Firmware 1.01

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  1. dixeyk

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    I finally got it installed (Hey Sony...try bringing your archaic firmware updater into the 21st century). But my annoyance at the updater aside...the focusing on my Sigma 30/2.8 is faster. In fact I would even say quite a bit faster. About as fast as my X10 (maybe) and a lot more accurate than it was before. Nice little surprise that.
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    Great, now I have to figure out how to do it without a PC.
     
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    Heh it never occured to me firmware had anything to do with focus speed, i'd never felt the Sigmas were any slower than Sony lenses as some people were reporting
     
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    What camera? I looked and could not find any updated firmware for the NEX-6. Right now my camera is 1.00.
     
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    The 1.01 update I did was for my 5n
     
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    If you're running 10.8 like I was that's about your only option. FWIW it finally worked using an old Windows XP machine
     
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    Library here I come!
     
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    I am curious how you look at your pictures without a computer? Phone?

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    I run a Mac, no PC. I could use my iPad I suppose. ;)
     
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    Macs are so advanced, you don't even need to run software on them! ;)

    (And yet I'm a happy Mac user :))
     
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    I'm on holiday without my Mac. Right now I shoot in jpeg and use the Apple camera connection kit with the SD card to load the photos onto my iPad. I use Snapseed for some minor PP then upload to my SmugMug account, then I can post to my blog or here or elsewhere no problem.
     
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    The NEX-6 firmware Ver. 1.01 is now available on the Sony website. I have not yet installed the update so I don't know what the changes are. Please let us know.
     
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    I think for me little added value because I no Sony lenses.
     
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    Hm, I'm running 10.8.2 on my MacBook Pro, and the updater ran without a hitch with my NEX-6. Perhaps they updated the updater?
     
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    It worked fine on 10.8 for me also.
     
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    Just updated my NEX-7 to 1.02 on a friend's Mac running 10.8.2 without a hitch.

    It makes me quite curious to try out the SELP1650 now.


    FROM THE SONY SITE

    Sony is offering a firmware upgrade for Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera NEX-7.

    Improvements after firmware upgrade

    Applies automatic compensation to SELP1650
    Makes SELP1650 retract immediately after turning off the cameraAddition of capability to enable or disable MOVIE button.
    Improvements from previous version

    Addition of exposure settings of bracket shooting (three frames /1.0EV,2.0EV, 3.0EV).
    Improvement of response of showing auto review image.
    Improvement of image quality when using a wide angle lens.
    Improvement of indication when setting “Flexible Spot”.
     
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    I don't know how well it works on any camera other than the NEX-6. But it's the only AF lens that I'm keeping (so far).
     
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    1.02 for 5n now available

    Just did my update to 1.02 for the 5n. The better bracketing will be nice.

    This utility updates the NEX-5N Camera Firmware to version 1.02 and provides the following benefits:

    Improvements over version 1.01:

    • Provides support for the SELP1650 automatic compensation compliant lens
    • Updates the RAW data format version
    • After installing this update, distortion correction of RAW data is available with Image Data Converter version 4.2 or later
    • Adds bracket shooting exposure settings (three frames / 1.0EV, 2.0EV, 3.0EV)
    • Enables the SELP1650 lens to retract immediately after turning off the camera
    • Improves stability for autofocus operations


    Benefits provided by previous updates and included in version 1.02:

    • Improves the AF response for situations where the distance of the subject changes considerably
    • Improves stability when operating the camera using the [Lens Compensation: Distortion] "Auto" and [Picture Effect] "Miniature" settings at the same time
    • Improves camera operations when using the [Exposure Compensation] and [Intelligent AF] settings
     
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    ugh, my mac crashed while updating the firmware and my one day old NEX-5r is not working.... does anyone know how to recover it?
     

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