Firmware Friday:Sigma updates 24-70mm ART lens, MC-11 converter; Sony tweaks CineAlta F55 and F5


posted Friday, October 5, 2018 at 10:51 PM EST


Our Firmware Friday roundup this week squeaks in under the wire with news from just two companies: Sigma and Sony. (Not shooting either company's gear? If so, you might want to read our Canon EOS R field test instead, or perhaps our Photokina interview with Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki.) For the rest of you, let's get right down to what's new!

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 ART lens and MC-11 mount converter

Sigma has updates for three variants of its 24-70mm F2.8 ART lens this week, as well as for two variants of its MC-11 mount converter. The new 24-70mm lens firmware for Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts makes just one change, improving the stability of the viewfinder image while framing. The mount converter firmware, available for both EF-E and SA-E versions of the converter, adds support for the newly-updated 24-70mm lens, as well as for the 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 Sports lens. And that's all for this week; use the company's Sigma Optimization Pro software and either the supplied USB cable for the mount converter, or the optionally-available USB dock accessory to update the lenses.

Sony CineAlta F5 and F55 video cameras

And that just leaves the Sony CineAlta F5 and F55 video cameras, now both running firmware version 9.10. Here, the options available under time zone settings have been changed, and there are also new 4K and QFHD output options for 50/59.94p XAVC recording with MPEG2 HD proxy if using the the CBKZ-55FX software upgrade key.) You can download the update for the F55 here, and that for the F5 here.

That's all for this week. Be sure to check back next time for more firmware news!

(Camera parts image courtesy of Kelly Hofer / Flickr; used under a Creative Commons CC-BY-2.0 license. Image has been modified from the original.)