Issues with the R5 1.5.0 firmware?

YuengLinger

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You misunderstood, it’s not just when the function is active the issues are there. If I check it and then uncheck it, the issue is there until I perform a factory reset and reload my saved settings.
Now I understand. Yes, that sounds like a bug!
 
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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.
Don't if it is missing, but I can say I had a problem since installing. Had the camera on for a while, no photos taken, Action was about to start, put it up and the screen was blank, push down on the shutter button Nothing. Menu button worked. Powered off and on still blank changed the lens, OK, put the old lens on and was fine. Missed the shot after all this. R5, had the RF to EF converter on 600mm F4, changed to the RF 100-500mm and back. Can't explain what happen. Never had this issue till 1.5.
 
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I downloaded the 1.5 firmware, put it on a SD card but the R5 wouldn't let me install it. I can see the file but the install option is greyed out.

Guess it wants to weather the storm... o_O
 
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Viggo

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I downloaded the 1.5 firmware, put it on a SD card but the R5 wouldn't let me install it. I can see the file but the install option is greyed out.

Guess it wants to weather the storm... o_O
Use your scroll wheel, not touch screen.:p
 
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Are people noticing better AF on small birds against busy backgrounds (e.g., leaves) with 1.5.0, or is this still a major unsolved AF problem?
 

Viggo

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No improvements for me, only issues…
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Viggo

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I can confirm this method works to roll back the R5. It now works like it should on firmware 1.4.0.

 

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sfericean

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I can confirm this method works to roll back the R5. It now works like it should on firmware 1.4.0.

Bro. Honestly so happy to hear you got your camera back to 1.4. I just wanted to say that before I watch the video. None of what was going on with your camera trying to roll back was making sense.
 

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I still have not bothered to upgrade my R5 to the latest. Its mostly just been sitting here this winter. I have not ventured out.
 

sfericean

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Actually it wasn’t. Start update with card with 1.5.0, open card door, insert second card with 1.4.0, close door , choose 1.4.0 and run update:)

thanks, I’m really glad it seemed to do the trick also:geek:
Ok good to know if I'm ever in a similar situation. Truth be told I took both my R6's back to 1.4. I didn't have any problems expressly, but that eye AF jumps around like crazy and I don't like it. Seems like 1.4 is just more stable.
 
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Ok good to know if I'm ever in a similar situation. Truth be told I took both my R6's back to 1.4. I didn't have any problems expressly, but that eye AF jumps around like crazy and I don't like it. Seems like 1.4 is just more stable.
It definitely is!
 

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Ok good to know if I'm ever in a similar situation. Truth be told I took both my R6's back to 1.4. I didn't have any problems expressly, but that eye AF jumps around like crazy and I don't like it. Seems like 1.4 is just more stable.
Have you adjusted the settings in the AF menu to make it stickier. I use Servo, case 2 with tracking slider to the left and acceleration slider to the right.
 
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Viggo

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Have you adjusted the settings in the AF menu to make it stickier. I use Servo, case 2 with tracking slider to the left and acceleration slider to the right.
I’ve used the same settings as always and tried loading a settings file from a working R5, no difference.

rollback made every difference .
 

AlanF

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I’ve used the same settings as always and tried loading a settings file from a working R5, no difference.

rollback made every difference .
What settings do you use for AF servo?
 

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So here’s an update I hope someone with a deeper technical understanding of software can shine some light on.

I’ve up- and downgraded my R5 several times and decided not just stick to 1.4.0, but send it to Canon and they can fix it while still under warranty. So, for the sixth time, I upgraded to 1.5.0 and was going to send it in, just wanted to take some shots and yet again confirm the issues. When it suddenly just works. I have no idea why, I’ve done the process the same as always and now it’s really, really good, a solid upgrade from 1.4.0.

Can it be bugs in the installation part of the firmware?
 

YuengLinger

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So here’s an update I hope someone with a deeper technical understanding of software can shine some light on.

I’ve up- and downgraded my R5 several times and decided not just stick to 1.4.0, but send it to Canon and they can fix it while still under warranty. So, for the sixth time, I upgraded to 1.5.0 and was going to send it in, just wanted to take some shots and yet again confirm the issues. When it suddenly just works. I have no idea why, I’ve done the process the same as always and now it’s really, really good, a solid upgrade from 1.4.0.

Can it be bugs in the installation part of the firmware?
I can't answer this question, but I'm curious about a possibly related factor: Have you ever made custom tweaks to your Picture Styles, maybe using Canon's Picture Style Editor? I'm beginning to suspect that some picture styles, namely Fine Detail, work better than others. I had a custom style with shadows raised so I could see detail in them through the EVF, and my AF performance seemed off. Switched back to Fine Detail and it was excellent again.

I wonder if this issue is worth a thread of its own...I will try to come up with a reproducible test before I make any further claims!
 

Viggo

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I can't answer this question, but I'm curious about a possibly related factor: Have you ever made custom tweaks to your Picture Styles, maybe using Canon's Picture Style Editor? I'm beginning to suspect that some picture styles, namely Fine Detail, work better than others. I had a custom style with shadows raised so I could see detail in them through the EVF, and my AF performance seemed off. Switched back to Fine Detail and it was excellent again.

I wonder if this issue is worth a thread of its own...I will try to come up with a reproducible test before I make any further claims!
I haven’t used Fine Detail, but I have changed some things in the Standard one, but not since I bought the camera so it’s always been the same for me.