Updated firmware for Leica M/M-P Type 240, Leica M Typ 262, and Monochrom Typ 245

Leica has updated firmware for the Leica M/M-P Type 240, Leica M Typ 262, and Monochrom Typ 245. The new updates have major improvement and bug fixes.

To update the firmware of your camera, please following these instructions:

  1. Insert a fully charged battery into your M camera.
  2. Insert an SD memory card into your M camera that you can erase.
  3. Format the SD memory card in the camera (this will erase all photos and videos on the card!).
  4. Turn off the camera and remove the SD card.
  5. Insert the SD memory card into a card reader on your computer.
  6. Download the firmware for your camera model using the links above.
  7. Copy that firmware file (do not try to open it) onto the SD memory card. You don’t want to put it inside any of the folders on the card, but on the card’s “root directory.” You can drag the firmware file directly onto the SD card icon on your desktop.
  8. Eject the SD memory card properly from your computer.
  9. Insert the SD memory card into your camera (with the camera still turned off).
  10. Hold down the INFO button on the back of the camera, and then turn the camera on (while holding down the INFO button).
  11. The firmware update process will begin. It can take between 2-5 minutes. Do not touch any buttons on the camera or turn it off during this process.
  12. When the update is done, a message will indicate as such and you are ready to shoot!
  13. Below are the following direct firmware downloads from Leica’s site for each camera listed.

 

Leica T Firmware Update 1.5

Attention all Leica T owners. There is a new firmware update now available. Perks included in the new update include increased data speeds with external hotspots as well as being able to make your own personal hotspot. You can now directly link your Leica T to with your Leica T App installed on your smartphone or tablet. Data transfer and remote control of your Leica T even when internet connectivity is unavailable. Autofocus is now twice as fast and a faster startup time with this new update.  For more information and the new firmware download: http:us.leica-camera.com/Photograhy/Leica-T/Leica-T/Firmware-Update-1.5

 

Leica SL Firmware Update

Leica Camera is pleased to announce that a new firmware, version 2.0 has been released today for the Leica SL System. Registered owners may log in to the owners area on the website or bring it in to have it updated at any of our locations.

The new version includes new features and improvements. Such as additional shutter speeds, improved autofocus,direct exposure compensation, and various other enhancements.

The new firmware is available at https://owners.leica-camera.com

Sony Camera and Lens Firmware Updates

Sony has announced several lens firmware updates for the following cameras and lenses.

  • SEL2470GM
  • SEL85f14GM
  • SEL70200GM
  • SEL50F18F
  • SEL70300G
  • ILCE-5100
  • ILCE-6000
  • ILCE-7S
  • ILCE-7
  • ILCE-7M2
  • ILCE-7R
  • ILCE-7RM2
Note: ILCE-6300 and ILCE-73M2 do not requre an upate. 
What’s needed for Firmware Installation
1. 1.1x USB cable (micro)
2. Charged battery in the camera (80% or above is recommended.
3. PC with USB port.
4. The update takes about 15 minutes per camera for the firmware update.
Where to find Firmware Updates
1. Firmware updates are can be found here: https://esupport.sony.com/US
2. On the top left side of the page, click on Product Categories.
3. From the menu, click “Cameras, Photo & Video” and then click on “Alpha DSLR and NEX Cameras”.
4. A new web page will appear, “Alpha DSLR & NEX Product Support”. On the right side of this page, you will see a column that says “Get Model Specific Support”. Under #1, select type of support “Drivers & Software”. From there, use the drop down menu “Cameras- Alpha NEX & DSLR” select “ILCE” and select your model number.
5. Select your computer’s Operating System.
6. Click on “Firmware” listed at the lower part of the page.
7. Click download: Save it to a location on your computer where you will be able to find it again.
Firmware Installation Instructions
1. Make sure the camera has a charged battery.
2. Change the USB connection to “mass storage”.
4. Plug the USB into the camera and connect to the PC. 
5. Run the firmware. 
6. Follow the on-screen instructions. Never turn off the camera and the USB while updating. Also, do not let your computer go to sleep while updating your camera. This will brick your camera. Do not step away from your computer at this time. If necessary change your screen saver settings before all updates so it will not sleep. 
7. Confirm with the Firmware that installation was successful. Menu->, Step up ->, Version should be 3.10 as shown below.

 

TAMRON 85mm PRIME AND 90mm MACRO LENSES

Tamron has announced two new lenses to their lineup; the 85mm 1.8 VS Prime with all-weather seals and Vibration Compensation and an updated 90mm 2.8 VC Macro with many features including enhanced image stabilization. Both lenses will be priced at $649.

Tamron has also announced the new Tap-in Console, an accessory that will enable firmware updates for customized setups for selected Tamron lenses.

Both lenses and the Tap-in Console will be available in Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sony A mounts. Stay tuned for the official release date of these outstanding Tamron products.