Edit: as usual, a typo :-/ it’s the EOS-1D X we are talking about here
Canon released a firmware update for the Canon EOS-1D X, version 2.0.8 (download).
Firmware Version 2.0.8 incorporate the following fix. Fixes a phenomenon which occurs when the "Shutter button half-press" menu item, configured in "C.Fn5: Operation" > "Custom Controls Menu", is set to metering start only; depending on when the shutter button is half-pressed, it may initiate AutoFocus. Firmware Version 2.0.8 is for cameras with firmware Version 2.0.7 or earlier. If your camera's firmware is already Version 2.0.8, it is not necessary to update the firmware. The firmware update takes approximately seven minutes.
This happens often. Customer sent in their cameras for various maintenance task and get it back with a newer firmware. Usually this can be interpreted that the new firmware will soon be released. At the time of writing it is not known which bug fixes or new features come with firmware 2.0.8. The user who got the EOS-1D X back with firmware 2.0.8 didn’t find any differences, so it may be safe to assume that it is mainly a bug fix, or that compatibility with new lenses is introduced.
The EOS-1D X replacement, the EOS-1D X Mark II, is rumored to be announced towards the end of 2015. However, though this has been often rumored in the last months, it is still in the realm of speculation. I give an EOS-1D Mark II announcement in 2015 a chance of 50%-60%. In Q1 2016, we expect Canon to announce the EOS 5D Mark IV and the EOS 6D Mark II.
Top Rated Plus seller GetItDigital on eBay (99.7% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5Ds . Compare at $3,699. Free shipping in the US. Please note: this is likely a grey import item, seller warranty applies.
Another cool deal by Top Rated Plus eBay seller GetItDigital (99.7% positive ratings). They have the Canon EOS 6D . Compare at $1,399 after all possible discounts. Free shipping in the USA. Please note: this is likely a grey import item, seller warranty applies.
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More Canon deals on eBay.
Top Rated Plus seller GetItDigital (99.7% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS-1D X . Free shipping in the USA. Please note: this is likely a grey import item.
Three excellent eBay deals on Canon gear are still live, not for much longer I guess.
- Canon EOS 70D with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens . Compare at $1,099
- Canon EOS-1D X . Compare at $5,299
- Canon EOS 6D . Compare at $1,399.