Leica Firmware Updates D-Lux 5 and S2

D-Lux 5 Update

The new firmware will improve the following:

  • Auto Focus speed-up.
  • The upper limit of the shutter speed in Manual Exposure Mode has been raised (max. 250 seconds).
  • [HIGH ISO NR] for ISO 1600 and ISO 3200 has been added to the [REC] menu.
  • When [MF] is set, you can make fine adjustments to the focus using a simpler operation than before.
  • Improved auto white balance performance. • The position and size of the AF area you have set are now stored.
  • [ACTIVE MODE] has been added to the [MOTION PICTURE] menu.
  • The AF/AE Lock operated by half-pressing the shutter button has been improved.
  • [MINIATURE EFFECT] has been added to My Color Mode
  • [MONITOR] / [VIEWFINDER] has been added to the [SETUP] menu.


Leica s2 Firmware Update

The new S2 firmware adds support for the new S-Lens Leica Elmarit-S 30 mm/f2.8 ASPH.

Leica M9 – Firmware updated

Leica M9 Firmware Update Available   

According to the data sheet published on the Leica website  

Improvements in the M9 Firmware Version 1.138 
Camera Performance: 
  • Improved compatibility of SDHC cards 
  • Improved Auto White Balance in conditions with power saving lamps and tungsten light. 

Bug fixes:   

  • Saving user profiles has been improved (changing from one profile to another sometimes cause problems)
  • Time display in “American” format corrected through the menu
  • Auto power off bug fixed (camera turned off automatically while using the Play Mode or scrolling through the menu)

Download the firmware update from Leica

Canon 7D Firmware 1.2.1

Canon 7D Firmware 1.2.1

Version 1.2.1 incorporates the following improvements and fixes. { from the Canon Website }

  1. Extends the timing at which the high temperature warning indicator is displayed and the timing of automatic shut down of the camera due to a rise in internal temperature during Live View or EOS Movie functions.
  2. Optimizes program shift when the ISO setting of the camera is set to AUTO.
  3. Corrects a misspelling in the French-language menu. 
  4. Corrects a phenomenon in which vertical magenta-colored banding appears in still images taken in movie-shooting mode.
    (This only occurs when in Manual exposure mode and when the ISO speed is set to “H”. Note that this phenomenon only affects units with Firmware Version 1.2.0)

Firmware Version 1.2.1 is for cameras with firmware up to version 1.2.0. If the camera’s firmware is already version 1.2.1, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Note that cameras with firmware Version 1.2.1, 1.2.0 cannot be downgraded to a previous firmware version (such as Version 1.1.0).

Be sure to read the instructions on the download  page before proceeding with the update.

Leica M9 firmware updated to v1.116

We’ve received several phone calls starting today about Leica’s new firmware for the M9. Although this was a rumor earlier today, it is now confirmed as I just received the official announcement from Leica. The M9 firmware version 1.116 is now available for download for registered owners of the M9.

Leica M9 v1.116 firmware download    Full Firmware installation instructions

Leica M9 Downloads Index with full info about the camera, detailed instructions and available downloads. Please give us a call if you have any questions.

This firmware updates the following as taken from the Leica announcement:

The improvements in the Firmware Version 1.116 are:

Camera Performance:

  • Faster zooming into the last picture taken.
  • Speed of SD-card formatting enhanced.
  • Image quality of “thumbnail” pictures improved.
  • SD- Card compatibility improved*
  • correction at ISO 2500, interpolated for intermediate ISO steps.
  • New ISO setting-related vignetting correction: strongest correction at ISO 160, and lowest
  • Magenta colour shift correction for the following wide angle lenses improved: M 18mm/f3.8 ASPH (11649), M 21mm/f2.8 ASPH (11135), M 24mm/f3.8 ASPH (11648), M 28mm/f2 ASPH (11604), M 28mm/f2.8 ASPH (11606)

Bug fixes:

  • Transfer of large data amounts to a Mac in USB-Mass storage mode.
    Sensor cleaning mode with battery capacity <50%.
    Function “Deleting all images” while zoomed picture is shown on screen.
    Function “Deleting all images” from a SD card with non-M9 pictures on it.
    Interrupting a long exposure by switching off the camera.
    Zooming into pictures with “Vintage B+W” setting.
    Max aperture value” in EXIF data corrected for the following lenses: M 35mm/f1.4 (11869, 11870, 11860), M 50mm/f0.95 ASPH. (11602), M 50mm/f1.2 (11820), M 135mm/f3.4 APO (11889), M 135mm/f4 (11851, 11861)
    Wording issues in English, Japanese and traditional Chinese menus
    Various other minor bug fixes.

Nikon D700 Firmware v1.02 released

Nikon D700 DSLR
Nikon D700 DSLR

Firmware uprades are part of routine maintenance and give you all the latest and updated functionality for your camera. Bergen County Camera is always ready to assist you to upgrade your firmware. Many times when can do this on the spot, but it is always better to call ahead and let us know when you are planning to stop by. If you are more DIY, you can visit the Nikon D700 download page and choose the v1.02 firmware and follow the instructions. The process is pretty straightforward and takes less than 15 minutes.

Nikon’s list of fixes for this firmware update include:

  • Auto white balance performance has been improved.
  • Support for 64 GB memory cards has been added.  
  • When ISO sensitivity settings>ISO sensitivity auto control in the shooting menu is set to On, the Maximum sensitivity option can now be specified in steps of 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV or 1 EV, according to the Custom Setting b1 ISO sensitivity step value setting. 
  • The length of time the camera waits before adjusting focus in response to sudden changes in the distance to the subject can now be selected from 5 (Long) , 4, 3 (Normal), 2, and 1 (Short) from Custom Setting a4 Focus tracking with lock-on.  With the increase in the number of options for Custom Setting a4 Focus tracking with lock-on, this item will be set to 3 (Normal) after firmware upgrade.  Adjust this setting as needed.
  • When the camera’s AF-ON button is pressed, the monitor turns off and a focus point can now be selected using the multi selector.
  • When the MB-D10 AF-ON button is pressed (with AF-ON selected for Custom Setting a10 AF-ON for MB-D10), the monitor now turns off and a focus point can be selected using the multi selector.  
  • A Use GPS to set camera clock item has been added to the GPS item in the setup menu.  When Yes is selected, date and time information acquired via connection to a GPS device is used to set the camera’s internal clock.  After selecting Yes for the first time, turn the camera off and then on again to reacquire GPS data. 
  • When Enable is selected for GPS>Auto meter off in the setup menu, the time until meters turn off is now extended by up to 1 minute to enable camera acquisition of GPS data immediately after the camera is turned on, and immediately after meters turn on.  (only with GPS Unit GP-1)
  • When On is selected for Long exp. NR with shooting at shutter speeds slower than 1 s but faster than or equal to 8 s, it did not function properly.  This issue has been resolved.
  • The focus point was sometimes not displayed even when focus was acquired with playback of images captured with continuous shooting.  This issue has been resolved.  
  • When the virtual horizon was displayed with shooting in live view tripod mode and live view was then cancelled, the focus point displayed in the monitor could not be moved.  This issue has been resolved.  
  • When some memory cards were inserted in the camera, “CHA” was displayed in the top control panel and images could not be captured.  This issue has been resolved.  
  • When [M] exposure mode was used in live view shooting via Camera Control Pro 2, the electronic analog exposure display did not function.  This issue has been resolved.
  • Nikon’s download center for all digital products is located here

    Attn: 5D Mark II Owners!

    As much as we are nerds here at the camera store, we’re generally pretty jaded when it comes to firmware updates. It’s usually the standard “fixes banding issues when shooting at ISO 3200 in RAW mode with the white balance set to cloudy and the moon is beginning it’s waxing phase”. But! Every now and again they like to surprise us with something that’s actually useful.

    Canon just released a firmware update which deals specifically with HD Video in the Canon 5D Mark II. Normally, when doing video with the Mark II, there’s not a lot in terms of manual controls. Actually, none at all. This new firmware update gives you full manual freedom when doing video.

    Follow the link to download and for more info:

    If you’re having trouble installing the firmware, feel free to stop by the store and we’d be more than happy to help you out.