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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2013, 02:57:39 PM »
I waited almost 9 months ... so I can wait another 9 days ... No need for me to send it to Canon service center
Indeed!

Indeed.... unless you have something to shoot that will be over in another 9 days. And then no longer indeed. I will try to see if the local Canon service has it. I'm afraid 9 more days will be 4-5 too late for something.

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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2013, 02:57:39 PM »

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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2013, 08:49:31 PM »
"Various reports" suggest that there are more than one - has anyone heard of other reports of firmware v1.2.1 in the wild? Or is this all based on a post by a single user who then is unable test if any of the new additions really are there (none of the other posters who has received their 5Dmk3 back from a Canon service center in the same period has the new firmware)

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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2013, 10:01:34 PM »
In fact if a company updated somebody's software without their consent even if it was released, they could be sued...
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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2013, 10:31:38 PM »
In fact if a company updated somebody's software without their consent even if it was released, they could be sued...

And what exactly would the damages be? 

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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2013, 10:41:08 PM »
"Various reports" suggest that there are more than one - has anyone heard of other reports of firmware v1.2.1 in the wild? Or is this all based on a post by a single user who then is unable test if any of the new additions really are there (none of the other posters who has received their 5Dmk3 back from a Canon service center in the same period has the new firmware)
There have been several, including some posted here, and videos taken with the new firmware.  Users have reported finding it on their new cameras as well.

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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2013, 11:42:58 PM »
It's curious why, if they're updating bodies in their Service Centers with this new firmware, they haven't already posted it on their website. I have a big shoot coming up this week, and would have liked to run the camera through its paces with this new code. Oh well.
A very valid point. One can hand off a Beta, but you would not update somebody's software (or firmware) without their consent. In fact if a company updated somebody's software without their consent even if it was released, they could be sued...

That said, I am sure there are new versions are in the wild. There has to be a larger group doing a Beta test before release. If they shifted the date till the end of this month, there has to be a reason to re-validate the working of a fix (or three).

Wondering why you say this. Who would be upset to have a newer/better firmware?
And how are you and your lovely wife?

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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2013, 11:44:20 PM »
I waited almost 9 months ... so I can wait another 9 days ... No need for me to send it to Canon service center

:) :)
True unless someone was going on a photo trip just this very day..

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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2013, 11:44:20 PM »

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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2013, 12:11:46 AM »
I waited almost 9 months ... so I can wait another 9 days ... No need for me to send it to Canon service center
Indeed!

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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2013, 03:31:30 AM »
I waited almost 9 months ... so I can wait another 9 days ... No need for me to send it to Canon service center

:) :)
True unless someone was going on a photo trip just this very day..
True ... but I wonder how many Canon service centers actually return the camera in 1 day.
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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2013, 03:51:15 AM »
It's curious why, if they're updating bodies in their Service Centers with this new firmware, they haven't already posted it on their website. I have a big shoot coming up this week, and would have liked to run the camera through its paces with this new code. Oh well.
A very valid point. One can hand off a Beta, but you would not update somebody's software (or firmware) without their consent. In fact if a company updated somebody's software without their consent even if it was released, they could be sued...

That said, I am sure there are new versions are in the wild. There has to be a larger group doing a Beta test before release. If they shifted the date till the end of this month, there has to be a reason to re-validate the working of a fix (or three).

Wondering why you say this. Who would be upset to have a newer/better firmware?
And how are you and your lovely wife?
I'll PM you. Erica and I were talking about you yesterday.

In the software world "newer" is not always "better".

I guess the next time I leave my camera with Canon I will read the fine print carefully :)

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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2013, 06:17:21 AM »
According to the OP over at dpreview who got back his camera with Firmware v1.2.1, the AF points do NOT illuminate...
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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2013, 01:08:05 PM »
I waited almost 9 months ... so I can wait another 9 days ... No need for me to send it to Canon service center

:) :)
True unless someone was going on a photo trip just this very day..

....which will be the case for some.
....or perhaps planning to shoot some natural world event where timing matters to within plus or minus 1-2 days and April 30th falls a few days beyond (and which won't occur again for another 365 days, assuming the person is again even in a location where such event happens a year from now).

So I don't see the need to start getting on the people saying they were urgently wanting it or trying to find out if a drive to their local service center could help. Just because 9 days means nothing to you doesn't mean it means nothing to others.

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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2013, 03:53:07 PM »
It's curious why, if they're updating bodies in their Service Centers with this new firmware, they haven't already posted it on their website. I have a big shoot coming up this week, and would have liked to run the camera through its paces with this new code. Oh well.
A very valid point. One can hand off a Beta, but you would not update somebody's software (or firmware) without their consent. In fact if a company updated somebody's software without their consent even if it was released, they could be sued...

That said, I am sure there are new versions are in the wild. There has to be a larger group doing a Beta test before release. If they shifted the date till the end of this month, there has to be a reason to re-validate the working of a fix (or three).
Canon always updates firmware when its is sent in.
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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2013, 09:43:32 PM »
It's curious why, if they're updating bodies in their Service Centers with this new firmware, they haven't already posted it on their website. I have a big shoot coming up this week, and would have liked to run the camera through its paces with this new code. Oh well.
A very valid point. One can hand off a Beta, but you would not update somebody's software (or firmware) without their consent. In fact if a company updated somebody's software without their consent even if it was released, they could be sued...

That said, I am sure there are new versions are in the wild. There has to be a larger group doing a Beta test before release. If they shifted the date till the end of this month, there has to be a reason to re-validate the working of a fix (or three).
Canon always updates firmware when its is sent in.

yea someone will sue Canon for giving them the ability to AF at F8.

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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2013, 10:14:19 PM »
It's curious why, if they're updating bodies in their Service Centers with this new firmware, they haven't already posted it on their website. I have a big shoot coming up this week, and would have liked to run the camera through its paces with this new code. Oh well.
A very valid point. One can hand off a Beta, but you would not update somebody's software (or firmware) without their consent. In fact if a company updated somebody's software without their consent even if it was released, they could be sued...

That said, I am sure there are new versions are in the wild. There has to be a larger group doing a Beta test before release. If they shifted the date till the end of this month, there has to be a reason to re-validate the working of a fix (or three).
Canon always updates firmware when its is sent in.

yea someone will sue Canon for giving them the ability to AF at F8.
:)
I asked for that didn't I.

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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2013, 10:14:19 PM »