Leica M8 firmware 2.002

The latest Leica M8 firmware update 2.002 is now available (instructions available here).

The update includes:

New function: Detection of 6-bit coding for new M lenses

The 6-bit coding and the correction profiles of the new Leica M lenses LEICA SUMMILUX-M 21mm/f1.4
ASPH., LEICA SUMMILUX-M 24mm/f1.4 ASPH. and LEICA ELMAR-M 24mm/f3.8 ASPH. have been
implemented. The profile of the lens LEICA NOCTILUX-M 50mm/f0.95 ASPH. will be implemented in a later
firmware version before the first shipments will start.

“Bug Fixes“:
a. If LEICA M8.2 cameras are set to the “Discreet” option and to single exposures, an unintended “black
image” may have occurred when the finger was not completely lifted from shutter release button
before pressing it down again for the next shot. (Not valid for LEICA M8 Cameras)
b. Setting “AUTO-ISO” in combination with lens dependent setting of the slowest shutter speed: the
camera will switch to the higher ISO when the shutter speed corresponding to “1/focal length” is
reached (was 1/focal length + 1 f-stop).
c. Correct display of image numbering.
d. Correct display of the fastest sync speed in the menu (1/180s on upgraded M8 and M8.2,
1/250s on M8).

Notes:
a. It is not possible to “downdate” LEICA M8 and M8.2 cameras to previous firmware releases, once the
version 2.002 has been installed.
b. Saved User Profiles will be deleted during the update process and have to be set again after updating
the camera.

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