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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]
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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]
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
Notice to our Canon mount lens users
We have found that Live View Mode cannot be used on the EOS8000D (RebelT6s /760D) and EOS KissX8i (RebelT6i /750D) released on April 17th 2015 by Canon Inc. with some of SIGMA’s Canon mount interchangeable lenses. For those who own the lenses, we are going toprovide a firmware update free of charge.
When the Live View Mode button on the camera body is pressed, the operation stops without displaying images on the rear LCD monitor.
[Products and Serial Numbers that require the firmware update]
17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM No. 12651501 or later
18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM No. 13044001 or later
APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM No. 12713001 or later
APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM No. 12902001 or later
120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports No. 50064494~ 50347793
APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM No. 12669751 or later
17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM No. 12665001 or later
18-200mm F3.5-6.3ⅡDC OS HSM No. 12851001 or later
18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM No. 12656101 or later
APO 50-150mmF2.8 EX DC OS HSM No. 12839001 or later
APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM No. 12676440 or later
APO 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM No. 12971601 or later