Canon EOS R6 firmwave v1.5.0 changelog posted, download now available

Traveler

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Oct 6, 2019
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Canon, why there is still no way to quickly change DRIVE MODE with one-butoon touch (e.g. via Register/recall shooting func),
or there is no way to quickly change SILENT SHUTTER other than C1-C3 modes? :(
Or let us set Quick dial in Fv mode! There are four wheels on the camera so I don't need to scroll between the values. Or, perhaps, let us scroll between the values when I hold a button (hold button, turn main dial, like with ISO or exp. compensation).
Please!
 
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m4ndr4ke

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May 14, 2019
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I am still on Firmware Version 1.2. No Problems, no update.
Not true, that version still has the IBIS bug. On the first shot after waking up the camera from power saving mode, the sensor always tilts and may blur the corners of the picture, if the shutter speed is low enough. If you're in burst mode, it may affect several shots.

Plus, you're missing new features.

Anyway, I'm keeping a backup of all previous firmwares since I bought my R6, just in case I ever need to downgrade (which hasn't been the case so far).
 
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BBarn

EOS 90D
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Canon, why there is still no way to quickly change DRIVE MODE with one-butoon touch (e.g. via Register/recall shooting func),
or there is no way to quickly change SILENT SHUTTER other than C1-C3 modes? :(
Or let us set Quick dial in Fv mode! There are four wheels on the camera so I don't need to scroll between the values. Or, perhaps, let us scroll between the values when I hold a button (hold button, turn main dial, like with ISO or exp. compensation).
Please!
You can program any of several buttons to toggle through the drive modes, though not assign a specific drive mode. I agree that the other two options would be nice. But I'm basically out of buttons anyway. I consider the number of programmable buttons lacking on R series cameras.
 
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Canon R5/6 firmware v1.5.0 is this compatible with macOS 12.0.1 Monterey, it's not listed on Canons website
 

Traveler

EOS R6
Oct 6, 2019
131
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You can program any of several buttons to toggle through the drive modes, though not assign a specific drive mode. I agree that the other two options would be nice. But I'm basically out of buttons anyway. I consider the number of programmable buttons lacking on R series cameras.
Yeah I know that but toggle is always a bit slow and I'd love to program the "Recall func" that way. Eg. when something fast happens, I'd just press one of the buttons that would set the camera to ... 1/500s, High speed+, servo, AF tracking. And when released, the camera would go back to normal.
And I agree that there should be more buttons (arrows on the back wheel would be great) but that's probably not fixable by a FW update :)
 

briangus

EOS 90D
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Apr 6, 2017
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Canon R5/6 firmware v1.5.0 is this compatible with macOS 12.0.1 Monterey, it's not listed on Canons website
Yes downloaded ok
Disk image showed mounted on desktop but folder didn’t open
Opened from desktop and copied to card and installed with no issues
 
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How about the problem where the movie file corrupt if you make time lapse using EF8-15 L USM Fisheye? Was it fixed?
 

Finn

EOS M6 Mark II
Mar 6, 2021
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Setting custom white balance doesn't work. Screen is black when you go to set it. Totally broken.
 
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entoman

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Good morninh to ALL.
What I need in next firmware is to be able to change from Q MENU people to animals or car.It's a very significant lack.
Does this indicate that you are often in situations where you need to switch *rapidly* between shooting a car and an animal? (it sounds an unlikely scenario, unless you specialise in photographing animals on race tracks. ;)).

Why not just save all your settings (including AF settings) for animals as a custom mode, and all of your settings for vehicle photography as another custom mode?

You can even save multiple custom modes to an SD card and recall them whenever you need them.
 
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neuroanatomist

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We Why not just save all your settings (including AF settings) for animals as a custom mode, and all of your settings for vehicle photography as another custom mode?
That’s how I will be setting up my R3. One C# for static subjects, one for moving people, the third for moving animals. All based on Fv, but with different AF and minimum shutter speed settings. Then I’ll restrict the available mode selections to just Fv and C1-C3 so I can cycle through them quickly.
 

tbgtomcom

Canon R5 (x2)
Aug 24, 2021
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I just downloaded and installed the 1.5 firmware onto both my R5 and my R6 and I have to say I'm pretty impressed. In situations that it did struggle previously with 1.4 it handles easily in 1.5. Canon never ceases to amaze me.
 
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YuengLinger

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Ok, tried Vehicle AF on my wife's car. Locked on so tightly she couldn't get out of the driveway! Like a tractor beam!
 
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entoman

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That’s how I will be setting up my R3. One C# for static subjects, one for moving people, the third for moving animals. All based on Fv, but with different AF and minimum shutter speed settings. Then I’ll restrict the available mode selections to just Fv and C1-C3 so I can cycle through them quickly.
I've saved 3 custom modes, one for animals and birds, one for insects, and one for landscapes & plants. I always meter manually, but all the other settings are fine-tuned for the relevant subject, so I can take a grab shot before getting down to making final adjustments if the subject gives me enough time to do so.

I would have preferred if the R5 had the same mode dial as the R6, which can be instantly cycled through the modes, rather than the more awkward "press centre and turn dial" method of the R5, but Canon presumably thought the posh LCD panel added a bit of class to the design.
 
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shire_guy

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I've saved 3 custom modes, one for animals and birds, one for insects, and one for landscapes & plants. I always meter manually, but all the other settings are fine-tuned for the relevant subject, so I can take a grab shot before getting down to making final adjustments if the subject gives me enough time to do so.

I would have preferred if the R5 had the same mode dial as the R6, which can be instantly cycled through the modes, rather than the more awkward "press centre and turn dial" method of the R5, but Canon presumably thought the posh LCD panel added a bit of class to the design.
Depending on how you want to allocate your buttons on the R5, I use the M-Fn button to pull up the modes then the Main Dial to switch between modes including custom modes. You can do it without taking your eye away from the EVF. I have removed some of the modes I don't use to make switching faster.
 

neuroanatomist

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I would have preferred if the R5 had the same mode dial as the R6, which can be instantly cycled through the modes, rather than the more awkward "press centre and turn dial" method of the R5, but Canon presumably thought the posh LCD panel added a bit of class to the design.
Can you limit the selections on the R5 like you can on the R3? On my 1D X, I have mode change assigned to the M.Fn-1 button right next to the shutter release - pressing it switches to the next mode, and I only have four available. I haven’t yet determined if I can set it up like that on the R3.
 
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entoman

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Depending on how you want to allocate your buttons on the R5, I use the M-Fn button to pull up the modes then the Main Dial to switch between modes including custom modes. You can do it without taking your eye away from the EVF. I have removed some of the modes I don't use to make switching faster.
That sounds like good practice. I use the Mfn for switching AF zones, and I use the SET button for switching between SERVO and ONE-SHOT AF. There are multiple ways to set-up cameras to suit everyone's style and preferences. But there are a few things that unfortunately can't be done on Canons - e.g. I'd like to assign a button to toggle between bracketed and non-bracketed exposures, and it would be handy to be able to toggle between single shot and high-speed drive. I think almost everyone here could suggest some function that they's like to see added or made assignable to a button

Can you limit the selections on the R5 like you can on the R3? On my 1D X, I have mode change assigned to the M.Fn-1 button right next to the shutter release - pressing it switches to the next mode, and I only have four available. I haven’t yet determined if I can set it up like that on the R3.
Yes, you can limit the modes on the R5 (I've only got C1, C2, C3 and M enabled), and of course you can also constrain the number of available AF zones, and the upper and lower limits of ISO, shutter speed and aperture.
 
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entoman

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Canon R5/6 firmware v1.5.0 is this compatible with macOS 12.0.1 Monterey, it's not listed on Canons website
Yes, I'm on OS 12.0.1 and I downloaded and installed v1.5.0 this afternoon, although I haven't had the chance to assess the claimed improvements to IBIS with non-stabilised glass, or to check if the AF update has any effect on animal-eye AF.
 
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entoman

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I just downloaded and installed the 1.5 firmware onto both my R5 and my R6 and I have to say I'm pretty impressed. In situations that it did struggle previously with 1.4 it handles easily in 1.5. Canon never ceases to amaze me.
Could you be more precise? Which situations did your R5/6 struggle with previously, and what aspects of the update have you found that make such a dramatic difference?
 
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tbgtomcom

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Could you be more precise? Which situations did your R5/6 struggle with previously, and what aspects of the update have you found that make such a dramatic difference?
When a face is partially blocked, especially by women with long hair that like it to drape partially over one eye, the new fix handles that much better.