April 16, 2014, 09:47:17 AM

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New firmware coming

Canon has posted a article in their forum indicating that a firmware fix for the 5D Mark III and the 1dx is being tested to speed up autofocus when using the AF assist liight on a Canon Speedlight.  Many users have noted that focus is slow to be achieved compared with older models.  A quote from their post is given below.


“Canon has confirmed that, depending upon the shooting conditions, it may take slightly longer for the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X digital SLR cameras to acquire focus when using the Speedlite’s AF Assist Beam, compared with that of the EOS 5D Mark II and 1dx digital SLR cameras using the Speedlite’s AF Assist Beam. We are developing a firmware update to enhance the focusing feature for the EOS 5D Mark III and the EOS-1D X. The schedule for release of this firmware update will be announced shortly.”


http://forums.usa.canon.com/t5/EOS/5D3-AF-assist-beam-slower-focus/m-p/13107#M1450



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So does this mean the next 5d3 firmware, which if I recall is supposed to be released in April, going to be delayed?
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Good news ;)

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Good news indeed
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So does this mean the next 5d3 firmware, which if I recall is supposed to be released in April, going to be delayed?
Maybe not ... if they can't get this one sorted by April, they may release another update at a later date ... I am hoping that Canon will stick to their original firmware update in April
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I've had to deal with this so this is good news! 

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Did they really just say what I think they said?

 It may take slightly longer for the EOS-1D X digital SLR cameras to acquire focus when using the Speedlite’s AF Assist Beam, compared with that of the 1dx digital SLR cameras using the Speedlite’s AF Assist Beam.    :o

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Did they really just say what I think they said?

 It may take slightly longer for the EOS-1D X digital SLR cameras to acquire focus when using the Speedlite’s AF Assist Beam, compared with that of the 1dx digital SLR cameras using the Speedlite’s AF Assist Beam.    :o

Hmmm, so I bought a 1DX not a 1D X or 1dx so am I okay?  :P
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The forum posts mentions EOS-1D Mark IV instead of 1dx.
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what takes them so long ? do they employ only one programmer?

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Great news fingers crossed.... :)
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Good they are fixing it, I can see why a fringe problem like using the newest Canon flash with the newest Canon cameras might have been missed in testing. Hopefully it will come out in April although with all the money they are charging for DSLR's they might want to hire another couple programmer monkeys to get this ball rolling.

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what takes them so long ? do they employ only one programmer?

Figuring out the exact fix, figuring out what other bits that may effect, and then lots and lots and lots of extensive tests, regression tests, non-automated tests, maybe sending it out to a few real, working photographers with a ton of experience and letting them test it for a short while just in case.
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Great! Now give us red AF points, 1080 at 50p, and focus peaking without the need of magic lantern.

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