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stilscream

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firmware updates?
« on: March 19, 2012, 10:59:01 AM »
So rumored f8 firmware update for the 1dx led me to ask, ok do how would one update a camera's firmware?

I own a 7d, not sure what would improve if I updated.
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firmware updates?
« on: March 19, 2012, 10:59:01 AM »

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Re: firmware updates?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 11:11:33 AM »
So rumored f8 firmware update for the 1dx led me to ask, ok do how would one update a camera's firmware?

I own a 7d, not sure what would improve if I updated.

I am a bit lost with your question ?

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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 11:19:08 AM »
you typically download a file from Canon and put it on a properly formatted memory card, load it into the camera and install from there.. I believe. It's been a while since I've done it, but there are instructions with the download. It's not difficult.

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012, 01:20:14 PM »
Not hard at all...

1.) Format CF Card
2.) Place firmware file into first file opened on CF card (.fir file)
3.) Put camera into any creative mode, such as Av
4.) Go to firmware and click on it in-camera
5.) Follow steps to update
6.) Once complete hit "OK" and remove battery from camera for a few seconds
7.) Re-format CF card and you are all set.

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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 06:14:05 AM »
Most updates are downloaded as zip files, and you MUST expand the zip file on your computer and then put the full file onto the card and not the zipped file.

I've known people that get so frustrated that the update won't download onto the camera, and when I look at the card, they have just copied the zip file onto it, instead of expanding it first.

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Re: firmware updates?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 06:14:05 AM »