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New firmware 1.1 for E-P1 and kit lenses

Discussion in 'Olympus Chat' started by nspur, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. nspur

    nspur Well-Known Member

    Claimed to improve C-AF and autofocus generally. C-AF is greatly improved and S-AF is faster though still slower than the G1.
     
  2. Barney

    Barney Well-Known Member

    And then still slower than the GF1 I take it?
     
  3. nspur

    nspur Well-Known Member

    I would imagine so. Actually the improvement in C-AF is very significant.
     
  4. Barney

    Barney Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, this doesn't help my decision on which to buy whatsoever. The maligned AF on the Oly was one of the reasons why I was leaning towards the Panasonic. I still am, but it's less clear cut now. I'd like to see a side by side review of these two, along with a Leica X1, Sigma DP2 and Ricoh GRIII.
     
  5. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    Barney,

    Just to make your decision more difficult here is a user's comments on the improvement achieved Update comments

    Roger
     
  6. Barney

    Barney Well-Known Member

    Thanks Roger. It's a tough call, and I'm anticipating the release of stock of GF-1's with relish so I can go into a shop and compare the two side by side.
     
  7. Bone_Idle

    Bone_Idle Well-Known Member

    But then you'll be saying ' the E-P2 will be out soon, might just have to see if that ticks a few more boxes' :D

    On the release of the e-P2 you'll be thinking , 'Mmmm. the GF2 is due in a month or two!' :D
     
  8. T_Sargeant

    T_Sargeant Well-Known Member

    Curses! I can't actually upgrade the firmware! I'm a linux user and you have to use their software to do so... *grumbles*

    I'm going to have to find someone else's computer to do it with now!

    Also it means I'm actually going to have to find the box again so I can get their USB cable out!

    Oh for being able to download f/ware updates to memory card...
     
  9. nspur

    nspur Well-Known Member

    I got excited about the GF1 until I found out that the optional electronic viewfinder is 202k dots and costs £195. The G1's EVF is pretty good but it's 1,440k dots.

    I think the real clincher is if you need in-body IS. I do, so that's why I have the E-P1.
     
  10. Barney

    Barney Well-Known Member

    Nah, I'm itching to get one as it is. I wouldn't put it off any longer than absolutely necessary.
     
  11. Bone_Idle

    Bone_Idle Well-Known Member

    I'm still not committing, even though I now have money for it. I still feel it is a lot to pay especially when the E-620 and 25mm pancake is only £600! :(
     
  12. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    Tom,

    I am very busy for the next couple of weeks or so but if you have not managed to update your PEN by then drop me a PM with a phone number and we could possibly arrange for you to update it via my copy of Master2. We are both in the Reading area


    Roger
     
  13. T_Sargeant

    T_Sargeant Well-Known Member

    Thanks, that's greatly appreciated, hopefully I'll have been able to by then, but if not I'll give you a shout.
     

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