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Canon product advisory:
Thank you for using Canon products.
Firmware Version 1.3.5 incorporates the following improvements.
Fixes a phenomenon in which the line-level audio input function of some EOS-1D C cameras does not operate as expected with Firmware Version 1.3.4.
Firmware Version 1.3.4 incorporates the following improvements.
1. Peripheral Illumination and Lens Aberration Correction data has been added for Canon EF-mount Cinema lenses. *1) *2)
*1) EOS Utility Version 2.13.25 (or later) is required to upload the correction data to the camera. The latest update for this software can be downloaded from our web site.
*2) Does not apply to Canon EF Cinema zoom lenses CN-E 14.5-60mm T2.6 L S and CN-E 30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L S.
2. A line-level audio input accepting a mini 3.5mm connector has been added.
Firmware Version 1.3.5 includes all improvements and fixes provided in previous firmware versions.
The phenomena described above will occur in cameras running Firmware Version 1.3.4 whose sixth digit from the left of the serial number is “1”, “2”, “3”.
Examples of affected serial numbers are: “xxxxx1xxxxxx”, “xxxxx2xxxxxx”, “xxxxx3xxxxxx”.
Canon USA will perform Factory Updates on the EOS-1D C free of charge. Shipping and handling charges may apply. Please contact the Canon Customer Support Center for details.
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.
If you have not already done so, please register your Canon EOS-1D C Cinema EOS Camera. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future announcements.
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It seems they have, at least the Canon EOS-1D X ([shoplink 4119]price & specs[/shoplink]). And since the EOS-1D C shares the same mechanical structure of the mirror box, the EOS-1D C may be affected too.
That’s what Canon Rumors is reporting, both in their forum and citing a notice they got from an anonymous source. Note that there is no official Canon statement so far. The notice, which looks pretty much like an internal memo and dates back to 2013, says:
Camera “does not autofocus”, “does not search in AF”, or “does not focus in AF search” depending on the reporter or the camera settings; specifically, the focus cannot be achieved in low temperatures (under 0 degree Celsius).
This phenomenon is due to the Locking Claw of the Sub Mirror (mirror for AF) going over the Locking Pin. The Sub Mirror’s angle becomes deviated and the light rays for AF does not fall on the AF sensors, causing the “does not autofocus” phenomenon.
Reading the rest of the text it seems as if Canon knows of the issue. There are two passes that are significant:
If the user complains about this specific phenomenon (does not autofocus in low temperature), replace the Mirror Box Ass’y with the ones to be shipped in the future (CY3-1661-010 or CY3-1687-010)
Handling of general repairs: If the user does not mention this phenomenon, please handle as normal repair.
Which simply means Canon will not recall the affected batches but rather repair them only if the customer reports the issue. Let’s wait for an official Canon advisory.[via CR]
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Doors open at 430pm, and sessions are scheduled for 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm.
Light refreshments will be served.
Huba will demonstrate the revolutionary hybrid method of combining photo and video at this exclusive event featuring the Canon EOS-1D C. The only DSLR of its kind that can shoot in 4K, Huba will film a live fashion shoot with the EOS-1D C, then import the footage into Adobe Premiere Pro. He will then extract still frames in 4K, putting the entire hybrid workflow on display from start to finish.
See the Canon EOS-1D C in Action! Footage from Nolcha Fashion Week!
About John Huba:
John Huba has been a sought after New York photographer and filmmaker for over two decades. His advertising client list includes campaigns for Ralph Lauren, J.Crew, Neiman Marcus and DKNY. Huba’s celebrity portraits of people like Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek and Anne Hathaway have graced the pages of such esteemed publications as Vanity Fair, InStyle, Men’s Journal, Town & Country and Rolling Stone.
Huba’s ability to reveal the universal humanness in foreign cultures makes his travel images instantly identifiable. His shoots for publications like Condé Nast Traveler and Travel and Leisure have brought him on location to Morocco, Vietnam, Peru and Africa to name a few. His Emmy-nominated documentary, “Hey Vinny,” tells the story of quintessential New Yorker Vinny Vella. Recently, Huba’s film “Seamus” premiered at the Woodstock Film Festival to glowing reviews. John Huba continues to travel and shoot all over the world, combining his photography and filmmaking skills and perfecting this hybrid method of shooting.
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Canon will release a firmware update for their Canon EOS-1D C camera by mid october. The update brings lens aberration correction and audio recording with line input.
A new firmware update is available for the EOS-1D C. Firmware Version 1.3.x adds new functionality incorporating the following features and modifications:
Lens aberration correction with EF Cinema Lenses: Communication between Canon EF Cinema lenses and Canon cameras has had a few effects on the operation of the EOS-1D C. The following features are now available as menu options:
- Peripheral Illumination Correction: This feature maintains even brightness from corner to corner of an image. This will virtually eliminate vignetting and any other unevenness of light across the image.
- Chromatic Aberration Correction: This feature reduces color fringing in areas of an image with high contrast color. It reduces color bleeding, which is easily noticeable at edges and degrades perceived image quality.
- In addition, communication between the lens and camera body will allow the F-stop to now be seen on the viewfinder. Focus position and F-stop will also now be recorded by the camera.
- Flicker caused by manual aperture adjustment has been reduced with this update, this could cause slight underexposure which may result in exposure compensation in some cases.
Sound recording with Line input:
- After requests from users in the field, audio recording through a mini plug (3.5mm) connected to the external microphone terminal is now supported. This will allow for the recording of audio sources other than microphones, such as mobile devices or audio players. The standard input level is -8 dBV and can reach an input signal of up to +6 dBV. Sound recording levels are adjustable at 64 sound-recording levels.
Service support start date is anticipated mid-October 2013. For information regarding the EOS-1D C firmware update (which must be performed by a Canon Factory Service center) please contact Canon Cinema EOS Support at 1-855-CINE-EOS (246-3367).