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Long Exposure NR after firmware update

GPSMapNut

Burlington, CA
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GPSMapNut Registered since 05th Nov 2006
Sun 04-Feb-07 01:24 AM

D80 new firmware 1.01 supposed to improve effects of Long Exposure Noise Reduction. Since I like low light / long exposure photography, I was really hoping that it will work as well as it did in D50. No such luck...

Dark frames. 15 Minutes ISO200
Images downsized and converted to JPG. No other adjustments.


1st frame, Firmware 1.0 LE-NR OFF

http://www.fotocanada.ca/Ods%20and%20ends/Tests/slides/Amp15minLENROFFFirm10.html




2nd frame, Firmware 1.0 LE-NR ON (pretty useless in cancelling the amp glow!)


http://www.fotocanada.ca/Ods%20and%20ends/Tests/slides/Amp15minLENRONFirm10.html





3rd frame, Firmware 1.01 LE-NR ON (IMHO instead of better, LE-NR now is worst than with the original firmware!!!)

http://www.fotocanada.ca/Ods%20and%20ends/Tests/slides/Amp15minLENRONFirm101.html

In conclusion, from my point of view, the new firmware did not improve anything and Nikon's claim of "Effects of processing performed when the Long exp. NR item in the shooting menu is enabled have been improved." has no bases in reality. To say that I'm disappointed would be a huge understatement!Andrew Kalinowski

Photos: http://www.FotoCanada.ca
GPS hobby: http://www.GPSNuts.com
Topo maps: www.CanadianMaps.ca

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Attachment #1, (fotocanada file)

Andrew Kalinowski

Photos: http://www.FotoCanada.ca
GPS hobby: http://www.GPSNuts.com
Topo maps: www.CanadianMaps.ca

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