Firmware 1.21 A7/7R/7S A6000

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FramerDave Contributing Member • Posts: 663
Firmware 1.21 A7/7R/7S A6000
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Taiwan site has link to 1.21 on Japanese site that corrected lenses hunting in dark situations under 1.20.

http://www.sony.jp/ichigan/update/ILCE-7_7R_7S_7M2_6000_win.html

I have not updated to 1.20 yet but heads up for 1.20 users.

Firmware should be universal for all countries.

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avich Junior Member • Posts: 49
Re: Firmware 1.21 A7/7R/7S A6000

I am curious - why the url would include _7M2_ when there is no such file on the page?

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Marky12
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Re: Firmware 1.21 A7/7R/7S A6000

Did anyone try this yet? It's not on the US site yet.

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dave
dave Senior Member • Posts: 1,421
Re: Firmware 1.21 A7/7R/7S A6000

FramerDave wrote:

Taiwan site has link to 1.21 on Japanese site that corrected lenses hunting in dark situations under 1.20.

http://www.sony.jp/ichigan/update/ILCE-7_7R_7S_7M2_6000_win.html

I have not updated to 1.20 yet but heads up for 1.20 users.

Firmware should be universal for all countries.

I just updated my A7R and I did notice a little AF hunting in low light, along with faster start up with V1.20. I hope that it doesn't switch the camera to Japanese.

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lvnloud New Member • Posts: 4
Re: Firmware 1.21 A7/7R/7S A6000
Snikt228 Senior Member • Posts: 1,025
Re: Firmware 1.21 A7/7R/7S A6000
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lvnloud wrote:

It's on the USA website.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/swu-download.pl?mdl=ILCE6000&upd_id=10329&os_group_id=6

That's 1.20, the one that's been there for awhile.

This thread is talking about 1.21

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Beaverhelmet Senior Member • Posts: 2,296
Re: Firmware 1.21 A7/7R/7S A6000
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Already? The 1.20 came just a few days ago? They must have messed up, and probably not got all the new bits and pieces together before release of 1.20.

RidgeRunner130
RidgeRunner130 Regular Member • Posts: 392
Re: Firmware 1.21 A7m2 link updated correctly!
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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
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Marky12
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Re: Firmware 1.21 A7m2 link updated correctly!

Who's going to try this and report back?

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RidgeRunner130
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Re: Firmware 1.21 A7m2 link updated correctly!

It has worked for my a7m2 and a6000. I have better success with Mac updates. Every time I try Windows, it has failed, on 2 different computers.

Looking for any other updates that may have been issued

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Rob29 Forum Member • Posts: 89
Re: Firmware 1.21 A7m2 link updated correctly!
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Same here. Just updated my A7m2 to 1.21! Menu changed to Japanese though ...just kidding.

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Re: Firmware 1.21 A7m2 link updated correctly!

Notice any improvements?

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Henry Lim Regular Member • Posts: 198
Re: Firmware 1.21 A7/7R/7S A6000

Beaverhelmet wrote:

Already? The 1.20 came just a few days ago? They must have messed up, and probably not got all the new bits and pieces together before release of 1.20.

Better to have more frequent firmware updates, than less.

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Nivedita Contributing Member • Posts: 659
I just updated my Sony A7 Mark II
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The update took almost the same time as 1.2.

I have not tested extensively to compare the previous state and the new state. I am planning to test in detail to see whether any noticeable changes.

At least the menu did not change to Japanese

After applying 1.21

-Nivedita

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dreamahm
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Re: Firmware 1.21 A7/7R/7S A6000

Come on Sony I need XAVC for A7R

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jalywol
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Re: Firmware 1.21 A7/7R/7S A6000

Updated my A7, no problems, but not sure I see any difference in anything?

-J

Beaverhelmet Senior Member • Posts: 2,296
Re: Firmware 1.21 A7/7R/7S A6000

Pretty sure, since it came so close after 1.20, that there will be zero features added in 1.21, just bugfixes.

Russell Evans Forum Pro • Posts: 12,617
Re: Firmware 1.21 A7m2 link updated correctly!
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RidgeRunner130 wrote:

It has worked for my a7m2 and a6000. I have better success with Mac updates. Every time I try Windows, it has failed, on 2 different computers.

If you have iTunes installed on the Windows computers, the USB polling service iTunes installs can cause issues with other software that connects to USB devices. Go into Services and disable all the Apple/iTune services you can find and then try the update.

Thank you
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blue_skies
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Re: Firmware 1.21 A7/7R/7S A6000
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http://www.dpreview.com/articles/1719238142/firmware-updates-to-reduce-sony-fe-lens-startup-times-on-the-way

Ver1.20: 2015/3/04

The first update, available immediately, reduces the startup times of five existing FE lenses when mounted on E-mount bodies. The lenses include:

  • FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
  • FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
  • FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar T*
  • FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS
  • FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

Ver1.21: 2015/4/06

Firmware update number two ensures that the three prime and one zoom FE lenses introduced today will offer fast startup times on Sony's full-frame a7 series cameras (in all other respects they are already fully compatible). This update will be available at the end of the month.

  • FE 35mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Distagon T*
  • FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
  • FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
  • FE 28mm F2

In addition to the above (Japanese website) two bugfixes were included: 1) LCD display error and 2) low light hunting improvement.

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Marky12
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Re: Firmware 1.21 A7/7R/7S A6000

Does that mean the US won't get this update until end of the month?

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