20 May 2019

Canon EOS 6D Firmware Update: Version 1.1.8

Canon EOS 6D Firmware Update, Version 1.1.8 Windows / MAC
Canon EOS 6D Firmware Update, Version 1.1.8 Windows / MAC

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Download and Installation Instructions
Firmware changes:
Firmware Version 1.1.8 incorporates the following fix:

1.  Fixes a phenomenon in which standard exposure may not be obtained, or an irregular exposure may result, when Silent LV (Live View) shooting with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.

Firmware Version 1.1.8 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.1.7. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.1.8, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Please note:
If the firmware is updated from version 1.1.3 or before, the following setting will be reset to default. 
Menu > Custom Function> C.Fn II: Autofocus > AF Microadjustment> 1: All by same amount

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

Preparations for a firmware update:
After the downloaded compressed file (.dmg file) is extracted, a firmware folder is created.

*Extracting the downloaded file:
The downloaded folder is automatically extracted, and a firmware folder is created. If the download folder cannot be automatically extracted, double-click the folder.

The extracted folder contains the firmware (File name: 6D000118.FIR, File size: 21,345,792 bytes) and instructions on the firmware update procedures (a PDF file in five languages: Japanese, English, French, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese). 

Before starting the firmware update operations, please confirm the contents of the download, and carefully read through the firmware update procedures.

(The following is the history of past firmware updates)

Q: Are the improvements from previous firmware versions included in Firmware Version 1.1.8?
A: Yes, the following improvements from the previous version are included:

(Previous) Version 1.1.7 improvements:
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.

(Previous) Version 1.1.6 improvements:
1. Fixes a phenomenon wherein AI Servo AF, if the AF point selection is automatic, the camera may not first use the center AF point to focus. 
2. Fixes a phenomenon where focus cannot be finely adjusted with specific lenses when performing remote shooting using the bundled application software EOS Utility. 
3. Corrects the incorrect indication in the Ukrainian menu for ISO Setting

(Previous) Version 1.1.4 improvements:
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which some images cannot be transferred to mobile devices running the EOS Remote app.
2. Corrects an error in the German language Feature Guide.
3. Corrects an error in the Korean language Feature Guide.

(Previous) Version 1.1.3 improvements:
Corrects the phenomenon where date/time settings reset. 

(Previous) Version 1.1.2 improvements:
Fixes a phenomenon which prevents movie files shot using Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR cameras from being played back on YouTube.

Firmware version 1.1.2 may present some Video Snapshot limitations. Please review the two scenarios and the workaround provided below. 

1. EOS 6D running Firmware Version 1.0.9:
If a video snapshot captured when the camera was running firmware 1.0.9 is combined with a video snapshot created by a camera which was running firmware 1.1.2, the resulting video snapshot album will be corrupted.   

2. EOS 6D running Firmware Version 1.1.2:
If you try to add a video snapshot from a camera running firmware 1.1.2 to the video snapshot album created when the camera was running firmware 1.0.9, a warning message "Cannot select this movie" will appear and the video snapshot cannot be added to the album.

Please follow this workaround which addresses the two scenarios described above.
1) Shoot a video snapshot and create a video snapshot album. 
2) Import the captured video snapshot album to your computer. 
3) Start ImageBrowser EX, an application bundled with the EOS 6D.
4) Select the video snapshot album, and select [Edit Movie] in the [Edit] tab.
5) MovieEdit Task will start.
6) Select [Add Image] and select video snapshot album to add the movie snapshot.
7) Select [Save] and [Save image type], and then click [Save].
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