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Firmware update 2.0.7 for EOS 5D Mark II

Firmware update version 2.0.7 for the EOS 5D Mark II incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the aperture exhibits abnormal movement when shooting movies in manual exposure mode and aperture-priority AE (Av mode) using some Canon lenses (such as macro lenses).

2. Fixes a phenomenon in which the exposure level shown in the LCD panel differs from what is shown in the viewfinder when shooting still images in manual exposure mode.

3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the Wireless File Transmitter (WFT-E4 or WFT-E4 II) may not automatically power off when used for FTP transfers.

These phenomenon only occur with the Version 2.0.4 and Version 2.0.3 firmware.

The firmware upgrade can be installed by the user. Full instructions and downloads are available at the
>>Canon Download Centre

40 million EOS cameras

The combined production of the EOS-series film and digital cameras has passed the 40-million mark.

Production of the EOS SLR camera first began in 1987. In 1997 production reached 10 million units and in 2003 passed the 20 million mark. After the rapid spread of digital SLR cameras, Canon went on to reach the 30 million mark during the 20-year anniversary in December 2007, followed by the current 40 million unit production milestone, reached two years and four months later.

EOS Digital cameras recorded a production milestone of 20 million units.

World's largest digital image from EOS 7D

4250 individual images shot with an EOS 7D have been stitched together to create the world's largest digital image so far. All the JPG images were captured on a single 32GB CompactFlash card, taking up 27.5GB. The size of the final panorama - a view of the city of Dubai - is 44.88 gigapixels.

The EOS 7D was mounted on a GigaPan Epic Pro. "Simply attach your camera to it, then the EPIC directs you through the steps to capture a gigapixel image. You then set the upper left and lower right corners of your panorama and the EPIC works out how many photos your camera will need to take, hundreds or even thousands, and automatically organizes them into the correct rows and columns needed to capture your panorama. The robotic arm clicks away, capturing amazing detail in a short amount of time."

GigaPan Stitch software is included to help you merge all the images into a single photograph. GigaPan Epic Pro, for DSLR cameras, costs $895. Epic 10…