It seems there was a bug or two in the recently released v1.8.0 firmware for the Canon EOS R6. There was an issue with “Err 70” that has now been resolved.
Canon EOS R6 v1.8.1
- It is now possible to crop and resize images during image transfer to an FTP server.
- After updating to firmware version 1.8.0, the phenomenon that Err70 etc. occurs under specific conditions has been fixed.
- Fixed minor bugs.
Download firmware v1.8.1 for the Canon EOS R6
Just as an information, as Canon France seems to be a bit late (strikes ? I'm kidding ... ;)), it looks like we never had the 1.8.0 firmware online.
At this right time, I don't see 1.8.1 available either on Canon USA or Europe.
However, 1.7.0 is available for both R6 and R5.
They should make the camera recognize both a zip file, and the eosrv-vXXX-win directory, as places to look for a .fir file. (It'd only take a millisecond to search every single file for a *.fir file, too.) I had to make three tries to get the camera happy. (If I had read the English doc it might have been clearer but I thought the zip file itself was the "firmware download." When that didn't work I tried the unzipped download. Only then did I realize it just wanted one file. Don't make the user jump through hoops. Also, it's bogus to put a totally generic instruction file into firmware distribution, that's not specific to the R5 for instance, no mention of which menu the "format card" and "firmware" options are on. The final choice to update the firmware has yes and no buttons, with the no button pre-selected--that's fine--but the yes button is actually greyed out as if it's not a selectable option.
OK, so I'm at 1.7.0. If the camera catches fire or starts producing photos with lame compositions it's all your fault.
(This talk reminds me of my first job out of school, where one of my duties was making master release tapes for our Unix computer OS releases back at Omron.)
*no doubt there were eg security updates that weren't elaborated on.
While it's good to know that minor bugs (which?) were fixed, I'm sure that R6 users would have been a lot happier if there were a couple of extra "features" that could have been added without stealing sales from the R6ii.
As another information, I use 1.7.0 since some times now, and did not experiment any bug at this right time.
( + and wow, memories of tapes :D )
Some weird stuff happening when trying to reply to people on CR today -e.g. impossible to type a reply unless rich text box enabled.
Anyone else having problems?
All other websites and their forums are working fine, issues are just with CR.
Edit - work s OK with Chrome, something gone wrong with Safari, I guess