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Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • SEL24240

About this download

This information is for the following models:
  • Lens: SEL24240
  • Body: all E-mount with the exception of NEX-5, NEX-3, NEX-C3, NEX-VG10 and PXW-FS7
    Note: When using PXW-FS7M2, please follow the procedure according to the instruction manual of PXW-FS7M2

Benefits and Improvements

  • Improves IRIS driving when continuous shooting

Confirm the system software version of your lens

Follow the instructions below to check the lens system software version.

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


    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.

 

  • Lens system software version [Ver.01] should be updated.
  • Lens system software version [Ver.02], the update is not required.

File Info

File Name

  • Update_SEL24240V2D.exe

File Version

  • 02

File Size

  • 4.55MB

Release Date

  • 2017-05-25

System Requirements

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8 32bit
  • Windows 8 64bit

Download

Operating Systems

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

  • Windows 10®
  • Windows 8.1®
  • Windows 7® SP1

Computer hardware

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

  • Hard disk space: 200MB or more
  • RAM: 512MB or more
    Note: Please close all other application software before updating the lens system software.
  • Other items for α Interchangeable-Lens Camera
    • Power source for the camera: Fully charged rechargeable battery pack or the dedicated AC adaptor (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 dedicated AC adaptor (sold separately). Detach the vertical grip when you update lens system software.
    • USB cable supplied with the camera
      Note: Update functionality is not guaranteed with any other USB cable.
  • Other items for Camera - Broadcast & Production
    • Power source for the camera: The dedicated AC adaptor
    • USB cable

Install

Details

Important notes:

  • This Lens system software update can be performed only when the lens is attached to the camera. You cannot perform the Lens system software update using other camera.
  • 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 or the dedicated AC adaptor (sold seperately). (for α Interchangeable-Lens Camera)
  • When performing the Lens system software update, please use the dedicated AC adaptor.(for Camera – Broadcast & Production)
  • 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. Make sure that you are logged on as a user with administrative rights.
  2. Read the disclaimer and agree to the terms and conditions by clicking on the checkbox. Then, click on the Download button.
  3. The download of the [Update_SEL24240V2D.exe] file will start.
  4. Save the file to the desktop of your computer (recommended).

    For Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 users:

    Under the initial settings of Internet Explorer, the update file will be saved in the [Downloads] folder. Click the [Desktop] tile from the Start screen and find the download file in the [Downloads] folder by using Explorer.

Once the file has downloaded successfully, you're ready to install the lens system software update Ver.02 for SEL24240.

Step 1: Start up the lens system software updater

  1. Close all currently running programs on your computer.
  2. Double-click the [Update_SEL24240V2D.exe] file you downloaded to start up the lens system software updater.



    The lens system software updater window appears.
  3. Turn on the camera. If the camera has already been turned on, turn it off and then turn it on again.
    According to the instruction on Lens System Software Updater, select [Menu] → [Setup] → [USB Connection] on the camera, and check if [Mass Storage] is selected. (If you are using the QX series, this step is not necessary.) If the mode other than [Mass Storage] is selected, please select [Mass Storage].

  4. Remove the memory card from the camera beforehand. Connect the camera to the computer with the supplied USB cable.
    If an error message appears on the computer screen, please try the following methods.
    - Disconnect the USB cable from the camera, then reconnect the USB cable.
    - If there are another USB terminal with the computer, reconnect the USB cable to another USB terminal.
  5. Confirm is displayed on the task tray at the lower right corner of the computer screen.
    Note: is not displayed on the task tray, please proceed to the next step.
  6. Click Next on the lens system software updater. The lens system software updater window appears on the PC and "Follow computer instructions." appears on the camera screen.
    PC:



    Camera:



    Note: From now on, never turn off the camera until the Lens system software update is completed.
    It might takes a few minutes to screen changes depending on the camera model.
    • 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 1 "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.

  7. Troubleshooting:
  8. 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.

    Update is required



    Update is not required

  9. Confirm [Current version] is .01, click [Next]. The data is being transferred to the camera (approximately 5 seconds).
    Note: Never turn off the camera nor disconnect the USB cable while updating.

  10. When the data transfer is finished, the following screen appears:



    Click Finish.
  11. The update process starts and the progress bars is displayed on the camera (approximately 30 seconds).

  12. 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.

  13. Click on the task tray at the lower right corner of the computer screen to stop the USB connection.
    Note: is not displayed on the task tray, please proceed to the next step.
  14. Disconnect the USB cable.
    Note: After finished the update, 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.

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

  1. On the camera select Menu → Setup → Version.
  2. The lens system software version is displayed as illustrated below.