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New Firmware for M8 and M9???

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Hi everybody,

I saw on the leica forum blog that leica will be accepting beta testers for a new M8/M9 firmware.

Does anybody know what this firmware will include?

This is very exciting that Leica still is updating the M8.

 

Thanks,

Kyle

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It could just be adding coding for new lenses, who knows?

 

Presumably the beta testers will be told what to look for.

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In addition to the internal tests in Solms, Leica would like to provide the beta version to some Leica Forum members. As a large, committed community able to test in a short time a enormous range of lenses and light situations, user feedback will be invaluable in developing this new firmware.
If it's just for adding new lenses forum members won't have much work i guess. A good way to avoid whinings here though.

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If it's just for adding new lenses forum members won't have much work i guess. A good way to avoid whinings here though.

 

I assume they'll send you the new lenses too <grin>

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maybe it eliminates those red edges that some have made an industry of complaining about.

 

perhaps it will speed up the AF:D

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Maybe it will also add the option to choose your lens in the camera for the m8 so I wont have to code 3rd party lenses anymore

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Maybe it will also add the option to choose your lens in the camera for the m8 so I wont have to code 3rd party lenses anymore

Would be great indeed but i would not bet on this.

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Guest Ming Rider

A mate of mine that works for Leica says that for the M8 it will add Full Frame capability, a Manual Shutter Advance Lever, a Cartier-Bresson Mode (??), 2000 Shots per Battery Charge option and an exclusive Press Pass Mode for ALL M8 owners to Top Social Gatherings.

 

Oh and some boring software updates as well.

Edited by Ming Rider

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Hi everybody,

I saw on the leica forum blog that leica will be accepting beta testers for a new M8/M9 firmware.

 

Any way to enlist the brave party? I'm afraid of nothing

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Leica Camera already told us one area that the next firmware will be aimed at.

 

 

"We did an improvement in a previous update, using the vignetting correction, this improved the effect visibly. But unfortunately we had to recognize that even this was not enough. There are still some complaints, therefore we decided to apply additional correction algorithms for the critical lenses. But developing these need unfortunately some time, because some sequences in the internal data management have to be changed, this is always a difficult and risky modification. Of course correcting this on a PC is an easy thing. But letting the camera do this needs a very simple algorithm, because we would not accept any delay in DNG mode.

We are planning to offer this update as soon as possible, but it will need at least until spring 2011. I hope this answer helps you understand the confusion about the red edges."

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What is really surprising, that there seems to be some hope for a new M8-firmware addressing the problems hinted at in the above quotation from Leica.

 

I always thought I was the only M8-user complaining about this in the whole forum.

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It will reduce noise at high ISO, as every other release has done ...... for some people

 

And the shutter will be quieter...

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