Canon 5DII - 2.0.4 is up

Scott_QuierScott_Quier Lovin' ItPosts: 6,524Registered Users Major grins
edited May 25, 2010 in Cameras
You can find it here. It'll be interesing to see if there are any errors reported with this one.

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  • Moogle PepperMoogle Pepper Big picture in the sky Posts: 2,947Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 19, 2010
    Thanks for the heads up, Scott!

    I'll have to dload it when I get back.
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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 21,319Super Moderators moderator
    edited March 19, 2010
    Thanks Scott.

    My download was much faster than with version 2.0.3.

    Note that the sticky thread for firmware updates discussions and the 5D MKII reference to March 2010 now refers to this thread.
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  • hgernhardtjrhgernhardtjr Docendo discimus. Posts: 417Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 19, 2010
    ziggy53 wrote:
    Thanks Scott.

    My download was much faster than with version 2.0.3.

    Note that the sticky thread for firmware updates discussions and the 5D MKII reference to March 2010 now refers to this thread.

    MUCH BETTER than the last time, only 21 seconds as compared to 2 hours!clap.gif

    Now, since the Ides of March have passed, this one should work just fine!
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  • EmmettEmmett Big grins Staffordshire UKPosts: 21Registered Users Big grins
    edited March 20, 2010
    I'm still on 1.1.0. I knew about 1.2.4 but the two newer versions caught me on the hop. It says on the link that you can only download 2.0.4 if you already have 2.0.3. But they've suspended 2.0.3! Where does this leave me?

    I use mine primarily as a stills camera so I'm not too worried but would like to keep it up to date. By the sound of it 2.0.3 was a full software reload (2 hours) and 2.0.4 is just a patch. Do you think they're fixing the bug in 2.0.3 before they put it back on the site, I hope so.

    Thanks, if it wasn't for this site I wouldn't know about it anyway.
  • ivarivar I'd be happy with a cookie Posts: 8,395Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 20, 2010
    Emmett wrote:
    It says on the link that you can only download 2.0.4 if you already have 2.0.3. But they've suspended 2.0.3! Where does this leave me?

    I use mine primarily as a stills camera so I'm not too worried but would like to keep it up to date. By the sound of it 2.0.3 was a full software reload (2 hours) and 2.0.4 is just a patch.
    :nah
    Firmware Version 2.0.4 is for cameras with firmware up to version 2.0.3. If the camera's firmware is already version 2.0.4, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
  • Scott_QuierScott_Quier Lovin' It Posts: 6,524Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 20, 2010
    Emmett wrote:
    I'm still on 1.1.0. I knew about 1.2.4 but the two newer versions caught me on the hop. It says on the link that you can only download 2.0.4 if you already have 2.0.3. But they've suspended 2.0.3! Where does this leave me?

    I use mine primarily as a stills camera so I'm not too worried but would like to keep it up to date. By the sound of it 2.0.3 was a full software reload (2 hours) and 2.0.4 is just a patch. Do you think they're fixing the bug in 2.0.3 before they put it back on the site, I hope so.

    Thanks, if it wasn't for this site I wouldn't know about it anyway.
    2.0.4 was a full replacement for 2.0.3 - about 9+MB of stuff. As for the firmware update process itself ... it takes only minutes to perform once you have the .FIR file extracted and copied to a CF card. Easy stuff.
  • EmmettEmmett Big grins Staffordshire UKPosts: 21Registered Users Big grins
    edited March 20, 2010
    Thanks guys for the prompt responses. There I was thinking I could read English deal.gif My bad!!

    I'm out all day tomorrow shooting so I'll leave the update until Monday or Tuesday.

    What would I do without you bowdown.gif
  • ShimaShima k3npo Austin, TXPosts: 2,546Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 21, 2010
    Very quick update, went from 1.2.4 on both my 5D2's to the 2.0.4 with no errors during upgrade.
  • EmmettEmmett Big grins Staffordshire UKPosts: 21Registered Users Big grins
    edited March 28, 2010
    Finally found the time today. Successfully updated this morning to 2.0.4, it only took a few minutes to download. Thanks again.

    I'd better go and shoot some video now eh?thumb.gif
  • Manfr3dManfr3d Likes it bokehlicious! Posts: 2,008Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 22, 2010
    There is a new bug in the 2.0.4 firmware. With some lenses the iris jitters
    when the lens is stoped down and the focus ring ist turned. This happens
    even in manual mode.

    Here are two video demonstrations:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaOnN3aZO6E&translated=1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APgK5gdM69M&translated=1

    And here is a list of affected and non-affected lenses:
    http://5dmark2.wordpress.com/2010/05/03/list-of-lenses-affected/

    ...

    Still there seems to be no official statement from Canon regarding the issue yet.
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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 21,319Super Moderators moderator
    edited May 22, 2010
    Manfr3d wrote: »
    There is a new bug in the 2.0.4 firmware. With some lenses the iris jitters
    when the lens is stoped down and the focus ring ist turned. This happens
    even in manual mode.

    Here are two video demonstrations:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaOnN3aZO6E&translated=1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APgK5gdM69M&translated=1

    And here is a list of affected and non-affected lenses:
    http://5dmark2.wordpress.com/2010/05/03/list-of-lenses-affected/

    ...

    Still there seems to be no official statement from Canon regarding the issue yet.

    Thanks for the heads up. No doubt Canon is investigating the situation and will issue a statement when the issue is identified and the extent of the problem better known.

    In the mean time, I suggest that all DGrinners notify Canon if they notice the problem. Please record the exact camera and lens settings used as that can help towards a solution.
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  • craig_dcraig_d Grinnin' Posts: 911Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 22, 2010
    Interesting. I hadn't noticed anything like this, but I see that all of my Canon lenses are on the "not affected" list. And of course nothing like this odd behavior could possibly happen with the Nikkor AI and AI-S lenses I most often shoot with, since the camera has no communication with the lens at all.
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  • OverfocusedOverfocused Photo Nut Posts: 1,068Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 24, 2010
    I've got the MKII and...
    I've had the 2.04 since the day it was released and so far I have not noticed any wrong behavior with the 100MM F/2.8 Macro I own. I've used it quite heavily as well.

    The only problem I've had with the macro is some how my focusing screen unclipped and fell out of my camera and got lost, after I finished a shoot when I wasn't touching the camera anymore... as if it removed itself. Poof.

    Maybe I can blame the firmware and get a free replacement. Excellent Idea!
  • craig_dcraig_d Grinnin' Posts: 911Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 25, 2010
    5D Mark II firmware 2.0.7 is now available:

    http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/firm-e/eos5dmk2/firmware.html

    That page describes the changes and leads to the download page.

    I haven't tried upgrading from 2.0.4 yet. I'll let someone else guinea-pig this one. I'm sure I'll install the update in a few days if people seem happy with it.
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  • jchinjchin J.Chin Photography Posts: 713Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 25, 2010
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  • Manfr3dManfr3d Likes it bokehlicious! Posts: 2,008Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 25, 2010
    Thanks! I'll wait a while until I upgrade from my pre 2.0.3 firmare to this one until someone else has tested the 2.0.7 :D
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  • jchinjchin J.Chin Photography Posts: 713Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 25, 2010
    I upgraded from 2.0.4 to 2.0.7. Took a few shots, no errors.
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  • OverfocusedOverfocused Photo Nut Posts: 1,068Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 25, 2010
    2.0.7 is out already :) Fixed!
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