Leica Firmware Updates

Aug 3, 2011

Leica Updates S2 Firmware
Leica firmware updates for the Leica S2 and Leica S2-P DSLR medium format cameras. Version makes enhancements to the auto-bracketing function and adds a customizing selection to the exisitng menu control buttons on both the Leica S2 and S2-P DSLR cameras. Users that are registered can download the newest firmware through the Owner's location on the Leica website.

The firmware update FW features a revised functions setting for auto-bracketing. the update fixes the shutter-release button only being needed to be pressed one time to employ the full bracketing cycle. This function is specificly useful for capturing bracketed exposures for post-processing of HDRs. In addition, the menu-control button on the camera's top right is now be programmable to create a custom function, giving photographers fast access to menu settings.

This enhancement gives photographers even more options to customize the functions of the Leica S2 and S2-P to adjust to their individual requirements and demands. To download this new firmware update FW, and for installation instructions go to: https://owners.leica-camera.com.

February 18, 2011

Leica announces S system lens software and firmware updates Leica is providing updated firmware for the S lens system and revises the Image Shuttle image software editor. The newest firmware is specifically for the leica 35mm, 70mm, 120mm and 180mm lenses, and the software updates. Immediate download available to registered customers.

Press Release:

Leica Camera offers a new LEICA S lens firmware update and a new Image Shuttle software version Allendale, NJ (February 18, 2011) - Leica Camera, Inc. is pleased to announce the latest S lens firmware update and a new Image Shuttle software version. Users wishing to benefit from the new offerings can now download the firmware and software updates from the “Leica Owners Area” on the Leica website and take advantage of new, improved features.

Available for LEICA SUMMARIT-S 1:2,5 / 35mm ASPH., the LEICA SUMMARIT-S 1:2,5 / 70mm ASPH., the LEICA APO-MACRO-SUMMARIT-S 1:2,5 / 120mm and the LEICA APO-ELMAR-S 1:3,5 / 180mm, the new S lens firmware update optimizes the lens’ performance due to an initializing sequence when turning on the camera and attaching the lens. Users are invited to download the instructions manual prior to updating their lens.

Leica Camera’s new Image Shuttle software update optimizes the compatibility with the current S2 firmware, in addition to improving stability. Furthermore, it allows Quick View to display images in a separate, scalable window immediately after capture when shooting tethered.

The S lens firmware update, the software update and instructions manuals will be available for download to registered S customers starting February 18, 2011 at http://owners.leica-camera.com/

December 22, 2010
Leica publishes firmware update for the Leica S2

Leica has published a function-augmenting firmware update for the S2 medium format camera. Version includes lossless DNG compression, ups the burst rate to 1.5 frames per second and boosts maximum time for exposure to 125 seconds. This revision also extends the ability to work togather to 64GB UDMA cards, adds additional options for AF/AE button, and increases advancements to the AF preview and performance histogram. Registered owners may download this newest firmware update on Leica's website within the Owner's Area.

Press Release:

LEICA S2 firmware update FW is now available Solms, Germany (December 22, 2010) - Leica Camera AG has released a new firmware update for the Leica S-System. All LEICA S2 and S2-P cameras will now be supplied with the latest firmware version. Users wishing to bring their camera up-to-date can now download the firmware update from the “Owners Area” on the Leica website and take advantage of the latest improvements.

“Our close cooperation with photographers gives us not only an opportunity to constantly develop and improve the Leica S-System, but also allows us to address the precise needs of professional photographers. Therefore, the latest update, FW, includes quite a number of suggestions and wishes determined during discussions with professional users. The result is a wide range of improvements for applications, features and functions as well as the handling of the S2,” reports Stephan Schulz, product manager for the Leica S-System at Leica Camera AG.

The FW firmware update enables a multitude of enhanced camera functions. These include, for instance, lossless DNG compression. This offers particular benefits by reducing file sizes from around 75MB to around 40MB and increasing the burst-rate capability to 14 consecutive exposures (at 1.5 frames per second). Both of these factors depend on the image content. At the same time, DNG compression leads to faster file-saving and transfer times when shooting tethered. Further new features of the firmware update are a new maximum exposure time of 125 seconds, shutter speed section in bulb mode (with the new firmware, the setting wheel can now be used to select the shutter speeds directly) and a setting option for highlight and shadow level warnings.

Existing camera functions have also been improved in the firmware update FW This applies, for instance, to the histogram display in automatic review mode. This display option has now been enlarged for improved legibility. Furthermore, the update also allows the expansion of memory card compatibility to include 64GB UDMA6 cards and offers additional setting options for the AF/AE memory button. Autofocus precision has increased even more and focusing on very small subject details is, above all, greatly improved


Leica firmware update for M8 and M8.2 rangefinders
July 9, 2010. Leica firmware update for its M8 and M8.2 digital rangefinders. Version 2.005 for the both cameras fixes the 'Shutter Fault' error that can occurs when shooting multiple images. The firmware is available for immediate download from the company's website.


The firmware is now available for download from Leica's website.

Click to download firmware v2.005 for the Leica M8 and M8.2 rangefinders


Leica has released a firmware update for its M9 digital rangefinder. Version 1.116 brings in a host of improvements including enchanced magenta color shift correction for listed wide-angle lenses and a new, ISO setting-related, vignetting correction. The firmware is available for immediate download for registered M9 users.

Click here for more information and to download the firmware*

* The firmware is currently available only for registered M9 users.

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