New firmware for the M8? Excitement! Miracle.
Total listed improvements:
- Support of the new lens “Leica Super-Elmar-M 21mm/f3.4”
- Optimization of internal processes
Wow. A new lookup for a $2k lens I’ll never own to correct for corner shading.
If Leica can’t expand on ‘optimization of internal processes’, I’m guessing nobody else will have a clue what they’re on about. Kinda seems like someone said: “We should add support for the new shiny [expensive] 21mm in that other camera we used to make…whatever it was called. What’s that? Looks like a measly update? Well, make something up. Tell them we’ve expanded the gigawatt potential…or streamlined the download footprint…or optimized some internal processes. What will they know?”
Seriously – if Leica can’t describe what the internal process is, or why it is to my benefit, why bother? They’ve already made it quite clear the M8 is a second class citizen, or else they would have added support for menu-based lens identification as per the M9.
If you’re an M8 owner and easily pleased, check it out here: