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 Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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From Canon USA:
 
Details:
 
Firmware Version 1.2.4 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:

  1. Improves the speed of the camera’s acquisition of focus when using a Canon Speedlite’s AF-assist beam.
  2. Reduces the time it takes to display the metering result on the LCD or Viewfinder when the meter has been activated.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which a “Caution 02” message is unnecessarily recorded in the camera status log.
  4. Fixes a phenomenon in which continuous shooting pauses when using a Canon Speedlite.
  5. Fixes a phenomenon, when the Canon GP-E1 is attached, in which the GPS device settings are reset to default settings when the camera has been powered off.

Note: *This phenomenon occurs only with firmware Ver. 1.2.1. After changing the GPS device settings, please be sure to power off the camera before removing the battery. This will ensure that the camera's GPS device settings will be saved.
 
Firmware Version 1.2.4 is for cameras with firmware version 1.2.1 or earlier. If your camera’s firmware is already Version 1.2.4, it is not necessary to update the firmware. When updating your camera’s firmware, please review the instructions thoroughly before you update the firmware.
 
The firmware update takes approximately seven minutes.
 
Download:
 
The new Firmware Version 1.2.4 can be downloaded by clicking here.
 
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
 
B&H carries the Canon 1D X DSLR Camera. The Canon Store also has the Refurbished 1D X in stock.

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Post Date: 5/29/2013 8:40:02 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
WFT-E7A Wireless File Transmitter
From Canon USA:
 
Details:
 
Firmware Version 1.0.4 includes the following fixes:

  1. Fixes the rare issue of an error occurring during the transmission of images via Wireless LAN (FTP).
  2. The reliability of USB data transfer has been improved between the Canon EOS 5D Mark III running firmware version 1.2.1 and the Canon Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7A running firmware 1.0.4. For optimal performance be sure to update both devices to the latest firmware version.

Firmware Version 1.0.4 is for Wireless File Transmitters with firmware version 1.0.2. If the Wireless File Transmitter’s firmware is already version 1.0.4, it is not necessary to update the firmware. When updating your Wireless Transmitter’s firmware, please review the instructions thoroughly before you update the firmware.
 
Download:
 
The new Firmware Version 1.0.4 can be downloaded by clicking here.
 
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
 
B&H carries the Canon WFT-E7A Wireless File Transmitter.

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Post Date: 5/29/2013 8:26:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 1D C Camera
From Canon Europe:
 
FAQ: EOS-1D C Latest Firmware Update [Version 1.2.0 - Added 29 May 2013]
 
Details:
 
Firmware version 1.2.0 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:

  1. Provides support for 25.00p (fps) video recording frame rate (PAL settings) at the camera’s maximum 4K resolution.
  2. A function to disable the image size selection button has been added.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which a difference in exposure appears on every other shot when shooting continuously and the auto-lighting optimizer is turned on (on weak, standard or strong).
  4. Fixes a phenomenon in which video recorded onto an external recorder sometimes becomes two-layered if it has been recorded through HDMI output.
  5. The video frame rate now displays two additional decimal places, e.g. 24p -> 23.98p (fps).
  6. Fixes a phenomenon in which the on-screen guidance cannot be fully displayed when setting the maximum limit value for the “Auto ISO Range” option.
  7. Corrects errors in the Portuguese language menu.

Note:Items No. 1,2,4,5,6 and 7 have been incorporated into Firmware Version 1.1.9.
Items No. 1 through 7 have been incorporated into Firmware Version 1.2.0.
 
Helpful Information:
 
Firmware Version 1.2.0 is for cameras running either Firmware Version 1.0.2 or Firmware Version 1.1.9.
 
Solution:
 
Customers who wish to update EOS-1D C to Firmware Version 1.2.0 are requested to bring their cameras to our authorised service facilities.
 
Support will begin on 29 May.
 
If you have any further enquiries, please contact us using the e-mail support or telephone support option.
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS 1D C camera.

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Post Date: 5/29/2013 2:59:33 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Canon has released EOS 1D Mark III firmware versions 1.3.1.
 
Details:

  1. Enables the center AF point to autofocus when the camera is used with the EF 200-400mm F4L USM Extender 1.4X lens and an Extender, whose combined maximum aperture is f/8.

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Post Date: 5/29/2013 9:41:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Canon Japan has released some information regarding a firmware update for the Canon EOS 1D C camera. It seems that a new firmware update (version 1.2.0) will be available soon.
 
Below is an updated translation regarding the changes in the firmware update.
 
Firmware Changes:

  1. Provides support for 25.00p (fps) video recording frame rate (PAL settings) at the camera’s maximum 4K resolution.
  2. A function to disable the image size selection button has been added.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which a difference in exposure appears on every other shot when shooting continuously and the auto-lighting optimizer is turned on (on weak, standard or strong).
  4. Fixes a phenomenon in which video recorded onto an external recorder sometimes becomes two-layered if it has been recorded through HDMI output.
  5. The video frame rate now displays two additional decimal places, e.g. 24p -> 23.98p (fps).
  6. Fixes a phenomenon in which the on-screen guidance cannot be fully displayed when setting the maximum limit value for the “Auto ISO Range” option.
  7. Corrects errors in the Portuguese language menu.

From what we understand, customers will have to send their cameras into Canon Service to perform the firmware update. The turnaround for the firmware update is expected to be about a week.
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS 1D C camera.

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Post Date: 5/29/2013 8:58:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Canon has released EOS 1D Mark IV firmware versions 1.1.3.
 
Details:

  1. Enables the center AF point to autofocus when the camera is used with the EF 200-400mm F4L USM Extender 1.4X lens and an Extender, whose combined maximum aperture is f/8.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which abnormal images may result when continuous shooting mode is enabled and the image size is set to “RAW” or “RAW+JPEG.

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Post Date: 5/28/2013 8:39:54 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has released EOS 1Ds Mark III firmware versions 1.2.2.
 
Details:

  1. Enables the center AF point to autofocus when the camera is used with the EF 200-400mm F4L USM Extender 1.4X lens and an Extender, whose combined maximum aperture is f/8.

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Post Date: 5/28/2013 8:39:13 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Now Available
From Canon Australia:
 
Firmware Version 1.2.1 incorporates the following functional improvements and fixes.

  • Uncompressed HDMI output is now enabled.
  • Enables the center AF point to autofocus when the camera is used with Canon EF lens/extender combinations whose combined maximum aperture is f/8.
  • Improves the speed of the camera's acquisition of focus when using a Canon Speedlite's AF-assist beam.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor may freeze and display Err 70 or Err 80 when a still photo is taken during Live View or in movie shooting mode.
  • Fixes a phenomenon that may occur when the continuous shooting priority setting is enabled for multiple exposures, such that, after the sixth image is taken, there is a slight pause before the remainder of the sequence is completed.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the viewfinder display shows incorrect information during AEB shooting.
  • Communication with the WFT-E7 Wireless File Transmitter has been improved.
  • When images have been successfully transferred with the WFT-E7 Wireless File Transmitter through the FTP protocol, an "O" will be displayed. When images have not been successfully transferred with the WFT-E7 Wireless File Transmitter through the FTP protocol, an "X" will be displayed.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera may not function properly when an Eye-Fi card is used.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the focal length value listed in the Exif information is not displayed correctly for images shot with the EF 24-70mm F4L IS USM lens.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the lens firmware cannot be updated properly.
  • Corrects errors in the Arabic language menu.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera changes the AF microadjustment value to -8.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the on-screen guidance cannot be fully displayed when setting the maximum limit value for the "Setting the ISO Speed Range for Auto ISO" option.

* Items No.1 through 12 have been incorporated into firmware version 1.2.0.
* Items No.1 through 14 have been incorporated into firmware version 1.2.1.
 
Firmware Version 1.2.1 is for cameras with firmware version 1.2.0 or earlier. If the camera's firmware is already version 1.2.1, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
 
Notes:

  • Once the EOS 5D Mark III camera is updated to version 1.2.1, it cannot be restored to a previous firmware version (Version 1.0.7 through 1.1.3).
  • It is recommended that the latest application software*1 be used, once the EOS 5D Mark III is updated to the new firmware version 1.2.1 from older firmware (versions 1.0.7 through 1.1.3). Certain previous versions of these applications do not support functions which are added by the new firmware.
  • In order to use EOS Utility software with the updated EOS 5D Mark III, the EOS Utility software must be updated to the latest version.

When cameras, or images taken with cameras, have been updated to the new Firmware Version 1.2.1 (or 1.2.0), and are used with the old version application software, the following phenomena will occur.
 
EOS Utility

  • The "HDMI output" function, "HDMI output setting" or "HDMI output frame rate setting" cannot be registered to My Menu of the camera.
  • The lens aberration compensation data cannot be registered to the camera.

Digital Photo Professional

  • If the Lens Aberration Correction Window is chosen when working with a RAW image taken with a camera running Firmware Version 1.2.1 or 1.2.0, the adjustment window will automatically shut down and the adjustment (correction) cannot be made.
  • Due to the differences in the camera firmware versions, the following phenomena will occur.
    • RAW images taken with a Firmware Version 1.2.1 (or 1.2.0) camera cannot be processed on cameras with Firmware Version 1.1.3 or before.
    • When images taken with a camera running Firmware Version 1.2.1 (or 1.2.0), are read by a camera running Firmware Version 1.1.3 or older, Direct print is not possible.

RAW images taken with a Firmware Version 1.2.1 (or 1.2.0) camera cannot be processed on cameras with Firmware Version 1.1.3 or before.
When images taken with a camera running Firmware Version 1.2.1 (or 1.2.0), are read by a camera running Firmware Version 1.1.3 or older, Direct print is not possible.

  • Accompanying the enhancements to the functions, the instruction manual has also been revised. Users are asked to download both the latest firmware and the instruction manual. You can download the latest instruction manual from our Web site.

Download the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.1 Update (.zip). (thanks Ben)

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Post Date: 4/30/2013 12:00:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, April 08, 2013
Canon EOS 6D DSLR & Lens Kit
From Canon USA:
 
Details
Firmware Version 1.1.3 incorporates the following fix:
 
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the Date/Time/Zone settings screen appears on the LCD display, after the user has already configured these settings. The values for the Date/Time settings may reset if the backup functions which retain those values do not perform properly.
 
Even if the camera does not exhibit this phenomenon currently, it may in the future. Accordingly, we recommend that you update the Firmware in the camera to version 1.1.3 as soon as possible.
 
Firmware Version 1.1.3 is for cameras with firmware up to version 1.1.2. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.1.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Before downloading the firmware update for your camera, please review the instructions thoroughly.
 
Changes
Firmware Version 1.1.3 incorporates the following fix.
- Corrects the phenomenon where date/time settings reset.
 
After the firmware has been updated please perform the following action:
Leave a fully charged LP-E6 Battery Pack inside the camera for at least an hour. This will recharge the backup function control and the issue should not repeat itself again.
 
If the fully charged LP-E6 Battery Pack is left inside the camera for less than an hour the issue may occur again.
 
Firmware Version 1.1.3 is for cameras with firmware version 1.1.2. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.1.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
 
When updating the firmware the custom settings for "1: All by same amount" in custom functions (C. Fn II - 9) [AF Microadjustment] will be reset.
 
If you have this custom setting in place, please set it again after the firmware update.
 
When updating the firmware of your camera, please first go over the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.
 
Q&A Section:
Preparations for the Firmware Update:
 
Windows
After the downloaded compressed file (.zip) is extracted, a firmware folder is created.
 
*Extracting the downloaded file: Right-click the zip file, and then select Extract All to extract the file. The extracted folder contains the firmware (file name: 6D000113.FIR / file size: 19,907,580 bytes) and instructions on the firmware update procedures (a PDF file in five languages: Japanese, English, French, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese).
 
Before starting the firmware update operations, please confirm the contents of the download, and carefully read through the firmware update procedures.
 
Download the Canon EOS 6D version 1.1.3 Firmware.
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera.
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Post Date: 4/8/2013 11:39:45 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, February 28, 2013
Canon PowerShot S100 Digital Camera
From Canon:
 
Firmware Version 1.0.2.0 incorporates the following fix:
Fixes a phenomenon in which the focal length may not change when the control ring's function is to control the step zoom, and the control ring is turned slowly, click-by-click. (In AUTO, SCN, or Movie mode, the default function for the control ring is to control the step zoom.)
 
* Please note that this phenomenon does not always occur with every affected product.
 
Firmware Version 1.0.2.0 is for cameras with firmware Version 1.0.1.0 or Version 1.0.0.0. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.0.2.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
Please note that, once the camera is updated to the latest version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.
 
How to Identify Cameras eligible for the Firmware Update:
All PowerShot S100 Digital Compact Cameras are eligible for this firmware update.
 
Download:
 
Canon PowerShot S100 Firmware v1.0.2.0: Windows | Macintosh
 
Adorama carries the Canon PowerShot S100 Digital Camera.
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Post Date: 2/28/2013 8:17:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PowerShot S110 Digital Camera
From Canon:
 
Firmware Version 1.0.2.0 incorporates the following fixes and improvements:
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the focal length may not change when the control ring's function is to control the step zoom, and the control ring is turned slowly, click-by-click. (In AUTO, SCN, or Movie mode, the default function for the control ring is to control the step zoom.)
 
* Please note that this phenomenon does not always occur with every affected product.
 
2. Changes the camera's specification in accordance with the specification of iOS 5/6 so that the Wi-Fi connection between the camera and an iOS device will not disconnect after one minute, when the PowerShot S110 is set as an Access Point and an iOS device is connected to that Access Point.
 
The latest version of Canon Camera Window iOS App (1.2.0 or later) is available for download from Apple's App Store. Please perform this update. Sharing images on social media sites may not be possible with Canon CameraWindow. However, sharing images on social media sites is possible through the application installed in the iOS device, at this time.
 
Firmware Version 1.0.2.0 is for cameras with firmware Version 1.0.1.0 or Version 1.0.0.0. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.0.2.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
Please note that, once the camera is updated to the latest version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.
 
How to Identify Cameras eligible for the Firmware Update:
Please check the serial number on the bottom of the camera. This firmware update is for products with the following serial numbers.

  • Products whose sixth digit from the left is "4" or less [*****4******]

Products with eligible serial numbers that contain a blue marking inside the battery cover near the hinge have had this firmware update already applied.
 
Download:
 
Canon PowerShot S110 Firmware v1.0.2.0: Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries the Canon PowerShot S110 Digital Camera.

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Post Date: 2/28/2013 8:16:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Canon PowerShot S100 Digital Camera
From Canon:
 
Firmware Version 1.0.2.0 incorporates the following fix:
Fixes a phenomenon in which the focal length may not change when the control ring’s function is to control the step zoom, and the control ring is turned slowly, click-by-click. (In AUTO, SCN, or Movie mode, the default function for the control ring is to control the step zoom.)
 
Please note that this phenomenon does not always occur with every affected product.
 
Firmware Version 1.0.2.0 is for cameras with firmware Version 1.0.1.0 or Version 1.0.0.0. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.0.2.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Please note that, once the camera is updated to the latest version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.
 
The new Firmware Version 1.0.2.0 can be downloaded by clicking here.
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Post Date: 2/20/2013 8:29:38 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, February 15, 2013
Canon EOS C300 Cinema Camera
From Canon:
 
Firmware Version 1.0.8.1.00 incorporates the following fixes and improvements:

  1. Some of the EF lens products that can be mounted on the camera can be controlled more reliably.
  2. Corrections to the Spanish and German language texts in the View Assistance function [View Assist.].
  3. Efforts to correct image color fringing when a subject is of high contrast have been made.

Download the EOS C300/C300PL Firmware Update 1.0.8.1.00: Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras.

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Post Date: 2/15/2013 9:19:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Canon EOS 1D X firmware v1.2.1 is now available for download.
 
Firmware Version 1.2.1 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

  • The function to disable the Image size selection button has been added.
    * Please see the instruction manual "EOS-1D X Firmware Version 1.2.x Additional Function" (PDF file) included in the downloaded firmware 1.2.1 folder for information on how to intentionally disable this button, after the firmware update 1.2.1 has been installed in the camera.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which Err 70 and Err 80 may occur during certain shooting conditions.

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Post Date: 1/29/2013 8:45:59 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Canon EOS 6D Firmware Version 1.1.2 is now available for download.
 
Firmware Version 1.1.2 includes the countermeasures addressing a phenomenon which prevents movie files shot using Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR cameras from being played back on YouTube.
 
Movies shot when the camera was running firmware version 1.0.9 cannot be played back on YouTube, even after the firmware has been updated to 1.1.2. In order to playback these movies on YouTube (movies captured when the camera was running firmware version 1.0.9) please follow the instructions below.

  1. Download the movie file(s) from the EOS 6D camera to your computer.
  2. Start ImageBrowser EX, an application bundled with the EOS 6D.
  3. After selecting the movie file(s) to be uploaded, select [Edit Movies] in the [Edit] tab from the menu bar of ImageBrowser EX.
  4. “MovieEdit Task” will start. Save the movie using the [Save] menu on the screen.
  5. Upload the saved movie to YouTube.
  6. The movie can be played back on YouTube.

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Post Date: 12/12/2012 10:19:29 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Canon has released firmware version 1.1 for their new PIXMA PRO-10 and PIXMA PRO-100 printers.
 
Changelog:
 
[Ver.1.1]
[Manuals]
- The following supported languages have been added:
French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Simplified Chinese
 
[Ver.1.0]
- The problem in which the ink level is not indicated properly in some instances has been rectified.
 
Download the PIXMA PRO-10 firmware update here.
Download the PIXMA PRO-100 firmware update here.
 
B&H carries Canon PIXMA PRO printers.
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Post Date: 11/20/2012 2:57:25 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 23, 2012
NEW FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR CANON EOS 5D MARK III DIGITAL SLR CAMERA PROVIDES UNCOMPRESSED HDMI OUTPUT SUPPORT AND IMPROVED AF PERFORMANCE
 
From Canon:
 
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 23, 2012 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced a new firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR camera that significantly improves the camera’s performance and usability. In response to requests from professionals working in the fields of cinema and television production, the firmware update enables the use of uncompressed HDMI Output support, making possible more efficient video editing and monitoring procedures. Additionally, the upgrade supports the advanced needs of photographers through improved AF performance when capturing still images.
 
Uncompressed HDMI Output Support
When shooting video, HDMI Output makes possible the recording of high-definition uncompressed video data (YCbCr 4:2:2, 8 bit) from the EOS 5D Mark III to an external recorder via the camera’s HDMI terminal. This, in turn, facilitates the editing of video data with minimal image degradation for greater on-site workflow efficiency during motion picture and video productions. Additionally, video being captured can be displayed on an external monitor, enabling real-time, on-site monitoring of high-definition video during shooting.
 
Improved AF Functionality
Even when the EOS 5D Mark III is equipped with an extender and lens making possible a maximum aperture of f/8, the firmware update supports AF employing the camera’s central cross-type points (currently compatible with maximum apertures up to f/5.6). Accordingly, the update will allow users to take advantage of AF when shooting distant subjects, benefitting sports and nature photographers, particularly when using telephoto lenses.
 
The new firmware update will be available, at no charge, in April 2013 from the Canon U.S.A. website and can be downloaded by end users or through Canon Factory Service Centers.
 
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is available at Amazon, B&H and Adorama.
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Post Date: 10/23/2012 8:10:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, October 20, 2012
The Canon Digital Learning Center has published an article on the just-released Canon EOS 1D X firmware version 1.1.1.
 
As I expected would be Canon's position on the question, the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens is officially not compatible with the Canon EF 1.4x III Extender.
 
As discussed here, the 70-300 L was initially included in the 1D X's f/8 AF-capable lens and extender combination list on the new Canon 1D X special firmware page. This lens is no longer included on that page - and is not included on the CDLC firmware in-depth page's compatibility list.
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Post Date: 10/20/2012 7:14:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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