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What Ever Happened to the Major 5D3 Firmware Upgrade?
« on: July 15, 2012, 03:16:17 PM »
Wasn't something coming (end of May was it?, End of June?) that was supposed to add features and improve image quality under some circumstances?

I wonder what happened to that firmware upgrade. Was it subsumed by all the chatter about the black AF points?

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What Ever Happened to the Major 5D3 Firmware Upgrade?
« on: July 15, 2012, 03:16:17 PM »

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Re: What Ever Happened to the Major 5D3 Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012, 03:40:50 PM »
Wasn't something coming (end of May was it?, End of June?) that was supposed to add features and improve image quality under some circumstances?

I wonder what happened to that firmware upgrade. Was it subsumed by all the chatter about the black AF points?

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There's an update on the main page from Friday if you had bothered to look.

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Re: What Ever Happened to the Major 5D3 Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 12:52:48 PM »
The only firmware update so far is the link I posted above.  So far that's it.

Thanks. Here is the quote from this site hinting at a more substantial update:

New 5D Mark III Firmware Before the End of May [CR2]
MAY 9, 2012 CANON 5D MARK III, CANON FIRMWARE FOLLOW ON OUR FORUM

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There is apparently going to be new 5D Mark III firmware before the end of May. It will address a few bugs, as well as adding some “features”. No mention of what the features might be. It was mentioned there is a possibility of a bug fix firmware update before the “feature” update, a two part strategy if you will.

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Re: What Ever Happened to the Major 5D3 Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2012, 01:28:26 PM »
I'm looking forward to what new "features" were part of that rumor, as well.

The 7D recently got a major update...

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Re: What Ever Happened to the Major 5D3 Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2012, 03:44:05 PM »
I'm looking forward to what new "features" were part of that rumor, as well.

The 7D recently got a major update...

hm, really? I cant find this major update for the 7D. You have a link?

And to the OP: Yes, there was a major update announced but nothing happened so far. Perhaps coming in 2014? Everything canon wants to release is coming with huge delays these days...

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Re: What Ever Happened to the Major 5D3 Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2012, 04:09:58 PM »
The only firmware update so far is the link I posted above.  So far that's it.

Thanks. Here is the quote from this site hinting at a more substantial update:

New 5D Mark III Firmware Before the End of May [CR2]
MAY 9, 2012 CANON 5D MARK III, CANON FIRMWARE FOLLOW ON OUR FORUM

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There is apparently going to be new 5D Mark III firmware before the end of May. It will address a few bugs, as well as adding some “features”. No mention of what the features might be. It was mentioned there is a possibility of a bug fix firmware update before the “feature” update, a two part strategy if you will.

Wick, we're aware of the quote.  We're trying to tell you that it hasn't happened yet.  Canon hasn't said when it will either.  It was a rumor anyways.
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Re: What Ever Happened to the Major 5D3 Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2012, 04:14:26 PM »
The 7D recently got a major update...

Almost... Due in August...

EOS 7D Firmware Upgrade Overview at
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/EOS7D_firmware
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Re: What Ever Happened to the Major 5D3 Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2012, 04:14:26 PM »

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Re: What Ever Happened to the Major 5D3 Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2012, 10:23:41 PM »
Shouldn't we already know from experience that dates mean nothing to Canon? :)

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Re: What Ever Happened to the Major 5D3 Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2012, 12:35:01 AM »
Lots of off topic discussion about the 7D that is confusing other posters.  The topic is about the 5D MK III, NOT the 7D

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Re: What Ever Happened to the Major 5D3 Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2012, 04:34:25 AM »
Another off-topic comments... sorry  :P

The new version of EOS Utility includes the support for 7D firmware 2.0, but no mention of 5D3's firmware:-

"EOS Utility 2.11.4 Updater for Windows:
    Supports EOS Kiss X6i / EOS REBEL T4i / EOS 650D, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS-1D X.
    Supports EOS 7D Firmware Version 2.0.0. (For EOS 7D updated to Version 2.0.0, use EOS Utility 2.11.4 or later.)
    The HDR (High Dynamic Range) function used during Remote Live View shooting has been added."


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Re: What Ever Happened to the Major 5D3 Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2012, 04:34:25 AM »