Leica S: Firmware update for Leica's medium-format cameras
Step forward 007 and 006, your new toys are ready. Leica's range-topping S series, well beyond the pockets (or muscles) of us mere mortals, are getting a firmware upgrade. You can download it, just like the hoipolloi do with their second-class Ms, or take it to Leica for a personal valet. But this comes with a proviso: You must accept "expert advice on Leica cameras".
New features of firmware 126.96.36.199 for the Leica S include a revised layout for the top display panel, a new "rating function" in image playback supported by Adobe products and much faster access to tagged images. In addition, the most recently used zoom setting in review mode is now saved, enabling faster assessment of image sharpness and focus. Finally, perhaps in a Germanic nod to Brexit, distances shown in the top deck panel can now be shown in feet.
Firmware updates for Leica S cameras now available
13 September 2016
New firmware updates are available today for the Leica S-System. Registered owners can log in to the Leica Owners’ Area and download the new firmware version 188.8.131.52 for the Leica S (Typ 007) and 2.5.0 for the Leica S/S-E (Typ 006) medium format cameras, or take their camera to a Leica Store or Leica Customer Care in the UK for a complimentary update service.
Leica works in close collaboration with users on the continuous development and optimisation of its products. As a result, a number of improvements in this latest firmware update are based on the direct recommendations and suggestions of professional photographers.
The new features of Firmware Update 184.108.40.206 include a revised layout for the top plate display panel, which now provides even more information for the user. The new ‘Rating Function’ is supported by Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC and Bridge CC software, and improves the workflow of selecting images – giving users much faster access to the images they have tagged.
With this firmware update, the most recently used zoom setting in review mode is now saved, enabling faster assessment of image sharpness/focus when reviewing a specific part of a picture. Distances displayed on the top panel can also be shown in feet, and it is now possible to see the remaining recording time when shooting video. Also new in this update is the ‘PC’ symbol, which indicates when the camera is connected to a computer. In addition to the above, the first resistance point of the shutter release now displays the number of exposures remaining for sequential shooting (maximum buffer memory) in the viewfinder, and the new ‘mirror-up’ icon appears on the camera monitor screen.
For further details, please visit: http://uk.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-S/About-the-S- System
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