New Firmware coming to the Canon EOS R

Frodo

EOS RP
Nov 3, 2012
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I read that the R5 and R6 might get firmware updates. Any further news about the update for the R?
 

CanonFanBoy

Really O.K. Boomer
Jan 28, 2015
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I read that the R5 and R6 might get firmware updates. Any further news about the update for the R?
I haven’t seen anything. I check Canon USA every few days. I’d like to know what the update is specifically going to fix as I’ve not had and issues besides shutter lag.
 

Frodo

EOS RP
Nov 3, 2012
365
52
Yes it would be nice to be able to alter the "stem" of the name so it's not "IMG"
Currently possible, but limited to three digits/letters.
In the menu, go to the first tab of the setup (yellow wrench) folder under "file name".
 
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Jethro

EOS R
Jul 14, 2018
416
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I'm hoping it will also have a profile for the Laowa 100mm 2x I just acquired in RF mount. It seemed to 'recognise' the old EF mount I briefly had, but still insisted on cropping it down to EF-S size! Which seemed to be a firmware issue for Laowa rather than Canon's problem. The RF (only released late March) works fine and uncropped - but the EOS R doesn't recognise it at all yet.
 

koenkooi

EOS R
Feb 25, 2015
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I'm hoping it will also have a profile for the Laowa 100mm 2x I just acquired in RF mount. It seemed to 'recognise' the old EF mount I briefly had, but still insisted on cropping it down to EF-S size! Which seemed to be a firmware issue for Laowa rather than Canon's problem. The RF (only released late March) works fine and uncropped - but the EOS R doesn't recognise it at all yet.
Someone on fredmiranda.com has been in touch with Laowa and was told to send in his lens to get the chip replaced. Newer batches have it fixed already.
Does the RF version have electronic aperture like the EF version, the pictures make it look like it doesn't?
 

Jethro

EOS R
Jul 14, 2018
416
316
Someone on fredmiranda.com has been in touch with Laowa and was told to send in his lens to get the chip replaced. Newer batches have it fixed already.
Does the RF version have electronic aperture like the EF version, the pictures make it look like it doesn't?
Actually, looking at it again, It doesn't, which provides a ready-made answer to my initial question!
 

koenkooi

EOS R
Feb 25, 2015
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Actually, looking at it again, It doesn't, which provides a ready-made answer to my initial question!
Thanks for confirming! I'll keep the EF version on my wishlist and ignore the RF one, I really, really want electronic aperture!
 

Jethro

EOS R
Jul 14, 2018
416
316
I'm learning to love it anyway (plus it's my first RF mount lens ...) but it would be preferable to have electronic connection. The focus assist works pretty well.