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Leica will put online new firmware updates for the Leica S and the Leica S2 / S2-P during photokina 2014. The updates will adapt the systems to the new Summicron-S 100 mm f/2 ASPH. and  contains some additional improvements for the Leica S.

Leica S Update: Improvements

Here are the improvements provided with the firmware version 2.4.0.0 for the Leica S:

  • Leica S frontA completely reprogrammed autofocus algorithm that improves AF performance and enables significantly faster and more precise focusing
  • An optimised AF drive control for all S-Lenses
  • Improved predictive object tracking in continuous AF mode (predictive AF).
  • GPS precision has also been optimised. Local coordinates are now saved to image files only when the GPS signal is no older than five minutes.

The firmware updates for the Leica S (FW 2.4.0.0.) and S2/S2-P (FW 1.4.0.0.) cameras also support the Summicron-S 100 mm f/2 ASPH. and ensure optimum functional compatibility.

The Update can be downloaded on September 16th, 2014 free of charge from the Leica website.

Here is the full official press release:

Available photokina 2014:
Firmware updates for the LEICA S (FW 2.4.0.0.), LEICA S2/S2-P (FW 1.4.0.0.) and all Leica S-Lenses

Leica Camera AG presents new firmware updates for the Leica S-System. Users wishing to bring their cameras and lenses up to date can download the new firmware (available September 16th, 2014) for the Leica S Type 006 (FW 2.4.0.0.) and the Leica S2/S2-P (FW 1.4.0.0) free of charge from the Leica website and take advantage of the enhancements.

In particular FW 2.4.0.0, the firmware update for the Leica S (Type 006), optimises numerous functions, considerably improves the performance of the camera and all Leica S-Lenses and represents the most comprehensive firmware update since the launch of the Leica S-System. In addition to a completely reprogrammed autofocus algorithm that improves AF performance and enables significantly faster and more precise focusing, the update also includes optimised AF drive control for all S-Lenses. The update also provides improved predictive object tracking in continuous AF mode (predictive AF). GPS precision has also been optimised. Local coordinates are now saved to image files only when the GPS signal is no older than five minutes.

Further, the firmware updates for the Leica S (FW 2.4.0.0.) and Leica S2/S2-P (FW 1.4.0.0.) cameras also support the Leica Summicron-S 100 mm f/2 ASPH., currently the fastest portrait telephoto lens in the medium-format segment, and ensure optimum functional compatibility when mounted on Leica S (Type 006), S2 and S2-P cameras.

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