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Major firmware upgrades lend Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark II and PEN-F even greater performance

London, 05/08/2017 • TTL and HSS compatibility with Profoto AirTTL* flashes added, plus numerous new additional features – New major firmware updates for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark II and Olympus PEN-F compact system cameras as well as M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lens firmware updates are scheduled for release today. Users will enjoy various new capabilities and functions to enhance their camera’s performance even further: The updates Version 1.2 for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, Version 3.0 for the OM-D E-M5 Mark II and Version 2.0 for the PEN-F enable compatibility with the new Profoto Air Remote TTL-O*, allowing users to seamlessly integrate Profoto AirTTL flashes with these cameras. Further new functions for the E-M5 Mark II as well as the PEN-F include the ‘Save Setting/Mysets’ feature already available on the E-M1 Mark II.

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  • Major firmware upgrades lend Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark II and PEN-F even greater performance
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Compatibility with Profoto Air Remote TTL-O

Upgrading to firmware Version 1.2 for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, Version 3.0 for the OM-D E-M5 Mark II and Version 2.0 for the PEN-F enables true compatibility with the Profoto Air Remote TTL-O, making TTL and HSS available for Olympus photographers.
Profoto Air Remote TTL-O wirelessly integrates the Profoto AirTTL Flash with these selected cameras. Simply attach it to the hot shoe for quick remote control of all functions. For more information, please see the Profoto website on which functions can be used: http://profoto.com/uk/home
To highlight this collaboration between Olympus and Profoto and celebrate moments captured in the perfect light, all photographers are invited to enter a contest hosted at https://500px.com/quests until May 22nd, 2017. Under the tagline ‘Seeking light in nature’, participants can submit their favorite picture that shows natural environment in moments with perfect light for a chance to win Olympus and Profoto equipment.

Additional features with firmware Version 1.2 for OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Designed to withstand the rigors of professional use, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II delivers high-class image quality with unparalleled high-speed performance in a compact and light but robust body. Additional new main features include:

  • High Res Shot and Focus Stacking mode compatibility on non-Olympus flashes: Shooting with 50M High Res Shot and Focus Stacking mode are now available with non-Olympus flashes.
  • Automatic switching to rear LCD monitor when shooting with the viewfinder: When moving the eye away from the viewfinder during Rec View, the camera now automatically switches to the rear LCD monitor for image playback.
  • Further improvements increasing ease of use and photographic possibilities: AF HOME settings are now saved even if the camera is turned off; Improved viewfinder color reproduction during shooting; Improved stability for battery level
  • Improvements in combination with M.ZUIKO lens upgrades: Combination with M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12‑100 1:4.0 IS PRO firmware Ver. 1.1 and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:4.0 IS PRO firmware Ver. 1.2 improves silent sequential shooting performance when image stabilization is active.

Additional features with firmware Version 3.0 for OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Like all the models in the esteemed Olympus OM-D range, the OM-D E-M5 Mark II is built to excel in speed, precision, creativity and image quality. On top of the added Profoto Air Remote TTL-O compatibility, new main features include:

  • Save Settings/Mysets: As already available on the flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II, this new function enables customised camera settings to be saved on a computer. The settings may then be applied to multiple cameras and don’t need to be adjusted again in the camera following a firmware upgrade.
  • Mid-tone adjustment available in Highlight & Shadow control: Midtones can now also be adjusted ±7 steps within the existing Highlight & Shadow Control function, enabling better expression of subject details on top of adjusting the exposure compensation.
  • “AF target spot metering” provides spot metering at the focus point: By matching the metering mode and AF target spot, the AF Target (Single or Touch AF) position and spot metering area can be linked.
  • Improvements in combination with M.ZUIKO lens upgrades: Combination with M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12‑100 1:4.0 IS PRO firmware Ver. 1.1 improves 5-axis Sync IS performance** (New feature for E-M5 Mark II and E-M1).

Additional features with Firmware 2.0 for PEN-F

The Olympus PEN-F combines finest materials and craftsmanship with a classic, timeless design. Yet under its stylish exterior it brims with technological innovation. This latest firmware update makes certain that its potential continues to be exploited to the fullest by including:

  • Save Settings/Mysets: As already available on the flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II, this new function enables customised camera settings to be saved on a computer. The settings may then be applied to multiple cameras and don’t need to be adjusted again in the camera following a firmware upgrade.
  • Browse through and preview effects of Art Filters: Sample images that demonstrate the effects of Art Filter are shown at the bottom of the screen as a way to view the effects of each Art Filter. Simply touch the sample Art Filter image on the screen to instantly activate that option.
  • Specification of shutter speed to be reached before ISO AUTO takes effect: It is now possible to define the lowest shutter speed from which the ISO sensitivity will be raised when using ISO AUTO. Lowering the shutter speed that starts raising the ISO speed makes it possible to shoot at low ISO speed settings.
  • Improved AF Targeting pad on the rear LCD monitor: Enables photographers to use the AF Targeting Pad even when their nose touches the rear monitor in the course of framing compositions while looking through the viewfinder.

* Profoto is the leading company in light shaping tools for image creators around the world. Please contact Profoto for more details on the Profoto Air Remote TTL-O: http://profoto.com/uk/home

All firmware updates are available for download via the Olympus Digital Camera Updater.

Specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check the Olympus website at http://www.olympus-europa.com for full product details and the latest specifications.

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Georgina Pavelin
Marketing Manager
Olympus UK
Tel.: 01702 616333
Email: georgina.pavelin@olympus.co.uk

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  • Major firmware upgrades for
    OM-D E-M1 Mark II,
    OM-D E-M5 Mark II and PEN-F add compatibility with Profoto AirTTL* flashes
  • Various additional new functions and improvements
  • Olympus photo contest highlighting moments captured in perfect light open for entries from May 8th to May 22nd 2017 at https://500px.com/quests