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EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

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Focus stacking, silent mode, advanced focus peaking, MF manual clutch disable, and lots more.

Doesn't say whether it obliterates previous settings though....
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Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

Wow - that's great news Bravo Olympus! Silent mode (full elec shutter??), focus stacking - I can hardly wait!!
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Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

Wow, that is a very big update for a camera which is two years old. Well done Olympus. I am sure it will lose the current settings but it sounds as if it will be worth the trouble.

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Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

Almost like giving us a new camera. Olympus seem to be learning fast about service and loyalty. Great news.
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Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

This sounds particularly interesting ...." and customizable Super Control Panel"
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Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

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This sounds particularly interesting ...." and customizable Super Control Panel"
I think that is referring to using Olympus Capture (tethered) on the PC though.
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I think that is referring to using Olympus Capture (tethered) on the PC though.
Oh, that's a shame.
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Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

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Almost like giving us a new camera. Olympus seem to be learning fast about service and loyalty. Great news.
Unless you have an E-M5 Mk1 of course. We are just as loyal; where are our updates?
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Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

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Unless you have an E-M5 Mk1 of course. We are just as loyal; where are our updates?
I suppose the thinking is that they are updating current cameras so that the lower ranges do not have features that the range toppers don't. The E-M5 II is being updated to match the E-M10 II and the E-M1 will gain the same features as the E-M5 II plus one extra to justify its flagship status.

Unfortunately, the E-M5 MkI is no longer a current camera and will no longer be supported in the same way. I suspect the same thing will apply to the E-M1 when the Mk ii version is released.

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Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

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Unless you have an E-M5 Mk1 of course. We are just as loyal; where are our updates?
It's called an E-M5 Mk II.
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Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

Focus stacking is a great addition...interesting to note the press release states it's only compatible with 60mm Macro, 12-40 & 40-150mm PRO lenses though.

I'd like them to update the MF clutch firmware so that focus peaking is engaged when using the clutch - unless that's covered by the Advanced Focus Peaking feature (doubt it though).

Good news for you E-M1 owners.
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Focus stacking is a great addition...interesting to note the press release states it's only compatible with 60mm Macro, 12-40 & 40-150mm PRO lenses though.

I'd like them to update the MF clutch firmware so that focus peaking is engaged when using the clutch - unless that's covered by the Advanced Focus Peaking feature (doubt it though).

Good news for you E-M1 owners.
Just checked. I turned off magnify, turned on peaking in the menu, slid the ring on the 12-40mm to MF and I had focus peaking. So it won't do it automatically, you have to go through advanced menu, (gears), A
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Just checked. I turned off magnify, turned on peaking in the menu, slid the ring on the 12-40mm to MF and I had focus peaking. So it won't do it automatically, you have to go through advanced menu, (gears), A
I know that's the case on the 12-40 but it doesn't so on the 17mm f/1.8 regardless of whether it's enabled in the menu - was widely reported in reviews and is a bit of a PITA (of course, can be mitigated by mapping buttons, etc.).
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Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

My oh my. I count 18 features added. I am speechless, Thank-you Olympus, Thank-you.

Sadly it looks like mine has to go to the Dr...yep rear dial sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. I think that's the common issue with this body, so no worries, I am not shocked or upset.
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Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

Thanks Margaret and Beagletorque, it does indeed look interesting. And to think that I have only just upgraded from 3.0 to 3.1 and had to reset everything. Oh well, good job we're used to it.

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