leica sl

Leica SL
Leica SL
Leica SL setup instructions for stop motion animation or time-lapse photography with Dragonframe

Supported Versions

Requires Dragonframe 5.2.0 or newer.

Live View

The Leica SL provides a live view via its USB connection. The live view size is 640 x 432.

Camera Settings

Dragonframe controls the Leica SL ISO, shutter speed, aperture (with digital lens), image quality, and size.


Leica support is currently considered 'experimental'. Please let us know about your experience with it!

Product Info

You can find the Leica SL manual and specifications at the Leica website.

Setup Instructions

  1. Create a new scene or open an existing scene. (Dragonframe will not connect to your camera unless you have a scene open.)
  2. Power your camera by AC power if possible, or use a fully charged battery.
  3. Close any other applications that might connect to your camera.
    • - For macOS, Open Image Capture, select your camera, then in pop up area in lower-left select Connection camera opens: No application. (See Picture)
  4. Make sure Dropbox is not a client of the camera.
  5. You may need to quit Google Backup and Sync, since it can interfere with the camera even if you turn off syncing.
  6. If you have anti-virus software, white-list Dragonframe so that it may access your camera.
  7. Set Exposure Control Mode to Manual.
  8. Set AF Mode to Field.
  9. Connect your camera to the computer with an appropriate USB cable.
  10. Proceed to the Cinematography workspace to adjust the camera exposure settings, check focus, and take test shots.