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EOS-1D Mark IV & EOS-1Ds Mark III Firmware Update
« on: May 29, 2013, 08:34:38 AM »

For the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x

Canon has updated both the discontinued EOS-1D Mark IV and the EOS-1Ds Mark III to work correctly with the new EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x lens that is about to hit stores.


 


Canon EOS 1D Mark IV



  • Version 1.1.3

  • Enables the center AF point to autofocus when the camera is used with the EF 200-400mm F4L USM Extender 1.4X lens and an Extender, whose combined maximum aperture is f/8.

  • Fixes a phenomenon in which abnormal images may result when continuous shooting mode is enabled and the image size is set to “RAW” or “RAW+JPEG.

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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III



  • Version 1.2.2

  • Enables the center AF point to autofocus when the camera is used with the EF 200-400mm F4L USM Extender 1.4X lens and an Extender, whose combined maximum aperture is f/8.

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EOS-1D Mark IV & EOS-1Ds Mark III Firmware Update
« on: May 29, 2013, 08:34:38 AM »

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Re: EOS-1D Mark IV & EOS-1Ds Mark III Firmware Update
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 08:41:15 AM »
Wasn't there supposed to be a 1d X firmware around this month also?
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Re: EOS-1D Mark IV & EOS-1Ds Mark III Firmware Update
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2013, 09:49:22 AM »
This tells me that if they can do it (f/8 AF) for these older, discontinued bodies, they can certainly do it for the 6D. The question is  "will they?"
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Re: EOS-1D Mark IV & EOS-1Ds Mark III Firmware Update
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2013, 10:01:20 AM »
I'd pay $1,000 for a 1Ds MkIII firmware upgrade that gave me full RT speedlite control, I don't give a damn about a 200-400 that won't be on the shelf for me to look at for another year.

I'd buy six more 600-EX-RT's if I had the 2012 body functionality.
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Re: EOS-1D Mark IV & EOS-1Ds Mark III Firmware Update
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2013, 10:24:42 AM »
This tells me that if they can do it (f/8 AF) for these older, discontinued bodies, they can certainly do it for the 6D. The question is  "will they?"

Sorry, it tells you nothing.  The 1DIV and 1DsIII could already AF with the center point with an f/8 combo (600/4 + 2x, 400/5.6 + 1.4x, etc.).  But presumably, they would not do so with the new 200-400/4+1.4x with a 1.4x TC behind it, so the firmware update is needed to make this new f/8 combo behave like all the other f/8 combos.
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Re: EOS-1D Mark IV & EOS-1Ds Mark III Firmware Update
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2013, 10:31:37 AM »
Or you could sell the 1DS III put that $1,000.00 towards 5DIII with pixel grip,I too loved my 1 series but made the decision
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Re: EOS-1D Mark IV & EOS-1Ds Mark III Firmware Update
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2013, 10:36:45 AM »
Link from yesterday that shows that there is an update for 1DX

http://www.cameraegg.org/canon-eos-1d-x-1d-mark-iv-and-1ds-mark-iii-firmware-update-now-available-for-download/#comments

But are not available yet for Mac
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Re: EOS-1D Mark IV & EOS-1Ds Mark III Firmware Update
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2013, 10:36:45 AM »

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Re: EOS-1D Mark IV & EOS-1Ds Mark III Firmware Update
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2013, 11:07:53 AM »
Link from yesterday that shows that there is an update for 1DX

http://www.cameraegg.org/canon-eos-1d-x-1d-mark-iv-and-1ds-mark-iii-firmware-update-now-available-for-download/#comments

But are not available yet for Mac
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That got me very excited, but alas...there is no update posted for Windows either.  Either the article is just wrong or Canon pulled it.  Did you actually see an update posted at some point?

It irritates the snot out of me that this fix has been available for the 5D3 for more than a month now, but still isn't published for the higher end model.  Meanwhile Canon seems to be focused on new lens sales more than fixing performance issues in their flagship photo DSLR.
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Re: EOS-1D Mark IV & EOS-1Ds Mark III Firmware Update
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2013, 11:28:20 AM »
Are people really going to use an external 1.4 extender IN ADDITION to the built in 1.4 extender?

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Re: EOS-1D Mark IV & EOS-1Ds Mark III Firmware Update
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2013, 11:31:13 AM »
It irritates the snot out of me that this fix has been available for the 5D3 for more than a month now, but still isn't published for the higher end model.  Meanwhile Canon seems to be focused on new lens sales more than fixing performance issues in their flagship photo DSLR.

In fairness, they said 'late May' for the 1D X update, and the month isn't (quite) over yet.  The 1D X got f/8 AF 6 months before the 5DIII, and the 5DIII apparently isn't getting the AI Servo AF point illumination fix, ever.

I suspect what happened in this case is that Canon had pre-announced the April 5DIII update for f/8 AF and clean HDMI out, and it made sense to roll the AF Assist update into that release. 

Are people really going to use an external 1.4 extender IN ADDITION to the built in 1.4 extender?

I'm sure some people will, yes.  I wonder about the IQ, though.  Worth noting that there are two ways to get to 800mm f/8 with the 200-400 lens - built in 1.4x and a 1.4x behind, or disengage the built in 1.4x and put a 2x on the back. I presume the latter does not require a firmware update to AF on 1-series bodies.   I'm sure TDP will test both combinations, but if I had to guess, I'd bet that the 2x without the built in 1.4x would deliver better IQ than two 1.4x TCs in the optical path.
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Re: EOS-1D Mark IV & EOS-1Ds Mark III Firmware Update
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2013, 11:37:07 AM »
Link from yesterday that shows that there is an update for 1DX

http://www.cameraegg.org/canon-eos-1d-x-1d-mark-iv-and-1ds-mark-iii-firmware-update-now-available-for-download/#comments

But are not available yet for Mac
shows like for Windows users only, and also giving me 404 errors

That got me very excited, but alas...there is no update posted for Windows either.  Either the article is just wrong or Canon pulled it.  Did you actually see an update posted at some point?

It irritates the snot out of me that this fix has been available for the 5D3 for more than a month now, but still isn't published for the higher end model.  Meanwhile Canon seems to be focused on new lens sales more than fixing performance issues in their flagship photo DSLR.

They just removed the link to the update and I can't see it ether.

But date of the actual update was dated May 30.

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Re: EOS-1D Mark IV & EOS-1Ds Mark III Firmware Update
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2013, 12:10:50 PM »
This tells me that if they can do it (f/8 AF) for these older, discontinued bodies, they can certainly do it for the 6D. The question is  "will they?"

Sorry, it tells you nothing.  The 1DIV and 1DsIII could already AF with the center point with an f/8 combo (600/4 + 2x, 400/5.6 + 1.4x, etc.).  But presumably, they would not do so with the new 200-400/4+1.4x with a 1.4x TC behind it, so the firmware update is needed to make this new f/8 combo behave like all the other f/8 combos.

Good point
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Re: EOS-1D Mark IV & EOS-1Ds Mark III Firmware Update
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2013, 03:56:44 PM »
And the second fix: whats an "abnormal image"?
Thx for explaining.

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Re: EOS-1D Mark IV & EOS-1Ds Mark III Firmware Update
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« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2013, 08:04:32 PM »
One issue that everyone has been waiting for, is the warning you will now get when you use a counterfeit battery :D
 
Canon considers any non Canon battery that tells the camera that its a Canon battery to be counterfeit.  And, now, they will tell you as well.

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Re: EOS-1D Mark IV & EOS-1Ds Mark III Firmware Update
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2013, 01:52:30 PM »
I can't believe there isnt a 1dm3 update also, that is more likely to be used with a 200-400 than a 1ds...
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