16. June 2011 11:57
Solms, Germany (June 16, 2011) - Leica Camera AG is pleased to announce the firmware update 1.162 for the Leica M9, the world’s smallest, full-frame digital system camera. Users wishing to benefit from the new offerings can now download the firmware update from the Leica Camera website and take advantage of new, improved features.
Firmware update 1.162 features a revision of sensor homogeneity for wide-angle lenses. The additional color calibration noticeably reduces chromatic differences between the center and the corners of an image, especially in critical shooting situations. Additionally, the software processes of the Leica M9 have been optimized, significantly reducing the “red edges effect” and improving the menu’s Italian translation.
For the first time, members of the Leica Camera Forum were invited to beta test the firmware update prior to its release. Approximately 1,000 Leica M users offered their feedback and insights, supporting Leica Camera’s commitment to providing innovative tools that stand at the forefront of technological innovation. The 80 selected “test pilots” considerably influenced the production of firmware 1.162.
For installation instructions and to download firmware update 1.162, please visit: http://en.leica-camera.com/service/downloads/rangefinder_cameras/m9/.
About the Leica M9:
As the world’s first digital rangefinder camera with a 24 x 36 sensor, the Leica M9 carries the proud heritage of the Leica M system into the digital age. A truly professional camera for authentic Leica M photography in the familiar, classic and timeless M design, the M9 is the perfect contemporary tool for those who set the highest standard in image quality and are committed to creating images of enduring value. The M9 is compatible with nearly every Leica M lens in existence.
The Leica M9 in steel grey or black is available from Leica dealers. For a list of Leica dealers, please visit http://us.leica-camera.com
13. May 2011 06:47
A very good friend turned me on to this post. Read the origanalblog post and credits here
If colleges offered camera equipment anatomy classes, this Leica lens cutaway might be one of the things you’d be examining in the lab. It’s a Leica Tri-Elmar-M 28-35-50mm sliced cleanly down the middle, revealing all the glass and pieces inside that go into making the lens.
These were actually made by Leica students as a graduation project and boxed as a “cutaway model” of the lens. Here’s the same thing done with a Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux M ASPH lens: