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  • Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

    Because of some reports of problems after updating to v.1.2 firmware for the Olympus OM-D E-M5, Olympus is advising that if you haven't yet updated, hang on until further notice.

    Ian
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    Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

    I have already but I won't PANIC YET

    David
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    • #3
      Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

      I have seen one post where someone says their camera stopped working after the update, so it may be related to that. But if your camera was OK, then hopefully you are safe.

      Ian
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      • #4
        Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

        any idea what the problems may be - I've just updated mine and they tell me there us no way back!

        (It all went very smoothly despite being my first "Olympic Upgrade")
        just seen your last post Ian, thanks

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        • #5
          Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

          Thanks Ian. I thought I would wait till after this weekend & be able to take it into Oly service if I needed to you (if it might have been unsuccessful). I shall wait & see what happens from here.
          Ross
          I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
          Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
          Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
          Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
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          • #6
            Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

            I completed the update but now worry lots as to problems that I dont yet know about . Highly poor show if they dont email their registered buyers of the camera..why cant they email us to say when updates are available or when there is a problem?

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            • #7
              Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

              Four people over on mu43 with bricked OM-D's now due to the update....

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              • #8
                Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

                Really...? b***er!
                I updated mine yesterday without any problems and it seems to be fine.
                What happens if your pride and joy ends up 'bricked'?

                Edit: Having quickly read through the thread on mu43 it appears the problems occurred because the update failed while in process.
                Regards Huw


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                • #9
                  Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

                  Originally posted by Greytop View Post
                  Really...? b***er!
                  I updated mine yesterday without any problems and it seems to be fine.
                  What happens if your pride and joy ends up 'bricked'?

                  Edit: Having quickly read through the thread on mu43 it appears the problems occurred because the update failed while in process.
                  Yea I really hate Olympus for there way of updating just for that reason and always do it with some trepidation.

                  What wrong with downloading the update then copying it to a SD card and doing it from there as other Brands do?
                  Regards Paul.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

                    Originally posted by OlyPaul View Post
                    Yea I really hate Olympus for there way of updating just for that reason and always do it with some trepidation.

                    What wrong with downloading the update then copying it to a SD card and doing it from there as other Brands do?
                    A very good point Paul, it would make a whole lot of sense to take away a large percentage of the risk.
                    Regards Huw


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                    • #11
                      Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

                      Originally posted by DekHog View Post
                      Four people over on mu43 with bricked OM-D's now due to the update....
                      Originally posted by Greytop View Post
                      Really...? b***er!
                      I updated mine yesterday without any problems and it seems to be fine.
                      What happens if your pride and joy ends up 'bricked'?

                      Edit: Having quickly read through the thread on mu43 it appears the problems occurred because the update failed while in process.
                      That's what I thought was the issue. It is a risk if everything is not done correctly with reliable connection & power, but once it is in I don't think there is a problem. It isn't an update I need (as far as I know), so I'll wait for the 'all clear' from Oly before I do, although I'm only one hours drive away from Oly Service here should I need it.
                      Ross
                      I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
                      Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
                      Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
                      Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
                      Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
                      Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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                      • #12
                        Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

                        I am absolutely sure that Olympus would ensure that affected people were helped accordingly.

                        It doesn't look like anyone here has had a problem so that's positive.

                        Ian
                        Founder and editor of:
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                        • #13
                          Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

                          Originally posted by jamsa View Post
                          I completed the update but now worry lots as to problems that I dont yet know about . Highly poor show if they dont email their registered buyers of the camera..why cant they email us to say when updates are available or when there is a problem?
                          Olympus has operated the same firmware update system for 9 years and it has worked fine in that time. There is obviously a limited issue with the current update which a small number of people are experiencing.

                          Not everyone has registered their cameras and even those that have over the years may have changed their email addresses or are no longer owners of the registered cameras so emailing is not a reliable communication tool in this respect.

                          The best thing is to keep an eye out for news on sites like ours here.

                          Ian
                          Founder and editor of:
                          Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                          Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                          Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
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                          • #14
                            Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

                            There's a big difference between a download update that fails in progress and an update that suceeds but contains a camera bricking bug. ()

                            If it is the former, then I can imagine you might get problems with all the new E-M5 owners trying to download from the server at the same time. This might make something in the (long drawn out and potentially flaky) process go wrong. I've updated all my Olys using this method for a few years and not had a problem, but it takes so long and seems inactive a lot of the time, so you could easily think it has failed and unplug something.

                            Is it the latter? No, I hope not and until I hear otherwise I am going to declare it a storm in a teacup



                            Mmm. speaking of which: Time for a nice cup of tea.
                            Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.


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                            • #15
                              Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

                              Did the upgrade yesterday and all seems fine. Slow process but hopefully not one that will be needed terribly often.
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