Panasonic GH5 Ver2.2 and G80 Ver1.3 Firmware Updates Released

Panasonic released new firmware updates for the GH5 and G80 Micro Four Thirds cameras.

Before the Panasonic GH5s announcement, the company unveiled a new firmware update ver.2.2 for GH5 that fixes several bugs that were found after updating the major firmware to Ver.2.0. Pana G80 also upgraded to Ver1.3 with support for Leica DG 200mm f/2.8 lens and bug fixes.

Check out the firmware details for the GH5 and G80 MFT cameras with download links below. … Continue reading


Sony A7R III Firmware Update Ver1.01 Now Available

Sony today released the new firmware update version 1.01 for Sony a7R III full frame mirrorless camera. The firmware update version 1.01 for Sony A7RIII improves overall stability and solves cases where the ‘Set File Name’ function does not work properly.

Windows 10 users may also install the Sony RAW Driver. By installing this program, you can display the RAW data using Windows Explorer or Photo Gallery in the same way as JPEG files.

You can download this firmware update at Sony Australia and Sony US. You can also follow the availability of Sony a7R III here.  … Continue reading


Sony Releases FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens Firmware Version 05

The new Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens Firmware Update Version 05 is now available for download at Sony Support.

The FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM features special coatings (Nano AR and fluorine), a floating focusing system for improved AF performance. The lens offers a minimum focusing distance of just 0.96m (~3.15ft), a SSM and dual linear motors.

For updating the firmware of your Sony lens, just connect it to the camera and follow the steps given on the firmware update page. More dteails and download links can be found below. … Continue reading


FUJIFILM Released Firmware Updates for X-T2, X-T20, GFX 50S + Free X RAW STUDIO Software + X Acquire ver. 1.7

Fujifilm has announced its X Raw Studio Conversion System software and firmware updates for the X-T2, X-T20 and GFX 50S camera.

The software is essentially a viewer for the in-camera Raw converters that already exist on X and GFX series cameras. Fujifilm claims that X Raw Studio is more than twenty times faster than the SilkyPix-based converter. The macOS version is available for download today, with a Windows application to follow in February.

The software adjusts exactly the same parameters as on the camera and supports batch processing and saving conversion profiles. As of today only the GFX 50S and X-T20 are supported, with the X-Pro2 and X100F to follow in December, all via firmware updates. … Continue reading


Leica TL2 Firmware Update Version 1.2 Released

Leica released firmware updated version 1.2 for the Leica TL2 mirrorless camera.

This new firmware adds support for the new compact prime Elmarit-TL 18 f/2.8 ASPH lens. The new optic consists of 8 elements (4 of which are aspherical,) a minimum focus distance of 30cm and a light weight of only 80g.

The new Leica Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH, in black or silver anodized finish, will be $1,295.00. You can pre-order Leica CL. at AmazonB&H Photo Video & Adorama.com … Continue reading


Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K and Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera Update 4.7 Released

Blackmagic has released Camera 4.7 Update enabling RAW via SDI for Micro Studio Camera 4K and Micro Cinema Camera Update 4.7.

Camera 4.7 Update brings a number of significant improvements to both cameras. While raw output via SDI on the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K may make the headline, many users will most appreciate an extra 2 stops of exposure sensitivity.

See What’s new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 4.7 below. … Continue reading


Iridient Developer 3.2 Released With Fujifilm X-E3 Support

Iridient Digital has released Iridient Developer Version 3.2 update. The raw image file conversion and photo processing software for Mac OS fixes several issues.

Iridient Developer 3.2 is another Adobe Lightroom alternative that is designed primarily with Fujifilm Cameras in mind. The latest version of the software adds support for the latest RAW camera models like Fujifilm X-E3 camera.

This update also improves several libraries to latest versions and fixes bugs.

Iridient Developer 3.2 Released

Iridient Developer 3.2 Released With Fujifilm X-E3 Support

  • New Features:
    • New Lightroom plug-in for faster, easier round trip transfer of RAW images from Lightroom to Iridient Developer and back.
    • New option added to easily invert negatives.
    • Support added for RAW images from the Fujifilm X-E3.
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed issue with loading PEF format images from Pentax KP where the image would be all white. This issue did not effect DNG format images.
    • Fixed default crop values for 24MP Fujifilm models when using compressed format to match up with camera JPEG and uncompressed RAF images.
    • Fixed an issue with the baseline exposure levels for RAF images from the Fujifilm GFX 50S at extended ISO values of 51200 and 102400.
  • Improvements:
    • Improved per body white balance calibration for recent Fujifilm models.
    • Improved handling of automatic lens vignetting correction for some body/lens combinations for RAF images from recent Fujifilm X series models.
    • Improved default camera profile for the Fujifilm GFX 50S.
    • Improved GPS metadata coordinate precision for some GPS units and image formats (Fujifilm RAF).
    • Updated default DNG color matrix values for new models added in Adobe Camera RAW through version 10.0.
    • TIFF export libraries updated (libTIFF 4.0.8).
    • PNG export libraries updated (libpng 1.6.32).

Iridient Developer Version 3.2 update can be downloaded from here.


Sony Firmware Update Ver0.3 for FE 70-200mm and 100-400mm GM Lenses

Sony released a new firmware update for the FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS and FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS lenses.

Both lenses upgraded to firmware ver0.3. This upgrade improves the continuous autofocus (AF-C) performance while zooming when they are attached to the Sony A9 camera.

For updating the firmware of your Sony lens, just connect it to the camera and follow the steps given on the firmware update page. More dteails and download links can be found below.

Sony FE 70-200mm & 100-400mm GM lens firmware updates released

Benefits and Improvements

  • Improves continuous autofocus (AF-C) performance while zooming in when attached to ILCE-9 *1
    *1: Latest system software update required.

Download F2.8 70-200mm zoom G Master lens Firmware Update Ver0.3

The FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM features special coatings (Nano AR and fluorine), a floating focusing system for improved AF performance. The lens offers a minimum focusing distance of just 0.96m (~3.15ft), a SSM and dual linear motors.

Download FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS lens Firmware Update Ver0.3

The FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS is compatible with both the 1.4x (model SEL14TC) and 2.0x (model SEL20TC) teleconverters, allowing photographers and videographers to shoot at up to 800mm on full-frame cameras and approx.1200mm (35mm full-frame equivalent) on APS-C cameras.


Panasonic GH5 Firmware Update Ver.2.1 Now Available

Panasonic has released a major firmware update ver.2.1 for their GH5 Micro Four Thirds camera. Check out the Panasonic GH5 firmware update Ver2.1 details and download links below.

The Panasonic GH5 is the world’s first camera that records 4K 60p / 50p and 4K 30p 4: 2: 2 10-bit video.

This is a quick one and for users who are already upgraded to major Ver2.0 firmware should make this upgrade. The new firmware update ver.2.1 fixes several bugs that were found after updating the firmware to Ver.2.0.

Panasonic GH5 Firmware Update Ver.2.1 Released

Panasonic GH5 Firmware Update Ver.2.1 Now Available

Improvements
Date/Version Description
2017/10/10
Ver.2.1
Following bugs were found after updating the firmware to Ver.2.0 but now they have been fixed.
  1. [Power Save LVF Shooting] was automatically set to [1 sec].
    (This makes the camera go into sleep mode in 1 sec in a standby mode.)

    * [Power Save LVF Shooting] will be set to [OFF] when the firmware Ver.2.0 is updated to Ver.2.1.
    If you would like to enable [Power Save LVF Shooting], please set it on manually by selecting a designated time.
  2. The parameters of picture quality adjustment in Photo Style were all set to -5 when setting the recording mode to [MP4 HEVC(AAC)]. This bug has been fixed.
    * The parameters of picture quality adjustment in Photo Style will be reset to ±0 when the firmware Ver.2.0 is updated to Ver.2.1.
    If you would like to adjust the picture quality in Photo Style, please adjust them manually.
  3. There were cases where [V-LogL View Assist] did not work, This bug has been fixed.
  4. There were cases where motion pictures recorded in [AVCHD] cannot be divided. This bug has been fixed.

Download Panasonic GH5 Firmware Update Ver.2.1


Panasonic GH5 Firmware Update Ver.2.0 Released

Panasonic officially released the major firmware update ver.2.0 for their GH5 Micro Four Thirds camera.

The new firmware update ver.2.0 enables GH5 tethered shooting via USB, using the “LUMIX Tether” PC software. Users can control the camera by connecting it to a PC via a USB. It lets you view the image on a large PC screen while shooting, which is helpful in commercial photoshoots of portraits, products, etc where continuous confirmation is required.

The firmware also improves AF performance, faster shooting in 4K Photo and 6K Photo modes, an additional ALL-Intra-I Video Recording mode, 4K HDR video recording, various enhancements to the Anamorphic video recording mode and the in-body image stabiliser, and much more. The GH5 Firmware Update Ver.2.0 is free and now available for download here. Panasonic also released a new firmware version 2.7 for Lumix GH4 mirrorless camera. See below for details.

Panasonic GH5 Firmware Update Ver.2.0 and GH4 Firmware 2.7 Now Available

Panasonic GH5 Firmware Update Ver.2.0 Released

1. Compatibility with “LUMIX Tether” PC software

This new firmware enables GH5 tethered shooting via USB, using “LUMIX Tether” PC software. Users can control the camera by connecting it to a PC via USB. It lets you view the image on a large PC screen while shooting, which is helpful in commercial photoshoots of portraits, products and so on, where continuous confirmation is required. You can use [6K PHOTO] [4K PHOTO] and start and stop video recording with the tethered shooting. It is also possible to choose the folder to save the image files in the PC.

2.Improved auto focus performance

  • Auto focus performance for subjects with low contrast in photo shooting is improved.
  • Tracking auto focus performance in video recording is improved.
  • The customized AF area can be continuously displayed in [Multi AF] and [Custom Multi AF] during live-view.
  • The AF area in [Multi AF] can be moved to the other edge (side, top or bottom) when it reaches one edge.
  • The start point of AF lock can be set on the live view screen in advance in [AF Tracking].
  • The AF area can be moved while the shutter button is half-pressed or while recording in [Burst Mode], [6K PHOTO] and [4K PHOTO].

3. Improved performance in [6K PHOTO] and [4K PHOTO]

  • The waiting time to start the next burst shooting sequence after [6K Burst] and [4K Burst] is shortened to less than half the time.
    • [Loop Rec] is available in [6K PHOTO]
    • Use of Panasonic SD Memory Card with Video Speed Class 90 is recommended for [Loop Rec] of [6K PHOTO].

4. An additional ALL-Intra Video Recording mode

  • 4:2:2,10-bit ALL-Intra video recording mode is added to 4K/FHD video recording.
  • Use of SD Memory Card with Video Speed Class 60 or higher is recommended for 4K ALL-Intra video recording. Operation is confirmed with Panasonic SD Memory Card with Video Speed Class 90.

5. 4K HDR video recording

  • [HLG] (Hybrid Log Gamma) is added to [Photo Style]. HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a mode to reproduce both bright part and dark part in an image, making it look just as human eyes see. The camera records video with a designated gamma curve compatible with ITU-R BT.2100, and you can now choose Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) in [Photo Style].
  • A low-bit-rate recording mode 4K HEVC for HLG was added. This enables playback on AV equipment compatible with the HEVC compression format, such as Panasonic 4K HDR TVs.

6. Enhancement of the Anamorphic video recording mode

  • High-Resolution Anamorphic mode, which enables video recording in 18-mega effective pixels, is added. *Recorded in HEVC

7. Enhancement of Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer)

  • [I.S. Lock(video)] is added. This powerfully compensates for handshake when the viewing angle is fixed.
  • A new handshake correction mode is added, which provides optimum correction when using 2.0x and 1.33x Anamorphic lens.

8. Correction of white balance setting

  • When the K (Kelvin) value was changed after adjusting the color temperature with 2-axis white balance compensation, the setting was reset. This bug has been fixed.

9. Improved usability of Time Lapse Shot

  • The time to finish shooting and the number of recordable pictures are displayed on the stand-by screen.

10. Improved usability of Power Save LVF

  • Power Save LVF can now be used during all stand-by display options.

11. Wireless functions

  • The Bluetooth Remote Control function can be used with Image App, which will also be updated at the same timing with the GH5 firmware release.
  • If the camera has not completed image transmission when it is turned off, it restarts transmission when it is turned on with the [Auto Transfer] function.

12. Other improvements

  • A rating function using an Fn button is available in Playback Zoom and Multi Playback.
  • The following functions can be assigned to Fn buttons – [Constant Preview] [6K/4K PHOTO Bulk Saving] [Min. Shtr Speed] [RAW Processing] [Rec/Playback Switch] [Destination Slot] and [Mic Level Adj.].
  • The DISP.Button can be locked.
  • In Relay Rec, there were cases where the video file number was not able to be reset. This bug has been fixed.
  • In Relay Rec, there were cases where the video file number was reset after formatting the SD Memory Card. This bug has been fixed.
  • In Backup Rec, there were cases where the file number was not reset even after applying resetting. This bug has been fixed.
  • The image quality when applying the following settings is improved: Extended low ISO, [i.Dynamic] (Intelligent D-range Control) and Highlight Shadow.

Download Panasonic GH5 Firmware Update Ver.2.0

GH4 firmware update ver.2.7 features list:

  • In VFR (Variable Frame Rate) shooting mode, there were cases where the image stabilization did not operate when non-Panasonic interchangeable lens is used. This bug has been fixed.

Download Panasonic GH4 Firmware Update Ver.2.7