Leica has announced plans to offer a major upgrade to its M8 digital rangefinder camera. Consisting of a new shutter - promising lower noise and vibration during exposure - and a protective sapphire glass LCD cover, the service may be pre-booked from March 2008 with the program due to commence as of August on a first-come-first-served basis. An additional two years of warranty cover is included and Leica has said it is investigating future upgrades including changes to the digital capture system - not least a possible sensor swap. Get the full details after the jump.

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