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EOS 5Dll Firmware upgrade


ARI 12 504 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2010 7:53PM

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john64 e2
10 824 England
16 Mar 2010 1:25PM
...and from the Canon UK website we have this .
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
16 Mar 2010 1:29PM
At last! This has been a long-awaited upgrade for those who use the 5D II for video. thumbs-up-light.jpg



OK............... who's going first?? grin-light.jpg

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Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
16 Mar 2010 1:34PM
I will do it tonight. You can wait if you too chicken to try it first.... WinkTongue
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
16 Mar 2010 1:37PM
Cluck cluck! blush-light.jpg

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Might give it a go shortly, actually, I never yet suffered the notorious "dead camera syndrome" after a firmware upgrade.................

..................... famous last words! shocked-light.jpg

Lol! Grin
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
16 Mar 2010 4:34PM
OK I have done the firmware update and................. the camera is still alive! Hallelujah! Grin

Canon's own site is logjammed but the fully extracted firmware file (5d200203.fir) has been mirrored here and that is what I used.

The new options are in the "Live View/Movie func. set." sub menu. After the firmware upgrade the camera cleverly guessed I am in a PAL area, rather than NTSC and has set the frame rate to 25fps. Smile 24fps (23.976 to be precise) is also selectable and if you want 30fps (which has now been adjusted to 29.97 fps but still shows as 30) you have to change PAL to NTSC first.

I have given the camera a brief try out. All seems to be well. Will give it a more thorough go in the near future.
MikeA 10 1.2k England
18 Mar 2010 2:21PM

Quote:Cluck cluck! blush-light.jpg clown-light.jpg

Might give it a go shortly, actually, I never yet suffered the notorious "dead camera syndrome" after a firmware upgrade.................

..................... famous last words! shocked-light.jpg Lol! Grin



Nothing like being an early adopter Wink
I think I will wait until they bring out the "bug free" software upgrade versionTongue
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
18 Mar 2010 2:31PM
There are very few reports of problems - I looked on the dreaded DPR forum... where even if there aren't problems, people will invent them! Grin

Just a couple of people have reported an "Error 70" message after the firmware upgrade but this was the response:


Quote:If you updated the 5D MK II, your upgrade file might be corrupted. The Canon servers were badly overloaded, and I got 3 corrupted downloads before getting a complete one.

Try downloading again when the servers are not do busy, and re-installing the firmware.

steve_kershaw 9 2.3k 4 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2010 9:49AM
there where a few problems with the custom functions,
Canon have released a new update 2.0.4
just installed it on mine and all is well, though I didn't have chance to test the last version lol
john64 e2
10 824 England
19 Mar 2010 9:53AM

Quote:There where a few problems with the custom functions,
Canon have released a new update 2.0.4


That's why I waited a couple of days, and will wait again to see if there are any problems reported with 2.0.4.
MikeA 10 1.2k England
19 Mar 2010 10:17AM

Quote:That's why I waited a couple of days, and will wait again to see if there are any problems reported with 2.0.4.


Yep, give it a week or so Wink
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
19 Mar 2010 12:02PM
Updated from 2.0.3 to 2.0.4. No probs - getting quite used to constant updates now! Grin

Hmmm.................! hmm-dark.jpg

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Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
19 Mar 2010 12:04PM
Still haven't done mine yet.... Grin
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
19 Mar 2010 12:17PM

Quote:Still haven't done mine yet.... Grin


Who turned out to be the chicken then! Grin Grin Grin
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
19 Mar 2010 12:22PM
I was just trying to trap you.... and it worked... Tongue

Actually, just haven't got chance to do it.

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