Leica M 240 firmware update now available for download

The new Leica M 240 firmware update is now available for download. Here is the full list of improvements:

  • Improved description of the lens type in Exif-Data
  • Live view is now possible with every lens (including older screw lenses via an adapter) using “manual lens detection”
  • A “Video off” option is now available in the Set menu (see submenu item “Video recording”). The M-Button on the Top-cover is deactivated when this option is chosen.
  • The Horizon (level) is now visible in Live View, overlaying the live image. This additional info-screen is enabled using the menu item “Horizon”
  • New menu item “Exposure Simulation”
    - Exposure simulation -> Permanent: Live View accurately shows image brightness according to the shutter speed and aperture set in manual exposure (as long as the chosen exposure time is shorter than 1/30s)
    - Exposure simulation -> Release button half-pressed: Image brightness in live view is adjusted for best visibility, regardless of the actual exposure half pressing the shutter button shows the actual exposure
  • Extended Auto ISO options
    - All Auto ISO options are now visible using the ISO button
    o Extra options for “Maximum Exposure Time” - 1x, 2 x, or 4x focal length - can be selected to help avoid camera shake when using auto ISO and long lenses.- “Auto ISO in M mode” is now offered as an option. This varies ISO sensitivity for correct exposure when shutter speed and aperture are set manually.
    - Alternatively the camera chooses the previous manually chosen ISO speed.
  • Crop marks
    In Live View, new crop marks for 3:4 / 6:7 / 1:1 / and 16:9 aspect ratios can be displayed. By pressing the up/down keys, the crop marks are superimposed on the live view screen (without additional information)
  • Korean language
    Korean is now available as a menu language
  • During video recording, 1/25s is now used instead of 1/24s. This reduces flicker effects with 50Hz mains voltage
  • Exposure bracketing settings are now saved when the camera is switched off
  • Direct exposure correctionAn “EV correction” option in the menu enables direct adjustment.
    So EV compensation can be altered by turning the thumb wheel, without having to press additional buttons.
  • New Light Metering Mode “Classic / LV disabled”
    In this mode, only Classic light-metering is possible; the LV button is disabled to avoid the activation of live view by accident.
  • New menu item “Focus Peaking”
    For improved visibility, the color of focus peaking can now be set to red, green or blue.
  • Better display of GPS location data
    Position is now shown for JPG files in Adobe Lightroom®
    Where the GPS signal is weak, the last position is now deleted after 5min instead of 24h as in previous firmware versions.
  • Bugfix in Live View at high temperatures
    Occasional malfunction of Live View at high temperatures has been fixed
  • Bugfix in light metering (Live view)
  • Bugfix regarding sensor cleaning function
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  • Camaman

    Big improvements.
    Some things you can’t believe werent there, but…

    Great that they are keeping up though.

  • hexx

    Can you still zoom only to the center of image when using LV?

    • ADam

      Yep only centre zoom still. One day maybe 😀

      • hexx

        Grrrr that’s shame. Still thinking about getting M and pair it with other lenses I have in various mounts.

        • Adam

          Not worth it for non RF lenses.. If I were you, I’d sooner buy a A7/A7r if you want to use other non-M lenses. Since the A7/A7r has better MF measures in place.

  • NoMeJodas

    Finally!!! “Auto ISO in M mode” is the only function I was missing and thankfully it is now there.

    • Adam

      Just an FYI limiting the shutter speed still doesn’t work. Really annoying.

  • Adam

    Annoyed by a few things. The little exposure lock dot shows up when you have the camera in full manual mode, annoying because I keep checking to see if I’ve knocked my shutter speed or have it on auto ISO. Which I don’t BTW. The only way to get the dot to go away is to deactivate auto iso in M mode.. But that’s stupid, as i’d like the option for auto iso, but then if I just switch off off auto iso via setting it to say iso 800 then the dot shouldn’t show up!

    Another thing, no ability to force the camera to use a minimum shutter speed, and the max shutter speed setting thing doesn’t work at all.

    Also find the WYSIWYG option to be distracting with auto iso, it keeps fidgeting and changing exposures in a slow but jerky fashion, not at all as smooth as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, etc. Though it’s good that it was added as EVF in backlight situations use to be impossible.

    Nice though that we got an update at all, and nice that auto iso is useable for the people who actually would use it.

    Also glad that they kept two options for EV, as I’ve never need exposure compensation ever, and don’t want to accidentally engage it via one step method, so I’ve kept mine on the two step method.

    • NoMeJodas

      The EL dot behavior works exactly as one would expect. When you lock the exposure when you have “full auto” or “auto iso in M mode” activated then it shows up to remind you that your exposure is locked. What’s wrong with that?

      The ability to set a minimum shutter speed with auto ISO was there from the beginning and works as expected. You can set a fixed shutter speed up to 1/500 or let the camera calculate it based on the lens by choosing from 1x, 2x or 4x focal length. Leica call it “Maximum Exposure Time” so don’t let that confuse you.

  • garygraphy

    3 points,
    1. I thought there was going to be a minimum shutter feature. Shame that there isn’t.
    2. The insta-EV compensation only works when LV is not engaged. You still need to press and hold the front button when LV is engaged. They should allow you to switch functionality between EV comp and LV zoom in.
    3. Ability to re-task the ‘M’ button to a spot meter toggle.

    • NoMeJodas

      You tried to pull the shadows too hard in an underexposed JPEG image and that led to color noise in those areas. This is normal.

      The minimum shutter feature was there from the beginning. See my answer to Adam’s comment.

      • NoMeJodas

        “You tried to pull the shadows too hard in an underexposed JPEG image and that led to color noise in those areas. This is normal.”

        Sorry this was for Sergey. Please ignore.

  • Sergey

    I started the question thread on dpreview about some not really nice effect on jpegs images after updating, here http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53948398
    Any ideas?

    • NoMeJodas

      You tried to pull the shadows too hard in an underexposed JPEG image and that led to color noise in those areas. This is normal.

  • Rayden

    Has the update improved the skin tones – i.e. removed the orange colour cast ?

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