If you’ve got an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II or Olympus PEN-F then you’re in luck, as Olympus has announced new firmware updates to enhance the performance of these cameras.
Olympus firmware Updates Bring A Host Of Improvements
1. Compatibility with Profoto Air Remote TTL-O
The latest firmware upgrade delivers compatibility between the Profoto Air Remote TTL-O and the E-M1 Mark II, E-M5 Mark II and PEN-F models.
The Profoto Air Remote TTL-O wirelessly integrates the Profoto Air TTL Flash with these cameras, providing Olympus users with seamless integration. Simply attach the Profoto Air Remote TTL-O to the hot shoe for quick remote control of all functions.
2. Save Settings and Mysets function saves camera settings on the user’s computer
3. Midtone adjustment function added to Highlight & Shadow Control
The new midtone adjustment function has been added to the Highlight & Shadow Control on the E-M5 Mark II to provide control over bright and dark sections of a subject and to give users complete control over the tonal properties of the image.
4. AF Target Spot Metering provides spot metering at the focus point
AF Target Spot Metering is now available on the E-M5 Mark II to effectively link the AF Target position and spot metering area.
5. Touch to select Art Filters while viewing sample images on the screen
6. Set the shutter speed to begin raising the ISO sensitivity in ISO AUTO
It is now possible to control the lowest shutter speed setting on the PEN-F. This allows users to predefine a minimum shutter speed so that the ISO sensitivity increases in low-light situations rather than slowing down the shutter speed. This is convenient for handheld shooting in low-light environments.
7. Improved AF Targeting Pad on the rear LCD monitor
8. High Res Shot and Focus Stacking Mode compatibility on non-Olympus flashes
The E-M1 Mark II’s powerful 50MP High Res Shot and Focus Stacking Modes are now supported with both Olympus flashes and flashes from other manufacturers.
9. Automatic switching to rear LCD monitor when shooting with the viewfinder
10. AF HOME settings saved when camera is turned off
Previously, the AF HOME settings were reset after the E-M1 Mark II was turned off. The firmware upgrade saves the user’s AF HOME settings even if the camera is turned off.
To find out more about compatibility and how to download and install the firmware, head to the Olympus website.