Canon EOS 7D Mark II firmware 1.1.1 no longer available (communication error)

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Firmware 1.1.1 No Longer Available (communication Error)

It doesn’t happen often. Canon pulled firmware 1.1.1 for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II because of the rare occurence of a communicstion error with the WiFi Adapter W-E1.

Canon advisory:

A communication error has been discovered when using the EOS 7D Mark II running Firmware Version 1.1.1, which version was released on April 27, 2017, in combination with the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1.

Remote shooting with the Camera Connect App is not possible after connecting the EOS 7D Mark II to a smartphone via the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1.
This error occurs for cameras that have been updated from Firmware Version 1.0.5 or earlier to Firmware Version 1.1.1
This phenomenon will not occur if the camera meets either of the two conditions below:

• If the camera has been updated from Firmware Version 1.1.0 to Firmware Version 1.1.1.
• If the camera was already equipped with Firmware Version 1.1.1 at the time of purchase.

We are currently making preparations to correct this phenomenon with the release of a firmware update in early June. In the meantime, the tentative countermeasure is as follows:

• Firmware Version 1.1.1 will no longer be available for download, and Firmware Version 1.1.0 will be made available for download again.
• Users whose camera is affected by this phenomenon are asked to download Firmware Version 1.1.0 and install Firmware Version 1.1.0 onto the camera.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to customers, and we ask for your ongoing patience.

If you want the improvements and fixes provided in Firmware Version 1.1.1* applied to your camera, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region and make a request for your camera to be re-updated to Firmware Version 1.1.1.
Firmware version 1.1.1 for the EOS 7D Mark II incorporates the following changes:

• Enhances reliability of communications when transferring images using Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 B.

• Corrects the phenomenon of Err70 which occurs with certain combinations of settings.

• Corrects the phenomenon in which in very rare cases the shutter can no longer be released.

• Enhances reliability of operations for specific custom function settings.

Firmware version 1.1.0 is available for Windows and Mac. If you have any enquiries, please contact us for further assistance.

Sigma firmware updates for 4 Canon mount lenses

 

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Please read the Sigma press release before applying the update.

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

We would like to announce the availability of a new firmware update for the following Canon mount lenses.The lens firmware updates improve the AF accuracy when it is mounted on the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E, and offers the improved usability for video shooting.For customers who own the following applicable products and the SIGMA USB DOCK, please update the lens firmware using SIGMA Optimization Pro.

【Applicable products】
・SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art CANON
・SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary CANON
・SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary CANON
・SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary CANON

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Canon Introduces Free Firmware Upgrades for Three 4K Professional Display Models

Canon Introduces Free Firmware Upgrades For Three 4K Professional Display Models

Canon press release:

New Firmware Delivers Enhanced Digital Cinema Camera Connectivity and Improved Shooting-Assist Functions for HDR Video

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 20, 2017 – Demonstrating Canon’s continued commitment to supporting the digital cinema and television broadcasting industries, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc. and Canon Marketing Japan Inc., will make available free firmware upgrades for three of its professional 4K displays—the DP-V1710, DP-V2410 and DP-V2420 in June 2017.

New features include:

Enhanced connectivity with Canon digital cinema cameras

The new firmware updates permit 4K RAW video captured using the EOS C700 or the EOS C700 GS PL (scheduled to be released July 2017) to be viewed directly on the display using only a 3G-SDI cable, without the need for an external transitional device. The firmware also makes possible the acquisition of all image data from video captured using the EOS C700, EOS C700 GS PL as well as the EOS C300 Mark II, enabling the display of image setting values from the connected camera and metadata.

Furthermore, these updates enable the display of the cinema aspect ratio 2.39:1 for specialized shooting using a digital cinema camera equipped with an anamorphic lens. The addition of these new features delivers enhanced user convenience when confirming images during shooting.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV gets C-Log update, costs you $99

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Gets C-Log Update, Costs You $99

The rumored update for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is here, and as it turns out most of the rumored, mouth-watering features supposed to come with this update were a well made hoax. The EOS 5D Mark IV gets C-Log, and Canon wants you to pay $99 for the firmware update. And you have to send in your camera.

Canon press release:

Canon U.S.A. Announces Canon Log Feature Upgrade for the EOS 5D Mark IV Camera

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 20, 2017 – In a move to help meet the demands of professional filmmakers, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the availability of a feature upgrade for the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera that will add the ability to record with Canon Log. With this upgrade, the EOS 5D Mark IV can achieve a cinematic look similar to what can be achieved using Cinema EOS cameras, allowing it to serve as a second camera on a Cinema EOS shoot or to stand alone as a cinema camera. Current EOS 5D Mark IV camera owners can have the Canon Log feature upgrade installed for $99 at any of the Canon service centers across the U.S. starting in July. The camera will also be available for sale (body only) with the feature upgrade pre-installed starting in July, with an estimated retail price of $3,599.00*.
Canon Log uses the image sensor’s characteristics in a way that allows for a wide dynamic range, minimal loss of detail in shadows and highlight areas and an increased range of choices when color grading. Color grading options available with Canon Log include optimized color saturation, accurate colors with minor color bias, visual continuity and accurate skin tones.

Canon Log also works with and complements several EOS 5D Mark IV camera features including 4K shooting, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, high speed 119.9p shooting in HD and 59.94p shooting in Full HD. Additional features include Movie Servo AF allowing the camera to focus on a subject even when the shutter button is not used, the ability to register custom shooting modes in Canon Log and movie shooting in Canon Log on a compatible iOS® or Android™ device using the free Canon Camera Connect app1.

To learn more about the feature upgrade and how to get it installed, please visit usa.canon.com/canonlog5d4.

The EOS 5D Mark IV camera with Canon Log will be shown at the NAB show in Las Vegas, NV, April 24-27, in the Canon U.S.A., Inc. Booth #C4325 in the Central Hall of the LVCC. Follow Canon throughout the show on Instagram at @CanonUSA and Twitter at @CanonUSApro.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV firmware update 1.0.4 released today, but it’s not what we were waiting for

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Firmware Update 1.0.4 Released Today, But It’s Not What We Were Waiting For

Canon released firmware 1.0.4 for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. It’s not the rumored update with the new 4K mode. This is a minor update with fixes. Download Canon EOS 5D Mark IV firmware 1.0.4 here.

Changes in the Firmware. Firmware Version 1.0.4 incorporates the following fixes and improvements:

1. Fixes a phenomenon in which a red-colored area may appear at the bottom-center of a captured image when shooting in bulb mode or during a long exposure.

2. Fixes a phenomenon in which the autofocus may not respond when the autofocus is initiated via pressing the shutter button, the AF-ON button or the AE lock button when configured in the custom control menu.

3. Enhances the reliability of communications between the camera and SD card.

4. Fixes incorrect wording on the Finnish language menu screen.

Firmware Version 1.0.4 is for cameras with firmware Version 1.0.3 or earlier. If your camera’s firmware is already Version 1.0.4, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

When updating the firmware of your camera, please review the instructions thoroughly before you update the firmware.

The firmware update takes approximately 4 minutes.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV firmware update will change 4K crop factor and tweak other settings

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Firmware Update Will Change 4K Crop Factor And Tweak Other Settings

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

At a glance:

  • 30.4MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6+ Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • DCI 4K Video at 30 fps; 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • Native ISO 32000, Expanded to ISO 102400
  • Dual Pixel RAW; AF Area Select Button
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • 7 fps Shooting; CF & SD Card Slots
  • Built-In GPS and Wi-Fi with NFC

The upcoming Canon EOS 5D Mark IV firmware update appears to change a few things in the EOS 5D Mark IV’s feature set. First ad foremost, the firmware update is said to add C-Log to the 5D4’s capabilities, which for sure will make happy a lot of videographers.

While firmware has not yet been released, this appears to be a big update. Some of the tweaks seem to need a modified heat sink. Existing EOS 5D Mark IV units do not have this new heat sink but can be retrofitted. Future models will have it.

The less, the changes coming with the firmware update have leaked over the web. Canon Rumors summed up what’s going to change, and what is not:

  • All video output will still be 8-bit.
  • Sampling for DCI 4K will be increased to a 5632 x 2970 pixel sensor area resulting in a 1.27x Crop factor.
  • Sampling for UHD will be from a 5472 x 3078 pixel sensor area resulting in a 1.29x Crop factor.
  • Both modes are accurately down-sampled to their final resolutions.
  • Existing frame rates will remain the same.
  • The current 1:1 4K sampling mode will remain an option for situations benefiting from the 1.78x Crop factor.
  • There will also be new full-sensor 3K modes added including 60fps and HDR 24fps.[…]
  • FullHD 1080p will also use this 3K full-sensor mode with down-sampling for a noticeable improvement in perceived resolution.
  • FullHD 1080p will also receive a modest frame rate boost to 72/75fps.
  • The EOS 5D Mark IV will gain the XF-AFC file format at 120Mbps (4:2:0) and 200Mbps (4:2:2). Both formats should require low enough data rates to accommodate UHS-I U3 type SD Cards.
  • Reports relating to a possible service job for the 5D Mark IV are the result of the heat sinks on current units not performing well in some environments when used with the newer firmware. […]
  • The newer firmware will still work in non-serviced cameras, but this may result in premature temperature warnings.

Stay tuned…