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Does new firmware 1.1 improve S-AF?

  
 
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Does new firmware 1.1 improve S-AF?


a thread from a different Olympus user group...
https://www.e-group.uk.net/forum/forum/cameras-lenses-and-system-accessories/camera-conference/micro-four-thirds/olympus-om-1/879229-does-new-firmware-1-1-improve-s-af

"Does new firmware 1.1 improve S-AF?
4 days ago
Reinhard Wagner (German Olympus specialist) writes in his blog that the new firmware improved the S-AF precision a lot.
Can anyone confirm that?"

I did not think it held much water but...ok...maybe there is something to this AF thing...?
i went out all day today (-06:30 to 16:00- 4 heavily wooded public parks/nature reserve) and I came home with over 3000 images to look through.
i've had to take a break from the cull to write this...
with my OM-1 and 150-400Pro i am seeing incredible sharpness...I've seen it before but no so often and so consistant (I am now seeing many images of many bursts super sharp instead of one or two images in three or four bursts).
at first i noticed the very impressive sharpness, i was looking at images with 1/2000 at ISO200...i chalked it up to having plenty of light and a fast shutter....but I am seeing the same in backlight images and with shutter speeds of 1/320 and ISOs well above 200.
very strangely great results so far...hoping for more.

I don't often do so but I was going to skip this fw update as I was not bothered with lock-up issues and I do not use Atomos.
Didn't seem like there was anything in it for me. I may be wrong.

I am using LR.
I did hear, a while back, OMDS mention something-or-other that once Adobe has a fully operational OM-1 camera profile, people will then see what the camera is really all about.
I wonder if that has anything to do with anything?



May 28, 2022 at 09:17 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Does new firmware 1.1 improve S-AF?


Paul I have understood over the years that there might be many little benefits in a firmware update that is not mentioned. So I do a firmware update for the not mentioned that could be there .


May 29, 2022 at 09:25 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Does new firmware 1.1 improve S-AF?


PV Hiker wrote:
Paul I have understood over the years that there might be many little benefits in a firmware update that is not mentioned. So I do a firmware update for the not mentioned that could be there .


i've heard the same for years and usually did all fw updates too.
i find it odd that OMDS would not mention improved focus accuracy if there was such to be had.
all i am sayng is that i changed no camera settings and i certainly did not improve upon my technique yet i am seeing a lot more well focused images (hence sharp sharp sharp) than i normally find at the end of the day.



May 29, 2022 at 04:10 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Does new firmware 1.1 improve S-AF?


Iím just kind of curious as to others experience, to wit.,.

Over the past months with my OM-1, using mostly my PL100-400 on both active (BiFs) and stationary subjects, Iíve pretty much completely stopped using S-AF in favor of C-AF. Iím finding that by careful selection of the various focusing boxes, from Full all the way down to Single, I can tailor my focusing to the point that I can do BiFs or dig small critters out of the foliage, all without locking the focus via S-AF as I used to do.

I have a few friends shooting the OM-1 and they seem to be leaning the same way, even with wider lenses.



May 31, 2022 at 12:48 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Does new firmware 1.1 improve S-AF?


I do not notice a difference with my OM-1 since firmware update.


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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Does new firmware 1.1 improve S-AF?


I can't speak to what improvements there may be because when I received my OM-1 a week ago the FIRST thing I did after charging the battery was load OM Workspace and loaded the firmware update. I will tell you this, to ME for years now the only place deserving of Adobe software is the trash can. If you download a free trial copy of the ON1 software, which is 25% off at the moment (as I did a few days ago) and run their AI Noise Reduction/Sharpening function it will blow your mind. They have all the profiles lens and camera wise for the OM-1 right now. I was so skeptical as I'm a devout DXO PHotolab Prime user, but this set me on my ear. Give it a try and do report back. Dump that Adobe crap it will change your workflow for the better.


Jun 16, 2022 at 01:02 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Does new firmware 1.1 improve S-AF?


As an update to my earlier post......

I did the OM-1 update and am now back to using S-AF on stationary subjects.....must have been some magic in that old silk hat.



Jun 17, 2022 at 05:14 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Does new firmware 1.1 improve S-AF?


I agree that the new ON1 program itís pretty darn good. I am also primarily a DxO user but the real time denoise feature in ON1 is a real eye-opener. Itís like having Topaz denoise built-in. And it works with the news OM Ė 1 too , which is what led me to look into ON1 again after moving elsewhere a couple years ago. I think Iíll use ON1 again for a while and see how things work out. ó Joan


Jun 17, 2022 at 06:34 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Does new firmware 1.1 improve S-AF?


dcisive wrote:
I can't speak to what improvements there may be because when I received my OM-1 a week ago the FIRST thing I did after charging the battery was load OM Workspace and loaded the firmware update. I will tell you this, to ME for years now the only place deserving of Adobe software is the trash can. If you download a free trial copy of the ON1 software, which is 25% off at the moment (as I did a few days ago) and run their AI Noise Reduction/Sharpening function it will blow your mind. They have all the profiles lens
...Show more

DXO has HQ, Prime and DeepPrime noise reduction which is quite good. Are you saying the ON1 results are better? Just curious.



Jun 21, 2022 at 03:29 PM







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