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I had never updated firmware on a Sony lens. So I had some trepidations. To be fair to Sony they use the same update mechanism as that for their cameras. So that at least was comforting.
The update proved to be straightforward, painless and quick. Worked just as it was supposed to. Was done in minutes.
However, I have NOT noticed any difference in the lens’ autofocus (AF) prowess. If anything it was worse than it used to be! And I am not kidding. So …
Just letting you know. I would NOT rush to upgrade. Wait and see what others have to say. Check the DPReview forums.
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I have had the Sony a7 II for exactly a month and this was my 2nd firmware update!
I am NOT used to updating camera firmware that often. But, to be fair, for reasons that nobody seems to be able to explain, my a7 II, with zero shutter actuations, came with downlevel firmware, i.e., version 3.10 which had been released in November 2016, 6 months prior to me ordering the camera.
Updating to 4.0 was a breeze. Updater worked, flawlessly, first time around. Took about 14 minutes from my reckoning, but I wasn’t keeping careful track. It was pretty quick and the progress bar was moving along nicely.
Took about 80 pictures following the update. Didn’t notice anything awry.
This is what 4.0, released just a few days ago, viz. June 8, 2017, is supposed to do:
The Sony a6500, though it has only been available as of November 29, 2016, is already at v1.02 of the firmware, 1.02 having been rushed out in early March to fix a rather nasty ‘dead camera’ scenario.
Version 1.01 was released on January 25, 2017 — just 57-days into its product life. Makes you think.
Version 1.02 was released 41 days later.
At this rate 1.03 should be out soon!
To be fair, the updating to 1.02 was easy, painless and quite quick. I didn’t time it, but I think it only took about 6 minutes. I could be wrong since I was not paying attention and was doing other things.
What I wanted to share with you was that updating to 1.02 was NOT an hassle.
Didn’t notice any changes after I did, BUT I have yet to run into any unexpected snags with this camera.
To NOW try and claim it is to appease the ‘Tanned Ratziner’, Sri Lanka’s Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith is disingenuous beyond belief — even for a Sri Lankan politician.
Ranjith has been against ostentatious displays of Christmas trees from the BLOODY start. Refer to my original post. The Buddhists wanted to build the tree to spite the cardinals. So to now say that this comes as news is very unbecoming.
All I can say is that Arjuna Ranatunga should have worn a BETTER BOX when he used to play cricket. If he had done so he would still have had some testosterone left.