Canon EOS R Banding Issue Seems Solved By Latest Firmware Update

Canon Eos R

Some Canon EOS R users have reportedly experienced banding issues with their new camera.

Michael The Maven discovered that artefacts appear as banding in RAW files when lifting shadows. After Canon release firmware ver. 1.2.0 for the EOS R, Michael tested again and compared firmware ver. 1.1.0 vs firmware 1.2.0., and found that the banding issue was gone.

Most user will likely never have an issue with banding but we recommend you update your EOS R asap.

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Canon EOS R Firmware ver. 1.2.0 Available To Download

Canon Eos R

The firmware update (ver. 1.2.0) for the Canon EOS R is available to download at Canon Canada.

Canon EOS R firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements: 

Eye-detection AF 
1. Supports Servo AF when shooting still images. 
2. Now available when shooting movies regardless of “Movie Servo AF” setting. 
Small AF Frame Size 
Supports Servo AF when shooting still images. 
3. Now available when shooting movies regardless of “Movie Servo AF” setting. 

4. Under certain conditions the electronic level displayed in the electronic viewfinder did not display properly. 
5. Under certain conditions information displayed in the electronic viewfinder was not properly rotated. 
6. Under certain conditions updating the firmware for the wireless file transmitter WFT-E7 was not possible. 

This firmware update is for cameras equipped with firmware up to Version 1.1.0. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.2.0, this update is unnecessary. When updating the firmware of your camera, please first review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware. 
The firmware update takes approximately 6 minutes. 

Caution: 
The user guide has been revised to reflect the functional improvements to the product. Please download the latest version of the user guide together with the new firmware. The latest version of the user guide can be downloaded from Canon’s Web site. 

Canon EOS R Firmware Update 1.2.0 Coming April 18

Canon Eos R

Canon Canada posted the date on their site. Canon already announced the release of a firmware update for the Canon EOS R.

Firmware version 1.2.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes. 
Enhancements:
1. ​Eye-detection AF 
– Supports Servo AF when shooting still images.
– Now available when shooting movies regardless of “Movie Servo AF” setting.
2. Small AF Frame Size
– Supports Servo AF when shooting still images.
– Now available when shooting movies regardless of “Movie Servo AF” setting.

Fixes:
​1. Under certain conditions the electronic level displayed in the electronic viewfinder did not display properly.
2. Under certain conditions information displayed in the electronic viewfinder was not properly rotated.
3. Under certain conditions updating the firmware for the wireless file transmitter WFT-E7 was not possible.

Next Canon EOS R Firmware Update Coming April 2019

Canon Eos R

Canon released an advisory about the next firmware update for the Canon EOS R.

The new firmware for EOS R (version 1.2.0) will be available on Canon website from middle of April, 2019.  

Firmware version 1.2.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes. 
Enhancements:
1. ​Eye-detection AF 
– Supports Servo AF when shooting still images.
– Now available when shooting movies regardless of “Movie Servo AF” setting.
2. Small AF Frame Size
– Supports Servo AF when shooting still images.
– Now available when shooting movies regardless of “Movie Servo AF” setting.

Fixes:
​1. Under certain conditions the electronic level displayed in the electronic viewfinder did not display properly.
2. Under certain conditions information displayed in the electronic viewfinder was not properly rotated.
3. Under certain conditions updating the firmware for the wireless file transmitter WFT-E7 was not possible.

Firmware Update for Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS Lens (ver. 2.0.0.)

Canon RF 35mm F/1.8 IS STM

Canon released firmware ver. 2.0.0 for the RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS for the EOS R system.

Firmware Notice: RF 35mm F/1.8 Macro IS STM: Firmware Version 2.0.0

Firmware Version 2.0.0 incorporates the following enhancement:

  • Support for the “panning” scene mode with the EOS RP has been added. The ”panning” scene mode reduces subject blurring and blurs the background when the lens is mounted to the EOS RP.

This firmware update is for lenses equipped with firmware version older than 2.0.0. If the lens firmware is already Version 2.0.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

The version of the lens firmware can be checked on the camera menu.


Support

Download Firmware Version 2.0.0 for the RF 35mm F1.8  Macro IS STM lens.

If you have not already done so, please register the RF 35mm F1.8  Macro IS STM lens. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future announcements.

Firmware Update for Canon RF 24-105mm F/4L IS lens (ver. 2.0.0.)

Canon RF 24-105mm F/4L IS Canon EOS R

Canon released a firmware update for the RF 24-105mm F/4L IS lens for the EOS R system

Firmware Notice RF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM Firmware Version 2.0.0

Firmware Version 2.0.0 incorporates the following enhancement:

  • Supports continuous shooting in silent shooting mode with the EOS R running Firmware Version 1.1.0 or later.

This firmware update is for lenses equipped with older firmware versions. If the lens’s firmware is already version 2.0.0, update is unnecessary.

The version of the lens firmware can be checked on the camera menu.

Notes:


Support

Download Firmware Version 2.0.0 for the RF 24-105mm F/4 L IS USM.

If you have not already done so, please register the RF 24-105mm F/4 L IS USM.  By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future announcements.