Leica released firmware update 188.8.131.52 for the Leica M-D Typ 262 camera (now in stock) with a single fix:
The camera will automatically turn off (power save mode) if the camera is not used for 10 minutes.
Updated and got an ERR. The camera now shows immediately the ERR. Any similar experience? Any solution?
Did this resolve, Patrick?
thanks for asking. Yes I did. The solution is to take out the battery. Then put the time wheel to B (Bulb), press the shutter for some seconds. That completely gets the electricity out of the system. Very large thank you to the guys at Leica Store Munich!
Thank you. Good one. Didn’t know that trick.
Forgive me for being dense, but how do you even know it is on (besides the obvious checking the on/off switch)?
The meter in the viewfinder is probably a good start.
I meant from the outside.
The “on” switch?
Somebody give me a clue, what is the purpose of having a digital camera without the screen. If you do not want to see what you shot turn the damn lcd off.
As someone who doesn’t own a digital camera (or need one really) and is testing an M-D currently I can say that it feels right at home in my bag. Just turning off the LCD on any other camera doesn’t do it because there are other functions that you need the LCD for in those cameras. The M-D lacks those extra functions. You have think of this camera as a film camera that you don’t have the film workflow for.
$5995 TO NOT SEE WHAT YOU ARE DOING.
$Free to not buy it, your choice.
With film M cameras it was the same; you pray to God all is fine and that you did not waste your film. Nevertheless, with a film crank absent, which with film cameras was indicative that a shot HAS been made and recorded onto film, in this M-D there should be at least some tiny power indicator somewhere visible.
It shows in the VF if there is a card inserted and/or error. There is also a little red led on the lower right rear of the camera that blinks when an image is recorded.
Thank you for the note. It would be better if they moved that tiny light closer to rangefinder, like they did with their X2/X-E, and it works really well. But on a camera without an LCD, and which relies on rangefinder, they move it farther away?
On my M240 I have the screen blink with a preview for a second. I notice that as part of the sound, feel and reciept for a photo taken.
In the M-D 262 the shotter speed goues out and is replaced with a remaining images number for a second. No doubt that I took it.
Then again, yesterday I forgot to insert a SD card and took a series without noticing anything was wrong. Hmm.
There is an image counter in the viewfinder. It shows remaining pictures right after the photo.
Also, the red lamp on the bottom of the back of the camera blinks as the camera is writing to it.
Generally I think most get used to the sound and feel of the shutter release as the receipt that the cameras went off.
Film not moving/insert correctly is very diffrent than digital where images are almost always (of not always) recorded. You don’t have that feeling of doubt as with a film camera.
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