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Old March 10th, 2008, 09:55 PM   #1
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EX Upgrade Results

I wanted to post my results after sending in my EX for the vignetting correction and some other minor details. When I received the camera back it was sent with a sheet of paper that say's the "Upgrade" was performed.

Some improvements were:
1. the vignetting is now corrected
2. I had issues with the white balance not remaining in the <B> setting whenever I started up the camera. that is now fixed. (http://dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=110395)
3. the aperture ring would get sticky and jump a couple stops more than needed. the upgrade fixed that.

I Don't see anything else, but I do FEEL that the camera does run smoother. are there any papers on this mysterious EX "upgrade"?
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Old March 10th, 2008, 10:20 PM   #2
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Good new Winston!

I'm to dang scared to send in my second camera for vignetting. My first camera came back from CA. not repaired.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 10:22 PM   #3
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Any way to check the firmware version, just curious since it was rumored to be coming out very soon. Maybe they upgraded you early??
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Old March 10th, 2008, 10:37 PM   #4
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Jason,
the upgrade is the vignetting repair.

My first camera came back with the same sticker.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 10:40 PM   #5
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I figured it was probably just the same fix...Just hoping for some cool new tricks from Sony on the Firmware Upgrade. I am ordering my Camera by the end of this week...:)
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Old March 11th, 2008, 02:50 AM   #6
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I figured it was probably just the same fix...Just hoping for some cool new tricks from Sony on the Firmware Upgrade. I am ordering my Camera by the end of this week...:)
Its a great camera. Best on the market. You'll love it. I have checked the menu settings and cannot find the firmware version...
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Old March 11th, 2008, 03:03 AM   #7
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Ive got back my cam a few days ago. It was sent in espacially for the backfocus problem. They also repaired the zoom ring which has been loose. They did NOT update the firmware. You will find the firmware version if you go to the hidden service menu. Press and hold the "CANCEL" "SEL/SET" and "MENU" buttons simultaneously.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 07:22 AM   #8
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Florian, were they able to fix the back focus problem?
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Old March 11th, 2008, 07:55 AM   #9
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Florian, is there a new firmware available? And how can it be updated by the user?
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Old March 11th, 2008, 09:42 AM   #10
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Florian, were they able to fix the back focus problem?
Yes, they fixed the backfocus problem with my cam.
My first test has been negative but next day we made another try with a Prof-HD-Monitor using all possibillities (no ND / ND 1 /ND 2) and all was fine. Im just too busy with other projects so I cant do further tests. For the moment it looks perfect.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 09:51 AM   #11
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Florian, is there a new firmware available? And how can it be updated by the user?

They didnt update the firmware. My cam has actually V1.03_0351.
I dont know anything about a new firmware.
For now Im happy and relaxed, in Germany we have two years of warranty. Whatever will be, they wil fix it. Certainly, probably, perhaps :-)))
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