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Canon EOS 6D Firmware by June? [CR1]
« on: March 07, 2013, 09:09:56 AM »
Improvements coming?
We’re told that a firmware update for the EOS 6D will be coming in the May/June timeframe if things go to plan.

The biggest addition to the camera will be f/8 autofocus at the center point. The AI servo indicator may also be added.

The firmware will also include other bug fixes and tweaks.

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Canon EOS 6D Firmware by June? [CR1]
« on: March 07, 2013, 09:09:56 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware by June? [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 09:37:50 AM »
Hi,
   I was expecting the 6D to have F8 AF at center AF point since the center AF point is the most sensitive AF point in all Canon DSLR, but it didn't when launch.... so 6D was out on my next camera list. If they include the F8 AF in the next firmware update, I might be interested now.

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware by June? [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2013, 10:11:13 AM »
+1... exactly, I thought (and silently hoped) that that sensitive center point should be good for f8 AF... not that I would have such lens combo, but maybe one day, some telephoto + extender  ::)
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware by June? [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2013, 10:22:10 AM »
I wish it were a CR3 ;)

So if this does arrive my 5d3 and 6d both effectively have the same AF with a f/8 max aperture lens or will the 6d is still better in low light? Guess in such a scenario the only reason to keep using the 5d3 for birding would be the fps.
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware by June? [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2013, 10:29:25 AM »
I would like to see an improvement on wifi connection speed, it is very slow to discover pc-camera.
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware by June? [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2013, 01:30:47 PM »
f/8 autofocus would be a welcome addition for 6D owners, same with Servo AI confirmation, I know I'd love to see that happen. Here's hoping that we do get that firmware upgrade with those features!
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware by June? [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2013, 02:26:14 PM »
Pardon my ignorance, but what does the center focus point at f/8 acutally mean? 
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware by June? [CR1]
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware by June? [CR1]
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2013, 02:30:16 PM »
Pardon my ignorance, but what does the center focus point at f/8 acutally mean?

That the camera will autofocus with an f/8 lens attached (i.e. an f/5.6 lens with a 1.4x TC or an f/4 lens with a 2x TC).
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware by June? [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2013, 03:39:30 PM »
I'm hoping this is true.   Having f/8 auto focus could change some of my future lens buying choices.
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware by June? [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2013, 07:13:47 PM »
I really, really REALLY hope they switch the GPS setup so you can configure it to shut off after a timeout or when you turn the power switch off (unless you have GPS Logging enabled.)

Jeez loueezzz, the battery goes dead in 3-4 days if you leave GPS on in your bag with data logging off.  I want my spare battery to be a spare.  Not my main battery.

Only complaint about this otherwise LOVELY camera!

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware by June? [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2013, 08:05:49 AM »
CANON's recent strategy~~!!
Cripple some functions at first,
Competitor offers something better
An ANNOUCEMENT for a FIRMWARE
Loyal users still love CANON

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware by June? [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2013, 08:25:16 AM »
Kinda like games and DLCs nowadays, they just can't all arrive in one big package.
Well at-least Canon ain't charging anything for firmware updates, you just have to wait. LOL.
In the case of 6D though, if they have few "crippled" functions and can be activated via fws then I think its not all that bad is it?
But if I was one of the early adopters I would be furious, maybe a bit glad later on.
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware by June? [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2013, 10:05:33 AM »
Could this firmware address all the moire problems I read about?

on a completely different topic:  Why don't the new canon cameras have usb 3 or Thunderbolt?

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware by June? [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2013, 10:05:33 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware by June? [CR1]
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2013, 10:30:43 AM »
I really, really REALLY hope they switch the GPS setup so you can configure it to shut off after a timeout or when you turn the power switch off (unless you have GPS Logging enabled.)

Jeez loueezzz, the battery goes dead in 3-4 days if you leave GPS on in your bag with data logging off.  I want my spare battery to be a spare.  Not my main battery.

Only complaint about this otherwise LOVELY camera!

Jim in Boulder
IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?!
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware by June? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2013, 10:34:34 AM »
Yes,
ANY help with Moire in video would be much appreciated. It is embarrassing :-[
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware by June? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2013, 10:34:34 AM »