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5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« on: October 19, 2010, 08:26:38 AM »
This firmware update (Version 2.0.8) incorporates the following changes and fixes.

  • Fixes a phenomenon in which movies are not taken at the shooting mode registered in the user’s settings if a shooting mode Aperture priority (or Shutter priority) is registered in any of the camera’s user settings (C1, C2, C3) and the user attempts to shoot a movie.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the shutter will not release when pressing the shutter button when the auto power off function is set to “on”.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which overexposure occurs when shooting a Live View shooting simulation with the ISO speed set to L.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the settings of the Speedlite transmitter ST-E2 revert to the default settings when both the camera and the ST-E2 are set to auto power off.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the Macro Ring Lite (MR-14EX, MT-24EX) and slave flash do not sync while shooting wirelessly.

Download: http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/firm-e/eos5dmk2/firmware.html

thanks everyone

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5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« on: October 19, 2010, 08:26:38 AM »

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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2010, 08:46:29 AM »
Wow, can you believe they are still providing updates for this body? Gatta love Canon for that.

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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2010, 10:25:28 AM »
Why shouldn't they? The 5Dmk2 is still in production.

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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2010, 10:37:18 AM »
If I dont use any of those things, should I upgrade??


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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2010, 10:49:07 AM »
> Fixes a phenomenon in which the shutter will not release when pressing the shutter button when the auto power off function is set to “on”.

Whew, I always thought that was me. Glad to see it was a bug - happened pretty often too and I had to completely power off the camera to fix it.

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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2010, 10:52:14 AM »
> Fixes a phenomenon in which the shutter will not release when pressing the shutter button when the auto power off function is set to “on”.

Whew, I always thought that was me. Glad to see it was a bug - happened pretty often too and I had to completely power off the camera to fix it.

yeah, that always freaks me out too.  I guess everyone must have thought "it's just me" and didn't tell canon, which is why it's only getting fixed now

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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2010, 12:18:10 PM »
I guess its about time to update, I haven't yet installed the previous 3 updates.

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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2010, 12:18:10 PM »

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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2010, 02:52:16 AM »
> Fixes a phenomenon in which the shutter will not release when pressing the shutter button when the auto power off function is set to “on”.

Whew, I always thought that was me. Glad to see it was a bug - happened pretty often too and I had to completely power off the camera to fix it.

You're not the only one who was thinking like this!

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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2010, 01:04:08 PM »
Can someone describe in more detail when this phenomenon occurs? I pretty much only turn off my 5D Mark II with the ON/OFF switch about once a month, and the rest of the time I just let it auto power off. I can't think of it ever having gotten "stuck" when I wanted to take a photo. (That would in fact defeat the whole point of me not shutting it off manually, which saves me the 1-2 seconds it takes to clean the sensor at Power On when I want to take a pic ASAP.)

I'm certainly not one to complain about NOT experiencing this problem -- I'm just surprised I've never noticed running into this over the past year that I've had the 5D Mark II. Thanks for any insights!


> Fixes a phenomenon in which the shutter will not release when pressing the shutter button when the auto power off function is set to “on”.

Whew, I always thought that was me. Glad to see it was a bug - happened pretty often too and I had to completely power off the camera to fix it.

yeah, that always freaks me out too.  I guess everyone must have thought "it's just me" and didn't tell canon, which is why it's only getting fixed now
« Last Edit: October 20, 2010, 01:08:17 PM by niftyken »

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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2010, 03:31:06 PM »
I haven't figured out what prompts it to do this, but I also permanently leave it on, and what happens for me is basically this:

you'll tap the shutter and the camera will come awake, everything shows up in the lcd and viewfinder.  you try to AF and you'll feel it sort of go down but there won't be a reaction from the AF.  you'll try to take a photo and it won't depress.  only thing to do is turn it off and restart it, and then its fine. 

the sort of thing that just scares the bejeezus out of you the first time because you think you've broken the thing altogether

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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2010, 05:00:29 PM »
4th update since I got my 5D Mark II and still none of the requestsm of thousands users has been fullfilled:
60fps and 720p video, auto iso mode and recently continuous focus but I don't know if the latter is possible with just a firmware upgrade.

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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2010, 07:29:56 AM »
I haven't figured out what prompts it to do this, but I also permanently leave it on, and what happens for me is basically this:

you'll tap the shutter and the camera will come awake, everything shows up in the lcd and viewfinder.  you try to AF and you'll feel it sort of go down but there won't be a reaction from the AF.  you'll try to take a photo and it won't depress.  only thing to do is turn it off and restart it, and then its fine. 

the sort of thing that just scares the bejeezus out of you the first time because you think you've broken the thing altogether

Yep, and the first thing which comes to mind is to check whether the lens isn't set to MF, and it's not so you turn the camera off and back again, etc.

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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2010, 07:31:25 AM »
4th update since I got my 5D Mark II and still none of the requestsm of thousands users has been fullfilled:
60fps and 720p video, auto iso mode and recently continuous focus but I don't know if the latter is possible with just a firmware upgrade.

You really don't expect features for free post-release, right?

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« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2010, 07:31:25 AM »

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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2010, 07:44:05 AM »
4th update since I got my 5D Mark II and still none of the requestsm of thousands users has been fullfilled:
60fps and 720p video, auto iso mode and recently continuous focus but I don't know if the latter is possible with just a firmware upgrade.

You really don't expect features for free post-release, right?

Granted, that's not Canon's usual MO.  But keep in mind that the 2.0.4 update added several video-related features to the 5DII, which Canon stated were, "Based on continued requests and feedback from our professional video users."  So there's a precedent. 
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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2010, 02:51:40 PM »
4th update since I got my 5D Mark II and still none of the requestsm of thousands users has been fullfilled:
60fps and 720p video, auto iso mode and recently continuous focus but I don't know if the latter is possible with just a firmware upgrade.

Canon is not obliged to fulfil any customer wishes - when you buy a   product you buy the advertised product - if you get free extras then   it's a welcome extra.

Auto ISO - I'm not sure if you have a 5D MK II but even in manual mode I have an "A" mode for ISO - which as far as I am aware should be automatic... now if it works is another question, I have no idea because I never tried and frankly do not need it myself.

Continuous focus - I guess you mean tracking? That's definitely available for the centre point with the 6 help points.

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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2010, 02:51:40 PM »