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Joint update service for Four Thirds lenses

Update Information

For Panasonic products listed below, firmware update program is available from each download page.

* When you click below “Click to the download page” then a pop-up window should be shown.
If your OS is Macintosh and using Safari, please refer here to show the pop-up window.

 

For other maker's lenses except Panasonic, firmware update program is available from each maker's download page.


  1. In advance to any lens firmware update, please make sure that your camera body firmware is latest. For any firmware updates on any other company's products, DMC-L1 and L10 camera body is required to be Ver.2.1 or later, otherwise the firmware can not be updated.
  2. Please note that a Four Thirds lens is required to be attached on a lens accessory, in order to update any lens accessory firmware, such as Tele Converter. Any lens accessories can not be updated without attaching a Four Thirds lens on it.
  3. Any Four Thirds lens accessories such as Tele Converter can not be updated on the Mount Adaptor(DMW-MA1) together with G series cameras.
1-2. Download the file for update
Please download the file for firmware update in advance.
For Windows
  1. Please click “download” button on the download page to download the update contents to your PC.
    * Procedure depend on your browser and it’s version, so please make sure the procedure and where the contents will be saved by your browser in advance.
  2. Check the file size first by selecting "properties" in the right click menu.

    <Example> please check the file size listed here.
  3. If the size is different from the one described in the download page, please download it again.
  4. Double click the contents (********.exe) to run self-extract.
    * You may see following message after double click the downloaded files, please ignore it and just click Run and move to the next step.

    <This screen is an example in case of *****.exe.>
  5. You may see following screen , then select a destination folder and click the “install” to unzip.
  6. The self-extracted file("bin file" or "lin file" or "ebn file") will be saved at the destination folder.
For Macintosh
  1. Please click “download” button on the download page to download the update contents to your PC.
    * Procedure depend on your browser and it’s version, so please make sure the procedure and where the contents will be saved by your browser in advance.
  2. Check the file size first by selecting "Information" in Finder.
  3. If the size is different from the one described in the download page, please download it again.
  4. Extract downloaded file.
    - It depend on your Macintosh setting about whether the file maybe automatically extracted or not.
    - If your OS is older than Mac OS X 1.02, Please use Extract software, If your Macintosh OS is newer than, Mac OS X 1.03, double click the files.
  5. The extracted file ("bin file" or "lin file" or "ebn file") will appear.

1-3.Copy the extracted firmware update program ("bin file" or "lin file" or "ebn file") into an SD memory card.
Please do NOT put any downloaded exe file in the SD card as which would cause a malfunction.
Please make sure to put only one firmware update program("bin file" or "lin file" or "ebn file") on the SD memory card. Do not put 2 or more programs, otherwise the firmware may not be updated.
Preparation of the SD Memory Card
Buffer memory size in SD card more than file size of update program ("bin file" or "lin file" or "ebn file") is needed, and use an SD Memory Card which has already been formatted for the camera body.

Please refer your instruction book for more details. (Use Lumix camera body for formatting the SD Memory Card.)
When formatting the SD Memory Card, all data, including protected data, will be erased and can not be recovered. Please make sure to back up your important data so you don't loose it.

Insert your formatted SD Memory card to your SD slot of your PC.

Copy the firmware update program ("bin file" or "lin file" or "ebn file") extracted from the downloaded file in Step 1-3. into the SD memory card. Please do NOT put any downloaded exe file in the SD memory card, as which would cause a malfunction. If your PC does not have an SD slot, use an external USB SD Reader/Writer device.
Copy only the firmware update program ("bin file" or "lin file" or "ebn file") into the Root directory(*1) of the SD memory card as shown below.
(*1) Root directory = The first or top-most directory in the hierarchy.


This screen in the case of Windows 7, the screen may differ by the setting. <Example: ******.bin file>

Files can be directly copied from the PC by using SD Memory Card reader/writer devices with the USB port.
Use the camera body for formatting the SD Memory Card in such cases.

When formatting the SD Memory Card, all data, including protected data, will be erased and can not be recovered. Please make sure not to lose your important data.
There may be case to fail the updating if there is some data except the update program in SD Memory Card.

For the update on lens, please jump to Step 3.

For the update on lens, please jump to Step 4.

 
 

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