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NEX-7 firmware 1.02: better AF with SEL50?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by radimere, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. radimere

    radimere TalkEmount Regular

    Apr 2, 2013
    I've read some comments here and there that the NEX-7 1.02 update provides faster autofocus for some lenses, including the SEL50F18. Since this is an undocumented feature (the 1.02 update is SEL1650-specific), and I would like to avoid trying my luck with the NEX-7's archaic USB update mechanism, I thought I'd ask if any of you have had positive results. :)
  2. radimere

    radimere TalkEmount Regular

    Apr 2, 2013
    Anybody? :)
  3. Javcky

    Javcky TalkEmount Rookie

    Apr 17, 2012
    Sorry i took the plunge for a NEX6 instead of the 7, so I cannot attest to this tidbit of info. Use my post as a bump :p
  4. radimere

    radimere TalkEmount Regular

    Apr 2, 2013
    I appreciate the bump, Javcky. I might just update after all, just to see if it does have an effect. But it would be nice if I could weigh my observations against those who have/haven't noticed significant AF improvements. :)

    The SEL50F18 actually focuses pretty fast, as long as it's not hunting. When it hunts it racks back and forth sloooowly. Not really usable for capturing a toddler's activities.
  5. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    I say yes. I was never annoyed with the AF on the SEL50 before, but I do feel it locks on a little quicker now.