Canon Community Canon Community
 


Reply
VIP
Posts: 9,796
Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: 6dm2 lens compatibility

"I wouldn't be able to update an EF-S lens..."

 

How often would you be able to update any lens?  How often have you heard of Canon releasing new firmware for lenses?

I am not sure whether all Canon lenses can even accept firmware updates.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV, along with, a lot of other stuff.
Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 4,590
Registered: ‎06-25-2014

Re: 6dm2 lens compatibility


@ebiggs1wrote:

"I wouldn't be able to update an EF-S lens..."

 

How often would you be able to update any lens?  How often have you heard of Canon releasing new firmware for lenses?

I am not sure whether all Canon lenses can even accept firmware updates.


Up until a week ago I'd never heard of it. Then Mike Sowsun explained that some recent Canon cameras have the ability to perform firmware updates on Canon lenses. Which raises, I guess you'd have to admit, the possibility that Canon might actually release updated firmware.

 

The question isn't silly. If Canon makes changes to its cameras that confuse 3rd-party lenses (which seems to happen with some regularity), isn't it likely that sooner or later such a change will also confuse older Canon lenses?

Bob
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 2,607
Registered: ‎02-17-2016

Re: 6dm2 lens compatibility

If only there were an announcement section on this board where you caould see which lenses have firmware updates! Then you could look and see that Canon just released updates to 3 EF-M lenses.

VIP
Posts: 9,796
Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: 6dm2 lens compatibility

"... the possibility that Canon might actually release updated firmware."

 

I have never heard of a firmware update for an "L" lens.  Doesn't mean there isn't any but I never heard of any.  Since CPS knows what lenses I have and I receive regular emails from Canon, it would be nice if some notification was made.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV, along with, a lot of other stuff.
Reputable Contributor
Posts: 509
Registered: ‎12-24-2013

Re: 6dm2 lens compatibility

[ Edited ]

@ebiggs1wrote:

"... the possibility that Canon might actually release updated firmware."

 

I have never heard of a firmware update for an "L" lens.  Doesn't mean there isn't any but I never heard of any.  Since CPS knows what lenses I have and I receive regular emails from Canon, it would be nice if some notification was made.


The EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM just recently had a firmware update.   I think it is the only L lens to ever have a user installed update available.

 

It was posted in the "Announcements" area of theis forum:  New Firmware: EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM

 

Here is a direct link to the Canon USA support page:  EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Firmware Version 2.0.0 [Windows]

 

Changes in firmware: Firmware Version 2.0.0 incorporates the following enhancement: Support for the "panning" scene mode with the EOS M5/EOS M6 has been added. The Panning scene mode reduces subject blurring and blurs the background when the lens is mounted to the EOS M5/EOS M6. The EF-EOS M Mount Adapter is required to use
this lens with the EOS M5 and EOS M6.

Mike Sowsun
S110, SL1, 80D, 5D Mk III
VIP
Posts: 9,796
Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: 6dm2 lens compatibility

"The EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM just recently had a firmware update."

 

Doesn't help me because I don't have that lens or any mirrorless cameras.  But now that you brought it to my attention I think I do remember seeing that.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV, along with, a lot of other stuff.
powered by Lithium

LIKE US on Facebook FOLLOW US on Twitter WATCH US on YouTube CONNECT WITH US on Linkedin WATCH US on Vimeo FOLLOW US on Instagram SHOP CANON at the Canon Online Store
© Canon U.S.A., Inc.   |    Terms of Use   |    Privacy Statement