Hask wrote in post #15430413
Well, the 7D got ISO 6400 selectable in auto iso in firmware upgrade 2
Yeah, but I just meant they don't actually just come out and add a stop of ISO to the cameras. Usually firmware updates are pretty minor...allowing for f8 focus on the 1DX/5D3 is one of the most significant ones I've seen.
I'm hoping for a firmware update that'll allow for peripheral illumination correction on the 135L on the 5D2...I'm not sure why it didn't have it...Canon should have known that that lens will be popular on the 5D2, and that lens has been around for eons...they should have had no issues initially releasing the camera with that data.
Jim_T wrote in post #15430422
The 5DII is out of production, but it's not discontinued. Canon maintains support for its models for a period of time after they stop making them. They have to continue support for the people who bought the camera just as production ended. They still have a year of warranty, so replacement parts and the full backing of the company have to be available.
Once they end support for a model, THEN it becomes discontinued. You can see Canon still lists the 5DII in the current EOS lineup on their web page. http://www.usa.canon.com …ducts/cameras/slr_cameras
As far as providing major firmware upgrades.. It's highly unlikely. Why release something that might prevent someone from upgrading their hardware
Yeah, but support (especially hardware) and firmware upgrades are two different things...they just stopped doing hardware support for the 1D2 a month or two ago, but I bet it's been years since that camera has seen a firmware update...