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EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« on: October 30, 2013, 03:24:22 AM »

EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Version 1.2.3

Firmware Version 1.2.3 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.



  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the flash may not fire depending on the timing of when the shutter button is pressed.

  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF microadjustment value may change.*

  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor may show a line of false color along boundaries of high contrast.

  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the histogram of a LiveView image is incorrectly displayed when an HDMI cable is connected.

  • Enables the brightness of the camera’s LCD monitor to be adjusted even when an HDMI cable is connected.

  • * The phenomenon listed in 2 was addressed with Firmware Version 1.2.1, and has been further improved with Firmware Version 1.2.3.


Firmware Version 1.2.3 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.2.1. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.2.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware.


When updating the firmware of your camera, please first review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.


Download: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Version 1.2.3


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EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« on: October 30, 2013, 03:24:22 AM »

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013, 03:30:40 AM »
ughhhh ... no 1DX styled goodies enabled by the firmware update. Thanks Canon!
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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2013, 03:32:02 AM »
I'm surprised - I got mine delivered 2 weeks ago and its already got the latest version :D
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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2013, 03:49:56 AM »
No word about Auto ISO and exposure compensation in M .
Bleah.
Looking forward for the next Nikon DF.
Why is Nikon so inovative ? Why Olympus, Fuji, Sony is too ? Why why why ?
Canon was so boring in the past 5 years.
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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2013, 04:17:45 AM »
For me the worst part of MkIII firmware is that HRD does not produce RAW/TIFF images like it should. Fact that it produces jpeg makes it just automatic bracketing tool :(

I really do not understand what they where thinking of???

In many situations it would make the Workflow so much faster and easier when you could use HDR results from straight from the camera. And if want to you could still use individual files if camera did not produce what you where looking for...

-Tee-

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2013, 04:26:13 AM »
I'm still on the firmware that came with the camera.  Is it worth upgrading to this?  Do I have to do it by step or can I jump from this to the latest in one go? 
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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2013, 05:45:14 AM »
I'm still on the firmware that came with the camera.  Is it worth upgrading to this?  Do I have to do it by step or can I jump from this to the latest in one go?
You can jump straight to 1.2.3.

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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2013, 05:45:14 AM »

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2013, 06:16:42 AM »
Should have been:

* Added auto ISO bias in manual mode
* Improve dynamic range to 15 stops
* Spot metering is now link with all 61 AF points
* Improve light metering algorithm
* Improve battery life

Last but not least
New features!!!
* Can now make breakfast

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2013, 07:31:22 AM »
I've always been too tired and not up to making breakfast for myself, well it's just in time with tomorrow's early morning Halloween event shoot!

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2013, 07:47:01 AM »
heres hoping the pixel vertax grip still work after 123
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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2013, 08:28:17 AM »
Yawn

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2013, 08:41:59 AM »
The 5D3 gets neglected again with the true potential of the camera left crippled by firmware.

The 1DX gets all the post-development and we 5D3 owners get simple bug fixes.

Dissapointed Canon.

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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2013, 08:53:19 AM »
The 5D3 gets neglected again with the true potential of the camera left crippled by firmware.

The 1DX gets all the post-development and we 5D3 owners get simple bug fixes.

Dissapointed Canon.

Oh that's right, the 5DIII didn't get f/8 AF and uncompressed HDMI output via firmware update, did it?  Oh wait, it did.  But the 1DX was neglected and did not get uncompressed HDMI output.  I don't suppose that disappoints you….  ::)
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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2013, 08:53:19 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2013, 08:57:12 AM »
I'm still on the firmware that came with the camera.  Is it worth upgrading to this?  Do I have to do it by step or can I jump from this to the latest in one go?
You can jump straight to 1.2.3.

Interesting, the article Craig posted above says "Firmware Version 1.2.3 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.2.1. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.2.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware."

I am running the day one firmware with no issues, does anyone have any experience with going from the initial firmware to 1.2.1 or 1.2.3?

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2013, 09:00:13 AM »
The 5D3 gets neglected again with the true potential of the camera left crippled by firmware.

The 1DX gets all the post-development and we 5D3 owners get simple bug fixes.

Dissapointed Canon.

Oh that's right, the 5DIII didn't get f/8 AF and uncompressed HDMI output via firmware update, did it?  Oh wait, it did.  But the 1DX was neglected and did not get uncompressed HDMI output.  I don't suppose that disappoints you….  ::)

You know what I mean - absolutely no need for the sarcasm.

As already stated, a nice wishlist:

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I mean improve the AF, metering, ISO.
For example, and as already mentioned:
* Added auto ISO bias in manual mode
* Improve dynamic range to 15 stops
* Spot metering is now link with all 61 AF points
* Improve light metering algorithm
* Improve battery life

Look at the recent 1DX firmware update and compare it with what the 5D3 has got so far.
No comparison.
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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2013, 09:00:13 AM »