POLL: Are you satisfied with the new firmware?

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Dpreview tested the new Olympus firmware: http://www.dpreview.com/news/1004/10042202olypenfirmware.asp.

Let us know what you think about the new autofocus performance of your PEN camera!

Do you like the new Olympus E-PL2?

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  • Agent00soul

    I’m satisfied with the speed but the AF area needs to be smaller. As it is now, the background affects the focusing way too easily. Autofocusing on a bird, for instance, is almost impossible when there are trees or other detail in the background.

  • I was already. I focus one time and i keep photographing as lang the distance doesn’t change (oldfashion way).

    As far i tried now, The speed is faster but no significant.

  • Michael Meissner

    While I am very happy with the auto focus speed, I am not happy with the new ‘feature’ of switching to the LCD screen for menu items or reviews when the E-P2 electronic viewfinder is used. One of the minor reasons I bought the E-P2 over the E-P1 in the first place was so that I could use the EVF for review and menu setting, and not have to switch from the electronic viewfinder to the LCD like you have to do for a DSLR. I had this in my Olympus C-2100UZ, Olympus C-8080WZ, Canon S1, Olympus SP-550UZ cameras, and it is very convenient in bright light.

    Here is the fourthirdsphoto article I started on the subject.
    http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/showthread.php?t=56815

    I also agree about the AF area needing to be smaller. I’m not sure if it is bigger than it was before, but after doing the upgrade, I was focusing on several things in the house, and couldn’t get a focus lock once or twice. However, I didn’t try it on the same object before doing the update.

  • Jón

    I haven’t upgraded yet, since my only USB cable that fits the EP-1 is at work! WTF, Olympus?

  • Jonathan

    Jón: the USB cable was provided with the camera. I don’t think it’s a standard one.

    Agent00soul: fully agree, I just shot thousands of photos on holiday and when shooting someone against a strongly lit background, my EPL1 made the edge of the subject’s head sharp but not their facial features (I was using a 20/1.7). Quite annoying, but good thing there’s manual focus override 🙂

  • at

    Does anyone obtain the results of E-PL1 as tested by dpreview? It seems that it is quite an attractive point if E-PL1 can focus faster than G1 with lenses from Panasonic.

  • Joost

    Am I blind or are they testing version 1.1 !!! at dpreview? 1.4 should be even better.

  • LohWH

    Anybody tried e-p2 n Panny 20mm combination? both with new 1.1 software,focusing a bit faster, continuous focusing in video mode improved. The only problem is the lens making more nand louder noice both in photo and video shooting.Any idea why?

  • Quido

    at, the funny thing is they didn’t include the G1 + Panasonic lens. Maybe not to spoil the Oly firmware party… who knows.

  • Mark chan

    Really faster. 20mm doesn’t go through whole plane to get focus. Real improvement on ep1 I see.

  • Martin Cohen

    I agree about the efv to lcd switching – make it an option!

    I prefer the old way.

  • david

    um, it is an option…

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