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p.6 #1 · p.6 #1 · Canon 5D Mark III firmware update in April 30th 2013!


abqnmusa wrote:
Lots of whining over a free upgrade adding f8 focusing

You want some cheese with that whine?

The 5d iii kicks butt. I am happy canon is updating focusing to f8 for free

No more need for 3rd party non-reporting tc


It is pretty awesome that added that stuff!





(It is touch too bad they are not more forward thinking and trying to get ultra-crisp 1.6x crop modes, zebra, live focus boxes etc, removing silly autoiso shutter speed limitations though. All pretty basic things. Thankfully ML gets us the middle two though.)



Apr 20, 2013 at 05:47 PM
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p.6 #2 · p.6 #2 · Canon 5D Mark III firmware update in April 30th 2013!


First report of the firmware out in the wild...installed by Canon services in Australia. So if you can't wait then send in your 5D3 and you may get it back with 1.2.1

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/51317926



Apr 21, 2013 at 04:38 PM
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p.6 #3 · p.6 #3 · Canon 5D Mark III firmware update in April 30th 2013!


Yes I can say this is true report and I have got the 1.2.1 firmware myself and have updated it, oh AF at F/8 with my EF500mm works charmly

arbitrage wrote:
First report of the firmware out in the wild...installed by Canon services in Australia. So if you can't wait then send in your 5D3 and you may get it back with 1.2.1

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/51317926




Apr 25, 2013 at 08:45 PM
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p.6 #4 · p.6 #4 · Canon 5D Mark III firmware update in April 30th 2013!


5D III firmware 1.2.1 update

Download



Apr 26, 2013 at 01:25 AM
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p.6 #5 · p.6 #5 · Canon 5D Mark III firmware update in April 30th 2013!


So who is going to try this download out first? I would love to have this for the weekend but I am hesitant to not get it direct from Canon.

Amsterdem, where did you get the file from?



Apr 26, 2013 at 01:46 AM
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p.6 #6 · p.6 #6 · Canon 5D Mark III firmware update in April 30th 2013!


Just passing along from another forum, someone picked it up from canon

Im using it right now, clean hdmi and af f/8 confirmed



Apr 26, 2013 at 01:54 AM
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Downloading an unknown firmware from a dropbox account is... not particularly a good idea IMHO


Apr 26, 2013 at 02:11 AM
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amsterdem wrote:
5D III firmware 1.2.1 update

Download


Awesome thanks! Just in time for me too! I will give it a try. (and promptly brick my camera with the world's worst camera viroworm )

(just praying it doesn't lock out future ML somehow and that ML gets updated to this version before very soon)



Apr 26, 2013 at 02:11 AM
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amsterdem wrote:
5D III firmware 1.2.1 update

Download


It works- AF at f/8 working better than expected (AF locked onto medium-contrast subject indoors in 5EV light without hunting). Looking forward to testing it out properly tomorrow. Thanks, amsterdem!



Apr 26, 2013 at 02:14 AM
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p.6 #10 · p.6 #10 · Canon 5D Mark III firmware update in April 30th 2013!


Okay I'm going to give it a try. A bunch of people over at DPR have also tried it and all have f/8 working.

What's the worst that could happen



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p.6 #11 · p.6 #11 · Canon 5D Mark III firmware update in April 30th 2013!


It seems to load up normally.



Apr 26, 2013 at 02:29 AM
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70-300l+extension tube AF is still crazy dicey. It does settle in now but it does a really rapid fast oscillation refining itself like 30 bouncing steps before locking in solidly, at least is does that eventually but it sounds like it will break the AF quickly.

I don't have a kenko yet and the Canon TC won't fit.



Apr 26, 2013 at 02:34 AM
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p.6 #13 · p.6 #13 · Canon 5D Mark III firmware update in April 30th 2013!


hmm damn I hope I have something set wrong because the clean HDMI I got with my first try was not the full 1920x1080 but a smaller framed boxed downscale, perhaps 1500x900ish or something. No better than what ML did and without all of the ML features. Let me try again.... I'm sure I must have just not set something correctly.

EDIT: It was my mistake. You need to hit INFO a few times to enter a special mode.


Edited on Apr 26, 2013 at 08:06 PM · View previous versions



Apr 26, 2013 at 02:49 AM
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p.6 #14 · p.6 #14 · Canon 5D Mark III firmware update in April 30th 2013!


f/8 AF is working great. I tried it with the 100-400 and 1.4TCIII and it is a lot better than when I tried just taping the pins on the TC before. I also tried the 600II and the 2.0TCIII ..... fast, fast. I'm happy. Just wish I could have more than the centre point but I'm not complaining.

Only one small issue with my update...after the update the camera said it couldn't recognize the battery. It reads the percentage and charge performance but not the serial number and it can't be registered. I have 5 LP-E6 batteries and 2 out of the 5 are giving me this error now. The other 3 still read just fine. All 5 work fine in my 7D and 5D2. Anyone ever had this type of error before??



Apr 26, 2013 at 03:03 AM
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p.6 #15 · p.6 #15 · Canon 5D Mark III firmware update in April 30th 2013!


Whew! I figured out how to get full 1920x1080 out of it. I was an idiot. You have to hit info a few times to enter a special mode. Yay!



Apr 26, 2013 at 03:28 AM
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p.6 #16 · p.6 #16 · Canon 5D Mark III firmware update in April 30th 2013!


Didn't test it to see how much, if any, difference it makes. Hopefully it will .


Apr 26, 2013 at 03:34 AM
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p.6 #17 · p.6 #17 · Canon 5D Mark III firmware update in April 30th 2013!


Tried f8 focussing too - 5diii with 100-400 w 1.4xiii and 600v2 with 2xIII.

It seems to work. It is pretty dark here now so the focus is slow but it works. More testing to come.

[just for giggles I tried 2x on 100-400 and it did not work]

Scott



Apr 26, 2013 at 04:06 AM
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arbitrage wrote:
f/8 AF is working great. I tried it with the 100-400 and 1.4TCIII and it is a lot better than when I tried just taping the pins on the TC before. I also tried the 600II and the 2.0TCIII ..... fast, fast. I'm happy. Just wish I could have more than the centre point but I'm not complaining.

Only one small issue with my update...after the update the camera said it couldn't recognize the battery. It reads the percentage and charge performance but not the serial number and it can't be registered. I have 5 LP-E6 batteries and 2 out
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Is it only the center point??. I thought i read the canon press release saying all cross points supporting 5.6 which would make it 21 in total.

From canon Press release

"Even when the EOS 5D Mark III is equipped with an extender and lens making possible a maximum aperture of f/8, the firmware update supports AF employing the camera's central cross-type points (currently compatible with maximum apertures up to f/5.6). Accordingly, the update will allow users to take advantage of AF when shooting distant subjects, benefitting sports and nature photographers, particularly when using telephoto lenses."



Apr 26, 2013 at 04:15 AM
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p.6 #19 · p.6 #19 · Canon 5D Mark III firmware update in April 30th 2013!


venkidesh Iyer wrote:
Is it only the center point??. I thought i read the canon press release saying all cross points supporting 5.6 which would make it 21 in total.

From canon Press release

"Even when the EOS 5D Mark III is equipped with an extender and lens making possible a maximum aperture of f/8, the firmware update supports AF employing the camera's central cross-type points (currently compatible with maximum apertures up to f/5.6). Accordingly, the update will allow users to take advantage of AF when shooting distant subjects, benefitting sports and nature photographers, particularly when using telephoto lenses."


at f5.6 (5diii with 70-200 f2.8 and 2x) it focussed based on many more points but at f8 (2x on 100-400) - just the centre. I could not select out of center but the surrounding tightly grouped points do work.


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Apr 26, 2013 at 04:37 AM
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p.6 #20 · p.6 #20 · Canon 5D Mark III firmware update in April 30th 2013!


I've only had a few seconds to take a look at things tonight and sadly I didn't take a video with the old firmware first and then shoot the same thing again. But I could swear that it's suddenly looking more like real full on 1920x1080 and crisper even SOC with the new firmwmare?

Probably just kidding myself. I will try to check it out more tomorrow and next week. Yeah I bet I just tricked myself.




Apr 26, 2013 at 05:18 AM
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