28 Sep Firmware Update: EOS R
This week Canon has announced a firmware update for the EOS R to version 1.4.0.
In Canada the update is available here.
Some of the updates in this new firmware are as follows:
1 – Improvements to “eye detection Auto Focus” to provide for recognition at greater distances
2 – Improvements to the Auto Focus overall, especially for smaller objects.
3 – Improvement in the lag time between the actual Auto Focus and the AF frame rate display for the images
4 – Other “fixes”
Obviously the feature that I am the most excited to try out is the improvements to Auto Focus overall, as I am hoping these improvements will take the camera up a notch and allow it to a more complimentary camera body to the rest of my kit. I have updated my camera and will provide an update on what I think of the firmware update when I have a chance to go shooting (currently snowing, in September!!!). This clam digger image was shot this year in the Khutzeymateen using the EOS R, however part way through the trip I ended up not using the EOS R much because I found the autofocus too slow, so I am looking forward to this update.
If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email.