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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.1 Available for Download
« Reply #105 on: May 03, 2013, 04:27:14 PM »
Just a few minutes.

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« Reply #106 on: May 03, 2013, 04:49:15 PM »
Very pleased to report 100L + Yongnuo 568 w/assist is very snappy in low light with this firmware. I was worried Canon might sabotage the third party lens focus, but Sigma 50 works fantastic with this firmware update.
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« Reply #107 on: May 03, 2013, 09:29:45 PM »
Quick question for anyone:

How long did the firmware upgrade take?

thx
Not long. May be about 10 minutes. Why do you ask? I did not note the time.

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« Reply #108 on: May 03, 2013, 11:49:56 PM »
I went from 1.0.7 to the new firmware and the camera seems to be 100%.
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« Reply #109 on: May 03, 2013, 11:50:51 PM »
Quick question for anyone:

How long did the firmware upgrade take?

thx


I took me about 5 minutes.
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« Reply #110 on: May 04, 2013, 01:13:21 AM »
I can't see anything in the upgrade that is enticing for me to do so, in fact because of the battery issue, quite the opposite.

I don't need uncompressed HDMI output and I haven't encountered any of the 'phenomenons'.  I always update to the latest firmware or software for that matter but because of the 'battery phenomenon', (I only have two third party batteries), I'm holding off.

Anyone else in the same boat?

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« Reply #111 on: May 04, 2013, 01:26:37 AM »
I can't see anything in the upgrade that is enticing for me to do so, in fact because of the battery issue, quite the opposite.

I don't need uncompressed HDMI output and I haven't encountered any of the 'phenomenons'.  I always update to the latest firmware or software for that matter but because of the 'battery phenomenon', (I only have two third party batteries), I'm holding off.

Anyone else in the same boat?

For me the IR-assisted AF is big thing, so I downloaded the FW floating around even before official Canon release.

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« Reply #111 on: May 04, 2013, 01:26:37 AM »

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« Reply #112 on: May 04, 2013, 01:31:31 AM »
I can't see anything in the upgrade that is enticing for me to do so, in fact because of the battery issue, quite the opposite.

I don't need uncompressed HDMI output and I haven't encountered any of the 'phenomenons'.  I always update to the latest firmware or software for that matter but because of the 'battery phenomenon', (I only have two third party batteries), I'm holding off.

Anyone else in the same boat?

For me the IR-assisted AF is big thing, so I downloaded the FW floating around even before official Canon release.

Well, it's the only one that was playing on my mind in rare jobs it's required for (for me).  But till then, I can certainly hold off.

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« Reply #113 on: May 05, 2013, 10:27:22 AM »
I will not weigh in on the specifics of the output other than to point out that over on the planet5d forum a gentleman, who has contact with the Atomos engineering group, says that the output from the port may actually be 10-bit.

You, who are much more in the know, may find the information interesting. (if it is indeed accurate)
Check the forum for the firmware upgrade.  There are only 8 or so posts.

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.1 Available for Download
« Reply #114 on: May 05, 2013, 11:18:18 AM »
the one question i have is picture style, seemed that my user 3 profile gave me a second neutral setting, i wonder if this is what canon intended for us to use as a "best" hdmi output picture style? i was hoping for a canon log picture style that lets us view a rec 709, or does it do that anyway without using a picture style?
anyone have any info or discoveries on this? im sick of using cinestyle and dealing with banding skies.
thanks in advance!
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« Reply #115 on: May 05, 2013, 11:21:35 AM »
Did anyone notice that the date-stamp on the file is 8 April 2013? What was Canon doing delaying it for 22 days?
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« Reply #116 on: May 05, 2013, 11:33:04 AM »
Quick question for anyone:

How long did the firmware upgrade take?

thx

Updated just now ... took 4 mins 10 seconds using the CF card. SD may be slower.
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« Reply #117 on: May 05, 2013, 12:25:39 PM »
Quick question for anyone:

How long did the firmware upgrade take?

thx

Updated just now ... took 4 mins 10 seconds using the CF card. SD may be slower.
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« Reply #117 on: May 05, 2013, 12:25:39 PM »

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« Reply #118 on: May 05, 2013, 12:55:29 PM »
About 4 minutes here too. The battery tests are of the bizarre sort - maybe because I use an (original) grip. I found that the warnings about fake batts are only given when the battery compartment has been opened, so you can switch your camera off and on again without having to answer the questions. So far, so good, and I can absolutely work with this.

With two Phottix batteries, however, it only complains about one (specifically the one to the right) and it refuses to doubt the other until you remove the one about which it was complaining in the first place. Same story with the two no-names from China. At first testing, it seem to correctly register battery capacity though, and the battery indicator is no longer blinking until the first shot (which I really hated)(edit: after going to sleep, it does blink. Dammit. /edit). I'll post back if I find different behavior.

The weirdest thing is, prior to the update, I used a borrowed guaranteed original LP-E6 from a 7D wielding friend, and it complained then, too.

And damn! I'm happy that I bought a 2x TC for my 70-200/4! I now have a 400/8 and it works faster than expected, too! Happy! More exclamation marks!

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.1 Available for Download
« Reply #119 on: May 05, 2013, 01:12:01 PM »
Quick question for anyone:

How long did the firmware upgrade take?

thx

Updated just now ... took 4 mins 10 seconds using the CF card. SD may be slower.
Bah! These accountants! Expecting light to travel at a constant velocity!

I couldn't help it, neither could you ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #119 on: May 05, 2013, 01:12:01 PM »