Petition for new firmware for KM 5d/7d

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Kcirtap, Jul 1, 2006.

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    Kcirtap, Jul 1, 2006
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    J. Clarke Guest

    They'll do that right after the issue another firmware update for the Clie
    NX-70. Hint--Sony isn't big on supporting stuff that _they_ made after it
    has gone out of production, let alone stuff that somebody _else_ made. I
    wish you luck but don't hold your breath.
    J. Clarke, Jul 1, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    What is actually broken and needs a firmware update to fix?
    Pete D, Jul 2, 2006
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    Kevin Agard Guest

    "expect from Sony to offer support??"

    You know, you would think that people writing a petition to a
    multinational corporation would, at the very least, get the grammatical
    syntax correctly if they expect to have any credibility whatsoever!
    While I'd like to see the items being petitioned for, I wouldn't sign that.

    And they may have gotten 1900 responses but I doubt that many of the
    entries their are going to mean a thing to Sony. I'm sure that are
    probably not going to really care what Junior, trade, charles, Milan66,
    0577bird, et al think.

    Kevin Agard, Jul 2, 2006
  5. What???? you would not take a signed affidavit of first graders
    seriously-FOR Shame :^D

    Chalk it up to alcoholism, or maybe bad genetics,!!!
    Little Green Eyed Dragon, Jul 2, 2006
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    ASAAR Guest

    While it would be surprising if Sony were to upgrade the K/M's
    firmware, there's a big difference between supporting it and
    supporting the NX-70. The latter was a "Palm" style PDA, and Sony
    was rapidly abandoning that market at the time (seen any new Clies
    lately?), whereas nobody is foolish enough to think that Sony might
    soon decide to get out of its camera business.
    ASAAR, Jul 2, 2006
  7. Hi,
    For me, two things :

    1 - there is obviously a bug in the current 7D firmware with respect to FAT
    folders management, when you consider this picture (it is a snapshot of my
    XP machine's Explorer browsing the CompactFlash directory structure through
    the USB PC <=> camera link ; CF never taken out of camera) : . This happened
    to me only once, but this is a sufficient bug proof.

    2 - software or hardware ? (or both) maybe twice in 2 years, in the middle
    of a shooting session, the camera went havoc when I pressed the shutter
    button : LCD black, lens iris semi-closed (left stuck at the shooting
    aperture), no control reaction. A power off/on cycle rebooted the machine
    fine. Battery far from empty, before you ask. And Sigma 28/70 2.8 (non DG
    non EX). But this lens has shot thousands of pictures both with my 600 si,
    9xi and now 7D without any problem.

    Maybe a third ? why not shake the sensor à la Sony Alpha 100 at power on
    and/or off, using the stabilizer's piezo motors, to clean dust ?

    Other than that, I'm perfectly happy with my 7D.

    Stéphane Guillard, Jul 3, 2006
  8. Hi,
    Oops, forgot to paste the URL :

    Stéphane Guillard, Jul 3, 2006
  9. You can add that with firmware! Where will the dust go? In the Olympus
    E-300/500/330 there is a dust catcher. Where will the dust go, except back
    on the sensor in a different place.
    Darrell Larose, Jul 3, 2006
  10. Hi,
    I read recently that all "recent" slr's have an adhesive area near the
    mirror, including film slr's... A sensor shake of course only makes sense
    under that condition.

    Stéphane Guillard, Jul 3, 2006
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    Kevin Agard Guest

    What version of the firmware do you have now? I've been using my 7D for
    a year and a half now and have never seen anything like that.
    This sounds more like a buggy camera than buggy firmware.
    Kevin Agard, Jul 4, 2006
  12. Hi,
    The current one. But this happened only once.
    Except if you have more hints, this sounds like nothing diagnosable /a
    priori/ ...

    Stéphane Guillard, Jul 4, 2006
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    Kevin Agard Guest

    Hints? No, I'm afraid not. My point was that I have never seen either of
    these issues mentioned before. While the first could be either, the
    second sound like more of a hardware issue than a software issue. If it
    were an issue with the v1.10 firmware, one would expect to be seeing
    such occurrences in all the 7Ds using that firmware and such does not
    appear to be the case.

    Kevin Agard, Jul 7, 2006
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