Leica S2 Digital SLR Firmware Update

Leica Medium Format News

Leica S2 Firmware UpdateLast Friday, Leica announced a firmware update for their S2 medium format digital SLR. Some of the firmware fixes and upgrades are: a new white balance preset for HDMI continuous lighting, a memory card compatibility fix, improved image viewing and added exposure data on the LCD display, faster tethered shooting, and an optional custom setting for the depth-of-field preview button.

Here’s a list of improvements and fixes from the firmware update e-mail Leica sent me:

Extended camera functionality:

  • Additional HMI white balance preset added (Hydrargyrum Medium-arc Iodide lamps)
  • Additional viewfinder information: exposure correction
  • Custom setting for depth of field preview button
  • Selectable top deck OLED standby time
  • Control element lock
  • Extended user-defined button programming

Improvement of existing functions:

  • Consistent, continuous image numbering
  • Accelerated data transfer speed for computer-tethered shooting
  • Increased compatibility with memory cards not formatted in the camera
  • Improved handling for selection of exposure modes
  • Compatibility with Summarit-S 35mm and 120mm lenses
  • Improvement of JPEG image quality
  • Automatic detection of interchangeable focusing screens
  • Improved image viewing on the camera monitor

Optimization of handling:

  • Simplified image review selection

For more information on the Leica S2 firmware update and to download the new firmware, please visit the official Leica S2 firmware upgrade page:

Official Leica S2 Firmware Update Page >>
Leica S2 Article >>

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