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D200 firmware upgrade

Len Shepherd

Yorkshire, UK
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Len Shepherd Gold Member Nikonian since 09th Mar 2003
Thu 14-Sep-06 06:35 PM

Had the D200 and 200-400 serviced at a Nikon pro event this afternoon. The technician quietly mentioned "we have done the software upgrade for you".
There is certainly a perceived increase in AF speed and less tendency to hunt with "difficult" AF subjects - overall much closer to the F6 (I do not have a D2x) than the original D200 AF and so far it seems a good enhancement.

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Technical detail - when focus tracking if a new subject intervenes the D200 AF continues to attempt to track in the direction of original movement for 0.07 seconds before attempting a re focus. The D2Xs apparently has 4 options being "long" 1 second (suggested as good for flying birds with little distance between subject and background), "normal" 0.5 seconds, "short" 0.3 seconds, and off for instant switching.

Photography is a bit like archery. A technically better camera, lens or arrow may not hit the target as often as it could if the photographer or archer does not practice enough.

Len Shepherd

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