Leica M9 and M9-P Firmware Update Version 1.196 now Live!
Today Leica released new firmware for all M9 and M9-P owners! It seems they are still working on the SD Card issues that have plagues some users for a while as there are now more SD card improvements. Looks like they also added the new APO 50 Summicron to the lens detection and improved upon the power management. Overall a decent update. If you want to update your M9 to the latest and greatest, click here and then once you hit that page look to the right and click “UPDATES”.
Leica’s list of improvements this time around:
Further improvements of SD-Card compatibility.
Implementation of the Lens detection of the new APO-Summicron-M 1:2/50mm ASPH.
Improved power management.
The camera is now measuring battery stability internally. In case of weak battery stability, the camera switches off automatically.
Using old batteries could have lead to camera crashes and banding stripes under certain conditions with the previous firmware versions. Especially the usage of nearly 6 years old M8 batteries proved to be critical.
It is the nature of Li-ion batteries that the capacity weakens after a certain time.
We recommend replacing the batteries for the M8 and the M9 after 3 years at the latest. Heavy usage can even accelerate the aging process, and then batteries should be replaced earlier.
In case that the total amount of pictures, that can be taken with a certain battery, is significantly lower than before with Firmware 1.196, we recommend replacing this battery.
New batteries can be ordered at all Leica Dealers (Order Number 14464 )
Please be aware that your settings and your user profiles can be deleted after the firmware update. Please make a note of your settings and user profiles before you run the firmware update.