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5D mark III firmware relesed update

 
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Apr 30, 2013 10:19 |  #1

get it here.........
http://www.usa.canon.c​om …_display/EOS5DM​3_firmware (external link)




  
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Apr 30, 2013 10:41 |  #2

I don't use hdmi output, nor extenders. Any use in installing this then?


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Apr 30, 2013 10:56 |  #3

lapino wrote in post #15882713 (external link)
I don't use hdmi output, nor extenders. Any use in installing this then?


Im in the same boat as you. Im going to give it a few weeks and see if there's any bugs with the new firmware. If it seems like its fine, Ill install it just because.


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Apr 30, 2013 11:12 |  #4

I installed the 1.2.1 firmware update on Saturday (it was leaked on Friday) and have had no problems. AF works great with 100-400mm = 1.4x III extender. I think this is the first firmware release for any product that I can recall making a significant improvement. I'm very happy to be able to shoot at 560mm now.

It's too bad the 5D III couldn't have these features right out of the gate, but it's really nice to get an upgrade a year later.


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Apr 30, 2013 11:18 |  #5

Just FYI, I think this Firmware was one of the longest withheld release in DSLR history.
They leaked it being a priority last Summer, Official announcement in October for an April release, Released the 1Dx version months ago, and made us wait an additional month in the end.

If this one ends up being buggy,.. then wow.

Anyway, I've been running it for 5 days now without a hitch. Be aware that many are complaining that the 5D3 no longer plays well with a lot of 3rd party batteries.
This is a downside, but not a bug, as I am sure it was intentional.


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Apr 30, 2013 11:34 |  #6

David Arbogast wrote in post #15882807 (external link)
I installed the 1.2.1 firmware update on Saturday (it was leaked on Friday) and have had no problems. AF works great with 100-400mm = 1.4x III extender. I think this is the first firmware release for any product that I can recall making a significant improvement. I'm very happy to be able to shoot at 560mm now.

It's too bad the 5D III couldn't have these features right out of the gate, but it's really nice to get an upgrade a year later.

7D's last update offered stellar useability upgrades. Didn't one of the Rebel updates introduce spot metering?

This looks like it might be the norm from here on out - Canon will release a product, possibly crippled, and refresh it later with significant updates that make us all ecstatic.

The next update will give 5D III owners always lit AF points and we will swoon on queue. (Canon did say it might not be possible on the 5D III, as it was on the 1D X, but this will make them appear all the more heroic when they solve the "problem." :) )


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Apr 30, 2013 13:27 |  #7

Indecent Exposure wrote in post #15882885 (external link)
7D's last update offered stellar useability upgrades. Didn't one of the Rebel updates introduce spot metering?

This looks like it might be the norm from here on out - Canon will release a product, possibly crippled, and refresh it later with significant updates that make us all ecstatic.

The next update will give 5D III owners always lit AF points and we will swoon on queue. (Canon did say it might not be possible on the 5D III, as it was on the 1D X, but this will make them appear all the more heroic when they solve the "problem." :) )

Interesting...I don't own those other Canon products, but I recall that you're quite right about that 7D upgrade. Now that you mention it, it sure does appear to be a standard Canon practice. I'm not sure what I think about it. Annoying on the one hand, but I do actually really appreciate this update on the other.

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #15882826 (external link)
Be aware that many are complaining that the 5D3 no longer plays well with a lot of 3rd party batteries.
This is a downside, but not a bug, as I am sure it was intentional.

Yeah, that was an interesting surprise...getting a warning message about non-Canon batteries. My non-Canon batteries still work just fine regardless.


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Apr 30, 2013 19:44 |  #8

are the two highlights "update" features really the only things effected?

hdmi and cross type af


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May 01, 2013 00:03 |  #9

Dj R wrote in post #15884699 (external link)
are the two highlights "update" features really the only things effected?

hdmi and cross type af

Here's everything affected:


  1. Uncompressed HDMI output is now enabled.
  2. Enables the center AF point to autofocus when the camera is used with Canon EF lens/extender combinations whose combined maximum aperture is f/8.
  3. Improves the speed of the camera’s acquisition of focus when using a Canon Speedlite’s AF-assist beam.
  4. Fixes a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor may freeze and display Err 70 or Err 80 when a still photo is taken during Live View or in movie shooting mode.
  5. Fixes a phenomenon that may occur when the continuous shooting priority setting is enabled for multiple exposures, such that, after the sixth image is taken, there is a slight pause before the remainder of the sequence is completed.
  6. Fixes a phenomenon in which the viewfinder display shows incorrect information during AEB shooting.
  7. Communication with the WFT-E7 Wireless File Transmitter has been improved.
  8. When images have been successfully transferred with the WFT-E7 Wireless File Transmitter through the FTP protocol, an “O” will be displayed. When images have not been successfully transferred with the WFT-E7 Wireless File Transmitter through the FTP protocol, an “X” will be displayed.
  9. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera may not function properly when an Eye-Fi card is used.
  10. Fixes a phenomenon in which the focal length value listed in the Exif information is not displayed correctly for images shot with the EF 24-70mm F4L IS USM lens.
  11. Fixes a phenomenon in which the lens firmware cannot be updated properly.
  12. Corrects errors in the Arabic language menu.
  13. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera changes the AF microadjustment value to -8.
  14. Fixes a phenomenon in which the on-screen guidance cannot be fully displayed when setting the maximum limit value for the “Setting the ISO Speed Range for Auto ISO” option.

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