Leica and Nikon have announced firmware updates this week, while Google has updated its Snapseed application.
Leica Camera has released firmware version 1.4 for the Leica T camera system, which expands the range of lenses usable on the Leica T, which shares the same Leica L bayonet mount with the new Leica SL system camera. The new firmware makes it possible to use the up-coming SL lenses on the Leica T: the Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24″“90 mm f/2.8″“4 ASPH., which will be available from 16 November 2015 and the Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90″“280 mm f/2.8″“4 and Leica Summilux-SL 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH., which will follow in 2016. The new firmware can be downloaded from the Leica website (www.leica-camera.com).
Nikon has released firmware version C1.10 for the D810, which adds the ability to control connected Atomos-compatible video recorders from the camera. It also includes several bug fixes, most of them associated with Live View and movie recording and corrected the camera’s tendency to assign file numbers incorrectly. The new firmware is available at http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/products/176/D810.html.
Google has released Snapseed 2.1 for Android, which contains a new ‘Develop’ tool that can open DNG.RAW files. This gives users greater flexibility for correcting exposure, contrast, saturation, white balance, highlight and shadow tones and clarity. Further improvements include the ability to hide controls on the main screen, improvements to the zoom navigator, preservation of full Exif metadata and the display of file names in the title bar. Users of the existing Snapseed app can update it via the Google Play Store. The latest version of Snapseed is available as a free download at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.niksoftware.snapseed&hl=en.