New firmware for Canon EOS 7D Mark II coming next week?

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This comes from the CR forum. According to the user, Canon is trying to solve an AF issue with a new firmware:

Called [Canon] to ask what’s up and got a fairly intresting update: They have changed the mirror box and AF sensor and are still not happy how it performs. They have also narrowed that it is not anything physical that’s causing the AF issues. […] I asked if it was a new firmware and they said that it in fact is a new firmware and it should come in early next week.

This does not necessarily mean Canon will release a public firmware update for the EOS 7D Mark II next week. Sometimes cameras come back from service with a new firmware that will be released to the public later.

[via CR]

Magic Lantern running on Canon EOS 70D – Update

Update: Andrew Reid of EOSHD just tweeted me noting that the EOS 70D with Magic Lantern is the only camera that can deliver raw video and has Dual Pixel AF on board :-) See Andrew’s test video above.

Think Dual Pixel AF and all the raw video goodness. Sounds cool, doesn’t it? Well, it is still an alpha release but it is working.

You can download ML for your Canon EOS 70D heading over to the ML forum, here. Please take time to read all the instructions and notes, remember this is alpha software, not a final release of the firmware add-on. You need to check the serial number of your 70D to see if you need to download version A or B.

Have fun!

[via EOSHD]

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How to upgrade to Adobe Lightroom 6

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Yesterday Adobe released Lightroom 6 (also available as Lightroom CC). It became quickly clear that Adobe wants everyone to get Lightroom CC. The update to LR6 is available only on Adobe’s site, and it is pretty hidden. To update from LR5 or LR4 to LR6 follow these instructions:

  • Head over to Adobe’s site
  • Under “Photoshop Lightroom 6 – $149” click “Buy”
  • Change your purchase from “Full” to “Upgrade”
  • Next, select the version of LR you actually own
  • Check-out and pay $79 for the upgrade

The full version of Adobe Lightroom 6 are on sale for $149: Adorama | B&H Photo

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