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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Coming April 30, 2013
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2013, 10:25:05 AM »
still no news for 1D C 25p firmware...

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Coming April 30, 2013
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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Coming April 30, 2013
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2013, 10:37:42 AM »
So this update does not address the issue with AF-assist beam lag. Is that a separate update?

I was wondering this myself as the Canon website does not specifically mention this.  I thought that this was one of the big driving issues for a firmware update so I find it odd it's not in included. 

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Coming April 30, 2013
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2013, 10:38:31 AM »
Anyone else notice that exposure simulation doesn't work at all during liveview when in HDR mode? It's an inconvenience having to constantly switch HDR on and off to shoot from room to room when doing real estate photography.

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Coming April 30, 2013
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2013, 10:44:14 AM »
So this update does not address the issue with AF-assist beam lag. Is that a separate update?

I was wondering this myself as the Canon website does not specifically mention this.  I thought that this was one of the big driving issues for a firmware update so I find it odd it's not in included.
First, it was f/8 AF then the clean HDMI out.  Canon has also said they will update the AF-Assist issue, but it came later, and will likely be rolled up in a furure update.

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Coming April 30, 2013
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2013, 11:08:48 AM »
From Canon USA's site:

Product Advisories
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Affected Products
EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera
EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera

Details
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 EOS-1D Mark IV digital SLR cameras using the Speedlite's AF Assist Beam.

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

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

So this update does not address the issue with AF-assist beam lag. Is that a separate update?

I was wondering this myself as the Canon website does not specifically mention this.  I thought that this was one of the big driving issues for a firmware update so I find it odd it's not in included.
First, it was f/8 AF then the clean HDMI out.  Canon has also said they will update the AF-Assist issue, but it came later, and will likely be rolled up in a furure update.

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Coming April 30, 2013
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2013, 11:14:40 AM »
From Canon USA's site:

Product Advisories
Thank you for using Canon products.

Affected Products
EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera
EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera

Details
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 EOS-1D Mark IV digital SLR cameras using the Speedlite's AF Assist Beam.

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

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

So this update does not address the issue with AF-assist beam lag. Is that a separate update?

I was wondering this myself as the Canon website does not specifically mention this.  I thought that this was one of the big driving issues for a firmware update so I find it odd it's not in included.
First, it was f/8 AF then the clean HDMI out.  Canon has also said they will update the AF-Assist issue, but it came later, and will likely be rolled up in a furure update.
Ha!  I was just getting ready to post that!  Good job!  I'll schedule the update on my 5d3 for later in May... give everyone a chance to test drive it now that Canon is done test driving it!
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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Coming April 30, 2013
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2013, 12:03:43 PM »
I'm looking forward to the f/8 autofocus, although I have admittedly been cheating by using a third-party teleconverter to achieve f/8 autofocus at times. The camera is very much capable of doing so, and I'm glad that Canon is doing this. It opens some new doors for me as far as super-telephoto lenses are concerned.

Not that I can afford any more long glass, but it would be nice to someday throw the 500/4 II and a 2X teleconverter on with a light graphite tripod and go shooting out in the woods and field.

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Coming April 30, 2013
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2013, 12:03:43 PM »

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Coming April 30, 2013
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2013, 12:13:15 PM »
What makes you think they tested it?  LOL!

From Canon USA's site:

Product Advisories
Thank you for using Canon products.

Affected Products
EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera
EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera

Details
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 EOS-1D Mark IV digital SLR cameras using the Speedlite's AF Assist Beam.

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

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

So this update does not address the issue with AF-assist beam lag. Is that a separate update?

I was wondering this myself as the Canon website does not specifically mention this.  I thought that this was one of the big driving issues for a firmware update so I find it odd it's not in included.
First, it was f/8 AF then the clean HDMI out.  Canon has also said they will update the AF-Assist issue, but it came later, and will likely be rolled up in a furure update.
Ha!  I was just getting ready to post that!  Good job!  I'll schedule the update on my 5d3 for later in May... give everyone a chance to test drive it now that Canon is done test driving it!

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Coming April 30, 2013
« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2013, 12:23:14 PM »
Anyone know of some good (cheaper) video recorders to use with that clean HDMI out that would be better than the compressed video on the SD card?


yes.  Atomos Ninjia2 is a bit on the expensive side; the alternative will be Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder at $327.75, which does not have a monitor, but will do the work.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/841023-REG/Blackmagic_Design_HYPERD_PT2_HyperDeck_Shuttle_2_SSD.html
« Last Edit: April 18, 2013, 12:25:10 PM by charlesqian »

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Coming April 30, 2013
« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2013, 12:37:14 PM »
AF at f8. YES! So in May I can have effective 140-560mm! :)
Wonder how much it will slow down the AF.

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Coming April 30, 2013
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2013, 12:55:44 PM »
Likely considerably.  You also have to consider that it's possible the 2XIII may move your focus out of AFMA adjustment range.  I had that issue in a 1DX recently.  -20 was not enough.   Will it be the same on my 5DIII?  We'll see in May!  The capability is just that.  No one promised ideal capability.

AF at f8. YES! So in May I can have effective 140-560mm! :)
Wonder how much it will slow down the AF.

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Coming April 30, 2013
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2013, 01:03:50 PM »
Likely considerably.  You also have to consider that it's possible the 2XIII may move your focus out of AFMA adjustment range.  I had that issue in a 1DX recently.  -20 was not enough.   Will it be the same on my 5DIII?  We'll see in May!  The capability is just that.  No one promised ideal capability.

AF at f8. YES! So in May I can have effective 140-560mm! :)
Wonder how much it will slow down the AF.
I guess I'll find out in two weeks :)
Btw, I have the 1.4xIII not the 2xIII... Hence the 100-400 goes to 140-560...
And if it goes beyond -20 (or +20) the camera, 100-400 and the 1.4xIII will need to go to canon for calibration. I hope not!

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Coming April 30, 2013
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2013, 01:46:50 PM »
Likely considerably.  You also have to consider that it's possible the 2XIII may move your focus out of AFMA adjustment range.  I had that issue in a 1DX recently.  -20 was not enough.   Will it be the same on my 5DIII?  We'll see in May!  The capability is just that.  No one promised ideal capability.

AF at f8. YES! So in May I can have effective 140-560mm! :)
Wonder how much it will slow down the AF.
I guess I'll find out in two weeks :)
Btw, I have the 1.4xIII not the 2xIII... Hence the 100-400 goes to 140-560...
And if it goes beyond -20 (or +20) the camera, 100-400 and the 1.4xIII will need to go to canon for calibration. I hope not!

I doubt you will be happy with the IQ with 2x

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Coming April 30, 2013
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2013, 01:46:50 PM »

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Coming April 30, 2013
« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2013, 02:56:23 PM »
Anyone know of some good (cheaper) video recorders to use with that clean HDMI out that would be better than the compressed video on the SD card?


Not cheap, but one of the best:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/858661-REG/ATOMOS_ATOMNJA002_Ninja_2.html


What's your opinion on the Black Magic recorders that you can pop SSD drives in/out of?

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Coming April 30, 2013
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2013, 03:03:52 PM »
Ha ha!  Lol!  I didn't say they were done testing it!  In fact, I'm sure they're not!  lol! 

What makes you think they tested it?  LOL!

From Canon USA's site:

Product Advisories
Thank you for using Canon products.

Affected Products
EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera
EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera

Details
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 EOS-1D Mark IV digital SLR cameras using the Speedlite's AF Assist Beam.

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

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

So this update does not address the issue with AF-assist beam lag. Is that a separate update?

I was wondering this myself as the Canon website does not specifically mention this.  I thought that this was one of the big driving issues for a firmware update so I find it odd it's not in included.
First, it was f/8 AF then the clean HDMI out.  Canon has also said they will update the AF-Assist issue, but it came later, and will likely be rolled up in a furure update.
Ha!  I was just getting ready to post that!  Good job!  I'll schedule the update on my 5d3 for later in May... give everyone a chance to test drive it now that Canon is done test driving it!
Ken

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Coming April 30, 2013
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2013, 03:03:52 PM »