Skip to Content

ATTN Canon 7D owners!

Discuss and share your wildlife photography, filming and equipment

Moderator: lion queen

User avatar
DuQues
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 17941
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:42 pm
Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?

ATTN Canon 7D owners!

Unread postby DuQues » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:35 pm

A major firmware update is going to hit us around August!

Canon EOS 7D firmware v2 – new features:
• Improved maximum burst for RAW images (up to 25)
• In-camera RAW image editing
• In-camera Image Rating
• In-camera JPEG resizing
• Maximum Auto ISO setting (ISO 400-6400)
• Manual audio level adjustment in movie recording
• GPS compatibility
• File name customisation
• Time zone settings
• Faster scrolling of magnified images
• Quick control screen during playback

Read more here: Link
Arriving currently: The photos from our trip! Overhere! :yaya:

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c

adsl2
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:37 pm

Re: ATTN Canon 7D owners!

Unread postby adsl2 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:57 pm

I am very glad that the rumour turned out to be true, the 'new' buffer is going to be awesome!

User avatar
DuQues
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 17941
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:42 pm
Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?

Re: ATTN Canon 7D owners!

Unread postby DuQues » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:20 pm

Arriving currently: The photos from our trip! Overhere! :yaya:

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c

User avatar
AnimalMad
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:36 pm
Location: Land Down Under

Re: ATTN Canon 7D owners!

Unread postby AnimalMad » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:03 pm

Yes, Great, as long as your 7d has the latest version before you try and get the new version otherwise you have no way of getting it other than sending it in to a Canon Service Center and getting them to do it.
You end up being without the camera for a lot longer than anticipated.
However I can't wait for the new firmware as it will be a lot better. and the In-Camera RAW editing.

User avatar
DuQues
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 17941
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:42 pm
Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?

Re: ATTN Canon 7D owners!

Unread postby DuQues » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:38 pm

? The previous version was 1.07, and I don't think I ever bothered to install that. I think I had 1.04, the next updates were mostly translation errors and other not interesting stuff.
I put the update onto my card, and told the camera to update. Took a few minutes, and done, no problem at all.
Arriving currently: The photos from our trip! Overhere! :yaya:

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c

User avatar
lion queen
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
Posts: 12853
Joined: Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:03 pm
Location: Upington RSA

Re: ATTN Canon 7D owners!

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:54 pm

DQ would I be able to do all this myself???

I'm so afraid I might make a big mess of all and then I and my broken camera are stuck here in Upington!!!
SANParks Online Fans..........Where passion is pride!

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough - Mae West

User avatar
AnimalMad
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:36 pm
Location: Land Down Under

Re: ATTN Canon 7D owners!

Unread postby AnimalMad » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:36 pm

DuQues wrote:? The previous version was 1.07, and I don't think I ever bothered to install that. I think I had 1.04.

yes, mine must have been the version one before that then. i found that out when i sent it in for firmware upgrade that the Camera Shop had supplied me a 2nd hand body and told me i was buying a new body. Canon Service couldnt work it out as the serial numbers didnt match when i said this is the first time its coming and they said the 2nd and the camera shop is now getting me a new camera body and brand new too. then i will be able to the firmware upgrade myself.

EOS_User
Posts: 97
Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:30 pm
Location: A grey UK ! Longing to be in SA !

Re: ATTN Canon 7D owners!

Unread postby EOS_User » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:13 pm

lion queen wrote:DQ would I be able to do all this myself???


Yes; full step-by-step instructions are given on the Canon website. Just take your time and make sure you read the instructions...

There's also a YouTube video here you might find helpful; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNbOINYZx5M

Cheers...
Last edited by EOS_User on Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:35 pm, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
DuQues
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 17941
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:42 pm
Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?

Re: ATTN Canon 7D owners!

Unread postby DuQues » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:30 pm

The download actually contains manuals in several languages.

In short, copy the .fir file to a CF card and wake up the camera.
Insert the card. Well, maybe take the one in the camera out first if need be. ;)

Pop over to the Menu and manouver to the third from the right. The bottom option says Firmware Ver x.x.x.
Enter on that one, and follow the instructions.

Make sure your batteries are full enough first!

You can do it via the computer too, but that is a roundabout way which I never use.
Arriving currently: The photos from our trip! Overhere! :yaya:

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c

User avatar
lion queen
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
Posts: 12853
Joined: Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:03 pm
Location: Upington RSA

Re: ATTN Canon 7D owners!

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:36 pm

Thanx EOS_User and DQ.............. :gflower:

So this weekend it's me and my 7D upgrades!!!
SANParks Online Fans..........Where passion is pride!

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough - Mae West

User avatar
DuQues
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 17941
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:42 pm
Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?

Re: ATTN Canon 7D owners!

Unread postby DuQues » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:37 pm

Note that an update on the update was released: http://www.canon-europe.com/Support/Sys ... :13-974139
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera stops working when the auto power off setting takes effect.
2. Fixes a phenomenon in which the maximum number of images that can be captured in a burst may be less than the actual number displayed in the viewfinder.
3. Corrects some errors in the message displayed on the LCD screen when saving RAW images developed in the camera.
Arriving currently: The photos from our trip! Overhere! :yaya:

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c

tedredrum
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 375
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:50 pm
Location: Anaheim, California USA

Re: ATTN Canon 7D owners!

Unread postby tedredrum » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:12 am

Just did the CF card Firmware update to V2.03 on both 7D bodies following Duques instructions. It was easy as pie. Just 6 more weeks till I get to try it out in KNP.

Thanks Duques!

Daron
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park 2015 (First time visit)

November 12-14 Twee Rivieren
November 14-16 Mata-Mata
November 16-20 Nossob

November 20-23 Table Mountain National Park


Return to “Wildlife Photography Enthusiasts”