Leica M Monochrom Firmware released-

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Brian, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Leica Camera AG - Downloads

    Version 1.002. At least it has a One-Point-Zero at the front.

    Releases with a Zero-Point to me are "Alpha" versions. The new firmware fixes the discrete mode, i will test it out later.
     
  2. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Loaded fine into the camera, I have set to discrete mode as I have the M9 and M8. We'll find out shooting it next time out.

    8th Grade Math Homework to do now...
     
  3. GaryMulcahey

    GaryMulcahey New to Leica Place

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    May 21, 2013
    I'm new to my mono. What issues were there with discrete mode?
     
  4. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Using the camera in Discrete mode could cause the firmware to crash and require the battery be removed to restart. I never had that happen, BUT- sometimes the camera would hesitate advancing the shutter after letting up on the shutter release for several seconds. I figure it was busy moving a buffer, writing to disk, and "forgot" to poll the release. I'm surprised that it took so long to get the fix out, so it might have required some major rework.
     
  5. GaryMulcahey

    GaryMulcahey New to Leica Place

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    May 21, 2013
    Thanks Brian.
     
  6. xdayv

    xdayv Leica Place Veteran

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    Mar 31, 2013
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    Dave
    I encountered a couple of times the bug on discreet mode. Hopefully this addresses it.
     
  7. xdayv

    xdayv Leica Place Veteran

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    Mar 31, 2013
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    Dave
    updated my firmware, will chime in if there's anything worthy to report...
     
  8. xdayv

    xdayv Leica Place Veteran

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    Mar 31, 2013
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    Dave
    so far, used S mode in Discreet Mode without hiccups... so far so good.
     
  9. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    I've also been using discreet mode. The only time I "think" there is a difference between the M Monochrom and M9: if I release the shutter on the Monochrom after the camera is well into the buffer write, it waits a bit to advance the shutter. The M9- always advances as soon as I letup. BUT- much better than the old firmware, and have not had to pull the battery. That would be a fun one to chase down...