Okay this is just weird ... but a little birdie told me that the M9 firmware can be loaded into a M8 ... that some Leica person told him it was possible but obviously not all aspects would be applicable.
Now I am simply to much of a chicken to try it since I don't know if it's true, and if I did unsuccessfully try it whether you can revert to the old firmware.
I wonder what aspects of the M9 could be applied to the M8 even if this could be done with firmware?
Could the expanded ISO choices be implemented via firmware? What about the non-coded lens selections?
Could it be that Leica doesn't want this known as it would lessen the appeal of the M9?
Seems possible but not probable. Yet it does opens up intriguing possibilities to enhance the M8 experience.
If they have the ability to issue a new M8 firmware with these improvements, that would be great news for loyal M8 users. They did it after the M8.2 came out, maybe they will do it again.