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Olympus E-M5 II, camera topic
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  • New firmware Ver.2.3

    • Macro Flash STF-8 is supported.
    • Electronic Flash FL-900R is supported.
    • Improved stability of exposure when shooting videos.

  • Cosplay shoot done with E-M5 II and 12-40mm

  • New firmware

    1. Compatibility with Profoto Air Remote TTL-O: The latest firmware upgrade delivers compatibility between the Profoto Air Remote TTL-O and the E-M1 Mark II, E-M5 Mark II and PEN-F models. The Profoto Air Remote TTL-O wirelessly integrates the Profoto Air TTL Flash with these cameras, providing Olympus users with seamless integration with products from one of the leading manufacturers of lighting and light-shaping tools.
    2. “Save Settings and Mysets” function saves camera settings on the user’s computer: The convenient “Save Settings and Mysets” function has been added to the E-M5 Mark II and PEN-F to easily save the user’s customized settings on their computer and restore them on the camera when necessary. This feature is useful for applying the same settings to multiple cameras and saving complex settings when upgrading firmware.
    3. Midtone adjustment function added to Highlight & Shadow Control: The new midtone adjustment function has been added to the Highlight & Shadow Control on the E-M5 Mark II to provide control over bright and dark sections of a subject and to give users complete control over the tonal properties of the image.
    4. AF Target Spot Metering provides spot metering at the focus point: AF Target Spot Metering is now available on the E-M5 Mark II to effectively link the AF Target position and spot metering area.
    5. Touch to select Art Filters while viewing sample images on the screen: Sample images that demonstrate the effects of the Art Filter are now shown at the bottom of the PEN-F’s screen. Users can simply view and touch the sample Art Filter image on the screen to instantly activate that option.
    6. Set the shutter speed to begin raising the ISO sensitivity in ISO AUTO: It is now possible to control the lowest shutter speed setting on the PEN-F. This allows users to predefine a minimum shutter speed so that the ISO sensitivity increases in low-light situations rather than slowing down the shutter speed. This is convenient for handheld shooting in low-light environments.
    7. Improved AF Targeting Pad on the rear LCD monitor: The firmware update makes it possible to use touchpad operations on the PEN-F even if your nose touches the rear LCD monitor while looking through the viewfinder. The AF Targeting Pad provides the freedom to move the AF point on the rear LCD monitor using touch operations while keeping your eye on the viewfinder.
    8. High Res Shot and Focus Stacking Mode compatibility on non-Olympus flashes: The E-M1 Mark II’s powerful 50MP High Res Shot and Focus Stacking Modes are now supported with both Olympus flashes and flashes from other manufacturers.
    9. Automatic switching to rear LCD monitor when shooting with the viewfinder: When shooting through the E-M1 Mark II’s viewfinder during Rec View, the camera now automatically switches to the rear LCD monitor for image playback when the eye is moved away from the viewfinder.
    10. AF HOME settings saved when camera is turned off: Previously, AF HOME settings were reset after the E-M1 Mark II was turned off. The firmware upgrade saves the user’s AF HOME settings even if the camera is turned off.
  • Olympus E-M5 Mark II firmware version 4.0

    1. In-Camera Focus Stacking function
      The Focus Stacking function available on the Tough TG-5 and OM-D E-M1 Mark II is now available on the OM-D E-M5 Mark II. The focus is shifted in half-pixel increments while capturing eight images, which are then composited to form a single image that is in focus from the foreground to the background. A total of eight lenses are supported (the same lenses supported by OM-D E-M1 Mark II Firmware Version 2.0).
    2. New Bleach Bypass Art Filter option
      The Bleach Bypass Art Filter included in the OM-D E-M10 Mark III (released in September 2017) is now available for the E-M5 Mark II. This option replicates the bleach bypass effect used to develop film creating images with a beautiful metallic sheen.
    3. Support for Panasonic LEICA® DG ELMARIT 200mm/F2.8/POWER O.I.S. interchangeable lens
      This firmware update improves the compatibility with the Panasonic LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm/F2.8/POWER O.I.S. (H-ES200) interchangeable lens.
  • Does anyone know if the US NTSC version of the E-M5 ii is able to record over 30 minutes without stopping?

    I'm looking to buy one because the PAL version seems limited to 29 min, 59 sec. I've Google searched but haven't found confirmation for the NTSC recording limit.


  • Video limitation can be removed with a hacked firmware.

  • @AlexWhiter

    Nice news.

    Are you an author?

  • No, author is one of my colleagues. He's asked me to host the firware archives, and I've decided to "advertise" here :)

  • @AlexWhiter

    (c) Мопед не мой, я просто разместил объяву

  • Именно так :)

  • @AlexWhiter

    Can you post full info version also here?

    As Internet is such thing - info can vanish with time.

  • New firmware v4.1

    • Wireless radiowave commander FC-WR is now supported.
    • Stability of operation when using SD card (UHS-II) has been improved.