Canon releases EOS-1D X firmware v1.1.1

It seems that the summer fun of Olympics, football has given Canon’s firmware engineers new drive for solutions, firmware 1.1.1 for EOS-1D X adds AF points that flash red during AF. How many folks have cursed the little grey boxes I’m not sure. Also focussing with lenses and extenders that are f/8 is back.

Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following fixes

  • Enables the center AF point to autofocus when the camera is used with lens/extender combinations whose combined maximum aperture is f/8 (f/5.6 without the firmware update). Please see the “Lenses and Usable AF points” section of the revised instruction manual for more details on the lens & camera combinations.
  • Displays the viewfinder information (such as the AF frames, grid, etc.) in red during autofocusing in AI Servo AF. Note that when shooting in dark environments during AI Servo AF, the AF points can be easily confirmed. However during AI Servo AF, the viewfinder will be lit intermittently, not continuously.
  • Corrects a phenomenon in which the metering value of the AE sensor becomes incorrect and the captured images become pitch-black depending on the timing of lens attachment and/or detachment.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which Err 70 may occur during AEB shooting.
  • Corrects errors in the Arabic menu.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the firmware of the lenses cannot be updated normally.
Download EOS-1D X firmware v1.1.1 from Canon Europe

So now I hope that we’ll see the same AF point fix coming to the EOS 5D Mark III in a firmware update soon??? 🙂