GH2 w Oly 35mm not working :(

Started Mar 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
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David Gwynne-Evans
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GH2 w Oly 35mm not working :(
Mar 26, 2012

Having read loads of posts (and posted), I finally decided to dive into the GH2 + Oly 35mm macro + DMW-MA1 combo as they are apparently compatible without autofocus ( http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/connect/gh2.html ), and with updated lens firmware.

I excitedly put the combo together, turned on the camera, and the shot was out of focus. No problem: manual focus. That was when the panic first kicked in. Turning the focus-by-wire focus ring did NOTHING! No MF option on lens, no aperture ring. Did I mis-read the above document of compatability???

I re-read it and found that firmware needs to be updated to both camera body and lens. As camera already updated (V1.1), I downloaded the firmware (see below) following the instructions: extract .bin file; format card; put file in root directory of card; press play, then follow update menu.... but no update menu came!!! Looking at lens firmware it claims there is no lens attached.

So I can't focus, can't adjust aperture, and can't upgrade my lens. Please help!

Lens firmware downloaded for windows from

http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/software/pana/dl/35_dl.cfm

File: OL002012.BIN

Instructions at:

http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/software/pana/35.cfm

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
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