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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2013, 10:19:10 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 #30 on: April 22, 2013, 10:19:10 PM »

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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2013, 12:39:27 AM »
Have they fixed the AF issue when using assist beam?  Can someone please confirm?  Thanks!

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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2013, 03:31:58 AM »
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<p><strong>5D Mark III’s running the new firmware<br />

</strong>We’ve received <a href=\"http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/51317926\" target=\"_blank\">various reports</a> that EOS 5D Mark III’s that have come back from Canon service in the last week are running firmware 1.2.1.</p>
<p>So I guess if you can’t wait until the 30th of April, you can drop your camera off to Canon!</p>
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Is there any proof of this, or is it just "various reports" ?

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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2013, 03:53:42 AM »
Have they fixed the AF issue when using assist beam?  Can someone please confirm?  Thanks!
AFAIK, the following is what they are updating:

✔ Uncompressed HDMI Output Support
When shooting video, HDMI Output makes possible the recording of high-definition uncompressed video data (YCbCr 4:2:2, 8 bit) from the EOS 5D Mark III to an external recorder via the camera’s HDMI terminal.

✔ This enhanced capability facilitates the editing of video data with minimal image degradation for greater on-site workflow efficiency during motion picture and video productions.

✔ Video being captured can be displayed on an external monitor, enabling real-time, on-site monitoring of high-definition video during shooting.

✔ Improved AF Functionality – Even when the EOS 5D Mark III is equipped with an extender and lens making possible a maximum aperture of f/8, the firmware update supports AF employing the camera’s central cross-type points (currently compatible with maximum apertures up to f/5.6).

✔ This firmware update will allow users to take advantage of AF when shooting distant subjects, benefitting sports and nature photographers, particularly when using telephoto lenses.

Word on the street is that "Canon 5D Mark III firmware update will also come packed with several bug fixes. One of them will allow the camera to focus faster when using the Speedlight AF Assist Beam, while other details remain unknown for now".
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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2013, 09:08:55 PM »
I just got my camera back from the Irvine Service Center today, 4/25/13, and it still had the same firmware in it........1.1.3.   I sent it in for sensor cleaning and asked them to update the sensor and they said they would do it...... I didn't write it in the service request though. 
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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #36 on: April 25, 2013, 11:29:48 PM »
OK I was an idiot. Yes! It does deliver full-size clean HDMI out! You need to hit INFO a bunch of times while in video mode to bring up a special full size mode! Thank god.

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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #36 on: April 25, 2013, 11:29:48 PM »

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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2013, 12:45:58 PM »
I just got my camera back from the Irvine Service Center today, 4/25/13, and it still had the same firmware in it........1.1.3.   I sent it in for sensor cleaning and asked them to update the sensor and they said they would do it...... I didn't write it in the service request though.
Not surprised.

I believe that even if you did, they would not load it unless it was "released". But then that is just my opinion...

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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #38 on: April 26, 2013, 03:09:59 PM »
All the same, think I'll wait..  :)
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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2013, 09:21:11 PM »
All the same, think I'll wait..  :)
Just a few more days...
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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2013, 02:48:58 AM »
Just to report on the latest firmware 1.2.1 for 5D3, looks like it's no longer able to detect the 3rd party LP-E6 battery level anymore.

When I put my 3rd party LP-E6 (bought from eBay) into the camera, there's a warning screen that says:

Communication with Canon LP-E6 battery is Irregular. Continue to use this battery?

If I choose Cancel, the camera will turn off instantly. If I choose OK, the camera will turn on & run as normal, but the battery level will stay at 100% all the time & I can no longer register nor delete the serial number.

This is kinda bummer for me as I just bought 18 DSTE-branded LP-E6s & I'm expecting it to arrive next week. If the DSTE-branded LP-E6s can't show the battery level, I'll be very disappointed.

Anyone else have this problem as well?


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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #42 on: April 28, 2013, 02:12:31 PM »
Argggghh! I hope the 1.2.1 leak is not the final release.

It doesn't seem to recognize using the 1.4x TC III with the 70-300L! (and it fits perfectly at the long end)

It doesn't seem to recognize the TC is on :(.

It doesn't report it as a lens + TC combo for micro-adjustment and it says f/5.6 instead of f/8 :(.

The AF is awful! It does a hyper oscillation before settling in (only 1/3 of the time is it actually in focus :( ) and it's so slow.

It seems like they decided the 1.4x TC III is not compatible with the 70-300L so they don't let it work with the new f/8 AF mode :(. Even though it fits perfectly fine if you keep it at the long end.

Even if they don't official claim support for the combo for fear of someone crying that they tried to go to 70mm and it hit it would be nice if they would just let it work even without being on the official list!

It was precisely with this lens that I cared about f/8!! I have my 300 2.8 that works fine with either 1.4x or 2x III TC already but that is so heavy so it would'be been nice to get f/8 out of the 70-300L for the times I don't wanna lug the beast around which can be a real pain.

Ironically, now I guess I need to spend another $250 and get a kenko? Maybe I should dump the canon 1.4x TC to pay for it.

But people say the Kenko is not as sharp with the 70-300L (or other lenses) and that they notice a bit of a quality difference with the 70-300L. What a shame.

I hope the final release version firmware is different or they allow for a patch. :(

It's quite a tremendous shame since the 70-300L actually maintains pretty solid quality with the Canon 1.4x TC III.  At f/6.3 (f/9) the quality is relatively solid and it is definitely better than upscaling the bare lens, absolutely. It would be soooo useful! COme on Canon THIS is exactly the kinda scenario we wanted f/8 AF for! But seemingly being locked out of the new f/8 mode the 70-300L + 1.4x TC III AF is such an utter colossal wreck :(. But the optical output is solid enough to be usable so it's frustrating.


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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #42 on: April 28, 2013, 02:12:31 PM »

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« Reply #43 on: April 28, 2013, 02:39:19 PM »
I dont think that was ever in the cards.  The risk to Canon is too high to have people zoom back to 70 with the xtender on and damage the lens. 

I wonder if the 2XIII now works with the 100-400 zoom?

Argggghh! I hope the 1.2.1 leak is not the final release.

It doesn't seem to recognize using the 1.4x TC III with the 70-300L! (and it fits perfectly at the long end)

It doesn't seem to recognize the TC is on :(.

It doesn't report it as a lens + TC combo for micro-adjustment and it says f/5.6 instead of f/8 :(.

The AF is awful! It does a hyper oscillation before settling in (only 1/3 of the time is it actually in focus :( ) and it's so slow.

It seems like they decided the 1.4x TC III is not compatible with the 70-300L so they don't let it work with the new f/8 AF mode :(. Even though it fits perfectly fine if you keep it at the long end.

Even if they don't official claim support for the combo for fear of someone crying that they tried to go to 70mm and it hit it would be nice if they would just let it work even without being on the official list!

It was precisely with this lens that I cared about f/8!! I have my 300 2.8 that works fine with either 1.4x or 2x III TC already but that is so heavy so it would'be been nice to get f/8 out of the 70-300L for the times I don't wanna lug the beast around which can be a real pain.

Ironically, now I guess I need to spend another $250 and get a kenko? Maybe I should dump the canon 1.4x TC to pay for it.

But people say the Kenko is not as sharp with the 70-300L (or other lenses) and that they notice a bit of a quality difference with the 70-300L. What a shame.

I hope the final release version firmware is different or they allow for a patch. :(

It's quite a tremendous shame since the 70-300L actually maintains pretty solid quality with the Canon 1.4x TC III.  At f/6.3 (f/9) the quality is relatively solid and it is definitely better than upscaling the bare lens, absolutely. It would be soooo useful! COme on Canon THIS is exactly the kinda scenario we wanted f/8 AF for! But seemingly being locked out of the new f/8 mode the 70-300L + 1.4x TC III AF is such an utter colossal wreck :(. But the optical output is solid enough to be usable so it's frustrating.

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Re: Firmware 1.2.1 for the 5D Mark III in the Wild
« Reply #44 on: April 28, 2013, 02:56:34 PM »
I wonder if the 2XIII now works with the 100-400 zoom?
Wouldn't that go to f11?

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