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    A7RM2 Firmware Update to ver 1.1

    New firmware update available here,

    http://www.sony.com.sg/support/download/607881/product/ilce-7rm2

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    1. Improved a symptom to rarely become front focus depend on shooting scene.
    2. Decreased chroma noise when long exposure NR is set off.
    3. Improved Hi continuous shooting speed when using with the flash.




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    Re: A7RM2 Firmware Update to ver 1.1

    Now on US website here (Mac) or here to select a Windows OS.



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    Re: A7RM2 Firmware Update to ver 1.1

    Updating now.

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    Re: A7RM2 Firmware Update to ver 1.1

    Keep us posted. Just woke up. Glad to see this on the chroma noise
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    Re: A7RM2 Firmware Update to ver 1.1

    Update went smoothly on a Mac running El Capitan (OS X 10.11). No visible changes.

    I don't typically do long exposures, so didn't expect to notice anything, but I like to keep up-to-date.

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    Re: A7RM2 Firmware Update to ver 1.1

    Thank you Sony. After a lot of email communication with them it would appear that after some initial testing the latest firmware 1.10 has addressed the issue
    I brought it up here
    http://www.getdpi.com/forum/sony/558...in-lenses.html

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    Re: A7RM2 Firmware Update to ver 1.1

    I have not run into the front focusing but glad they adjusted it. Long exposures I certainly have though. Glad to see they are addressing things that's really important.
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    Re: A7RM2 Firmware Update to ver 1.1

    Update went smoothly. All customizations and settings were retained. I may not notice any difference because, like Mike, I do very few long exposures. It's encouraging to see Sony updating the firmware early in the product's life cycle to fix reported problems.

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    Re: A7RM2 Firmware Update to ver 1.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Colson View Post
    Update went smoothly. All customizations and settings were retained. I may not notice any difference because, like Mike, I do very few long exposures. It's encouraging to see Sony updating the firmware early in the product's life cycle to fix reported problems.

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    Right there is the key Joe, totally agree.
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    Re: A7RM2 Firmware Update to ver 1.1

    Cant connect but the camera can connect. Weird rebooting
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    Re: A7RM2 Firmware Update to ver 1.1

    I don't have the Sony cable. really making me mad. Anyway I have another cable and it does not connect with device. I tried C1 tethered and not working either. Might have to go buy a cable. Anyone know of one that is known to work
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    Re: A7RM2 Firmware Update to ver 1.1

    Found another cable. downloading now
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    Re: A7RM2 Firmware Update to ver 1.1

    In my case with a Mac 10.10 this update is moving very slowly right now... Has been updating for 20 minutes

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    Re: A7RM2 Firmware Update to ver 1.1

    Mine was long too. Not sure if it was that long though. Did you put fresh battery in
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    Re: A7RM2 Firmware Update to ver 1.1

    Does this wipe out all of your custom settings?

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    Re: A7RM2 Firmware Update to ver 1.1

    Yeah Guy... two of them It finally finished and I now am done.... I look at this as a warm up for next months update

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    Re: A7RM2 Firmware Update to ver 1.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul David View Post
    Does this wipe out all of your custom settings?

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    See post #8

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    Re: A7RM2 Firmware Update to ver 1.1

    Great news for me, 90% of what I do is LE. Will get onto this after my first meeting today.
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    Re: A7RM2 Firmware Update to ver 1.1

    Did anybody check your low-light autofocus with the new firmware?

    There's just been a report on DPReviews that low-light autofocus is degraded (slow, hunting), at least with some lenses that previously showed focus shift and some non-native lenses.

    There is speculation that this is because the A7RII aperture behavior that allowed focus shift (focus wide open, then stop down) has been changed, and that the new behavior allows less light onto the sensor during autofocus. In other words, camera aperture behavior is back to the previous A7 cameras. (Focus at taking aperture.) I can't vouch for this myself. Maybe a false alarm. But maybe worth checking?

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    Re: A7RM2 Firmware Update to ver 1.1

    Quote Originally Posted by davidstock View Post
    Did anybody check your low-light autofocus with the new firmware?

    There's just been a report on DPReviews that low-light autofocus is degraded (slow, hunting), at least with some lenses that previously showed focus shift and some non-native lenses.

    There is speculation that this is because the A7RII aperture behavior that allowed focus shift (focus wide open, then stop down) has been changed, and that the new behavior allows less light onto the sensor during autofocus. In other words, camera aperture behavior is back to the previous A7 cameras. (Focus at taking aperture.) I can't vouch for this myself. Maybe a false alarm. But maybe worth checking?

    --d
    I have just done a very quick check with the new FW and the FE 35/1.4 in very low light. With the lens stopped down and using the back button AF I clearly see and hear that there is a first step in which the lens open up (not fully, probably just at f:2) to help focus and then closes again at the selected opening. I do not know if the complete AF routine or just the first step is performed with the lens wide open.
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    Re: A7RM2 Firmware Update to ver 1.1

    Okay so I have just tested all my FE lenses and the Zooms I have (FE24-70 and 16-35) now stay stopped down when focussing with setting effect on and the 28,55 and 90 macro all open up. That said I have just tried focussing the zooms in a very dark room with no lights on in a very rainy London (to give an idea how dark iso 12800 f8 1/3sec) and though slightly slow than when shot wide open at f8 they are locking focus pretty quickly as long as there is some contrast to be detected. Nothing I would't be happy with

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    Re: A7RM2 Firmware Update to ver 1.1

    Update went very smoothly.... took 15 minutes and used 12% of my battery.

    Victor

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