Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Firmware Version and EXIF

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Firmware Version and EXIF

    Following on from the E-3 focussing topic on this group and elsewhere. It seems it would be useful in the diagnosis for Olympus to know if the firmware version of the lens can be read when the mis-focus issue has arisen. It would be handy if one could look at a past shot with a perceived problem and see if the firmware could be read at the time.
    Phil Harvey's EXIF tool allows this. embeded in the exif data is the lens and body firmware version, amongst loads of other information, both useful and unexplained.
    The latest version (currently up to 7.08) may be obtained at;

    http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/

    I don't know of course if the lens firmware version is read into the camera when the lens is fitted/powered up, or for each shutter release. Perhaps someone with an Oly contact may be able to clarify this.

    I've posted this as another topic since the EXIF tool is such a good program that it would be a shame for users of other bodies to miss out.
    Best Regards
    Bill

    The nearest I have to a home page.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/peak4/
    They're Watching You!

  • #2
    Re: Firmware Version and EXIF

    Originally posted by peak4 View Post
    Following on from the E-3 focussing topic on this group and elsewhere. It seems it would be useful in the diagnosis for Olympus to know if the firmware version of the lens can be read when the mis-focus issue has arisen. It would be handy if one could look at a past shot with a perceived problem and see if the firmware could be read at the time.
    Phil Harvey's EXIF tool allows this. embeded in the exif data is the lens and body firmware version, amongst loads of other information, both useful and unexplained.
    The latest version (currently up to 7.08) may be obtained at;

    http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/

    I don't know of course if the lens firmware version is read into the camera when the lens is fitted/powered up, or for each shutter release. Perhaps someone with an Oly contact may be able to clarify this.

    I've posted this as another topic since the EXIF tool is such a good program that it would be a shame for users of other bodies to miss out.
    Seems to be quite a nifty program. It not only shows which lens has been used but gives the serial number too.

    Thanks for the link.

    Regards. Barr1e
    Just like that - gone in a flash! Now in use.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Firmware Version and EXIF

      Thanks very much for bringing this nice piece of software to my attention. It looks really useful. It contiually amazes me just how good freeware can be.

      Cheers

      Chris

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Firmware Version and EXIF

        There is also a GUI available - so you can run it as an ordinary windows application.

        Thanks for bringing this tool to my attention

        http://freeweb.siol.net/hrastni3/fot...xiftoolgui.htm

        Nick
        Nick Temple-Fry

        Medicine as a science ranks somewhere between archaeology and economics.

        www.theChurchPhotographer.co.uk 90 Churches -- Fairford St Mary's, exceptionally splendid
        www.temple-fry.co.uk

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Firmware Version and EXIF

          Originally posted by Nick Temple-Fry View Post
          There is also a GUI available - so you can run it as an ordinary windows application.

          Thanks for bringing this tool to my attention

          http://freeweb.siol.net/hrastni3/fot...xiftoolgui.htm

          Nick
          Have you this (GUI) running under Vista Nick please.

          Regards. Barr1e
          Just like that - gone in a flash! Now in use.

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Firmware Version and EXIF

            Originally posted by Barr1e View Post
            Have you this (GUI) running under Vista Nick please.

            Regards. Barr1e
            Haven't tried yet - I downloaded on my XP machine - might give it a go this evening after I've cooked dinner

            Nick
            Nick Temple-Fry

            Medicine as a science ranks somewhere between archaeology and economics.

            www.theChurchPhotographer.co.uk 90 Churches -- Fairford St Mary's, exceptionally splendid
            www.temple-fry.co.uk

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Firmware Version and EXIF

              Originally posted by Nick Temple-Fry View Post
              Haven't tried yet - I downloaded on my XP machine - might give it a go this evening after I've cooked dinner

              Nick

              Thanks Nick. Just off for a curry.

              Regards.

              Barr1e
              Just like that - gone in a flash! Now in use.

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Firmware Version and EXIF

                Originally posted by Barr1e View Post
                Have you this (GUI) running under Vista Nick please.

                Regards. Barr1e
                Yes - no problem if

                a) download and extract the exiftool to a seperate folder
                b) delete the -k from the name of the exiftool
                c) download exiftoolgui and then extract into the same folder as the renamed exiftool

                Nick
                Nick Temple-Fry

                Medicine as a science ranks somewhere between archaeology and economics.

                www.theChurchPhotographer.co.uk 90 Churches -- Fairford St Mary's, exceptionally splendid
                www.temple-fry.co.uk

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Firmware Version and EXIF

                  Originally posted by Nick Temple-Fry View Post
                  Yes - no problem if

                  a) download and extract the exiftool to a seperate folder
                  b) delete the -k from the name of the exiftool
                  c) download exiftoolgui and then extract into the same folder as the renamed exiftool

                  Nick
                  Thanks for that Nick. Amazing how much extra info is discovered over that of what I am already running.

                  Regards. Barr1e

                  ps - I enjoyed your website.
                  Just like that - gone in a flash! Now in use.

                  Comment

                  Working...
                  X