Ahh, wonderful. Thank you very much for the notice to the upgrade; I didn't know. Glad to hear that they acknowledge the problem officially, and I encouragingly hope that this resolves it. Of interest is if it is a firmware adjustment, does that negate what apparently other Nikonians had demised as the solution to clean the contacts and seat the lens in securely? Anyway, good news and loading my firmware. Apologies to D700 keeners if I diverged on this thread.