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I Installed Firmware v1.3 On My Canon EOS RP — And In Case You Want The Instructions.

by Anura Guruge


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Installation Procedure.

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I got an e-mail yesterday, from Canon, saying that I can improve my photographs. Then went onto say that I should upgrade my Canon EOS RP to Firmware v1.3.

They made it easy. All you had to do to get to the update was to press a BIG RED button. Did so. Was slightly disappointed that the ABOVE instructions weren’t there! They are included in the ZIP file you download. Hence, why I published them here. I did a quick Google and got the gist of what I needed to do.

I had skipped v1.2. I had never done a firmware update on a Canon. Knew I would have to bit the bullet some day. So, decided to give it a try.

I knew I would need a formatted SD card and a fully-charged battery. Got that taken care of.

The process was very straightforward, smooth and quick.

I was all done in less than 10-minutes. No problems. Worked, to my relief, first time.

The new firmware does not appear to have clobbered the camera. That is good news too. So, so far, so good.


Taken after update.

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‘Tamron 28 – 300mm Di VC PZD Zoom Works Just Fine With ‘Canon EOS RP’ — Auto Focus (AF) Too.

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Tamron 28 300 mm zoom Canon EOS RP Anura Guruge
Tamron 28 300 mm zoom Canon EOS RP Anura Guruge


I am happy with quality & resolution.




The ZOOM Min. & Max.



Great news.

The ‘Tamron’ all-in-one zoom 28-300mm, f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD works just fine — good autofocus (AF) and all — with a ‘Canon EOS RPfull-frame, mirrorless with the standard ‘Canon’ EF-EOS R Mount Adapter (with the Control Ring).

No firmware updates. Straight out of the box.

I have firmware 1.1 on my Canon EOS RP and I use the Mount Adapter with the Control Ring.

Everything worked, first time. I was DELIGHTED.

After posting in multiple forums I could only get one person to confirm that this would work.

The Tamron website does NOT have this lens as one that will work on the EOS RP. Well it does.

This is THE LENS I wanted. I wanted as much reach as I can get in an all-in-one. I do not like fiddling around changing lenses.

Pretty happy with quality. Better than I expected — methinks.

So, spread the word.

All taken today with Tamron. Click for originals.


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My ‘Fitbit Inspire HR’ Is Now At Firmware Version 34.20001.60.39.

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Given that I do have a Garmin Fenix 5 Plus I do not use the Fitbit Inspire HR much. Yesterday, I charged it up and synched it … just to keep it ‘alive’. That is when I was told about the update. It took a fair amount of time to download — over Bluetooth. I just left it downloading and went to bed.

It was up and ready to roll in the morning. So, just wanted to make sure that you knew that there is new firmware.


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The Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Now Has A Version 7.10 Firmware Release — As Of April 24, 2019.

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Just 4-days after I noted that there had been no firmware updates to the Fenix 5 Plus Garmin rolls out a new version, i.e., Ver. 7.10.

It was downloaded, over Bluetooth, to my watch yesterday, i.e., April 27, 2019. I was surprised. Usually I only get updates when I am USB-connected to Garmin Express.

Version 7.10 appears to be a RENUMBERED 6.72 or 6.4x build! Check the Forum, they still have a ‘sticky’ for a 6.72 beta — which fixes the swim workout bug mentioned as the 1st item in 7.10!

This is expected to be a busy week for Garmin. SMILE. Watch this space.


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The Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Has Not Had A Firmware Update In Nearly 5-Months!

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Everytime I power up ‘Garmin Express‘ while I am charging my Fenix 5 Plus I expect to get a firmware update. But, it is always ‘You are uptodate‘.

I kind of knew there were some betas so I went to the Garmin Forums to check what is going on.

I was right. Last update was at the end of November 2018 — Version 6. I have that. Nothing since.

That is NOT right. It isn’t as if there are no bugs that need to be fixed or features added.

Garmin used to be pretty good at doing updates. But, now … this.

Sure, they want some of us to UPGRADE to the MARQ series. We will see.


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New Firmware For Polar Vantage V — v. 1.2.3 As Of November 8, 2018.

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I got the download when I connected it to my Windows PC, via USB, to charge it up.

I can’t find anything about this update on the Web — BUT it is on my watch.

So, just wanted to give you a heads up.

Download and install was pretty fast. Had to restart the watch.


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Garmin Fenix 5: Beta Firmware Ver. 9.53 Adds GALILEO ‘GPS’ Support — And That Is BIG.

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Just announced today. Pretty significant in that Garmin now offers Galileo ‘GPS’ on the just released Fenix 5 Plus family.

Though I have not experienced it myself (or more to the point know any better) a LOT of people have been complaining about GPS issues with the Fenix 5 — though mainly when trying to get GPS in cities with a lot of skyscrapers blocking the signals. Galileo is said to have a ‘stronger’ more ‘penetrative’ signal. Hence the excitement.

But, remember this is a brand new BETA and Garmin just rolled out Firmware 9.20 just this week. So tread with caution. I thought about it and decided that I will wait. {Smile}.

Well, I wanted to make sure that I shared this with YOU.


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