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Leica is looking for M8/M9 firmware testers

Discussion in 'Leica M Forum' started by BBW, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Just received an email via L-Camera, and thought I'd share the information with some here who might be interested. Probably the best way to find out more is to go to L Camera's Blog: Leica Blog ยป Application Leica M9 Firmware Testing
    Read on for more details and if you end up being involved, please report back to us.:thumbup:
     
  2. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Will they give me a Leica to test the firmware? If so, then I'm in!!!
     
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  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Who knows!:biggrin:
     
  4. dixeyk

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    Sure!!!

    If the firmware comes with an M8.2 or M9 attached...sure.
     
  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Now, now you two - we have a couple o' Leica shooters here who just might be up for this once they see it. If it's a first come, first served kind of thing the chances are that they're filling up fast, I'd think.
     
  6. Brian

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    Jul 7, 2010
    I got my M8 and M9 for the test.

    They didn't send them out to you guys?
     
  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Great, Brian! Besides you here, I know that James, Armando, Deirdre and BillN have Leicas...and probably I'm forgetting someone else.

    Please let us know how things work out!
     
  8. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 26, 2010
    I'm going on vacation soon, so I want my firmware to be as reliable as possible. Not the time to beta test! If it weren't for that, I'd be happy to.
     
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  9. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    They wouldn't give it to me, I'm using a Voigtlander lens, they'd want it to be tested with coding and Leica lenses I would think.
     
  10. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

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    You don't have a Leica lens? I should have written that differently, James. What I meant to say was that I was surprised that you didn't have a Leica lens.
     
  11. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Oh. I have no coded Leica lenses. All my Leica lenses are about as old as I am. So I'm not what they're looking for, sadly. Sigh.
     
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  12. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    I would love the 50mm f/0.95 but I'm too po' at the moment.
     
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  13. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 26, 2010
    I have the 50mm f/1.1 Voigtlander, but that's a stretch for me to afford.

    My newest Leica lens is from the 70s. Oldest is from the early 50s.
     
  14. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Do you have some photos with those 50s lenses on your flikr?
     
  15. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Not yet. Just got it and it's been POURING all week. :(
     
  16. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Take some photos of the rain!! I've been wanting to do a bit of that myself.
     
  17. Brian

    Brian SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 7, 2010
    I really like this Nokton. How is the focus with yours? I found a little bit of "Tweeking" was required for close-up and wide-open on the M8. It back-focused slightly, I put a layer of copper tape on the RF cam to correct it.

    Let me know, this is an easy fix.
     
  18. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 26, 2010
    As soon as I have some good tests, I'll let you know. Rain can stop any day now.
     
  19. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Promise to start a new thread on this combination, Deirdre, when it stops raining.:thumbup:
     
  20. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Yes. Meanwhile, back to firmware testing.
     
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