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Today, Leica has announced firmware update version for the Leica S2. This update adds support for the new Leica Elmarit-S 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. Below is the official press release:

Solms, Germany (December 19, 2011) – Leica Camera AG continues its commitment to the ongoing development of the Leica S medium format system with a new firmware update, FW This fifth firmware update is specially developed for the use of the camera with the new Leica Elmarit-S 30 mm f/2.8 ASPH. wide-angle lens, ensuring optimum functionality of the lens on the Leica S2 body. Registered S users wishing to bring their camera up-to-date can download the firmware update from the “Owners Area” on the Leica website and take advantage of the latest improvements.

The fastest medium format lens in this focal length, the Leica Elmarit-S 30 mm f/2.8 ASPH is now available for pre-order from Leica dealers. As a result of its wide angle of view and large maximum aperture, this wide-angle lens opens up a multitude of new opportunities for creative composition, particularly in the fields of interior, architectural, landscape and available-light photography. Thanks to its outstanding imaging performance from close focus to infinity at all apertures and brilliant color rendition, the Leica Elmarit-S 30mm f/2.8 ASPH guarantees perfect results in a wide range of photographic situations.

Click here to download the firmware update from the Leica Owner's Area (login required).

6 Responses

  1. Andrew

    As I won’t buy the new 30mm, do you still advise to apply the new firmware?



  2. David Farkas


    Always a good idea to keep the camera current with firmware (just in case there are other improvements/changes under the hood that we don’t know about).

  3. albertknappmd

    I downloaded mine yesterday and agree with Dave that one should remain up to date even if one does not ahve that particular lens…. yet! :p:p:p


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