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    New M9 Firmware 1.196 on Leica download

    New version of Firmware out, here is what is listed about it on the Leica download page,

    I am interested to see what happens to my battery status on this one.
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    M9 Firmware Version 1.196

    1. Performance improvements:
    - 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.

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    Re: New M9 Firmware 1.196 on Leica download

    Just updated.. and then I realized that I'm using exactly the default settings, WTF?! One less thing to worry about, I guess.
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    Re: New M9 Firmware 1.196 on Leica download

    And just to save people a few clicks... Leica Camera AG - Downloads

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    Re: New M9 Firmware 1.196 on Leica download

    Downloaded it and... battery too low for update...oh the irony

    good thing i carry two

    updated and runnin fine so far... except this one did erase my profiles and i had to recreate them, no big deal though.

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    Re: New M9 Firmware 1.196 on Leica download

    Mine updated fine without removing my user settings.

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    Re: New M9 Firmware 1.196 on Leica download

    Quote Originally Posted by Spiritshooter View Post
    Mine updated fine without removing my user settings.
    Installed fine but indeed blew off the user settings (actually reset to factory defaults)_

    Woody

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    Re: New M9 Firmware 1.196 on Leica download

    Same here.

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyspedden View Post
    Installed fine but indeed blew off the user settings (actually reset to factory defaults)_

    Woody

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    Re: New M9 Firmware 1.196 on Leica download

    Hopefully this update will help out all the people that had problem before.
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