Leica S Type 006 and Leica S2/S2-P Firmware Updates Announced

Leica has announced new firmware updates for the Leica S-System. The new major firmware update will maximize the performance of the S-System.

The firmware update FW 2.4.0.0 for the LeicaS (Type 006), optimises numerous functions, considerably improves the performance of the camera and all Leica S-Lenses and represents the most comprehensive firmware update since the launch of the Leica S-System.

The firmware updates for the LeicaS (FW 2.4.0.0.) and Leica S2/S2-P (FW 1.4.0.0.) cameras also support the Leica Summicron-S 100 mm f/2 ASPH.

Leica S Type 006 and Leica S2/S2-P Firmware Updates Announced

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Leica Press Release

Firmware updates for the LEICA S (FW 2.4.0.0.), LEICA S2/S2-P (FW 1.4.0.0.) and all Leica S-Lenses

Leica Camera AG presents new firmware updates for the Leica S-System. Users wishing to bring their cameras and lenses up to date can download the new firmware (available September 16th, 2014) for the Leica S Type 006 (FW 2.4.0.0.) and the Leica S2/S2-P (FW 1.4.0.0) free of charge from the Leica website and take advantage of the enhancements.

In particular FW 2.4.0.0, the firmware update for the LeicaS (Type 006), optimises numerous functions, considerably improves the performance of the camera and all Leica S-Lenses and represents the most comprehensive firmware update since the launch of the Leica S-System. In addition to a completely reprogrammed autofocus algorithm that improves AF performance and enables significantly faster and more precise focusing, the update also includes optimised AF drive control for all S-Lenses. The update also provides improved predictive object tracking in continuous AF mode (predictive AF). GPS precision has also been optimised. Local coordinates are now saved to image files only when the GPS signal is no older than five minutes.

Further, the firmware updates for the LeicaS (FW 2.4.0.0.) and Leica S2/S2-P (FW 1.4.0.0.) cameras also support the Leica Summicron-S 100 mm f/2 ASPH., currently the fastest portrait telephoto lens in the medium-format segment, and ensure optimum functional compatibility when mounted on Leica S (Type 006), S2 and S2-P cameras.