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

AlanF

Stay at home
CR Pro
Aug 16, 2012
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14,478
Ditto all the European sites firmware removed.
Downloaded the R5 and R6 updates from the US site just in case Canon changes its mind! I'll wait to see if new ones get put on to the UK/EU sites.
 

entoman

wildlife photography
May 8, 2015
885
1,010
UK
It wouldn't be the first time that Canon have had to suddenly withdraw a firmware update.

I perhaps foolishly updated my R5 yesterday, and now I'm at the airport about to take it on a photographic holiday, so I hope it isn't going to brick the camera!

Have my 5DMkiv as a backup, but I'll be very p***ed off if Canon have put out a dodgy update that f***s my R5...

Seems that some people are having card errors after installing the update, but most reports indicate all is Ok. Could be an issue with specific cards? Or maybe there's another problem that no-one has yet uncovered?

One thing I noted was that the folder failed to open after I clicked on the firmware dmg, but after rebooting the computer the relevant files appeared, so maybe it's just a download problem?

Come on Canon, we need answers!
 
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Berowne

... they sparkle still the right Promethean fire.
Jun 7, 2014
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All Firmware Versions available from Germany until now. I am still on vs. 1.3.1. ...
 
Dec 4, 2021
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I read yesterday on Twitter that certainly the Canon UK site was experiencing issues that Canon are investigating, they said they weren't aware of problems with the firmware itself.

I noticed no versions of firmware were available for the R6 on the Firmware page for the UK.
 
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Fischer

EOS RP
Mar 17, 2020
348
247
I did worry about how to manage shooting groups in vehicle mode. But you can actually "jump" from one cyclist/car to the next by choosing to move to the subject to the left or right of the current selection. It is a simple and brilliant solution!
 

m4ndr4ke

EOS R6
May 14, 2019
39
37
Portugal
davidoliveira.eu
I'll just remind everyone that you can downgrade, via EOS Utility, so there's no harm in trying out the newer firmware, as long as you have the previous versions.

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So far I've only found one very minor issue with the new firmware: if we enable "suppress lower framerate" on the EVF, the "EXP SIM" icon starts blinking at the same exposure level as if we were allowing the EVF to drop its framerate rate, which we aren't, so it should start blinking at a higher exposure level.
To be honest, that's not something that will bother me, because in order to use that we first need to set EVF performance to "Smooth", which I usually don't.

But that's the only thing I found...
 

xps

EOS R
Oct 19, 2011
1,029
127
Middle Europe
I upgraded firmware from Canon US. Worked fine, but there are two bugs, I identified until now:
First, the older LP-6N batteries are not recognized, when put into the grip. Second, heavily drain in battery in switched off mode. Two 6NH batteries are almost empty, after beeing inserted fully loaded on Friday.
I try to reinstall the FW, when it appears on Canon Germany site.
 
Dec 5, 2021
5
10
I have problem with stabilizer on 100-400 II. When it's on, sometimes it works but most of the time it says MF mode. When I turn it off - it works. Maybe it is lens - but nothing has changed except FW.
 

Viggo

EOS R5
Dec 13, 2010
4,881
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I upgraded firmware from Canon US. Worked fine, but there are two bugs, I identified until now:
First, the older LP-6N batteries are not recognized, when put into the grip. Second, heavily drain in battery in switched off mode. Two 6NH batteries are almost empty, after beeing inserted fully loaded on Friday.
I try to reinstall the FW, when it appears on Canon Germany site.
Are you sure you’re still in Airplane mode? Mine has just been sitting as well and it hasn’t lost even 1%…
 

xps

EOS R
Oct 19, 2011
1,029
127
Middle Europe
Are you sure you’re still in Airplane mode? Mine has just been sitting as well and it hasn’t lost even 1%…
No, not in Airplane mode. After FW 1.3 my R5´s did not drain battery much, when switched off. But now it does. I´ll try Flight Mode. Thanks
 
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xps

EOS R
Oct 19, 2011
1,029
127
Middle Europe
I have problem with stabilizer on 100-400 II. When it's on, sometimes it works but most of the time it says MF mode. When I turn it off - it works. Maybe it is lens - but nothing has changed except FW.
Hmmmmm..... Tried it this moment: 100-400 L II works on all 3 adapters fine. But the Tamron 90mm macro do not start focussing in AF mode.

How to downgrade FW? Just putting it on the SD card like upgrading?
Does someone know an working download link with FR 1.4, please? Erratic deleted the old FW file
 

sfericean

R6 x 2 & 1DXIII x 2
CR Pro
Sep 2, 2018
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Had a family portrait session yesterday. Used two R6's w/RF 50mm F1.2 and RF 70-200mm F2.8. I experienced no problems with the cameras using 1.5.0. Grabed on to eyes without issue. Pleasurable shooting experience all together. Complete side-note but everyone should get the RF 50mm F1.2. Worth every penny. Talking about pennies. I plan on saving each one and adding the RF 85mm F1.2 to the arsenal very soon as well.
 

Viggo

EOS R5
Dec 13, 2010
4,881
1,536
Had a go at the ice skating today and it works almost great. I had slight issues with minor backfocus, and some shots in a series completely off that I feel hasn’t been an issue previously. So there is definitely not an upgrade in AF tracking performance, but perhaps not always much worse either. It’s much better at switching to the closest eye, but no Eye AF when a person is in profile. Can’t say I’m impressed so far.
 
Dec 5, 2021
5
10
Hmmmmm..... Tried it this moment: 100-400 L II works on all 3 adapters fine. But the Tamron 90mm macro do not start focussing in AF mode.

How to downgrade FW? Just putting it on the SD card like upgrading?
Does someone know an working download link with FR 1.4, please? Erratic deleted the old FW file
Just did another shoot today and it worked ok. I will be testing it further!
 

AdamBotond

EOS M6 Mark II
Mar 31, 2016
87
8
Hopefully, this new firmware will bring some improvements to the eye tracking, as well. There is room for it, certainly. When using eye tracking with fast super telephoto lenses I often end up with the majority of my shots back focused just slightly, while the camera is seemingly locked on the eyes. The difference is rather minor, but it is disappointing to see that the sharpest points are often not the eyes, but behind.
Anyone else noticed this?
 
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