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Asking for 5D III firmware improvements
« on: November 29, 2012, 02:13:14 PM »
Hello everybody

I own a 5D III and I'm very frustrated with some limitation that could be easily fixed with a firmware upgrade. For example auto ISO!!!! I wont exposure compensation in manual mode with auto ISO and I want to be able to set shutter speed faster than 1/250 in Av!!! The cheapest Nikon can do that from years  >:(!!! Canon what are you waiting for?

The question is: is it possible to make a wish list in this forum for the next firmware upgrade? Maybe Canon engineers will read it and listen to users needs

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Asking for 5D III firmware improvements
« on: November 29, 2012, 02:13:14 PM »

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Re: Asking for 5D III firmware improvements
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 04:02:42 PM »
1. AF focus speed with Speedlites

2. Blink AF point fix

3. f/8 Focusing

Its funny because the 5D3 61-point AF is fantastic while also being wretched at the same time.

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Re: Asking for 5D III firmware improvements
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 04:27:45 PM »
OK, this is the spirit, keep on writing, someone at Canon will listen!!!  :)

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Re: Asking for 5D III firmware improvements
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 04:29:52 PM »

Let they put some more DR too.  ;)
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Re: Asking for 5D III firmware improvements
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 04:39:03 PM »

Let they put some more DR too.  ;)

Would be nice but we have to wait the 5D mk4 for this!!!  ;)    (Maybe Canon should buy sensors from Sony  :o)

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Re: Asking for 5D III firmware improvements
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012, 06:03:34 PM »
my wish list is when I take a picture, it makes my models look skinnier, younger, and more vibrant...  Also for it to make my coffee in the mornings and dont forget the scrambled eggs. 
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Re: Asking for 5D III firmware improvements
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012, 06:06:36 PM »
The circle in the viewfinder that is basically the spot metering circle, it needs to be bolder or red.  I loose it in the frame sometimes.  And yes, I know it's always in the middle, but it's nice to be able to see it with ease.  Like the scope of a gun. 
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Re: Asking for 5D III firmware improvements
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012, 06:06:36 PM »

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Re: Asking for 5D III firmware improvements
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2012, 06:09:23 PM »
The circle in the viewfinder that is basically the spot metering circle, it needs to be bolder or red.  I loose it in the frame sometimes.  And yes, I know it's always in the middle, but it's nice to be able to see it with ease.  Like the scope of a gun.

Actually...I'll take spot linked metering...but I know that's reserved for 1D's, so :(
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Re: Asking for 5D III firmware improvements
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2012, 06:29:21 PM »
Just 1 request...

Please oh please take a look at the AF beam assist focus.

Maybe as a little Xmas present? I will be a good boy for the rest of the year, if you can fix this one thing for me :)

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Re: Asking for 5D III firmware improvements
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2012, 06:35:52 PM »
I want to be able to set shutter speed faster than 1/250 in Av
You mean with non-HS flash modes?  If so, that's a hardware restriction...

Some more control over auto-ISO would be nice, but most of all I wish that they would include an intervalometer (like used to be included in the G-series, until marketing decreed that it should require the purchase of an ungainly and awkward external trigger...).

Overall though, I think the 5DIII firmware is pretty good - they removed a lot of idiotic restrictions on the 5DII (like bracketing options), and it is rare that I find myself needing something it does not do.

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Re: Asking for 5D III firmware improvements
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2012, 07:01:00 PM »
Maybe we should start this topic on Canon's official forum site:-
http://forums.usa.canon.com/
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Re: Asking for 5D III firmware improvements
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2012, 09:09:47 PM »
If the hardware will support it, I would be most pleased to have a 1200 fps (or faster) video capability, even if it necessitated as little as 320x240 resolution (if needed to reduce the readout/data move time).

High speed video is just so ridiculously expensive...


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Re: Asking for 5D III firmware improvements
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2012, 10:03:29 PM »
Also fix the issue when you remove a memory card and put it back in that it switches to the other card even when camera power is off!  I think they fixed this on the 1DX but the 5DIII was left in the dust....

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Re: Asking for 5D III firmware improvements
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2012, 04:18:25 PM »
The circle in the viewfinder that is basically the spot metering circle, it needs to be bolder or red.  I loose it in the frame sometimes.  And yes, I know it's always in the middle, but it's nice to be able to see it with ease.  Like the scope of a gun.

Actually...I'll take spot linked metering...but I know that's reserved for 1D's, so :(

I thnk you need to read my post again. 
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Re: Asking for 5D III firmware improvements
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2012, 06:21:34 PM »
Also fix the issue when you remove a memory card and put it back in that it switches to the other card even when camera power is off!  I think they fixed this on the 1DX but the 5DIII was left in the dust....
^^ Agreed! Keep CF as main until you switch it. I would think the auto switch feature could wait til you try composing a shot to switch it to SD.
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Re: Asking for 5D III firmware improvements
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2012, 06:21:34 PM »