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41 Steps to the Perfect
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR
Camera Setup

Ready for your out of the box experience? Like so many of you, I highly anticipated the arrival of the 5D Mark IV and as has long been my practice, I created a list of setup steps and once again share them with you here. Here are the 41 steps to my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV setup.

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Canon EOS-5D Mk 4
First Impressions Review

The Canon EOS 5D series is arguably one of the most recognizable camera lines of the digital age and the Mark IV is designed to appeal to the same wide range of enthusiasts and professionals. Nearly identical-looking toS its predecessor, it receives substantial upgrades under the hood, including: a higher-resolution sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus, 4K video capture, an upgraded AF system, a touchscreen, improved weather-sealing, built-in Wi-Fi/NFC and GPS. All this adds up to a camera that fits into Canon's product line nicely as the all-around full-frame option. READ MORE

 
Datacolor SpyderLensCal - Autofocus calibration

SpyderLensCal provides a fast, reliable method of measuring the focus performance on your camera and lens combinations.

It allows photographers to obtain razor-sharp focusing or check to see that their lenses are working at their peak performance. This device is compact, lightweight and durable, with integrated level and tri-pod mount. 
Become a Fan of Spyder on Facebook and follow our photographic activities: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spyder/...

 
Macro with the Canon MP-E 65mm Lens

Canon makes a lens called the MP-E 65 mm macro which begins its work where the other macros finish and it is capable of covering the range 1x to 5x magnification without using extension tubes. It is a very specialised lens as it cannot focus to infinity and it is manual-focus only. At these magnifications autofocus is more of a hindrance than a help, so that is no bad thing.

Photographer, John Davries has written an article on how to get the best from this lens.

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Canon EOS-5D Mk 4 Arrives

The illustrious story of Canon’s ground-breaking DSLR enters another exciting chapter with the launch of the EOS 5D Mark IV. With performance taken to new levels in all the key areas, plus some significant new features, it’s yet another game changer.
The exposure latitude has been extended still further, focusing is even more sensitive and image processing even faster. And, for the first time, you’ll be able to shoot 4K video and communicate through on-board GPS and Wi-Fi.
To get the full spec on the Mark IV’s remarkable technologies and see what some of the world’s top photographers have already done with it,

just click HERE.
 
EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mk III
AF Point Management

This guide will review your control options for the 61-point auto-focus system in the Canon EOS-1D X and 5D Mark III. Although this is one of the fastest, most sophisticated, and most accurate AF systems ever developed, it is not as difficult to master as one might think. All it takes is knowing how to apply the following three basic parameters to your subject and style of shooting:

 
Canon XEED WUX500 Projector
(User Manual)
Here is a copy of the user manual for the new NNPS projector
The Really Right Stuff B5DS-L Set
(new L bracket for the Canon 5DS and 5DSR)

The Really Right Stuff B5DS-L Set utilizes complex 3D machining for excellent surface area contact across the entire mounting face, ensuring a truly outstanding fit. In order to maximize rigidity when the vertical component is slid away from the body and maintain the best interface with the base, we utilized our patented 2-piece modular design L-plate.

 
Exploring the Canon EOS 5Ds
David Noton: on landscapes

Canon Explorer David Noton was the first landscape photographer in the world to get the opportunity to work with the 50.6 Megapixel EOS 5DS DSLR and he promptly jumped on a plane to South Africa to photograph the stunning western Cape region and discover exactly what the camera was capable of. In an exclusive CPN interview and film he reveals his first impressions of working with a camera that combines easy portability and intuitive handling with high-resolution image quality never before seen in a DSLR...

 

EOS 5Ds & 5Ds R explained

THE VIDEO

 
EOS 5Ds & 5Ds R explained
The EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R represent a new line of ultra high-resolution EOS DSLR cameras – featuring 50.6 Megapixel sensors – that are ideal for photographers who want to capture an extraordinary amount of detail in their images. The new cameras will be popular with those shooting landscape and architectural photography, as well as those shooting commercial or high-end editorial work in the studio. The EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R sit alongside the EOS 5D Mark III in the EOS range, and use new technologies to make the most of both of the cameras’ high-resolution capabilities.
Focusing your EOS

Your EOS camera features an advanced autofocus (AF) system that lets you concentrate on composition whilst it ensures that your photo is sharp. But have you investigated how flexible the system is?

Canon.co.uk
Examine the range of Canon lenses in more detail.
This Canon website has information and videos on the extensive range of Canon EOS Lenses.
Canon Professional Network
Tips & Tricks
Updated every week, CPN’s expert ‘Tips & Tricks’ help you to get the most from your Canon cameras, lenses, flashguns, accessories and software — you can also filter the tips by the products you own and technical topics.
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Technical: Inside the EOS 60D

In a special Canon Professional Network film, we go under the hood of the 18 Megapixel EOS 60D DSLR to discover more about the key specifications, shooting capabilities, in-camera features and controls of this impressive DSLR.
EOS 1D MK4 White Paper
Canon understands that the EOS-1D Mark IV has to be prepared to answer all questions, vanquish all competitors and appeal strongly to any and all who would use it to make their living.
This is an epic challenge. Canon’s vast R&D staff has worked furiously to produce
just such a camera.
As you read in detail about the many aspects of the EOS-1D Mark IV’s excellence, it becomes apparent that Canon’s engineers, designers and scientists have indeed succeeded.

AI Servo AF Custom Functions
Custom functions for personalized AI Servo AF settings to capture moving subjects more effectively

ISO Speed Settings
A wide range of normal ISO speeds (ISO 100 – 12800) and ISO
expansion options (ISO 50, 25600, 51200, 102400) are available

 

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Firmware Updates for Canon Cameras

 
Canon 5D Mk IV
Canon 5D MkIV Firmware update 1.0.4

Changes in the Firmware
Firmware Version 1.0.4 incorporates the following fixes and improvements:

1. Fixes a phenomenon in which a red-colored area may appear at the bottom-center of a captured image when shooting in bulb mode or during a long exposure.
2. Fixes a phenomenon in which the autofocus may not respond when the autofocus is initiated via pressing the shutter button, the AF-ON button or the AE lock button when configured in the custom control menu.
3. Enhances the reliability of communications between the camera and SD card.
4. Fixes incorrect wording on the Finnish language menu screen.

Firmware Version 1.0.4 is for cameras with firmware Version 1.0.3 or earlier. If your camera's firmware is already Version 1.0.4, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

When updating the firmware of your camera, please review the instructions thoroughly before you update the firmware.

The firmware update takes approximately 4 minutes.

 
Canon 5DS
Canon 5DS Firmware update 1.1.1

Changes in the Firmware
Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following enhancement:

1. Corrects a phenomenon in which shooting may not be completed while using HDR (High Dynamic Range) Mode, when certain combinations of settings are selected.
2. Corrects the phenomenon of Err70 which occurs with certain combinations of settings.
3. Corrects the level display when the camera is held in the vertical orientation with the hand grip pointing downward.
4. Corrects a phenomenon in which, when using certain CF cards, it may take approximately five seconds for the camera to power on depending on when the camera's power switch was turned <ON>.

When updating the firmware of your camera, please review the instructions thoroughly before you update the firmware.
The firmware update takes approximately 6 minutes.

Please note that the firmware for EOS 5DS R and EOS 5DS is different. 

 
Canon 5DSR
Canon 5DSR Firmware update 1.1.1

Changes in the Firmware
Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following enhancement:

1. Corrects a phenomenon in which shooting may not be completed while using HDR (High Dynamic Range) Mode, when certain combinations of settings are selected.
2. Corrects the phenomenon of Err70 which occurs with certain combinations of settings.
3. Corrects the level display when the camera is held in the vertical orientation with the hand grip pointing downward.
4. Corrects a phenomenon in which, when using certain CF cards, it may take approximately five seconds for the camera to power on depending on when the camera's power switch was turned <ON>.

When updating the firmware of your camera, please review the instructions thoroughly before you update the firmware.
The firmware update takes approximately 6 minutes.

Please note that the firmware for EOS 5DS R and EOS 5DS is different. 

 
Canon 5D Mk III
Canon 5D MkIII Firmware update 1.3.4

Changes in the Firmware
Firmware Version 1.3.4 incorporates the following fix:

1. Corrects a phenomenon in which when using the camera with the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens, even if lens aberration correction is set to "Enable", correction will not be applied.

Firmware Version 1.3.4 is for cameras with Firmware Version 1.3.3 or earlier. If your camera's firmware is already Version 1.3.4, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
When updating the firmware of your camera, please review the instructions thoroughly before you update the firmware.

 
Canon 1D Mk IV
Canon 1D Mk IV Firmware update 1.1.5

Changes in the Firmware
Firmware Version 1.1.5 incorporates the following fix:

1. Corrects a phenomenon in which when using the camera with the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens, even if lens aberration correction is set to "Enable", correction will not be applied.

Firmware Version 1.1.5 is for cameras with Firmware Version 1.1.4 or earlier. If your camera's firmware is already Version 1.1.5, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
When updating the firmware of your camera, please review the instructions thoroughly before you update the firmware.

 
Canon 1DX
Canon 1DX Firmware update 2.0.9

Changes in the Firmware
Firmware Version 2.0.9 incorporate the following fix: 

1. Corrects a phenomenon in which when using the camera with the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens, even if lens aberration correction is set to "Enable", correction will not be applied.

Firmware Version 2.0.9 is for cameras with firmware Version 2.0.8 or earlier. If your camera's firmware is already Version 2.0.9, it is not necessary to update the firmware. 
The firmware update takes approximately seven minutes.

 
Canon 1DX MkII
Canon 1DX Mk II Firmware update 1.1.2

Changes in the Firmware
Firmware Version 1.1.2 incorporates the following improvements to enhance functions.

1. The addition of a selectable color-tone option for the LCD monitor. 
2. The addition of a function to append IPTC data. 
3. The addition of a function to transfer only protected images. 
4. The addition of a function to set the GPS positional data retention period. 
5. An increase in the number of network connection settings that can be saved to a memory card from 20 to 40.
6. When retrying FTP transfer, extension of the minimum auto power off time to 10 minutes. 
7. Improvement of wireless transmission when using Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E6.

The Version 1.1.2 firmware being released at this time is for cameras with Firmware Version 1.0.2 or earlier. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.1.2, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
When updating the firmware of your camera, please first go over the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.
The firmware update takes approximately six minutes.

 
Canon 7D
Canon 7D Firmware update 2.0.6

Firmware Version 2.0.6 incorporates the following fix:

Corrects a phenomenon in which when using the camera with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM or EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens, even if lens aberration correction is set to ""Enable"", correction will not be applied.

NOTE:
Firmware Version 2.0.6 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 2.0.5. If the camera's firmware is already Version 2.0.6, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

When updating the firmware of your camera, please first review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.

Once the camera is updated to version 2.0.6, it cannot be restored to a previous firmware version.

-When the camera is updated to Firmware Version 2.0.6., the following settings will be automatically reset. 
a) Date/Time setting
b) Lens peripheral illumination correction data registered to the camera

 
Canon 7D MK II
Canon 7D Mk II Firmware update 1.1.2

Firmware Version 1.1.2 incorporates the following fix:

Corrects the phenomenon in which remote shooting with the Camera Connect App is not possible after connecting the EOS 7D Mark II to a smartphone via the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1.

• This phenomenon only occurs when the firmware was updated from Version 1.0.5 or earlier to Version 1.1.1.
• There is no need to update the firmware if the firmware was updated from Version 1.1.0 to Version 1.1.1, or if the EOS 7D Mark II was equipped with Firmware Version 1.1.1 at the time of purchase.


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