I want the f/8 and bought a 2x mk II extender in anticipation, but I'm going to lose a lot of usability on my 4 third party batteries. Grunt.
April 19, 2014, 10:46:23 AM
Topic: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.1 Available for Download (Read 24967 times)
5DIII, 17-40, 24-105, 70-200/4IS, 50/1.8II, 85/1.8 and a truckload of gimmicks and bits.
Magic Lantern is working on a true RAW and 14 bit video recording along with 4:2:2 to the card, something we'll never see from Canon.And they've already said it will never be something that will work for video people...best they've gotten so far is 720 at 24fps for 2s...the reality is you'll never get long recording times because the camera has a buffer to deal with. 1080p wont happen.
Really, it's an upgrade for time lapsers and may have some cool other uses.
If this is the case, the soft output of the 5DmkIII compared to other cameras, as documented on many of his tests, may in fact be impossible to fix with a firmware update, at least one from canon.That said, what they did find interesting was that the resolution of the DNGs they got from their RAW mode were way higher resolution than just the traditional h.264 video stream from Canon. Not sure if that means that Canon intentionally is crippling it, or if the h.264 encoding loses a lot of resolution, but, that could be useful for some purposes.
Of course, if you want Raw video at 2k, you'd just spend the same amount on a BMCC instead and get a much nicer workflow.
Fixes a phenomenon, na naaaa na nana. Phenomenon, na nana na.
Sounds butt kicking!!! But I don't have one...
But, this bodes well for the 7D mk II!!!
But, this bodes well for the 7D mk II!!!
What is truth?
Enables the center AF point to autofocus when the camera is used with Canon EF lens/extender combinations whose combined maximum aperture is f/8.
Question for owners.
Has anyone tried the f/8 AF system with f/2.8 lenses with stacked teleconverters?
« Last Edit: April 30, 2013, 09:37:25 AM by Lee Jay »
I have two 5D3s and I updated one of them and left the other alone for now. I don't have my 70-200 or 24-70 with me right now but I notice a huge difference in AF speed with my 50mm 1.2 with the 600ex-rt AF lamp. The 50mm 1.2 is a dog in low light and I almost never used it at wedding receptions because of it. This seems to have made a considerable amount of difference. Not only does it acquire focus faster it also seems like it drives the lens a little faster. Maybe I am just imagining that part. I tested them back to back just to make sure and it is the way you would expect it to be with such good camera with great AF capabilities.
canon rumors FORUM
Also noticed a small interface change. Before the update when you turn the camera on you would get an almost fullscreen icon of the sensor cleaning process. After the update, you get the Q screen with a small animated icon in the bottom right corner showing the sensor cleaning process is active.
I'm not seeing this on my copy; I still get the same fullscreen animated icon when I power on and power off.
However, I have noticed that, with auto sensor cleaning enabled, when I power up / down shortly (i.e., within a few seconds) after the last sensor cleaning cycle, the auto-cleaning doesn't engage. Seems like there must be a timer that skips the cleaning within xx seconds of the last cleaning cycle. (If this isn't new behavior, I just never noticed it before.)
15. Removed "support" for 3rd party batteries...
You can still use them, but you get a warning and they are shown as 100% charged.
The 6D firmware already has this "feature" ... Somewhat annoying, but I still use my 3rd party batteries. I just have to make sure I always carry a charged spare, since I can't tell how much juice the one in my camera has.
Is this for ANY third-party batteries?
It's true for my Pearstone battery, which I received in a 5D Mark III package deal from B&H in December. IMHO, removing features through firmware updates -- especially when biased against 3rd-party manufacturers -- is NOT cool.