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E-P3 Firmware v1.1 is live

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by sadwitch, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. sadwitch

    sadwitch Mu-43 Regular

    30
    Sep 9, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Just saw it at their Japanese site
     
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  2. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Details say:

    "
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    The issue of the buttons not working when the Monitor (Touch screen) is touched while using the Electronic viewfinder has been resolved.

    -
    The issue of the AF target not displaying while using the Eye-Fi card has been resolved."

    Updating mine as I type.
     
  3. Canonista

    Canonista Mu-43 Top Veteran

    563
    Sep 3, 2011
    L.A.
    The website is here: Joint update service for OLYMPUS E-SYSTEM - OLYMPUS Digital Camera

    It addresses the following issues:

    -The issue of the buttons not working when the Monitor (Touch screen) is touched while using the Electronic viewfinder has been resolved.

    -The issue of the AF target not displaying while using the Eye-Fi card has been resolved.
     
  4. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    856
    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    I appreciate all the guinea pigs... er I mean first firmware update adopters! :tongue:
     
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  5. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Installed. Don't have an eye-fi card so can't test the second point but I do have a VF-2 and touching the touch screen while the viewfinder is in use doesn't lock up any controls as far as I can see.
     
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  6. alessandro

    alessandro Mu-43 Regular

    153
    Jan 29, 2010
    Pizza mandolino here.
    I would appreciate a FW update to let choosing focus with my nose while looking through the VF.
    :-D
     
  7. JJJPhoto

    JJJPhoto Mu-43 Veteran

    252
    Jul 8, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Jerry Jackson Jr
    Looks like we FINALLY have a fix for the touchscreen/EVF bug!
     
  8. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Do you think we'll get an update for the 45mm 1.8 at some point?
     
  9. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    784
    Mar 3, 2010
    went well if somewhat slow with a 100mB connection probably server traffic
    It took ~ 8minutes.
    Remove SD card
    Do nothing as the rotating circle indicates downloading
    The LCD will be black.
    WAIT till the Graphic appears on the LCD
    WAIT TILL you see OK on the LCD
    pull the cable
    switch camera off
    choose > NEXT< to exit Olympus web site

    Firmware is now
    Body v 1.1
    Lens (Kit 14-42) v1.1
     
  10. DIS Ottawa

    DIS Ottawa Guest

    Is there any point to this update if you're using the VF3, which doesn't seem to have the problem and not using EyeFi cards?

    It seems to me this would be an unnecessary update for many of us.
     
  11. Phoque

    Phoque Mu-43 Regular

    164
    Sep 18, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    I was happy at the sight of this news, but I'm actually underwhelmed.

    I was looking for that "noise reduction = off really means off" update.

    I also would have loved to see an update allowing the focus on Fn2. How in the hell have they been able to overlook that, it would just have been the most natural position for the feature!
     
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  12. NaturalWoman

    NaturalWoman Mu-43 Regular

    67
    Sep 8, 2011
    new jersey
    Valerie
    do all of the ep3s have this problem. i haven't had a problem so far and i'm scared to update because it just told me that i can't reverse this. (i'm of the if it ain't broke crowd) now i'm sucking my thumb, rocking back and forth unable to pull the trigger. i never had an olympus camera that required an update, only outdated stuff.
     
  13. creezalird

    creezalird Mu-43 Regular

    27
    Oct 17, 2011
    are u sure u dont have the problem regarding the touchscreen (with EVF and also without EVF)?

    but this update only fixed the EVF with touchscreen bug which in my case, i own no EVF
    btw, i've just updated mine, everything is in the flow, nothing new because i can't really test them, own no EVF or eye-fi. but i just prefer to get my stuff all updated..cheers
     
  14. Rudi

    Rudi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    574
    Aug 16, 2010
    Australia
    Updated without problem.
     
  15. tonys05

    tonys05 Mu-43 Rookie

    14
    Aug 17, 2010
    Philly
    I just used Olympus Viewer 2 to update via my MBPro. went flawlessly, updating both the camera and the 17/2.8 to 1.1
     
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  16. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    856
    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    #1 rule about firmware updates: if you're not personally affected by the firmware fix, don't do it.
     
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  17. krysdafur

    krysdafur Mu-43 Regular

    104
    Apr 22, 2011
    SoCal
    Good rule...I wasn't affected by the VF2/touch screen bug but I did the update anyways. Now my Panny 20mm is clicking more than before and even the 14mm is clicking. :dash2::doh:
     
  18. NaturalWoman

    NaturalWoman Mu-43 Regular

    67
    Sep 8, 2011
    new jersey
    Valerie
    thanks. i won't. i don't have a viewfinder or wifi card.
     
  19. Rudi

    Rudi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    574
    Aug 16, 2010
    Australia
    It sounds good in theory. Unfortunately manufacturers often include fixes that they don't mention, for things they hope their customers haven't even noticed yet. Yes, there is a small risk involved with each firmware update, but overall it's a good idea to keep your gear current, much like your computer. Today's cameras are computers after all.