happens after you shoot a photo. It automatically reviews the image, so that you can see the image that you just shot, and which display do you want that to go to? Normally in the auto mode, it'll just go to whichever one is active and on at the time that you're looking and composing your image. User profiles, another little sub-menu we're gonna dive into here. You can make a ton of adjustments in the menu system, and you can save it as a standard. First option here, standard profile is just kind of your standard setup, the way the camera comes from the factory, but you can go in and select four different user settings the way you like to have your camera set up. Maybe you like to have your camera set up for a monochrome shooting situation, where you have little bit more contrast, a little bit more saturation. You have something different turned on with your focusing aids, a variety of different settings. Maybe you shoot JPG. Maybe you shoot raw, or a combination of them. You can program all of these in here. What we'll be able to do is you'll be able to set your camera up as you would normally want to use it, and then you would come in and you would save it as a user profile. If you wanna shoot black and white images and have a setting for this, you go ahead and set it into the monochrome mode, make any other adjustments, maybe with the sharpness and contrast, playback modes, clipping, other things that you wanna change in the camera. You would come to save user profile and choose one through four, and then you would save it in there. You'll get a little window that asks you, do you want to save setting as a user profile? You would select yes and enter. If you want, you can go in and you can rename these files. So, it's not just profile number one. It's black and white number one or street photography or portrait mode, and you can then quickly switch between these. If you want you can even export these to a memory card. You can either save them on a memory card or you could transfer them to another M10 camera. Either way, you can save them to a card right in the camera. If you have them on a card, you can also import them. If they're coming from a different camera, or perhaps another user set up some profiles that you really like, you can transfer them from one camera to the next. There's some interesting options so that you don't have to go into the menu system to make a lot of changes. Now, if you add this whole user profiles to your favorites menu, it's gonna make things very, very quick and easy to set, 'cause you'd hit the menu. You would end up on your favorites. Select this. Make a quick setting. It's a very quick in and out to get the exact settings that you want.

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.