Olympus improves E-P1’s lens flexibility with firmware update

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The Olympus Pen E-P1 has only been public for a little more than a week, but already Olympus is looking to take full advantage of the camera’s open-format Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens system – which allows the camera to use MFT lenses from several manufacturers.

Olympus E-P1

To this end, Olympus has announced a firmware update for its new Pen camera that will allow the device to operate more effectively with the following MFT lenses from Panasonic:

  • Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8
  • Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6

The firmware update for Panasonic’s 14-140mm MFT “superzoom” increases overall performance stability between body and lens.

Similarly, the 14-45mm firmware update improves auto focus performance for still and movie recording, improves the stability of optical image stabilization during movie recording and decreases audible noise while adjusting the aperture while movie recording.

Firmware updating instructions are found at the Olympus website.

To learn more about the interesting new E-P1, or the Micro Four Thirds technology behind it, have a look at our Olympus E-P1 First Thoughts.

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