Canon has released a new Firmware Update for the Canon 5D Mark II. Here is a breakdown of the new added features from the Canon website.
This firmware update (Version 2.0.8) incorporates the following changes and fixes.
Fixes a phenomenon in which movies are not taken at the shooting mode registered in the user’s settings if a shooting mode Aperture priority (or Shutter priority) is registered in any of the camera’s user settings (C1, C2, C3) and the user attempts to shoot a movie.
Fixes a phenomenon in which the shutter will not release when pressing the shutter button when the auto power off function is set to “on”.
Fixes a phenomenon in which overexposure occurs when shooting a Live View shooting simulation with the ISO speed set to L.
Fixes a phenomenon in which the settings of the Speedlite transmitter ST-E2 revert to the default settings when both the camera and the ST-E2 are set to auto power off.
Fixes a phenomenon in which the Macro Ring Lite (MR-14EX, MT-24EX) and slave flash do not sync while shooting wirelessly.
The Version 2.0.8 firmware being released this time is for cameras with firmware up to Version 2.0.7. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 2.0.8, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
Click here to download the new firmware update.
Here is a quote from the Canon Site about the audio problems with the new 2.0.3 update. Canon has taken down the firmware upload from their site until they can address these issues. The wait continues.
“Recently we have discovered a malfunction that occurs with Firmware Version 2.0.3, in which the manual recording levels for C1/C2/C3 are changed and the camera becomes unable to record audio if the power is turned off (or if Auto power off takes effect) after registering “Sound Recording: Manual” in the camera user settings.”
“We apologize very sincerely for the inconvenience, but we are going to stop making this firmware available for download. For customers who have already updated to the new firmware, when using the camera with the mode dial set to C1/C2/C3, please either set the sound recording settings to Auto.
We are currently preparing firmware that will correct this malfunction. As soon as those preparations have been completed, we will let you know on this Web site. In the meantime, we apologize for the inconvenience this represents, but please wait until the fixed firmware is ready.”
I shot the break at 30fps. The rest was shot with a Canon 5D Mark II 24P Native with a Canon 24-105mm Zoom Lens T4 at 1250 ISO. My AC Chris Collins saved the day and nabbed a 5D to update right after the release. Monday night is pretty lame in Hollywood so we opted for the pool hall. The 24P is silky smooth.
***Update*** Ned over at Hollywood DI hooked up this comparison test with the frame rates burned in. I upgraded the firmware at the pool hall while shooting this.