Canon Firmware

Firmware: Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM v1.0.5

Canon has released new firmware for the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM to improve performance with the Canon Cinema EOS C70.

Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Firmware Version 1.0.5 incorporates the following improvement for the phenomenon:

  1. Reduces image noise when performing high sensitivity shooting with the RF50mm F1.2 L USM lens attached to the EOS C70 camera.

Download firmware v1.0.5 for the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM

mrproxy

EOS M50
Aug 6, 2018
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" Reduces image noise when performing high sensitivity shooting with the RF50mm F1.2 L USM lens attached to the EOS C70 camera." - How lens FW can change something like this?
 
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koenkooi

EOS R
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Feb 25, 2015
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" Reduces image noise when performing high sensitivity shooting with the RF50mm F1.2 L USM lens attached to the EOS C70 camera." - How lens FW can change something like this?
I suspect the vignetting correction data in the lens was ever so slightly off and that caused the C70 to ramp up exposure a tiny bit. I can't think of anything else that a lens firmware can fix when it comes to image noise :)
 

YuengLinger

Sufficiently Pixilated
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Dec 20, 2012
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I suspect the vignetting correction data in the lens was ever so slightly off and that caused the C70 to ramp up exposure a tiny bit. I can't think of anything else that a lens firmware can fix when it comes to image noise :)
If the data is off in the lens, then why does the update note suggest this is only for the C70? I do like your guess, though! Just wondering why it doesn't benefit R bodies...As it stands, I don't see a reason for somebody with no intention of using a C70 to install this update.
 

koenkooi

EOS R
CR Pro
Feb 25, 2015
1,449
1,247
If the data is off in the lens, then why does the update note suggest this is only for the C70? I do like your guess, though! Just wondering why it doesn't benefit R bodies...As it stands, I don't see a reason for somebody with no intention of using a C70 to install this update.
My guess is that the firmware in the C70 exposed the bug in the lens firmware and Canon decided that the C70 firmware team was right.