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    4.2 firmware

    Any news on whether the new firmware is safe to use?
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    Re: 4.2 firmware

    There are reported problems with 4.2 specifically with Focus Stacking, HDR, and a couple of other functions that may lock up the OM-D E-M1.

    I have upgraded to 4.2 but haven't tried the noted functions. If I were you, I would wait a while.

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    Re: 4.2 firmware

    I have also updated but have the RecView enabled & set to 0.3 second & I don't seem to have any problems. Some of the initial complaints came with the 300mm F4 lens addition, but the problems don't seem to be confined to one lens necessarily & using the 40-150 Pro lens I have been able to use those functions reported to have issues.

    This was posted elsewhere;
    Olympus are aware of the issue. Emailed Olympus UK and this is the reply:

    Thank you for contacting Olympus. I am sorry to hear you are having issues with the new firmware.

    We are aware of the issues and have replaced the update previous version 4.1.

    We apologise for the issues and will be re-releasing the new firmware as soon as all the bugs are ironed out.

    Thank you for your patience.

    Have a great day.

    Kind regards,

    So props to 'em for answering.
    Last edited by Ross; 7th December 2016 at 01:44 AM.
    Ross
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    Re: 4.2 firmware

    I think I will hold off. Although there are lens updates I also want to do!

    Graeme
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    Re: 4.2 firmware

    This has been posted on DPR.

    Olympus has suspended Firmware 4.2, and has today issued the following statement (edited slightly for clarity from a Japanese translation)

    The award-winning Olympus OM-D series has received excellent reviews from a wide range of users. With stunning, compact designs packed with revolutionary technologies, the OM-D series provides incredible speed, outstanding image resolution and a host of shooting features to meet the needs of the professional and enthusiast photographer, alike.

    There have been a small number of reported issues with the latest E-M1 firmware version 4.2. As a result, Olympus has proactively suspended this firmware update in an effort to evaluate the reports.

    Olympus has been able to confirm that it is a unique group of settings that cause the issue. The camera does not perform properly under the following conditions:

    Using HDR, Focus stacking, Hand-held starlight in scene mode, and keystone compensation with Rec view 'Off'.

    When Rec view is turned on, the problem does not happen. Affected users are advised to turn Rec View on to avoid issues.

    For those E-M1 owners who have not yet updated their Olympus firmware to version 4.2, and whose current firmware version is version 4.1, no action is necessary.
    On the Olympus global page, Joint update service for OLYMPUS E-SYSTEM - OLYMPUS Digital Camera they do have the note under the listed update.
    The firmware update service for E-M1 version 4.2 has been temporarily disabled.
    The update service for version 4.1 is available at this time.
    Ross
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    Re: 4.2 firmware

    The 4.3 update is available. upgrading now. Fingers crossed
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    Re: 4.2 firmware

    Quote Originally Posted by lanegd01 View Post
    The 4.3 update is available. upgrading now. Fingers crossed
    Yeah, I did mine as soon as it was ready (got a heads up elsewhere) on the 19th Dec & jumped in without fear. Act now & regret later! Thankfully all is OK anyhow.

    [Precautions when updating firmware]

    When updating the firmware from version 1.x/2.x/3.x to 4.3, the camera settings are reset.
    When updating the firmware from version 4.x to 4.3, the camera settings are maintained.

    Ver.4.3
    (Dec.19 2016)
    Corrected the following problems that occurred in version 4.2:
    Misoperation when shooting with HDR, Focus Stacking, Hand-Held Starlight, or Keystone Comp. while Rec View is set to Off.
    * The camera functions are the same as version 4.2.
    Ross
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