Canon 6D Available in New Kit Option

Canon 6D with 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

Amid the recent announcements of Canon’s new point and shoot cameras in early January, I missed that Canon also made the 6D available in a kit with the new-ish EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. The new kit runs $2199 and should be available in early February. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

This new kit option makes a lot of sense and I think most of us saw this one coming when Canon announced the lower-tier 24-105mm STM lens earlier in 2014. I’m not sure why Canon didn’t start offering it from day one. Perhaps they wanted to clear out some stock with the 24-105mm L kit lens before packaging the new lens with it.

The 6D remains available with the pricier 24-105mm f/4L lens as well for $2399. And that kit is actually on sale through January 31 for $2099 after a $300 mail-in rebate.


Canon 6D Firmware ver. 1.1.6

Canon 6D

The Canon 6D has received a firmware update to version 1.1.6, which includes the following fixes:

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera may not first use the center AF point to focus, when the AF point selection is set to automatic in AI Servo AF mode.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which focus cannot be finely adjusted with specific lenses when shooting remotely with EOS Utility software.
  3. Corrects some Ukrainian language displayed on the menu for ISO Setting.

You can download the firmware update here on Canon’s website.

Canon 6D Firmware Ver. 1.1.4 Update

Canon 6D

Canon has updated the EOS 6D to firmware version 1.1.4. The new firmware provides the following improvements.

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which some images cannot be transferred to mobile devices running the EOS Remote app.
  2. Corrects an error in the German language Feature Guide.
  3. Corrects an error in the Korean language Feature Guide.

You can download the new 6D firmware here on Canon USA’s website.