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Canon releases firmware updates for the EOS - 1D Mk IIN, 5D and 30D

Canon has released firmware updates for the following EOS-1D Mk IIN, the EOS-5D and the EOS-30D digital SLRs:
The Canon EOS-1D Mark II N:
- Fix for phenomenon where images are monochrome.
- Fix for phenomenon where images are overexposed
The Canon EOS 5D
- Fix for phenomenon where images are monochrome.
- Fix for shutter problems with the Speedlite580EX.
The Canon EOS 30D
Fix for problems with the display of Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese on the LCD monitor...

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Canon releases firmware updates for the EOS - 1D Mk IIN, 5D and 30D - digital camera and photography newsCanon EOS-1D Mark II N Firmware Update Version 1.0.4

Canon EOS-1D Mark II N Firmware download page
 
This firmware update (version 1.0.4) includes the following improvements:

- Fixes the phenomenon where the images are monochrome.
- Fixes the phenomenon where the images are overexposed when using Focusing Screen Ec-S.


Canon EOS 5D Firmware Update Version 1.0.5

Canon EOS 5D Firmware download page

This firmware update incorporates the following improvements:

- Fixes the phenomenon where the images are monochrome.
- Fixes the phenomenon where the shutter cannot be released when using the EOS 5D + EF85mm F1.2L + Speedlite580EX.

*: For EOS 5D units that contain 1 in the fifth digit of the body number (e.g., XXXX1XXXXX), the correction will not be reflected even if the firmware is updated to Version 1.0.5.

If you have an affected product that you would like to have fixed, please contact the nearest Canon Service Center.


Canon EOS 30D Firmware Update 1.04

Canon EOS 30D Firmware download page
   
Firmware specification changes  

We learned that some products have problems displaying Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese on the LCD monitor when the display language is set to these languages. This problem can be corrected by overwriting the character data stored in the camera. So we request that users experiencing this problem overwrite the firmware referring to the following information.

Note:
This announcement concerns all the products that have this problem regardless of the firmware version.
We request that all users experiencing this problem overwrite the firmware, even if the camera's firmware is already 1.0.4.
The functions of the camera will not be changed by overwriting the firmware Version 1.0.4 with this Version 1.0.4.
March 30, 2006
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