E-P1 firmware 1.2 released - improves CDAF speed.

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Brian Mosley, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Hello everyone,

    great news for all E-P1 owners... Olympus have released Firmware 1.2 for the E-P1.

    I've just updated my E-P1 and also noticed that version 1.1 firmware for the Lumix 20mm f1.7 is available - so updated that too.

    The good news - it's significantly improved the responsiveness and focusing speed with 17mm f2.8, 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 and 20mm f1.7 - all just exercised.

    My gut feeling is that Olympus have halved the gap in focusing speed, between their last firmware revision and Panasonic's G1/GH1/GF1 focusing speed.

    Update your E-P1 now - you do this by plugging into your machine running Olympus Master/Studio while connected to the internet.

    Make sure you have a fully charged battery installed first, and follow the instructions on screen.

    Kind Regards

    Brian
     
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  2. chylld

    chylld Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 13, 2010
    This is the best news I ever could have hoped for. Looks like tomorrow I'll be shopping around for an EP1 body and 20/1.7 lens :)
     
  3. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
  4. Lex

    Lex Mu-43 Rookie

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    Dec 21, 2009
  5. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Brian,
    Isn't the firmware for the 20 the one that was released a little while ago or is it a new one?
    Thanks in advance.....Don
     
  6. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    I think the date was early December Don - I just missed it.

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  7. photographworks

    photographworks Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 27, 2009
    Hi
    Interesting news. What does 'all just exercised' mean?
     
  8. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    It means I checked each of them on the updated E-P1, and all are improved.

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Thanks Brian,
    I thought I missed something...

    There is a marked improvement with the 20. It's like Greased Lightning....well....
    like Lightning...well...like ....it's faster than it was and it's nice.....

    I just love this camera..........shooter
     
  10. chylld

    chylld Mu-43 Regular

    160
    Jan 13, 2010
    I have just 2 questions left:

    1) Do portrait photos come out portrait on the computer? With the GF1 + 20/1.7, you had to rotate your portrait shots manually.

    2) White or silver?? :biggrin:
     
  11. nTo

    nTo Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 28, 2009
    Indonesia
    Dear Brian,

    When u said there was also firware update v.1.1 for the 20mm f1.7
    Is it for the Lumix-G Cameras?

    Or, still only for the EPs...
    Thanx.
     
  12. chylld

    chylld Mu-43 Regular

    160
    Jan 13, 2010
    There were separate v1.1 firmware updates for both the GF1 and the 20/1.7.
     
  13. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Yes, and silver (though White is tempting) :smile:
     
  14. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    cant wait to upgrade this firmware
     
  15. Bikenut

    Bikenut Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 10, 2010
    Ireland
    Brian

    About the Panny 20mm......
    I updated the 1.2 firmware. On the cam it reads body 1.2; lens 1.1 when the 14-42 is mounted. When the 20mm is mounted, ir reads lens 1.0.
    Will I need to mount the 20mm onto the camera and install with the same precedure through Master Studio 2 again to upgrade the 20mm too? :dash2:

    Thanks in advance,
    Bikenut
     
  16. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Yes, you need to update each device (body, lens) individually... if you connect the camera with 20mm f1.7 mounted, Olympus Studio will recognise the lens if it needs updating.

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  17. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    Peter
    Thanks Brian. I only got around to registering here today so you beat me to my own figures!!!

    I think I will take my camera to work with me tomorrow and do a wander around town to find out what it is like with a bit of sunlight. It was miserable and raining today (but we really needed the rain).

    Cheers

    PeterB666
     
  18. Bikenut

    Bikenut Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 10, 2010
    Ireland
    Ref: Brian

    Thanks V much!!:bravo-009:
     
  19. nTo

    nTo Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 28, 2009
    Indonesia
    Dear Brian and all,

    Thanx for the info...so how about updating the GF1's firmware? What application should i use?

    Regards,
    nTo
     
  20. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009