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jbloom Gold Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments in several forums. Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004Mon 17-Dec-12 06:20 PM
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"Nikon V2 Firmware Corruption"
Mon 17-Dec-12 11:53 PM by dm1dave

Wethersfield, US
          

>> Important information for V2 owners <<

Per Thom Hogan:

http://www.sansmirror.com/newsviews/nikon-v2-firmware-corruptio.html

-- Jon
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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Mon 17-Dec-12 11:51 PM
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#1. "RE: Nikon V2 Firmware Corruption"
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Tue 18-Dec-12 12:45 AM by dm1dave

Lowden, US
          

Jon,

Thanks for the link.

Anyone using a V2 should read this notice.


Here are two links from Nikon USA with this warning.

http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17908/~/1-nikkor-vr-10-30mm-f%2F3.5-5.6-l-firmware-1.10-upgrade

http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17555/~/1-nikkor-vr-10-100mm-f%2F4.5-5.6-pd-zoom-l-firmware-1.01-upgrade


Jon – I edited your post to add....>> Important information for V2 owners <<

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#2. "RE: Nikon V2 Firmware Corruption"
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New York City, US
          

It is unfortunate that camera owners don't confirm what firmware versions have before they update. I received my V2 the second week of December 2012 and it already had the lens firmware ver. 1.10 loaded. We all need be be more observant to avoid problems.

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VR8 Silver Member Nikonian since 04th May 2008Wed 12-Jun-13 08:09 PM
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#3. "RE: Nikon V2 Firmware Corruption"
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Wed 12-Jun-13 08:12 PM by VR8

Ottawa, CA
          

Nikon just confirmed to me tat even with the latest firmware 1.1, the lenses cannot be upgraded. You have to send them in.

Thanks

Victor

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mjhach Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Dec 2010Wed 28-Aug-13 03:41 PM
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Simcoe, CA
          

>Nikon just confirmed to me tat even with the latest firmware
>1.1, the lenses cannot be upgraded.


So what is your opinion of the V1 or V2.

I'm thinking of a second camera somewhat inconspicuous compared to D7000. A used V1 can be had for about $350 with the 10-30mm. Should I go for it or stay away? My coolpix L120 has poor IQ.

Thanks for your opinions.
Mike

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#5. "RE: Nikon V2 Firmware Corruption"
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Either V is head and shoulders above the Coolpix. The best buy is really the V1 for it's price - it's a steal. Pair it with the 30-110 CX with ED and VR, you will be stunned by the IQ coming out of that lens. Small and fast, that's what characterizes the Nikon 1 series.

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mjhach Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Dec 2010Thu 29-Aug-13 10:34 PM
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#7. "RE: Nikon V2 Firmware Corruption"
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Simcoe, CA
          

I was able to get a new V1 kit with 10-30mm for $350!!! This is on sale at Henry's at $200 off till Sept 28th. I tried the V2 in-store and it is easier to hold than the J1 that they also had but the bulkiness is what I'm trying avoid. They did have the flash unit, a 5 and 7? I think. Quite a bit difference in size and output, but worth the extra cost, I think for those situations requiring its use. I'll have 15 days to "practice" before I can return it or keep it.

I think it'll be nice to just "pocket" all the time, over carrying the D7000 and lenses.

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#6. "RE: Nikon V2 Firmware Corruption"
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Ottawa, CA
          

I was very impressed by the V1 with the 20mm pancake. Not so pleased with the 30-110. I absolutely hated the fact you had to wait for the image preview to clear before taking another shot. So when the V2 came along and I learned you could avoid image preview I went for it. Should have thought twice, the base ISO went from 100 to 160 and subsequent ISOs were more noisy than I would have liked. In the trade-up I lost the 20mm (it was part of the kit) and gained the 10-30mm. I will admit I am very picky and spoiled by my years of Nikon film cameras the d70, d7000 and 7100. I wanted the V2 for street and a walk around but it has not been as good as the V1 with the 20mm. I have the Ft1, a dx 35mm lens and other things I have tried it works well and sometimes the quality is very good, but its finicky. I am hoping Nikon steps up with a better mirrorless or a D400, so I can trade in my V2.

I am sure that many will and have liked the V2, but I find it hard to use for street and for the nature photography I like to do.


Victor

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mjhach Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Dec 2010Thu 29-Aug-13 10:38 PM
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#8. "RE: Nikon V2 Firmware Corruption"
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Simcoe, CA
          

Have you investigated the Coolpix A that Darryl has asked for input on? I just don't know about a fixed lens, these days. I'm so used to the 18-200mm on my D7000.

I'm not stuck on getting the V1, but I think the image quality will be better that the completely flat cameras that the competitors are peddling with 24X power etc,etc. I've also considered the Fuji X series, but again fixed lens and way more $$$.

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VR8 Silver Member Nikonian since 04th May 2008Thu 29-Aug-13 10:44 PM
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#9. "RE: Nikon V2 Firmware Corruption"
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Ottawa, CA
          

No I have been using my D7100 almost everyday. I will be looking around in the fall.

Victor

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mjhach Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Dec 2010Thu 29-Aug-13 11:30 PM
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#10. "RE: Nikon V2 Firmware Corruption"
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OK Thanks.

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richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009Fri 30-Aug-13 01:23 PM
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#11. "RE: Nikon V2 Firmware Corruption"
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Dyserth, GB
          

I'm always surprised at the competency of the V1, with and without using the FT-1 adaptor for AF-S lenses. I really enjoy pairing it with my 70-300mm VR and 16-35mm f4. The only drawback to me and this where the market has to sort itself out, is with the EVF. In truth I find it's not much of an improvement on my old Minolta Dynax 7 from 2001. However, I have tried the Olypmus OMD and find that far more satisfactory. This is only my personal opinion, but I use live view mostly and certainly when on a tripod.

Currently, one gets an enormously capable camera at a price which is way short of what the cameras worth in quality. The FT-1 continues to reside in Nikon rip off territory, but I do enjoy the flexibility of using the AF-S lenses. The kit lenses are no slouches either providing wholly acceptable imagery.

For the money it's bang on the mark and I can't ever see me buying a V2. However, technology will advance and some day soon we'll all be talking mirrorless

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#12. "RE: Nikon V2 Firmware Corruption"
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Fri 30-Aug-13 01:29 PM by richardd300

Dyserth, GB
          

As an aside, I am amazed at the quality my new Coolpix P7700 delivers, even at full zoom. So much so that it's relegated my D7100 to 3rd in line status as a take anywhere camera. It certainly equals my V1. The added bonus is that my wife has become very interested in photography since she started useing the P7700. There's a lot of very competent kit out there at low prices.

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