Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Firmware Update Released To Fix AF Issue

Canon RF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS Firmware

As already announced by Canon, here is the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS firmware update to fix an autofocus issue.

Some users experienced front-focusing issues when focusing on a subject close to the minimum focusing distance at the telephoto end. Well, Canon reacted quickly to user complaints and here is the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS firmware update. You can download it from Canon Europe.

Firmware Version 1.0.6 incorporates the following fix:

Fixed a phenomenon when performing AF shooting to capture a subject at close-range with the focus distance approximately set to the Tele-end (200mm), the image may become slightly front-focused.

This firmware update is for lenses equipped with firmware versions 1.0.5 or earlier. If the lens’s firmware is already version 1.0.6, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

The version of the lens’s firmware can be checked in the camera menu.

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Canon Firmware Update For RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Lens Coming January 2020

Canon Firmware Update RF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS Review

A Canon firmware update for the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens has been announced, and will be released in January 2020.

Some users experienced front-focusing issues when focusing on a subject close to the minimum focusing distance at the telephoto end. Well, Canon reacted quickly to user complaints. Kudos.

Canon firmware update advisory:

Future Firmware Plan: RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens

Thank you for using Canon products.

It has been confirmed that when using the RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM to perform AF shooting to capture a subject at close-range with the focus distance approximately set to the Tele-end (200mm), the image may become slightly front-focused.

New firmware with improved focus accuracy is scheduled for release in the beginning of Jan. 2020, and once the preparations are completed, we will post the information on our Web site.

Note: New firmware being released at this time is for lenses equipped with firmware version 1.0.5 or earlier. The lens firmware version can be checked in the camera’s menu.

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Canon EOS R Firmware 1.6 Available For Download (RF 85mm DS support, minor fixes)

Canon Eos R Firmware

Canon released Canon EOS R firmware 1.6.

The firmware update can be downloaded from Canon Germany.

EOS R Firmware Version 1.6.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

  1. Support for the RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS lens has been added.
  2. Corrects a phenomenon in which the function or setting value assigned to the control ring may change when the control ring is operated in Eco mode.
  3. Corrects a phenomenon in which the camera may stop operating properly during “auto transfer” when using Camera Connect with a Wi-Fi connection.
  4. Corrects a phenomenon in which high-speed synchronization with use of an external flash may not operate properly depending on the camera’s setting for C.Fn2 “Set shutter speed range”.

This update for the Canon EOS R is for cameras equipped with firmware up to Version 1.4.0. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.6.0, this update is unnecessary.

This firmware will not deliver significant improvements as the previous one did.

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Here Is Another Proof Of How Significantly Latest Canon EOS R Firmware Improves Eye-AF

Canon Eos R Firmware

If you’re a Canon EOS R shooter most likely you already know about the significant improvements of the latest Canon EOS R firmware. If not, read on.

Chris and Jordan from DPReview test the latest Canon EOS R firmware (v1.4, click here to download) to see how much it improves autofocus. See for yourself.

If you want to learn more about Canon EOS R firmware v1.4 have a look at this comparison with Sony or at this article.

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Canon Firmware Security Updates Released For 11 Cameras

Security Flaw Canon Firmware

Already announced earlier, here is another batch of Canon firmware updates dealing with a security flaw in Canon’s Picture Transfer Protocol, the WiFi transfer protocol used on Canon cameras. More information about the security issue can be learned here.

Below you see all yet released firmware updates to fix the security flaw. All links point to the latest firmware.

ModelEstimated Firmware availability
EOS-1D X*1*2Version 1.2.1 is available for download
EOS-1D X Mark II*1*2                     Version 1.1.7 is available for download
EOS-1D C*1*2                        Version 1.4.2 is available for download
EOS 5D Mark III*1Version 1.3.6 is available for download
EOS 5D Mark IVVersion 1.2.1 is available for download
EOS 5DS*1Version 1.1.3 is available for download
EOS 5DS R*1       Version 1.1.3 is available for download
EOS 6D      Version 1.1.9 is available for download
EOS 6D Mark IIVersion 1.0.5 is available for download
EOS 7D Mark II*1Version 1.1.3 is available for download
EOS 70DVersion 1.1.3 is available for download
EOS 80D    Version 1.0.3 is available for download
EOS M10Tbd
EOS M100Tbd
EOS M3Tbd
EOS M5Tbd
EOS M50Version 1.0.3 is available for download
EOS M6Tbd
EOS M6 Mark IIVersion 1.0.1 is available for download
EOS RVersion 1.4.0 is available for download
EOS RPVersion 1.4.0 is available for download
EOS Rebel SL2Tbd
EOS Rebel SL3Version 1.0.2 is available for download
EOS Rebel T6Tbd
EOS Rebel T6iTbd
EOS Rebel T6sVersion 1.0.1 is available for download
EOS Rebel T7Tbd
EOS Rebel T7ITbd
PowerShot G5X Mark IITbd
PowerShot SX70 HSVersion 1.1.1 is available for download
PowerShot SX740 HS

*1These models require a WiFi adapter or a Wireless File Transmitter to support WiFi connectivity.
*2Ethernet connections can also permit these vulnerabilities.
Version 1.0.2 is available for download

Canon product advisory:

Thank you very much for using Canon products.

An international team of security researchers has drawn our attention to a vulnerability related to communications via the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP), which is used by Canon digital cameras, as well as a vulnerability related to firmware updates.
(CVE-ID:CVE-2019-5994, CVE-2019-5995, CVE-2019-5998, CVE-2019-5999, CVE-2019-6000, CVE-2019-6001)

Due to these vulnerabilities, the potential exists for third-party attack on the camera if the camera is connected to a PC or mobile device that has been hijacked through an unsecured network.

At this point, there have been no confirmed cases of these vulnerabilities being exploited to cause harm, but in order to ensure that our customers can use our products securely, we would like to inform you of the following workarounds for this issue.

* Ensure the suitability of security-related settings of the devices connected to the camera, such as the PC, mobile device, and router being used.

* Do not connect the camera to a PC or mobile device that is being used in an unsecure network, such as in a free Wi-Fi environment.

* Do not connect the camera to a PC or mobile device that is potentially exposed to virus infections.

* Disable the camera’s network functions when they are not being used.

* Download the official firmware from Canon’s website when performing a camera firmware update.

Models Affected

These vulnerabilities affect the EOS-series digital SLR and mirrorless cameras PowerShot SX740 HS, PowerShot SX70 HS, PowerShot G5X Mark II.

Firmware Update

There is an increased use of PCs and mobile devices in an unsecure (free Wi-Fi) network environment where customers are not aware of the network security. As it has become prevalent to transfer images from a camera to a mobile device via Wi-Fi connection, we will implement firmware updates for the following models that are equipped with the Wi-Fi function.

Canon EOS R Firmware Update “Dramatically Improved” Autofocus, Report

Canon Eos R Firmware

The latest Canon EOS RP and Canon EOS R firmware updates brought significant improvements in autofocus performance.

Photographer Manny Ortiz says the Canon EOS R firmware update made him change opinion on the EOS R, and that the update dramatically improved the autofocus performance. Watch the video below.

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