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50D Firmware update

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For all you 50D owners, new firmware 1.06 is out and available. No more error 99's. They now have codes for all errors. sRAW files have banding issues corrected. I was actually at 1.03 when my camera was rebuilt a month ago, I must have missed a few updates confused

50D Firmware and instructions here

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Literally new pistons and rings! The complete control board in the bottom of the camera failed and was replaced. I updated mine last night, no big deal, whole process was about 5 to 10 minutes. I've never had an error with mine either but I do like the latest firmware in the camera.

If you do the update you need to update the Canon software and RAW codec as well. I did a quick check after the update and the vertical banding sometimes noticeable at high ISO and in the shadow areas appears to be gone. I like the fact that instead of the generic "err99" they have specific codes which should allow you to narrow down the problem to more specific issues.

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Thanks, Dan. I'll see if I can figure this one out in less than the 6 weeks the last one was. I haven't had any problems with mine (knock on wood).

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