11-16-2012 09:35 AM - edited 02-05-2013 06:40 PM
While I am new on these forums I have been on the Canon Rumors Forums for a few years now,
I really wanted to bring this too the attention of you and Canon as it is simply a highly important problem, those of you that don't know, the 5D3 suffers serious focus locking issues when a Canon speedite is attached in Low light, the AF assist beam causes lag with the AF from the 5D3, this makes it virtually impossible to achieve focus in low light when the speedlite is attached, I wanted to bring the topic to this forum, so I have pasted a link to all the discussion we have already had about this problem at Canon Rumors.com - see below
Please help in letting Canon know this is a very serious problem and effects the cameras performance in most working environments when a speedlite is attached and working in low light, conferences, nightclub work, weddings etc, and can stop the photographer completing the job or task.
02-21-2013 08:24 AM
Hi steliosk! Since the 600D is not manufactured for use in the United States, Canon USA doesn't have any information on any issues it may encounter. If you're having issues with your specific product, and live outside of the United States, please click here and select your country or region for your support needs. We encourage you to discuss Canon products sold outside of the United States, but please be aware that you will not receive support directly from Canon USA.
02-21-2013 06:43 PM
02-21-2013 06:53 PM
They are and its just so nice to hear it, Im really looking forward to the firmware, as I do love the 5D3,
02-22-2013 08:26 AM
04-30-2013 12:05 AM
We have an update on this topic. A firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark III has just been released. Firmware Update Ver. 1.2.1 incorporates functional improvements and fixes including uncompressed HDMI output, Center AF point to auto-focus at f/8 when used with Canon EF lens/extender, and AF speed improvement when using the Speedlite’s AF-assist beam.
To learn more and download the update, click here .
04-30-2013 03:37 AM
Thank you very much to everyone at Canon for this, there is no mention on the website that this firmware incorparates the assist beam fix?, but Im assuming it does, I will install it later, would like to hear what others have to say,
Just a big thanks to everyone at Canon for listening to the Forums and helping us make this camera even more perfect,
all the best
04-30-2013 06:21 AM
Thank you again Canon
Here is the list
A list of improvements in firmware version 1.2.1 is listed below.
04-30-2013 09:00 AM - edited 04-30-2013 09:02 AM
04-30-2013 10:04 AM
Anyone install this update yet? Really want to know how the flash beam focus works now
04-30-2013 10:08 AM
Just to be clear, the firmware update does include an improvement to the AF speed when using the Speedlite’s AF-assist beam. You can see the complete list of improvements and fixes in our product advisory by clicking here
Thank you Carerra911 for clarifying!
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