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Panasonic 45-200mm new firmware v1.3

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by FastCorner, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. FastCorner

    FastCorner Mu-43 Veteran

    May 28, 2011
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  2. meekthabeast

    meekthabeast Mu-43 Rookie

    Jan 30, 2012
    Just updated the lens and am using it on a E-PL3, it seems to lock stabilization better than before. This is with in body IS off.
  3. F1L1P

    F1L1P Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 2, 2010
    I think that too, although I'm not sure if that is due to fact that lately I've been mostly using the slowish 20mm.
  4. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 15, 2010
    I'll download and install it at night. Thanks.
  5. Muntjack

    Muntjack Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 26, 2010
    IQ ??

    Anyone notice better IQ at the long end of this lens? That's where everyone found a weakness. This IS improvement must help right?

    I use mainly primes now but I've had a lot of fun with this lens and in fact the first u4/3 pic I hung on the wall was from the 45-200.

  6. Went to the Pany Product Support page. Under drivers/download tab the latest firmware update is v1.2 from 11/25/2009.

    Where is the latest update located?
  7. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 5, 2011
    Follow the link in the original post. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "accept." The link for the 45-200 is about halfway down the list of lens firmware updates.
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  8. manju69

    manju69 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jul 1, 2011
    Stroud, UK
    Hi - did you do this through the oly updater? I have a PL3 as well and the Panasonic site points me to the oly site. thanks!
  9. GShooter

    GShooter Mu-43 Regular

    I have downloaded the update to desktop, extracted the file ES100213.lim, but I am getting the message "Windows cannot open this file". Is anybody else having this problem? Can anybody suggest a solution? My OS is Windows XP.
  10. F1L1P

    F1L1P Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 2, 2010
    Have you followed the instructions? You are not supposed to run it on your PC. Copy it to your memory card and insert it in your camera.
  11. acercanto

    acercanto Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 15, 2011
    SW VA, USA
    I've done it on mine. Copy .lin file to root of the SD card, insert and go to Review. Let it do its thing, and voila! 1.3.

  12. paullgj

    paullgj Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 16, 2011
    Brownsville, TX
    Not much luck trying to download upgrade

    Help! Not much luck here trying to download the 1.3 firmware upgrade for the 45-200. I get a zipped file which is supposed to be self extracting, but isn't. I can't get it to unzip. Needless to say, I can't place it on the desktop before moving it into the root file of the SD card in the camera.

    Machine is Mac Powerbook.
  13. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Your Mac should be able to unzip the file whether it's self-extracting or not. It may be damaged. I just checked and it should be named FS045200V13.zip and is 197KB on disk. Check that you have the right file and the size is correct.

    It unzips to a file called ES100213.lin that is 528 KB. Since the name is different than the zip file it won't show up right next it in an alphabetical list.

  14. paullgj

    paullgj Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 16, 2011
    Brownsville, TX
    Thanks for the info Fred. I was able to find ES100213.lin in the files, but couldn't open it. Got a reading something about a UNIX file. My laptop may have some problems. On Monday I'll try with a different unit.

  15. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    You don't open it on your computer. Copy it onto your camera's sd card and follow the instructions on the update web site.

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