Leica SL Lightroom Presets Download
Finally I bring you my 4 favourite MrLeica Adobe Lightroom presets for the Leica SL camera. I say 4 and as like my Panasonic Lumix S5 LR preset pack, I could not chose 3 so the download bundle is 3+1 free (4)!
NEW! 4 Lightroom presets for the Leica SL camera
As I shoot more colour photos than I did in the past, I included 2 colour Lightroom presets in additional to the 2 black and white LR presets.
- MrLeica Leica SL Col-Old
- MrLeica Leica SL Col-Pop
- MrLeica Leica SL B&W1
- MrLeica Leica SL B&W2
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How I edit photos with Lightroom presets
As someone with never enough time in the day, I need my photo editing process to be as streamlined as efficient as possible. After 10+ years of model photography my approach is now as follows.
- Be happy with the viewfinder image before pressing the shutter
- Check white balance if shooting with B&W preview
- Shoot in camera RAW
- Upload all RAW files to Adobe Lightroom on the computer
- Apply a MrLeica LR preset to the first image
- Paste preset across all images in Lightroom (“Sync”)
- Quickly review the images and fix exposure / as needed
- Export all images small size
- Send all images to the model
- Export a few favourites, full size to edit for Flickr / Instagram
- Open these in Photoshop, add a border/ fix skin if needed/ etc
Two colour presets for the Leica SL camera
1) MrLeica Leica SL Col-Old LR preset
This Lightroom preset was developed to give a lower saturation look. It can suit portraits and I especially like it for travel photography. The preset gives a reduced contrast flatter finish and I found it worked great with my winter images from Poland. (*Most portraits in Poland were shot in B&W with artificial light as there was very little daylight).
Example photos – Leica SL RAW files + Col-Old LR preset
2) MrLeica Leica SL Col-Pop Lightroom preset
Normally if I shoot colour I tend to go for something with a bit more pop. I tend to prefer colour images with more saturation and vibrancy so this Leica SL Lightroom preset works well for that look. I found that I used this LR preset a lot when we had blue skies and sunshine in Tenerife but it can brighten up a grey winter day too.
Example photos – Leica SL RAW files + Col-Pop LR preset
Example photos are shot with modern Leica M mount lenses including the Voigtlander APO-Skopar 90mm f2.8, Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 50mm f2 and the compact Voigtlander Ultron 35mm f2. I also used a modern Sigma DG DN L mount lens and vintage Leica R lenses. (To give you an idea of the lens sharpness and rendering).
Two B&W Lightroom presets for the Leica SL
Often my Leica preset packs have one high contrast black and white preset and one lower contrast B&W. For the Leica SL camera it was less clear cut so I just named the the B&W presets “One” and “Two”. They were developed independently and do give different looks.
1) MrLeica Leica SL B&W1 Lightroom preset
The first Leica SL black and white preset was developed to process all my Tenerife trip images.
Example photos – Leica SL RAW files + B&W1 Leica LR preset
These example photos were shot with both modern Leica M mount lenses and older Leica R lenses on the Leica SL.
2) MrLeica Leica SL B&W2 Lightroom preset
My second Leica B&W preset for the Leica SL came after my trip to Poland. I was able to develop this LR preset and pretty much paste it across the 3000+ images from the trip. (I later went back through them and flipped some to colour but that’s normally how I use my presets).
Example photos – Leica SL RAW files + B&W2 Adobe LR preset
Lightroom presets for Leica SL camera download
Special bundle offer giving 4 Leica SL presets for the price of only 3 + 1 FREE!
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Need more Lightroom presets for your Leica SL?
Even though I develop my Lightroom presets to suit a specific camera file they can be used with any camera. When I first bought my Leica SL camera I didn’t have time to make presets before multiple model shoots so I found myself using the MrLeica Pansonic Lumix S5 presets on the Leica files. They worked great so if you are looking for a wider selection of presets to use see that post.
Are you a Leica CL user?
If you use the APS-C mirrorless Leica CL I can confirm that these presets work fine on that camera too. For the Voigtlander 90mm f2.8 APO-Skopar video and the Voigtlander Heliar 50mm f1.5 video I used the Leica SL and CL cameras. To obtain a consistent look across the images I applied the Leica SL Lightroom preset to all files from both cameras.
All MrLeica Custom Presets – Download Here
My Leica Lightroom presets currently include:
- Leica CL Presets (More info + Example images) (x3 Bundle)
- Leica M8 Presets (More info + Example images) (x3 Bundle)
- Leica M9 Presets – Coming Soon!
- Leica M10 Presets (x3 Bundle)
- Leica M240 Presets (x3 Bundle)
- Leica Q B&W Preset (x1)
- Leica SL2 B&W Preset (x1)
- Leica SL2-S B&W Preset (x1)
- Leica Look Presets for Panasonic LUMIX S5 (x3 Bundle) +1 Free!
- FilmInspired Toned B&W Preset (x1)
- Filter Effect Leica Lightroom Presets (x1)
Add your own signature look
If you like my Lightroom presets but you have your own signature look I recommend that you save the preset as a new file called MrLeicaXXX-v2 or “improved” etc. You can apply my Leica SL preset as a base edit then increase/ reduce sharpness, contrast, saturation, vignetting to taste. Going forward you can then use your version 2 preset and hopefully that will speed up your editing.
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