Sigma has announced a product advisory for their Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports and Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lenses. Sigma states that they “have found a phenomenon whereby when pressing the shutter button on the camera body, it may occasionally stop operating and not respond to the reoperation.”
A new firmware update is being offered free of charge, for those with affected lenses, however, it’s not one that you can update yourself. Normally, you’re able to upload new firmware through the dock, but this time you have to send it back to Sigma.
It’s taken a few years, but Godox has finally released firmware update software that works on the Mac. No longer do you need to mess around with virtual machines or borrow a friend’s laptop. Well, sort of. The new Godox G3 software is only compatible with certain products at the moment, but that may change in the future.
Well, this is certainly an interesting bit of news. Nikon has actually, finally, stopped forcing their proprietary Snapbridge wireless system onto Nikon photographers. After a false advertising claim over the D500’s WiFi capabilities back in 2016, and then an open letter from LRTimelapse creator, Gunther Wegner in 2017, Nikon is finally capitulating and giving us real WiFi back.
A round of new firmware updates for the Nikon D850, D500, D7500 and D5600 now adds support for standard WiFi alongside Snapbridge – as it is with the Nikon Z mirrorless cameras. Now, users can finally choose which software they wish to use to control their cameras.
Earlier this year, Nikon announced that its new Z6 and Z7 firmware update will include Eye AF among other features. There was no word on the exact release date, but now it has been officially revealed. You won’t have to wait much longer, as the Eye Detection AF is coming to the Z series on 16 May 2019. And what’s more, Nikon has shared a video to demonstrate how it performs.
I guess Eye-AF is the future. Following Sony’s and Nikon’s Eye-AF releases, Canon could not afford to be left behind. So, Canon is releasing their own firmware for the Canon EOS-R which mainly includes a new eye-AF functionality.
Canon Asia has “pre-announced” that there is to be an upcoming v1.2.0 firmware for the Canon EOS R mirrorless camera. I’m not sure what a “pre-announcement” is. An announcement to say there’ll be an announcement? Isn’t that still just an announcement?
Anyhoo (yes, it’s a word), there’s a new firmware coming. And it’s coming at some point around the middle of April. It offers improved Eye-Detection Autofocus supporting Servo AF when shooting still images and provides fixes for several EOS R bugs.
Announced in January, the first of two new firmware updates for the Sony A9 is now available. Sony A9 firmware v5.0 adds real-time Eye AF as well as specific eye preference detection, better low light autofocus performance, increased AF accuracy, and a whole host of other new and updated features.
Blackmagic has just announced Blackmagic Camera Setup 6.1 which brings a firmware update for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. They say that it brings improved autofocus performance, better battery life, USB-C external SSD fixes and a host of other issues. There’s no sign of Blackmagic RAW yet, though.