Is there firmware fix for E-M5 & Panasonic lens lockup problem?

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Is there firmware fix for E-M5 & Panasonic lens lockup problem?
Aug 10, 2012

The E-M5 has a problem where sometimes it will lockup when a Panasonic lens is mounted and the camera goes to sleep. When this happens you must remove the battery to unbrick the camera. See this thread:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1041&message=41250084

On 7/11 Olympus released firmware update 1.2 that many hoped would fix the problem:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/07/11/Olympus-OM-D-E-M5-firmware-v1-2

Unfortunately, a few days later Olympus pulled 1.2 because of some problem. You can see the Olympus statement about it here:

http://www.olympus.co.jp/...rt/imsg/digicamera/download/software/firm/e1/#omd

The update service to Ver. 1.2 was temporarily discontinued. The update service to Ver. 1.1 is available.

I don't really care one way or the other what is wrong with 1.2. All I care about is that I want my E-M5 fixed. Maybe 1.2 would do it, but I can't get it. Has anyone heard if a 1.2.1 or 1.3 release is coming soon?

Also, there is this news on 6/12 about another E-M5 problem that is supposed to be fixed:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/06/12/Olympus-acknowledges-OM-D-E-M5-banding-with-panasonic-20mm-f1-7-lens

Has anyone seen anything more from Olympus about this?

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