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

Have updated mine and took the oportunity to update the 9-18 lens at the same time - all OK.
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Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

I'm certainly relieved everything is working out ok after i started that thread. For me everything went fine and still is -- i have noticed one change that is a little odd, before the update and after taking a shot the 2 second shot review was simply the image for 2 seconds, whereas now it shows the image upper left, with the four little histograms beneath and the image info on the right. I have no idea why this has changed as i have altered nothing.
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I'm certainly relieved everything is working out ok after i started that thread. For me everything went fine and still is -- i have noticed one change that is a little odd, before the update and after taking a shot the 2 second shot review was simply the image for 2 seconds, whereas now it shows the image upper left, with the four little histograms beneath and the image info on the right. I have no idea why this has changed as i have altered nothing.
You can change that simply by pressing the "info" button during the review.
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You can change that simply by pressing the "info" button during the review.
Sounds about right.




edit: oh yeah, now changed back to how i like it. You change that in playback, i must have done that unknowingly.
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Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

I have to say there was one point in the process that confused me; when the display on the camera (finally!) puts up the "don't unplug / turn off" screen, the words on the computer screen say (paraphrasing) "the next step will update the firmware, once this step starts don't press Next until "Ok" appears on the camera screen".

Now, I couldn't work out from the text whether I had to press Next to start this "next step", or whether it had already started, and I shouldn't press Next until "Ok" appeared on the camera. In the end sitting there thinking about it, and not sure what to do resulted in the camera actually performing the update and displaying "Ok", so I then continued, but because it had said "the next step" made me convinced I needed to press Next before it would start the update; I've no idea if this is what's causing the problem of bricked cameras, but I could understand (for those of us who are performing their first ever Olympus firmware update) how it was confusing and could go wrong (whereas maybe many people here are experienced and know what to expect, so know to leave well alone at that point in the process...)

I agree that an SD card method would seem to be even better, but as long as the current process performs sufficient error checking before starting the download there shouldn't be any major problems surely (I do remember a non-camera firmware update process where the download servers were getting overloaded with lots of new users, and the updater didn't actually check whether the download had failed part way through or actually finished; that bricked a fair few devices until the manufacturer updated their updater application!).
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Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

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My update - last night - also went fine. And the OM-D works better than ever. The switch from LCD til EVF, when I put it to the eye, is MUCH faster
That's really good news - before I read this I was toying with the idea of setting EVF-only for street photography because I always seemed to be waiting for the switch at critical moments, but now I'll wait to see how it performs after I update.
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Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

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I have to say there was one point in the process that confused me; ..... the words on the computer screen say (paraphrasing) "the next step will update the firmware, once this step starts don't press Next until "Ok" appears on the camera screen".
You're not alone. I puzzled over this as well. It was only the puzzling that stopped my clicking "Next" straight away

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

If you read the screen, right down to the bottom, it DOES say ....

But it could be phrased better, for the English-speaking amongst us
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Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

Updated at the end of last week (before this thread started). No problems. Went through fairly quickly I thought. Its the download that seems to take a long time, the actual flashing (or at least the bit after it has said not to touch anything until the OK sign) was vey quick.

I am puzzled by the suggestion to use a mains adaptor though. I thought the only way to do this was to plug the adaptor into the optional grip. Yes, I have the grip (as the freebee) but its an expensive way to run off the mains if you have to buy it. Am I mistaken?
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Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

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Updated at the end of last week (before this thread started). No problems. Went through fairly quickly I thought. Its the download that seems to take a long time, the actual flashing (or at least the bit after it has said not to touch anything until the OK sign) was vey quick.

I am puzzled by the suggestion to use a mains adaptor though. I thought the only way to do this was to plug the adaptor into the optional grip. Yes, I have the grip (as the freebee) but its an expensive way to run off the mains if you have to buy it. Am I mistaken?
No, and it's even more expensive if you have to buy the mains adapter at 100.
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Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

I updated to 1.2, and it all looked ok but today the USB connectivity failed - device not recognised. A reset of the camera fixed the problem. I can't tell if it was caused by the update.
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Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

Any more information on this, Ian, should we still refrain from updating, or just do it and be very careful? Not really a nice way to work is this; very nerve racking!!
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Any more information on this, Ian, should we still refrain from updating, or just do it and be very careful? Not really a nice way to work is this; very nerve racking!!
Ian, any more info or do we just do things correctly & all will be fine?
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Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

I've now been running on this version since it was announced with no problems. I've not seen any great fuss made on other forums, either. But it would be nice to get official clearance for those of you who are waiting to update.
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Re: Don't update to E-M5 1.2 firmware for now.

At least if it's a brick it's a warranty job.....
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