What about X lens firmware update for GH1?

Started Aug 26, 2011 | Discussions
Birk Binnard
Birk Binnard Senior Member • Posts: 1,830
What about X lens firmware update for GH1?

This page http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/popup/pressrelease/x_lens.html ; includes this statement:

Panasonic announces the new firmware update program for the digital interchangeable lens system cameras DMC-GH2, DMC-G3, DMC-GF3 and DMC-GF2 of LUMIX G Micro System.

The firmware version 1.1 will be released to enhance the functions when the camera is used with the new power zoom lenses - LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-PS14042) and LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 45-175mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-PS45175).

But what about the GH1? Are we GH1 owners left out in the cold?

Worry worry worry...........

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Chas2 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,492
Re: What about X lens firmware update for GH1?

No, we will be fine. The lenses will work with all MFT cameras, just not with those specific enhancemets covered by the firmware update. See the updated dpreview news article on the x 14-42mm.

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A_less New Member • Posts: 4
Re: What about X lens firmware update for GH1?

Yes but why not make firmware "for Enhancing the Functions of the New Power Zoom Lenses" for all bodies?

Some of us bought GF1, GH1, G2 a few months (weeks) ago, I mean Panasonic should be fair to all G camera users.

Sign the petition if you agree with me: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/gf1gh1_lumixgx/

Gato Amarillo Veteran Member • Posts: 5,001
Re: What about X lens firmware update for GH1?

Sorry, but I can't agree with you, at least on the 1 series. Like you, I only recently bought a GH1 -- but I bought it because it was discontinued and could be had at a bargain price. I didn't expect full support forever. The 1s are pretty old news at this point.

Gato

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