Just found this.....
Just found this.....
It seems like Panasonic is going to update the firmware for both G1 & GH1 bodies, in addition to the 45-200 lens on September 17:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
New firmware for G1 and GH1 .... whaaaaat's with 3rdparty batteries ? ? ?
Yes, they all come at a premium.
I expect more "updates" with the same caveat.
Get the 65 Euro battery or else!!
I upgraded the 45-200 which I use with my E-P1. Doesn't seem to make any significant difference.
Last edited by Irwell; 17th September 2009 at 18:19. Reason: mis type
Panasonic apparently pulled the firmware update from the site....I never got to do it. It will probably return with the batteries disabled. I don't have any third party versions.
Someone at DPReview uploaded the G1 firmware to a download site, so it's still available-
[FWIW, I do use AF (sunny conditions) with the Oly-D17/2.8 and Ricoh GW-1 (0.75X converter) combo. As long as it does not make it any worse, it should be OK.]
GLORIA VICTORIA ... for Pentax Kx and friends ... they use AA cells, 10times cheaper than other manufacturers (original) LiIONs !
eneloop rulez !
It's like a box of crayons....
One thing is bad, but you can live with ... only MONO mic, no external possible - but AA cells and 1280x720 movie ... that's fine.
20 body colours, 9 grip colors :-}
Vivek... I think we could get enough donations around here to buy you one if you would consent to the yellow or hot pink and we took away your black paint and markers. What do you think?????
I am not going to say much about this other than it really made me sit up and take a look (no light bulb icons?!).
There are practical reasons (other than the size) why I have not hacked up my black Nikon D300 (with its red stripe). The live view implementation there sucks.
If the Pentax Kx offers what I hope for, it is the one and I am getting one, whatever color I can get my hands on.
In regard to your "country of origin", I would suggest that you get the orange one. Me, I'll wait untill they have a black, yellow and red one
E-M1/GH2/G1 Full Spectrum & lots of lenses
Rafael, I like Orange (nothing to do with the flag colors).
I am sure there will be orange editions shipped here.
date/time of G1/GH1 firmwares
It's pretty amazing that Panasonic was able to issue a firmware update that causes Pentax cameras to appear in different colors!
Or did the thread wander off behind the barn and bump its head?
I'm using a lot of 3rd party batteries with different cameras, also with G1/GH1 - they work well - like original.
I do not need firmware updates, some people think, needing these updates make 10x better pictures :-)
Yesterday I ordered two NP-95's for € 4.50 (with shipping each) from Hongkong instead € 40-50 for originals from European dealers.
So, which one needs to be used for "upgrade" if cheaper/longer lasting batteries would work?