Leica has informed buyers of its new Monochrom Typ 246 digital camera that the DNG files created by the black & white camera are incompatible with Apple’s new Photos for OS X app. Using the Photos to import shots from the camera could result in the Photos library becoming corrupted.
“With the new Apple ‘Photos’ App, when loading Monochrom DNG files from the new Monochrom, the library will crash continuously on loading,” Leica wrote in a service advisory published by Red Dot Forum. “This may cause the Apple Photos library to be destroyed. This means that pictures previously taken with any other camera will be lost.”
Leica is telling its customers not to use the Photos app with the DNG files from the Monochrom Typ 246 until a solution for the issue is found. Leica recommends using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC/6 to process Monochrom DNG files until a fix is released.
Leica is working with Apple on a fix, which will likely comes as an update to the Photos for OS X app.