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Firmware v.1.91 for M8 available

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When I download with Macintosh Safari, I get a file named m8-1_091.upd.xml, Should I rename the file without the .xml extension.

 

Thanks,

Ken

 

Ken,

 

To be on the safe side, I would install the free Firefox browser - it is much better for most things than Safari anyway. It downloads files much more cleanly than Safari. On Macs you can sometimes think you have renamed files when you have not.

 

Wilson

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I would like some clarification here.

 

My formatted disk has DCIM and under that 100leica directories on it, and that's all.

I have a file called m8-1_091.upd.xml.

 

Do I put this in the root or in one of the above-mentioned directories?

 

tnx.

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I like Firefox better anyway and it did download fine here . Takes but just a few minutes to download

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I would like some clarification here.

 

My formatted disk has DCIM and under that 100leica directories on it, and that's all.

I have a file called m8-1_091.upd.xml.

 

Do I put this in the root or in one of the above-mentioned directories?

 

tnx.

 

 

Bill need to get rid of the XML extention and yes put it on the root of the SD card. maybe i will do a you sendit . may make it easier for folks

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(Still waiting for a lens to arrive.)

 

The most important fix of all:

 

Did they fix the word "dependant"?

 

That stuck out like a sore thumb for me... and I'm in the visual arts...

 

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I just installed mine, and the camera recognized the file even with the .xml extension.

 

The firmware seems to be fine. Dare I say that white balancing looks improved? I haven't tried it under tungsten light yet so I'm not sure but here in the office under daylight fluorescents it looks better than it did.

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(Still waiting for a lens to arrive.)

 

The most important fix of all:

 

Did they fix the word "dependant"?

 

That stuck out like a sore thumb for me... and I'm in the visual arts...

 

 

Not sure i understand Jack

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I am looking at the instructions that I downloaded and even tho I can't understand the German, I can see the screen shot of the directory, and the update is in the root.

 

the screen shot shows that the xml extension is gone, so I'm going to strip my filename and try an update.

 

tnx.

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Bill need to get rid of the XML extention and yes put it on the root of the SD card. maybe i will do a you sendit . may make it easier for folks

 

Guy,

 

If someone's browser is appending an .xml suffix from the Leica website, will not it do it from the yousendit website too. If one doesn't want to install Firefox, The only other way is to email it to people as an attached file but it may be too big for some email servers.

 

Wilson

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It's like 4.4 mgs so e-mail is out. It sould work okay from you send it. Let me know

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OK.

1. download the m8-1_091.upd.xml file.

2. rename it, stripping off the .xml portion and copy this to a formatted SD card, in the root, next to the DCIM directory.

3. load the card in the camera; power on; hit the shutter button; hit the play button.

4. Follow the directions (say yes).

5. When it's done (about 1 min), you will be instructed to restart the camera.

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Whao!!

You have got a time machine to go backwards ?

 

Do you not have the same problem?? your brain is 2 days behind your body

:D

 

I meant to type 28 not 26

LOL

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Guy, yes it worked.

 

It's a good thing the screen shot was in the German-language instructions. The file is shown there without the .xml extension.

 

Worked fine. I like the additional info on the upper bar.

 

Thanks for responding.

 

Regards to all,

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Guy,

 

If someone's browser is appending an .xml suffix from the Leica website, will not it do it from the yousendit website too. If one doesn't want to install Firefox, The only other way is to email it to people as an attached file but it may be too big for some email servers.

 

Wilson

 

Download works on windoze just fine. IE 6 and IE 7. But I have seen this happen before (where the extension of the file is just wrong). I honestly don't know what causes it; can't be server-side if other folks can get it...

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The 'Beam me up, Scotty' problem is fixed. Now when you take a picture after the camera sleeps it no longer has the rainbow beam pattern. It does not take the picture immediately as it did before, but rather waits a few seconds after the shutter is pressed. This is much better than what it did before. Also, I believe the tungsten white balance is much improved but need some more test shots to be sure.

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dependent (adj., n.), dependant (n.)

 

 

The adjective is always spelled dependent and means “hanging from, contingent on, relying on or supported by, or addicted to”: The necklace has a large diamond with several smaller ones dependent from its setting. I am wholly dependent on my father’s monthly check. He is said to be drug-dependent. In American English the noun is nearly always spelled dependent too, as in He declared three dependents on his tax form, although occasionally you will see the noun spelled the British way, dependant.

 

Still with the "a"after the update, I'm afraid - try and be brave :-)

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Hmmm... am I going crazy or have Leica changed the file on the german web page back to ver. 1.09

 

The file that's there now is m8-1_09.upd 4,545 KB, the file on Yousendit is m8-1_091.upd 4,564 KB

 

 

Bob.

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You are not going crazy, but someone obviously is. It changed. I downloaded it from the German Leica page 30 minutes ago, and now it is gone.

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