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SIGMA USB DOCK Firmware Update is Now Available

Fri October 10, 2014

FIRMWARE UPDATE

October 10, 2014

SIGMA USB DOCK Firmware Update

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

We are pleased to inform you the SIGMA USB DOCK Firmware Update is now available.

This firmware update allows you to use the SIGMA USB DOCK with the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports and SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary. If you have the products mentioned below, please start up SIGMA Optimization Pro and then operate SIGMA USB DOCK firmware update.

Benefits of this firmware update
It will be compatible with SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports and SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary.


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Sigma Corporation Releases Tele Converters TC-1401 and TC-2001 on Oct.24, 2014: SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports Lens Needs Firmware Update to Be Compatible

Fri October 10, 2014

SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 (left) and TC-2001 (right)

SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 (left) and TC-2001 (right)

Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens

Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens

NEWS RELEASE

October 10, 2014

The compatibility of SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports with SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 and TC-2001

Sigma Corporation would like to announce that there are two types of new tele converters to be released on October 24th, 2014. Please note that the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports requires an update to the firmware to make it compatible with the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 and SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001.

For those who own the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports and considering using it with either the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 or SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001, please follow the steps below to update the firmware of the lens.


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New Firmware Updates Now Available for Leica T and Leica X Vario Cameras

Wed October 1, 2014

Users wishing to bring their products up to date can now download the new firmware versions 1.2 for the LeicaT (Type 701) and 1.1 for the Leica X Vario (Type 107) free of charge from the Leica website and take advantage of the enhancements.

PRESS RELEASE
25/09/2014

Firmware updates now available for the LEICA T camera system and the LEICA X VARIO

Leica Camera AG presents new firmware updates for the Leica T and Leica X Vario cameras. Users wishing to bring their products up to date can now download the new firmware versions 1.2 for the LeicaT (Type 701) and 1.1 for the Leica X Vario (Type 107) free of charge from the Leica website and take advantage of the enhancements.

Leica T

Leica T

The firmware version 1.2 for the Leica T enhances the performance profile of the camera with numerous additional features that make its handling even easier. Of particular interest to users is the new lock for the setting dial that can be activated and deactivated by touching the corresponding icon. Equally simple now is also the ability to change from Live View mode to video with a horizontal swipe across the display. In addition, the new touch-and-release autofocus function can now be selected in autofocus mode and activated with a touch.


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Panasonic New Firmware Update for LUMIX DMC-GH4 Camera: New 4K Photo Mode

Mon September 15, 2014

Today Panasonic announced the new firmware update program for the LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera DMC-GH4. The firmware will be released to enhance the performance and controllability of the camera, featuring new 4K Photo Mode.

PRESS RELEASE

Panasonic Announces the Firmware Update Program for LUMIX DMC-GH4

Featuring 4K Photo Mode

NEWARK, NJ (September 15, 2014) – Panasonic announces the new firmware update program for the LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera DMC-GH4. The firmware will be released to enhance the performance and controllability of the camera, featuring new 4K Photo Mode.

The 4K Photo is a new way of photography that Panasonic is proposing. It encourages users to capture the spur-of-the-moment in high resolution 4K photo by cropping out a designated frame out of the 4K video. With the new firmware, it is easier to get a 4K photo by using the 4K Photo Mode. Once selecting the 4K Photo Mode, recording format / picture quality setting / brightness level are automatically set to the optimum parameters for photo shooting. Users can record high quality video either in 4:3, 3:2 or even 1:1 aspect ratios in addition to 16:9 – all can provide a still image with 8-megapixel equivalent resolution. Each JPEG image cropped out of the video footage complies with EXIF just as a normal still picture. While recording the 4K video in 4K Photo Mode, it is possible to mark the designated portion by just pressing the [Fn1] button. This can reduce postproduction work for searching the spur-of-the-moment worth cropping out. Moreover, 4K video can be recorded continuously with Loop Rec function which keeps saving the 5 newest 2-minute video files. Users can patiently wait for the perfect photo opportunity to come as long as they want keep the camera recording without worrying about the capacity of the SDXC/SDHC Memory Card*1.

There are more functional upgrades such as the addition of 4K video recording in 23.98p (MP4, AAC) and enhancement of controllability over ISO setting or the amount of flash emission. Also, the DMC-GH4 now expands its connectivity with external equipment. For example, the PC software “USB Tether*2” enables remote camera control (shooting, setting or image data transfer) by PC via USB.


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Panasonic New Firmware Update for LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 Camera: New 4K Photo Mode

Mon September 15, 2014

Today, Panasonic announced the new firmware update program for the LUMIX DMC-FZ1000. The firmware will be released to enhance the performance and controllability of the camera, featuring the new 4K Photo Mode.

PRESS RELEASE

Panasonic Announces the Firmware Update Program for LUMIX

DMC-FZ1000 Featuring 4K Photo Mode

NEWARK, NJ (September 15, 2014) -Panasonic announces the new firmware update program for the LUMIX DMC-FZ1000. The firmware will be released to enhance the performance and controllability of the camera, featuring the new 4K Photo Mode.

The 4K Photo is a new method of Hybrid Photography that Panasonic is proposing. It encourages users to capture the spur-of-the-moment in a high resolution 4K photo by cropping out a designated frame from 4K video. With the new firmware, it is easier to get 4K photo by using the 4K Photo Mode. Once selecting the 4K Photo Mode, recording format / picture quality setting / brightness level are automatically set to the optimum parameter for photo shooting. Users can record high quality video either in 4:3, 3:2 or even 1:1 aspect ratios in addition to 16:9 – all can provide a still image with 8-megapixel equivalent resolution. Each JPEG image cropped out of the video footage complies with EXIF just as a normal still picture. While recording the 4K video in 4K Photo Mode, it is possible to mark the designated portion by just pressing the [Fn1] button. This can reduce postproduction work for searching the spur-of-the-moment worth cropping out.

There are more functional upgrades such as an addition of 4K video recording in 23.98p (MP4, AAC) and 3 new additional options for shutter sound.


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Fujifilm Firmware Updates for X-Series Cameras

Sat June 28, 2014

Fujifilm has issued a number of firmware updates for their X-Series and fixed-lens cameras:

There are some fixes, support for new lenses and upgrades.

Click through the link for your camera to download the appropriate firmware update. As usual, you would want to read the instructions carefully before an update.


Firmware Updates

Fujifilm X-E2 Gets X-T1 Real-Time Viewfinder Firmware Upgrade

Wed April 30, 2014

Fujifilm does it again: instead of requiring us to “upgrade” to a new model version to get significant improvements, they have gone and once again freely handed it to their users with a firmware upgrade.

Talk about commitment from a company to its users. Wouldn’t be surprised if Fujifilm begets a new breed of fiercely loyal users in return. After all, when you buy the Fujifilm X-E2, you don’t just get an award-winning DSLR-replacement camera, you also get a whole system that supports it — and Fujifilm’s system is quickly building up to becoming one of the very best available.

NEW FIRMWARE UPDATE BRINGS FUJIFILM X-T1 VIEWFINDER PERFORMANCE AND MORE TO THE AWARD-WINNING X-E2

Firmware v.2.00 brings even more value to the premium X-E2 with performance gains and new functions

Mississauga ON, April 30, 2014 – As a leader in advanced digital camera technology and outstanding image resolution, Fujifilm Canada today announced a significant new firmware update for the FUJIFILM X-E2 that gives customers improved performance, added functions and outstanding value.

With the release of the new firmware, the X-E2’s electronic viewfinder (EVF) is further improved and now has a lag time of just 0.005 seconds, considered by many to be close to a “Real Time Viewfinder.” The firmware also enhances the frame rate of the viewfinder and the highest frame rate is maintained even in low light conditions or nighttime photography, providing smooth live view images through the lens.

In addition to the performance improvements, the new firmware adds:

Selectable colours in Focus Peak Highlight

Users can now select Blue or Red in addition to the original White, to highlight areas of strong contrast. The strength of the colour display can be also adjusted between High and Low according to the type of your subject or personal preference.

Added options for Fn (Function) buttons and customizable AE/AF buttons

Users can now assign the “Face Detection” and “EVF/LCD Setting” selection options to two function buttons and two customizable AE/AF buttons in shooting mode. When set to “EVF/LCD Setting,” the button is used to switch between four modes, including “Eye Sensor Mode” (automatically switches the EVF and LCD displays when the user’s eye comes close to the viewfinder), “EVF Only,” “LCD Only” and “EVF Only + Eye Sensor.”

Suppressed Flash option

Once the firmware is updated, a Suppressed Flash mode (where the flash does not fire even when the subject is poorly lit) can be selected from the flash menu.

With the addition of the new firmware, the FUJIFILM X-E2 continues on its promise to deliver picture quality that rivals full-frame cameras with high definition image capture, Fujifilm’s legendary colour reproduction and category-leading speed.

The new X-E2 firmware is available now and can be downloaded at http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/.


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Fujifilm Firmware Updates for X-Series Cameras and XF/XC Lenses

Sun February 23, 2014

Fujifilm has posted a number of firmware updates for its X-Series digital cameras and also for its XF and XC lenses. Unlike most camera manufacturers which issue firmware updates to address problems, Fujifilm is the lone innovator in regularly using firmware updates to add new features to its digital cameras.

View the firmware updates.


Firmware Updates

Olympus’ New Firmware: OM-D E-M1 and STYLUS XZ-2 Cameras, M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ Lens

Tue December 10, 2013

Olympus recently announced the release of new firmware for the OM-D E-M1 which offers the following improvements:

  1. Supports compensation for chromatic aberration when using the E-M1 and Panasonic’s LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. (H-FS14140) together.
  2. Enhanced stabilization of shooting in the Sports mode and Children mode of the SCN mode or C-AF.
  3. Improved live bulb image quality while noise reduction is on.
  4. Improved AF operation.

New firmware has also been released for the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ lens which offers the following improvements:

  1. Correction of occasional unstable shooting after using EX. Tele Conv. when used in combination with a Panasonic camera.

In addition, new firmware for the STYLUS XZ-2 offers the following:

  1. Improved AF performance when Single Target is selected in low light.

There are two options for updating the firmware:


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Fujifilm X100 Firmware Update V2.0 To Add Focus Peaking, 20% Faster AF Available October 18, 2013

Fri October 18, 2013

PRESS RELEASE

FUJIFILM LAUNCHES SIGNIFICANT FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR THE ORIGINAL X100

New firmware v2.0 delivers focus peaking, faster AF and improved close-up focus

Mississauga ON, October 18, 2013 – FUJIFILM Canada today announced a new firmware v2.0 update that dramatically improves the performance of the original FUJIFILM X100, the first model in the premium X-Series line of digital cameras.

Since its release in March 2011, Fujifilm has received meaningful feedback from X100 photographers throughout the world and this firmware upgrade reflects many of their requests. This new firmware update delivers improved autofocus and manual focus, as well as other convenient features for users who apply the update.

“Photographers around the world have trusted their images to Fujifilm and the X-Series, and this new firmware update is concrete evidence that we are not only listening to our customers, but also working hard to improve our products on a continuing basis,” says Greg Poole, Vice President, Imaging and Recording Media Products, Fujifilm Canada.

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Fujifilm Posts Firmware Update Ver 3.01 for X-PRO1 To Fix Faulty Ver 3.00

Fri July 26, 2013

Fujifilm has posted a new Firmware Update Ver 3.01 to fix the faulty Ver 3.00. It fixes the problem that a movie could not be properly recorded in some cases.

Thank you very much for using FUJIFILM X-Pro1.
The phenomenon that a movie could not be recorded properly in some cases has found in the firmware version 3.00.
We deeply apologize for your inconvenience which this may cause. Please upgrade your camera with firmware version 3.01 before you use it.

Download X-Pro1 Firmware Update Ver.3.01


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Fujifilm Retracts Latest Firmware Update Ver 3.00 for X-PRO1: It’s Faulty

Thu July 25, 2013

Do NOT apply Firmware Update Ver 3.00 for the X-PRO1 since Fujifilm has found it to be faulty.

Not only is the movie function not working properly, but we also believe the macro feature is compromised. We have contacted Fujifilm about this.

Thank you very much for using FUJIFILM X-Pro1.
We are very sorry that we have found a malfunction on the movie function in the upgraded firmware version 3.00 posted on 23 Jul 2013. We are improving the firmware and we will post it again once we complete the improvement.
We deeply apologize for your inconvenience which this may cause.


Please contact your local support center if you have already upgraded your X-Pro1 with the version 3.00.


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