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Old Dec 7, 2004, 3:18 AM   #1
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For those who haven't seen this, there is a firmware upgrade to fix a potential banding issue with low light and high ISO for a Canon 20D.

http://web.canon.jp/Imaging/eos20d/e...irmware-e.html

The instructions are also on the web site.

This has been tried by a few people and it does work. This firmware also includes all previous fixes (1.0.5) so you only need this one.

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Old Dec 7, 2004, 4:14 AM   #2
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Fresh news but... after the 1.0.4 incident some people might want to let it go older...
And I hope this fix does not affect my regular ISO 3200 shots by correcting those with the flash.
Btw: the banding problem occurs only with the built-in flash or even with a 580EX for example?
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Old Dec 7, 2004, 4:52 AM   #3
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I have no idea. I don't seem to have this problem so I probably won't upgrade (why fix what isn't broke).

I'm just passing on what I found.



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Old Dec 7, 2004, 9:15 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info.

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Old Dec 7, 2004, 11:22 AM   #5
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Thanks the info is good to know.

But all this updateadds is more languages, and fixes a problem with high ISO and the internal flash(which I duct-taped down as I have no use for it :blah

I'llmay end up installing it someday, after I am sure there is no chance of the infamous 1.0.4 fiasco repeating possible.
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I wonder if it will fix lockups?

I have 1.0.5 in my 20D currently but yesterday it froze after I took a photo and needed to be switched off and back on again.
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UGH that does not sound good. Mine came with 1.0.5 installedand I have not had a problem yet. Knocks on wood(self on head):-)
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Has anyone get rid of the banding? It is somehow corrected but...
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Old Dec 9, 2004, 7:39 AM   #9
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Hi,
The erratic behaviour can be brought back to the batterygrip make sure it's TIGHTEND GOOD !!!
I had very much error's and lost picture and powerdowns my first day out with the 20D but when I checked there was play in my tightly fastned BG-ED2 I fastened it even more (normally tight it tight for me) and no it works well.

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The upgrade went smoothly - getting pretty good at it.

Batt Grip DOES need to be checked frequently it has a tendency to back off with use.

A little drop of clear nail polish on the threads helps.

Looks like the 20D is going to be one of those cantankerous models that we will love/hate... but defend !!
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