It's not hugely important, but can someone please tell me whether this should work?
I've JUST received a new D800E as a stablemate to my beloved D800. I expected to be able to transfer all settings from the 800 to the 800E - but so far, it seems that the "E" will not read the file that I saved on the 800. Obviously, I expected that it would!
If it SHOULD work, please suggest what I might be doing wrong.
#1. "RE: D800/D800E Save/load settings" In response to Reply # 0 Fri 01-Feb-13 05:49 PM by icslowmo
What worked for me is to save the D800E settings onto the memory car and then exchange the file with the D800's file and reload settings.... In this, the E will make the folders on the memory card needed so it knows where to look for the file.
If you just put the file on the memory card, the camera will not see it. I had to do above steps in order to get the camera to "see" the file.
#4. "RE: D800/D800E Save/load settings" In response to Reply # 3
San Jose, US
Hi Simon, Thanks - apart from using SD cards (the SD slots are defined as the primaries in both bodies), that's EXACTLY the procedure I followed yesterday but the Load Settings option on the "E" stayed greyed out.
I'll try it again later today using CF cards and having no SD cards present.
FWIW, both bodies do have the same, latest, FW revisions loaded.
#7. "RE: D800/D800E Save/load settings" In response to Reply # 6 Sat 02-Feb-13 11:52 PM by Gromit44
Provided you put the settings file in the correct place in the folder structure (and didn't delete the .BIN extension by accident), I can't think what else it could possibly be apart from the firmware.
I seem to remember the firmware downloads for the E and non-E are completely different sizes. There must be something that's not the same even if they've both got the same version numbers (A*.**/ B*.** / L*.***).
#8. "RE: D800/D800E Save/load settings" In response to Reply # 7
San Jose, US
Hi Simon, What are you doing up at this ungodly hour? Haven't you got anything better to do?
I haven't given up on this yet. BTW, I don't see any reason for the FW to be different with the two bodies. After all, the AA filter should have no effect on the image processing unless there is a colour cast of some sort.
I'm "computer literate" and an experienced photographer. I'll follow this until a clear endpoint - hopefully a solution that is guaranteed to work repeatably.