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Title: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: Canon Rumors on November 10, 2011, 10:00:30 PM

From Canon USA

Canon USAs site is showing download links to a new 5D Mark II firmware. Version 2.1.1. At the time of posting this, the download links do not work.


No release notes as to what the firmware will fix/add.


thanks Victor


cr 


Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: neuroanatomist on November 10, 2011, 10:05:59 PM
Odd (and wrong) that the posting date shows 11/3 - I was on that page and downloaded 2.0.9 this past Monday evening, 11/7.
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: FrutigerSans on November 10, 2011, 10:07:58 PM
Super Random, but when I saw the post, somehow the advertisement below seem to complement it.
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: Atomic Taco on November 11, 2011, 12:22:21 AM
Once the files are uploaded, these will be the direct links:
http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/2/0400045402EN/01/5d2-v211-win.zip
http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/2/0400045402EN/01/5d2-v211-mac.dmg

They don't work yet, but it's possible they might work before the link that takes you to the license page will.
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: rodw6rod on November 11, 2011, 12:36:37 AM
I have kind of a basic question.  Are the releases cumulative?  In other words, if you download and install the 3rd update release (for example), does the third release include the 1st and 2nd releases or do you have to do them in sequence?
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: aldvan on November 11, 2011, 01:17:57 AM
I have kind of a basic question.  Are the releases cumulative?  In other words, if you download and install the 3rd update release (for example), does the third release include the 1st and 2nd releases or do you have to do them in sequence?
Every new firmware release is complete and independent.
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: JackSw1ss on November 11, 2011, 03:08:09 AM
Odd (and wrong) that the posting date shows 11/3 - I was on that page and downloaded 2.0.9 this past Monday evening, 11/7.

Neuro what was the 2.0.9 about?
what were the news apported with the firmware?
TIA

Cheers
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: ianhar on November 11, 2011, 04:48:48 AM
I have kind of a basic question.  Are the releases cumulative?  In other words, if you download and install the 3rd update release (for example), does the third release include the 1st and 2nd releases or do you have to do them in sequence?
Every new firmware release is complete and independent.

Im not to sure but it should be cumulative that is the newer firmware should contain the previous one. Tha means if there is two firmware update and you didnt install the previous one you can just download and install the newer one without any problem. At least that is how i have done it before.
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: AG on November 11, 2011, 04:56:15 AM
Super Random, but when I saw the post, somehow the advertisement below seem to complement it.

Yeah the Adam Elmakias Pro Lens Bracelets. Just add that air of class :)

Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: liv_img on November 11, 2011, 06:18:43 AM
That's a shame: so many firmware with new functionalities and updates for that prosumer camera, and almost any for the professional and expensive 1D IV: the only EOS still without manual sound control.
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: surfing_geek on November 11, 2011, 07:15:05 AM
That's a shame: so many firmware with new functionalities and updates for that prosumer camera, and almost any for the professional and expensive 1D IV: the only EOS still without manual sound control.


My 400D doesn't have manual sound control  ;)
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: ghosh9691 on November 11, 2011, 07:42:53 AM
Odd (and wrong) that the posting date shows 11/3 - I was on that page and downloaded 2.0.9 this past Monday evening, 11/7.

The page does currently show the new firmware but the download link takes you nowhere :-)
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: neuroanatomist on November 11, 2011, 07:58:17 AM
Yes, the updates are cumulative.  So, if you're running 2.0.4 on your 5DII and you install 2.1.1 (when available), it will include the changes in 2.0.8, 2.0.9, etc.

Neuro what was the 2.0.9 about?

Supposedly, "Improves writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards." However, it also improved performance with fast UDMA6 cards.  In some testing I performed recently (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,2047.msg42417.html#msg42417), a SanDisk Extreme Pro 90 MB/s card on a 5DII with 2.0.8 was barely faster than an old 20 MB/s card.  With 2.0.9, the 90 MB/s card outperformed (albeit slightly) a 60 MB/s card.
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: richy on November 11, 2011, 08:05:09 AM
4k video anyone ;-) It will probably fix a few misspelt menu options in Latvian and or Aluet. It would be awesome to see something big but the .1.1 tends to suggest minor tweaks, anything major would likely have demanded a .2.0

Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: Benjamin Mateos on November 11, 2011, 09:40:00 AM
For those interested... In Canon UK site you have the firmware changelog.

http://www.canon.co.uk/Support/Consumer_Products/products/cameras/Digital_SLR/EOS_5D_Mark_II.aspx?faqtcmuri=tcm:14-785453&page=1&type=important

FAQ: EOS 5D Mark II Latest firmware update

Issue



We have found the following 2 phenomena in cameras with firmware version 2.0.9.
1.
Shooting stops after capturing one image when in continuous shooting or the Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) continuous shooting setting.

2.
Misspellings in the menu screens displayed in Dutch language.



 Answer :



Firmware version 2.1.1 incorporates the following fixes and improvements:
1.
Fixes a phenomenon where shooting stops after capturing one image when in continuous shooting or the Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) continuous shooting setting.

2.
Corrects misspellings in the menu screens displayed in Dutch language.



Important:

Firmware Version 2.1.1 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 2.0.9. If the camera's firmware is already version 2.1.1, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
 

Preparations for the firmware update:

Windows
 After the downloaded compressed file (.zip) is extracted, a firmware folder is created.*Extracting the downloaded file: Right-click the zip file, and then select Extract All to extract the file.

Macintosh
 After the downloaded compressed file (.dmg file) is extracted, a firmware folder is created. *Extracting the downloaded file: The downloaded folder is automatically extracted, and a firmware folder is created. If the download folder cannot be automatically extracted, double-click the folder.

The extracted folder contains the firmware (file name: 5D200211.FIR, file size: 9,754,588 bytes) and instructions on the firmware update procedures (a PDF file in five languages: Japanese, English, French, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese). Before starting the firmware update operations, please be sure to confirm the contents of the download and read through the instructions.


Firmware:

The firmware is available for Windows and Mac.

Links are not working there either yet.
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: LetTheRightLensIn on November 11, 2011, 12:54:51 PM
wow, so boring.

I was hoping they'd at least toss us a bone and simply outline the histogram box so you can actually see where it ends when shooting outside of a dark lab. But Canon made the change to remove the box and since Canon never makes a mistake I guess we will never get this important and trivial to fix issue ever fixed for any body....
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: infared on November 11, 2011, 01:24:08 PM
How about auto bracketing more than 3 stops in 2011 on my $2500 (state-of-the-art), camera body. My consumer MFT camera has that beat by two brackets.  So embarrassing, Canon. Really.
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: Caps18 on November 11, 2011, 04:11:37 PM
So, should I finally upgrade?  I am running 1. something from over 2 years ago.  Besides 24 frame video, do you gain a lot?
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: mccrum on November 11, 2011, 04:26:03 PM
So, should I finally upgrade?  I am running 1. something from over 2 years ago.  Besides 24 frame video, do you gain a lot?
Yes, manual control for audio and video alone is totally worth it!  I always considered 24p a bonus in that release.
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: awinphoto on November 11, 2011, 05:18:29 PM
That's a shame: so many firmware with new functionalities and updates for that prosumer camera, and almost any for the professional and expensive 1D IV: the only EOS still without manual sound control.


My 400D doesn't have manual sound control  ;)

Neither does the 7D... then again the 7d does 720 HD so I suppose I should count my blessings...
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: Brad_Randmark on November 11, 2011, 07:45:16 PM
The 2.1.1 link appears to be removed from the website.  I think it will re-appear Monday as a valid link.
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: Brad_Randmark on November 11, 2011, 07:53:28 PM
Thank you for finding this.
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: pelebel on November 12, 2011, 11:41:11 AM
Personnally I won't try much hard to find it and install it until Canon releases it more officially. Reason is, maybe it was buggy!

And knowing what changes appear, I'm not so excited!
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: LetTheRightLensIn on November 12, 2011, 01:09:18 PM
So, should I finally upgrade?  I am running 1. something from over 2 years ago.  Besides 24 frame video, do you gain a lot?

certainly the latest one officially up on the site
if you have the very very first one that would even mean you'd still have the black dots issues nevermind no 24p and no manual audio and at some point they fixed the sraw formats a bit too.
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on November 13, 2011, 11:26:47 AM
I only did one firmware update to my 5D MK II, and that was about December 2008 or early 2009, not long after I got it.  Nothing else that affected or interested me has happened since, so I missed out on the updates that caused user issues as well as the ones that subsequently fixed them.  If they ever release a update that affects me, I can jump straight to it and I'll get all those updates made over the last three years with it.
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: DARSON on November 13, 2011, 01:12:36 PM
Canon U.S.A removed firmware availability from download section.
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: jguerdat on November 14, 2011, 05:22:11 PM
Just downloaded and installed 2.1.1 from the USA website.
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: ferdi on November 15, 2011, 03:41:21 AM
It's back online indeed.

Get it from http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/slr_cameras/eos_5d_mark_ii?selectedName=DriversAndSoftware (http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/slr_cameras/eos_5d_mark_ii?selectedName=DriversAndSoftware)

Or use a direct link:

Windows: http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/4/0400000454/01/5d2-v211-win.zip (http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/4/0400000454/01/5d2-v211-win.zip)
Mac: http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/5/0400000455/01/5d2-v211-mac.dmg (http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/5/0400000455/01/5d2-v211-mac.dmg)
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: donkom on November 15, 2011, 09:46:55 AM
Just updated without problems. It's a shame that whenever there is a firmware update posted, that a little voice inside me is hoping gleefully that there will be some added feature. Ah well.
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: J. McCabe on November 15, 2011, 10:21:35 AM
Just updated without problems. It's a shame that whenever there is a firmware update posted, that a little voice inside me is hoping gleefully that there will be some added feature. Ah well.

I haven't used cameras 'back then', but my impression is film bodies were never (or very rarely) upgraded with new features, and things are worse today, as manufacturors expect people to treat camera bodies as disposable products replaced by new models every so often (read: so new features would be added to new cameras, encouraging owners to dispose of the old cameras in favour of new ones).
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: neuroanatomist on November 15, 2011, 10:26:27 AM
so new features would be added to new cameras, encouraging owners to dispose of the old cameras in favour of new ones

That's exactly the case.  It's why the T3i/600D has a user-selectable range for Auto ISO, whereas the 7D and even the 5DII's Auto ISO ranges are fixed.
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: Meh on November 15, 2011, 10:41:39 AM
Just updated without problems. It's a shame that whenever there is a firmware update posted, that a little voice inside me is hoping gleefully that there will be some added feature. Ah well.

I haven't used cameras 'back then', but my impression is film bodies were never (or very rarely) upgraded with new features, and things are worse today, as manufacturors expect people to treat camera bodies as disposable products replaced by new models every so often (read: so new features would be added to new cameras, encouraging owners to dispose of the old cameras in favour of new ones).

Any manufacturer would certainly drool at consumers disposing of products annually and buying new :p

Digital imaging technology is still fairly new so there have been huge advancements from one generation to the next causing past models to become somewhat obsolete quickly.  I think the pace of development though is slowing down so until there is some new breakthrough (which is quite possible) consumers will be more likely to skip a few new models between upgrades.  Even still, the upgrade mania is more prevalent at the low to middle models and in many cases the previous units may be disposed of.  The top models, having the best tech at the time of release, have a much longer useful life and will find uses as second bodies or be sold to someone not wanting to invest in the latest and greatest.  For example, lots of pros still using a 5D I think?
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: mccrum on November 15, 2011, 03:18:44 PM
so new features would be added to new cameras, encouraging owners to dispose of the old cameras in favour of new ones

That's exactly the case.  It's why the T3i/600D has a user-selectable range for Auto ISO, whereas the 7D and even the 5DII's Auto ISO ranges are fixed.
I would like to meet the kind of person who sells their 5Dii for a 60D just to get user selectable range for their ISO.  I would meet them and become their best friend and buy all their castoff gear when the next thing came out.

I see your point but the auto ISO example is kind of stretching it.  There is no other FF option for people not willing to spend over five grand.
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: neuroanatomist on November 15, 2011, 03:37:36 PM
Point is, it's a new feature relative to the 5DII. They won't give it to the 5DII via a firmware update, even though there's no reason, other than marketing, not to. But, the 5DIII will have it.
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: donkom on November 16, 2011, 08:38:36 AM
Your justifications do not silence that little voice - Canon updated and added many features on the 5DII in the past (because no product in its class in the foreseeable future could deliver those features - I get that), which gave me lingering hope for more to come.
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: AshtonNekolah on February 11, 2012, 03:49:26 PM
Haven't seen this in months, but its about time :D
Title: Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
Post by: photalian on March 30, 2012, 10:57:11 AM
Did you guys update to 2.1.2 yet?  I still have 2.0.7 on my 5D2