Fast-focusing firmware on the way for Panasonic zoom lenses


posted Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 11:29 AM EDT

Do you own the Panasonic GH3 compact system camera and either the 12-35mm F2.8 or 35-100mm F2.8 Lumix G X Vario zoom lenses? If so, we have good news for you. Panasonic has announced that it's developing new firmware for both lenses that will bring improved autofocus performance with the GH3 body.

Few details are yet available, but we do know that the improvement comes by adding support for the GH3's maximum autofocus drive rate, which is a whopping 240 frames per second. The firmware, says Panasonic, will be available from mid-December 2012. Expect more details on our news page when the firmware is released.