Issues with the R5 1.5.0 firmware?

Viggo

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Hi all!

Some people are reporting the 1.5.0 firmware missing from many Canon sites. Also reports of weird iso values when using Av and auto iso and some says face tracking is worse. Might be issues in Fv also.

I haven’t seen issues with mine, but very limited testing so far.
 
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Alan B

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The latest firmware for the 1DX MKIII on Canon UK has also disappeared!

EDIT - And the latest firmware for the R5 on Canon UK has also gone!!!
 
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sfericean

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The latest firmware for the 1DX MKIII on Canon UK has also disappeared!

EDIT - And the latest firmware for the R5 on Canon UK has also gone!!!
This is true...all three are missing off the UK site (R5, R6, and 1DX Mark III). Very interesting development indeed...

I have 2 R6's and access to 2 1DXIII's. No problems thus far.
 
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Viggo

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It was posts from various groups on fb, so I didn’t bother to link to them all.
I figured if it’s a issue this forum will for sure know about it after a couple of days, and if not, there is no issue.
 
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sfericean

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It was posts from various groups on fb, so I didn’t bother to link to them all.
I figured if it’s a issue this forum will for sure know about it after a couple of days, and if not, there is no issue.
Ok I will back track my statement in one fashion. The only issue that I've noticed is in the custom white balance where you take a shot to custom white balance the camera to the scene. It seems to be very cool when it selects the final white balance. It seems like the picture that is taken looks good and properly white balanced but when it goes back to live-view (and in the case of the R6; in the EVF and the back screen), its very cool and it doesn't seem like the right white balance was set.

It could be user error, but it seems pretty straight forward, except that when the picture is taken there is nothing on the screen that you would confirm the white balance it aquired, other than the picture and the histogram. There is no "press set to confirm WB" or something like that.
 
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Viggo

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Ok I will back track my statement in one fashion. The only issue that I've noticed is in the custom white balance where you take a shot to custom white balance the camera to the scene. It seems to be very cool when it selects the final white balance. It seems like the picture that is taken looks good and properly white balanced but when it goes back to live-view (and in the case of the R6; in the EVF and the back screen), its very cool and it doesn't seem like the right white balance was set.

It could be user error, but it seems pretty straight forward, except that when the picture is take there is nothing on the screen that aquires the custom white balance other than the picture and the histogram. There is no "press set to confirm WB" or something like that.
Do you get this screen and then “wb registered” or something? Seems alright looking at my histogram.
 

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Huh, it‘s nowhere to be found on Canons German website. No firmware at all at the moment even. Has it already been taken down due to issue like with v1.4?
 

sfericean

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Do you get this screen and then “wb registered” or something? Seems alright looking at my histogram.
I most certainly do not get that screen, especially on the right hand side...mine is blank..in the lower half. Again, maybe I'm doing it wrong?
 

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AlanF

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This is true...all three are missing off the UK site (R5, R6, and 1DX Mark III). Very interesting development indeed...

I have 2 R6's and access to 2 1DXIII's. No problems thus far.
If they suddenly disappear, it's a bad sign something is wrong.
 

Viggo

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I most certainly do not get that screen, especially on the right hand side...mine is blank..in the lower half. Again, maybe I'm doing it wrong?
The right screen is set up with cycle on info an scroll down, to show rgb histogram.

the first one you need to be already in custom WB, and then you have the option to use the trash can to set wb. If that doesn’t show you perhaps have selected another wb than custom.
 
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The right screen is set up with cycle on info an scroll down, to show rgb histogram.

the first one you need to be already in custom WB, and then you have the option to use the trash can to set wb. If that doesn’t show you perhaps have selected another wb than custom.
Interesting indeed. Here is the process I follwed.:

1. Live view
2. "Q" button on upper right of screen.
3. White balance (3rd button down on the screen on the right)
4. Select custom white balance icon on the bottom row of the screen.
5. Select "Shoot to set WB"
6. Take a picture.

And then the screen in the attached file. I've pressed the info button, the trash button, I've attempted to move the AF selecter up and down. Nothing seems to happen at the end of that sequence and when the camera returns to live view, its certainly not the correct white balance. Its a very cool WB, nothing like the picture take to attempt to aquire WB.

Hopefully I'm making sense here.
 

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Viggo

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Interesting indeed. Here is the process I follwed.:

1. Live view
2. "Q" button on upper right of screen.
3. White balance (3rd button down on the screen on the right)
4. Select custom white balance icon on the bottom row of the screen.
5. Select "Shoot to set WB"
6. Take a picture.

And then the screen in the attached file. I've pressed the info button, the trash button, I've attempted to move the AF selecter up and down. Nothing seems to happen at the end of that sequence and when the camera returns to live view, its certainly not the correct white balance. Its a very cool WB, nothing like the picture take to attempt to aquire WB.

Hopefully I'm making sense here.
When it says “shoot to set WB” you need to press the trash can FIRST (y) then the first screen posted earlier with the double square in center will show up.
 
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Viggo

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I've pressed the trash can and I've tapped the button. Both bring me to the screen with the square to take a WB reading, but then nothing. (it would appear).
What kind of grey card are you using? And if you’re under flickering lights and do not use anti flickering it will affect the wb sample.
 

Viggo

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*edit*

yeah, so nevermind, it was set to animal AF after shooting the furball. I’ll leave the post to make a point of the stupid decision to not display which priority is set in the EVF.

With some simple testing with a person sitting, 2/3 crop, the eye AF is better at choosing the eye closest to the camera, but it jumped more often to the hand (?) and it seems a bit more jumpy.
 
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rpg51

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Once you install the new firmware - is it possible to go back?
 

tron

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"Ooops I did it again" describes the fact that I have already updated my R5 to 1.5.0

I had done the same to my 5DMkIV with the firmware that Canon replaced but my R5 seems fine (I have not experimented with the above though).

But I am sure if there is a problem Canon will fix it.... (just like with 5DIV)
 
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