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Firmware Update 1.2.2

Contents:

  • Firmware Update 1.2.2 – EOS 7D
  • Canon Official Announcements
  • Download
  • Additional Comments

FIRMWARE UPDATE 1.2.2

As expected and mentioned in our last article, Canon has just announced a firmware update that fixes the “iris jitter” issue that we previously reported here and here for the Canon 5D Mark II on April, 2010, especially affecting macro lenses (but not limited to that kind of lenses).

Fortunately all those efforts to report that issue did help all Canon customers using all HDSLR cameras.

The fix was firstly released for the EOS 5D Mark II and then for EOS 1D Mark IV and EOS Rebel T2i/550D.

Now it’s time for the EOS 7D! This firmware update also fixes other issues as detailed below.

We thank Canon once again for listen to their customers. That really makes a difference.

CANON OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Extracted from Canon website:

Firmware Version 1.2.2 incorporates the following fixes.

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the set aperture moves when shooting movies in manual exposure mode using some Canon lenses (such as macro lenses).
  2. Fixes the AF point-selection behavior of the C.Fn III-7 (Manual AF pt. selec. pattern) custom function when set to [1].
  3. Fixes the AF point display for the viewfinder electronic level when shooting in the vertical position.
  4. Corrects misspellings in the Spanish and Thai menus for applicable products.

DOWNLOAD

Please, before downloading and updating your camera, read the entire contents of Canon download page.

You can download the new firmware from here:

http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/firm-e/eos7d/firmware.html

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

Thanks to all people who helped on this regard.

If you appreciate our efforts to help all Canon users, please consider supporting us.

Thank you very much in advance.

July 22, 2010 Posted by | Articles & Tech Info, CANON, EOS 7D, Firmware Updates, News & Info | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Firmware Update 1.0.8

Contents:

  • Firmware Update 1.0.8 – 1D Mark IV & 550D
  • Canon Official Announcements
  • Download
  • Comments

FIRMWARE UPDATE 1.0.8

Canon has just announced a firmware update that fixes the “iris jitter” issue that we previously reported here and here for the Canon 5D Mark II on April, 2010, especially affecting macro lenses (but not limited to that kind of lenses).

Fortunately all those efforts to report that issue also helped other users. This time the update has been released for the EOS 1D Mark IV and EOS Rebel T2i/550D.

We thank Canon once again for listen to their customers. That really makes a difference.

CANON OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Extracted from Canon website:

Canon has announced firmware updates (both called Version 1.0.8) for the EOS-1D Mark IV and EOS 550D DSLRs that incorporate fixes, including ensuring the set aperture doesn’t move when shooting EOS Movies in manual exposure mode.

Firmware Version 1.0.8 for the EOS-1D Mark IV DSLR incorporates the following fixes:

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the set aperture moves unexpectedly when shooting movies in manual exposure mode using some Canon lenses (such as macro lenses).
  2. Corrects misspellings in the French and Spanish menus for applicable products.

Firmware Version 1.0.8 for the EOS 550D DSLR incorporates the following fixes:

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the set aperture moves unexpectedly when shooting movies in manual exposure mode using some Canon lenses (such as macro lenses).

DOWNLOAD

Please, before downloading and updating your camera, read the entire contents of Canon download page.

You can download the new firmware from here:

http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/news/eos_mark_iv_550d_firmware.do

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

We received reports that this phenomenon also occurs in the EOS 7D, so we expect a firmware update for Canon EOS 7D in near future as well.

If you appreciate our efforts to help all Canon users, please consider supporting us.

Thanks a lot in advance.

July 7, 2010 Posted by | CANON, EOS 1D Mk IV, EOS T2i/550D, Firmware Updates, News & Info | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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