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Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

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Press release here

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

Doesn't say whether it obliterates previous settings though....
It's quite likely to though. That's when you pencil in your settings on a copy of the (version 2) Menu from your user manual (print off just those PDF pages 146-151) or this spreadsheet http://www.biofos.com/mft/omd_em1_settings.html. It is also a good time to review your settings as well.

We should also get an updated manual (I hope) with these inclusions.

Anyhow, I'm looking forward to these updates. Focus Stacking with the macro lens should be really worthwhile & silent shutter will have its uses too, as well as expanded Anti-Shock.

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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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Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

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The flip side is that I suppose it means an E-M1 replacement/mk2 is a very long way off. This is just a software update. Nothing wrong with the current hardware mind, but technology marches on.
Another year, according to Simon (the leaker) for Photokina 2016.
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Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

pvasc just think it may come back with the upgrade already loaded!
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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

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pvasc just think it may come back with the upgrade already loaded!
LOL I had thought about offering to field test it for them when I make the call.
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Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

Great news from Olympus. Haven't yet tried focus stacking but will be following the FW update in November. It will be interesting to try it on landscapes to avoid the dreaded defraction from smaller aperture values. I presume that you will be able to set the focus increments in the menu.
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Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

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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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LOL I had thought about offering to field test it for them when I make the call.
Interesting....they didn't say no!
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Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

Great news all round, and I shall most certainly be using the focus stacking with the 60mm, and the silent shutter E-M1 a lot for street shooting.

I was going to investigate focus stacking software, but I won't bother now, and I haven't yet got round to updating to 3.1 from 3, so I might as well wait

This makes waiting until next autumn for a mkII '1' a great deal easier, and would seem to mandate that it's going to have a new sensor with improved resolution/ISO/CAF and combined sensor/lens IS (well, if it doesn't I shan't be investing!).
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Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

HI.
I note the interest in "Focus Stacking" i.e multi-images merged to form an image.
How about the introduction of "Focus Bracketing" taking multi-images at varying focus points and merging to form an image with greater field depth, as in Marco work.
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Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

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HI.
I note the interest in "Focus Stacking" i.e multi-images merged to form an image.
How about the introduction of "Focus Bracketing" taking multi-images at varying focus points and merging to form an image with greater field depth, as in Marco work.
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You will get both options & the latter will be ideal for many more focus steps & then processing with suitable software.
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Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

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You will get both options & the latter will be ideal for many more focus steps & then processing with suitable software.
Best of both worlds then.
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Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

Hi.
Bit more information here, which should raise excitement:http://cameras.olympus.com/stack/en/
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Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015

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Hi.
Bit more information here, which should raise excitement:http://cameras.olympus.com/stack/en/
Thanks for the link, that is a very interesting read.

I think this is another innovative game changer from Olympus, roll on November.

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