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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2010, 02:53:18 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.

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.

They did that because the video use is great free advertising - and they wanted to keep their loyal customers.
The 5D MK II was also the first SLR with video, in that respect they possibly continued to experiment on it.

The other models won't see such significant updates any more.

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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2010, 02:53:18 PM »

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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2010, 05:28:30 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.

How about being able to change the aperture by Full Stops?  Currently, the only choices are 1/2 or 1/3 stops.

(I know, I know, it's not a *big* deal, but it would be nice.)
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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2010, 05:49:01 PM »
You really don't expect features for free post-release, right?

It's really good to know two things:

1) We won't see feature additions via firmware to any other models in the future, and

2) We have a someone who knows exactly what Canon will or will not do in the future, either through direct insider knowledge or by virtue of being a professional, perfectly precise prognosticator.

FWIW, there have been other examples of adding features/functionality via firmware in the past...direct joystick access to select AF points was added to the 1DIII and 1DsIII, SDHC support was added to the 1DsII, to name a couple.  So, if you don't mind, I'm still going to keep on hoping that they add a user-selectable maximum for Auto ISO to the 7D...
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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2010, 05:19:31 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:
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.
This is exactly what happened to me recently, a total of twice.  Time to dig out the USB cable it seems.

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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2010, 08:58:52 AM »
I just purchased the 5D mark II 1 day before the firmware update. Hmmm...I might update it this afternoon after I come back from a shoot.

My first post on canon rumors guys! I've been a chronic reader, just never posted before. Glad to be a part of this community! :)

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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2010, 09:51:45 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.

How about being able to change the aperture by Full Stops?  Currently, the only choices are 1/2 or 1/3 stops.

(I know, I know, it's not a *big* deal, but it would be nice.)

Heh... When shooting manual, I want to be able to select both 1/2 and 1/3 increments!

i.e.

... 1/30, 1/40, 1/45, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100, 1/125, 1/160, 1/180, 1/200, 1/250, ...
... 2.8, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 4.8, 5.0, 5.6, 6.3, 6.7, 7.1, 8.0, ...

Give me the maximum control over the amount of light being captured, please!

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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2011, 02:00:37 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.

How about being able to change the aperture by Full Stops?  Currently, the only choices are 1/2 or 1/3 stops.

(I know, I know, it's not a *big* deal, but it would be nice.)

Heh... When shooting manual, I want to be able to select both 1/2 and 1/3 increments!

i.e.

... 1/30, 1/40, 1/45, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100, 1/125, 1/160, 1/180, 1/200, 1/250, ...
... 2.8, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 4.8, 5.0, 5.6, 6.3, 6.7, 7.1, 8.0, ...

Give me the maximum control over the amount of light being captured, please!

-> unless you need them otherwise, configure your custom modes accordingly.

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Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.8
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2011, 02:00:37 PM »