Canon surprises us with new Canon EOS 5D Mark II firmware 2.0.8

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Canon just released Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) firmware update 2.0.8. You can find the download on this Canon Japan page. None of these appear to be any major improvements, only bug fixes, but if you've been suffering from one of these bugs, you'll be happy. And, as always, you can find all the firmware info on the planet5D wiki – specifically on this Canon EOS 5D Mark II firmware page.

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This firmware update (Version 2.0.8) incorporates the following changes and fixes.

  • Fixes a phenomenon in which movies are not taken at the shooting mode registered in the user's settings if a shooting mode Aperture priority (or Shutter priority) is registered in any of the camera's user settings (C1, C2, C3) and the user attempts to shoot a movie.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the shutter will not release when pressing the shutter button when the auto power off function is set to “on”.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which overexposure occurs when shooting a Live View shooting simulation with the ISO speed set to L.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the settings of the Speedlite transmitter ST-E2 revert to the default settings when both the camera and the ST-E2 are set to auto power off.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the Macro Ring Lite (MR-14EX, MT-24EX) and slave flash do not sync while shooting wirelessly.

The Version 2.0.8 firmware being released this time is for cameras with firmware up to Version 2.0.7. If the camera's firmware is already Version 2.0.8, it is not necessary to update the firmware.


And, if you've never done a firmware upgrade, here's a how to video that was done for an earlier release. No difference with this version.

(Photo credit: snap from the Canon site)

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  2. I agree with Mr Gibb,or how about the ”ERROR 20” phenomenon that has rendered my 5dmk2 useless,i just took it into Canon and they charged me $135.00 just to look at it to tell me what i already know,freaking mirror box issue,or…..”PHENOMENON ”

  3. Guys, I am a litte confused… My camera currently has 2.0.4 installed, the Canon page says the 2.0.8 update is only for 2.0.7… I cannot find a copy of 2.0.7 on the Canon pages, the links bring me to the 2.0.8 update… help.

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      Don’t fret James, install the 2.0.8 firmware – it has all previous fixes and doesn’t require you to have 2.0.7 installed.

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