Sony Camera and Lens Firmware Updates

Sony has announced several lens firmware updates for the following cameras and lenses.

  • SEL2470GM
  • SEL85f14GM
  • SEL70200GM
  • SEL50F18F
  • SEL70300G
  • ILCE-5100
  • ILCE-6000
  • ILCE-7S
  • ILCE-7
  • ILCE-7M2
  • ILCE-7R
  • ILCE-7RM2
Note: ILCE-6300 and ILCE-73M2 do not requre an upate. 
What’s needed for Firmware Installation
1. 1.1x USB cable (micro)
2. Charged battery in the camera (80% or above is recommended.
3. PC with USB port.
4. The update takes about 15 minutes per camera for the firmware update.
Where to find Firmware Updates
1. Firmware updates are can be found here: https://esupport.sony.com/US
2. On the top left side of the page, click on Product Categories.
3. From the menu, click “Cameras, Photo & Video” and then click on “Alpha DSLR and NEX Cameras”.
4. A new web page will appear, “Alpha DSLR & NEX Product Support”. On the right side of this page, you will see a column that says “Get Model Specific Support”. Under #1, select type of support “Drivers & Software”. From there, use the drop down menu “Cameras- Alpha NEX & DSLR” select “ILCE” and select your model number.
5. Select your computer’s Operating System.
6. Click on “Firmware” listed at the lower part of the page.
7. Click download: Save it to a location on your computer where you will be able to find it again.
Firmware Installation Instructions
1. Make sure the camera has a charged battery.
2. Change the USB connection to “mass storage”.
4. Plug the USB into the camera and connect to the PC. 
5. Run the firmware. 
6. Follow the on-screen instructions. Never turn off the camera and the USB while updating. Also, do not let your computer go to sleep while updating your camera. This will brick your camera. Do not step away from your computer at this time. If necessary change your screen saver settings before all updates so it will not sleep. 
7. Confirm with the Firmware that installation was successful. Menu->, Step up ->, Version should be 3.10 as shown below.

 

TAMRON 85mm PRIME AND 90mm MACRO LENSES

Tamron has announced two new lenses to their lineup; the 85mm 1.8 VS Prime with all-weather seals and Vibration Compensation and an updated 90mm 2.8 VC Macro with many features including enhanced image stabilization. Both lenses will be priced at $649.

Tamron has also announced the new Tap-in Console, an accessory that will enable firmware updates for customized setups for selected Tamron lenses.

Both lenses and the Tap-in Console will be available in Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sony A mounts. Stay tuned for the official release date of these outstanding Tamron products.

New Firmware for the Nikon D4S and D750

Nikon has released firmware updates for its D750 and D4S DSLRs, providing both with a new external recording control option for use with external recorders using Atomos Open Protocol. Also, the D750′s firmware version 1.10 introduces ‘optimal vibration reduction’ with vibration reduction lenses.

Additional firmware updates for both cameras relate to bug fixes in movie live view, and the D750′s update addresses some minor problems with HDR mode and in-camera Raw processing among other things.

D750
http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/download/fw/157.html

D4S
http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/download/fw/172.html

New Firmware for the Sony A7R II

Sony has released a new firmware update for the A7R II. Version 2.00 offers a menu selectable feature for uncompressed 14-Bit RAW image capture and adds support to output video via HDMI while using the Remote Camera Control software (still mode only).

Windows : http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/swu-download.pl?mdl=ILCE7RM2&upd_id=10501&os_group_id=24

Mac : http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/swu-download.pl?mdl=ILCE7RM2&upd_id=10503&os_group_id=3

New Firmware Updates for the Nikon D5200 and D7100

Nikon has released firmware updates for both the D5200 and D7100 cameras. Both new versions of the firmware reduce horizontal line noise in videos recorded at 1280×720/60p and 1280×720/50p. In addition, firmware v. 1.03 fixes an issue that causes the cameras to freeze when the ‘clean image sensor’ option is selected.

D5200 : http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/download/fw/153.html

D7100 : http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/download/fw/154.html