Canon Says 6D Buggy with YouTube, and Some 1D Xs Nonetheless Have f/8 AF Concern

Canon has issued a few service advisories to inform prospects of recognized points with the 6D and 1D X DSLRs. The previous digicam has a YouTube drawback, whereas the latter has some autofocus points for sure prospects.

First, the 6D bug. In a service discover launched earlier in the present day, Canon writes, “We now have recognized a phenomenon which prevents film recordsdata shot utilizing Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR Cameras from being performed again on YouTube.”

When you’re determined to share your 6D video clips by means of the Web’s hottest video service, all isn’t misplaced. Canon has launched a set of directions for what you will need to do to make the recordsdata suitable.

Mainly, you’ll have to load and re-save the film file by means of ImageBrowser EX, a program that comes bundled with the 6D.

Till Canon releases a greater resolution, you’ll have to run your movies by means of ImageBrowser EX to make them YouTube suitable

Now on to the 1D X challenge. In a discover launched this previous Monday, Canon acknowledged that autofocusing isn’t functioning for lenses/extender combos with a max aperture of f/8:

Firmware Ver. 1.1.1 enabled the middle AF level to autofocus when the digicam is used with lens/extender combos whose mixed most aperture is f/8. On a number of the cameras with firmware Ver. 1.1.1, auto-focusing doesn’t perform at f/8 aperture. *This phenomenon doesn’t happen with a digicam which firmware has been up to date by a person, or by Canon service middle.

The 1D X’s lack of autofocus at f/8 was a weak spot of the digicam that was first reported final yr. In October of this yr, Canon launched a firmware replace that brings AF to f/8. Evidently newer 1D X cameras are delivery with buggy variations of that new firmware.

You may work out in case your 1D X is without doubt one of the cameras described within the advisory by looking on the serial quantity. If the sixth digit from the left is a 4 or a 5 and you don’t have a white dot in your battery compartment, your digicam is without doubt one of the affected ones.

The repair for this drawback is straightforward although (there’s no have to take the digicam to a service station): merely overwrite your digicam’s Model 1.1.1 firmware with a brand new copy downloaded from the Canon web site and also you’ll be good to go.

Replace: Canon has launched firmware model 1.1.2 for the 6D that addresses the YouTube challenge.

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