Leica released a new firmware update version 126.96.36.199 for the Leica S (Typ 007) Medium Format DSLR Camera. Registered camera users can now login to the Leica owner’s area of the Leica Website (www.owners.leica-camera.com) and download the firmware update, version 188.8.131.52, or take their camera to a Leica Store for a free update where they’ll receive support for any questions they may have on the updating process.
The new firmware update improves autofocus, speed and precision, particularly in low ambient light, ensuring consistently reliable and precise focusing – even in unfavorable light conditions. In addition to this, firmware version 184.108.40.206 offers optimized white balance with manually entered color temperature values (kelvin) to ensure more precise skin-tone rendition when shooting with the flash. Furthermore, the new firmware brings numerous other small improvements to the camera’s performance.
An update for the Leica Image Shuttle 3.1 dedicated workflow software, as well as the Adobe Lightroom tethered shooting plug-in, are also available as downloads from the owners’ area. The OS X version of Leica Image Shuttle 3.1 for Mac is available now, and the version for Windows operating systems will be available in the near future. The Leica S app from the Apple App Store allows the remote control of Live View, autofocus and all other exposure-related camera controls from an iPhone or iPad. The app also enables browsing of collections of images, and offers an easy-to-use image-sharing option.
More information can be found at uk.leica-camera.com.