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EOS 5D Mark II Firmware Update Version 2.0.7

This firmware update (Version 2.0.7) incorporates further improvements and fixes.


This firmware update (Version 2.0.7) incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the aperture exhibits abnormal movement when shooting movies in manual exposure mode and Aperture Priority AE (Av mode) using some Canon lenses (such as macro lenses)
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which the exposure level shown in the LCD panel differs from what is shown in the viewfinder when shooting still images in manual exposure mode.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the Wireless File Transmitter (WFT-E4 or WFT-E4 II B) may not automatically power off when used for FTP transfers.

These phenomena only occur with the Version 2.0.4 and Version 2.0.3 firmware.

The Version 2.0.7 firmware being released this time is for cameras with firmware up to Version 2.0.4. If the camera's firmware is already Version 2.0.7, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Further information:

 

Firmware Q&A:


Q: What are the changes in Version 2.0.7 firmware?

A: The following improvements and fixes have been incorporated.

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the aperture exhibits abnormal movement when shooting movies in manual exposure mode and Aperture Priority AE (Av mode) using some Canon lenses (such as macro lenses).

    Supplemental Information: This phenomenon involves the aperture of the lens exhibiting abnormal movement when the focusing ring moves (during focusing). For zoom lenses with variable maximum apertures, the aperture changes when the zoom ring is operated (during zooming), but this is normal behavior, where the effective aperture changes according to the focal length (the zoom position).
     
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which the exposure level shown in the LCD panel differs from what is shown in the viewfinder when shooting still images in manual exposure mode.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the Wireless File Transmitter (WFT-E4 or WFT-E4 II B) may not automatically power off when used for FTP transfers.

Specific Products Q&A:


EOS 5D Mark II

Q: When shooting movies in manual exposure mode, the set lens aperture value moves.
A: When using lenses with variable maximum apertures, the effective aperture is controlled according to the focal length (the zoom position), and the aperture value changes during zooming, even when in manual exposure mode or aperture priority mode. This is normal operation of the lens. However, in EOS 5D Mark II cameras with Version 2.0.3 or 2.0.4 firmware, there were also cases where the aperture set for the lens would exhibit abnormal movement when using some lenses, such as macro lenses. This has been improved in the Version 2.0.7 firmware.                                                           

EOS-1D Mark IV

Q: When shooting movies in manual exposure mode, the set lens aperture value moves.
A: When using lenses with variable maximum apertures, the effective aperture is controlled according to the focal length (the zoom position), and the aperture value changes during zooming even when in manual exposure mode. This is normal operation of lens. However, in EOS-1D Mark IV cameras with Version 1.0.6 firmware or earlier firmware versions, Canon has confirmed that the aperture set for the lens exhibits abnormal movement when using some lenses, such as macro lenses, and is discussing improvements with the aim of incorporating them into the next version of the firmware.

EOS 7D

Q: When shooting movies in manual exposure mode, the set lens aperture value moves.
A: When using lenses with variable maximum apertures, the effective aperture is controlled according to the focal length (the zoom position), and the aperture value changes during zooming even when in manual exposure mode. This is normal operation of lens. However, in EOS 7D cameras with Version 1.2.1 firmware or earlier firmware versions, Canon has confirmed that the aperture set for the lens exhibits abnormal movement when using some lenses, such as macro lenses, and is discussing improvements with the aim of incorporating them into the next version of the firmware.

EOS REBEL T2i / EOS 550D

Q: When shooting movies in manual exposure mode, the set lens aperture value moves.
A: When using lenses with variable maximum apertures, the effective aperture is controlled according to the focal length (the zoom position), and the aperture value changes during zooming even when in manual exposure mode. This is normal operation of lens. However, in EOS REBEL T2i / EOS 550D cameras with Version 1.0.6 firmware or earlier firmware versions, Canon has confirmed that the aperture set for the lens exhibits abnormal movement when using some lenses, such as macro lenses, and is discussing improvements with the aim of incorporating them into the next version of the firmware.


For general enquiries, please contact the numbers below:

Canon Australia
Services and Support Centre
13 13 83 (local call)

Canon New Zealand
Customer Care
0800 222 666