Let there be light: Leica SL cameras get Profoto Connect Pro compatibility

Profoto Connect Pro for Leica
(Image credit: Profoto)

If you've been waiting for a professional lighting solution for your Leica SL camera, then today is that day! For more than a century, Leica has been manufacturing outstanding precision tools to produce outstanding image quality. This commitment has now been re-emphasized by the cooperation between Leica and leading lighting specialist Profoto. 

Profoto's Connect Pro flash control is now available for the Leica SL camera system, including the Leica SL (opens in new tab), Leica SL2 (opens in new tab) and Leica SL2-S (opens in new tab), which provides SL shooters with fast and precise control when adjusting the balance between ambient light and flash. 

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The Profoto Connect Pro serves as a remote control and central hub between the camera and your flash units, connecting to the camera via the hot shoe, ready to be used immediately. With clear and intuitive controls, this slim flash trigger works reliably and with consistent performance under changing light conditions, where the established TTL and HSS functions can speed up the workflow.

(Image credit: Profoto)

In automatic mode, the flash output is calculated automatically and can then be adjusted with the Connect Pro. In manual mode, photographers have the ability to adjust the exposure according to their personal style, being able to achieve wonderful lighting set-ups to make subjects look their best. 

The Connect Pro, and other Leica-compatible Profoto products, will also be available in selected Leica Stores soon. This is a great relief to Leica users who are often left looking at brand-only solutions, or opting for highly professional products that might be too much for the camera enthusiast to handle. 

Thankfully Profoto offers the best of both worlds, and this new offering will surely increase the amount of Leica users making the most of their systems with flash photography.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specialising in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound and many more for various advertising campaigns, books and pre/post-event highlights.


He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected in to BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 


He is familiar with and shows great interest in medium and large format photography with products by Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa and Sinar and has used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI and everything in between. His work covers the genres of Equestrian, Landscape, Abstract or Nature and combines nearly two decades of experience to offer exclusive limited-edition prints to the international stage from his film & digital photography.