Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/03/03

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Subject: [Leica] New M8 Firmware 2.004
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 07:06:39 -0700
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On Mar 3, 2009, at 6:03 AM, Geoff Hopkinson wrote:

> Steve, well the sound is separated. If you select 'discreet' it does  
> not
> recock until you release the button. However I was surprised that  
> the actual
> recocking when separated is really just a very quiet buzz.  
> Remarkable how
> different it sounds when it is separated from the first noises. The  
> shutter
> open and close is considerably louder  than the buzz.  Can't  
> complain when
> it is free though.
> I think that this will make little practical difference to people  
> with the
> standard shutter. It will be a bigger benefit with the upgraded  
> shutter
> (paid upgrade to the original M8). Of course the big driver is that  
> many
> people requested that the new feature be made available to every M8  
> not just
> the shutter upgraded ones. The M8.2 already has this as you know.

Geoff, please let us know if  other fw features remain unchanged,  
better or worse,

and if  battery use is unchanged by the discreet mode,

thanks, Steve

> 2009/3/3 Steve Barbour <kididdoc at>
>> On Mar 3, 2009, at 4:51 AM, Geoff Hopkinson wrote:
>> I have downloaded and installed the latest Firmware using the  
>> provided
>>> instructions. There were no problems with the installation. I shot a
>>> single
>>> frame on the current SDHC card and removed it. I formatted a 2GB  
>>> SD card
>>> and
>>> copied the firmware to that. After the successful install, I  
>>> replaced the
>>> first card into the camera. The camera preserved every single one  
>>> of my
>>> personal settings , including the file numbering.
>>> There is a new menu selection called Advance. When you select the
>>> 'discreet'
>>> option, the delayed recocking works as advertised. My first  
>>> impression is
>>> that the shutter noise in my original M8 is actually louder than the
>>> recocking noise. I did not expect that.
>> so now the cocking can be delayed, and when the sound occurs it is  
>> less
>> loud than before?
>> In any event the upgrade was trouble
>>> free and replacing a card with a previous exposure on it has meant  
>>> I have
>>> not had to redo a single setting. Remarkable.
>> many thanks and congratulations,   Steve
>>> Cheers
>>> Geoff
>>> 'She looks like an angel moving too fast for its glory'
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