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Is anyone else having problems with the a7II firmware update?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by TedG954, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    My camera keeps "disconnecting" in the middle of the update.
     
  2. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2014
    Miami
    David K Fonseca
    I haven't tried yet with the A7II but I had the same problem at first with the A7. I just ran it again from the beginning and it worked. The first time I also was using a random cable. Then I used the one that came with the camera and it worked better. I think the connection is very finicky. Never experienced a cable issue before that tho so not sure if that was the reason.
     
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  3. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2014
    Miami
    David K Fonseca
    Just saw on SteveHuff that someone was saying that if you have the PlayMemories software on your computer that it may interfere with the update. Make sure its not set to launch at startup.


    This update is very welcome in my opinion. I think this update will make a big difference in the experience with this camera as it pertains to IBIS and manual focus lenses. Nice for Sony to get it out so quickly.
     
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  4. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    Well, I figured out the problem..... it was me. I have so many USB cables that I chose the wrong one; thinking it was the A7 cable. I was wrong. While another similar-sized cable WILL fit, it won't work. You must use the supplied A7 cable. Once I figured that out (and calming down from my panic) the uploaded update installed easily, and correctly.


    Had I read your post, I may have saved some time. Thanks.
     
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  5. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 25, 2012
    Viera, Florida, USA
    Steve
    Worked fine for me.
     
  6. hodad66

    hodad66 Sony Guru

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    Feb 8, 2012
    Indialantic, Fl
    John
    Just saw this thread & updated mine...... thanks!!
     
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  7. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2014
    Miami
    David K Fonseca
    Update complete. Went smoothly. Noticeable change in the IBIS. So far so good.
     
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  8. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf

    Noticeable is what way(s)?
     
  9. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2014
    Miami
    David K Fonseca
    Well the image stabilization during focus magnification is working really nice. Also half shutter press shows more obvious IS kick in while using manual focus lens. I took a few dark shots before the update and then took new ones after. I got more keepers after update.
     
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  10. WalkaboutSean

    WalkaboutSean TalkEmount Rookie

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    Sep 13, 2014
    Worked fine for me (on Windows 7).

    This was a great update. Sony HAD to fix the IBIS bug, but they went further and improved IBIS across the board.
     
  11. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
    Ohio
    Matt
    Uggggh. I've had the mII in my cart at b&h since they first listed it. TELL ME WHY I SHOULD NOT CLCIK CHECKOUT.....!!!!!
     
  12. msullivan

    msullivan TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 11, 2013
    Phoenix AZ
    Click it! It is a fine camera.
     
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  13. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Cause With Sony's strategy, the A7-III should be right around the corner....lol joking :D
     
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