Firmware Friday: Better focusing for Sony A6000; Canon preps fix for 400mm / 600mm lens flicker


posted Friday, March 22, 2019 at 11:19 PM EDT


It's been a while since we had a really brief Firmware Friday post, but this week rectifies that with news of just three updates: One from Sony, and two from Canon. (And the latter aren't actually available yet, just in development.)

So what's new? Well, Sony's A6000 mirrorless camera has just received improved autofocus stability in its version 3.21 update. It's currently available here for Windows users, and here for MacOS. No other changes are made in this release.

And as for Canon, the company has pledged new firmware for its EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM lenses. The as-yet unavailable updates will be aimed at resolving exposure flicker when using these lenses with around 30 different Canon EOS camera models spanning the gamut from entry-level Rebels all the way up to 1D-series cameras.

And that's all for this week. Watch this space for more news on Canon's updates in a future roundup, and be sure to check our archives for other updates for your camera gear!


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