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

5D Mark II Firmware Release Coming

According to CanonRumors the announcement was briefly on-line at Canon UK website.

We got not one but many confirmations that the release was imminent, and it was intentionally delayed, as we already posted many times before, so this date could be the “final” and “official”.

Let’s hope Canon give us the FULL featured firmware release for the 5D Mark II, which includes Standard 23.976 / 25 / 29.97 fps, 720p modes and some other additional improvements (like AGC fix, etc.).

Check CR post here:

http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/02/5d-mark-ii-firmware-release/

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DEAR CANON INC.,

We are still waiting, we do know what you have.

Please take professional care of your professional customers and give them all the features that you include even in an entry-level DSLR.

They are possible, they share almost the same hardware.

The 5D Mark II has huge potential inside and was adopted by thousands of amateurs, professionals and companies around the world thanks to its great video capabilities.

By updating it properly you will keep it “fresh” and more competitive. Not to mention customers’ loyalty who see they are listened after their big investments.

All of that will reflect in more sales, not only on the camera but also on full frame lenses.

That is a great business opportunity for an already designed and in-production model.

February 25, 2010 Posted by | EOS 5D Mk II, Firmware Updates, News & Info | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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