Leica Releases v2.014 Firmware for M8

Today Leica has released the latest firmware for the M8, v2.014. You can download it here, along with the instructions and a list of the improvements.

The improvements for this release are...

  1. Support of the new lens “Leica Super-Elmar-M 21mm/f3.4”
  2. Optimization of internal processes

Yes, the list is a bit short - and terse, as per usual. A query sent by one person to Leica netted the following further information:

In response to your question, there are no quantifiable examples of a process being optimised, other than the camera as a whole operating faster, smoother and with fewer glitches.

The processes that have been optimised are coding processes, these are running in the cameras CPU and dictate how the camera behaves and operates at a fundamental level, this code has been subtlety changed in the firmware update to remove areas identified over the cameras lifetime as problematic, and introduce new code where it has been deemed necessary by Leica’s electronics technicians.