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Canon EOS 6D Service Advisory
« on: December 06, 2012, 09:18:10 AM »
From Canon USA:
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We have identified a phenomenon which prevents movie files shot using Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR Cameras from being played back on YouTube.

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EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera

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  • While we continue to investigate this phenomenon, please follow the instructions outlined below to upload Canon EOS 6D movie files to YouTube. After our investigation is complete, we will make an update to this announcement.
  • Download the movie file(s) from the EOS 6D camera to your computer.
  • Start ImageBrowser EX, an application bundled with the EOS 6D.
  • After selecting the movie file(s) to be uploaded, select [Edit Movies] in the [Edit] tab from the menu bar of ImageBrowser EX.
  • “MovieEdit Task” will start. Save the movie using the [Save] menu on the screen.
  • Upload the saved movie to YouTube.

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Canon EOS 6D Service Advisory
« on: December 06, 2012, 09:18:10 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Service Advisory
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 10:13:16 AM »
I was sure the first service advisory would only issued after 2 weeks after general delivery (i.e. mid-December) - we should have taken a poll :-p ... my suggestion for the next one:

From Canon USA:
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We have identified multiple problems with a deliberately crippled firmware and will enable hdr raw files, unlimited min. exposure time, exposure correction in full manual and full customization. We also enabled 1/8000s shutter speed, 1/200s x-sync and higher fps by simply changing the limits in the firmware.

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EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera

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  • Please use the most recent firmware update to solve all issues.

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Service Advisory
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2012, 12:33:34 PM »
What the heck is wrong with companies these days?

Whatever happened to deny any issue exists until it's totally fixed, then release a firmware update quietly?

Geeze where did these people go to business school? :D
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Service Advisory
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2012, 12:38:27 PM »
From Canon USA:
Thank you for using Canon products.

Phenomenon
We have identified multiple problems with a deliberately crippled firmware and will enable hdr raw files, unlimited min. exposure time, exposure correction in full manual and full customization. We also enabled 1/8000s shutter speed, 1/200s x-sync and higher fps by simply changing the limits in the firmware.

Affected Product
EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera

Support
  • Please use the most recent firmware update to solve all issues.
  • To obtain the most recent firmware update, visit the Canon Direct Store (shop.usa.canon.com), enter EOS 6D Firmware Update into the search field, and add the item to your cart

You forgot the part in red.  Expect a hefty credit card bill...   :P
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Service Advisory
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012, 01:11:06 PM »
    Whatever happened to deny any issue exists until it's totally fixed, then release a firmware update quietly?
    Geeze where did these people go to business school? :D

    They attended marketing and learned ... that ... if you create enough fuzz about non-issues people will be too busy to see the real problems through the smoke screen (like the lack of any sdk for the wifi link, so essentially you're stuck with the Canon p&s app) :-)

    • To obtain the most recent firmware update, visit the Canon Direct Store (shop.usa.canon.com), enter EOS 6D Firmware Update into the search field, and add the item to your cart


    I for one actually would like paid firmware feature upgrades better than non at all - firmware is basically a software, and people who keep working on it after initial release deserve some $$$, that's how it works for the rest of the software world. I know this has been discussed before, but I still think a company doing more feature upgrades or innovations in formware would have a market advantage - the reactions to the 7d update proves that the customer base is more forgiving for big flaws when given small favors.[/list]

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    Re: Canon EOS 6D Service Advisory
    « Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 05:31:11 PM »
    I am losing respect for companies pushing products out before testing properly. Why can't they do like Honda? I know its been going on for a while with companies, prob since the beginning of time but social media like these forums catch fire over this type of stuff. I was ever so lucky to be a first 1dm3 owner that had shutter and focus issues. I didn't have major problems but still had the recall. Seriously if Canon weren't so big and the fact that other companies also fail like this they would be out of business. I felt shame for the same thing happening in a company i used to work for where i found an issue and they said well if the customer complains we will address it then. Seriously, made me sick to my stomach that I had to send product out that i wouldn't buy knowing the issues. All for the almighty dollar.
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    Re: Canon EOS 6D Service Advisory
    « Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 05:54:16 PM »

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    You've picked exactly the wrong company to hold up as an example of purity.

    I worked for Honda and read internal technical papers acknowledging problems I knew existed as an owner before I worked there. And they had no intention of correcting them -- in those or any subsequent models. There are no companies that will universally treat the customer with fairness and honesty.



    I am losing respect for companies pushing products out before testing properly. Why can't they do like Honda? I know its been going on for a while with companies, prob since the beginning of time but social media like these forums catch fire over this type of stuff. I was ever so lucky to be a first 1dm3 owner that had shutter and focus issues. I didn't have major problems but still had the recall. Seriously if Canon weren't so big and the fact that other companies also fail like this they would be out of business. I felt shame for the same thing happening in a company i used to work for where i found an issue and they said well if the customer complains we will address it then. Seriously, made me sick to my stomach that I had to send product out that i wouldn't buy knowing the issues. All for the almighty dollar.
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    Re: Canon EOS 6D Service Advisory
    « Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 05:54:16 PM »

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    Re: Canon EOS 6D Service Advisory
    « Reply #7 on: December 06, 2012, 06:12:08 PM »
    Quote
    I was sure the first service advisory would only issued after 2 weeks after general delivery (i.e. mid-December) - we should have taken a poll :-p ... my suggestion for the next one:

    Hey, at least it wasn't:
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    Re: Canon EOS 6D Service Advisory
    « Reply #8 on: December 06, 2012, 07:18:06 PM »
    It would not be so bad if it was a rare occurrence, but such problems have happened to every single Canon DSLR camera they have released recently (don't know about the P+S).

    It is almost as if they are using the customers as guinea pigs.

    They definitely need to improve their product testing. I think anyone that pre-orders a Canon camera right now is absolutely mad. Might as well wait until they find the problems after release and then buy once they fix them!

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    Re: Canon EOS 6D Service Advisory
    « Reply #9 on: December 06, 2012, 07:46:13 PM »
    You've picked exactly the wrong company to hold up as an example of purity.

    I worked for Honda and read internal technical papers acknowledging problems I knew existed as an owner before I worked there. And they had no intention of correcting them -- in those or any subsequent models. There are no companies that will universally treat the customer with fairness and honesty.

    It just reminds me of that line from Fight Club whenever i hear this...

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    Re: Canon EOS 6D Service Advisory
    « Reply #10 on: December 06, 2012, 08:57:13 PM »
    We also enabled 1/8000s shutter speed, 1/200s x-sync and higher fps by simply changing the limits in the firmware.

    Sadly I don't think they can do that...  The max shutter and x-sync are likely limitations of the cheaper/simpler hardware used - I suspect it's the same deal for the D600's max shutter speed.  The other things would be nice to get unlocked though - but hey every company cripples their lower end firmware - at least we have ML.
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    Re: Canon EOS 6D Service Advisory
    « Reply #11 on: December 06, 2012, 09:14:18 PM »
    Well, I can think of worse post-launch problems.

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    Re: Canon EOS 6D Service Advisory
    « Reply #12 on: December 06, 2012, 11:30:30 PM »
    I am losing respect for companies pushing products out before testing properly. Why can't they do like Honda? I know its been going on for a while with companies, prob since the beginning of time but social media like these forums catch fire over this type of stuff. I was ever so lucky to be a first 1dm3 owner that had shutter and focus issues. I didn't have major problems but still had the recall. Seriously if Canon weren't so big and the fact that other companies also fail like this they would be out of business. I felt shame for the same thing happening in a company i used to work for where i found an issue and they said well if the customer complains we will address it then. Seriously, made me sick to my stomach that I had to send product out that i wouldn't buy knowing the issues. All for the almighty dollar.
    I used to work in Quality Assurance for a really high end manufacturing company about 7 years ago. All we did was talk about how amazing toyota was at manufacturing and how they were the company to try to emulate.
    Fast forward a few years, and they are plagued by recalls. It's not always as it seems in manufacturing and a certain amount of product failure is always expected. If you spend all your time making a perfect product with zero problems ever, then you will go out of business because of product manufacturing costs. There has to be a balance, It's just the harsh reality of it all.
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    Re: Canon EOS 6D Service Advisory
    « Reply #12 on: December 06, 2012, 11:30:30 PM »

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    Re: Canon EOS 6D Service Advisory
    « Reply #13 on: December 06, 2012, 11:44:39 PM »
    I used to work in Quality Assurance for a really high end manufacturing company about 7 years ago. All we did was talk about how amazing toyota was at manufacturing and how they were the company to try to emulate.
    Fast forward a few years, and they are plagued by recalls. It's not always as it seems in manufacturing and a certain amount of product failure is always expected. If you spend all your time making a perfect product with zero problems ever, then you will go out of business because of product manufacturing costs. There has to be a balance, It's just the harsh reality of it all.

    Very true. But I cannot think of a DSLR camera that Canon has released recently that did not have an issue. So it is not just one model, or an out of the blue occurrence, but something that seems to be a serious issue at Canon.

    A lot of people have mentioned car companies. Those recalls only happen from time to time. If they had to recall or service every single new launch model people would quickly move away.

    I think it is truly appalling and Canon must have a serious look at their testing procedures, cos obviously when there are issues with the 5D III, 1D X and now the 6D - plus some others I cannot remember then something is going very wrong somewhere.
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    Re: Canon EOS 6D Service Advisory
    « Reply #14 on: December 07, 2012, 03:56:08 AM »
    We also enabled 1/8000s shutter speed, 1/200s x-sync and higher fps by simply changing the limits in the firmware.
    Sadly I don't think they can do that...  The max shutter and x-sync are likely limitations of the cheaper/simpler hardware used.

    Somehow I don't think so, this isn't 1980 anymore - at least the lower x-sync really looks like it's set my marketing to be below the 5d3 - I'd suspect the same for the shutter cycles & shutter speed.

    at least we have ML.

    Do we? Until the first 6d firmware upgrade is out and someone @ml had a look at it, there's no way of telling if ml will run on the 6d at all. I'm positive since Canon seldom makes big changes to their firmware, but still it's a possibility.

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    Re: Canon EOS 6D Service Advisory
    « Reply #14 on: December 07, 2012, 03:56:08 AM »