Most waited Canon 1D X firmware v1.1.1 released!
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Psychic1
Registered: Jul 25, 2006
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Country: United States

Now it is an upgrade from the 1DsIII.



skibum5
Registered: Jan 21, 2005
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Todd Klassy wrote:
Please update the 5D Mark III with the same firmware update, Canon, PLEASE.


Would be nice, but I have a feeling not a snowballs chance, they just found a new way to internal market segment the 1DX more and that is their greatest love. (perhaps they'd do the red point thing, but I doubt they unlock f/8)

Although with 5D3 price sagging a bit, maybe?

Maybe they are still working on adding more to the video and holding this major stuff back to release everything all at once?



skibum5
Registered: Jan 21, 2005
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Country: United States

pompo wrote:
" 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



remember the Seinfeld episode with the red sign from the chicken place? THAT bright.



James Cripps
Registered: Jul 28, 2007
Total Posts: 315
Country: Canada

Wow! This is huge!



Todd Klassy
Registered: Sep 27, 2010
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Country: United States

Anyone who wants this same update for the 5D Mark III should call Canon customer service IMMEDIATELY. I did.

Squeaky wheels get the grease.



KibblesNbitz
Registered: May 21, 2011
Total Posts: 385
Country: United States

Well, this just made my upcoming 1DX purchase even more sweet



BluesWest
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
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Anyone who wants this same update for the 5D Mark III should call Canon customer service IMMEDIATELY. I did.

If you're referring to f/8 AF, don't waste your time, it's not going to happen. Canon is going to keep this feature for the 1-series cameras (their flagship camera line). After all, they have to somehow justify the outrageous price of the 1DX.

But now that f/8 AF has been shown to be a feature that can be enabled with a firmware tweak, it seems that some clever programmers might come up with a ML-style hack for the 5DIII (and maybe even the 7D!).

John



Stoffer
Registered: Jan 27, 2005
Total Posts: 563
Country: Denmark

Awesome, the 1D X just got closer to perfection.



Doctorbird
Registered: Jul 02, 2012
Total Posts: 658
Country: United States

Excellent. You get what you pay for. Thanks Canon.

Now, when is the 2.8XIII tele converter going to be announced? Imagine: a 400 f/2.8 II + 2.8X = 1120mm f/8 with AF! The 400II gets more versatile. In a desperate pinch anyway. Actually, judging from the 2XIII performance a well designed 2.8XIII tele converter may be a truly viable option, except it would have to be called just a 2.8X. Or, regardless of Canon's recommendation stack the 2X and the 1.4X together.

Db:



pompo
Registered: Aug 11, 2002
Total Posts: 609
Country: United States

wonder why the dang firmware is not available online yet tho (?)



Ariel70
Registered: Sep 23, 2010
Total Posts: 100
Country: United States

BluesWest wrote:
Anyone who wants this same update for the 5D Mark III should call Canon customer service IMMEDIATELY. I did.

If you're referring to f/8 AF, don't waste your time, it's not going to happen. Canon is going to keep this feature for the 1-series cameras (their flagship camera line). After all, they have to somehow justify the outrageous price of the 1DX.

But now that f/8 AF has been shown to be a feature that can be enabled with a firmware tweak, it seems that some clever programmers might come up with a ML-style hack for the 5DIII (and maybe even the 7D!).

John



How about just the AF illumination?, or are we going to have to pay another thousand bucks for it?



Lars Johnsson
Registered: Jun 29, 2003
Total Posts: 33649
Country: Thailand

James Cripps wrote:
Wow! This is huge!


Why can't we read anything about it ? Not one website or Canon site from any country say anything about any new firmware



pompo
Registered: Aug 11, 2002
Total Posts: 609
Country: United States

nope the link doesn't work I dont think the file is actually there yet, canon rumors said the link will work shortly, but that was earlier on today. if you look under the firmware for the 1dx the is only one, and is dated August 28,2012



pompo
Registered: Aug 11, 2002
Total Posts: 609
Country: United States

man I hope is not bs



Lars Johnsson
Registered: Jun 29, 2003
Total Posts: 33649
Country: Thailand

pompo wrote:
nope the link doesn't work I dont think the file is actually there yet, canon rumors said the link will work shortly, but that was earlier on today. if you look under the firmware for the 1dx the is only one, and is dated August 28,2012


Ans no other Canon site in the world have anything about it If the news came from Canon rumors we all know how how true it is



pompo
Registered: Aug 11, 2002
Total Posts: 609
Country: United States

from canon rumors site!

UPDATE
It appears as though Canon jumped the gun on this announcement, and have pulled the press release. However, I do expect to see it some time in the 7 days. I would also hope to see a 5D Mark III firmware update as well. Ill keep asking around.



Psychic1
Registered: Jul 25, 2006
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Country: United States

CPS said "call back tomorrow."



Fred Meebley
Registered: Dec 26, 2006
Total Posts: 262
Country: United States

Todd Klassy wrote:
Anyone who wants this same update for the 5D Mark III should call Canon customer service IMMEDIATELY. I did.

Squeaky wheels get the grease.


I believe this approach worked for the 5d2 when many people called in asking for 24 fps and better manual control for video. Kudos to Canon for continuing their trend of adding features with firmware updates. By staying in tune with your customer's wants and needs, you are gaining loyal customers. I'm still loving the 7d upgrade and hope some day to add a 5d3.



pompo
Registered: Aug 11, 2002
Total Posts: 609
Country: United States

they aren't adding features, they are actually undoing stuff that shouldn't have been crippled and there in the first place, kudos for listening maybe that is more like it...



Psychic1
Registered: Jul 25, 2006
Total Posts: 4582
Country: United States

According to a friend that shoots Canon with me and heads a group that writes auto simiulation code for Mercedies, BMW and the like the focus system will not allow illuminated focus points.

We discussed this months ago and I found it odd for him to be wrong.

DPReview is always first to post which leads me to believe this is a HOAX.

F8 is do-able.



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