New Firmware for M series cameras, mostly adding new lenses

Discussion in 'Leica News and Rumors' started by Brian, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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  2. AlbertTRAL

    AlbertTRAL Leica Place Regular

    Yes, some "underexposing" bug corrected when using flash, Thambar 90 and Nocti 75 included and..... a Summilux-M 90/1.5 hidden in the firmware ¡¡!!

    And this matches with what Peter Karbe has said, 90/1.5=60mm exactly the same as the Nocti, as Peter Karbe pointed, "diameter of the entrance pupil – in other words the ratio between focal length and aperture – should not exceed 60mm in order to facilitate the operation of the rangefinder".
     
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  3. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Tempting to upgrade just to use with my 85/1.5...
     
  4. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf Leica Place Regular

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    I haven't been around in a awhile and thanks for the link. I will get my M-E updated.
     
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  5. M. Valdemar

    M. Valdemar Leica Place Regular

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    I updated my M9. I don't perceive any difference at all from the older version, but why not keep it current? So I did.
     
  6. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    I still keep my M9 at 1.176- the last version that did not get too paranoid about batteries. I don't have the newer lenses, so did not upgrade.
     
  7. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 1, 2013
    I notice my M9 isn't as happy starting up with non-Leica batteries. Was the update after 1.176 partially responsible for that?
     
  8. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Yes- the later updates "talk" to the battery to determine remaining charge. Third party batteries often don't speak the language.
     
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  9. M. Valdemar

    M. Valdemar Leica Place Regular

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    Aug 5, 2013
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    Has anyone discovered a source of coded third party batteries for the M9?

    I've bought many on eBay, included a couple that claimed to be coded, but they were not. I have yet to discover a source.
     
  10. Peter Klein

    Peter Klein Leica Place Regular

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    Dec 31, 2014
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    Peter Klein
    Brian: My (M9) Monochrom has version 1.010 firmware. That version was release in April 2016. I believe that's what it came back from NJ with after my sensor replacement. Is that the equivalent of the M9 1.176? I have several third party batteries, and so far, no trouble.

    --Peter
     
  11. AlbertTRAL

    AlbertTRAL Leica Place Regular

    1.010 firmware in your MM was the firmware not available for the public, just installed in factory with the new sensor (new light transmission coefficient and glass data -probably a BG55 from Schott-). The equivalent in the M9 was the 1.204 .
     
  12. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    My M Monochrom back from NJ with the new sensor has 1.016. I'm fairly certain that the new sensor has BG-55, was part of the ONSEMI part number listed on the site "for a while", since removed. No datasheet available for the KAF-18500, but I downloaded it before being removed.