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E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further

E-3 firmware gets tweaked further

Olympus has made yet more changes to the E-3's autofocus via a new firmware update, released today.

Barely two months since firmware update v.1.3 was released, Olympus has felt the need to issue v.1.4. In v.1.3 improvement in focus action with bright lenses (f/2.0 and faster) was the goal. This time, there is no specific description of the improvements promised in v.1.4.

As usual, to update your firmware, you need to run either Olympus Maser 2 software (free and supplied with the camera, or you can download from Olympus' website), or the premium commercial Olympus Studio 2 package. Assuming you have a freshly charged battery in the camera and a broadband Internet connection, connect your camea via USB, select the software update option from the menu and follow the instructions!

To follow the firmware update change log for the E-3, visit the Olympus Japan E-3 firmware web page.

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E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further

Four Thirds User editorial team E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
Olympus has announced another firmware update for the E-3 to improve autofocus performance. [url=ht... (more)

MEDISIN Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
Interesting timing. Maybe in response to the back-focus issues some are having? I wonder if the 50... (more)

Idle_Bull Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
I really hope it fixes the back focus issue, as I've started to notice it since my sigma 30mm cam... (more)

Ian Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
I'd be surprised if this has anything to do with back focus - that's fairly clear (to me) to be a pl... (more)

Derry Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
I tried two Sigma 150 2.8 on my E3 and they both would front focus from one to almost three inches,... (more)

Idle_Bull Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
There are quite a few people claiming that v1.3 caused back focus issues and v1.4 has fixed them.... (more)

Chris_Smith Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
Well you say that Ian.............. I got my E-3 just after firmware 1.3 was released so insta... (more)

Ian Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
Interesting - the suggestion that v.1.3 introduced a problem and the v.1.4 fixes it. It's a bit w... (more)

Bear Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
I never noticed the p[roblem at all but then again I didn't get around to installing firmwaree v1.3 ... (more)

photo_owl Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
1.4 has 'fixed things' that were there long before 1.3. 1.3 changed the senstitivity of the AF po... (more)

@zeta@ Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
Focus of my 50mm f2 seems faster after the update:eek:....anyone can confirm that ??? ???... (more)

Idle_Bull Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
Maybe it just improves something that 1.3 made worse of a few samples of the E-3.I need my 30mm b... (more)

AndyElliott Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
I had a few issues where the PL 25mm Summilux would occasionally back-focus, but only at relative... (more)

andym Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
The 12-60 seems to have stopped trying to refocus if you hit the focus button again ie each time you... (more)

photo_owl Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
I Now I just need to find some tame geese to test C-AF... (more)

AndyElliott Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
Checked with the 50mm f2 as well - low light, much faster to get focus, no hunting. This is one of t... (more)

Bear Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
can't wait to slap on my 50 and give it a try - I have been so spoiled by the focus performance of m... (more)

Graham Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
I updated last night, tried a few "difficult" shots with the 50mm f/2 and it all seemed to work ok, ... (more)

joeletx Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
I have updated the E-3 to 1.3 then 1.4 immediately after they were released. I took both the 14-54mm... (more)

Ledgem Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
Those are some beautiful bird shots.... (more)

Robert Watcher Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
D * a side note - it really is quite amazing that there is even anything close to an image when shoo... (more)

photo_owl Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
your settings were reset because you installed the 1.3 and 1.4 FW updates at the same time. 1.3 c... (more)

joeletx Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
Changing the subject! How did you display AF points on #3 and attaching the setting labels on each? ... (more)

Robert Watcher Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
Created the grid in Photoshop. :) I have the layer (which is a close representation) of the AF poi... (more)

Bob Ross Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
Correct,most firmware tends to be cummulative, incorporating all previous versions. If you jump v... (more)

Ledgem Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
Robert, that must be the most appealing, spontaneous shot of a carton of cream that I've ever seen. ... (more)

joeletx Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
It is a great idea to know where the focus point was when you took a picture! Thanks for sharing.... (more)

Robert Watcher Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
Actually - thanks for bringing to my attention. I just made the overlay up quickly for the fun of i... (more)

Robert Watcher Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
That is funny - *super... (more)

Robert Watcher Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
W I also have a couple of sequences of 7 and 11 images of the boys running where all frames were u... (more)

Derry Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
can tell there is a difference in my 35-100 as well as the 50mm macro,, [B]BUT[/B] the macro when fo... (more)

Robert Watcher Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
I What is interesting about the above shot of the power supply - - - I had the focus points set to ... (more)

Ian Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
Hi Rob, did you add the AF point graphics afterwards? If not, how did you do that? :) I'm still o... (more)

Robert Watcher Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
:D - - - deceitful heh. Yes I created an AF overlay layer Photoshop for this purpose - I just drop ... (more)

joeletx Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
Robert, I played with my E-3 but could not get the play back to display the focus point. Info but... (more)

travelfotografer Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
Are you on S-AF+MF? In this AF mode, because of the +MF (you can always touch up the focusing, even ... (more)

joeletx Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
Thanks, It works. I have come to conclude that the manual is very useless. Joe... (more)

Robert Watcher Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
I Very few of the action shots were of much use - - - but it is hard to tell whether that is a resul... (more)

lkm51 Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
Hi... anyone experiencing back and front focusing with E-3 1.4 Firmware and ZD 35-100 ??? Im having ... (more)

Chris_Smith Re: E-3 v.1.4 firmware to improve AF further
I've got the E-3 (fv 1.4) and the 35-100. I've not seen any problem with back or front focussing. So... (more)

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