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Title: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Steven_urwin on April 26, 2013, 08:03:54 AM
So I've found a link to the new firmware... I'm not claiming any responsibility for this, but other people on the site seem to have gone through with it, with good results. Apparently someone got a copy of the new firmware directly from Canon, on a memory stick, when they sent in there camera.

Let me know how you fair with it, if you do decide to try it :)

Happy shooting
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: macrodust on April 26, 2013, 08:10:59 AM
So I've found a link to the new firmware... I'm not claiming any responsibility for this, but other people on the site seem to have gone through with it, with good results. Apparently someone got a copy of the new firmware directly from Canon, on a memory stick, when they sent in there camera.

Let me know how you fair with it, if you do decide to try it :)

Happy shooting

Where is the link?

Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Steven_urwin on April 26, 2013, 08:13:38 AM
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kwe33tu3q722idt/5D300121.zip?v=0rw- (https://www.dropbox.com/s/kwe33tu3q722idt/5D300121.zip?v=0rw-)

I've just started updating my camera now, all is going well so far
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Steven_urwin on April 26, 2013, 08:14:40 AM
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1159806/5 (http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1159806/5)

This is where I found that link
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: RC on April 26, 2013, 08:20:16 AM
Canon USA has a link posted for April 30th. I'm waiting at least until then, they still might be tweaking it.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Steven_urwin on April 26, 2013, 08:22:37 AM
Updated fine... I'm not a video guy, so I can't comment about the HDMI out, but I wanted this to speed up the AF assist lamp issue... and it does seem a lot snappier (excuse the pun).
I'm a much happy camper atm. I'll have to wait until I'm in work later today to really walk it through it paces, but I'll let everyone know how I get on :)
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Steven_urwin on April 26, 2013, 08:29:18 AM
Canon USA has a link posted for April 30th. I'm waiting at least until then, they still might be tweaking it.

I complete understand, and respect your comment... I guess I'm just far too impatient. As as an early adopter of the camera in the first place, I'm quite happy to be a Guinea pig for it, if that is the case. I just wanted to give people the option, as I was hunting for a link myself.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: rambarra on April 26, 2013, 08:52:40 AM
does the firmware of the link support all the languages (other than ENG)?
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Jason Montalvo on April 26, 2013, 09:13:12 AM
Yes it does, Just checked for you.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Inspiron41 on April 26, 2013, 09:36:06 AM
just in time. got a weddings this weekend
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Click on April 26, 2013, 09:52:13 AM
I did it. Thanks for the link.   :)
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: petrosv on April 26, 2013, 09:54:31 AM
i did it, everything ok .
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: PilotJoe on April 26, 2013, 09:57:22 AM
Well i did it as well. Seems to work.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Click on April 26, 2013, 09:59:23 AM
It's time to do some tests now.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: florianbieler.de on April 26, 2013, 10:07:27 AM
Also updated, everything went fine.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: grimson on April 26, 2013, 11:16:19 AM
Thanks!!

(http://tweakers.net/ext/f/OzjDktMcG9l5dyz5GAoUX83f/full.jpg)
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: East Wind Photography on April 26, 2013, 11:21:30 AM
It installed and seems to be working but I cant give it an acid test until a bit later.  Noticed a new FW option to set the HDMI out FPS.  Defaults to auto vs 24 and 60i
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: pstoddart on April 26, 2013, 11:36:21 AM
Updated my camera with no issues. This video was captured via hdmi to a Blackmagic Intensity Pro capture card.

http://youtu.be/kKzWm_GZE2E (http://youtu.be/kKzWm_GZE2E)
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: RLPhoto on April 26, 2013, 11:38:59 AM
Updated both my Mk3's.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: SithTracy on April 26, 2013, 11:39:41 AM
Personally I am waiting for the official release, but here is the md5sum from the file I pulled from the web

$ gpg --print-md md5 5D300121.FIR
5D300121.FIR: 3C AB 84 0C D3 D4 CF 17  5B 5B 4E 0E A5 14 EB A9

I am going to compare that to what Canon releases next week.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Roger Jones on April 26, 2013, 12:05:27 PM
Personally I am waiting for the official release, but here is the md5sum from the file I pulled from the web

$ gpg --print-md md5 5D300121.FIR
5D300121.FIR: 3C AB 84 0C D3 D4 CF 17  5B 5B 4E 0E A5 14 EB A9

I am going to compare that to what Canon releases next week.

Can anyone with the firmware from canon confirm the checksum? Even if the canon release is different one will still be able to update to the canon release version overwriting this one, correct?

Pstodart: Did you figure out the audio recording? Video/audio to the card works as expected right?
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: JPAZ on April 26, 2013, 12:08:21 PM
Anyone have a chance to try the f8 autofocus capability?  Any change in the viewfinder focus points (red)?

Will take whatever the update gives us, but wondering if it is all we were expecting.

JP
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: East Wind Photography on April 26, 2013, 12:09:17 PM
Yes you can force a reload, either through the EOS utility or through the camera firmware menu option.  You just need to drop the firmware in the root of the card (I used the SD card) and in the firmware menu it will ask to upgrade.

Personally I am waiting for the official release, but here is the md5sum from the file I pulled from the web

$ gpg --print-md md5 5D300121.FIR
5D300121.FIR: 3C AB 84 0C D3 D4 CF 17  5B 5B 4E 0E A5 14 EB A9

I am going to compare that to what Canon releases next week.

Can anyone with the firmware from canon confirm the checksum? Even if the canon release is different one will still be able to update to the canon release version overwriting this one, correct?

Pstodart: Did you figure out the audio recording? Video/audio to the card works as expected right?
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Midphase on April 26, 2013, 12:30:47 PM
Funny how many people are perfectly fine loading up a firmware they found on someone's Dropbox account on their $3200 device. The "official" free update will be out literally in 4 days, and if something goes horribly wrong then, Canon can be held fully liable for it (unlike right now).

Normally I'd praise people's bravery for being the first to jump in to an new OS...but in this particular case, I don't think "brave" is the word that comes to mind.

 ::)
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: khansvision on April 26, 2013, 12:32:01 PM
this is done man. thanks for up loader.
i tested with ext. monitor i got both displays by enabling HDMI mirroring   but not able to playback the video.

i have to test with ninja 2 which i am going to do tomorrow.

have a happy download & enjoy shooting.

this link is working properly.

 https://www.dropbox.com/s/kwe33tu3q722idt/5D300121.zip?v=0rw- (https://www.dropbox.com/s/kwe33tu3q722idt/5D300121.zip?v=0rw-)

ms khan
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: East Wind Photography on April 26, 2013, 12:40:37 PM
Maybe otherwise screwed would be the term?  But some of us are a glutton for punishment.  I suppose it's no worse than dropping Magic Lantern on it.  I wouldn't have done it unless I had a spare to work with.  :)

Funny how many people are perfectly fine loading up a firmware they found on someone's Dropbox account on their $3200 device. The "official" free update will be out literally in 4 days, and if something goes horribly wrong then, Canon can be held fully liable for it (unlike right now).

Normally I'd praise people's bravery for being the first to jump in to an new OS...but in this particular case, I don't think "brave" is the word that comes to mind.

 ::)
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: jm977 on April 26, 2013, 01:17:29 PM
Funny how many people are perfectly fine loading up a firmware they found on someone's Dropbox account on their $3200 device. The "official" free update will be out literally in 4 days, and if something goes horribly wrong then, Canon can be held fully liable for it (unlike right now).

Normally I'd praise people's bravery for being the first to jump in to an new OS...but in this particular case, I don't think "brave" is the word that comes to mind.

 ::)

Well, people are certainly free to do with their gear what they want, however I am more than willing to wait four more days.  I sort of like to know where something going into my camera or computer has come from.  On the other hand, at least we get a preview on what improvements have been made and how effective they are (I'm wondering about the AF assist myself).
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Delish on April 26, 2013, 01:22:52 PM
AF @ f8 feels snappy even at low light, it locks on reliably and with good speed, on my sleeping cats nose (with 1/50 and iso5000, canon 500mm f4 IS II and canon 2x III).
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: RLPhoto on April 26, 2013, 01:27:19 PM
Tested AF-assist beam with my 580 EXII and it's back to the performance I was accustomed to in older models. IE: 5Dc, 5D2, 1Ds II...

No lag using Single point AF in decent low-light.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Midphase on April 26, 2013, 01:38:16 PM
I suppose it's no worse than dropping Magic Lantern on it.  I wouldn't have done it unless I had a spare to work with.  :)

Actually, despite the "hack-ish" nature of Magic Lantern, I have to say that it is meticulously tested by probably far more people than official manufacturer's beta firmwares. The Magic Lantern community is so active and thorough that the risk of something going horribly wrong with one of their releases (not the nightly builds) is probably quite small.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: e-d0uble on April 26, 2013, 01:46:51 PM
Looks like the file's been removed from dropbox.  Perhaps some kind soul who already grabbed the file could repost it somewhere so I can brick my camera?    :)
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: grimson on April 26, 2013, 01:59:18 PM
Hope this works?
http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/ (http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/)
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: readycool on April 26, 2013, 02:30:25 PM
Tested AF-assist beam with my 580 EXII and it's back to the performance I was accustomed to in older models. IE: 5Dc, 5D2, 1Ds II...

No lag using Single point AF in decent low-light.
Did anyone test this with 600 rt?? I am asking because it has different light pattern than 580 ex.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: East Wind Photography on April 26, 2013, 02:33:45 PM
I only had time on my lunch break to test AF at F8 using my 600 and 2XIII.  I agree it's snappy and responsive.  IQ is rather poor as expected.  I also think the AF response seems to be a bit faster as well.  Time will tell.

It did NOT brick my camera.  ;)  Yeah!

AF @ f8 feels snappy even at low light, it locks on reliably and with good speed, on my sleeping cats nose (with 1/50 and iso5000, canon 500mm f4 IS II and canon 2x III).
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: AAPhotog on April 26, 2013, 02:49:44 PM
For those of you who have tested, are you getting an uncompressed signal through HDMI?
I mean, does the recorded video look flat as an uncompressed video should be (like the videos that the Black Magic camera produces)?
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: East Wind Photography on April 26, 2013, 03:02:31 PM
I am lucky to be able to go out and have such test subjects on my lunch break.  Didn't have time to AFMA the setup but this is a 600mm F4L IS with 2XIII extender.  AF with center spot focus.  Lighting was bad but it still locked quickly and I was shooting into the sun.  :(  I think it's back focusing a little looking at the branch in back of them.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: killswitch on April 26, 2013, 03:13:52 PM
Did they fix the black AF points issue in this update?
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: East Wind Photography on April 26, 2013, 03:19:21 PM
I will test tonight.  I dont have an HDMI monitor here at the office.

For those of you who have tested, are you getting an uncompressed signal through HDMI?
I mean, does the recorded video look flat as an uncompressed video should be (like the videos that the Black Magic camera produces)?
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: emko on April 26, 2013, 03:29:05 PM
now they need to implement lots of the cool features ML has like the new RAW histogram
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: AAPhotog on April 26, 2013, 03:39:21 PM
Appreciate it
I will test tonight.  I dont have an HDMI monitor here at the office.

For those of you who have tested, are you getting an uncompressed signal through HDMI?
I mean, does the recorded video look flat as an uncompressed video should be (like the videos that the Black Magic camera produces)?

Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: AAPhotog on April 26, 2013, 03:51:14 PM
Any trusted members here who care to reupload the firmware file that they've tried and tested?
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: emko on April 26, 2013, 03:53:27 PM
now they need to implement lots of the cool features ML has like the new RAW histogram

Appreciate it

oh well i will just keep using ML nothing in the new FM is useful for me, now ML can shoot 2040x1428 14bit RAW DNG without shutter actuation on 5D3 very good for time lapse. While Nikon can do time lapses canons cant without a intervalometer probably so that they make more money.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: East Wind Photography on April 26, 2013, 03:58:00 PM
No they did not...at least I haven't found anything in the menus and they don't light up during AF.  We'll have to wait for the official docs to come out to determine if there is some special setting combination that would kick something like that in.  So far it doesn't appear so.

Did they fix the black AF points issue in this update?
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: RodG on April 26, 2013, 04:39:36 PM
Installed and running.  The HDMI signal from the camera is showing no overlays and image is edge to edge on a 1920x1080 TV.  It was nice to find the new "Mirroring" menu option.  In the pic below, the camera is connected to the monitor and the LCD remains on, sweet!  When I press record, both stay on, however the red  recording dot only showed up on the camera LCD.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BIzdHyACQAAb877.jpg:large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BIzeGEpCcAAOGRJ.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Roger Jones on April 26, 2013, 04:57:50 PM
Installed and running.  The HDMI signal from the camera is showing no overlays and image is edge to edge on a 1920x1080 TV.  It was nice to find the new "Mirroring" menu option.  In the pic below, the camera is connected to the monitor and the LCD remains on, sweet!  When I press record, both stay on, however the red  recording dot only showed up on the camera LCD.


Do you have audio out over HDMI? Are there any other HDMI settings in the menu other than the mirroring option?
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: RodG on April 26, 2013, 05:14:02 PM
Installed and running.  The HDMI signal from the camera is showing no overlays and image is edge to edge on a 1920x1080 TV.  It was nice to find the new "Mirroring" menu option.  In the pic below, the camera is connected to the monitor and the LCD remains on, sweet!  When I press record, both stay on, however the red  recording dot only showed up on the camera LCD.


Do you have audio out over HDMI? Are there any other HDMI settings in the menu other than the mirroring option?

I have only found one other HDMI menu setting.  Also, no playback on monitor, just LCD.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BIzofDuCMAAx-87.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on April 26, 2013, 06:08:35 PM
It works well for me, the same as for thousands of others.  There has never been a virus or malware for Canon DSLR's, so the risk is low.
 
With my 100-400L and 1.4X MK II TC, AF is painfully slow unless I switch the range limiter to 5.5m to infinity, and then its fast.  I often shoot small birds at 2-3m, so that will possibly be frustrating. 
 
It was a bit front focused at 400mm, so a AFMA is in order.  I can now see where a MK III TC would be useful.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Midphase on April 26, 2013, 07:42:20 PM
For those of you who have tested, are you getting an uncompressed signal through HDMI?
I mean, does the recorded video look flat as an uncompressed video should be (like the videos that the Black Magic camera produces)?

Don't confuse uncompressed with RAW, they are two completely different beasts.

My credit card is ready to purchase an ATOMOS Ninja 2 or a BM external recorder "if" there is a noticeable improvement in the image quality coming out of the clean HDMI port. That is one big if though...and early (although highly biased) reports would seem to indicate a big fat "no" on that one!  >>  http://www.eoshd.com/content/10233/5d-mark-iii-uncompressed-hdmi-sample-footage (http://www.eoshd.com/content/10233/5d-mark-iii-uncompressed-hdmi-sample-footage)

Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: East Wind Photography on April 26, 2013, 10:50:00 PM
How stable is ML on the 5d3?  I used to use it on a t2i for intervalometer function but it frequently crashed and so finally just gave up.

now they need to implement lots of the cool features ML has like the new RAW histogram

Appreciate it

oh well i will just keep using ML nothing in the new FM is useful for me, now ML can shoot 2040x1428 14bit RAW DNG without shutter actuation on 5D3 very good for time lapse. While Nikon can do time lapses canons cant without a intervalometer probably so that they make more money.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Ripley on April 27, 2013, 12:45:45 AM
Hope this works?
http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/ (http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/)

Works great, thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: virsago_mk2 on April 27, 2013, 02:14:06 AM
Just to report on the latest firmware 1.2.1 for 5D3, looks like it's no longer able to detect the 3rd party LP-E6 battery level anymore.

When I put my 3rd party LP-E6 (off-brand, bought from eBay) into the camera, there's a warning screen that says:

Communication with Canon LP-E6 battery is Irregular. Continue to use this battery?

If I choose Cancel, the camera will turn off instantly. If I choose OK, the camera will turn on & run as normal, but the battery level will stay at 100% all the time & I can no longer register nor delete the serial number.

This is kinda bummer for me as I just bought 18 DSTE-branded LP-E6s & I'm expecting it to arrive next week. If the DSTE-branded LP-E6s can't show the battery level, I'll be very disappointed.

Anyone else have this problem as well?
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Roger Jones on April 27, 2013, 01:56:50 PM
Just to report on the latest firmware 1.2.1 for 5D3, looks like it's no longer able to detect the 3rd party LP-E6 battery level anymore.

When I put my 3rd party LP-E6 (off-brand, bought from eBay) into the camera, there's a warning screen that says:

Communication with Canon LP-E6 battery is Irregular. Continue to use this battery?

If I choose Cancel, the camera will turn off instantly. If I choose OK, the camera will turn on & run as normal, but the battery level will stay at 100% all the time & I can no longer register nor delete the serial number.

This is kinda bummer for me as I just bought 18 DSTE-branded LP-E6s & I'm expecting it to arrive next week. If the DSTE-branded LP-E6s can't show the battery level, I'll be very disappointed.

Anyone else have this problem as well?

I get the warning with 3rd party batteries (pearstone and ebay), haven't noticed wether the battery level changes or not. This is a cat and mouse game with the aftermarket battery mfgs. I'm sure they will try to fix this in new battery revisions.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Ripley on April 29, 2013, 04:07:38 PM
Hope this works?
http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/ (http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/)

Works great, thanks for sharing!

Updated the firmware, ran a few lenses through FoCal, and went shooting this weekend - no problems at all.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: East Wind Photography on April 29, 2013, 04:18:12 PM
Glad to hear 1.2.1 is working with FoCal.  I haven't tried it yet but was wondering.

Hope this works?
http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/ (http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/)

Works great, thanks for sharing!

Updated the firmware, ran a few lenses through FoCal, and went shooting this weekend - no problems at all.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Crapking on April 29, 2013, 05:28:17 PM

[/quote]

Updated the firmware, ran a few lenses through FoCal, and went shooting this weekend - no problems at all.
[/quote]


Still semi-automatic or is it fully automatic yet ??
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: polarhannes on April 29, 2013, 05:32:57 PM

Quote
Updated the firmware, ran a few lenses through FoCal, and went shooting this weekend - no problems at all.

Still semi-automatic or is it fully automatic yet ??

Unfortunately, it is still semi-automatic.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: risc32 on April 29, 2013, 07:51:57 PM
thanks for posting that firmware. Normally i wouldn't think of loading up a firmware or software update for that matter hrs before walking out the door to a paying shoot, but i did, and all is well. Thanks!
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: nielyee on April 29, 2013, 09:38:16 PM
1.2.1 is already up on Canon Australia's website, but not up on Canon USA's site

http://www.canon.com.au/Personal/Support-Help/Product-Help/Camera-Accessories/EOS-Digital-SLR-Cameras/EOS-5D-Mark-III (http://www.canon.com.au/Personal/Support-Help/Product-Help/Camera-Accessories/EOS-Digital-SLR-Cameras/EOS-5D-Mark-III)
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: tpatana on April 29, 2013, 09:39:54 PM
1.2.1 is already up on Canon Australia's website, but not up on Canon USA's site

http://www.canon.com.au/Personal/Support-Help/Product-Help/Camera-Accessories/EOS-Digital-SLR-Cameras/EOS-5D-Mark-III (http://www.canon.com.au/Personal/Support-Help/Product-Help/Camera-Accessories/EOS-Digital-SLR-Cameras/EOS-5D-Mark-III)

Can you select English language option, or is it only in Australian?
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: East Wind Photography on April 29, 2013, 09:44:55 PM
THat's a lot of fixes.  14 issues resolved including an eyefi fix.

1.2.1 is already up on Canon Australia's website, but not up on Canon USA's site

http://www.canon.com.au/Personal/Support-Help/Product-Help/Camera-Accessories/EOS-Digital-SLR-Cameras/EOS-5D-Mark-III (http://www.canon.com.au/Personal/Support-Help/Product-Help/Camera-Accessories/EOS-Digital-SLR-Cameras/EOS-5D-Mark-III)
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Click on April 29, 2013, 09:45:15 PM
Can you select English language option, or is it only in Australian?

Ha ha ha  ;D
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: East Wind Photography on April 29, 2013, 10:05:09 PM
The one on the AU Canon site has the same MD5 hash as the one leaked earlier from Dropbox.  I just compared both downloads

5D300121.FIR                                   3cab840cd3d4cf175b5b4e0ea514eba9

So nothing new and nothing less.  I am impressed with the list of fixes.  I guess it's been a while.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: East Wind Photography on April 29, 2013, 10:08:01 PM
One other thing to note, the AU site info states moving to 1.2.1 is a one way firmware upgrade.  Apparently you cant roll back to 1.1.3.

Here are the fixes:

Firmware Version 1.2.1 incorporates the following functional improvements and fixes.
1. Uncompressed HDMI output is now enabled.
2. Enables the center AF point to autofocus when the camera is used with Canon EF lens/extender combinations whose combined maximum aperture is f/8.
3. Improves the speed of the camera's acquisition of focus when using a Canon Speedlite's AF-assist beam.
4. Fixes a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor may freeze and display Err 70 or Err 80 when a still photo is taken during Live View or in movie shooting mode.
5. Fixes a phenomenon that may occur when the continuous shooting priority setting is enabled for multiple exposures, such that, after the sixth image is taken, there is a slight pause before the remainder of the sequence is completed.
6. Fixes a phenomenon in which the viewfinder display shows incorrect information during AEB shooting.
7. Communication with the WFT-E7 Wireless File Transmitter has been improved.
8. When images have been successfully transferred with the WFT-E7 Wireless File Transmitter through the FTP protocol, an "O" will be displayed. When images have not been successfully transferred with the WFT-E7 Wireless File Transmitter through the FTP protocol, an "X" will be displayed.
9. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera may not function properly when an Eye-Fi card is used.
10. Fixes a phenomenon in which the focal length value listed in the Exif information is not displayed correctly for images shot with the EF 24-70mm F4L IS USM lens.
11. Fixes a phenomenon in which the lens firmware cannot be updated properly.
12. Corrects errors in the Arabic language menu.
13. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera changes the AF microadjustment value to -8.
14. Fixes a phenomenon in which the on-screen guidance cannot be fully displayed when setting the maximum limit value for the "Setting the ISO Speed Range for Auto ISO" option.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: LetTheRightLensIn on April 29, 2013, 10:29:18 PM
The one on the AU Canon site has the same MD5 hash as the one leaked earlier from Dropbox.  I just compared both downloads

5D300121.FIR                                   3cab840cd3d4cf175b5b4e0ea514eba9

So nothing new and nothing less.  I am impressed with the list of fixes.  I guess it's been a while.

:( damn so then they locked out 70-300L+1.4x TC III AF?!?! The 1DX f/8 firmware had that in, even if unofficially. :( damn that was one of the things I was most looking forward too.... may have to sell off my canon tc and buy kenko and hope they are sharp....

Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: pwp on April 29, 2013, 10:34:15 PM
Just out of interest, does the firmware update wipe out and reset to default all your personal/custom settings and AFMA settings?
If so, it may be an idea to make a note of all those easily forgotten, hard earned refinements before hitting the update "go-button".

-PW
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: East Wind Photography on April 29, 2013, 10:45:32 PM
No it does not.  All of your custom settings as well as AFMA settings are retained.

Just out of interest, does the firmware update wipe out and reset to default all your personal/custom settings and AFMA settings?
If so, it may be an idea to make a note of all those easily forgotten, hard earned refinements before hitting the update "go-button".

-PW
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: tpatana on April 29, 2013, 10:47:31 PM

Weren't they supposed to introduce some visual help for AF point selection at dark or something?
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: East Wind Photography on April 29, 2013, 10:55:14 PM
No, not possible on the 5D3 due to the way it meters.


Weren't they supposed to introduce some visual help for AF point selection at dark or something?
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: pwp on April 29, 2013, 11:10:05 PM
No, not possible on the 5D3 due to the way it meters.
Weren't they supposed to introduce some visual help for AF point selection at dark or something?

Damn! I so want the illuminated red AF points like we've had almost forever until the 7D, 5D3 and 1DX.
That was the biggie for me...sigh.

-PW
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: tpatana on April 29, 2013, 11:42:48 PM
No, not possible on the 5D3 due to the way it meters.
Weren't they supposed to introduce some visual help for AF point selection at dark or something?

Damn! I so want the illuminated red AF points like we've had almost forever until the 7D, 5D3 and 1DX.
That was the biggie for me...sigh.

-PW

Yea, damn! I'm going back to my old faithful G3. That'll teach them.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: archiea on April 29, 2013, 11:58:32 PM
Hope this works?
http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/ (http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/)

No Spreken le English muy bien. Iz dis goot?


Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: kbmelb on April 30, 2013, 01:37:52 AM
I waited til the actual Canon update posted and it bricked my camera WWWWTTTTFFFF!!!!!!
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: KevinB on April 30, 2013, 01:58:21 AM
FW update up on Canons Site !! for the 5d3
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: SJ on April 30, 2013, 01:59:57 AM
here official relase from canon: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/professional/products/professional_cameras/digital_slr_cameras/eos_5d_mark_iii#DriversAndSoftware (http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/professional/products/professional_cameras/digital_slr_cameras/eos_5d_mark_iii#DriversAndSoftware)
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: kbmelb on April 30, 2013, 02:00:05 AM
I waited til the actual Canon update posted and it bricked my camera WWWWTTTTFFFF!!!!!!

OK. Eye-Fi users remove the Eye-Fi card before you update. I clicked the update firmware and it went black. Turning on and off did nothing. Removing batteries, grip did nothing. Removed the CF card and nothing. The last thing to remove was the Eye-FI card and the camera booted while the power switch was set to off. Except it booted to a firmware update screen and sat there for a while not doing anything so I rebooted and it came up normal and the firmware was still reporting 1.1.3 so I started the update again and everything went fine.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 30, 2013, 03:22:21 AM
Can you select English language option, or is it only in Australian?

Ha ha ha  ;D
...and what about USA? is it in English language or only Amercian? ;D
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: tpatana on April 30, 2013, 03:43:08 AM
Can you select English language option, or is it only in Australian?

Ha ha ha  ;D
...and what about USA? is it in English language or only Amercian? ;D

Not sure if they can read anyway, so why bother. You know, like the game they call football. That's the oddest shape thing I've seen called a ball, most people would name it something else. And you're supposed to carry it around, instead of kicking it. Football?? Why not handtoroid?
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: rpt on April 30, 2013, 03:53:04 AM
Hope this works?
http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/ (http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/)

No Spreken le English muy bien. Iz dis goot?
Nein, nicht gut!

The pdf that comes with the installer has some assistance. It is on the last page.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 30, 2013, 03:54:02 AM
Can you select English language option, or is it only in Australian?

Ha ha ha  ;D
...and what about USA? is it in English language or only Amercian? ;D

Not sure if they can read anyway, so why bother. You know, like the game they call football. That's the oddest shape thing I've seen called a ball, most people would name it something else. And you're supposed to carry it around, instead of kicking it. Football?? Why not handtoroid?
Ouch! ... I think you just picked up a fight with a few people  ;D
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: rpt on April 30, 2013, 03:55:55 AM
Can you select English language option, or is it only in Australian?

Ha ha ha  ;D
...and what about USA? is it in English language or only Amercian? ;D

Not sure if they can read anyway, so why bother. You know, like the game they call football. That's the oddest shape thing I've seen called a ball, most people would name it something else. And you're supposed to carry it around, instead of kicking it. Football?? Why not handtoroid?
Ouch! ... I think you just picked up a fight with a few people  ;D
Yup! and on two fronts :)
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 30, 2013, 04:00:06 AM
Anyone know why Canon USA website has 2 links, on the same page,  for what seems to be the same firmware ... see the screen shot below (its the same for Windows or Mac):
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: rpt on April 30, 2013, 04:02:37 AM
Anyone know why Canon USA website has 2 links, on the same page,  for what seems to be the same firmware ... see the screen shot below (its the same for Windows or Mac):
One for CF and other for SD
;)
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 30, 2013, 04:37:23 AM
Anyone know why Canon USA website has 2 links, on the same page,  for what seems to be the same firmware ... see the screen shot below (its the same for Windows or Mac):
One for CF and other for SD
;)
seriously? or are you just kidding?
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: rpt on April 30, 2013, 04:51:01 AM
Anyone know why Canon USA website has 2 links, on the same page,  for what seems to be the same firmware ... see the screen shot below (its the same for Windows or Mac):
One for CF and other for SD
;)
seriously? or are you just kidding?
Seriously kidding ;)
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: East Wind Photography on April 30, 2013, 08:00:17 AM
Same file, same MD5 hash.  Just a duplicate post.

Anyone know why Canon USA website has 2 links, on the same page,  for what seems to be the same firmware ... see the screen shot below (its the same for Windows or Mac):
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: archiea on April 30, 2013, 12:23:35 PM
Hope this works?
http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/ (http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/)

No Spreken le English muy bien. Iz dis goot?

Ha!  I was just kidding guys!  Happy firmware day!
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 30, 2013, 12:32:58 PM
Same file, same MD5 hash.  Just a duplicate post.
Thanks
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: rpt on April 30, 2013, 01:01:48 PM
Hope this works?
http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/ (http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/)

No Spreken le English muy bien. Iz dis goot?

Ha!  I was just kidding guys!  Happy firmware day!
I did. So could you "disclose" the language you wrote in? I thought it was a German base but could not identify the language.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: tpatana on April 30, 2013, 02:27:01 PM
Hope this works?
http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/ (http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/)

No Spreken le English muy bien. Iz dis goot?

Ha!  I was just kidding guys!  Happy firmware day!
I did. So could you "disclose" the language you wrote in? I thought it was a German base but could not identify the language.

Le Mock-up maybe?

German would be Sprechen, can't recall how it was said in Dutch but quite often Dutch sounds like horribly misspelled German. Le English sounds like making fun of French (they say it anglais just to make it sound prettier). Muy Bien is normal, go live anywhere within 1000 miles from the south border of USA, and you'll hear that all the time (and many other places too). Iz diz goot is typical slang level of the US English these days.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 30, 2013, 02:29:28 PM
Installed and happy
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: rpt on April 30, 2013, 02:38:38 PM
Hope this works?
http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/ (http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/)

No Spreken le English muy bien. Iz dis goot?

Ha!  I was just kidding guys!  Happy firmware day!
I did. So could you "disclose" the language you wrote in? I thought it was a German base but could not identify the language.

Le Mock-up maybe?

German would be Sprechen, can't recall how it was said in Dutch but quite often Dutch sounds like horribly misspelled German. Le English sounds like making fun of French (they say it anglais just to make it sound prettier). Muy Bien is normal, go live anywhere within 1000 miles from the south border of USA, and you'll hear that all the time (and many other places too). Iz diz goot is typical slang level of the US English these days.
Bah! And I thought I actually figured a few words in that narration. Never mind...
 :)
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: cinema-dslr on April 30, 2013, 04:47:31 PM
Hope this works?
http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/ (http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/)

No Spreken le English muy bien. Iz dis goot?

Ha!  I was just kidding guys!  Happy firmware day!
I did. So could you "disclose" the language you wrote in? I thought it was a German base but could not identify the language.

Le Mock-up maybe?

German would be Sprechen, can't recall how it was said in Dutch but quite often Dutch sounds like horribly misspelled German. Le English sounds like making fun of French (they say it anglais just to make it sound prettier). Muy Bien is normal, go live anywhere within 1000 miles from the south border of USA, and you'll hear that all the time (and many other places too). Iz diz goot is typical slang level of the US English these days.
Bah! And I thought I actually figured a few words in that narration. Never mind...
 :)

actualy "spreken"  is correct dutch and does mean talking
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: rlarsen on April 30, 2013, 05:27:29 PM
Does the firmware improve AF performance other than adding F8 autofocus capability ?
I won't be using F4 lenses with a 2x converter and don't shoot video so I wonder if I should update the firmware.
I've read that with the new firmware, battery power is not shown for non-Canon-brand batteries.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: East Wind Photography on April 30, 2013, 06:46:44 PM
To me it seems AF is a bit faster.  Definitely at lower light levels.


Does the firmware improve AF performance other than adding F8 autofocus capability ?
I won't be using F4 lenses with a 2x converter and don't shoot video so I wonder if I should update the firmware.
I've read that with the new firmware, battery power is not shown for non-Canon-brand batteries.
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Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Chris Burch on May 02, 2013, 02:03:27 PM
I shot 2 gigs last night with quite low lighting levels and can confirm the 5D3 AF lock while using IR focus assist is MUCH faster after the 1.2.1 firmware upgrade.  It seems almost half the time to lock, so it's a VERY welcome improvement.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: East Wind Photography on May 02, 2013, 02:13:41 PM
Today is the first day since the upgrade that I've used both the CF card and eye-fi X2 PRO SD card.  I did not get a single error 80.  Time will tell I suppose.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: Jerrad245 on May 02, 2013, 02:20:17 PM
Has anyone had any issues witht he new firmware, I have a wedding this saturday so I want to make sure I dont run into any issues as it works just fine right now, but the flash AF speed would be nice, also anyone tried the update firmware with the pocket wizards TT5's? as that would be another major concern. - thanks
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: East Wind Photography on May 02, 2013, 02:55:46 PM
New firmware has been very stable for me.  I have only been using Canon equipment with the exception of an eye-fi SD card which I just started trying today.

If you have a backup body you should take it with you...which should be the case whether or not you performed the upgrade.

Has anyone had any issues witht he new firmware, I have a wedding this saturday so I want to make sure I dont run into any issues as it works just fine right now, but the flash AF speed would be nice, also anyone tried the update firmware with the pocket wizards TT5's? as that would be another major concern. - thanks
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: East Wind Photography on May 08, 2013, 11:04:47 PM
Just a follow up.  Have been using the eye-fi card in the camera since the last update here and have found it to be much more stable.  No more error 80s.  My shots now consistently show up on my iPad for my clients to review.  Very happy with that fix.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: wickidwombat on May 09, 2013, 07:09:02 PM
I Finally updated our 5Dmk3s
and i have to say wow what a difference to low light AF speed!
its massive!
Very happy here

No improvement on the red focus points - Booooo Hisss
No ability to customise the stupid rate button - Hope magic lantern can do something here instead since canon have no interest in being helpful

I tested it out with the 300 f4L and 2x TC and its all good with the f8 lens AF functions and works well even in very low light with this combo
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: jrista on May 09, 2013, 08:27:36 PM
No improvement on the red focus points - Booooo Hisss
No ability to customise the stupid rate button - Hope magic lantern can do something here instead since canon have no interest in being helpful

Well that sucks. :(
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: PhotographAdventure on May 09, 2013, 10:35:52 PM
I Finally updated our 5Dmk3s
and i have to say wow what a difference to low light AF speed!
its massive!
Very happy here

No improvement on the red focus points - Booooo Hisss
No ability to customise the stupid rate button - Hope magic lantern can do something here instead since canon have no interest in being helpful

I tested it out with the 300 f4L and 2x TC and its all good with the f8 lens AF functions and works well even in very low light with this combo

Does every 5D Mark III suffer from slow low light AF speed?
I don't notice any lag on mine.  I'm just wondering if I should even bother updating the firmware.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: East Wind Photography on May 09, 2013, 10:41:46 PM
14 bug fixes.  You should upgrade it.  The low light performance is important at VERY low light levels...like shooting in moonlight.  It is especially improved when you use a speed light and have to use the AF assist beam to illuminate and grab focus. I was going to say it's like night and day but ....

There were also a few other bugs fixed that could cause the camera to lock up or do weird things in certain conditions and that's something you dont want to stumble on when that once in a lifetime shot happens.

I Finally updated our 5Dmk3s
and i have to say wow what a difference to low light AF speed!
its massive!
Very happy here

No improvement on the red focus points - Booooo Hisss
No ability to customise the stupid rate button - Hope magic lantern can do something here instead since canon have no interest in being helpful

I tested it out with the 300 f4L and 2x TC and its all good with the f8 lens AF functions and works well even in very low light with this combo

Does every 5D Mark III suffer from slow low light AF speed?
I don't notice any lag on mine.  I'm just wondering if I should even bother updating the firmware.
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: East Wind Photography on May 09, 2013, 10:43:27 PM
You can customize it to "protect" mode! :o  I use that with the eye-fi to tag photos I want to send to my ipad.

No improvement on the red focus points - Booooo Hisss
No ability to customise the stupid rate button - Hope magic lantern can do something here instead since canon have no interest in being helpful

Well that sucks. :(
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: wickidwombat on May 10, 2013, 12:03:54 AM
14 bug fixes.  You should upgrade it.  The low light performance is important at VERY low light levels...like shooting in moonlight.  It is especially improved when you use a speed light and have to use the AF assist beam to illuminate and grab focus. I was going to say it's like night and day but ....

There were also a few other bugs fixed that could cause the camera to lock up or do weird things in certain conditions and that's something you dont want to stumble on when that once in a lifetime shot happens.

I Finally updated our 5Dmk3s
and i have to say wow what a difference to low light AF speed!
its massive!
Very happy here

No improvement on the red focus points - Booooo Hisss
No ability to customise the stupid rate button - Hope magic lantern can do something here instead since canon have no interest in being helpful

I tested it out with the 300 f4L and 2x TC and its all good with the f8 lens AF functions and works well even in very low light with this combo

Does every 5D Mark III suffer from slow low light AF speed?
I don't notice any lag on mine.  I'm just wondering if I should even bother updating the firmware.

yeah really low light and i'm talking iso 25,000 1/50 sec with the 300 + 2x TC @f8 and its still responsive!
not that i'd ever actually shoot like this but i just wanted to push it

with the 85 f1.4 its wicked fast in the same minimal light
Title: Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
Post by: M.ST on May 10, 2013, 01:15:53 AM
Update the firmware because a lot of errors reported in the first days are fixed after only a year. Great job Canon.

But why Canon don´t improve the JPG- and video quality? It´s a shame.