Panasonic announces firmware update to GH-1, GF-1 and G-1

Written by admin on April 21st, 2010

available May 10th, 2010 from here.

 

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  1. admin says:

    I have installed the firmware update for the GH-1 and it doesn’t do miracles.

    The flash still does not function in TTL mode well with legacy lenses – assumes the lens aperture is set to about f/3.5.

    My Four Thirds Leica-D contrast detect capable 25mm f/1.4 lens still cannot do AFC so I am not sure what Panasonic mean by “Availability of AF performance in FHD (full HD) movie recording mode with Four Thirds lenses that are compatible with contrast AF”

    My non-contrast detect Four Thirds lenses such as my Olympus 50mm f/2.0 macro still is MF only whereas on Olympus Pen cameras you can get AF, so the firmware statement “Improved AF performance with lenses of other manufacturer” presumably only applied to contrast detect capable lenses or perhaps only MFT lenses by Olympus.

  2. Damen Stephens says:

    Hi Gary – thought this might interest you ENORMOUSLY – it is new “hacked” Firmware (similar to the Magic Lantern hacks available for the Canon EOS 5d II) which increases the Panasonic GH! video functionality dramatically:

    http://philipbloom.net/2010/06/11/3rd-party-firmware-transforms-wimpy-gh1-into-optimus-prime/

  3. admin says:

    Thanks Damen, the features of the hacked firmware are getting rave reports – I have not yet tried it – am hoping Panasonic formalise these functions in the next firmware, much in the way Canon ended up doing.