Leica M9 Firmware 1.138 Now Available!

It’s here! Leica released version 1.138 today for the Leica M9. You can get it at Leicas M9 page by clicking on “updates” on the right hand side of THIS page.

Improvements in the M9 Firmware Version 1.138 1. Camera Performance:

• Improved compatibility of SDHC cards. Nevertheless, we recommend our customers the “Extreme III” cards from the leading brand “SanDisk”.

• Improved Auto White Balance in conditions with power saving lamps and tungsten light.

Notice: The choice of SD and SDHC cards in the market is already very big and is constantly growing. Therefore, Leica Camera AG is not able to do comprehensive compatibility- and quality testing with all available cards in the market. We recommend leading brands such as “SanDisk”. Using other card types, will not damage camera or card, but as especially “no name” cards do not respect the full SD or SDHC standards, Leica Camera AG cannot warranty full function with those cards.

2. Bug fixes:

• Saving user profiles has been improved (changing from one profile to another did sometimes cause problems)

• Time display in “American” format corrected. • Auto power off bug fixed (camera did turn off automatically while using the Play Mode or scrolling

through the menu).


    • And it erases the picture counter, The pic name are L1000001 …
      Does somebody have a means to initialise the counter to 3000 ?

  1. Has anyone tested, if there is a noticable speed advantage in using a Extreme III SDHC card over a Ultra II? Would be interesting to know.

  2. Hey steve, love your blog. I just bought d lux4 through your site.
    I have a question. what are the setting to get the bokeh effect on this camera?

    • With the D-Lux 4, set to F2 and get in close to your subject. Then the background will be out of focus. Its tough with a small sensor camera but can be done 🙂 The D-Lux 4 has great macro capability as well.

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