Sigma Releases Firmware Update 1.09 for MC-11 Mount Converter

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Sigma Firmware Update 1.09 for MC-11 Mount Converter adds compatibility with the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens and improves AF performance and “Eye AF” with select SGV lenses.

Ver. 1.09
Update Date: 2018.03.07
Firmware Download Link

• Adds compatibility with the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art lens

• Improved AF performance in the peripheral areas of the image as well as when the “Eye AF” function is selected with the SGV lenses listed below *1

• With lenses that are not compatible with the MC-11, it has corrected the release time lag which occurred during flash photography.*2

*1 Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art, Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art, Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art, Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary

*2 Please note that this does not guarantee accurate operation with all the lenses that are not compatible with the MC-11.

[Before updating the MC-11 firmware, please ensure SIGMA Optimization Pro has been updated to ver. 1.4.1 or later for Windows, and ver. 1.4.0 or later for Macintosh.]

Sony A9 firmware update – enchanced continuous AF

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Sony has released a firmware update for its professional camera, the Alpha A9.

Firmware version 2.00 provides the following benefits:

Continuous AF Enhancements:

  • Enhanced performance of continuous auto focus on moving subjects
  • Enhanced stability of the AF-C when zooming

Added Functions:

  • Adds the function to assign Protecting images to custom Key
  • Adds the function to transfer (FTP) protected files at once
    Note: Only for images protected using version 2.00 or higher.
  • Displays wired LAN MAC address
  • Inputs IPTC metadata to files
    Note: IPTC information must be created beforehand using the IPTC Metadata Preset software.
  • Inputs camera serial number to metadata

Other Improvements:

  • Improves operational stability
  • Improves accuracy of the overheating warning function

Download firmware at:

https://alphauniverse.com/stories/sony-announces-a9-firmware-update-2-00/

Nikon Firmware Update for D600, D610, D750 and KeyMission 80 Cameras

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Nikon has updated multiple camera models with new firmware, bringing many bug fixes, as well as some new lens support and improvements to the D600 (version 1.03), D610 (version 1.02), D750 (version 1.12), and KeyMission 80 (version 1.2). All four updates are available to download now from the Nikon website. The full update changelogs are listed below:

Nikon D600 v1.03

  • Added support for the following features of AF-P lenses:
    • If the standby timer expires after the camera has focused, the focus position will not change when the timer is reactivated.
    • In manual focus mode, the focus indicator in the viewfinder (or in live view, the focus point selected in the monitor) will flash to show that infinity or the minimum focus distance has been reached by rotating the focus ring.
  • Added support for AF-P DX lenses.
  • Fixed the following issues:
    • Optimal exposure would sometimes not be achieved in photos taken in live view using a lens with electromagnetically controlled aperture (type E lenses).
    • When used to take pictures after an option was selected for Custom Setting d10 (Exposure delay mode) in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU, Camera Control Pro 2 would sometimes display the error “The camera was not able to take a picture.” despite having actually taken the picture.

Nikon D610 v1.02

  • Added support for the following features of AF-P lenses:
    • If the standby timer expires after the camera has focused, the focus position will not change when the timer is reactivated.
    • In manual focus mode, the focus indicator in the viewfinder (or in live view, the focus point selected in the monitor) will flash to show that infinity or the minimum focus distance has been reached by rotating the focus ring.
  • Added support for AF-P DX lenses.
  • Fixed the following issues:
    • Optimal exposure would sometimes not be achieved in photos taken in live view using a lens with electromagnetically controlled aperture (type E lenses).
    • When used to take pictures after an option was selected for Custom Setting d10 (Exposure delay mode) in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU, Camera Control Pro 2 would sometimes display the error “The camera was not able to take a picture.” despite having actually taken the picture.

Nikon D750

  • Added support for the following features of AF-P lenses:
    •  If the standby timer expires after the camera has focused, the focus position will not change when the timer is reactivated.
    •  In manual focus mode, the focus indicator in the viewfinder (or in live view, the focus point selected in the monitor) will flash to show that infinity or the minimum focus distance has been reached by rotating the focus ring.
  • Fixed the following issues:
    •  When pictures were viewed after shooting with Overflow selected for Role played by card in Slot 2 in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU, the camera would sometimes display the second-last picture taken.
    • Microphone sensitivity would sometimes not be correctly adjusted when movies were recorded with Auto sensitivity > Microphone sensitivity.

Nikon KeyMission 80

  • Improved an issue that interfered with pairing or resulted in unreliable connections when the camera was used with the Android edition of the SnapBridge app.

Leica M10 1.9.4.0 Firmware Updates and Bug Fix

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Leica has released firmware 1.9.4.0 for the M10, correcting a bug from firmware 1.7.4.0 that produces black images in some cases during short exposures. The company has also advised M10 owners on how to handle SD cards issues that may arise in some circumstances, stating that cards with speeds of at least 80MB/s should be used.

The latest firmware can be downloaded here.

The full M10 firmware v. 1.9.4.0 change-log reads:

  • With the previous firmware 1.7.4.0, a larger selection of SD cards were made compatible with the Leica M10. Unfortunately we discovered, that in certain cases, the firmware 1.7.4.0 could produce black images when using short exposure times. This bug has now been fixed with firmware 1.9.4.0.
  • All improvements from previous firmware versions are included in firmware 1.9.4.0. We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused.

Improvements of SD card compatibility

  • With the Firmware 1.7.4.0 a larger choice of SD cards is compatible with the Leica M10.
  • With the last Firmware, certain SD cards were not recognized, or the complete write speed could not be used with the camera.
  • The Leica M10 supports SDHC/SDXC cards from 1GB up to 512 GB. We recommend to use cards with write speed 80 MB/s or higher in order not to restrict the cameras performance. In single cases it can occur that the speed, stated by the cards manufacturers, differs from the effective read or write speed in the Leica M10.
  • Use UHS I cards instead of UHS II. The M10 is compatible with UHS II cards, but does not use the full UHS II speed. Leica performs ongoing compatibility tests of the latest cards available in the market. We ask for your understanding that due to changes in production and software, Leica cannot guarantee a 100% compatibility of the recommended cards.

Sony A9 Firmware Update V1.01 – addressing overheating issue

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Sony has just released a new firmware update v1.01 addressing the overheating issue of their latest professional A9 camera that goes upto 20fps shooting speed.

Photographer Danny Eusebio, known as that1cameraguy online, posted the 9.5-minute video above about a recent experience he had with the camera. After taking the a9 to a pool for a swim meet, Eusebio noticed that the overheating warning icon showed up on the screen after less than 20 minutes of use in 81°F.

Sony A9 is still in pre-order stage in Malaysia. Not hitting any physical stores yet. If you are getting one or already in the pre-order list, do have the new firmware ready in your computer and update the firmware when you have the camera in hand.

Download the firmware at:
https://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=ILCE9&template_id=1&region_id=1&tab=download#/downloadTab

Firmware Updates for Sony a7II, a7RII, a7SII, a6300, & a6500

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Sony has released a new firmware update for its A7II, A7RII, A7SII, A6300 and A6500 mirrorless cameras.

The firmware version 4.0 for Sony A7II and A7RII includes several improvements and fixes. Sony A7SII upgraded to version 3.0.

Sony released firmware updates with lots of new functions including FE 100-400mm GM OSS support, better overheating control, improved Flexible Spot AF function, improves release time lag when wireless flash is used, adds “Live View Display” custom button assignable support and visible light LED assist with external flash for AF (HVL-F45RM) on a7II, a7RII, a7SII,and wait for it….a “star-eater” fix for a7RII.

  • Sony FE 100-400mm GM OSS support (a7II, a7RII, a7SII, a6300, a6500)
  • Better overheating control (a7II, a7RII, a7SII, a6300)
  • Improved Flexible Spot AF function (a7II, a7RII, a7SII)
  • Improved release time lag when wireless flash is used (a7II, a7RII, a7SII)
  • Adds “Live View Display” custom button assignable support (a7II, a7RII, a7SII)
  • Adds Visible light LED assist with external flash for AF with HVL-F45RM (a7II, a7RII, a7SII)
  • “Star-eater” Long Exposure NR fix for (a7RII)

List of Improvements:

Sony a7RII and a7SII

Adds “Auto Pwr OFF Temp.” function(*)

  • (*)If the same part of your skin touches the camera for a long period of time while using the camera, even if the camera does not feel hot to you, it may cause symptoms of a low-temperature burn such as redness or blistering.
    Pay special attention in the following situations and use a tripod, etc.

    • When using the camera in a high-temperature environment
    • When someone with poor circulation or impaired skin sensation uses the camera
    • When using the camera with the [Auto Pwr OFF Temp.] set to [High]
  • Improves operability of the camera:
    1. Improves operability when AF area is set to flexible spot
      Refer to here for details.
    2. Adds “Live View Display” into custom button assignation
    3. Adds “Set File Name” function
  • Supports visible light LED in external flash for AF (HVL-F45RM)
  • Improves release time lag when wireless flash is used
  • Optimizes exposure algorithm during focusing when [Live View Display] is [Setting Effect OFF]
  • Improves image quality when Long Exposure NR setting is OFF
  • Improves overall stability of the camera

Sony a7II

  • Improves operability of the camera:
    1. Improves operability when AF area is set to flexible spot
      Refer to here for details.
    2. Adds “Live View Display” into custom button assignation
    3. Adds “Set File Name” function
  • Supports visible light LED in external flash for AF (HVL-F45RM)
  • Improves release time lag when wireless flash is used
  • Improves overall stability of the camera

Sony a6500

  • Supports new lens “SEL100400GM”
  • Optimizes image stabilization performance in movie mode

Sony a6300

  • Adds “Auto Pwr OFF Temp.” function(*)
    (*)If the same part of your skin touches the camera for a long period of time while using the camera, even if the camera does not feel hot to you, it may cause symptoms of a low-temperature burn such as redness or blistering.
    Pay special attention in the following situations and use a tripod, etc.

    • When using the camera in a high-temperature environment
    • When someone with poor circulation or impaired skin sensation uses the camera
    • When using the camera with the [Auto Pwr OFF Temp.] set to [High]
  • Supports new lens “SEL100400GM”
  • Modifies aspect of guide frame display in LCD (2.35:1 mode)
  • Improves overall stability of the camera

Download Links:

Sony a7II FW 4.00: MAC | WIN
Sony a7RII FW 4.00: MAC | WIN
Sony a7SII FW 3.00: MAC | WIN
Sony a6500 FW 1.03: MAC | WIN
Sony a6300 FW 2.00: MAC | WIN

Source:
http://briansmith.com/sony-releases-a7ii-a7rii-a7sii-a6300-a6500-firmware-updates/