9 October 2016

Canon firmware updates

Canon recently released a number of firmware updates.

Canon EOS 6D (v.1.1.7), EOS 70D (v.1.1.2), EOS SL1 (v.1.0.1), EOS Rebel T5i/700D (v.1.1.5), EOS Rebel T6/1300D (v.1.0.2)

These firmware updates all fix the same problem:
  • Corrects a phenomenon in which when using the camera with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM or EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens, even if lens aberration correction is set to “Enable”, correction will not be applied.
    Note: The update for the EOS 6D does not include correction for the problem with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM as this lens is incompatible with that camera 😀.
Canon is working to fix similar problems in their EOS-1D X, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 7D, EOS 60D, EOS Rebel T1i/500D, EOS Rebel T2i/550D, EOS Rebel T3i/600D, EOS Rebel T4i/650D, EOS Rebel T3/1100D, EOS Rebel T5/1200D, EOS M, and EOS M2 cameras.

Downloads from the Canon USA site:

Canon EOS 7D Mark II firmware v1.1.0

Firmware v1.1.0 contains the following updates:
  • Supports Wi-Fi adapter W-E1.
  • Adds a setting to enable or disable automatic storage of the lens if it is extended out when a gear-driven STM lens*1 is attached, and the power switch is turned to [OFF].
    *1 EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, or EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lenses
Download: Canon USA

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV firmware v1.0.2

Firmware v1.0.2 contains the following updates:
  • Improves communication reliability when using EOS Utility to register/update new Digital Lens Optimizer.
Download: Canon USA

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II firmware v1.1.2

Firmware v1.1.2 contains the following updates:
  • The addition of a selectable colour-tone option for the LCD monitor.
  • The addition of a function to append IPTC data.
  • The addition of a function to transfer only protected images.
  • The addition of a function to set the GPS positional data retention period.
  • An increase in the number of network connection settings that can be saved to a memory card from 20 to 40.
  • When retrying FTP transfer, extension of the minimum auto power off time to 10 minutes.
  • Improvement of wireless transmission when using Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E6.
Download: Canon USA

Nikon firmware and distortion control data updates

Nikon has recently released firmware updates for the D500 and D3400 as well as an update to the “distortion control data”.

D500 Firmware C1.10

Firmware C1.10 is a minor update, with the following changes:
  • Added support for the iOS version of SnapBridge.
  • Changed some help text.
  • Fixed the following issues:
    • Images would not display correctly if playback zoom was used during image review.
    • The focus point display would not light if the shutter-release button was pressed halfway after the standby timer had expired.
    • The camera would stop responding if a command dial was used in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU > f Controls > f1 Custom control assignment > Movie record button + menu.
    • If an option other than Off was selected for Active D-Lighting in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU, pictures taken with an optional flash unit in auto aperture (AA), non-TTL auto (A), or distance-priority manual (GN) flash mode would be underexposed.
Download: Nikon Download Centre

D3400 Firmware C1.10

Firmware C1.10 is a minor update, with the following change:
  • Added support for the iOS version of SnapBridge.
Download: Nikon Download Centre

Distortion Control Data v2.015

The Distortion Control Data allows the camera to remove the lens distortion from the captured (JPG) image (when a compatible lens is used). For an overview of the supported cameras and lenses, please see the information at the download site.
Download: Nikon Download Centre