Leica has released a the firmware update v.188.8.131.52 for the Leica S (Type 007). In addition to improvements in autofocus, white balance and usability, some bugs have been fixed.
In this article Jono Slack shares his feelings and experience about the new Leica S (Typ 007). He has tested the camera at the Latitude festival in Suffolk and shoot bands and people.
The new Leica products introduced at the photokina 2014 are already available for pre-order at several US dealers
Finally Leica has officially introduced the Summicron-S 100 mm f/2 ASPH for the Leica S system. The portrait focal length will be available for $8,590 (6,500 Euros) in authorized Leica dealers from September 2014.
Leica will put online new firmware updates for the Leica S and the Leica S2 / S2-P at photokina 2014. The updates will adapt the systems to use of the new Summicron-S 100 mm f/2 ASPH. and in case of the Leica S contains some additional improvements.
Leica will increase prices for several lenses on July 1, 2014. Save money and buy or pre-order at the following dealers.
Soon Leica customers can trade in any SLR or medium format camera (film or digital) for the purchase of a new Leica S and receive a $5,000 instant credit.