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Panasonic’s Lumix cameras do an outstanding job of capturing still images, but they’re also very popular tools for shooting high-definition video. A new firmware update for seven of its G Series Lumix lenses was announced today that enhances their ability to shoot smoother-looking video. Improvements include better Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.), quieter autofocus, and better-tracking focus in video mode.
What you won’t find on Panasonic’s official press release is that the new firmware also adds stepless aperture functionality to the G Series lenses when shooting video in Intelligent Auto mode. This makes automatic aperture changes visually smoother and silent.
These are the seven G Series lenses that get the 1.1 firmware update:
Follow this link for the download and installation instructions: