Welcome everyone, I am a long time reader of CR, but never posted before. Been shooting photography since my dad first let me use his old AE-1 decades back. Though I haven't been as active as I used to as I've taken up another hobby (Triathlon) which is just as expensive, if not more so, my triathlon bike was $4K. Training for Ironman is a huge commitment of time that rarely lets in other activities. However, from time to time I do some action shots of my friends during a training ride while hanging out the back of a pickup truck. I've never been happy with the AF of the 5D2. So, with a nice return from Uncle Sam I order the 5D3 last week. It just came in yesterday, but I didn't get to play with but for 5 minutes last night. I have to admit that the shutter noise really is different from the 5D2 and had me looking if something was broken or loose, but all seems well. Last thing I looked at was the firmware, so that I could download a newer version if available. Low and behold, the camera shows that it has 1.2.0! Now, mind you it was nearly 1 in the morning when I was doing this, so I may have misread it. But I'll double check when I get home this evening and post a pic if it really is. I didn't know that we've been stuck at 1.1.3 since last year. I don't have an extender, so I can't verify the f/8 deal. But I can tell you that the focus points are still black, although they flashes red when the AF beeps that focus has been attained. Don't know if this is normal or not. If anyone has any question, I'll be happy to check tonight, if I am able to.