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"D90 Distortion Control Data Firmware Update"


Philadelphia, US
          

Nikon has posted a Distortion Control Data Firmware Update. Distortion control data are used to correct barrel and pincushion distortion during shooting and editing. They can be loaded into cameras that support distortion control. The D90 is one of the DSLRs which support DC.

Go to:
http://www.nikonimglib.com/dcdata/index.html

The update is accomplished very fast.

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espeto68 Gold Member Nikonian since 29th Aug 2010Fri 29-Jun-12 02:18 AM
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#1. "RE: D90 Distortion Control Data Firmware Update"
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Oeiras, PT
          

Done,

Thanks for the info.

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#2. "RE: D90 Distortion Control Data Firmware Update"
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You're welcome José.

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suzyk Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Dec 2011Sun 01-Jul-12 12:26 PM
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Done as well.

Thanks Ned.

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OnTERRYo Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Nov 2011Sun 01-Jul-12 03:01 PM
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#4. "RE: D90 Distortion Control Data Firmware Update"
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Hamilton, CA
          

Thanks Ned for posting that.

Suzy,
I see we have the same lens (55-300).
The firmware update affects the D90 and lens.
Do you feel there was some distortion on the lens?
Will you/have you seen benefits from the update?

Thanks.
Terry.

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Andy47 Registered since 20th Aug 2011Sun 01-Jul-12 07:12 PM
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#5. "RE: D90 Distortion Control Data Firmware Update"
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Albuquerque, US
          

Thanks Ned, but what do I do after downloading and installing on my PC?
My D90 manual only references distortion control (pg 222) as one of the ways to retouch an image in the camera. How do I get the update from the PC to the camera? Thanks.

Andy

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gpoole Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 14th Feb 2004Sun 01-Jul-12 07:22 PM
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#6. "RE: D90 Distortion Control Data Firmware Update"
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Farmington Hills, US
          

Basically you just follow the instructions on the update page.

  • Copy the NKLD01006.BIN file from doing the PC install to your memory card. Put the file in the root of the card (not inside any folder).
  • With the card in your camera select "Firmware version" in the Setup menu.
  • Select Update and then "Yes".

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#7. "RE: D90 Distortion Control Data Firmware Update"
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Albuquerque, US
          

I hate being stupid, but how do I copy the file to the memory card? i.e., how do I access the memory card from the computer? Thanks.

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gpoole Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 14th Feb 2004Sun 01-Jul-12 09:21 PM
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#8. "RE: D90 Distortion Control Data Firmware Update"
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Farmington Hills, US
          

Do it the same way you read your images into your computer. Either put the card in a card reader or connect the camera to the computer with a USB cable. The card/camera will appear as an external disk. Just copy the BIN file from the folder it was "installed" in to the external disk that is the card/camera.

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#9. "RE: D90 Distortion Control Data Firmware Update"
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Philadelphia, US
          

Andy, how do you get your photos from your memory card into your computer now? Then I'll tell you how to do the reverse.

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#10. "RE: D90 Distortion Control Data Firmware Update"
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Albuquerque, US
          

I use a USB cord. Thanks.

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#11. "RE: D90 Distortion Control Data Firmware Update"
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Philadelphia, US
          

So you connect your D90 to your computer via a D90. Just like you pull your photo files to the computer via the USB cable, you can write to the memory card from the computer via the cable. Make sure you don't put the update file in a folder on the memory card. It has to be copied to the root. You can accomplish this on a Windows computer via Windows Explorer, or on a MAC via Finder.

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Albuquerque, US
          

Thanks, never noticed the D90 shows up in Windows Explorer; always just moved pics directly into Lightroom. Moved the file to the "removable storage" but not the DCIM folder (the only folder). Hope this is correct. Thanks again.

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#13. "RE: D90 Distortion Control Data Firmware Update"
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Philadelphia, US
          

It should work fine that way. Format your card in your camera after you update the firmware, so you can delete the update file.

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#14. "RE: D90 Distortion Control Data Firmware Update"
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>I use a USB cord. Thanks.

Also make sure you have enough juice left in your battery.

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#15. "RE: D90 Distortion Control Data Firmware Update"
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Lima, US
          

At the bottom of the Nikon Distortion control data download page, Instructions are given including an additional link for updating:

Install Procedure
Create a new folder on the computer hard drive and name it appropriately. ( The download?install did this! And named it Nikon on my desktop.)
Click I agree – Begin download to download the installer to the folder created in Step 1.
Double-click the downloaded file to start the installer.
Follow the on-screen instructions to extract the files.

(Click the following link for information on download and installation.)
(Additional lin Updating Distortion Control Data



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rickboss Silver Member Nikonian since 31st Oct 2006Tue 03-Jul-12 05:24 PM
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#16. "RE: D90 Distortion Control Data Firmware Update"
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Rochester, US
          

Thanks for the link Ned.

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#17. "RE: D90 Distortion Control Data Firmware Update"
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It's my pleasure Rick.

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#18. "RE: D90 Distortion Control Data Firmware Update"
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AU
          

Does the distortion control only apply to JPG images, or does it also apply to NEF files ?

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#19. "RE: D90 Distortion Control Data Firmware Update"
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Rambouillet, FR
          

As I understand it, jpg images will be recorded with the distortion control applied (if you have turned it on in-camera). If you are using Nikon software for post-processing the effects will be shown in RAW files. If you are using other software then probably not.

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#20. "RE: D90 Distortion Control Data Firmware Update"
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AU
          

Thx

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#21. "RE: D90 Distortion Control Data Firmware Update"
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Thu 18-Jul-13 03:08 PM by mkbee1

West Valley, US
          

Small victory! That was fairly easy, and I am computer stupid! Thanks, guys.

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#23. "RE: D90 Distortion Control Data Firmware Update"
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Wichita, US
          

Ignore previous question, I figured it out. Format card first. chad

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#22. "download"
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Wichita, US
          

When I download it is a video file?

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#24. "RE: download"
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Philadelphia, US
          

It's a firmware type binary file.

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