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p.7 #1 · p.7 #1 · Official: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware v1.2.1


Fred Miranda wrote:
You may have to get the 400mm f/2.8 II after all...


Hah.
May as well, if I can't go light, then go all in, forget the 300 2.8 IS that I have and go all out sherpa. I will now lug a 400 2.8 II and an 800 f/5.6 + 1.4x TC around with me AT ALL TIMES FOR ALL OCCASIONS.




May 02, 2013 at 12:01 AM
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p.7 #2 · p.7 #2 · Official: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware v1.2.1


Imagemaster wrote:
Wrong shot. Edited.


Hi Tony,

Out of curiosity, was the original shot that showed 500mm just cropped a lot more or had you moved closer? I ask because the overall IQ of the two shots looks very equal. (if my memory serves)



May 02, 2013 at 12:24 AM
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p.7 #3 · p.7 #3 · Official: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware v1.2.1


Both shots from same distance, no cropping.







May 02, 2013 at 01:34 AM
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p.7 #4 · p.7 #4 · Official: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware v1.2.1


Okay you computer types. So I click my PC on the "download" deal, and then it opens two boxes, one presumably downloading, the other box, over the first, asks if I want to "open, save, or cancel." I click on "open" and I can't open anything and the box behind keeps downloading, like for two hours or more. I'm trying to "extract" files, of course. Any guidance here for a computer idiot?

Thanks,
Jim



May 02, 2013 at 02:24 AM
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p.7 #5 · p.7 #5 · Official: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware v1.2.1


Jim,


Don't use "open" as its a binary file for the camera to use.
Use save & the download should be much faster.
Note where it's downloaded by right-click on the file on the download screen & you should have a choice to go to the folder. Follow the rest of the instructions on the Canon site.

Dan



May 02, 2013 at 04:00 AM
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p.7 #6 · p.7 #6 · Official: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware v1.2.1


Dan, Thanks. I thought I was there, but the EOS Utility asks if I want to update 1.0.7 firmware, not the current 1.2.1 firmware. I'm sorry for my ignorance. Self taught computer guy. I've done this downloading before but I'm never quite sure how I pulled it off.


May 02, 2013 at 03:10 PM
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p.7 #7 · p.7 #7 · Official: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware v1.2.1


Imagemaster wrote:
Both shots from same distance, no cropping.


Most unique comparo between naked lens and with 2x TC I've seen so far!








May 02, 2013 at 03:15 PM
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p.7 #8 · p.7 #8 · Official: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware v1.2.1


Okay, so now I've proven to the international community how I am a computer dunce. I got this simple task done. I'm learning all of the time. I guess an old dog can learn new tricks.


May 02, 2013 at 03:58 PM
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p.7 #9 · p.7 #9 · Official: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware v1.2.1


Forgive me if this has been raised elsewhere, but what happened to my live view? I can no longer check the corners of the frame, and at 1x the white frame indicator is a portrait-oriented box, thought I'm shooting landscape? It looks like [].

Was something reset and my n()ob$auc3 self cannot figure it out? Or did the live view behavior change?

I need to be able to check critical focus and sharpness in the corners, when shooting stills. I swear I used to be able to use the joystick to get into the corners. Gah?!?

Also, Canon didn't include lens corrections for the 24-70II?

Here, have a look at my live view. It's portrait-oriented box, and that's as far into the corner as I can move, at 1x, 5x or 10x. - this seems really weird.







May 03, 2013 at 05:04 AM
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p.7 #10 · p.7 #10 · Official: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware v1.2.1


sirimiri, That is the correct behavior during Live View and has not changed. If you want to go all the way to the edges switch the lens to manual focus. This will change the orientation of the rectangle that you remember.

P.S. The 24-70L II lens corrections are supported and have been for some time now. You need to use EOS utility to load the corrections into the camera body via USB cable.

Bonus info: If you have the Live View aspect ratio set to something other than 3:2 or shoot stills in movie mode, that will also limit area that the focus box can enter.


sirimiri wrote:
Forgive me if this has been raised elsewhere, but what happened to my live view? I can no longer check the corners of the frame, and at 1x the white frame indicator is a portrait-oriented box, thought I'm shooting landscape? It looks like [].

Was something reset and my n()ob$auc3 self cannot figure it out? Or did the live view behavior change?

I need to be able to check critical focus and sharpness in the corners, when shooting stills. I swear I used to be able to use the joystick to get into the corners. Gah?!?

Also, Canon didn't include lens corrections
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p.7 #11 · p.7 #11 · Official: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware v1.2.1


Hi Super35 (you're not a Panavision 70 guy, I take it?)

Thank you for your input. Indeed, I shoot so many "alt" and TS-E lenses that while testing a 50L for centering, I guess I didn't realize what behavior the 5D III has with a native AF Canon lens. As sure as I'm alive, flick the AF/MF switch and in real time, the live view box ratio and "depth" changes.

Regarding the lens corrections, thank you for the prompt! I checked and indeed, though I have never (ever) delved that deep into EOS Utility, there is a whole system map (or list) where you can decide which lenses and teleconverter combinations, to register with the 40 available slots on the 5DIII. I'll post this here so others don't have to ask the same question somewhere down the line. It's under the "lens aberration correction" tab of the "shooting menu" (in red).

This is, in part, why I continue to use Canon. It's a complete system and though Canon make some odd decisions sometimes, for the most part they really work hard on software and lens/body integration...and it's "free" (included in the price of admission to the EOS world).

Thanks again.









May 03, 2013 at 06:31 AM
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p.7 #12 · p.7 #12 · Official: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware v1.2.1


Updated with Firmware. Tested with 400 5.6L + 1.4X MK 3. Reasonably happy with results. Not realistic to expect the same results as with bare lens with out extender. I have feeling that AFMA with extender may improve the results. Need to try that though







May 04, 2013 at 02:07 AM
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p.7 #13 · p.7 #13 · Official: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware v1.2.1


The 5D III / 400mm F5.6 / 1.4X III TC / 1.2.1 firmware update ....

First image is test of a small bird up in a tree. Not as close as I can get often.
I find the focus works well with 1.2.1 update at F8.

The duck was a test of a moving target. The 400mm F5.6 / 1.4x III had no problem with focus.







cropped quite a bit -- 5D III / 400mm F5.6 / 1.4X III TC

  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    EF400mm f/5.6L USM +1.4x III lens    560mm    f/8.0    1/1600s    1250 ISO    +0.7 EV  







duck flying by on the Rio Grande, Albuquerque NM

  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    EF400mm f/5.6L USM +1.4x III lens    560mm    f/9.0    1/1600s    500 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    EF400mm f/5.6L USM +1.4x III lens    560mm    f/8.0    1/1600s    500 ISO    0.0 EV  




May 04, 2013 at 05:27 PM
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p.7 #14 · p.7 #14 · Official: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware v1.2.1


super35 wrote:
...That is the correct behavior during Live View and has not changed. If you want to go all the way to the edges switch the lens to manual focus. This will change the orientation of the rectangle that you remember...
Bonus info: If you have the Live View aspect ratio set to something other than 3:2 or shoot stills in movie mode, that will also limit area that the focus box can enter.


I also figured out last night that keeping the AF mode in the live view setting as "Quick mode" will allow you to inspect the edges of the image as well.



May 06, 2013 at 08:52 PM
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p.7 #15 · p.7 #15 · Official: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware v1.2.1


For those who might be interested, I had 2 5d3's with me at a wedding reception saturday - one with 1.2.1 and one with 1.13. The 1.2.1 was great with flash on camera; the 1.13 was sluggish - so the firmware fix has really improved my one complaint about the camera


May 07, 2013 at 03:37 AM
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p.7 #16 · p.7 #16 · Official: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware v1.2.1


Great to hear, that was a bummer for me too. The lost focal point in the dark (my only other nit with the 5D3) is not as bad as waiting several seconds for AF lock at a reception.


May 07, 2013 at 06:09 AM
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p.7 #17 · p.7 #17 · Official: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware v1.2.1


Edit: the message reflects the limitations of the older DPP version 3.11.31.0; issues fixed in version 3.13!

What we need now (okay, okay, what I need now, and maybe a few others ) is CA adjustment for various 1.4x & 2x combos in DPP. I was a little bummed not to be able to do it there on my 1.4x + 100-400mm shots (or on 28mm IS shots). Hopefully, the DPP will see an upgrade soon addressing this. I rather like the ease of CA adjustment in there and was trying to avoid upgrading to LR 4 and PS CS6.

I think - I am pretty sure even - I could do it in earlier versions of DPP with 1.4x + 100-400mm 1D IV CR2 files without any trouble; strange to see Canon apparently remove this functionality from DPP. The version that came with the 60D (3.9.1.0) could do it (I think), but it (obviously) doesn't support 5D III raws. It was one of the versions where the lens aberrations tab was also the NR tab and provided lens corrections for all lenses, not just a few Ls from the list.

Is there a DPP patch out there I've missed? (using version 3.11.31.0 that came with the 5D III)

Any thoughts? Solutions, workarounds you're using?

Thanks,
Slav

p.s. Maybe it's a question for the PP&P forum...

Edited on May 09, 2013 at 02:12 PM · View previous versions



May 09, 2013 at 05:59 AM
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p.7 #18 · p.7 #18 · Official: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware v1.2.1


You can download the latest EOS solution disc just by entering your camera serial #

EOS Digital Solution Disk Software 28.1A

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/slr_cameras/eos_5d_mark_iii#DriversAndSoftware


There is a DPP v3.13.0



May 09, 2013 at 01:07 PM
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p.7 #19 · p.7 #19 · Official: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware v1.2.1


Okay, thanks! Makes sense that they'd stop upgrades to 3.11.31 after releasing a new version!

I kept misreading 3.13 as 3.11 for some reason (too many 3s and 1s?), and thought they were the same ver.



May 09, 2013 at 01:50 PM
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p.7 #20 · p.7 #20 · Official: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware v1.2.1


timbop wrote:
For those who might be interested, I had 2 5d3's with me at a wedding reception saturday - one with 1.2.1 and one with 1.13. The 1.2.1 was great with flash on camera; the 1.13 was sluggish - so the firmware fix has really improved my one complaint about the camera



TimBop,

Could you quantify how it was sluggish before. Also, what flash?

Thanks,

Jerry



May 10, 2013 at 10:43 PM
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