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 Thursday, November 28, 2013
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From Canon:
 
Thank you for using Canon products.
 
Please note that we suspended download services for Firmware Version 1.1.0.1.00 that was posted Tuesday November 12, 2013 due to a discrepancy in color balance. We would like to apologize for the inconvenience. Firmware Version 1.1.1.1.00 corrects this color balance discrepancy. Any cameras that are running firmware version 1.1.0.1.00 should be updated to firmware version 1.1.1.1.00.
 
Firmware Version 1.1.1.1.00 incorporates all the functions and modifications listed below:
 
EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camera & EOS C300 PL Cinema EOS Camera

  1. Fixes a phenomenon where the previous firmware version 1.1.0.1.00 offered incorrect color balance.
  2. Ability to move the magnification viewing area around the LCD using the MAGN Function has been added.
  3. Support for a 1440×1080/35Mbps recording mode has been added.
  4. ISO up to 80,000 has been added.
  5. Functionality to support the optional Canon GPS Receiver GP-E1 has been added.
  6. A Key Lock menu setting has been added which now makes it possible to lock all operations, including the START/STOP button.
  7. Using the optional Canon WFT-E6 Wireless File Transmitter, the camera’s remote-control application allows two users to access the same unit via a Wi-Fi link providing simultaneous camera operation and control and metadata input.
  8. [Lens Exchange] and [ND+]/[ND-] have been added as functions that can be allocated to any assignable button.
  9. A new Wide DR Gamma setting provides an expanded dynamic range of 800%.
  10. Flicker Reduction has been improved.

EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camera only

  1. Provides Push Auto Iris and One-Shot AF operation.
  2. A new AE Shift function and the selection of various light-metering modes are now available when used with some Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and Canon EF Lenses.
  3. Ability to assign the two control dials to operate either Iris or ISO sensitivity independently has been added.
  4. Peripheral Illumination Correction Data has been added for seven (7) Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and fifteen (15) Canon EF Lenses.
  5. A function has been added to enable continuous focus and iris setting on a subject in the middle of the screen when one of the two EF STM lenses** is attached.

**[EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM], [EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM].
 
*Note: Gamma information will not be shown correctly in the metadata of clips filmed on the Wide DR Gamma setting included in Firmware Version 1.1.0.1.00 and above when using the bundled software application Canon XF Utility Ver.1.3.1 or earlier. Therefore, we recommend our customers install Canon XF Utility Ver.1.3.2. The installer for this application has already been released.
 
Please download the Canon XF Utility 1.3.2 for Windows or Mac OS X from the EOS C300 page.
Please download the Canon XF Utility 1.3.2 for Windows or Mac OS X from the EOS C300 PL page.
 
Adorama carries the Canon EOS C300 Cinema Camera.

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Post Date: 11/28/2013 9:11:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, November 15, 2013
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From Canon:
 
To Users of the Canon EOS C300 and C300PL Cinema EOS Cameras.
Thank you for using Canon products.
 
Details
We have suspended download services for Firmware Version 1.1.0.1.00 that was posted Tuesday November 12, 2013 at 8PM EST, because it has been determined that discrepancies in color balance can occur with footage captured by the EOS C300 and EOS C300PL running Firmware Version 1.1.0.1.00.
 
We are currently preparing new firmware with a fix for this issue and will release it as soon as it is available.
 
We are very sorry for the inconvenience, but we ask for your patience during this time.
 
Support
We are preparing new firmware with a fix for this issue. If you have updated your EOS C300 or EOS C300PL firmware to version 1.1.0.1.00, Canon will restore the camera’s firmware version to 1.0.9.1.00 for any EOS C300 or EOS C300PL camera running firmware version 1.1.0.1.00. Please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region for further details. Contact information is provided below.
 
Canon will restore the camera’s firmware version to 1.0.9.1.00 for any EOS C300 or EOS C300PL camera running firmware version 1.1.0.1.00. Please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
 
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
 
If you have not already done so, please register your Canon EOS C300 or your EOS C300PL Cinema EOS camera. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future service upgrades.
 
Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc
 
Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-855-CINE-EOS (toll free), 1-855-246-3367
TDD: 1-866-251-3752
Email: CinemaEOS@cits.canon.com
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Post Date: 11/15/2013 6:46:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, November 14, 2013
Canon EOS 1D C with EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens
From Canon:
 
Firmware Version 1.3.4 incorporates the following improvements.

  1. Peripheral Illumination and Lens Aberration Correction data has been added for Canon EF-mount Cinema lenses.
    *1) EOS Utility Version 2.13.25 (or later) is required to upload the correction data to the camera. The latest update for this software can be downloaded from our web site.
    *2) Does not apply to Canon EF Cinema zoom lenses CN-E 14.5-60mm T2.6 L S and CN-E 30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L S.
  2. A line-level audio input accepting a mini 3.5mm connector has been added.

Cinema lenses which benefit from the new firmware udpate:

  • CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L S
  • CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L S
  • CN-E14mm T3.1 L F
  • CN-E24mm T1.5 L F
  • CN-E50mm T1.3 L F
  • CN-E85mm T1.3 L F
  • CN-E135mm T2.2 L F
  • CN-E50mm T1.3 L F
  • CN-E85mm T1.3 L F
  • CN-E135mm T2.2 L F

Support
Canon USA will perform Factory Updates on the EOS-1D C free of charge. Shipping and handling charges may apply. Please contact the Canon Customer Support Center for details.
 
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
 
If you have not already done so, please register your Canon EOS-1D C Cinema EOS Camera. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future announcements.
 
Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-855-CINE-EOS (toll free), 1-855-246-3367
TDD: 1-866-251-3752
Email: CinemaEOS@cits.canon.com
 
Adorama carries the Canon EOS 1D C Cinema Camera.

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Post Date: 11/14/2013 10:40:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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From Canon:
 
Canon EOS C100 Firmware Version 1.0.2.1.00
 
Firmware Version 1.0.2.1.00 incorporates the following additional functions and modifications:

  1. Ability to move the magnification viewing area around the LCD using the MAGN Function.
  2. ISO up to 80,000 has been added.
  3. A Key Lock menu setting has been added which now makes it possible to lock all operations, including the START/STOP button.
  4. Peripheral Illumination Correction Data has been added for seven (7) Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and eleven (11) Canon EF Lenses.
  5. Internal camera menus are now controllable from buttons on the camera body. Previously, they were only controllable from the joystick grip unit.
  6. In addition to the [EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM], the function to enable continuous focusing and correct aperture on a subject in the middle of the screen when one of the two EF STM lenses is attached, has been extended to include the [EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM] lens.

Firmware Version 1.0.2.1.00 is for Cinema EOS C100 cameras with Firmware Version 1.0.1.1.00. If your camera's firmware is already version 1.0.2.1.00, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to the latest firmware version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.
 
Download the new version of the User Manual for the EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera which provides more information on the new features and benefits available in this firmware update.
 
Download
Canon EOS C100 Firmware Version 1.0.2.1.00
 
Canon EOS C300 Firmware Version 1.1.0.1.00
 
Firmware Version 1.1.0.1.00 incorporates the following additional functions and modifications:
 
EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camera & EOS C300 PL Cinema EOS Camera

  1. Ability to move the magnification viewing area around the LCD using the MAGN Function.
  2. Support for a 1440x1080/35Mbps recording mode.
  3. ISO up to 80,000 has been added.
  4. Added functionality to support the optional Canon GPS Receiver GP-E1.
  5. A Key Lock menu setting has been added which now makes it possible to lock all operations, including the START/STOP button.
  6. Using the optional Canon WFT-E6 Wireless File Transmitter, the camera's remote-control application allows two users to access the same unit via a Wi-Fi link providing simultaneous camera operation and control and metadata input simultaneously.
  7. [Lens Exchange] and [ND+/ND-] have been added as functions that can be allocated to any assignable button.
  8. A new Wide DR gamma setting provides an expanded dynamic range of 800%.
  9. Flicker Reduction has been improved.

EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camera only

  1. Provides Push Auto Iris and One-Shot AF operation.
  2. A new AE Shift function and the selection of various light-metering modes are now available when used with some Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and Canon EF Lenses.
  3. Ability to assign the two control dials to operate either Iris or ISO sensitivity independently.
  4. Peripheral Illumination Correction Data has been added for seven (7) Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and fifteen (15) Canon EF Lenses.
  5. A function has been added to enable continuous focus and iris setting on a subject in the middle of the screen when one of the two EF STM lenses** is attached.
    **[EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM], [EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM].

Gamma information will not be shown correctly in the metadata of clips filmed on the Wide DR gamma setting included in Firmware Version 1.1.0.1.00 and above when using the bundled software application Canon XF Utility Ver.1.3.1 or earlier. Therefore, we recommend our customers install Canon XF Utility Ver.1.3.2. The installer for this application has already been released.
 
Canon XF Utility 1.3.2 for Windows
 
If your camera's firmware is already Version 1.1.0.1.00, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to the latest firmware version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.
 
For further details, please refer to the latest version of the instruction manual for this product, which will be released at the same time as this firmware update.
 
Download the new version of the Instruction Manual for EOS C300, EOS C300 PL Cinema EOS Camera which provides more information on the new features and benefits available in this firmware update.
 
Download:
Canon EOS C300 Firmware Version 1.1.0.1.00
 
Adorama carries the Canon EOS C100 and C300 cinema cameras.

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Post Date: 11/13/2013 4:06:16 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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From Canon:
 
Firmware Version 1.2.3 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the flash may not fire depending on the timing of when the shutter button is pressed.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF microadjustment value may change.*
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor may show a line of false color along boundaries of high contrast.
  4. Fixes a phenomenon in which the histogram of a LiveView image is incorrectly displayed when an HDMI cable is connected.
  5. Enables the brightness of the camera’s LCD monitor to be adjusted even when an HDMI cable is connected.

* The phenomenon listed in 2 was addressed with Firmware Version 1.2.1, and has been further improved with Firmware Version 1.2.3.
 
Firmware Version 1.2.3 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.2.1. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.2.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
 
When updating the firmware of your camera, please first review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.
 
Download:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Version 1.2.3
 
Adorama carries the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/29/2013 10:16:04 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, July 29, 2013
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Canon has release the following EOS camera firmware updates:
 
1D Mark III Firmware Version 1.3.2
1Ds Mark III Firmware Version 1.2.3
1D Mark IV Firmware Version 1.1.4
 
These firmware updates incorporate the following fixes:

  1. Resolves the following phenomenon: when the camera is not attached to a lens, power consumption may be higher than usual, causing premature battery drain.
  2. Resolves a phenomenon in which “Err 02” may be displayed when the shutter is released without a lens attached.

I find it impressive that Canon continues to release updates for these older cameras.

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Post Date: 7/29/2013 8:55:52 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, June 30, 2013
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From Canon USA:
 
This firmware update (Version 1.0.1.1.00) incorporates the following additional functions and modifications:

  • A function has been added which allows automatic continuous focusing and iris setting on a subject in the center of the screen when using the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.
  • The polarity balance of the XLR terminal has been modified to improve compatibility with external audio devices. The pin configuration has been modified to be consistent with the Instruction Manual.

For details about the new functions, please see the latest user’s manual (PDF) on Canon’s Web site.
 
Download C100 v1.0.1.1.00 Firmware
 
B&H carries the Canon C100 cinema camera.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/30/2013 9:02:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Canon EOS M Camera
Canon has made EOS M firmware version 2.0.2 available for download.
 
Firmware Version 2.0.2 incorporates the following fixes and improvements.

  1. Improves focusing speed in One-Shot AF mode.
  2. Now supports EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM*†.
  3. Corrects errors in the Simplified Chinese, Hungarian, Traditional Chinese and Korean language menus.

* When placing the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM without conducting the firmware update, although rare, at times the EOS M will not function.
 
† The EF-M 11-22mm F4-5.6 IS STM lens is not sold in the United States. Accordingly, Canon USA does not sell or service the EF-M 11-22mm F4-5.6 IS STM lens.

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Post Date: 6/26/2013 8:23:47 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, June 13, 2013
Canon EOS Rebel T4i
Canon USA has just made EOS Rebel T4i Firmware Update Version 1.0.4 available for download.
 
Firmware Version 1.0.4 incorporates the following fixes:

  1. Fixes the following phenomena which may occur when the camera is used in combination with certain lens models equipped with a stepping motor.
    Affected lenses: EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM / EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.
    1. The camera may freeze in rare instances if you try to shoot with a lens cap attached or meter a subject in low contrast in Live View (or Movie) shooting.
    2. Fine focus adjustment may not be possible in Remote Live View on the EOS Utility software.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which some SD card products are not recognized by the camera.
  3. Corrects some misspellings displayed on the menu screen.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/13/2013 8:30:45 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, June 6, 2013
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From Canon:
 
Details
Firmware Version 1.0.2.0 [for the Canon PowerShot SX280] incorporates the following fixes and improvements:

  1. Increases the duration of movie shooting by 20%* in cases where the optical zoom is used compared to cameras running Firmware Version 1.0.0.0 or Firmware Version 1.0.1.0 through a reduction in the power consumption of the optical zoom.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon with cameras running firmware version 1.0.0.0, in which the low battery level warning is prematurely displayed while shooting in movie mode.

* Time under default camera settings, when normal operations are performed, such as shooting, pausing, turning the camera on and off, and zooming. (based on conditions established by Canon).
- Under some shooting conditions, the recording time may be shorter than mentioned above.
- Recording time with a fully charged battery.
 
Firmware Version 1.0.2.0 is for cameras with firmware Version 1.0.1.0 or Version 1.0.0.0. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.0.2.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Please note that, once the camera is updated to the latest version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.
 
How to Identify Cameras that are eligible for the Firmware Update:
Please check the serial number on the bottom of the camera. This firmware update is for products with the following serial numbers.

  • Products whose sixth digit from the left is “2” or less

Support
The new Firmware Version 1.0.2.0 can be downloaded by clicking here.
 
B&H carries the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Digital Camera.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/6/2013 7:34:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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From Canon USA:
 
Details:
 
Firmware Version 1.2.4 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:

  1. Improves the speed of the camera’s acquisition of focus when using a Canon Speedlite’s AF-assist beam.
  2. Reduces the time it takes to display the metering result on the LCD or Viewfinder when the meter has been activated.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which a “Caution 02” message is unnecessarily recorded in the camera status log.
  4. Fixes a phenomenon in which continuous shooting pauses when using a Canon Speedlite.
  5. Fixes a phenomenon, when the Canon GP-E1 is attached, in which the GPS device settings are reset to default settings when the camera has been powered off.

Note: *This phenomenon occurs only with firmware Ver. 1.2.1. After changing the GPS device settings, please be sure to power off the camera before removing the battery. This will ensure that the camera's GPS device settings will be saved.
 
Firmware Version 1.2.4 is for cameras with firmware version 1.2.1 or earlier. If your camera’s firmware is already Version 1.2.4, it is not necessary to update the firmware. When updating your camera’s firmware, please review the instructions thoroughly before you update the firmware.
 
The firmware update takes approximately seven minutes.
 
Download:
 
The new Firmware Version 1.2.4 can be downloaded by clicking here.
 
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
 
B&H carries the Canon 1D X DSLR Camera. The Canon Store also has the Refurbished 1D X in stock.

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Post Date: 5/29/2013 8:40:02 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
WFT-E7A Wireless File Transmitter
From Canon USA:
 
Details:
 
Firmware Version 1.0.4 includes the following fixes:

  1. Fixes the rare issue of an error occurring during the transmission of images via Wireless LAN (FTP).
  2. The reliability of USB data transfer has been improved between the Canon EOS 5D Mark III running firmware version 1.2.1 and the Canon Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7A running firmware 1.0.4. For optimal performance be sure to update both devices to the latest firmware version.

Firmware Version 1.0.4 is for Wireless File Transmitters with firmware version 1.0.2. If the Wireless File Transmitter’s firmware is already version 1.0.4, it is not necessary to update the firmware. When updating your Wireless Transmitter’s firmware, please review the instructions thoroughly before you update the firmware.
 
Download:
 
The new Firmware Version 1.0.4 can be downloaded by clicking here.
 
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
 
B&H carries the Canon WFT-E7A Wireless File Transmitter.

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Post Date: 5/29/2013 8:26:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 1D C Camera
From Canon Europe:
 
FAQ: EOS-1D C Latest Firmware Update [Version 1.2.0 - Added 29 May 2013]
 
Details:
 
Firmware version 1.2.0 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:

  1. Provides support for 25.00p (fps) video recording frame rate (PAL settings) at the camera’s maximum 4K resolution.
  2. A function to disable the image size selection button has been added.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which a difference in exposure appears on every other shot when shooting continuously and the auto-lighting optimizer is turned on (on weak, standard or strong).
  4. Fixes a phenomenon in which video recorded onto an external recorder sometimes becomes two-layered if it has been recorded through HDMI output.
  5. The video frame rate now displays two additional decimal places, e.g. 24p -> 23.98p (fps).
  6. Fixes a phenomenon in which the on-screen guidance cannot be fully displayed when setting the maximum limit value for the “Auto ISO Range” option.
  7. Corrects errors in the Portuguese language menu.

Note:Items No. 1,2,4,5,6 and 7 have been incorporated into Firmware Version 1.1.9.
Items No. 1 through 7 have been incorporated into Firmware Version 1.2.0.
 
Helpful Information:
 
Firmware Version 1.2.0 is for cameras running either Firmware Version 1.0.2 or Firmware Version 1.1.9.
 
Solution:
 
Customers who wish to update EOS-1D C to Firmware Version 1.2.0 are requested to bring their cameras to our authorised service facilities.
 
Support will begin on 29 May.
 
If you have any further enquiries, please contact us using the e-mail support or telephone support option.
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS 1D C camera.

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Post Date: 5/29/2013 2:59:33 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Canon has released EOS 1D Mark III firmware versions 1.3.1.
 
Details:

  1. Enables the center AF point to autofocus when the camera is used with the EF 200-400mm F4L USM Extender 1.4X lens and an Extender, whose combined maximum aperture is f/8.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/29/2013 9:41:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Canon Japan has released some information regarding a firmware update for the Canon EOS 1D C camera. It seems that a new firmware update (version 1.2.0) will be available soon.
 
Below is an updated translation regarding the changes in the firmware update.
 
Firmware Changes:

  1. Provides support for 25.00p (fps) video recording frame rate (PAL settings) at the camera’s maximum 4K resolution.
  2. A function to disable the image size selection button has been added.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which a difference in exposure appears on every other shot when shooting continuously and the auto-lighting optimizer is turned on (on weak, standard or strong).
  4. Fixes a phenomenon in which video recorded onto an external recorder sometimes becomes two-layered if it has been recorded through HDMI output.
  5. The video frame rate now displays two additional decimal places, e.g. 24p -> 23.98p (fps).
  6. Fixes a phenomenon in which the on-screen guidance cannot be fully displayed when setting the maximum limit value for the “Auto ISO Range” option.
  7. Corrects errors in the Portuguese language menu.

From what we understand, customers will have to send their cameras into Canon Service to perform the firmware update. The turnaround for the firmware update is expected to be about a week.
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS 1D C camera.

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Post Date: 5/29/2013 8:58:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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