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Leica M9 Upgrade Program

Today, Leica is announcing their new M9 Upgrade Program. Similar to the upgrade program for the M8 when the M8.2 was released, current M9 owners will be able to add features only found on the new M9-P, like a...

Leica S2 Firmware Update Version 1.0.1.8 Now Available

Today, Leica has released another firmware update for the S2. Continuing their trend of responding to user feedback, this update is not a bug fix, but in fact adds several new features. Below is the official press release:Solms, Germany (July 28, 201...

New Leica video showing how lenses are made

Here's a cool video showing how Leica makes lenses, and a few interesting facts about production. I've toured the Leica factory in Solms five times now, but I am no less amazed at how much time and care goes into each and every lens produced there.If ...

Leica M8 Firmware Update Version 2.014

Today, Leica released firmware version 2.014 for the M8 and M8.2. This update is mostly to add support for the new Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 ASPH that was announced yesterday. There is also mention of som...

Leica M9-P Officially Announced

Today, Leica finally went public with the details for the M9-P. This camera was probably one of the worst kept secrets in recent memory, with high res pictures of the new camera all over cyberspace. Of course, while pictures could say a thousand words, th...

Leica M9 Firmware Update Version 1.162

Today, Leica Camera introduced firmware version 1.162 for the Leica M9. This new firmware includes the following updates and enhancements:1. Camera PerformanceImprovement of the sensor homogeneity for...

New Leica X1 v2.0 Firmware Released

Leica Camera is finally releasing a new firmware update for the X1. Version 2.0 will be available from tomorrow, March 29. The update will be available as a download from Leica’s homepage at: http://en.leica-camera.com/photography/compact_cameras/x1/.Th...