New 10D Firmware is out

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Derek, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. Derek

    Derek Guest

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    Derek Guest

    must be those great batteries, they actually had the firmware built in
    anyway :)

    mines now 10fps and 45 point autofocus......

    sorry couldn't help myself

    "(but then my 10D has been working well
     
    Derek, Jun 26, 2003
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    Scott Coutts Guest

    Yeah, it's still not 'official' though I dont think, as people on the
    10D mailing list have pointed out - it's not linked from the webpage.
    But I'm pretty sure that it's just not updated on their website yet.
    Anyhow, it seems to work OK in my camera :) I dont notice any
    differences yet. Does canon usually tell you what the update actually
    does? I cant remember what the D30 one said when I updated it.
     
    Scott Coutts, Jun 26, 2003
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    Derek Guest

    Yes Canon will normally post a list of fixes I think. (with othe D series
    they have)

    The link was originally sourced form Chuck Westall, head tech Canon USA, so
    I'm sure its legit, just not linked on the Bebit page yet.
     
    Derek, Jun 26, 2003
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    Admiral Guest

    http://www.canon.co.jp/Imaging/EOS10D/10D_firmware-e.html

    EOS 10D Firmware Version 1.0.1 supports the following:

    1.. It increases the reliability of USB communication when used with the
    camera direct print.
    2.. It corrects wrong simplified Chinese letters on MENU.
    This firmware Version 1.0.1 supports the cameras with Version 1.0.0
    firmware. If the camera already loads the firmware Version 1.0.1, you do not
    need update it.



    Ah well, never mind. =0)

    -A
     
    Admiral, Jun 26, 2003
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    Brenton Guest

    My thoughts exactly... I was so excited (childish I know).. I was going
    to make my new camera newer... Maybe I should learn Chinese :)
    BRenton
     
    Brenton, Jun 26, 2003
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  7. Not that anything needed to be fixed on my 10D... but what are the chances
    that Canon fixes something in the Firmware and doesn't tell anyone?? This
    way they never admit to a problem and the problem simply goes away.... We
    best get Scully and Mulder onto it. :)
     
    Russell Stewart, Jun 26, 2003
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    Auspics Guest

    Who was it said: "Don't fix what aint broke" ?
    I just had my 10D replaced and It's got 1.0.0 firmware. It's a hell of
    different camera than the original one I bought. FWIW I think upgrading the
    firmware when there is nothing wrong is a bit like changing a tyre because
    it 'might' go flat!
    JT
     
    Auspics, Jun 26, 2003
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    Derek Guest

    Chances are there are probably more changes than noted.

    Quite often the case with PC products and motherboard bios that there are
    more changes than they list.
     
    Derek, Jun 26, 2003
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  10. What I'd be specifically more worried about is what other bugs do they
    introduce to an already fine, running camera? ;-)
     
    Scott Marshall, Jun 26, 2003
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  11. I dunno, with some of the claims of improvement from various sources,
    I'd certainly think Canon would push the fact - some say it reduces
    noise in 400ISO images - as it's already pretty amazing at 400 ISO you
    think they'd tout that one as an 'improvement' - likewise if it fixes
    'blown' highlights - although some people have them and others don't,
    so who knows for sure??

    Cheers,
    Stuart
     
    Stuart Elflett, Jun 27, 2003
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    Auspics Guest

    Blown highlights are a function of contrast control. The best idea is to
    shoot for the highlights because the shadows will still contain image
    whereas the highlights when over exposed on digitals don't.

    The basic and most fundamental aspect of photography is understand the
    relationship between light and dark. Digital cameras cannot, do not and with
    current technology will not ever, equal the contrast range of film which in
    itself, cannot reproduce the entire contrast range of the human eye.
    JT
     
    Auspics, Jun 27, 2003
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    Mark Guest

    thinking if it aint broke dont fix it..
    but if Canon release another update that actually does something can I jump
    from 1.0.0 to 1.0.2.0 ?
     
    Mark, Jun 27, 2003
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