Leica Camera has announced a new firmware update will be available for the Leica S (Typ 006), Leica S2/S2-P and all S-lenses. The new firmwares will maximize the performance of the S-System.
For the Leica S (Typ 006), the new firmware, version 18.104.22.168 will provide the following:
AF Performance: major improvements in focus speed, responsiveness, smoothness & precision with the newly developed AF algorithms and AF drive control
Predictive AF: improved predictive object tracking in AF Continuous
Mode GPS Precision: Global Positioning System coordinated will only be stored in image data if last signal update is not older than 5 minutes unlike the former firmware where it is stored for 24 hours
Support the new Leica Summicron-S 1:2/100 ASPH
Support the new lens firmware of all S-lenses
For the Leica S2 & S2-P, the new firmware, version 22.214.171.124 will provide the following:
Supports the new Leica Summicron-S 1:2/100 ASPH
Supports thew new lens firmware of all S-lenses
For the Leica S-lenses, the new firmware, LLF018 will ensure S-lenses are compatible with the new firmware updates in the Leica S (Typ 006) and the Leica S/S2-P to achieve the maximum performance from the S-System
Registered owners can download the firmwares from the Owners’ Area starting September 16, 2014.
In addition to the new S2 camera body, three new lenses and a close-up lens have been added to the S-System portfolio, to significantly expand the capabilities of the system.
LEICA VARIO-ELMAR-S30-90 mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. The first zoom lens for the Leica S medium format system. This means that S-System users now have access to a lens that possesses the flexibility to cover the majority of photographic needs and simultaneously delivers the outstanding performance of primes.
LEICA SUPER-ELMAR-S 24 mm f/3.5 ASPH. New super-wide lens with outstanding optical properties. With this lens, the system now offers a super-wide-angle lens that guarantees excellent imaging quality and is not only ideal for landscape and architectural photography, but also for indoor photography and many other photographic applications
LEICA TS-APO-ELMAR-S 120 mm f/5.6 ASPH. Control of perspectives while maintaining highest possible image quality. This apochromatically corrected lens, provides options for parallel shifting and tilting according to Scheimpflug, and is ideal for product and object photography, in which perfect perspectives and maximum depth of field are required.
CLOSE-UP LENS LEICA ELPRO-S 180 Extending the working range of the LEICA APO-ELMAR-S 180 mm f/3.5. The Leica Elpro-S 180 close-up lens is a specially calculated accessory lens for the Leica APO-Elmar-S 180 mm f/3.5 that reduces the close focusing distance to 1.1 metres. Attaching this accessory lens achieves a significant increase – around 30 percent – of the reproduction ratio of up to 1:4.5.