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I need to get my focus point to always be displayed in red like my 1dm3. Its a pain to have to hit the focus point grid just to see if i have the right focus point on the subject when its dark.

I also want to have custom flash settings for my custom settings, that is not allowed as yet. I have one settings that i want only low light and disable the flash but have my flash assist beam from my flash helping to lock focus.

Also I'd like the ability to save all my custom settings to a card so if i have a second 5dm3 i can just load them in.

Im sure i am forgetting a couple but of all of them the flash settings would prob least likely be done by Canon but i hope i am wrong.

Please contact Canon Support using this link, i think the more input they get about these things the more they will want to make it happen.
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/professional/professional_cameras/eos_digital_slr_cameras/eos_5d_mark_iii/form_display/support_by_email
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III and what firmware updates you hope to see come thru
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 03:22:09 PM »
I just wrote Canon using the link i provided with what i wrote. I am sure there are other things i have come across.

This isn't me bashing the camera, it's just, in use i found those issues stood out, at least the ones i recall now.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III and what firmware updates you hope to see come thru
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 03:29:32 PM »
Generally. firmware updates fix things that do not work as advertised. 
 
Rarely, new features are added if Canon sees the potential for 10's of thousands of additional camera sales.  They added movie features to the 5D MK II, because movie makers representing millions of dollers in potential sales requested them.
 
I doubt if we have any pull at all to ask for small features unless some sort of a big groundswell of many users wants.
 
Personally, I'd like the option to override the autofocus system so that the camera will attempt to AF at apertures smaller than f/5.6.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III and what firmware updates you hope to see come thru
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2012, 03:37:04 PM »
It doesn't hurt to try, i can only blame myself for not.

I have read on other forums where there are many others who don't understand why they can't have their focus points always on and Canon Responded quote "I would encourage anyone else that finds this frustrating contact Canon support to provide feedback."

You can read the full thing here, it is the 7th post on the thread:
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1167057
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III and what firmware updates you hope to see come thru
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2012, 03:43:24 PM »
2 frustrating things with 5DIII.

1.  Magnification button is now on the left side.  Moronic move as it makes it impossible to manually focus continuously with left hand while hitting the magnification button (previously with right finger) to hit focus in live view.  If anyone knows how to configure a button on the right side as magnification button, please share.

2.  Inability to assign flash exposure compensation to a button.  Even Rebels let you do this, which was very convenient for flash photography.

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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2012, 03:43:53 PM »
I'm not trying to discourage anyone, feedback should also be made to Canon directly for the most impact.  There have also been petitions, but I'm not sure that they had any impact, except in the case ov video features, and there, the studios were asking for the features as well, so we do not know who had the real impact.
 

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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2012, 03:46:17 PM »
I need to get my focus point to always be displayed in red like my 1dm3. Its a pain to have to hit the focus point grid just to see if i have the right focus point on the subject when its dark.

I also want to have custom flash settings for my custom settings, that is not allowed as yet. I have one settings that i want only low light and disable the flash but have my flash assist beam from my flash helping to lock focus.

Also I'd like the ability to save all my custom settings to a card so if i have a second 5dm3 i can just load them in.

Im sure i am forgetting a couple but of all of them the flash settings would prob least likely be done by Canon but i hope i am wrong.

Please contact Canon Support using this link, i think the more input they get about these things the more they will want to make it happen.
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/professional/professional_cameras/eos_digital_slr_cameras/eos_5d_mark_iii/form_display/support_by_email

http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/8/0300007348/01/eos5dmkiii-im-c-en.pdf

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III and what firmware updates you hope to see come thru
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2012, 03:48:08 PM »
2 frustrating things with 5DIII.

1.  Magnification button is now on the left side.  Moronic move as it makes it impossible to manually focus continuously with left hand while hitting the magnification button (previously with right finger) to hit focus in live view.  If anyone knows how to configure a button on the right side as magnification button, please share.


Assign it to the SET button, it's not perfect, but not near as awkward as it feels being on the far left.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III and what firmware updates you hope to see come thru
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012, 03:50:37 PM »
I'm not trying to discourage anyone, feedback should also be made to Canon directly for the most impact.  There have also been petitions, but I'm not sure that they had any impact, except in the case ov video features, and there, the studios were asking for the features as well, so we do not know who had the real impact.
You say that yet the rep recommends, even "encourages" it! I'm not sure you can presume to know what Canon takes an interest in, the 5dm2 did see a lot of updates even recently. The 5dm3 is the possibly the direct result of Canon getting feedback about features, because it pretty much nailed it for most of the population of photographers in my opinion. Haha, i even bet the beta testers who told Canon they want the always lit focus point like their other cameras are shaking their heads wondering why Canon didn't implement it, I am totally speculating here lol. Like them i sit in the dark saying dang it i want it always on! I guess i have to hit the focus screen button to see if its right only to find that now i cannot see my subject due to all the focus points being lit up like a christmas tree!

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III and what firmware updates you hope to see come thru
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2012, 03:53:27 PM »
2 frustrating things with 5DIII.

1.  Magnification button is now on the left side.  Moronic move as it makes it impossible to manually focus continuously with left hand while hitting the magnification button (previously with right finger) to hit focus in live view.  If anyone knows how to configure a button on the right side as magnification button, please share.


Assign it to the SET button, it's not perfect, but not near as awkward as it feels being on the far left.
that is a fix to a degree for the zooming and that is one i also wish i could program differently for the same reasons to have continuity between cameras when switching them around in use. I always set my et button to image review because i want one handed viewing without having to free the other hand to preview the image.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III and what firmware updates you hope to see come thru
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2012, 03:55:47 PM »
I need to get my focus point to always be displayed in red like my 1dm3. Its a pain to have to hit the focus point grid just to see if i have the right focus point on the subject when its dark.

I also want to have custom flash settings for my custom settings, that is not allowed as yet. I have one settings that i want only low light and disable the flash but have my flash assist beam from my flash helping to lock focus.

Also I'd like the ability to save all my custom settings to a card so if i have a second 5dm3 i can just load them in.

Im sure i am forgetting a couple but of all of them the flash settings would prob least likely be done by Canon but i hope i am wrong.

Please contact Canon Support using this link, i think the more input they get about these things the more they will want to make it happen.
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/professional/professional_cameras/eos_digital_slr_cameras/eos_5d_mark_iii/form_display/support_by_email

http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/8/0300007348/01/eos5dmkiii-im-c-en.pdf

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III and what firmware updates you hope to see come thru
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2012, 04:13:22 PM »
I'm not trying to discourage anyone, feedback should also be made to Canon directly for the most impact.  There have also been petitions, but I'm not sure that they had any impact, except in the case ov video features, and there, the studios were asking for the features as well, so we do not know who had the real impact.
You say that yet the rep recommends, even "encourages" it! I'm not sure you can presume to know what Canon takes an interest in, the 5dm2 did see a lot of updates even recently. The 5dm3 is the possibly the direct result of Canon getting feedback about features, because it pretty much nailed it for most of the population of photographers in my opinion. Haha, i even bet the beta testers who told Canon they want the always lit focus point like their other cameras are shaking their heads wondering why Canon didn't implement it, I am totally speculating here lol. Like them i sit in the dark saying dang it i want it always on! I guess i have to hit the focus screen button to see if its right only to find that now i cannot see my subject due to all the focus points being lit up like a christmas tree!

You might have missed what I said.  I recommended feedback direct to Canon for the most impact. 
 
Posting here does not get Canon's attention, merely because there are so many posts and non relevant comments to weed out.  A whole lot of "this doesn't work", or I want this feature comes from not reading the manual. 
 
There are good suggestions, and sending suggestions to Canon is a good idea.  Expecting Canon to read them here is wishful thinking.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III and what firmware updates you hope to see come thru
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2012, 04:29:40 PM »
2.  Inability to assign flash exposure compensation to a button.  Even Rebels let you do this, which was very convenient for flash photography.

Doh - you have my condolences: I'm changing fec with the set button on nearly every other shot with my 60d. However, you can sponsor magic lantern development on the 5d3 - if it should ever run on the digic5, assigning functions to buttons should be the easy...

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III and what firmware updates you hope to see come thru
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2012, 04:40:02 PM »
I'm not trying to discourage anyone, feedback should also be made to Canon directly for the most impact.  There have also been petitions, but I'm not sure that they had any impact, except in the case ov video features, and there, the studios were asking for the features as well, so we do not know who had the real impact.
You say that yet the rep recommends, even "encourages" it! I'm not sure you can presume to know what Canon takes an interest in, the 5dm2 did see a lot of updates even recently. The 5dm3 is the possibly the direct result of Canon getting feedback about features, because it pretty much nailed it for most of the population of photographers in my opinion. Haha, i even bet the beta testers who told Canon they want the always lit focus point like their other cameras are shaking their heads wondering why Canon didn't implement it, I am totally speculating here lol. Like them i sit in the dark saying dang it i want it always on! I guess i have to hit the focus screen button to see if its right only to find that now i cannot see my subject due to all the focus points being lit up like a christmas tree!

You might have missed what I said.  I recommended feedback direct to Canon for the most impact. 
 
Posting here does not get Canon's attention, merely because there are so many posts and non relevant comments to weed out.  A whole lot of "this doesn't work", or I want this feature comes from not reading the manual. 
 
There are good suggestions, and sending suggestions to Canon is a good idea.  Expecting Canon to read them here is wishful thinking.

Funny, i thought i addressed that by providing the link to Canons 5dm3 support. Posting here will be a good place for people to share where they have found functions not working that could be addressed. I do know Canon is not likely to read this, this is for us to round up the issues we find or to post what we wish were there.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III and what firmware updates you hope to see come thru
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2012, 05:34:21 PM »
Funny, i thought i addressed that by providing the link to Canons 5dm3 support. Posting here will be a good place for people to share where they have found functions not working that could be addressed. I do know Canon is not likely to read this, this is for us to round up the issues we find or to post what we wish were there.

I missed it.
 
There have been cases of internet based petitions, where several hundred or thousand indicated that a particular feature was sorely needed.  Then, a copy was printed out and mailed to Canon.