Canon released two new Firmware Updates. Firmware version 1.2.3 for the Canon 7D and Firmware version 1.0.9 for the Canon Rebel T2i/550D. It’s too bad they can’t fix the phenomenon with lame auto gain audio on the Canon 7D.
Here is a rip from the Canon website.
Canon EOS 7D Update.
Firmware version 1.2.3 incorporates the following fixes.
Click here to download Firmware version 1.2.3
“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, MT24-EX) and slave flashes do not sync while shooting wirelessly.”
Canon Rebel T2i/550D Update.
Firmware version 1.0.9 incorporates the following fixes.
Click here to download Firmware version 1.0.9
“Fixes a phenomenon in which tone jumps become noticeable in some images, depending on the shooting scene, when shooting with the Auto Lighting Optimizer settings (Low / Standard / Strong).”
I missed this one out of the gate but it does not seem to be a big deal for us video shooters. I would suggest waiting to update the firmware if you are in the middle of a shoot or have one in the next few days. I would also recommend testing the camera prior to shooting with the updated firmware. What, no French language fix like the 7D?
This firmware update (Version 2.0.7) incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
▪ Fixes a phenomenon in which the aperture exhibits abnormal movement when shooting movies in manual exposure mode and Aperture Priority AE (Av mode) using some Canon lenses (such as macro lenses).
▪ Fixes a phenomenon in which the exposure level shown in the LCD panel differs from what is shown in the viewfinder when shooting still images in manual exposure mode.
▪ Fixes a phenomenon in which the Wireless File Transmitter (WFT-E4 or WFT-E4 II) may not automatically power off when used for FTP transfers.
These phenomenon only occur with the Version 2.0.4 and Version 2.0.3 firmware.
The Version 2.0.7 firmware being released this time is for cameras with firmware up to Version 2.0.4. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 2.0.7, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
Click Here For The Canon 5D Mark II 2.0.7 Firmware Update.
Click Here For The Press Release.
Canon has announced a firmware update for the new 1D Mark IV. The update has not yet been released, and is due in late January. The new firmware 1.0.6 enhances AF tracking performance. There is also a firmware update 2.0.0 on the Canon USA website that is specific to the wireless file transmitter.