5d Mark I Max CF Card Size and capability with a Mark III

Started Dec 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
Henrik Herranen Senior Member • Posts: 1,722
Re: 5d Mark I Max CF Card Size and capability with a Mark III

Shaun_Nyc wrote:

Henrik Herranen wrote:

Except...! Make sure you have updated to the latest firmware 1.1.1! If you are using an older version, the camera will silently trash or brick your card if 8 GB or larger!

Holy cow really ?


It was a biggie at the time. Though I cannot really remember 100% if it would trash 8 GB cards or if they had to be larger than that. Anyhow, 4 GB definitely worked, and 16 definitely didn't.

Fortunately Canon corrected this in its last FW 1.1.1 upgrade to the 5D so that those cameras can still be used with modern cards. (And just to remind everyone: we are now talking about the original 5D, not 5D Mark II and not 5D Mark III.)

Kind regards,
- Henrik

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