Olympus PEN-F, OM-D E-M1/M5 Mark II and lenses get firmware update

Brittany A. Roston - May 8, 2017, 1:00am CDT
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Olympus PEN-F, OM-D E-M1/M5 Mark II and lenses get firmware update

Olympus has announced firmware updates for its PEN-F camera, as well as the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and OM-D E-M5 Mark II models. In addition to updating the three cameras’ software, Olympus has also released firmware for some of its M.ZUIKO PRO and PREMIUM lenses. Among the new features and changes comes full and ‘true compatibility’ with the Profoto Air Remote TTL-O. Depending on device, owners can expect to see things like Art Filters, additional tonal control, feature compatibility with non-Olympus flashes, and more.

READ: Olympus PEN-F Review: Retro done right

The new Olympus firmware is available to download now. If you own the E-M1 Mark II camera, you’ll see some new features that have already been made available on the E-M5 Mark II. And, at the same time, those with the E-M5 Mark II are getting some features that have already been available on the E-M1 Mark II.

These features include things like the ability to save camera settings on a computer, better AF Targeting Pad for the rear LCD, and a new High Res Shot and Focus Staking mode made available to those who are using flashes made by a company other than Olympus. As we’d expect, the firmware update also brings some bug fixes — primarily for the M1. This includes a more stable battery level display and better color reproduction on the viewfinder.

As for the lens updates, the firmware changelog is as follows:

– M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO Firmware Ver 1.1 and M.ZUIKO Digital ED 300mm f/4.0 IS PRO Firmware Ver 1.2 improves silent sequential shooting performance when image stabilization is active

– M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO Firmware Ver 1.1 improves 5-Axis Sync IS performance


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