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Re: Firm ware updates for lens?


@kvbarkley wrote:

It is not in the lens. It is in the camera. From my T6S manual:

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I get all of that except the last sentence. Are they saying that if a lens has been mounted on a camera that has that lens's correction data installed and enabled, the lens will come away with the correction data permanently applied and can make use thereof if it's subsequently mounted on a different camera? If so, that's certainly news to me.

Bob
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Registered: ‎11-18-2012

Re: Firm ware updates for lens?

tried downloading the eos utilities instruction manual on my PC and it got lost in the files?
Please tell me i don't have to be computer expert to get my camera to recognize my lenses?
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Re: Firm ware updates for lens?

Since cameras and lenses are now computers, I guess so. You can always go back to film.

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Re: Firm ware updates for lens?

I just quote 'em. It could just be awkward Japanese->English.

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Re: Firm ware updates for lens?

"I get all of that except the last sentence. Are they saying that if a lens has been mounted on a camera that has that lens's correction data installed and enabled, the lens will come away with the correction data permanently applied and can make use thereof if it's subsequently mounted on a different camera? If so, that's certainly news to me."

 

I read that too mean that not all lenses have correction data available.  For example, for a long while, there was no correction data available for the latest "nifty fifty".  Canon finally added it to DPP last fall, which finds its' way into cameras.  Also, third party lenses will not have correction data in the cameras, either.

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Re: Firm ware updates for lens?


@jimmy637 wrote:
tried downloading the eos utilities instruction manual on my PC and it got lost in the files?
Please tell me i don't have to be computer expert to get my camera to recognize my lenses?

You have to be at least computer literate in order to make sensible use of any digital camera more complex than a cell phone. I'm sorry if I'm the bearer of bad news, but there it is. There are many things in life that one has to learn how to do.

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
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Posts: 16
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Re: Firm ware updates for lens?

This is not so or my T4i would have see the lens data that was available on the 7Dii?

 

Esteemed Contributor
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Re: Firm ware updates for lens?

I am guessing that having the correction data in the lens is something for the future, but that my T6S has hooks to let it use this new data, much like the flash sending color temperature data to the camera.

 

I have yet to see it mentioned in a lens data sheet or spec.

Occasional Contributor
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Registered: ‎11-18-2012

Re: Firm ware updates for lens?

Thanks for your input, I think this email chain should be ended.

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Re: Firm ware updates for lens?

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Update to tread.

Using the the EOS utility for the 1st time user.

From the Canon web site, I am Canadian,  http://www.canon.ca/inetCA/en/home, Click on Support and Drivers, top right side. Click on Consumer & Home Office, Click on Drivers Software & Manuals, Enter/find your model number, Eg; EOS Rebel T4i click on GO.

The complete list of down loads appears in a few seconds and provides the down loads by category.

In the Software Applications click on EOS utility zip file, go to the bottom of the new page and agree.

The file will down load.

After down load is complete find the file, I used file explorer, click on file and follow the instructions.

After you complete the quite simple instructions look for the the program,I use the windows start tab and the reference was there or do a search for EOS Lens Registration Tool.

Note that you have to have your Camera connected to your computer for the next step, use the mini usb to usb cable that came with the camera then turn on your camera.

A new window/drop down will appear and this is when you get to use the lens registration to add your lens data to your camera.

It is an easy task, click on the tab for the lens aberrations and a list with all the lens will appear. You can search buy categories, tick off all the lenses you want. go the bottom of the page and click on the OK and the program does the rest.

I may have missed explaining the steps or tabs exactly, i was writing this from memory, but you should be able decifer what is required.

Good luck

 

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