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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎12-24-2012

Re: 5D3 + AF assist beam = slower focus

thats excellent news...just hope nothing crops up from the amendments  Smiley Very Happy

EOS 5D MKIII + EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Sigma DG 150-500 5-6.3 APO HSM, , EF 55-200mm 4.5-5.6 USM, Speedlite 430EXII

EOS 350D, EFS 18-55mm
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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎01-05-2013

Re: 5D3 + AF assist beam = slower focus

will there be a firmware update for EOS 600D and 60D as well?

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 49
Registered: ‎11-28-2012

Re: 5D3 + AF assist beam = slower focus

Hey guys...I am saying farewell...sold my mark3 body and have returned to the mark 2's...honestly...I don't miss the 3 at all...but

then I am not generally shooting jumping dogs, etc. The file quality actually seems a little smoother on the 2...at least up to

1600 iso. I have put a bid on a 1ds mark3...I think this might be the camera for me for a while. good luck and I will stay up

to date and see what happens on this forum

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎11-16-2012

Re: 5D3 + AF assist beam = slower focus

Can I ask how shortly we might expect to hear about a release date? Are we expecting this fireware update, with the April release for the HDMI out, or will there be two seperate updates?

I'm just wanting to know some sort of time frame...

Many thanks Smiley Happy

New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-16-2012

Re: 5D3 + AF assist beam = slower focus

According to my Canon CPS rep. The update will be out at the end of April with the next Firmware update or shortly after.

Moderator
Posts: 1,392
Registered: ‎10-25-2012

Re: 5D3 + AF assist beam = slower focus

Hi everyone,

We have an update on this topic. The estimated release date for the firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR camera is late April. 2013 and the estimated release date for the firmware update for the EOS-1D X digital SLR camera is late May 2013, as noted in the following product advisory:
"Service Notice: EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X: acquire focus when using Speedlite's AF Assist Beam"

Super Contributor
Posts: 246
Registered: ‎11-11-2012

Re: 5D3 + AF assist beam = slower focus

Great. Thanks Stephen. The 5D3 will really rock after the update.    

Super Contributor
Posts: 246
Registered: ‎11-11-2012

Re: 5D3 + AF assist beam = slower focus

Forgot to say Stephen, Canon has restored my faith as at least you are listening. I'm sure you get feedback from the masters like Syl Arena to mention one that more than likely helps the cause. I could be wrong and perhaps these forums were the key to the fix. Either way good news.  

 

The 5D2 is an excellent body but I wanted the Pro AF. That last upgrade was not inexpensive (none of them are) and I was not thrilled when I learned abou this. 

 

 

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎01-05-2013

Re: 5D3 + AF assist beam = slower focus

how about the 600D which faces the same problem?
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Registered: ‎10-25-2012

Re: 5D3 + AF assist beam = slower focus

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.

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