Jared5 wrote in post #19216767FIRMWARE UPDATE ISSUE???
You're right about the EOS R6 firmware, it's not there: https://www.usa.canon.com …subtab=downloads-firmware
The EOS R5 firmware update is still live though: https://www.usa.canon.com …subtab=downloads-firmware
I'm about to do some testing tonight. I updated the firmware in both EOS R5 bodies and today I had a job and was shooting in face detect mode and couldn't figure out why it would only detect once face at a time and wouldn't give me the option to jump to another face
I got the job done but wondered if it was my own mistake(s) or if it's related to the firmware update
I believe we have a problem with the firmware update with the R5. I updated yesterday and haven't had a chance to use the R5. Upon reading this issue, I did some tests with mine this morning, and here's what I discovered:
The white pre-focus square no longer shows up in my C1 which is programmed for portraits with Human Eye AF. The Eye AF works but because the pre-focus white square box with arrows on each side doesn't show up, you can't change from one eye to the other or from one person to another using the joystick. This is a bummer.
My C2 mode, which is programmed for BIF with the Animal Eye AF, is the same way, i.e., no white pre-focus. It disappeared although the settings for it to appear hasn't been changed.
In both cases, a white focus box (not to be confused with the pre-focus square with arrows on either side) shows up in the center, which you can move with the joystick, but it's not the same with the pre-focus square with arrows which jump from one eye to the other.
One interesting thing I noticed, however, is that you can aim this center white box in the VF to a desired eye and when you press the button programmed for Eye AF (AF-ON, in my case), it will focus on that particular eye rather than any random eye. You can then recompose, as once it's locked it won't move to any other eye. This is actually faster than changing from eye to eye using the joystick.
Interestingly, with my "M" default shooting mode, the white pre-focus square does show up as before. Because of this discrepancy in these behavioral changes, I don't believe the sudden disappearance of the white pre-focus square with arrows on each side was an intended change. Canon screwed up with the latest firmware.