firmware download failure. now Olympus wants to replace the CPG for Zuiko lens. Huge bucks!

Started Mar 24, 2016 | Discussions thread
Paulmorgan Veteran Member • Posts: 8,463
Re: firmware download failure. now Olympus wants to replace the CPG for Zuiko lens. Huge bucks!

Richard Briscoe wrote:

Paulmorgan wrote:

Richard Briscoe wrote:

LearningForeverIHope wrote:

baxters wrote:

Yes, it is a built in design flaw. If they had spend $32.75 for the CPG, instead of $22.75, they could made the boot loader redundant it could be reloaded in cases like yours. The cameras have the same weakness, but as long as they make the customer pay for failures, they don't care.

I guess that extra $10 adds too much to cost of goods, especially on the cheap kit lenses, but I'm sure they they use the same $22.75 CPG on the new $2500 300mm prime.

Wow, good reason to prefer an upgrade from an sd card.

Depending on the consumer laws of a country, Olympus could be accountable for such a hidden flaw.

It does seem as though the company should update the firmware from a completed download rather than a "live" update that effectively destroys the product in the even of an Internet interruption. I would elevate the matter as a complaint.

Nope, firmware updates do not work like that.

That's the whole pint of it. The current way is a dumb idea.

Nope, its by far the best, the quickest and most pain free way of doing it.

The SD card is a dumb idea, good when it first came out, but a bit dated now.

Have you not notced that now some flash units and a bunch of lenses (not M4/3) can now get firmware updates using this same method as its already been proven to work well.

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/7087124398/sigma-updates-usb-dock-for-new-lenses

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