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Maria
8th February 2017, 02:30 PM
Firmware for the Panasonic 100-400 lens:

2/Fixed the instability of Auto Focus when the focus switch set to [5m - ∞], using Olympus Imaging Corporation's OM-D E-M1 MarkII.

http://cs.olympus-imaging.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/software/firm/e1/#pana_ml

http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/index2.html

Updated mine to fix option 2 - the lens focus limiter now works fine on the EM1 MkII.

Bengeo
8th February 2017, 03:28 PM
That's good news. I wonder if it also solves the panning issue when using the lens IS.

Maria
10th March 2017, 08:53 AM
Firmware 1.2 for the 100-400 has now been released:

"Improved the performance of O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer)"

http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/dl/rs100400.html

blu-by-u
10th March 2017, 09:01 AM
Does it allow the ProCap to work on the EM1.2?

Maria
10th March 2017, 02:53 PM
Does it allow the ProCap to work on the EM1.2?

No - that's still greyed out. I suspect it would need something to enable it from the Olympus side - if it was at all possible with any non-Olympus lenses. Not sure whether their are technical issues that are stopping this, or a marketing strategy!

blu-by-u
11th March 2017, 01:25 AM
No - that's still greyed out. I suspect it would need something to enable it from the Olympus side - if it was at all possible with any non-Olympus lenses. Not sure whether their are technical issues that are stopping this, or a marketing strategy!

It does not work for the fourthird lenses also. Think it's a marketing ploy. :mad: (Oly, Proof me wrong)

Growltiger
11th March 2017, 08:39 AM
It does not work for the fourthird lenses also. Think it's a marketing ploy. :mad: (Oly, Proof me wrong)

Apparently there are technical issues relating to the speed of the aperture mechanism. That is why you can't use ProCap at an aperture smaller than f/8. The old 4/3 lenses have mechanisms that are too slow.

Ideally Olympus would test all the Panasonic lenses and allow the ones that pass the test to be used.

Goon525
12th March 2017, 06:19 PM
It does seem unlikely thatall of the Oly lenses are ok, but none of the Pannys.