Firmware changes

Firmware Version 2.0.0 supports the use of the WFT-E2 / E2A wireless file transmitter with the EOS-1D Mark IV digital SLR camera. If you are using the WFT-E2 / E2A with the EOS-1D Mark III or EOS-1Ds Mark III, you do not need to update the firmware.

Please note that if the firmware version of the WFT-E2/ E2A is Version 1.0.1 or earlier, the WFT-E2 / E2A cannot be used with the EOS-1D Mark IV and a firmware update message will appear on the camera's LCD monitor.

Firmware Version 2.0.0 is for WFT-E2 / E2A units with firmware up to Version 1.0.1. If the WFT-E2 / E2A's firmware is already Version 2.0.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

For details on the new functions that are available with the EOS-1D Mark IV, please download the PDF instruction manual from the bottom of this page.

Before downloading the firmware update, please be sure to read the entire contents of this page.

 

Firmware Q&A

What has changed in Firmware Version 2.0.0?

By updating the firmware of the WFT-E2 / E2A with Version 2.0.0, the WFT-E2 / E2A can be used with the EOS-1D Mark IV digital SLR camera.

Is the previous version of firmware included in version 2.0.0?

Yes, the following improvements from the previous version are included:

(Previous) Version 1.0.1 improvements:

The shutter cannot be released after the camera enters image transmission mode while network errors are occurring due to an unstable wireless or wired communication environment or connection.

With this fix, the images taken will be stored in the recording media (CF card or SD card) even if network errors occur prior to or during image transmission.

If the WFT-E2 / E2A has Firmware Version 1.0.0 or 1.0.1, can it be used with the EOS-1D Mark IV?

If the firmware of the WFT-E2 / E2A is Version 1.0.1 or earlier, the WFT-E2 / E2A cannot be used with the EOS-1D Mark IV. To use the WFT-E2 / E2A with the EOS-1D Mark IV, you need to update it to Version 2.0.0.

If the WFT-E2 / E2A is updated to Version 2.0.0, can it still be used with the EOS-1D Mark III and EOS-1Ds Mark III?

Even after the firmware update, the WFT-E2 / E2A can still be used with the EOS-1D Mark III and EOS-1Ds Mark III as is.

How do I check the WFT-E2 / E2A's current firmware version number?

Connect the WFT-E2 / E2A to the camera, and then turn the camera on. Press the camera's <MENU> button to bring up the "Function Settings 3" item in the menu. Rotate the Quick Control Dial to select "WFT Settings" in the area below. If you press the <SET> button, "WFT Firmware Ver. X.X.X" appears as the last item when you scroll through the menu with the Quick Control Dial. The number shown on the display is the WFT-E2 / E2A firmware version.

How do I update the WFT-E2 / E2A's firmware?

These are two ways to update the camera's firmware.

  1. Download the firmware file from this web site and install the update as shown in the updating procedure.
  2. Bring the WFT-E2 / E2A to a Canon Service Center and have the firmware updated by the center. If you choose this method, contact a Canon Support Center in your region.

Do I need any special equipment to update the firmware?

The equipment required is as follows.

(1) Corresponding camera (the battery should be fully charged.)

(2) WFT-E2 / E2A

(3) CF card or SD card (64MB or more, 64GB or less)

I do not have the equipment necessary for the firmware update.

Please contact a Canon Support Center in your region.

How can I download the firmware?

The file for updating the firmware can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
Select the compressed, self-extracting file appropriate for your operating system and double-click to extract.

After completing the download and extraction, confirm that the following files have been generated :

Firmware update file

WFTE2200.UPD (1,991,900 bytes)

* Windows, Properties Size
* Mac OS, Get Info, -> General Information Size

If the file size differs from the above, please download the file again from the web site. Also, firmware updating service is provided free of charge at Canon Service Centers.

How do I update the firmware?

This firmware can be updated by copying the downloaded file to an initialized (formatted) CF card by the camera, and then loading the card in the camera. Connect the camera and the WFT-E2/E2A, and then perform the firmware update operations.
Please refer to the PDF file at the end of this page for more details.

Please note the following when updating:

When performing the firmware update operations, do so after removing the lens from the camera.
Do not shut off the power during the firmware writing operation.
Do not open the CF card slot cover or press any camera buttons during the firmware writing operation.
Do not remove the WFT-E2/E2A during the firmware update.

 

If you have any questions, contact a Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

 

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