Canon has released EOS 7D firmware version 2.0.0
This is a SIGNIFICANT firmware upgrade that all 7D owners will want to take advantage of. Firmware Version 2.0.0 incorporates the following improvements, new functions, and fixes.
- Improves the maximum burst in continuous shooting.
JPEG Large/Fine: About 94 (126) bursts *1 -> About 110 (130) bursts *2
RAW: About 15 (15) bursts *1 -> About 23 (25) bursts *2
RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: About 6 (6) bursts *1 -> About 17 (17) bursts *2
*1 The figures are based on Canon's testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4 GB card. The figures in parentheses indicate the number of shots that can be taken with an Ultra DMA (UDMA) 4-GB card, based on Canon's testing standards.
*2 The figures are based on Canon's testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using an 8 GB card. The figures in parentheses indicate the number of shots that can be taken with an Ultra DMA (UDMA) 128-GB card, based on Canon's testing standards.
- Supports a new accessory, GPS Receiver GP-E2.
- Adds an ISO Auto maximum setting.
- Adds an in-camera RAW processing function.
- Adds a Quick Control function during image playback.
- Adds a rating function.
- Adds a JPEG resize function.
- Adds an auto recording level manual adjustment function.
- Adds a function to freely set text for file names.
- Adds a function to make time zone settings.
- Increases the screen scrolling speed when magnifying images.
- Fixes a phenomenon where a slow shutter speed may result when an external flash is used to fire intermittent, consecutive flashes.
- Corrects the color space information in the Exif file for movies.
-If the camera is updated with Firmware Version 2.0.0, the following settings will be initialized.
a) Date/Time setting
b) Lens peripheral illumination correction data registered to the camera
-The Version 2.0.0 firmware being released this time is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.2.5. If the camera's firmware is already Version 2.0.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
-Once the camera is updated to Version 2.0.0, it cannot be restored to a previous firmware version (Version 1.0.7 to Version 1.2.5).
-When using an EOS 7D camera updated to the new firmware Version 2.0.0 with the WFT-E5A/B/C/D, the WFT-E5A/B/C/D needs to be updated to the latest firmware Version 1.0.7; otherwise, it cannot be used.
-It is recommended that you use the updated EOS 7D camera (Version 2.0.0) with the latest applications*3 . Some applications of previous versions do not support functions that are added by the new firmware. Please also note that EOS Utility needs to be updated to the latest version before it can be used with the updated EOS 7D camera. You can download the latest applications from our Web site.
*3 EOS Utility Version 2.11.4 or later (Supported OSes: Windows XP SP3/Vista SP2/7/7 SP1,Mac OS X v10.6/10.7)
Digital Photo Professional Version 3.11.31 or later (Supported OSes: Windows XP SP3/Vista SP2/7/7 SP1,Mac OS X v10.6/10.7)
ImageBrowser EX Version 1.0.1 or later (Supported OSes: Windows XP SP3/Vista SP2/7/7 SP1,Mac OS X v10.6/10.7)
The system requirements for the latest applications may be different for the applications that have already been installed to your computer. For information on the system requirements, please go to our Web site.
-The instruction manual has been revised accompanying the improvements and additions of functions. Users are asked to download both the latest firmware and the instruction manual. You can download the latest instruction manual from our Web site.
When updating the firmware of your camera, please first go over the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.
From PocketWizard: PocketWizard Announces ControlTL Firmware Update New features and free upgrades available now for MiniTT1® and FlexTT5® radios, both Canon and Nikon versions
So. Burlington, VT – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces today a new update to its ControlTLfirmware for both Nikon and Canon versions of its MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios. Available now, firmware version 3.150 for Nikon and 6.150 for Canon include several new features and updates including compatibility with more cameras and flash units, support for the Sekonic RT-32CTLmodule, and a new optimized rear curtain sync utility control. Any current owner of the ControlTL system can easily install these new features via USB connection and update for free using the PocketWizard Utility.
New firmware features include compatibility with the Nikon D4, D800 and D800E digital cameras and Nikon SB-910 Speedlight as well as compatibility with the Canon 600 EX-RT Speedlite and ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter. Compatibility for the Canon 5D Mark III is not available at this time but firmware for this camera should be available in the near future.
“This latest release of ControlTL firmware further strengthens PocketWizard’s compatibility with Nikon and Canon brand digital cameras and flashes,” said Dave Schmidt, Vice President of Marketing at LPA Design, the company that manufacturers PocketWizard Photo Products. “Providing photographers with frequent important upgrades such as this is a very high priority for us because it allows owners of PocketWizard radios to stay current as new cameras and flash units are introduced.”
This update enables PocketWizard’s MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios to work with Sekonic RT-32CTL equipped light meters and trigger compatible flashes in ControlTL mode. This allows photographers with an AC3 ZoneController on their transmitting MiniTT1or FlexTT5 to set remote flash power levels on their Speedlights or other ControlTL flashes, and then meter those remote flashes using their compatible Sekonic light meter, all wirelessly within the ControlTL system. For more information visit: http://www.sekonic.com/Products/All/Accessories/RT-32CTL-Radio-Transmitter-Module-for-L-358-and-L-758-series.aspx
These two firmware releases also include many additional operational improvements like improved default Aperture Priority and Rear Curtain Sync operation, improved Pre-Flash operation across all zones (Nikon), and more. Learn more here:
For more information on how to update PocketWizard products via USB connection visit: http://www.pocketwizard.com/support/downloads/
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From Canon USA:
To Users of the EF40mm f/2.8 STM Interchangeable Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
Thank you for using Canon products.
It has been confirmed that the autofocusing function of the EF40mm f/2.8 STM lens, which was released in June 2012, may not operate correctly.
The details of this phenomenon are described below. Affected Product
EF40mm f/2.8 STM Phenomenon
If pressure is applied to the lens barrel while the lens is mounted to the camera (pressure can be applied even while attaching the lens cap or while carrying the camera with the lens attached in a bag), the autofocusing function of the lens may stop working.
*This phenomenon does not occur during normal shooting.
*This phenomenon does not result in a malfunction of the lens. Workaround
When the above phenomenon occurs, detach and reattach the lens, or remove and reinsert the camera battery to restore the operations. Market Support
The firmware to address this phenomenon will be available for download in late August, 2012.
Once this firmware is ready, we will make an announcement on our Web site. 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. Note From the Review
This problem does not appear to affect all lenses - I tried to force my 40 STM to create this problem while creating the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens Review
, but could not induce the issue.