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Panasonic MFT Lenses Firmware Updates – Better GH6 Autofocus Performances


Panasonic has just released numerous firmware updates for most of its MFT lenses to improve the Panasonic LUMIX GH6 autofocus performance. These firmware updates are available for LEICA DG and LUMIX G lenses. Let’s take a closer look at these updates!

Panasonic launched the LUMIX GH6 a couple of weeks ago. This new flagship MFT mirrorless camera can record internally in up to 5.7K at 30fps in Apple ProRes. If you’re a slow-motion addict, you’ll enjoy the camera’s new FullHD at up to 300fps capabilities.

Also, the LUMIX GH6 features 5-axis IBIS stabilization with Dual IS for select lenses. Furthermore, Panasonic claims they worked hard on the GH6’s autofocus performances, including an advanced DFD AF with 315-area and face/eye/head/body/animal recognition.

In our review, my colleague Johnnie found that the AF performances improved significantly from the previous model. However, firmware updates are necessary for these select lenses to get the best Panasonic LUMIX GH6 stabilization and autofocus performances.

Panasonic LUMIX GH6 5-axis IBIS stabilization. Source: Panasonic

Panasonic MFT lenses: firmware updates

If you plan to use a Panasonic LEICA DG or LUMIX G lens with your new Panasonic LUMIX GH6, chances are you can now update your lens to benefit from all your camera’s latest features. Below is the complete list of all the Panasonic MFT lenses that you can update via a firmware update.

Image credit: Panasonic

As you can see, most LEICA DG lenses are covered, including the famous Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm F/2.8-4 Aspherical Power OIS, the Leica Summilux 12mm F/1.4 ASPH, and the Leica DG Nocticron 42,5 mm F/1.2 ASPH, to list a few.

Also, some popular Panasonic LUMIX G lenses are covered, including the Lumix X 12-35mm F/2.8 ASPH.

Price and availability

All these lenses firmware updates are now available to download for free from Panasonic’s website. Update your lens today to get the best out of your brand new Panasonic LUMIX GH6.

Do you often use your Panasonic LUMIX G mirrorless camera in autofocus mode? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments down below!




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