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 Thursday, August 2, 2012
This just in from Canon USA:
 
To the Users of the EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF500mm f/4L IS II USM, and EF600mm f/4L IS II USM Interchangeable Lenses for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
 
Thank you for using Canon products.
 
Canon has released a firmware update for EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF400mm F2.8L IS II USM, EF500mm f/4L IS II USM and EF600mm f/4L IS II USM lenses. This firmware update will be performed by Canon Service Centers. Please contact us using the contact information listed at the bottom of this page.
 
Firmware changes:
 
Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following enhancement:
 
1. Changes the control algorithm of the focus drive, and enhances the drive’s responsiveness for more precise focus and adjustments. In particular, the new firmware enhances the AI servo AF capability of the lenses to track objects that move irregularly in sports events, such as soccer or rugby.
 
Affected Products:
 
Firmware Version 1.1.1 is for lenses with Firmware Version 1.0.0. If the lens’ firmware is already Version 1.1.1, it is not necessary to update the firmware. The serial numbers (10 digits) of the lenses equipped with Firmware Version 1.0.0 are as follows:
 
EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM:
 
The third digit in the serial number is either 0, 1, 2, or 3 (xx0xxxxxxx, xx1xxxxxxx, xx2xxxxxxx, xx3xxxxxxx).
 
EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM:
 
The third digit in the serial number is either 0, 1, 2, or 3 (xx0xxxxxxx, xx1xxxxxxx, xx2xxxxxxx, xx3xxxxxxx).
 
EF500mm f/4L IS II USM
 
The third digit in the serial number is 0 (xx0xxxxxxx).
 
EF600mm f/4L IS II USM
 
The third digit in the serial number is 0 (xx0xxxxxxx).
 
Lenses with serial numbers other than those listed above are equipped with Firmware Version 1.1.1 or later.
 
Support
 
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.
 
Please register your EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF500mm f/4L IS II USM or EF600mm f/4L IS II USM. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when future firmware updates become available.
 
Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc
 
Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-800-OK-CANON 1-800-652-2666
TDD: 1-866-251-3752
Email: carecenter@cits.canon.com
For additional support options: www.usa.canon.com/support
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Post Date: 8/2/2012 9:53:23 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon Japan has today announced that a firmware update, version 1.1.1, will be (or has been) released for the following lenses:
 
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens
Canon-EF-500mm-f-4-L-IS-II-USM-Lens
Canon-EF-600mm-f-4-L-IS-II-USM-Lens
 
Firmware Version 1.1.1 will incorporate the following improvements
 
The control algorithm of the focus drive has been updated to improve the responsiveness of fine focus. Canon has improved the capability of the specified lenses to track irregular movements, such as soccer and rugby in particular in AI Servo AF mode.
 
Included Lenses
 
Lenses with a firmware of version 1.0.0 are the target of the version 1.1.1 update. These lenses can be identified by their 10-digit serial number as follows:
 
EF300mm F2.8L IS II USM and EF400mm F2.8L IS II USM:
 
A third digit of "0", "1", "2" or "3" - xx0xxxxxxx, xx1xxxxxxx, xx2xxxxxxx, xx3xxxxxxx)
 
EF500mm F4L IS II USM and EF600mm F4L IS II USM:
 
A third digit of "0" - xx0xxxxxxx
 
Products other than the above already have firmware version 1.1.1 installed.
 
To Have Your Lens Firmware Updated
 
Direct Google translation: "Available to those customers, we ask that you please bring to office repair the firmware update. In addition, it will be working on your deposit, you will get time of about one week. Please be patient."
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/2/2012 9:36:27 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, June 28, 2012
Canon USA has announced, complete with a special website, a significant firmware upgrade for the Canon EOS 7D.
 
NEW FIRMWARE ENHANCES FUNCTIONALITY OF EOS 7D DIGITAL SLR
 
Free Update Increases Buffer Capacity to 25 RAW Images,
 
Adds In-Camera RAW Processing and Many Other New Features
 
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 28, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced a firmware update for the EOS 7D Digital SLR camera that adds new functionality to improve its performance for serious photographers and semi-professional users. The update, free to all EOS 7D owners, gives the camera more advanced shooting options, including an increase in the maximum number of burst images taken in the RAW file format (from 15[i] frames to 25[ii] frames) as well as the ability to process RAW image files directly in the camera and the option to set a maximum ISO setting in ISO Auto mode. The firmware also adds the ability to adjust up to 64 audio levels manually prior to recording video, supports custom file naming, and allows for compatibility with Canon’s newly introduced, optional GPS Receiver GP-E2.
 
“By introducing this firmware we want our customers to know that we are always looking to enhance the user experience for all of our current products in the marketplace,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “The latest firmware for the EOS 7D Digital SLR enhances the capabilities of the camera and brings new possibilities to its users, making it a more valuable tool for their craft.”
 
Enhancing the Imaging and Audio Capabilities
 
For budding action photographers who use the EOS 7D as their camera of choice, being able to capture the perfect shot comes down to a matter of milliseconds. The EOS 7D is capable of taking photos at a high-speed burst rate of up to 8 frames per second (fps). With the firmware installed the camera captures up to 25 consecutive frames when shooting in RAW and up to 17[iii] consecutive frames when taking RAW+JPEG images.
 
Once the firmware is installed the EOS 7D will also be able to process RAW images directly in the camera, allowing dynamic adjustment of exposure compensation, white balance, picture style, noise reduction at high ISO speeds, distortion correction, and other processing parameters. For mobile photographers, this ability to adjust RAW images quickly and re-save them as JPEG files can be a huge time-saver as opposed to downloading files to a computer and making adjustments later. The camera will also be able to re-size JPEG image files in-camera. These features will be accessible through the Quick Control functions which will be accessible while the camera is in playback mode. When viewing images on the camera, image files can also be given a star ranking for easy sorting during post processing. The firmware will also enable faster scrolling of images when displayed in a magnified view on the camera’s LCD screen.
 
The new firmware enables photographers to have more control over the maximum ISO speed when the camera is in ISO Auto mode by setting a maximum ISO range. In certain low-light scenarios, such as during a sunset, where light changes each minute, photographers can lose the brilliance and color if the ISO setting is too high. Now, photographers can ensure their ISO setting will remain within specific parameters allowing them to concentrate on the moment, knowing that they will achieve the desired photographic results. The firmware also adjusts the available ISO Auto range, previously 100-3200 and now ISO 100-6400.
 
In addition to these enhancements, the new EOS 7D firmware enables manual adjustment of audio levels prior to recording video, similar to the functionality found on the EOS 5D Mark II. Videographers can now manually adjust up to 64 audio levels on the EOS 7D so that they can refine the captured audio to match their particular needs.
 
Similar to the new EOS 5D Mark III, a new submenu provided with the EOS 7D firmware update enables photographers to modify the first four characters of file names, in the camera. This valuable feature makes it easier to use the EOS 7D camera in multi-camera shooting situations by providing a way to identify the files coming from a particular camera without opening each image individually.
 
Canon GPS Compatibility
 
The new firmware adds full compatibility for the EOS 7D with Canon’s GPS Receiver GP-E2. This GPS Receiver can be mounted to the camera’s accessory shoe or clipped to a belt and tethered via a USB cable. The GP-E2 was created to serve outdoor photographers; it records shooting locations including latitude, longitude and altitude, as well as camera direction. The camera’s internal clock can now synced through the GPS unit using UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), the primary standard by which time is regulated, for accurate time recording or syncing clocks on multiple cameras. A GPS Logging function can display the photographer’s route on a map, using supplied software.
 
Availability
 
The new firmware upgrade for the EOS 7D Digital SLR camera together with installation instructions will be available in early August at no charge through Canon U.S.A.’s website. For more information please visit the following link to view an online video about the new EOS 7D firmware features, www.usa.canon.com/eos7dfirmwareupgrade
 
 
Canon Europe has also posted this announcement.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/28/2012 9:16:43 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, June 21, 2012
This is a very minor firmware update (unless you are using the simplified Chinese language).
 
From Canon USA:
 
Canon has released a firmware update for the EOS C300/C300 PL Cinema EOS Cameras.
 
Affected Products
 
EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camera
EOS C300 PL Cinema EOS Camera
 
Firmware
 
Firmware Version 1.0.6.1.00 incorporates the following features:
 
1. Genlock synchronization can now be used to synchronize the camera’s 24.00P, 24.00PsF, 23.98P, and 23.98PsF input signals.
 
2. Adds the Korean language to the camera’s menu.
 
3. Minor corrections to simplified Chinese language menus.
 
Note: Firmware version 1.0.5.1.00 incorporates item 1 and 2 above.
 
The new firmware (1.0.6.1.00) for the EOS C300 camera can be downloaded by clicking here.
 
For the EOS C300PL camera the new firmware (1.0.6.1.00) can be downloaded by clicking here.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/21/2012 11:21:27 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Canon has made EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Version 1.1.3 available for download.
 
Firmware Version 1.1.3 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

  • Supports the single focal length EF40mm f/2.8 STM lens that is to be released at the end of June, 2012.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which an image may become underexposed when using the Auto Lighting Optimizer for continuous Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) shooting.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the backlight of the LCD monitor may not turn off depending on the camera settings and timing.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera’s power may not turn on when a super-telephoto lens *1) is mounted to the camera with an extender *2).
     
    *1) EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM / EF 400mm F2.8L IS II USM
    *2) Extender EF 1.4X III / Extender EF 2X III
  • Corrects mistakes in the Dutch, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, and Swedish menu screens


 
(thanks Niklas, Martin, Sean & Shan)

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/19/2012 7:51:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, June 18, 2012
Canon has made EOS 60D Firmware Version 1.1.1 is now available for download.
 
Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following fixes and improvements.

  • Fixes a phenomenon where the camera's serial number that is displayed in the shooting information of the image does not display the correct serial number. *1)
  • Corrects errors in the Greek, Italian, and Portuguese menu screens.

*1) If the camera's serial number is 2147483648 or higher and the camera firmware is Version 1.1.0 or earlier, the images captured with the camera will be affected by the phenomenon listed in 1. above. This phenomenon only affects the EOS 60D, and does not affect the EOS 60Da. Both of these cameras are equipped with the same firmware. To obtain the serial number correctly in the shooting information of images that are already captured using the old firmware, we are preparing updates for Digital Photo Professional and ZoomBrowser EX /ImageBrowser applications. Once the software updates are ready, we will make an announcement on our Web site.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/18/2012 9:27:33 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Firmware version 1.0.5.1.00 is now available for the Canon EOS C300 and Canon EOS C300 PL Cinema EOS Cameras.
 
Firmware Version 1.0.5.1.00 incorporates the following features:

  • Genlock synchronization can now be used to synchronize the camera’s 24.00P, 24.00PsF, 23.98P, and 23.98PsF input signals.
  • Adds the Korean language to the camera’s menu.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/29/2012 9:24:14 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, May 18, 2012
From Canon UK:
 
Canon adds new functionality to the EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL
 
United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, 18 May 2012 – Canon today announces the availability of a new firmware update for the ground-breaking EOS C300 and the EOS C300 PL. The update, version 1.0.5.1.00, will add Genlock synchronisation for 24.00P, 24.00PsF, 23.98P and 23.98PsF signal inputs. In addition, the new firmware will add support for Korean language to the menus.
 
The new firmware will be available from the end of May 2012 from http://software.canon-europe.com/
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Post Date: 5/18/2012 8:27:45 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, April 23, 2012
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Version 1.1.2 is now available for download.
 
Firmware Version 1.1.2 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

  1. Supports a new accessory, GPS receiver GP-E2.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon where a pink cast may develop over the image when the shutter is completely pressed with the camera’s power turned off (by the auto power off setting).
  3. Fixes a phenomenon where the camera operation stops after one shot when shooting in High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode.
  4. Fixes a phenomenon where the Shooting Date/Time in the EXIF data of the image shows a later time than the actual shooting time.
  5. Fixes the time zone for the Samoa Islands.
  6. Corrects errors in the Finnish menu screen. (Products for the Japanese market do not display the Finnish menu.)

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Post Date: 4/23/2012 10:23:54 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, March 30, 2012
Canon has posted EOS 1D Mark IV Firmware v1.1.1. Note: you must select your OS to get the firmware download option.
 
Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following change.
 
Optimizes the camera’s exposure accuracy when using EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM and EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM lenses, which are scheduled for release in June 2012.
 
If these lenses are used with an EOS-1D Mark IV camera that has not been updated with the new firmware, the image may be overexposed depending on the subject and shooting scene.
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Post Date: 3/30/2012 10:22:16 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Canon USA has EOS 5D Mark II Firmware Version 2.1.2 available for download.
 
Firmware Version 2.1.2 incorporates the following change.
 
1. Optimizes the camera’s performance when using certain UDMA 7-compatible CF cards released in February 2012 or later.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/28/2012 1:36:55 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Canon has made EOS Rebel T3i/600D Firmware Version 1.0.2 and EOS Rebel T3/110D Firmware Version 1.0.5 available for download.
 
Firmware Version 1.0.2 incorporates the following fixes and improvements:
 
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF does not function and the shutter cannot be released during Live-view shooting when the Speedlite 270EX II is attached.
 
2. Corrects wording in the Italian and Portuguese language menu screens.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/1/2012 10:29:31 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, November 14, 2011
Canon USA has made EOS 5D Mark II Firmware Version 2.1.1 available for download.
 
Firmware Version 2.1.1 incorporates the following fixes and improvements:
 
1. Fixes a phenomenon where shooting stops after capturing one image when in continuous shooting or the Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) continuous shooting setting.
 
2. Corrects wording in the Dutch language menu screen.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/14/2011 6:41:46 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Canon has posted EOS 60D Firmware Version 1.1.0.
 
Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following fixes and improvements.
 
1. Fixes a phenomenon where the wireless built-in flash settings are reset to defaults when the battery is removed from the camera.
 
2. Fixes an intermittent phenomenon where image-rotation information is not recognized correctly when shooting with the camera in the vertical position depending on the timing of the shutter release.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/20/2011 9:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Canon has posted EOS 50D DSLR Firmware Version 1.0.8
 
Firmware Version 1.0.8 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
 
1. Improves the writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
 
2. Fixes incorrect indications in the Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai and Turkish menu screens.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/28/2011 11:01:09 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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