Panasonic G X Vario 14-42mm & 45-175mm Firmware Updates

November 14, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses | 1 Comment |
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Panasonic will soon be releasing firmware updates for the new Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm and 45-175mm lenses. Both firmware updates improve AF performance and optimise operation when using Touch Zoom with the Lumix GX1 camera. The upgrade for the G X Vario PZ 45-175mm lens additionally improves the stability of the optical image stabiliser (OIS). The firmware updates will be available worldwide at 6:00 GMT on 17th November at the website below.

Website Panasonic Lumix Support

Panasonic Press Release

Lumix X lenses Firmware Update

Panasonic Announces the Firmware Update Program for;

LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-PS14042)
LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 45-175mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-PS45175)

Panasonic announces the new firmware update program for the digital interchangeable lenses of LUMIX G Micro System. The new firmware programs are available for LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-PS14042) and LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 45-175mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-PS45175) to enhance the performance of each lens.

The firmware programs will be available worldwide at 6:00 GMT on 17th November 2011 at the Panasonic LUMIX Official Support Website:

http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/



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#1 Bob Bowne

Ok...I bought the 45-175mm. It had O.I.S. issues especially when I had the lens at 175mm and was shooting in the 1/100-1/300 sec range set on Mode 1 with stationary subject matter. I feel that lens should have performed well in that area...but I was getting a "stutter" blur a lot of the time in the above shutter speed zones.
WELL...I got the firmware update...loaded it in the lens and I am getting much better results.
http://www.dropmocks.com/mjBHG

We never want things like this to happen...but they did..and I think that Panasonic responded quickly and professionally. They did not give lip service they delivered a very good fix for my lens.
Now...there was no I.S.O update for the 14-42mm. ...and I read that that lens is having a similar problem with the stutter effect.
So, perhaps that lens need and O.I.S. update as well.

3:01 am - Monday, November 21, 2011