5D Mark II Team

Improvements & Gear

Firmware 2.0.7 Released

Contents:

  • Firmware 2.0.7
  • Thanks & Comments
  • Support

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FIRMWARE 2.0.7

As expected and previously confirmed to us by Canon, a new firmware update is now released for the EOS 5D Mark II. According to Canon website, this new update:

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the aperture exhibits abnormal movement when shooting movies in manual exposure mode and Aperture Priority AE (Av mode) using some Canon lenses (such as macro lenses). (*)
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which the exposure level shown in the LCD panel differs from what is shown in the viewfinder when shooting still images in manual exposure mode.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the Wireless File Transmitter (WFT-E4 or WFT-E4 II) may not automatically power off when used for FTP transfers.

(*) Note: This is the “Iris jitter” issue that we have been investigating since end of March, published on our first report of April 5th and further report update.

Those reports, along with users’ feedbacks were sent many times to Canon USA and Canon Europe to show Canon that this issue was a fact.

As previously explained, it not only affects (affected) Macro lenses, but also some few other non-macro lenses. For your convenience we published a list of lenses affected here.

▪ DOWNLOAD Firmware 2.0.7 from here:

http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/firm-e/eos5dmk2/firmware.html

IMPORTANT: Please take the necessary precautions during the update process. As mentioned in the download page: “Before downloading the firmware update, please be sure to read the entire contents of this page.”

THANKS & COMMENTS

We want to thank Canon for making this update. We are very glad that Canon is really “listening to customers” (not always easy to make them hear, but they actually do and THAT makes a real difference, so thanks once again Canon).

We also thank those users who participated and helped with their time to make video tests showing the iris issue and also giving feedbacks on macro and non macro lenses.

As we published on April 5th in our original Report and later in the Report Update, the “iris jitter” issue was detected and fully confirmed in firmware 2.0.4.

We spent lot of time, to make the tests and further reports as much detailed and clear as possible, to discard any possibility of cameras or lenses failures. As we stated many times after so many tests, this was a firmware issue, and NOT a lens issue.

Now it’s time to update!

SUPPORT

If you appreciate our efforts and find this site helpful, please consider supporting us to keep this site running.

Thanks a lot in advance.

-5D2Team

May 25, 2010 Posted by | Campaigns, CANON, EOS 5D Mk II, Firmware Updates, News & Info | , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Instant Rebates on Canon Lenses

Contents:

  • Rebates & Promotions
  • List of Lenses with available rebates!
  • Canon EF Zoom Lenses
  • Canon EF Lenses
  • Canon EF-S Lenses
  • Canon DSLRs & Kits

REBATES & PROMOTIONS

Taking advantage of rebates and promotions is one of the smartest ways to save money and get the best prices on photo gear and everything you need.

If you have recently checked our GEAR section, you might have noticed that Canon is offering INSTANT rebates on most of their best lenses and also some DSLR cameras & kits.

This promotion ends on July 10th.

It’s a great opportunity to buy what you are needing!

LIST OF LENSES WITH REBATES

Below we publish a complete List of Canon lenses with instant rebate available.

If you are looking for 3rd party lenses, or even for other brands of cameras like Olympus and Sony, there is ALSO a promotion! In that case please check them here.

Lot of these lenses are a “must have” and give the highest possible image quality.

SUGGESTIONS:

– Don’t miss them, and don’t wait until last moment to buy. Lenses with rebates often get out of stock lot before the promotion ends!
– If you buy an expensive lens, we recommend to consider buying an extended protection plan of 3 or 5 years. It is worth the extra money.

CANON EF ZOOM LENSES

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM (non IS version)

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM (IS version)

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM (non IS version)

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM (latest version, improved Optics and IS)
Note: this lens doesn’t have a rebate available, but we decided to include it in the list because it has an extraordinary performance and image quality. IT IS AMAZING.

CANON EF LENSES

Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Macro

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L USM Macro

Note about Macro lenses:

If you’ve been following our reports you already know about the “iris jitter” issue on firmware 2.0.4 on the 5D Mark II that is affecting macro lenses on movie/video mode (check our reports for details).

Don’t worry, we have confirmation that Canon is aware of it and is going to be fixed on the next firmware update.

UPDATE: On May 25th the new Firmware 2.0.7 was released and fixes the “iris jitter” issue. So there’s nothing to worry about now.

CANON EF-S LENSES

These lenses are for APS-C DSLR cameras.

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

CANON DSLRs

These instant rebates also apply to:

EOS 5D Mark II Digital Camera (Body Only)

EOS 5D Mark II Digital Camera Kit w/ Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens

EOS 7D SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)

EOS 7D SLR Digital Camera with EF-S 18-135mm IS Zoom Lens

EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Kit with EF-S/18-55mm IS Zoom Lens

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This is a GREAT opportunity, don’t miss it!
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May 17, 2010 Posted by | News & Info, PROMOS | , , , , | 5 Comments

List of Lenses Affected – Update 3

Content:

  • List of Lenses Affected by Iris Issue – UPDATE 3
  • Comments – EOS 7D too?
  • Feedbacks
  • Contact Canon

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LIST OF LENSES AFFECTED BY IRIS “JITTER”

Due readers requests, we collected all possible feedbacks to make a list of lenses that are affected and not affected by the “IRIS jitter” issue when mounted on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II with firmware 2.0.4.

Please keep in mind this list was made in part with the feedbacks from many readers. We did not test “all” these lenses by ourselves so we cannot guarantee 100% of accuracy, but the “affected” ones are 100% confirmed.

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May 3, 2010 Posted by | Campaigns, EOS 5D Mk II, EOS 7D, News & Info, Reports | , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

   

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