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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« Reply #60 on: November 03, 2013, 03:30:16 PM »
It never ceases to amaze me how many people are never satisfied with what Canon does.  If the 5D3 falls short of their expectations, why buy it in the first place?

For crying out loud, the 5D3 is half the price of the 1Dx.  If someone wants the 1Dx features, they should reach into their pocket and pony up the funds to buy the 1Dx.  It's that simple.

I elected to add the 5D3 to my bag as a second body to my 1D4.  I knew what the specifications were when I made the decision to buy it.  It performs as advertized.  Firmware updates to deal with bugs that show up are appreciated and I'm thankful that the manufacturer offers them up.  I don't expect Canon to turn my 5D3 into a 1Dx.

Anyone who purchased a 5D3 knew full well what it's features and limitations were when they made the decision and laid their money down.

If you own the 5D3, which is a great camera, just pick it up and go take some photos.

Yeayyy! If you didn't like it, or wanted a 1Dx, why did you buy this one?

I'm satisfied with mine, and there are loads of 'togs out there who wish they could afford one of these "inferior" cameras. Count yourself fortunate to have one.

Zen ;D

People want a feature calles something like exposure bias when shoot in manual mode and auto iso.
This is what Nikon offers in their D7000 not something flagship exclusive is it?

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« Reply #60 on: November 03, 2013, 03:30:16 PM »

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« Reply #61 on: November 03, 2013, 03:34:06 PM »
Got around to updating today (didn't want to before, had a couple of gigs imminent). So far, straight YN565 on the camera, and YN622/YN565 mix are behaving as expected. Exposure is good, communication good in terms of changing settings etc. I have some other shots I want to do later this week, if I run into problems with settings or my my 568 flashes, I'll drop a note back in here.

I have a Meike grip and 3rd party batts (Opteka) are behaving the same as before - when inserting new ones, I get the message about irregular communication, and a blinking battery LED (the latter every time I turn on the camera) but after taking the first shot I get accurate battery capacity readings.

@Dave - thanks very much for reporting back. I am in the middle of a product shoot and cannot risk it but will try to upgrade in the next week or so.

Is there a way to save the existing firmware out of the camera to support a future downgrade in the event the upgrade turns my camera 'pear shaped'? Also, does the upgrade wipe the camera settings or are they retained?

Admittedly I have only done an upgrade once with my 40D and it went well so there was no need to revert back to the earlier firmware.

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« Reply #62 on: November 03, 2013, 08:13:15 PM »
Got around to updating today (didn't want to before, had a couple of gigs imminent). So far, straight YN565 on the camera, and YN622/YN565 mix are behaving as expected. Exposure is good, communication good in terms of changing settings etc. I have some other shots I want to do later this week, if I run into problems with settings or my my 568 flashes, I'll drop a note back in here.

I have a Meike grip and 3rd party batts (Opteka) are behaving the same as before - when inserting new ones, I get the message about irregular communication, and a blinking battery LED (the latter every time I turn on the camera) but after taking the first shot I get accurate battery capacity readings.

@Dave - thanks very much for reporting back. I am in the middle of a product shoot and cannot risk it but will try to upgrade in the next week or so.

Is there a way to save the existing firmware out of the camera to support a future downgrade in the event the upgrade turns my camera 'pear shaped'? Also, does the upgrade wipe the camera settings or are they retained?

Admittedly I have only done an upgrade once with my 40D and it went well so there was no need to revert back to the earlier firmware.
If you had downloaded an earlier version, you can rewind back to that one. All the versions Canon puts out are complete. Unfortunately Canon USA has removed the firmware version 1.2.1 in the last two days.

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« Reply #63 on: November 03, 2013, 10:15:11 PM »
Is there a way to save the existing firmware out of the camera to support a future downgrade in the event the upgrade turns my camera 'pear shaped'? Also, does the upgrade wipe the camera settings or are they retained?

Admittedly I have only done an upgrade once with my 40D and it went well so there was no need to revert back to the earlier firmware.
If you had downloaded an earlier version, you can rewind back to that one. All the versions Canon puts out are complete. Unfortunately Canon USA has removed the firmware version 1.2.1 in the last two days.

These links might be useful:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27313056/eos5d3-v113-win.zip
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27313056/eos5d3-v121-win.zip

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« Reply #64 on: November 14, 2013, 03:44:44 PM »
It's been a few days since this update has hit the streets. Do those who have upgraded to 1.2.3 have any more data to report?  I was going to do the update in the next day or so unless people were having overtly negative experiences.

Can anyone chime in with their experiences with 1.2.3 after a couple of weeks of use?
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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« Reply #64 on: November 14, 2013, 03:44:44 PM »