Canon releases firmware update to solve black dot problem in 5D Mk. II

Canon has acted quickly to solve the issue of tiny black dots appearing on images taken with the new and expensive EOS 5D Mk. II, which CG reported on last December. A new firmware update, dubbed 1.0.7, not only fixess the “black dot” phenomenon but also addresses the issue of vertical banding noise when writing pictures using the sRAW1 format.

Users are encouraged to go here for instructions on how to download and install the update. Follow them step by step, and make sure you pay special attention to the following:

* Use a fully charged Battery Pack or dedicated AC Adapter Kit (Optional) ACK-E6 for the firmware update.
* Do not shut off the power during the firmware writing operation.
* Do not open the CF card slot cover during the firmware writing operation.

Last thing you need is to miss a step and have a $2500 paper weight!

Hat Tip – Engadget