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7D Firmware Update Version 1.2.1

 
lumpydog
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Apr 14, 2010 22:14 |  #16

PixxByTango wrote in post #9997331 (external link)
I find the update list quite interesting since when I received my 2nd 7D back from CPS they changed to that firmware 2 weeks ago to solve my AF issues and soft images. I even posted they updated my firmware to which another poster commented there were not any updates available. Well... I guess they gave back enough 7D's to the customers to prove the update is worth mentioning to the rest of the world.

I say go for it!

That is interesting.... I doubt Canon is going to list in their "improvements and fixes":

- Fixes softness found in image quality
- Fixes random front/back focusing

Makes you wonder what stuff does not make the "full disclosure list".

Who knows.


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Apr 14, 2010 22:18 |  #17

Here's a quick list of things that it didn't fix:

- Viewfinder level still goes in different direction portrait vs. landscape
- Burst speed still slows in low light
- No audio level control




  
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Apr 14, 2010 22:19 |  #18

It's a computer with a shutter. Why the paranoia?
I'll install it.


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Apr 14, 2010 22:22 as a reply to  @ Waldemar Sikorski's post |  #19

Ok - One difference that I'm seeing is the "shots remaining number" just increased.

I have a 16GB card and when formatted and empty, I've had the shots remaining display read 505

After this firmware update, I'm seeing 541


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Apr 14, 2010 22:37 |  #20

lumpydog wrote in post #9997423 (external link)
Ok - One difference that I'm seeing is the "shots remaining number" just increased.

I have a 16GB card and when formatted and empty, I've had the shots remaining display read 505

After this firmware update, I'm seeing 541

The image data takes up less space without those magenta bands.:lol:


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Apr 14, 2010 22:40 |  #21

Tsmith wrote in post #9997261 (external link)
Yeah you just re-flash using the older firmware.

Firmware Version 1.2.1 is for cameras with firmware up to version 1.2.0. If the camera's firmware is already version 1.2.1, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
Note that cameras with firmware Version 1.2.1, 1.2.0 cannot be downgraded to a previous firmware version (such as Version 1.1.0).

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Apr 14, 2010 22:45 |  #22

lumpydog wrote in post #9997315 (external link)
BTW, none of my settings were lost - including C1, C2, C3

how do you do to keep your settings?
I thought every firmware update will erase customer settings.


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Apr 14, 2010 22:47 |  #23

Ze.Dong wrote in post #9997544 (external link)
how do you do to keep your settings?
I thought every firmware update will erase customer settings.

I don't know - they're still all there and my firmware reads 1.2.1

No reason why Canon can't write them to the CF card, upgrade the firmware, and then restore them... or something to that effect.


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Apr 14, 2010 22:52 |  #24

Ze.Dong wrote in post #9997544 (external link)
how do you do to keep your settings?
I thought every firmware update will erase customer settings.

I can only remember one firmware update that did this and it was quite some time ago.


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Apr 14, 2010 22:53 |  #25

alright, I gonna try


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Apr 14, 2010 23:11 as a reply to  @ Ze.Dong's post |  #26

Sent mine into Canon for focus check last Monday. this tuesday I finally got a message saying that they had received it, and would be inspecting it. Wonder if they'll go ahead and slap it in for me? I KNOW they're Canon techs, but I still get nervous when the cams not in my own hands.




  
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Apr 14, 2010 23:37 |  #27

lumpydog wrote in post #9997423 (external link)
Ok - One difference that I'm seeing is the "shots remaining number" just increased.

I have a 16GB card and when formatted and empty, I've had the shots remaining display read 505

After this firmware update, I'm seeing 541

mine only went from 505 to 540.

I'm feeling a bit short changed. :lol:


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Apr 15, 2010 00:01 |  #28

I am missing focus a lot (could be user error) but I am going to try this if it fixed your focus and softness!! Hope it does so for mine if it isn't user error lol


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Apr 15, 2010 00:37 |  #29

Art Vandelay wrote in post #9997786 (external link)
mine only went from 505 to 540.

I'm feeling a bit short changed. :lol:

The amount of picture changes with ISO setting.


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Apr 15, 2010 00:50 |  #30

yay!! cool, this meant that i could have kept the first of my 7ds..... bummer....


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