Hello, I went into my local shop to look for a second body and was looking at the D3.
The shop's D3 internal AF Grid is visible, I asked the owner to see if he could show me how to set that up in my 700, he said sure. Then after a few minutes he said I might be able to get this from a firmware update. Is this true? Can the 700 show the focus point grid in the viewfinder?
How do I update the firmware, where do I go to get it, Nikon?
#3. "RE: Firmware Update Questions" In response to Reply # 2 Wed 08-Jul-09 04:05 PM by gkaiseril
To trun on the AF Point Illumination use menu A6 and select the 'On' option. The default option is 'Auto'. See page 288 of your manual.
The current firmware version is 1.01 for the D700. The following links are to the 1.01 firmware update file and instructions on how to install the firmware. Nikon provides very camera specific instructions with each firmware update. You must follow them in order as there could be 2 different files that need to be updated.
#4. "RE: Firmware Update Questions" In response to Reply # 3
Hi George, Thanks for the response. Cool I am up to date on the firmware, I matched it to my camera.
This is a minor thing, however the AF Point Illumination question that I am trying to resolve is the grid, not the focal point. What I mean is I thought the 51 points would be illuminated while scrolling through them to the desired point as is on the D3.
My AF point is illuminated, btw, just not the grid to indicate where it is in the grid. It does show on the rear LCD Panel once the info button is selected.