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D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012

esantos

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Fri 25-May-12 12:59 AM

Nikon has announced a firmware update (A:1.03 / B:1.02) for the NIkon D700 which can be downloaded here:

http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17802

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#1. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 0

chevysales Registered since 08th Nov 2008
Fri 25-May-12 01:00 AM

>Nikon has announced a firmware update (A:1.03 / B:1.02) for
>the NIkon D700 which can be downloaded here:
>
>http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17802
>
>
well we have B:102 on camera already so only A:103 is downloaded and installed. Never had the underexposure issue yet always like new firmware.

No difference here after the update.

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#2. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 0

Captain Rich Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Fri 25-May-12 12:31 PM

Looking at the Nikon site, I was concerned that they mention "D7000_103.bin file". I presume this is a typo meant to be D700 (not D7000), but I won't upgrade until they fix it. Just being cautious.

Rich

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#3. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 1

esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002
Fri 25-May-12 12:51 PM

That's the way it is listed on the Nikon site.

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#4. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 3

westcoast Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jan 2007
Sun 27-May-12 12:49 PM

I down loaded and unzipped the file from Nikon USA on 5/23, the actual file name of the update is correct D700_0103.bin.

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#5. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 2

Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004
Sun 27-May-12 07:09 PM | edited Sun 27-May-12 07:10 PM by Asgard

Yes, a typo

Let us know, when they have fixed it.

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#6. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 5

samrat54 Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Mar 2003
Mon 28-May-12 12:10 AM

I did the download and updated the firmware in 2 bodies today. All went well. I looked when I went to the Nikon USA firmware page, and as best I remember, it says D700. The D7000 mistake must have already been corrected.

I haven't tried to see if there are any obvious diffences with the new firmware. I just checked both bodies to ensure that they would still shoot and show a picture in the LCD. Both did. Life is good.

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#7. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 6

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Mon 28-May-12 02:57 AM

The download page with instructions still shows the D7000 typo; the download has a folder "D700 Update" that has a file "D700_0103.bin" - I had no problems with the update when first announced.

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#8. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 7

NASattack Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Feb 2008
Mon 28-May-12 04:39 AM

Firmware updated,remember to save your D700 settings to another CF card so you can quickly restore them after the firmware update.

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#9. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 7

samrat54 Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Mar 2003
Mon 28-May-12 12:41 PM

Yes Anthony, I stand corrected! I looked again and saw two places down in the copy (one following just after "D700" had been typed previously) that had "D7000". It looks like Nikon's computer can't spell any better than mine can!

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GaryMorrison

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#10. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 0

GaryMorrison Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Sep 2008
Mon 18-Jun-12 08:38 PM

I just tried to download the update and both Chrome and Firefox report a bad link when I click on the I agree button on the Nikon web page:

http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17802

Firefox can't find the server at crossgate.nikonimglib.com.

Full URL is http://crossgate.nikonimglib.com/dsd_redirect/redirect.do?P=FbtTl70&R=jA3po32&L=egjSV00&O=0YuQL00



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#11. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- problems, yes / no" | In response to Reply # 10

Ed911 Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Apr 2007
Tue 19-Jun-12 04:10 PM | edited Tue 19-Jun-12 04:13 PM by Ed911

Now that the new firmware upgrade has been out for a while, does anyone know of any adverse effects that it's had on your D700?

I have resisted upgrading, as my D700 has, for all practical purposes, worked flawlessly.

Just wondering.

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#12. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- problems, yes / no" | In response to Reply # 11

Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004
Tue 19-Jun-12 09:37 PM

No problem until yet... All is fine.

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#13. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- problems, yes / no" | In response to Reply # 12

Ed911 Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Apr 2007
Wed 20-Jun-12 10:21 AM | edited Wed 20-Jun-12 10:23 AM by Ed911

Good...thanks. I've read a couple of posts in other forums or websites that suggested that the user had problems.

Sometimes it's the camera...or just an apparition...lol...I just updated.

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Robert44

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#14. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 8

Robert44 Registered since 25th Jun 2006
Wed 20-Jun-12 01:25 PM

Hi Steve - First let me thank you for this post with its reminder to save your D700 settings to another CF card. I am new to the D700 and have never done a firmware update before so that I would never have thought to do that. Hence it would have been a great of work to set everything up again.

I have a few questions regarding your post.

1. If I do NOT save my D700 settings to another CF card, then is my understanding correct that if I then go ahead and do the firmware update, all of my values in my Shooting banks and the Custom Setting banks plus the values for the 4 Playback options listed in the Save/Load section of the D700 manual would all be wiped out? Is that understanding correct?

2. From the Setup -> Save/load settings menu, I pressed OK, selected Save settings and pressed OK and the camera created a file called "NCSETUP4.BIN". So, after the firmware update has been completed, presumably I just load the CF card containing the backup settings into the camera, navigate to Setup > Save/load settings menu, press OK, select Load settings, press OK again and my settings are restored. Is that correct?

Thanks

Robert

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#15. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 14

mkmull77 Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jan 2010
Wed 20-Jun-12 07:39 PM

I downloaded and installed the firmware update and it installed without any problems, I then varified the update in the camera menu and was pleased to see that non of my setting defaulted to factory as I did not save my setting to a CF card.

The camera is working as it should, so I have not seen any issues created by the update.

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#16. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 15

Robert44 Registered since 25th Jun 2006
Wed 20-Jun-12 08:02 PM

Hi - Interesting and good to know. The only thing to add is that it certainly does not hurt to back up those settings - just about 5 - 10 minutes time or so. As a side benefit to those such as I, I actually learned something about my D700 in creating a backup.

Thanks for your post.

Robert

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#17. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 16

KazeyBunch Registered since 03rd Jan 2012
Sat 23-Jun-12 01:16 AM | edited Sat 23-Jun-12 02:01 AM by KazeyBunch

got it figured out, but had trouble updating a 2nd D700 with firmware A1.02/B1.02. Went through all the steps to update it (I already did it on my first D700 with no issues), put the CF card with the bin file in the new body, went to Firmware Version menu, and the "Update" menu item was not even there. Either the file or the card was corrupted. I changed cards, reformatted it, and re-downloaded the firmware - it finally worked. Just an FYI.

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#18. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 0

Bertie_Boy Registered since 30th May 2012
Thu 28-Jun-12 02:26 PM

Hi
I am new to this forum so please dont shout
I have just checked my firmware version and it reports
A 1.02
B 1.03
L 1.002

Why is my B showing 1.03?

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Rich

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#19. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 18

Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004
Thu 28-Jun-12 06:20 PM | edited Thu 28-Jun-12 06:21 PM by Asgard

Hi Rich,

It is easy, you have a D7000 and not a D700

But check out this site for the new L-Firmware-Update for your camera:

http://www.nikonimglib.com/dcdata/index.html#show-all

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#20. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 19

Bertie_Boy Registered since 30th May 2012
Fri 29-Jun-12 08:58 AM

>Hi Rich,
>
>It is easy, you have a D7000 and not a D700
>
>But check out this site for the new L-Firmware-Update for your
>camera:
>
>http://www.nikonimglib.com/dcdata/index.html#show-all
>
>
Well that was a great first post by me!!! No wonder it didnt look right

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#21. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 0

D_100 Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Mon 16-Jul-12 10:42 AM

Steve ,

Thanks for the reminder.

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#22. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 0

Devonish Registered since 13th Nov 2011
Fri 17-Aug-12 09:24 AM

I'm currently having problems with one of my D700's, when using the Manual program, when the picture is taken the exposure is way off and I see it's selecting it's own shutter speed?

The shutter speed varies on each picture, almost as if it is metering! I admit I haven't done the firmware upgrade and am hoping maybe it will fix it? If not, then it'll have to go off for repair

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#23. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 0

jstevensphoto Registered since 05th Jun 2011
Fri 07-Sep-12 01:44 PM

Just upgraded my D700 firmware successfully. Many thanks for posters on this board. I was not even aware a new version was available.

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#24. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 23

Porzellangasse Registered since 15th Nov 2011
Tue 25-Sep-12 12:01 AM


I went to that link to Nikon and saw that this upgrade corrects a rare problem regarding extreme underexposure. I do not have this problem. Should I still do the firmware upgrade? Thanks.

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#25. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 24

jstevensphoto Registered since 05th Jun 2011
Tue 25-Sep-12 08:07 AM

>
>I went to that link to Nikon and saw that this upgrade
>corrects a rare problem regarding extreme underexposure. I do
>not have this problem. Should I still do the firmware upgrade?
>Thanks.
I would. There could be other issues we're not even aware of that are corrected here. I like to keep all my equipment up to date as far as firmware, software, etc. Cameras, computers, everything.

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#26. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 22

jstevensphoto Registered since 05th Jun 2011
Tue 25-Sep-12 08:15 AM

>I'm currently having problems with one of my D700's, when
>using the Manual program, when the picture is taken the
>exposure is way off and I see it's selecting it's own shutter
>speed?
>
>The shutter speed varies on each picture, almost as if it is
>metering! I admit I haven't done the firmware upgrade and am
>hoping maybe it will fix it? If not, then it'll have to go off
>for repair


I thought for awhile that my D700 was trying to meter in "M" mode and got the severely underexposed shots. I think my problem was just that I was downloading RAW files into my Apple Aperture program, and that's how they came out. I was able to fix some of it by adjusting Aperture, but I think it is just the RAW download process. Have to do a batch change on the exposure on all the images, usually. Also, remember that your meter is working, even in M mode. But the camera is supposed to override and take the exposure as you selected you other exposure parameters.

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#27. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 0

Windy Vision Registered since 01st Jul 2004
Tue 25-Sep-12 01:53 PM

Thanks for the information. I have not up dated the firmware on my D700, ever, I purchased the camera new almost 4 years ago. Do I need to install the previous firmware first before I install the latest upgrade?

Thanks

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#28. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 27

mkmull77 Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jan 2010
Sun 30-Sep-12 10:40 AM

No, I don't thing so.
my D700 is about the same vintage and it didn't have any of fireware updates until I updated it earlier this year.

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#29. "RE: D700 firmware: A:1.03 / B:1.02- Released 05/22/2012" | In response to Reply # 28

gcbriney7 Registered since 08th Dec 2010
Wed 10-Apr-13 02:26 PM

Nearly a year after the release, I have finally updated my firmware with no issues. Thanks for the thread and link to follow the procedure with no issues.

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