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    G1 Firmware update

    Panasonic released new firmware for the G1 this morning....

    http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/

    I haven't downloaded it yet....but on DPReview people have done so without incident.....

    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...hread=30369024

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    Re: G1 Firmware update

    This is a hectic update day....

    First, Lightroom 2.2, with full raw support

    Now, the G1 firmware (downloaded; will upgrade the camera as soon as I´ve walked the dog..)

    To top it all up, there´s a new Mac OS update (10.5.6) as well. I haven´t the nerve to do that until I´ve checked these other updates thoroughly, and made a current clone of the system disc.....

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    Re: G1 Firmware update

    "Makes it possible to continuously display the enlarged screen of the MF assist."

    This is nice...and it appears there are some updates to flash as well. I've been getting some bizarre results with flash using adapted lenses, maybe this will fix it...

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    Re: G1 Firmware update

    I ran the update earlier today without apparent problems.

    Haven't tried any of the "new" features yet. The old features seem to work fine.

    Martin

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    Re: G1 Firmware update

    I did all three upgrades today (G1, LR2.2, and OS 10.5.6). Everything seems fine so far.

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    Re: G1 Firmware update

    Brave soul. I did the Mac update and held my breath for a 1/2 hour. i finally have this machine humming at warp speed after some real issues from a download from Adobe back in April. Everything seems fine but waiting for the other shoe to drop. BUT I have backup
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    Re: G1 Firmware update

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Brave soul. I did the Mac update and held my breath for a 1/2 hour. i finally have this machine humming at warp speed after some real issues from a download from Adobe back in April. Everything seems fine but waiting for the other shoe to drop. BUT I have backup
    I know that feeling and I breathed a little easier after importing some G1 files into LR2.2 and then made some prints. It is usually printer driver conflicts with a new OS that I worry about most, but so far its with my Canon 6100. Also a relief that LR2.2 is behaving with the new OS upgrade. There was one report so far of some 3rd party monitor calibration software not working in 10.5.6 and I'm sure that other glitches will pop up sooner or later.

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    Re: G1 Firmware update

    A question...is the update compatable with Mac and the crankY Leopard?

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    Re: G1 Firmware update

    Here is the mac update in a nutshell


    What's new in this update?

    Address Book

    Improves reliability of Address Book syncing with iPhone and other devices and applications.
    AirPort

    Improves the reliability of AirPort connections, including improvements when roaming in large wireless networks with an Intel-based Mac.
    Client management

    Improves reliability of synchronizing files on a portable home directory.
    Fixes an issue in Mac OS X 10.5.4 and 10.5.5 in which managed users may not see printers that use the Generic PPD.
    Client computers that use UUID-based ByHost preferences now respect managed Screen Saver settings.
    iChat

    Addresses an issue that could cause an encryption alert to appear in the chat window.
    Setting your iChat status to "invisible" via AppleScript no longer logs you out of iChat.
    Resolves an issue in which pasting text from a Microsoft Office document could insert an image rather than text.
    Graphics

    Includes general improvements to gaming performance.
    Includes graphics improvements for iChat, Cover Flow, Aperture, and iTunes.
    Includes fixes for possible graphics distortion issues with certain ATI graphics cards.
    Mail

    Includes overall performance and reliability fixes.
    Improves Connection Doctor accuracy.
    Fixes an issue that could cause messages identified as junk to remain in the inbox.
    Fixes an issue that could cause Mail to append a character to the file extension of an attachment.
    Addresses an issue that could prevent Mail from quitting.
    Improves reliability when printing PDF attachments.
    MobileMe

    Contacts, calendars, and bookmarks on a Mac automatically sync within a minute of the change being made on the computer, another device, or the web at me.com.
    Networking

    Improves Apple File Service performance, especially when using a home directory hosted on an AFP server. Important: If you are using Mac OS X 10.5.6 (client) to connect to a Mac OS X Server 10.4-based server, it is strongly recommended that you update the server to Mac OS X Server version 10.4.11.
    Improves the performance and reliability of TCP connections.
    Improves reliability and performance for AT&T 3G cards.
    Updates the ssh Terminal command for compatibility with more ssh servers.
    Printing

    Improves printing for the Adobe CS3 application suite.
    Improves printing for USB-based Brother and Canon printers.
    Parental Controls

    Addresses an issue in which a parentally-controlled account could be unable to access the iTunes Store.
    Includes general fixes for time limits.
    Resolves an issue that prevented adding allowed websites from Safari via drag and drop.
    Time Machine

    Fixes issues that could cause Time Machine to state the backup volume could not be found.
    Improves Time Machine reliability with Time Capsule.
    Safari

    Improves compatibility with web proxy servers.

    General

    Includes Mac OS X security improvements. See this website for more information.
    Addresses inaccuracies with Calculator when the Mac OS X language is set to German or Swiss German.
    Improves the performance and reliability of Chess.
    Improves DVD Player performance and reliability.
    Performance improvements for iCal are included.
    Fixes an issue when running the New iCal Events Automator action as an applet.
    Adds a Trackpad System Preference pane for portable Macs.
    Improves compatibility with smart cards such as the U.S. Department of Defense Common Access Card.
    Updates time zone data and Daylight Saving Time rules for several countries.
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    Re: G1 Firmware update

    I did all 3 updates and haven't had any problems.

    In case anyone is wondering, even though I downloaded the updater from Panny's English web page, it still ran in Japanese and my Japanese G1 still has no language setting menu. I was hoping they would smarten up and put the language selection setting back in, but I guess not. I don't know why they decided to do that, but it means that I'll certainly never buy another Panasonic camera in Japan. And I'm not the only who feels that way either.

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    Re: G1 Firmware update

    yehh...despite my [email protected] tec. abilities, I installed the G! update. The first try was with a virgin format card...then someone said that you need one photo on the card plus the file...ah! supreme success...

    The continuous focus assist is a terrific improvement...when using Legacy Lenses.

    The AE lock on live view, now with the spot meter (with a fast lens)...

    ...turns the Little camera into a formitable instrument ...

    carry on mates.

    Y.B.

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    Re: G1 Firmware update

    Quote Originally Posted by Y.B.Hudson III View Post

    carry on mates.

    Y.B.
    Quite agree, but,
    What you mean is

    come on guy

    Just this guy you know

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    Re: G1 Firmware update

    Quote Originally Posted by Y.B.Hudson III View Post
    yehh...despite my [email protected] tec. abilities, I installed the G! update. The first try was with a virgin format card...then someone said that you need one photo on the card plus the file...ah! supreme success... snip....

    Y.B.
    I did it with a newly formatted card without the one photo. What you do need is a fully charged battery. The improvements are very nice.

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    Re: G1 Firmware update

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy Flood View Post
    I did it with a newly formatted card without the one photo. What you do need is a fully charged battery. The improvements are very nice.
    I Did it with the excellent instructions given to me by someone to update the pancake lens.

    Now then, who could that have been?

    Just this guy you know

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    Re: G1 Firmware update

    I'm glad it worked out!

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    Re: G1 Firmware update

    Hi,

    I saw the G1 body update, downloaded it and managed to successfully install it into the camera (via the SD card).

    The lens update, however, seems to be another matter. Is that for the G1 as well? I downloaded it, put it onto the SD card as before but when I repeated the procedure with the body firmware nothing happened.

    Reading the website it looked like the firmware was only for the body. Am I wrong here?

    Thanks.

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    Re: G1 Firmware update

    Peter,
    Yesterday's update was for the G1 body only. There is an update for the Oly pancake lens, but it is a different file. I'm not sure what lens you were trying to update.

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    Re: G1 Firmware update

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy Flood View Post
    Peter,
    Yesterday's update was for the G1 body only. There is an update for the Oly pancake lens, but it is a different file. I'm not sure what lens you were trying to update.
    Thanks Cindy. That's what I thought as well and that it didn't apply to the G1's 12-45mm kit lens. It's just that as I read some of the postings here on a thread marked G1 firmware update I wondered whether the lens was also to be affected by the firmware since some of the others had mentioned the update kicking in.

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    Re: G1 Firmware update

    I had the same problem, trying to find an update for the PL 14-150. No joy so far, perhaps there is no firmware update other than for the 25mm f2.8 (which I've installed)

    Kind Regards

    Brian

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