New Firmware for the Leica M

Leica has announced improvements with Leica M (Typ 240) through a firmware update.

Firmware Version offers :

  • Improved description of the lens type in Exif-Data
  • Live view is now possible with every lens (including older screw lenses via an adapter)
  • The Horizon (level) is now visible in Live View
  • New menu item “Exposure Simulation”
  • Extended Auto ISO options
  • Exposure bracketing settings are now saved when the camera is switched off
  • New menu item “Focus Peaking” – focus peaking can now be set to red, green or blue.
  • Better display of GPS location data – Position is now shown for JPG files in Adobe Lightroom.

A 35 Year Leica Friendship

Hal Kam hands a brand new Leica M to Bruce Garner

A wonderful sight to see today here at Camera West in Walnut Creek – Hal presented long time customer Bruce Garner with the new Leica M Typ 240.

What makes this moment extra special is that Hal Kam has known Bruce for over 35 years, selling him many, many Leicas over those years and in the process, the two have become great friends. Bruce was quick to point out however that Hal wasn’t the first person to sell him a Leica. That happened quite a bit before Hal was even born – 1939 to be exact! The camera was a Leica lllc.

We all here at Camera West hope Bruce enjoys his new M and when he’s ready for his next Leica, he knows who to see!

Bruce is all smiles with his new M

Bruce checks out all the details of his new camera

Hal Kam and Bruce Garner, friends for 35 years

A Very Special Delivery – Leica M

We at Camera West were happy to deliver one of the first Leica M Typ 240 cameras released in the US to one of our good customers Saturday. Professional photographer William Palank of San Francisco took delivery of the long anticipated successor to the M9.

The Leica M is the most innovative and versatile M system camera Leica has ever created. It unites decades of experience in rangefinder technology with groundbreaking digital technologies, featuring a completely newly developed high-resolution full-format CMOS sensor that, in combination with its high-performance processor and the legendary M lenses, delivers outstanding imaging results. With live view, 1080p video and new additional focusing methods, it is also the M for photographers who do not wish to miss out on any of what modern digital technology has to offer.

If interested in a new M, give us a call and we’ll do our very best to put one in your hands.

William Palank opens one of the first M cameras to arrive in the US

William's Noctilux looked good on his new M!

Camera West Walnut Creek manager Dan Leto and William Palank look over the menu options on the new M.