Most waited Canon 1D X firmware v1.1.1 released!
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Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
Total Posts: 17901
Country: United States

Canon EOS 1D X Review
The inability to autofocus at f/8 with the new Canon 1D X is now a thing of the past. The new Firmware Update adds Cross-Type AF Support at f/8. It also allows AF points to be illuminated in red when the shutter button is pressed halfway in AI Servo mode.

From Canon: "The EOS-1D X will now be capable of AF point illumination during AI Servo AF and cross-type AF for maximum apertures as small as f/8. The new firmware update is available now at no charge from the Canon U.S.A. website and can be downloaded by end users or through Canon Factory Service Centers.
To support the needs of wedding, portrait, sports, wildlife, and theatrical performance photographers working in low light, the new firmware allows AF points in the EOS-1D X's viewfinder to be illuminated in red when the shutter button is pressed halfway during AI Servo AF, for easy viewing of the selected point. "

To read the entire press release, visit this page | Download Firmware v1.1.1

Canon EOS-1D X available at:

B&H Photo | Amazon.com | Canon EOS-1D X Review



PetKal
Registered: Sep 06, 2007
Total Posts: 24466
Country: Canada

Fred, there you go: Canon is trying to make everyone happy.
The next enhancement should be increasing the 1DX "reach", otherwise, all 500mm f/4 lenses will remain too short on 1DX, and wildlife photographers who use 1DX will be forced to upgrade to 600mm and 800mm lenses.



Lars Johnsson
Registered: Jun 29, 2003
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Outstanding, love it



stanj
Registered: Aug 05, 2003
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Country: United States

Fantastic. Just when I got back from shooting in complete darkness for four days



stanj
Registered: Aug 05, 2003
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Of course that means the grid will be illuminated too - oh well.



Todd Klassy
Registered: Sep 27, 2010
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Please update the 5D Mark III with the same firmware update, Canon, PLEASE.



Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
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Country: United States

Way cool!!!!!! Thanks for the news Fred!

Tim



WAYCOOL
Registered: May 15, 2004
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Todd Klassy wrote:
Please update the 5D Mark III with the same firmware update, Canon, PLEASE.

+1



pompo
Registered: Aug 11, 2002
Total Posts: 610
Country: United States

" Three choices will be selectable from the menu system Non-illuminated, Illuminated (Normal) and Illuminated (Brighter)." red brighter , I wanna see how much more brighter that will be...I
l have to upgrade I guess



John P Mulgrew
Registered: Dec 10, 2005
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Getting a blank page



pompo
Registered: Aug 11, 2002
Total Posts: 610
Country: United States

the link doesnt work ..YET, it will though



Todd Klassy
Registered: Sep 27, 2010
Total Posts: 290
Country: United States

John P Mulgrew wrote:
Getting a blank page


Traffic overload. Proving how many photographers have been clamoring for this update.



Olivier Bouton
Registered: Nov 09, 2006
Total Posts: 33
Country: Canada

Currently, the link brings up a blank page...



John P Mulgrew
Registered: Dec 10, 2005
Total Posts: 4503
Country: United States

Okay and maybe it's better to wait and see before updating



Jo Dilbeck
Registered: Dec 20, 2007
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Todd Klassy wrote:
Please update the 5D Mark III with the same firmware update, Canon, PLEASE.


PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE?



pompo
Registered: Aug 11, 2002
Total Posts: 610
Country: United States

Imagine if they did change it where only the selected point lights up! I woosh



Sjjindra
Registered: Jan 14, 2011
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WAYCOOL wrote:
Todd Klassy wrote:
Please update the 5D Mark III with the same firmware update, Canon, PLEASE.

+1

+ another 1

Anyone know of a physical reason the 5DIII couldn't handle the F8 focus and/or lighting the focus point(s) with a similar firmware upgrade?



arbitrage
Registered: Jun 05, 2011
Total Posts: 6118
Country: Canada

Sjjindra wrote:
WAYCOOL wrote:
Todd Klassy wrote:
Please update the 5D Mark III with the same firmware update, Canon, PLEASE.

+1

+ another 1

Anyone know of a physical reason the 5DIII couldn't handle the F8 focus and/or lighting the focus point(s) with a similar firmware upgrade?



Don't see any reason why the illumination couldn't be added. Also there is probably no reason the f/8 couldn't be added but I could see Canon holding this part back just to differentiate the cameras more. I really hope Canon will update the 5D3 with both these improvements but I won't hold my breath.

PS. We really need some thread merging!



pompo
Registered: Aug 11, 2002
Total Posts: 610
Country: United States

I think and hope they will too!



AaronNegro
Registered: Apr 08, 2008
Total Posts: 1341
Country: Ireland

One more to the many owners of the 5DIII that are awaiting the firmware upgrade too.

I was losing my hope.



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