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Canon Confirms AF Assist Beam Firmware Fix for 5D Mark III and 1D X is Coming

 
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Feb 22, 2013 22:43 |  #46

somewhat true, but their durations are much shorter.


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Feb 23, 2013 10:21 |  #47

Maybe but then there's AF assist flash then preflash then redeye reduction flash then actual flash. :lol:

And I don't know about all cells but mine is actually an LED that stays on until the shot is taken.


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Apr 21, 2013 12:03 |  #48

Its late April, I hope they are actually on time with this fix as it affects every job that I do with my cameras.


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Apr 21, 2013 12:13 |  #49

lyttleviet wrote in post #15851589 (external link)
Its late April, I hope they are actually on time with this fix as it affects every job that I do with my cameras.

It's already been announced and confirmed as April 30, 2013. It's on Canon's website:

http://www.usa.canon.c​om …r_cameras/eos_5​d_mark_iii (external link)


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Apr 21, 2013 12:57 |  #50

Where does it say it will fix the AF assit beam issue?


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Apr 21, 2013 14:21 as a reply to  @ boingy's post |  #51

Below are the two items that will be improved with the new firmware. These are direct from the Canon website.

Uncompressed HDMI Output Support
When shooting video, HDMI Output makes possible the recording of high-definition uncompressed video data (YCbCr 4:2:2, 8 bit) from the EOS 5D Mark III to an external recorder via the camera's HDMI terminal. This, in turn, facilitates the editing of video data with minimal image degradation for greater on-site workflow efficiency during motion picture and video productions. Additionally, video being captured can be displayed on an external monitor, enabling real-time, on-site monitoring of high-definition video during shooting.

Improved AF Functionality
Even when the EOS 5D Mark III is equipped with an extender and lens making possible a maximum aperture of f/8, the firmware update supports AF employing the camera's central cross-type points (currently compatible with maximum apertures up to f/5.6). Accordingly, the update will allow users to take advantage of AF when shooting distant subjects, benefitting sports and nature photographers, particularly when using telephoto lenses.


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Apr 21, 2013 14:25 |  #52

lehmanncpa wrote in post #15851921 (external link)
Below are the two items that will be improved with the new firmware. These are direct from the Canon website.

These say nothing about the AF assist beam, just the f/8 AF.


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Apr 21, 2013 14:39 |  #53

CR cites sending your camera in to Canon and your camera will come back with the new firmware. :lol: For those who have no patience, there you go.


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Apr 21, 2013 14:41 as a reply to  @ archer1960's post |  #54

Reading Canon UK support for the 5D III which was posted in Feb, it describes the issue and the resolution will be coming via a firmware update (Estimated) late April for the 5D III and (Estimated) late May for the 1DX

http://www.canon.co.uk …515&page=1&type​=important (external link)

Surely this is whats included as well as RAW Hdmi and AF at F/8?

By the way the guy on the Firmware thread has his 5DIII back from Canon with Firmware 1.1.5


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Apr 21, 2013 16:43 |  #55

I still see nothing in regards to the af assist beam issue..


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