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Will Third Party Firmware Void Your Canon Warranty?

Will Third Party Firmware Void Your Canon Warranty?

Are you covered if you use Magic Lantern?
DIY Photography did a great article on third party firmware and whether or not it voids your warranty. They did it for various brands including Canon, Nikon and Panasonic. Of the three, only Canon is “okay” with you using third party firmware and your warranty will not be “voided”. The only catch is if you “brick” the camera and it’s related to third party software, Canon will not cover that repair.

Canon’s Response
“There is no such thing as “voiding” the Canon warranty, there are simply repairs that are covered, and those that are not.

For instance, the repairs for a failure of the buttons on the back of the camera within the warranty period, on a camera that does not show any evidence of mishandling or misuse, would likely be covered. Repairs for a camera that is “bricked” or otherwise having issues directly related to using a third party firmware would not be covered.”

EOS-1 Bodies
Canon doesn’t mention anything about EOS-1 bodies and third party firmware in the above story. However, I have been told Canon would take legal action against anyone publicly releasing unauthorized firmware for the EOS-1 bodies, so this is probably why we haven’t seen any development of such software.

You can read the entire article at DIY Photographer

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Deals: EOS-1D X & EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS

Deals: EOS-1D X & EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS

A couple deals from eBay
Both deals are from eBay seller 6ave, they have a rating of 99.5% on eBay. These deals include free shipping to the lower 48, and paid shipping to Alaska, Hawaii and Canada.

A note about warranty from 6ave
Our products are covered by a warranty of 1 years parts and 90 days for labor. You may contact us at 800-369-6239 to obtain warranty information.

Canon EOS-1D X Body (Brand New)

  • EOS-1D X Body
  • 2x 32GB CF Cards
  • Camera Bag

Buy Canon EOS-1D X Kit for $5939

Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS (Brand New)

  • EOS 6D Body
  • EF 24-105 f/4L IS Lens
  • 32gb SDHC Memory Card
  • 2x LP-E6 Batteries (Not Canon Branded)
  • Compact Battery Charger
  • 77mm UV Filter
  • Camera Bag

Buy Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS Kit for $2384

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EOS 5D Mark III, EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C Firmware Info [CR1]

EOS 5D Mark III, EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C Firmware Info [CR1]

Firmware coming soon
Lots of questions about the firmware updates Canon announced a while back. A non official source has updated us on the progress of the software updates for the following 3 cameras.

EOS 5D Mark III
Firmware 1.2.0 (may be 1.2.1 when released) will be on our CF cards by the end of April. Canon USA also confirmed this for me.

EOS-1D X
There is no reported delay on the firmware update for the EOS-1D X. It will arrive in May as previously announced.

EOS-1D C
Another announcement may be coming at the end of April letting us know when we can expect the 25p at 4K update. One of the challenges is encrypting the firmware to combat hacking or reverse engineering of the software inside the camera.

As for the 120fps/720p mode that leaked in a photo a few weeks ago, that feature won’t appear in the final version of the firmware update due to “stability concerns”.

Buy the: EOS 5D Mark III | EOS-1D X | EOS-1D C

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EOS-1D C Firmware After NAB

Firmware on schedule
The scheduled release of the EOS-1D C firmware for April is still probable.

I received a screenshot of the firmware being tested a few days and just got around to it today. The screenshot shows all the various frame rates available to you for the EOS-1D C. The biggest addition is the ability to record in 25p at 4K resolution.

We’re told it’s going to be available after NAB. Speaking of, we’ll be in Las Vegas next week for NAB checking out the latest in video gear.

EOS-1D C Test Firmw

EOS-1D C Test Firmware

I haven’t heard anything more about the EOS 5D Mark III firmware that is due in April. There is also a firmware due for the EOS-1D X in May to fix the AF assist issues with Canon Speedlites.

Buy the EOS 5D Mark III | EOS-1D X | EOS-1D C

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Get 6% Cashback on the EOS-1D X from B&H

Get 6% Cashback on the EOS-1D X from B&H

From B&H Photo
B&H is currently offering 6% cashback on the EOS-1D X. The in cart price is $6728, so the cashback would be $403.

Canon EOS-1D X at B&H Photo $6728 + 6% cashback

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR1]

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR1]

*UPDATE 2*
The battery does help a camera body autofocus an EF lens faster.

From Chuck Westfall… “In addition, the EOS-1D X achieves a higher lens motor drive speed with select L-series USM telephoto lenses than the 5D Mark III because of the 1D X’s more powerful battery pack.” [source]

Thanks Edwin

*UPDATE*

Some discussion has come up about AF performance being affected by battery voltage. The LP-E4 style batter in the 1D series is 11.1 volts, while the LP-E6 is 7.2 volts. I do not have the technical papers of the relationship between voltage and AF performance on for EF lenses. If such an article exists, I would love to see it. We were passing on information that came to us from a new source.

What to expect?
We’ve received some interesting information about the development of the EOS 7D Mark II.

We’re told at least one variation of the camera being developed has an integrated grip, really making it a “Baby EOS-1D X”. We’re told that the larger battery seen in the EOS-1D X is part of the reason it will autofocus bigger lenses better than a camera with say an LP-E6. If this is going to be targeted at sports and wildlife photographers, the bigger battery makes a lot of sense. I would expect the camera to be somewhat smaller, as the mirrorbox and prism wouldn’t need to be as large. It’s sounding like Canon is really going to test how much people are willing to spend on an APS-C body.

It is a 2013 camera by all indications, most likely the late summer/early fall.

No other specifications were mentioned.

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Canon EOS-1D X & EF 24-105 f/4L IS Deals at GetItDigital

From eBay
99.6% approved GetItDigital is selling the Canon EOS-1D X body for $6239, that’s about $500 cheaper than other big retailers. They are also selling the Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS for $839.

Canon EOS-1D X $6239 | Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $839

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Canon Service Advisory Emails Sent for 5D Mark III & EOS-1D X

Canon Service Advisory Emails Sent for 5D Mark III & EOS-1D X

Official Service Advisory Notice
This service notification e-mail contains important information about your EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR/EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera. Please note that product service announcement e-mails contain advisory or informational content that may be critical to the proper operation of your product, including safety, update, and instructional messages. Please carefully review the information in this e-mail as it relates to your Canon product.

Thank you for using Canon products.

Affected Products

  • EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera
  • EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera

Details
Depending upon the shooting conditions, it may take slightly longer for the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X digital SLR cameras to acquire focus when using the Speedlite’s AF Assist Beam, compared with that of the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS-1D Mark IV digital SLR cameras using the Speedlite’s AF Assist Beam.

We are developing a solution to enhance the focusing feature for the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X and plan to release a firmware update based on following estimated schedule:

  • EOS 5D Mark III: (estimated) Late April, 2013
  • EOS-1D X: (estimated) Late May, 2013

Support
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III $3149 | Canon EOS-1D X $6728

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]

First spec list in a long time
We received our first spec list for a Canon EOS 7D Mark II (we’re calling it that for now) from a known source in a while this weekend. Most people are now saying that this camera is probably being announced at the end of summer, with availability almost right away like the EOS 5D Mark III.

It was also mentioned that their could be as many as 3 prototype configurations of the camera out there, and this one of them.

Specifications

  • 24.1mp APS-C Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC V
  • 10fps
  • Dual Memory Card Slots (Unknown configuration)
  • 61 AF Points (I wonder if we’ll get red focus points in AIS?)
  • 3.2″ LCD
  • Build quality like 5D3
  • GPS & Wifi
  • $2199 ($500 more than the 7D at launch, I’d like to see such a camera come in under $2000)
  • ISO Performance to get close to the 5D3
  • “Lots of video features”

As we’ve been told before, this camera will basically be a mini EOS-1D X, and with that, comes a price increase. It was also stressed that about the only spec that may change is the sensor, as they have a few APS-C sensors available. I wonder about the megapixel count, though if Canon gets back to making industry leading sensors, I have no doubt 24mp could be a real winner.

Canon EOS 7D $1199 at BuyDig.com

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Canon to Update Firmware for 5D MK III and 1D X AF with Speedlight Assist Lamp

Canon to Update Firmware for 5D MK III and 1D X AF with Speedlight Assist Lamp

New firmware coming
Canon has posted a article in their forum indicating that a firmware fix for the 5D Mark III and the 1dx is being tested to speed up autofocus when using the AF assist liight on a Canon Speedlight.  Many users have noted that focus is slow to be achieved compared with older models.  A quote from their post is given below.

“Canon has confirmed that, depending upon the shooting conditions, it may take slightly longer for the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X digital SLR cameras to acquire focus when using the Speedlite’s AF Assist Beam, compared with that of the EOS 5D Mark II and 1dx digital SLR cameras using the Speedlite’s AF Assist Beam. We are developing a firmware update to enhance the focusing feature for the EOS 5D Mark III and the EOS-1D X. The schedule for release of this firmware update will be announced shortly.”

http://forums.usa.canon.com/t5/EOS/5D3-AF-assist-beam-slower-focus/m-p/13107#M1450