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    Firmware 2.0 for A7ii out on Sony UK site

    Mac version - Sony Support

    Windows version - Sony Support


    Benefits and improvements:
    • Adds the selectable feature for uncompressed 14-Bit RAW image capture(*)
    • Adds support for AF Phase-detection for LA-EA3/LA-EA1
    • Adds custom buttons for MOVIE recording

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    Re: Firmware 2.0 for A7ii out on Sony UK site

    Glad they are supporting the all-rounder so to speak. I like mine a whole lot. Would love to see them add some support for more than 2 aspect ratios though, which seems to me to be the easiest thing in the world...but what do I know. Hopefully this will allow decent AF with the Contax G adapter.

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    Re: Firmware 2.0 for A7ii out on Sony UK site

    Just loaded the firmware upgrade to A7II.
    Then did a quick test with some Canon Lenses via Metabone IV with V45 per the Sony menu.

    The focus was acceptably fast with all the tested lenses. I have more testing to do but am happy so far.
    It seems to be on a par with the A7RII. The uncompressed raw is also welcome.

    There is also a V.46 version update for the Metabones IV dated Nov 10, 2015. It seems to help a bit with PD auto focusing.
    Last edited by dmward; 18th November 2015 at 10:24.

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    Re: Firmware 2.0 for A7ii out on Sony UK site

    I found that upgrading to v.46 ruined Canon PDAF with the A7II and v2.0 firmware. Be careful! It was good at v.43 w/2.0.

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    Re: Firmware 2.0 for A7ii out on Sony UK site

    So still no silent shutter on the A7II, correct? That would have been a nice addition.

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    Re: Firmware 2.0 for A7ii out on Sony UK site

    Quote Originally Posted by MGrayson View Post
    I found that upgrading to v.46 ruined Canon PDAF with the A7II and v2.0 firmware. Be careful! It was good at v.43 w/2.0.
    That's interesting. I've found it to work well.

    It does seem, sometimes, like the Metabones and lens have to get synced.
    I also tried holding down the button when attaching the lens. That seems to make things work a bit better.

    I've been testing a 300mm F4 L which is an older lens and it seems to be working fine outside even with small focus point selected. I also have been doing some testing with 200mm F2.8 L II. It also seems to work fine. I just tried it with AF-C and slow continuous shutter. Won't find focus with small focus point. Worked with Mid focus point.

    I noticed that the Meta Data lists the lens as a 200mm G SSM II when the 200 is mounted on the Metabones IV.

    Update: I looked at the 200mm AF-C images. The first was in focus, the second and subsequent were not. It's not something I'd use often. I know the 160-600 Tamron does an acceptable job with the AE3 adapter on the A7R2.
    That will be next test with A7II and updated firmware.
    Last edited by dmward; 19th November 2015 at 12:55.

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