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5D Mk III Firmware, any news?
« on: April 02, 2013, 07:13:49 AM »
April has just arrived and the date for the new 5D Mk III firmware to address a few things like Autofocus at f8 should be released, let's see if Canon lives to expectation

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5D Mk III Firmware, any news?
« on: April 02, 2013, 07:13:49 AM »

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Re: 5D Mk III Firmware, any news?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2013, 07:46:20 AM »
They still have 28 more days.

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Re: 5D Mk III Firmware, any news?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013, 08:01:35 AM »
CR hasn't heard of anything new about this yet, as of now.
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Re: 5D Mk III Firmware, any news?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013, 08:20:31 AM »
Post from Canon Australia back in February says -

We are developing a solution to enhance the focusing feature for the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1DX and plan to release a firmware update based on following estimated schedule:

    EOS 5D Mark III: (estimated) Late April, 2013
    EOS-1DX: (estimated) Late May, 2013

Personally, I don't hold out much hope of it being on time or the focal point illumination being fixed given past history - it's been 6 months since it was announced!

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Re: 5D Mk III Firmware, any news?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2013, 10:41:46 AM »
of course the cool thing to do would be to hit the target date with a few surprise firmware tweaks, but i'm not holding my breath.

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Re: 5D Mk III Firmware, any news?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2013, 11:01:52 AM »
I was just coming here to ask the same question. Wedding season is coming and shortly I won't have any choice but to attempt to focus on people dancing in near complete darkness. Common red focus point illumination!

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Re: 5D Mk III Firmware, any news?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2013, 11:03:32 AM »
of course the cool thing to do would be to hit the target date with a few surprise firmware tweaks, but i'm not holding my breath.
Ya, like they did with the 7d!
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Re: 5D Mk III Firmware, any news?
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Re: 5D Mk III Firmware, any news?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2013, 11:58:28 AM »
It would be nice if they could release a new firmware upgrade in April, but I am not optimistic (either about timing or what will be included)

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Re: 5D Mk III Firmware, any news?
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2013, 12:08:38 PM »
Well let's hope they keep interest in making the 5D MK3 capable of focusing at f8, that's my main interest right now

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Re: 5D Mk III Firmware, any news?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2013, 12:18:09 PM »
Canon will market the release for as long as possible so I don't expect it until 4/30.

Post from Canon Australia back in February says -

We are developing a solution to enhance the focusing feature for the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1DX and plan to release a firmware update based on following estimated schedule:

    EOS 5D Mark III: (estimated) Late April, 2013
    EOS-1DX: (estimated) Late May, 2013

Personally, I don't hold out much hope of it being on time or the focal point illumination being fixed given past history - it's been 6 months since it was announced!

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Re: 5D Mk III Firmware, any news?
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2013, 12:19:03 PM »
No they will hold those until 7DII release!  :)


of course the cool thing to do would be to hit the target date with a few surprise firmware tweaks, but i'm not holding my breath.

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Re: 5D Mk III Firmware, any news?
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2013, 01:07:35 PM »
Regardless of when it gets here, if it's a worthy update, it will have been worth the wait! ;)
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Re: 5D Mk III Firmware, any news?
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2013, 01:42:53 PM »
 
Personally, I don't hold out much hope of it being on time or the focal point illumination being fixed
Hope for the worst ... good attitude, if it does get released on time be happy you got a bonus ;D
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Re: 5D Mk III Firmware, any news?
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2013, 01:44:01 PM »
Once they fix the minor issues with the 5D3, It's the perfect camera for me. Never need to upgrade.

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Re: 5D Mk III Firmware, any news?
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2013, 01:44:13 PM »
Regardless of when it gets here, if it's a worthy update, it will have been worth the wait! ;)
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Re: 5D Mk III Firmware, any news?
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2013, 01:44:13 PM »