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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2012, 12:01:47 PM »
If I wrote 'tomorrow' would someone insert an Annie youtube?

Not me, maybe someone else :)
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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2012, 12:01:47 PM »

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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2012, 01:34:25 PM »
I remember the Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy update about the Earth...

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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2012, 01:39:27 PM »
One good update, would be to offer a decent manual.
Like almost other brands user guides, including Nikon, Sony, Microsoft, etc, the 7D manual is very poor.

The manuals from all these companies usually resume to stating the obvious and little else. For "feature X" press the button labeled "feature X", but little about the details of feature X.

There are some other isues like In page 104, Exposure compensation is marked with a star that is stated in page 95 to mean that it works in modes P/Tv/Av,M/B. But in the same page 104 it is said "Set the mode dial to P, Tv or Av. So the user is left unknowing if it works in M mode or not. Also nothing is said about EC not working with auto-iso.
Not enough information is given about how the different meetering modes work, so that the user can pick the right one.
And so on, so on...

I may be picky, but those marketing guys (from all companies) that earn a lot to say/make a lot of rubish, should put out some better manuals.

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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2012, 02:55:22 PM »
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One good update, would be to offer a decent manual.
Like almost other brands user guides, including Nikon, Sony, Microsoft, etc, the 7D manual is very poor.

Ah, but then how would all those other authors who make manuals to help you "understand" your camera make a living?  ::)

I'm ready to download it, I'm just a little hesitant because of what I was reading into some items in the "revised" 7D Manual that Canon posted.

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P 173: ! You cannot rate the images and movies shot when the firmware version was 1.x.x with the camera updated to version 2.x.x.

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P 191: ! (first bullet) You cannot process the RAW images or resize JPEG images shot when the firmware version was 1.x.x with the camera updated to version 2.x.x.

I hope I'm wrong, but something there tells me that RAW import may be broken for third-party apps for a short while after the update is in the wild...   :-\
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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2012, 03:08:45 PM »
but will it be able to process RAW-files from other Cameras ?  ...thinking of 1ds3 Raws...

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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2012, 03:11:58 PM »
but will it be able to process RAW-files from other Cameras ?  ...thinking of 1ds3 Raws...

Do you want to upload files from other cameras to 7d with firmware 2.0?
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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2012, 03:52:44 PM »
but will it be able to process RAW-files from other Cameras ?  ...thinking of 1ds3 Raws...

Do you want to upload files from other cameras to 7d with firmware 2.0?

I want to take a card with 1ds files on it and process them in the 7d, so I can copy the edited jpgs to an sd card to give them to someone.

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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2012, 03:52:44 PM »

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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2012, 04:07:43 PM »
but will it be able to process RAW-files from other Cameras ?  ...thinking of 1ds3 Raws...

Do you want to upload files from other cameras to 7d with firmware 2.0?

I want to take a card with 1ds files on it and process them in the 7d, so I can copy the edited jpgs to an sd card to give them to someone.

Might make sense.
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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2012, 05:34:31 PM »
Manana

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but will it be able to process RAW-files from other Cameras ?  ...thinking of 1ds3 Raws...
I get the idea, but I don't think it'll work. Maybe some cameras, but not all...
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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2012, 06:45:22 PM »
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I hope I'm wrong, but something there tells me that RAW import may be broken for third-party apps for a short while after the update is in the wild...   :-\

Lets hope that at the very least canon release new DPP updates in tandem, or that the CR2's are close enough to recent ACR upgrades...

Another reason not to update firmware at the stroke of midnight.

I'm a great fan of letting other folk break their cameras first.

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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2012, 09:29:20 PM »
Anybody tried the firmware update yet?  I just downloaded it from Canon USA and it took quite a while so I figure the world is downloading it...

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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2012, 09:31:35 PM »
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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2012, 09:47:36 PM »
I downloaded it at over 1MB/sec. Only took a few seconds to download for me...

Auto ISO is a bit of a letdown, can only choose full stop ISOs. Not in between :(

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Re: Firmware update for 7D
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Re: Firmware update for 7D
« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2012, 09:50:54 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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It seems like its out, look here http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/professional/professional_cameras/eos_digital_slr_cameras/eos_7d#DriversAndSoftware
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Re: Firmware update for 7D
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Re: Firmware update for 7D
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