Panasonic Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 POWER OIS. lens

In these times of extremely fast product development cycles manufacturers often seem to forget about ongoing improvements and support for older models, instead trying to convince consumers to upgrade and spend their hard-earned cash on the the latest models.

Olympus is now showing that it is a company that is not ignoring its legacy customers. The camera maker has announced firmware updates for a whole bunch of older PEN and OM-D Micro Four Thirds cameras, the OM-D E-M5 and E-M10 as well as the PEN models E-P5, E-P3, E-PL6, E-PL5, EP-L3, E-PM2 and E-PM1.

The update fixes an AF-malfunction that could occur when using one of the cameras listed above with one of two Panasonic Micro Four Thirds lenses, the Leica DG Elmarit 200mm F2.8 POWER OIS and the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm F2.8-4 POWER OIS. If you own any of the affected Olympus/Panasonic camera/lens combinations you can find download links for the new firmware on the Olympus website.