WAIT - Read the Required Files section before downloading this file.

Required Downloads

Unless stated otherwise, the file listed below must be installed BEFORE the SEL-30M35 System Software Update (Mac) in order for it to work properly. If more than one Required file is listed, install them in the order presented on this page.

This utility is required only for Macintosh® OS X 10.10 and 10.11

This utility is required only with Mac OS X® 10.13.

Applicable Models

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

This information is for the following models:

  • ILCE-6000
  • ILCE-6000L
  • ILCE-7
  • ILCE-7K
  • NEX-5R
  • NEX-6
  • SEL-30M35

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility updates the System Software for the SEL-30M35 E-mount 30mm F3.5 macro lens to version 02 which provides the Fast Hybrid AF function.

Note: The lens must be attached to a camera to perform this update. The NEX-5, NEX-3, NEX-C3, NEX-VG10, and PXW-FS7 model cameras cannot be used.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS X®

File Info

File Name

  • Update_SEL30M35V2D.dmg

File Version

  • 02

File Size

  • 1.76 MB

Release Date

  • 02-04-2013

Before You Start


Determine if Your Lens Needs the Update Go to Table of Contents

Check the version of your camera lens System Software:

  1. Attach the lens to the camera.
    Note: Please make sure the camera is off before you attach the lens.
  2. Power on the camera.
  3. Press the Menu button.
  4. At the Menu screen, select Setup.
  5. At the Setup screen, select Version.
  6. The System Software version is displayed on the LCD screen.
    System Software Version Screen
    Note: If the current System Software version is Ver.02 or higher, the camera lens does not need this update.

Important Notes

Download & Install


Table of Contents

Download and Update the System Software

  1. Download the Update_SEL30M35V2D.dmg file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  2. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the Update_SEL30M35V2D.dmg file to begin the Firmware Updater.
  3. At the Password prompt screen, enter the Name and Password for the administrative account, and then click OK.
  4. Remove the memory card from the camera
  5. Ensure the lens is attached the camera.
    Note: Please make sure the camera is off before you attach the lens.
  6. Power on the camera.
    Note: If the camera has already been powered on, power it off and then back on again.
  7. On the camera, press the Menu button, select Setup, and then USB Connection and ensure Mass Storage is selected (this step is not necessary if you are using a QX series camera).
    Mass Storage USB Setting
  8. Connect the camera to your computer using the supplied USB cable. On the computer, the Firmware Updater window appears, and on the camera, the screen displays the message, Follow computer instructions.
    Notes:
    • If the message The update is not available for your model appears on the screen, ensure the System Software update is the correct file for the lens you have attached. If the file is correct for the lens, close the Firmware Updater program, disconnect the USB cable, power off the camera, restart the Firmware Updater program, and then continue the procedure.
    • If the message Could not find the camera with the lens for this update mounted appears on the screen, ensure you are using a a camera with the Fast Hybrid AF function, try disconnecting and reconnection the USB cable, and try another USB port on the computer.
  9. At the Firmware Updater window, click Next.
    Connect the Camera Screen
    Note: WARNING: Do not power off the camera or disconnect the USB cable until the update process is complete.
  10. At the Firmware Updater window, click Next.
    Check the Version Screen
  11. When the following screen is displayed, check the version number at the lower left.
    Current Version Screen
    Note: If the current version is Ver.02, your camera lens does not need this update. Stop the USB connection, click the Finish button on the Firmware Updater screen, power off the camera, briefly remove the battery pack or the AC adaptor, and then power on the camera again.
  12. If the current version is Ver.01, click Next.
  13. When the following screen is displayed, click Run.
    Note: The update process takes about five minutes to complete.
    Run the Update Screen
    WARNING: Do not power off the camera or disconnect the USB cable until the update process is complete.
  14. When the data transfer is complete, the following screen is displayed, click Finish.
    the data transfer Screen
  15. The update process starts and the progress bar is displayed on the camera screen. This process takes approximately 30 seconds to complete.
    Updating the Lens Screen
  16. The update process is finished when the Lens update complete message is displayed on the camera screen.
    Lens Update Complete Screen
  17. Stop the USB connection, disconnect the USB cable, power off the camera, and then remove the battery pack or AC adapter.
  18. Reconnect the battery pack or AC adapter and power on the camera.

Check the System Software Version After Updating (optional)

  1. Power on the camera.
  2. Press the Menu button.
  3. At the Menu screen, select Setup.
  4. At the Setup screen, select Version.
  5. The System Software version is displayed on the LCD screen.
    System Software Version Screen
  6. If the current System Software version is Ver.02, the update was successful.
    Note: If the System Software version number is not Ver.02, please download and install the update again.