Oly OM-D Firmware 1.5 Downloaded but I have no idea what is in it
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absolutic
Registered: Nov 04, 2008
Total Posts: 1079
Country: United States

My OM-D only had firmware 1.0... . so I downloaded the Oly updater in order to download firmware 1.1 (1.2 was suspended I guess). However, the updater took me all the way to firmware 1.5 which got installed. So I have firmware 1.5 now but I have no idea what's in it, there is no indication on Olympus' own site. I am using a Mac. Does anyone know?




absolutic
Registered: Nov 04, 2008
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absolutic
Registered: Nov 04, 2008
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http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/software/firm/omd/em5.html

the humming sound of OM-D is gone!!!! Only comes back on when you half-press the shutter button!



Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
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It also adds IS with legacy glass during video, which is pretty big. There were some other major bug fixes and such with 1.1 and 1.2 as well.



ISO1600
Registered: Jul 06, 2005
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holy crap, this is exciting. i can't wait to get home and download this to have IS w/ legacy glass for video!!!!



anthonysemone
Registered: Mar 08, 2008
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Fantastic is correct and I'm waiting on UPS right now



retrait
Registered: Jul 04, 2007
Total Posts: 2046
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Thanks everyone to this post. I have been waiting for this fix a long time and here it is today. Just got mine updated. It's fantastic.



hongkietan
Registered: Jun 06, 2003
Total Posts: 308
Country: Netherlands

Are there any changes with respect to the bracketing? Our om-d was shipped with 1.2.



surf monkey
Registered: May 24, 2005
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Country: United States

absolutic wrote:

http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/software/firm/omd/em5.html

the humming sound of OM-D is gone!!!! Only comes back on when you half-press the shutter button!


Thanks for posting.
The humming sound is the one thing that annoys me about the OM-D



Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
Total Posts: 9828
Country: United States

Well, Edgar Maguyon should be happy. For weeks, adding IS support for legacy lenses in video was all that he could talk about...now it's here, so we know Olympus has made one customer very, very happy today.



FlyPenFly
Registered: Feb 14, 2011
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lol, I remember that guy. He must have been a video only user. I wonder if he still has the E-M5.



aleksanderpolo
Registered: Jan 18, 2010
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o wow, that would make it a great video camera. Good job Oly. Now if they also have focus peaking...



absolutic
Registered: Nov 04, 2008
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so the IS will work even with non-Oly/Panasonic lenses, via regular adapters?



surf monkey
Registered: May 24, 2005
Total Posts: 2422
Country: United States

I just updated mine, but it was a bit confusing.

For those who are trying to do it:
1) download the Updater software from Olympus (I just went through the 1.2 update link to get here: http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_downloads_updater_info.asp
2) load the software on your computer
3) connect your OMD to the computer with the provided USB cable, turn on the camera.
4) update the software: initially this will only go to firmware version 1.4
5) then update to the latest software: 1.5



surf monkey
Registered: May 24, 2005
Total Posts: 2422
Country: United States

absolutic wrote:
so the IS will work even with non-Oly/Panasonic lenses, via regular adapters?


Just tried it with my Contax 35-70 + adapter - worked great.

This is a very nice upgrade.



CalW
Registered: Mar 26, 2005
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Country: United States

Stopping the hum implies less is operating, so perhaps less power consumption and better battery life Would be nice...



FlyPenFly
Registered: Feb 14, 2011
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Country: United States

Using IS with a legacy Zoom is a bit of a pain.



joychris
Registered: Feb 16, 2011
Total Posts: 192
Country: United States

FlyPenFly wrote:
Using IS with a legacy Zoom is a bit of a pain.


Its a godsend when shooting video IMHO. Thank you Olympus.



surf monkey
Registered: May 24, 2005
Total Posts: 2422
Country: United States

FlyPenFly wrote:
Using IS with a legacy Zoom is a bit of a pain.


How so?
Is it the focal length input that you're referring to?
For my Contax 35-70, I left it at 50mm and it seems to work well.
Much better than no IS.



surf monkey
Registered: May 24, 2005
Total Posts: 2422
Country: United States

I'm a bit surprised that this firmware update hasn't hit the various review sites, forums and blogs yet.



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