Photography enthusiasts and professionals should note an important firmware update is now available for the Samyang V-AF range of lenses. This update is designed to enhance lens performance and compatibility, ensuring photographers can leverage the full potential of their equipment.
Before delving into the specifics of the lenses affected and the benefits of the update, it’s crucial to understand the installation process. The update is accessible for both Windows and Mac users, with system recommendations including:
- For Windows: Windows 7 to Windows 11, at least 1GB RAM, a minimum of 1GB disk space, a resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher, and a USB 2.0 port.
- For Mac: macOS Ver10.10 to 12.4, similar RAM and disk space requirements as Windows, the same resolution, and a USB 2.0 port.
If you encounter any difficulties while downloading the lens manager or firmware, follow these steps:
- Ensure you have the correct operating system (Windows or Mac).
- Download the Lens Manager and Firmware from the link on the Samyand website.
- Follow the instructional video step-by-step, available at this YouTube link.
This firmware update applies to several lenses;
– V-AF 24mm T1.9 FE (Version 4)
– V-AF 35mm T1.9 FE (Version 4)
– V-AF 45mm T1.9 FE (Version 2)
– V-AF 75mm T1.9 FE (Version 5)
The benefits of updating the firmware include improved autofocus performance, enhanced compatibility with camera bodies, and potential bug fixes that enhance overall lens functionality. In some cases, firmware updates can also expand the lens’s capabilities, such as adding new features or improving image stabilization.
Photographers using the affected lenses are strongly encouraged to perform this firmware update. Staying current with firmware ensures that your equipment operates at its best, aligning with the latest technological advancements and compatibility standards. Regular updates can significantly extend the life and performance of your photography gear, making this a worthwhile endeavour for all photographers looking to maintain the optimal performance of their equipment.
For more information about the firmware update, including a list of lenses it applies to and detailed installation instructions, please visit Samyang’s official website.