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Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • Lens: SELP18105G
  • Body: ILCE-7RM2, ILCE-7M2, ILCE-7SM2, ILCE-7S

About this download

  • Name:Lens sytem software update Ver.02 for SELP18105G (Mac)
  • Release date:05/11/2015
  • Benefits and improvements
    • Set the rotation direction of the zoom ring (clockwise to zoom-in or counter-clockwise to zoom-in) via a menu

Confirm the system software version of your lens

Follow the instructions below to check the lens system software version.
If the system software version is Ver.02 or later, the update is not required.

  1. Select MenuSetup Version on the camera.
  2. The lens system software version is displayed as illustrated below.


  3. If you are using the QX series, start the lens system software updater on your PC and check the lens system software version by running the update.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

The latest version of the lens system software update is compatible with most commonly used versions of Mac:

  • Mac OS X® v.10.5 – 10.10

Computer hardware

The latest version of the lens system software update is compatible with the following hardware:

  • CPU: Intel processor*
    * Core Solo and Core Duo processors are no longer supported.
  • Hard disk space: 200MB or more
  • RAM: 512MB or more
    Note: Please close all other application software before updating the lens system software.
  • Power source for the camera
    • Fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
      or
      AC adapter AC-PW20 (sold separately)
      Note: The update can be performed only when the remaining battery level is (three marks) or more. We recommend that you use a fully charged battery or the AC adapter AC-PW20 (sold separately).
  • USB cable supplied with the camera
    Note: Update functionality is not guaranteed with any other USB cable.

Download

Important notes:

  • Attach the lens to the camera before performing the lens system software update. Make sure the camera is turned off.
  • When performing the lens system software update, please use a fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
  • Do not remove the battery during the update; otherwise, the camera may become inoperable due to the sudden power shutdown
  • Remove the memory card from the camera beforehand
  • Prevent your computer from going into sleeping mode. In case the computer would go into sleeping mode and the update would be interrupted, redo the complete update process from the start

How to download the lens system software updater:

  1. At the bottom of the page, read the disclaimer and agree to the terms and conditions by clicking on the checkbox. Then, click on the Download button.
  2. The download of the [Update_SELP18105GV2D.dmg] file will start.
  3. Save the file to the desktop of your computer (recommended).

Install

Once the file has downloaded successfully, you're ready to install the lens system software update Ver.02 for SELP18105G.

Step 1: Start up the lens system software updater

  1. Double-click the [Update_SELP18105GV2D.dmg] file you downloaded. - Do not connect the camera at this point.
  2. Double-click the [Update_SELP18105GV2D.dmg] icon which appears on the Desktop.
  3. Double-click the [Lens system software] icon.
  4. To load a kernel extension, the message prompts you to allow the application to make changes. Type the password for the administrative account.



  5. The lens system software updater window appears.
  6. Turn ON the camera and according to the lens system software updater instructions, select on the camera [Menu] → [Setup] → [USB Connection] and check if [Mass Storage] is selected. If a mode other than [Mass Storage] is selected, select [Mass Storage].

  7. Remove the memory card from the camera beforehand. Connect the camera to the computer with the supplied USB cable.

    If the computer cannot find the camera, the message " Could not find the camera for this update." appears on the computer display. Try the following if this happens.
    - Disconnect the USB cable and connect it again.
    - If the computer has multiple USB terminals, try with the other terminals.
  8. Click Next on the lens system software updater. The lens system software updater window appears on the computer and "Follow computer instructions." appears on the camera screen.
    Computer:

    Camera:

  9. Troubleshooting:
    • If the messsage "The update is not available for your model." appears, check if the system software file you're trying to install is the correct file for the lens which is attached to your camera.
      In case the correct lens system software updater is running, close the updater, disconnect the USB cable, turn off the camera, and go back to step 2 "Start up lens system software updater".
    • If the message "Could not find camera with the lens for this update mounted." appears, check if your camera is listed in the "Relevant Products" section and if the camera is connected to the computer with USB cable.
  10. Click Next on the lens system software updater. The current version and the version after the update appear on the lower left part of the screen. If the current lens system software version is .02 or later, the update is not required. In this case stop the USB connection and click Finish, turn off the camera, remove the battery pack and/or the AC adapter, reinsert the battery or reconnect the AC adapter and turn on the camera.
  11. Click Next. The data is being transferred to the camera (approximately 5 seconds).
  12. When the data transfer is finished, the following screen appears:


    Click Finish.
  13. The update process starts and the progress bars is displayed on the camera (approximately 30 seconds).
  14. The update process is finished when the "Lens update complete." message is displayed on the camera.
    If you are using the QX series, the update process is finished when the screen of the QX series disappears.

Step 2: Confirm the lens system software version is Ver.02.

  1. On the camera select MenuSetupVersion.
  2. The lens system software version is displayed as illustrated below.