Olympus Pen Firmware Update for E-P1, E-P2, & E-PL1


If you own an Olympus Pen E-P1, E-P2, or E-PL1 it's firmware update time! Easily accessed and downloadable form Olympus' website. According to Olympus, the new upgrade improves, among other iprovements, autofocus response times when shooting stills and video when using Micro FourThirds and FourThirds lenses. (If you currently shoot with a 'digital Pen, on the count of three say 'Amen'!)

Other improvements include a 15% speed increase in autofocus lock-time when shooting stills, which should result in fewer missed moments. Lock-time when shooting video is also improved with this update.E-P2 and E-PL1 shooters using the optional Olympus VF-2 Electronic Viewfinder (a 'must-have' for all E-P2 and E-PL1 owners!) will also benefit by now having the ability to view menu selections as well as review and edit captured imagery on the camera's LCD while the VF-2 finder is in use.


Additionally, the upgrade ensures complete compatibility with 2 new Olympic optics coming out soon, the M. Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm/4-5.6 and M. Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm/4-5.6.

To download the upgrade from Olympus click here.