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    Canon EOS-1D Mark III Firmware 1.0.9

    From Canon USA:

    In order to provide customers with enhanced customer support, Canon has developed a new Version 1.0.9 firmware for the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR camera. This firmware update incorporates the following improvements and fixes:

    • Improves the look of images when enlarged on the LCD monitor. Applies a slightly stronger sharpness setting to the LCD monitor when images are enlarged.
    • Improves the consistency of AI Servo AF under certain conditions. Reduces the tendency of the camera to autofocus on high-contrast backgrounds when shooting in conditions where AF detection is difficult, such as when the main subject is not completely covered by the AF frames or if the main subject's contrast is low.
    • Provides countermeasures for Main Dial response errors (Main, Quick Control, Vertical-grip Main). Fixes a rare response error in the Main Dials in which they either did not respond when rotated or would change several clicks' worth even if only clicked once.
    • Corrects errors in the Italian and Simplified Chinese menu screens.


    Please note that Version 1.0.9 firmware is currently scheduled to be made available for download from the Web at the end of July. It is NOT currently available for download. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. However, Canon U.S.A. Factory Service Centers in Jamesburg, NJ and Irvine, CA can install the updated firmware as of now. EOS-1D Mark III customers who wish to send their cameras into a Canon Factory Service Center for this upgrade are welcome to do so at their own expense. (Customer pays shipping to the Factory Service Center; Canon installs the firmware update and ships the camera back to the customer at no charge.) On the other hand, if the customer prefers, he or she can wait until version 1.0.9 is available for download at no charge from Canon's web site. If a customer sends his or her camera into the service department now, and firmware is upgraded by the service department, the soon-to-be-available download will not add any additional functionality to the camera -- there will be no need to perform a further firmware update when version 1.0.9 is made available for download on Canon's web site.

    U.S. residents are kindly directed to contact the Canon Customer Support Center for further assistance at 1-800-828-4040. Support hours are Monday thru Friday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 midnight; and Saturday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (all times EST). Alternatively, if electronic support is preferred, please send your email to carecenter@cits.canon.com

    This information is for residents of the United States of America and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

    We appreciate your understanding in this matter. Thank you for your support and patronage of Canon products.
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    Re: Canon EOS-1D Mark III Firmware 1.0.9

    This is interesting. Thank you.
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

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    Re: Canon EOS-1D Mark III Firmware 1.0.9

    unfortunately it isn't a cure all for the reported AI-Servo issues but assuming they finally get my AF system up to spec overall this time it should be fine for me. The LCD fix is most welcome.
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    Re: Canon EOS-1D Mark III Firmware 1.0.9

    Harrison, I was wondering if you downloaded the firmware?

    I still haven't. I've never done this b4 and scared to tamper with my camera.
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

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    Re: Canon EOS-1D Mark III Firmware 1.0.9

    I'm going to upgrade the firmware on my 1D Mark III review unit, today. I'm going to go shoot some mountain bike jump photos tonight and want to have the latest firmware. Right now the camera has firmware version 1.0.8. I'll do it pretty soon and let you know how it goes. I've done it before with my original 1D and don't recall having any problems.
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    Re: Canon EOS-1D Mark III Firmware 1.0.9

    Thanks so much PJ. I'm anxiously awaiting to hear everything about it.
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

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    Canon 24-105mm EF f/4L IS
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    Canon 17-40mm EF f/4L
    Canon 15mm F/2.8 EF Fisheye Lens
    Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
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    Re: Canon EOS-1D Mark III Firmware 1.0.9

    Quote Originally Posted by JETA
    Thanks so much PJ. I'm anxiously awaiting to hear everything about it.
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