Panasonic MFT Lens Firmware Updates – Better GH6 Autofocus Performance


Panasonic has just released numerous firmware updates for most of its MFT lenses to improve the performance of the Panasonic LUMIX GH6 autofocus. 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 few weeks ago. This new flagship MFT mirrorless camera can internally record up to 5.7K at 30 fps in Apple ProRes. If you’re a slow-motion addict, you’ll appreciate the camera’s new FullHD up to 300 fps.

Additionally, the LUMIX GH6 features 5-axis IBIS stabilization with Dual IS for select lenses. Additionally, Panasonic claims to have worked hard on the GH6’s autofocus performance, including an advanced DFD AF with 315 areas and face/eye/head/body/animal recognition.

In our review, my colleague Johnnie found that AF performance improved significantly over the previous model. However, firmware updates are required for these selected lenses to achieve the best Panasonic LUMIX GH6 stabilization and autofocus performance.

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 upgrade your lens to take advantage of all the latest camera features. Below is the complete list of all Panasonic MFT lenses that you can update via firmware update.

Image credit: Panasonic

As you can see, most LEICA DG lenses are covered, including the popular 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 42.5mm F/1.2 ASPH, to name a few.

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

Price and availability

All firmware updates for these lenses are now available for free download at Panasonic website. Upgrade your lens today to get the most out of your brand new Panasonic LUMIX GH6.

Do you often use your Panasonic LUMIX G mirrorless camera in autofocus mode? Please let us know in the comments below!


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