New EM-5 Firmware v.2 - Any Problems, Complaints or Reservations?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by jnewell, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    (specifically not looking for any comments on Oly's firmware update process - thanks!)

    I have been reading all the posts on the new firmware. It seems that other than getting used to the new small focus box and setting it up correctly, no one has run into any problems with the new firmware? I have had a couple of instances over the years where I was an early adopter (early installer) of firmware updates that turned out to be a little buggy and thought I'd ask before I go ahead and install v.2. Thanks for any feedback! :smile:
  2. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    No problems.
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  3. Muntjack

    Muntjack Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 26, 2010
    No problems here at all either.
    You do need to target the spot carefully in low light I find as it can hunt if you aim at low contrast area (near an eye maybe instead of on the eye). Previously the larger square would have probably caught it.

    Otherwise it's all good.

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  4. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2013
    No problems
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  5. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    great so far. So much easier to get and keep that little focus box.
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  6. Mat - MirrorLessons

    Mat - MirrorLessons Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 10, 2013
    No problem either ;)
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  7. Kilauea

    Kilauea Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 9, 2012
    Works fine.
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  8. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    I'll join the crowd - update works fine and was very welcome!


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  9. riverr02

    riverr02 Mu-43 Veteran

    May 2, 2011
    New York
    Yup, works great. Not a single issue thankfully.
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  10. Dch

    Dch Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 20, 2013
    I was hoping it would improve my pictures, but not much luck... I still suck! :smile:
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  11. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 6, 2012
    No problems from here. I think the usual 1 week wait before committing is a good rule of thumb but I jumped on this really quickly because I wanted to try the smaller focus boxes.

    I noticed this too and started a thread about it. It is more accurate when it locks but it may be less forgiving.
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  12. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Thanks all - I figured any issues would have surfaced quickly, but wanted to make sure. I appreciate all the answers. :thumbup:

  13. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Yes - I had expected that would be the case. The risk with the larger square was that although focus lock was fast and accurate, focus point *selection* was not always certain, so there is a trade-off. I'd rather have more control over the AF, though. :2thumbs:

  14. LowriderS10

    LowriderS10 Monkey with a camera.

    May 19, 2013
    I installed it the second it came out (thanks to the awesome and alert members on this board!) and I've had no problems at all with it! :)

    EDIT: Yes, you have to be more aware of having something with enough contrast in the little AF box than with the big box (to allow the camera to lock on), but that was to be expected. If you're keeping that in mind, it's fine (btw, this isn't a limitation of the firmware or the camera, it's merely how all cameras work), it's just more apparent on our cameras now.
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  15. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Completely true. And not a problem for those of us who are attentive users. :smile:
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  16. trwtrw

    trwtrw Mu-43 Rookie

    Jun 16, 2013
    With the update do we have the ability to switch between the small and large focus boxes?
  17. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 6, 2012
    Yes you can pick whether or not you'd like small or regular size focus boxes.
  18. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Since I mostly use manual focus I misunderstood the small boxes ... they only are used in AF. MF zoom stuff remains exactly the same as it was (is).
  19. Dad3*3

    Dad3*3 Mu-43 Rookie

    Jan 21, 2010
    No problem either. I always get a little nervous when doing firmware updates but so far so good.
  20. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    It's all good for me too. If you were using the Olympus Viewer 3 software, they had updated that to Version 1.2 & had to follow quickly with 1.21 because of a few issues, so I can understand your hesitation (for the E-M5 update), but it appears to be fine & useful for me (I did skip 1.7 because it was pointless to me).
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