Firmware 1.21 A7/7R/7S A6000

Started Apr 8, 2015 | Discussions thread
westlites Contributing Member • Posts: 637
Re: Firmware 1.21 A7m2 link updated correctly!

westlites wrote:

RidgeRunner130 wrote:

This is the a7m2 link for both Mac and Windows.

アップデート方法はこちらをご確認ください。

This link takes you to both Mac and Windows for the rest of the models.

http://www.sony.jp/ichigan/update/ILCE-7_7R_7S_7M2_6000.html

John
Zeiss Loxia 2/35, 2/50

Thanks, successfully updated my A6k to 1.21. No problem with the English menus.

Re lowlight AF being better, my initial tests seem to show some improvement. Getting locks now in low light when I couldn't before. In those shots, zooming in shows quite acceptable sharpness.

Could be wrong, though.

EDIT: Yup, there's definite improvement. Don't know though, if it's because of 1.20 or 1.21. Didn't try taking shots in my almost-dark office immediately after the 1.20 update. Before, couldn't get AF locks in the same environment.

FWIW, I recall that the A6K lowlight AF started faltering for me around the ISO 3200, 1/15 sec, f 1.8 mark (using the the SEL 35 1.8). Big AF lock box (CDAF?).

After the update, I was still consistently locking focus at 1/8 sec with the big box. That's about a stop improvement, nice.

TIP: for those, accessing the Japan site, use Google translate. Makes it easier to navigate.

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