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40mm f/2.8 firmware update, Don't do it!

 
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Aug 21, 2012 14:47 |  #1

I just trashed my 40mm f/2.8 Pancake trying to do the firmware update with my 5D3. I followed the instructions by the letter. The update failed and rendered the lens inoperable. Now the lens has to go back to Canon and it scared the hell out of me because I thought it might have also damaged the 5D3. Save yourself the grief I have been through today and send it back to Canon for the update.

Edit: My lens is now working again. Deleting registered batteries before doing the lens firmware update fixes the problem.




  
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Aug 21, 2012 14:55 |  #2

Ouch !!! Thanks for the warning.


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Aug 21, 2012 15:34 |  #3

YIKES! I'd crap a cat if I thought is damaged the 5d3! Sorry to hear.


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Aug 21, 2012 16:14 |  #4

Exact same problem here. Update goes up to about 65% and then shows "2978% done" and freezes there forever. Camera dead, and needs to be rebooted (batteries out). My pancake is fried. It will not longer work. This sucks!!!!!


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Aug 21, 2012 16:17 |  #5

Sounds like I will just use it on my 40D and keep it off the 5D2. Thanks guys.


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Aug 21, 2012 16:29 |  #6

I had the same issue with the 2978%. I had forgotten to put the camera in P mode prior to the update. It worked fine after that...


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Aug 21, 2012 16:30 |  #7

wow, did you have the 40 attached while doing the update? I never would have thought in a million years that a firmware update could do something to the lens....I honestly never ran any of the firmware updates with a lens on.

Sorry to hear about that, hopefully Canon makes it right for you.


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Aug 21, 2012 16:54 |  #8

Silverstonev8 wrote in post #14888500 (external link)
I had the same issue with the 2978%. I had forgotten to put the camera in P mode prior to the update. It worked fine after that...

I tried to do this. No luck. Update progress goes up to 65% and then freezes. Camera goes black after that.

Drats!!!

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Aug 21, 2012 17:15 |  #9

cfibanez wrote in post #14888627 (external link)
I tried to do this. No luck. Update progress goes up to 65% and then freezes. Camera goes black after that.

Drats!!!

vmad

Was the camera back to a normal state before trying again or was it still saying update failed retry? I got mine back to a "normal" state before trying in P mode. At that point it said that the current version of firmware was 0.0.0 update to 1.2.0. From that point it worked out...


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Aug 21, 2012 17:27 |  #10

Oh man that sucks!


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Aug 21, 2012 18:11 |  #11

How long does it take for canon to firmware update the lens? I'm thinking of sending it but I need it for a trip at the end of November.


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Aug 21, 2012 18:36 |  #12

I would bet you would have it back in a week.


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Aug 21, 2012 19:54 |  #13

TheBigDog wrote in post #14888501 (external link)
wow, did you have the 40 attached while doing the update? I never would have thought in a million years that a firmware update could do something to the lens....I honestly never ran any of the firmware updates with a lens on.

Sorry to hear about that, hopefully Canon makes it right for you.

it's a firmware update for the lens though...i'd think you'd have to have it on


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Aug 21, 2012 20:12 |  #14

I wonder if the ability to update lens firmware is related to hardware. I mean otherwise why not include it in the latest 7d firmware?




  
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Aug 21, 2012 21:08 |  #15

You need to spin a freshly killed chicken around your head 3 times before starting this upgrade.




  
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