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I really would like to see a firmware update for the Q soon. I personally think it is long overdue. I have had the Q since june 2015 and the small things are really staring to bugging me a lot. Don´t get me wrong, it is a fantastic machine for taking pictures, but I sometimes feel the Q could be a even better camera. Alt least for my purposes. All may not agree. What I would like to see is the following. It should be able to do in a FW update: • Being able to have the option turn the back screen off and use it for menus and image review only. • Being able to have the option to turn of movie mode. • A functioning AEL button on the back. Right now it´s just plain wrong. • Better customisation of the available buttons. • DNG only option • EVF brightness adjustment. If I get one or two I will be happy, but i´m starting to loose faith in that any will ever come. Anyone missing anything else?
Dear All, I have a nagging feeling that Leica HQ has forgotten an ignored it's digital M users! One year now and counting, and still no FW update to the digital M 240 platform cameras. There are a number of seemingly simple problems to fix, by no new FW updates for the M 240 for more than one year. I posses, and are still using most M cameras from my M3 SS (except the M5), up to and including my M P (Typ 240) and M Mono (Typ 246). I still enjoy analogue M, and they "chew" T-MAX 100 ISO 30 ft by the numbers. Fine as the M 240 is, there are a number of annoying problems that are easy to fix, but still no new FW from Leica HQ after more than one year. Have they forgotten us? But seriously, whay not fix what can be improved or polished!? One very annoying feature I encounter almost every day, is the completely imbesil control FW of the GPS MF grip, and not to mention SD card problems and EVF lockups! As an example, I went to PhotoKina last year, and stayed at a hotel (Marriott) close to the Køln Cathedral, a 25 minute walk to the PhotoKina exhibition area, a walk that is mostly in open air and in excellent view of the sky. During this walk the M 240 GPS does not manage to get a single position fix for the whole walk! After reaching the PhotoKina entrance, I had to sit down for more than ten minutes until the GPS got a position fix. Traversing the streets of Køln for four days, my images have only a few GPS position fixes. I contacted Leica about this problem, and they sent me a new GPS, only to experience the same problems thereafter. I love the M lenses and enjoy the RF experience, but this is 2015 and Leica need to take the die hard M users seriously by fixing whatever problems that can be fixed in FW in a timely manor. I realise that I am plain stupid, having spent close to 100k Euros on digital Ms and lenses since the introduction of the digital M8! But I feel left out in the dark and ignored by Leica not making the most of what it should by releasing timely updates to the M FW. Look at Fuji, they give customers a "new" camera even after several years, by issuing FW updates with new functionality! The M 240 is a great camera, but it could be so much more if Leica only wanted and recognised it's responsibility to users already invested in the system. I know that there are a lot of Leica fanboys out there that think that any change is "evil" and should note be implemented. However, I think the community og photographers that genuinely would like the M to be as usable as possible, and this can be accomplished by FM updates. I love the RF experience, but please save me from bad engineering, and fix the minor quirks, the M 240 could be a much better camera! I am not asking for autofocus or 100000 ISO, I just want a stable predictable digital M RF camera, and I think there are many others that wish for the same! Best regards Trond
Perhaps we could try to gather wishes for firmware update in a designated thread. Such a collection of wishes & demands have turned useful for other systems, so let's have a go here as well. A few starters picked up from other threads: * Ability to use the 4-way back button for back-focussing (yes, please....) * Ability to change aperture on L-lenses when in video mode * Add 24 fps in video mode