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Firmware update for 7D
« on: August 05, 2012, 08:27:32 PM »
Ok, we know it was August "something" but does anyone know WHEN Canon will release it? I am getting anxious.

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Firmware update for 7D
« on: August 05, 2012, 08:27:32 PM »

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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2012, 08:38:16 PM »
Any reason for your anxiety?

The 7D will still work as it has since 1.2.5 in the meantime.

You have other cameras in your arsenal that equal or outperform the 7D for specific features.

Whats the rush?

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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012, 08:56:59 PM »
As he says in his signature, he has a problem :)
I can't wait any longer either.

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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2012, 09:15:51 PM »
I can't wait either and I won't eat or sleep until I have it installed.

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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2012, 11:55:56 PM »
Its like Xmas, you know you're getting a new toy. But the anticipation is killing me too!

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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2012, 12:06:32 AM »
As I said in the thread at TDP, since this firmware was announced, my 7D has become useless. There's no point in taking any images with it, they're just going to look totally crap until I can get my hands on the new firmware.
At least it makes a nice Doorstop and/or ArcaSwiss-mounted Bookend in the meantime...
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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2012, 02:58:19 AM »
http://www.canon.com.au/about-canon/news-events/news-press-releases/canon-eos-7d-significant-performance-boosts?cid=scfb1206047 :
"Any new EOS 7D cameras shipped from Canon Australia after 7 August 2012 will have the new firmware installed.
*1 Firmware Version 2.0.0 will be available for download from 7 August 2012 at http://support-au.canon.com.au/P/search?model=EOS%207D&filter=0&menu=Download
Firmware Version 2.0.0 (from 7 August 2012)"

...and many other places in Internet announcing it's release date. Visit www.google.com, in the field boxed with blue color enter some relevant phrases, like "7d", "firmware", "canon", "new", "august" etc. and press Enter. You will see some links below. If you hit any of the links below you can happily enter the page when this date is stated and confirmed in many other places. Google.com is a great site, there is a whole Internet in it :)
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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2012, 02:58:19 AM »

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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2012, 04:34:25 AM »
The 7D will still work as it has since 1.2.5 in the meantime.

I don't expect miracles from the new firmware. The ability to set a maximum (auto) ISO figure is the only *new* feature that I'll probably use. Still, let's have it :)
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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2012, 04:56:43 AM »
I too need it desperately! Oh wait I don't have a 7D...  ;D

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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2012, 08:26:35 AM »
I have a 7D, but I am not sure I will trouble to update the firmware. Not even a useful new feature (for me).
Regarding auto-iso max, it is useless because auto-iso is itself useless (for me). I gave up on auto-iso when I found out it does not allow to use exposure compensation, as it is made to null the EC we set. Now, that would be a real update, make auto-iso a real feature.

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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2012, 09:58:12 AM »
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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2012, 11:07:31 AM »
I am quite keen myself, but I'd rather wait a few extra days and hope the new firmware is stable.   The 7D doesn't have a great track record for unstable firmware updates.

I was shooting with a UDMA card at the weekend in 8fps and AiServo, and will welcome the even greater buffer depth. 

But then I'll be optimistic if my UDMA card doesn't corrupt every 3rd use this firmware version...

Audio tweeks welcome as well..

But I'm prepared to wait for a version that works.

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Re: Firmware update for 7D
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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2012, 11:54:58 AM »
I'm not excited at all either.  There isn't one update I will use with my needs.  I'm just hoping they are sneaking some image quality improvement in, but I know that's just wishful thinking.

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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2012, 11:56:57 AM »
If I wrote 'tomorrow' would someone insert an Annie youtube?

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Re: Firmware update for 7D
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