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12-35mm firmware update

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by LowTEC, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. LowTEC

    LowTEC Mu-43 Regular

    Just found out that Panasonic just came out with a firmware 1.1 update for the 12-35mm lens today, in case some of you haven't noticed :thumbup:
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  2. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    What does it do?

  3. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    Speeds up the focus for the GH3

  4. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    just that? :rolleyes: 
  5. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    It may also improve AF on the OM-D, since it's an update to take advantage of the 240fps sensor readout of the GH3, but the OM-D also has 240fps sensor readout.
  6. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    It probably will help on the OMD then. It sounds like a faster communication update, like using firmware to make an MSC lens match the speed of an MSC R lens.
  7. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Ok. I found the stupid non standard Olympus USB cable and did the firmware update. Not sure if it's faster on the E-M5 or not. It could be... I think it might be.... I'm not so sure....

    It's not like the 12-35 was slow before the update.

  8. metalmania

    metalmania Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 19, 2012
    Is it safe to update using Olympus body?
  9. LowTEC

    LowTEC Mu-43 Regular

    I did update just fine with my OMD, takes 2 minutes though
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  10. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Yep. No probs. just a few minutes.

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  11. m43man

    m43man Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 28, 2012
    How would I even know about this update without reading this site?! Great post! Great site!
  12. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    I just updated mine on my E-M5. Supposed to focus faster, but I don't really notice any difference. Like others have said, it was no slacker to begin with in terms of AF speed...
  13. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I need to d/l and install - I wonder if they've fixed the not-so-smooth constant aperture mode?
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