Olympus has announced a firmware update for its M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ power-zoom macro lens. Firmware v1.1 improves image stabilization performance in Macro mode, when shooting with the Olympus E-M5. It also adds support for the 'Zoom Resume' function when used with Panasonic cameras - meaning the zoom returns to the previously-used focal length when the camera is switched on.

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The updates can be added either by plugging an Olympus camera into your computer and running the associated software, or (for Panasonic users) by downloading updater software from the Olympus website.

Press Release:

Firmware Version 1.1 for the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ

Today Olympus announces the release of new firmware for the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ lens that improves performance of the image stabilizer in macro mode when used with the OM-D E-M5 and supports the Zoom Resume (similar to Olympus' RESET LENS OFF) function for electric zoom lenses when used with Panasonic cameras.