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    Firmware 1.201 is on the Leica site

    The new firmware is on the Leica Germany site.

    http://de.leica-camera.com/service/d.../m8/index.html

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    Re: Firmware 1.201 is on the Leica site

    Thanks Robert
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    Re: Firmware 1.201 is on the Leica site

    this is just now available in the US site while you were posting this.

    http://en.leica-camera.com/service/d...er_cameras/m8/

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    Looks like some good reading. Thanks
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    Re: Firmware 1.201 is on the Leica site

    I just walked around my house, a veritable obstacle course for AWB, and I'll be damned if the M8's new AWB didn't handle the switch from sunlight to clouds to tungsten, to full spectrum incandescent to fluorescent with panache and aplomb! It nailed every frame!

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    Re: Firmware 1.201 is on the Leica site

    Seems almost automatic. you sure you have a M8 in your hand my dear.

    Nice welcome is it not
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    Re: Firmware 1.201 is on the Leica site

    For those interested, took a brief look through the lens codes in the new firmware; I can't see any sign of any new codes, so no new M lenses this time round.

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    Re: Firmware 1.201 is on the Leica site

    Quote Originally Posted by sandymc View Post
    For those interested, took a brief look through the lens codes in the new firmware; I can't see any sign of any new codes, so no new M lenses this time round.

    Sandy
    I also checked that. Same lenses. But they fixed some of the data tables. The correct model number appears for the Summarit 35mm and the maximum aperture of the WATE is no longer 1.0. Carl Bretteville tells me that the meta data handling is unchanged.

    Locating the tables that are used for the scene dependent white balance estimateion will take much more careful study.

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    Re: Firmware 1.201 is on the Leica site

    The LCD comes on quicker when turned on now. It shows 0, then the battery level, and finally updates the available shot counter. I think they probably made significant changes to the startup.

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    Re: Firmware 1.201 is on the Leica site

    The AWB really is quite good now! They went from being among the worst to among the best. It's better than the Canons I've used, although they may have improved the last few years as well.

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    Re: Firmware 1.201 is on the Leica site

    Quote Originally Posted by Jan Brittenson View Post
    The AWB really is quite good now! They went from being among the worst to among the best. It's better than the Canons I've used, although they may have improved the last few years as well.
    S'truth!!

    It handles tungsten/fluorescent combos with ease! WOW!

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    Re: Firmware 1.201 is on the Leica site

    AWB is now somewhere between fine and great.
    I am completely peeved at Leica's marketing department.
    The new web site annoyed me so much I wanted to throw one of my M8s at it (the one that can't tell time).
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    Re: Firmware 1.201 is on the Leica site



    Bob, you crack me up!
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    Re: Firmware 1.201 is on the Leica site

    Well, I just got a mad-scroll incident after turning on the camera, pushing the SET button and down scrolling with the wheel... off it went.

    It's interesting also that Leica changed the EV adjustment. You no longer have the same interface as before (as we still have with ISO), now it just changes in a single line.

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    Re: Firmware 1.201 is on the Leica site

    Quote Originally Posted by rwfreund View Post
    AWB is now somewhere between fine and great.
    I am completely peeved at Leica's marketing department.
    The new web site annoyed me so much I wanted to throw one of my M8s at it (the one that can't tell time).
    -bob
    at first i didn't understand why you said this yesterday until i visited the site this morning. ERGH! there ought to be a law against using adobe Flash the way they did! the episodes are so Corny. you want to know what was really in Alex's girl friend's mind? she thought: what, a c-lux 2? you going cheap on me now??? what happened to the M8, and WHERE's the diamond ring?

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    Re: Firmware 1.201 is on the Leica site

    You mean Sapphire ring. LOL
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    Re: Firmware 1.201 is on the Leica site

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    S'truth!!

    It handles tungsten/fluorescent combos with ease! WOW!
    yes, and here are two test examples




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    Re: Firmware 1.201 is on the Leica site

    I did a little test today with multiple light sources and it did very, very well. The shot combines daylight, fluorescent light and incandescent (halogen) light. The image is straight from Lightroom with no adjustments.

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