New Settings - New Performance

on April 14, 2016

Firmware Update Day, folks!

And this time it is not the Fujifilm corporation providing you with a little electronic gift - this time your benefactors are the Nikon Australia people and the Leica people.

The photographers who are currently using - or are considering - the Nikon D810 and D810A cameras will be cheered to know that there is a firmware update available now for these:

For the D810 you can progress from version 1.10 to version 1.11 while with the D810A the version goes from 1.00 to 1.01. The main issue dealt with is an improvement when the camera is attached to the Nikon WR-R10 wireless remote controller that is running firmware version 3.00. Now the cameras will respond properly.

Here is the internet information to set you on the track:

Now the enthusiasts and collectors using the Leica SL will also be delighted to take on board their new firmware update. It will be bringing the camera up to version 2.0.

You go to their Leica website to gain the new material, but you'll find a number of improvements: new AF points, faster focus, direct exposure compensation available on the top wheel, and an extended range of shutter speeds. Would you believe 1/16,000 second? That's nearly fast enough to catch our cat from the time it gets in the door until it gets to its food bowl...

More: further improvements to JPEG images, white balance, video, and the focus peaking function. Altogether a good thing to do.

Registered owners of this fine camera system can log into the Leica Owner's Area at:

They can download the free firmware or take advantage of the opportunity to have the camera brought up to date with the free update service offered at Camera Electronic.

The nicest thing about free firmware updates from whichever manufacturer you follow is that they act like little electronic charges into the photographers brain, as well as the camera. New things that the cameras can do seem to drive the shooters out and into the sunshine or rain to try it all out, and new picture ideas multiply.