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  • EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

    Press release here

    Focus stacking, silent mode, advanced focus peaking, MF manual clutch disable, and lots more.

    Doesn't say whether it obliterates previous settings though....
    Margaret

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    Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

    Wow - that's great news Bravo Olympus! Silent mode (full elec shutter??), focus stacking - I can hardly wait!!
    Paul
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    • #3
      Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

      Wow, that is a very big update for a camera which is two years old. Well done Olympus. I am sure it will lose the current settings but it sounds as if it will be worth the trouble.

      Ron

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      • #4
        Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

        Almost like giving us a new camera. Olympus seem to be learning fast about service and loyalty. Great news.
        John

        "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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        • #5
          Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

          This sounds particularly interesting ...." and customizable Super Control Panel"
          John

          "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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          • #6
            Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

            Focus stacking is a great addition...interesting to note the press release states it's only compatible with 60mm Macro, 12-40 & 40-150mm PRO lenses though.

            I'd like them to update the MF clutch firmware so that focus peaking is engaged when using the clutch - unless that's covered by the Advanced Focus Peaking feature (doubt it though).

            Good news for you E-M1 owners.

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            • #7
              Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

              My oh my. I count 18 features added. I am speechless, Thank-you Olympus, Thank-you.

              Sadly it looks like mine has to go to the Dr...yep rear dial sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. I think that's the common issue with this body, so no worries, I am not shocked or upset.

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              • #8
                Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

                Thanks Margaret and Beagletorque, it does indeed look interesting. And to think that I have only just upgraded from 3.0 to 3.1 and had to reset everything. Oh well, good job we're used to it.

                John

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                • #9
                  Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

                  Originally posted by sdb123 View Post
                  Focus stacking is a great addition...interesting to note the press release states it's only compatible with 60mm Macro, 12-40 & 40-150mm PRO lenses though.

                  I'd like them to update the MF clutch firmware so that focus peaking is engaged when using the clutch - unless that's covered by the Advanced Focus Peaking feature (doubt it though).

                  Good news for you E-M1 owners.
                  Just checked. I turned off magnify, turned on peaking in the menu, slid the ring on the 12-40mm to MF and I had focus peaking. So it won't do it automatically, you have to go through advanced menu, (gears), A

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                  • #10
                    Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

                    Thankfully I found an Excel spreadsheet here http://www.biofos.com/mft/omd_em1_settings.html
                    to record all my chosen camera settings! It will make it much easier to restore them after the update

                    Chris
                    Chris

                    Black OM-D E-M1 MkII, Silver PEN-F, Black Lumix GX7, and too many lenses!

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                    • #11
                      Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

                      The flip side is that I suppose it means an E-M1 replacement/mk2 is a very long way off. This is just a software update. Nothing wrong with the current hardware mind, but technology marches on.

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                      • #12
                        Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

                        Bl**dy Ek....I'm gobsmacked.

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                        • #13
                          Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

                          Originally posted by pvasc View Post
                          Just checked. I turned off magnify, turned on peaking in the menu, slid the ring on the 12-40mm to MF and I had focus peaking. So it won't do it automatically, you have to go through advanced menu, (gears), A
                          I know that's the case on the 12-40 but it doesn't so on the 17mm f/1.8 regardless of whether it's enabled in the menu - was widely reported in reviews and is a bit of a PITA (of course, can be mitigated by mapping buttons, etc.).

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                          • #14
                            Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

                            Originally posted by Zuiko View Post
                            Almost like giving us a new camera. Olympus seem to be learning fast about service and loyalty. Great news.
                            Unless you have an E-M5 Mk1 of course. We are just as loyal; where are our updates?
                            Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
                            Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, M.ZD 40-150 F4-5.6 R, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
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                            • #15
                              Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

                              Originally posted by OM USer View Post
                              Unless you have an E-M5 Mk1 of course. We are just as loyal; where are our updates?
                              I suppose the thinking is that they are updating current cameras so that the lower ranges do not have features that the range toppers don't. The E-M5 II is being updated to match the E-M10 II and the E-M1 will gain the same features as the E-M5 II plus one extra to justify its flagship status.

                              Unfortunately, the E-M5 MkI is no longer a current camera and will no longer be supported in the same way. I suspect the same thing will apply to the E-M1 when the Mk ii version is released.

                              Ron

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