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Bravozulu Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jun 2012Tue 02-Apr-13 05:41 AM
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"New Firmware for D7000"


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Just issued from Nikon. Download here:

http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/18287

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William Rounds Gold Member Nikonian since 25th Mar 2011Tue 02-Apr-13 07:10 AM
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#1. "RE: New Firmware for D7000"
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Would I be correct in assuming that this update only adds value to those who use an 800mm Nikkor f/5.6 VR?

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Snappo Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Apr 2004Tue 02-Apr-13 11:46 AM
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#2. "RE: New Firmware for D7000"
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The link indicates a number of mods, some of them may be important.

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Chris Platt Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Sep 2012Tue 02-Apr-13 08:59 PM
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#7. "RE: New Firmware for D7000"
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Tue 02-Apr-13 09:00 PM by Chris Platt

Newburg, US
          

I don't believe that is correct. I think the way Nikon places their commas makes it confusing.

This upgrade upgrades both A and B firmware. The last B firmware upgrade was in November 2011 when they changed the B firmware version to V 1.03. The A firmware did not change it's version number in that upgrade.

The last A firmware upgrade (when they changed the A version number to A V 1.02) was in April 2011.

So this software appears to upgrade Version B from November 11 and Version A from April 11. At least that is how I read it.

The actual modifications listed are clearly different than the modifications posted for A V 1.02 in April 11 B V 1.03 in November 11.

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J_Harris Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Mar 2011Tue 02-Apr-13 01:37 PM
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#3. "RE: New Firmware for D7000"
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Tue 02-Apr-13 01:42 PM by J_Harris

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Gary,
Thanks for the heads-up and link. It's nice to see Nikon hasn't forgot us 7000 owners after releasing the D7100.


Jim,
If I am reading the Nikon-speak correctly I believe William is correct - it only added support for the 800mm lens. The dates listed is the distinguishing/clarifing factor.


Modifications enabled with this upgrade of firmware, release date April 2, 2012

•Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.


Modifications enabled with this upgrade of firmware, release date November 10, 2011

•An error where the card may not have been recognized when some memory cards were used has been addressed.
•The following issues occurred when the mode dial was rotated from U1 or U2 to another shooting mode or from another shooting mode to U1 or U2 when the power was off or when the exposure meters are off (Auto meter-off). These issues were resolved...


Note: the fix list here is trunicated for the firmware upgrade of November 10, 2011, many more fixes are listed for the firmware update.

Nikon firmware updates are all-inclusive, so update to the most recent version and all previous updates are also included.

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Bravozulu Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jun 2012Tue 02-Apr-13 02:07 PM
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#4. "RE: New Firmware for D7000"
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Tue 02-Apr-13 09:12 PM by Bravozulu

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It is curious that the file date for the update is 3/19/13, and the accompanying text refers to an update from the summer of last year.

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J_Harris Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Mar 2011Tue 02-Apr-13 03:58 PM
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#5. "RE: New Firmware for D7000"
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Tue 02-Apr-13 04:00 PM by J_Harris

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Yes, that is why I call it Nikon-speak.

I looked at the download description again, and it is even more hilarious - there is actually four dates listed.

D7000 firmware A: 1.03 / B:1.04
Answer ID 18287 | Published 03/25/2013 04:01 PM | Updated 04/01/2013 10:33 PM

April 2, 2012 and November 10, 2011 that are listed in the fixes description section.


Oh-well, I always update to the latest version anyway even if I am not having any problems. You never know, they might sneak in an obscure fix that they are too embarrassed to publicly acknowledge.

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sduck409 Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Feb 2013Tue 02-Apr-13 05:58 PM
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#6. "RE: New Firmware for D7000"
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Thanks for the HU. I suspect that the info provided about what's actually been updated is similar in the style to what apple does - address the big issues, but sneak in a ton of little background fixes without mentioning them. I'ver only had my D7000 for 3 months now, but already have run into a number of small bugs - maybe one or more of them will be fixed by this.

  

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micro Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Mar 2008Tue 02-Apr-13 09:54 PM
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#8. "RE: New Firmware for D7000"
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Tue 02-Apr-13 11:22 PM by micro

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can someone please explain this to me.I am a newbe with this type of stuff.
5.Copy the D7000_0104.bin file to the top level of the memory card using a memory card reader or similar device, do not copy the file into any folder on the memory card

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J_Harris Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Mar 2011Tue 02-Apr-13 10:44 PM
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#9. "RE: New Firmware for D7000"
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Tue 02-Apr-13 10:50 PM by J_Harris

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Hi Troy,

Before you begin the firmware upgrade process it is important to fully charge your D7000's battery.

On the web-page you downloaded the firmware update is basic step-by-step instructions too, or you can download a pdf file for more detailed instructions.

To answer your question. step 4 instructs you to format your approved SD memory card in your D7000 (not in your PC).

After you download the firmware file you must extract the "bin" file. Then you format the SD card in your D7000 and after the format there will be nothing on the SD card (no files and no folders), so when you copy the "D7000_0104.bin" file to the SD card either by a USB cable attached to the D7000 or even better, directly from your computer to the SD card it will automatically be placed to the "top" level of the card.

Then continue in sequence with the rest of the instructions.

I hope this hasn't been too confusing.

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micro Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Mar 2008Tue 02-Apr-13 10:55 PM
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#10. "RE: New Firmware for D7000"
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Tue 02-Apr-13 11:22 PM by micro

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>
>Hi Troy,
>
>On the web-page you downloaded the firmware update is basic
>step-by-step instructions too, or you can download a pdf file
>for more detailed instructions.
>
>To answer your question. step 4 instructs you to format your
>approved SD memory card in your D7000 (not in your PC).
>
>After you download the firmware file you must extract the
>"bin" file. Then you format the SD card in your
>D7000 and after the format there will be nothing on the SD
>card (no files and no folders), so when you copy the
>"D7000_0104.bin" file to the SD card either by a USB
>cable attached to the D7000 or even better, directly from your
>computer to the SD card it will automatically be placed to the
>"top" level of the card.
>
>Then continue in sequence with the rest of the instructions.
>
>Also, it's important to fully charge your battery before
>beginning the firmware update process.
>
>I hope this hasn't been too confusing.
>
>Jerry
>


thank you Jerry.your explanation was simple and easily understood.leave it to Nikon to explain one thing twice but in a different way,lol. Troy

edit;firmware update was a success,thanks,Troy

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J_Harris Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Mar 2011Tue 02-Apr-13 11:14 PM
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#11. "RE: New Firmware for D7000"
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You probably already know this, and I should have included a warning in my first post. When you format your SD Card everything, e.g. pictures, movies, folders, etc. is erased so first remove anything you want to keep or use an empty SD card for the firmware upgrade.

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spyder08 Gold Member Nikonian since 29th Oct 2012Wed 03-Apr-13 01:08 AM
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#12. "RE: New Firmware for D7000"
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Thanks for the info. My camera some how now has firmware a b and L.
The last time I did firmware there was only A & B. What is the L and where did it come from?
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Bravozulu Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jun 2012Wed 03-Apr-13 01:20 AM
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#13. "RE: New Firmware for D7000"
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Los Angeles, US
          

I may be wrong but I downloaded a Firmware patch for a lens. The 16-85mm Nikkor, to be precise. That bit of computer code has an 'L' designation before the numerals, and after downloading it, you transfer it to your memory card like camera Firmware updates.

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RBHJr Registered since 26th Mar 2013Wed 03-Apr-13 04:56 AM
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#15. "RE: New Firmware for D7000"
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>I may be wrong but I downloaded a Firmware patch for a lens.
>The 16-85mm Nikkor, to be precise. That bit of computer code
>has an 'L' designation before the numerals, and after
>downloading it, you transfer it to your memory card like
>camera Firmware updates.

You wouldn't happen to have the URL handy for that 16~85 firmware patch, would you?

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J_Harris Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Mar 2011Wed 03-Apr-13 12:49 PM
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#16. "RE: New Firmware for D7000"
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Wed 03-Apr-13 12:54 PM by J_Harris

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There isn't really a firmware patch specifically for the 16-85mm lens. The "L" firmware number is the firmware version of the "Distortion control data" used by your D7000 for ALL lenses listed on the website where you download the "Lens Distortion Control data" firmware update.

So, if you use the lens distortion control "in camera" you need to make sure you have the latest version which is 1.006.


A direct link to this is below.

Windows version
http://www.nikonimglib.com/dcdata/index.html#os-windows


Macintosh version
http://www.nikonimglib.com/dcdata/index.html#os-macintosh

Jerry


P.S. The installation process is the same as a regular firmware update.

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RBHJr Registered since 26th Mar 2013Wed 03-Apr-13 06:41 PM
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#19. "RE: New Firmware for D7000"
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Jerry,

Thank you for the links and the helpful explanation of Nikon's in camera distortion control software. They are both very much appreciated.

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J_Harris Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Mar 2011Wed 03-Apr-13 09:21 PM
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#20. "RE: New Firmware for D7000"
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It is always a pleasure when I can help fellow Nikonians.

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#14. "RE: New Firmware for D7000"
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walkertown, US
          

>Thanks for the info. My camera some how now has firmware a b
>and L.
>The last time I did firmware there was only A & B. What is
>the L and where did it come from?
>Thanks
>Brian


mine already had the L before I upgraded my firmware but my camera is only a month old.I have no idea what it is for. Troy

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#17. "RE: New Firmware for D7000"
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>mine already had the L before I upgraded my firmware but my
>camera is only a month old.I have no idea what it is for.
>Troy

Curious, my camera is also only a month old, but I have no "L"... But I have been able to use lens compensation in LR4 without difficulty.

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#18. "RE: New Firmware for D7000"
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Wed 03-Apr-13 03:33 PM by J_Harris

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>Curious, my camera is also only a month old, but I have no
>"L"... But I have been able to use lens compensation
>in LR4 without difficulty.
>
>~Gail


The "L" firmware number is the firmware version of the "Distortion control data" used by your D7000 for "IN CAMERA" auto lens distortion control if you have that option selected in the menu (page 205 in the manual and Menu>Shooting Menu>Auto Distortion Control>ON/OFF on your D7000). If someone doesn't see the "L" in their D7000's firmware version it simply means it is using the original distortion control version for the lenses.

If you are going to use the "in-camera" lens distortion option for the D7000 it is best to always use the latest "L" firmware version which is 1.006. You must turn the lens distortion control option ON in the menu because by default it is OFF because it will slightly slow down how fast the picture is written to the SD card.

Using lens distortion control in a software program like LR4 is not related except for fixing the lens distortion using software by using there own calculations after the picture has been removed from the camera. As you are doing, you can always keep the "in-camera" lens distortion OFF to speed up picture writing the SD card and do lens correction in a software program like LR4, CNX2, and others.

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