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Re: Canon 5D Mark III and what firmware updates you hope to see come thru
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2012, 07:28:02 PM »
I hope they fix the espresso maker.  Having a reliable source of caffeen in the morning is essential for us professional photographers.  My 5DIII is not very good at making espresso with the current firmware.  Hope they fix it!!

You must've missed this firmware/hardware combo update, then:




seriously though, I am VERY happy with the mkIII . . . it IS the BEST. I would not ask for much except that they release firmware to fix any flash issues, and whatever minor things we can all find, but nothing unexpected with a primo month camera release. . . . I am in love with Canon 5DmkIII.

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« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2012, 07:28:02 PM »

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« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2012, 09:38:28 PM »
You must've missed this firmware/hardware combo update, then:




seriously though, I am VERY happy with the mkIII . . . it IS the BEST. I would not ask for much except that they release firmware to fix any flash issues, and whatever minor things we can all find, but nothing unexpected with a primo month camera release. . . . I am in love with Canon 5DmkIII.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III and what firmware updates you hope to see come thru
« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2012, 02:15:51 AM »
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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Just figured out something interesting on this point. If you enable VF display illumination to on instead of auto (last AF menu screen) and then custom set the joystick to direct AF selection (so you don't have to press the AF selection button first to change points) the selection point will flash red every time you touch the joystick, so you can instantly see the AF point even in the dark.  A tiny workaround but pretty useful.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III and what firmware updates you hope to see come thru
« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2012, 09:10:40 AM »
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

Page 102

Just figured out something interesting on this point. If you enable VF display illumination to on instead of auto (last AF menu screen) and then custom set the joystick to direct AF selection (so you don't have to press the AF selection button first to change points) the selection point will flash red every time you touch the joystick, so you can instantly see the AF point even in the dark.  A tiny workaround but pretty useful.
Been doing that but its even easier to hit the focus button, but it lights everything but with the focus point brighter, prob something i can alter in settings.
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« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2012, 09:27:33 AM »
They seriously need to fix the I-frame codec, and probably the IBP while they're at it. CBR not VBR please.

Oh, and the link provided only works for USA people.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III and what firmware updates you hope to see come thru
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2012, 11:52:59 AM »
They seriously need to fix the I-frame codec, and probably the IBP while they're at it. CBR not VBR please.

Oh, and the link provided only works for USA people.
Go to your canon site/ go to 5dm3/ on the page there is the main page for the 5dm3 and the whats in the box, overview, features, and such. Select the "Service & Support" portion and email.
That is where i found it on USA's obviously, it should be similar for you wherever you are.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III and what firmware updates you hope to see come thru
« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2012, 01:14:36 AM »
Discovered a new quirk in the firmware. I set my set button for zooming to the focus point. Funny thing is i set it on all my c1, c2, c3 and regular camera settings to zoom to the Focus point and it only zooms in if i am in a c function. When i am in manual or any other regular shooting style it doesn't zoom.
Going to write Canon now.
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« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2012, 06:20:55 AM »
I hope they fix the espresso maker.  Having a reliable source of caffeen in the morning is essential for us professional photographers.  My 5DIII is not very good at making espresso with the current firmware.  Hope they fix it!!

You must've missed this firmware/hardware combo update, then:




seriously though, I am VERY happy with the mkIII . . . it IS the BEST. I would not ask for much except that they release firmware to fix any flash issues, and whatever minor things we can all find, but nothing unexpected with a primo month camera release. . . . I am in love with Canon 5DmkIII.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III and what firmware updates you hope to see come thru
« Reply #38 on: April 11, 2012, 06:21:56 AM »
On a more serious note as mention in other thread i would love to see a feature whereby we can highlight the focused area when shooting in live view...
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III and what firmware updates you hope to see come thru
« Reply #39 on: April 11, 2012, 10:08:41 AM »
On a more serious note as mention in other thread i would love to see a feature whereby we can highlight the focused area when shooting in live view...
not sure i get what you mean JR...
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