New firmware ships for Leica S2 DSLR


posted Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 1:23 PM EDT

Leica's logo. Click here to visit the Leica Camera website!Germany's Leica Camera AG has released updated firmware for its Leica S2 digital SLR, bringing improved flash performance and adding support for a recently-announced mount adapter.

Leica S2 firmware version includes the following changes, according to the official release notes:

  • Support of the new Hasselblad lens adapter Leica S-Adapter H –full functionality (order no. 16030)

  • Improvement of flash synchronization with 1/125s focal plane shutter

Announced earlier this week, the Leica S-Adapter H allows use of Hasselblad H-system lenses on the Leica S2's S-system mount. Available immediately, the S-Adapter H retains all functions including autofocus, shutter and diaphragm control, and is priced at US$1,950.

The firmware update is available to download from the Leica owners' website.