I've just checked this on my D700 prior to installing firmware 1.02.
On the earlier version, let's say you have Image Review set to "On", AF assigned to the AF-ON button, and Single-point AF. After making an exposure, whilst the image is displayed on the rear monitor, pressing AF-ON starts AF for the next shot, but the image is still displayed. This means that you can't use the Multi-selector to move the focus point - pressing it changes the image displayed or displays the image data and histogram instead.
With the new firmware and the same camera set-up, pressing AF-ON terminates the image display, and the Multi-selector can then be used to move the selected AF point
I have owned a D700 since February 2009 and have never received a notice from Nikon about firmware updates. Ditto my D200 which I bought in June 2007. Consequently, I have not updated the firmware on either camera. If we have registered our cameras are we supposed to be receiving such notices from Nikon or are we on our own to check the Nikon website for firmware updates? Have I missed anything of importance by not updating the firmware on either camera? How complicated a process is it to do these updates if I decide that I should undertake to perform one or more? Please advise.
It looks like I am going to have to purchase a CF card reader in order to install a firmware update on my D700. Can you or anybody else reading this recommend a reliable reasonably-priced CF card reader? If it matters my computer is an Intel iMac (OS X 10.5.8).
I notice that the Nikon website lists the most recent firmware versions for their cameras. What if a camera has had more than one firmware update? Will installing the latest update also install all of the preceding updates or does each individual update have to be sought out and installed? I haven't checked to find out how many firmware updates the D200 and D700 have had to date.
As you can no doubt tell I am a firmware update neophyte!
I use (or previously used, as my current PC has a built-in reader) a Sandisk "8-in-One" reader. Like most such readers, it connects to pretty much any machine via USB.
I couldn't swear to it from personal experience, but I believe installing the newest update also gives you any intermediate updates. The update information on the Nikon website should tell you if this is not the case.
I had no problem installing the update, but I do not see any difference in WB performance. A nice improvement is that you can now set maximum SS in 1/3 stop increments, if you are using auto iso. Another nice feature is that you can now sync the camera clock with GPS time. This only works with the GPS-1.
If you don't have a card reader and are hesitant to do the updrade yourself, you might want to see a Nikon authorized dealer, they might even do it for free.
I noticed that the Mac instructions, new this time, call for a card reader. And since my Mac happens to have a recently purchased card reader, I went that route.
However, previously on other firmware upgrades, and using my Mac, I hooked up the camera via USB-wire to the Mac and placed the ".bin file" onto the card inside the D700 via this USB wire.
I found it odd that this time around the instructions specifically mention the card reader.
It may be worthwhile giving it a try. I can't see it harming anything. Either you will or you will not be able to place the .bin file on the card inside the camera. At which point you can safely proceed with the firmware update once it is on the card.
Also, all previous firmware updates include all prior ones. I don't expect that being different this time.
Hi...I didn't receive a notice, either, so I'm grateful that you pointed it out here on the boards. I've downloaded and installed the new firmware for my D700 and D200 and I'm looking forward to testing the new changes!
>Hi guys, > >When you have all had time to acquaint yourselves with the new >firmware version can someone explain: > >"- When the camera’s AF-ON button is pressed, the monitor >turns off and a focus point can now be selected using the >multi selector" > >Now that I have updated the firmware I can't go back and see >what it did before. It certainly doesn't seem to do anything >that it didn't do before - or does it? > >BTD
I do not see it neither.
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Thanks to those who pointed me to the exposure issue on my D700. Moving it to P worked and solved the while picture syndrome. It was on M previously for manual. Thanks.
Trying to update to 1.02 (which is on the root of the card). I go through all the steps until I have to say Yes and O to upgrade (shows old as 1.00 for A and B and New as 1.02 for A and B). When I click Ok the screen goes blank after a couple settings, I do not see any "updating" screens.
Could it be that I need to find a 1.01 first, upgrade to that version and then to 1.02?
Please tell me what I am doing wrong. I have followed all steps as documented by Nikon.
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Thanks for the H-up...I just upgraded to v1.02...everything still works as before...one thing though...the instructions said that my previous setting would get reset to default...but in fact my camera retained my custom button functions completely!...I'll be going out to test it this weekend...will update on any noticeable improvements.. ..cheers..
Like lots of you, I got the email about the firmware upgrade yesterday and I was delighted to get it. I usually see about these updates here in Nikonians but it is really Nikon who should inform us.
Downloaded straight away and installed.
We, like much of the Northern hemisphere, are in the grip of Artic type weather, really unusual here in Ireland. We have a light snow fall, serious ice on roads, temperatures at -2 to -7C and total chaos!!
Anyway, I installed the firmware upgrade and went out to shoot some shots in the snow.
With the camera on A (aperature) priority, using matrix metering, I shot snowy scenes and then added in +0.3, then +0.7 and +1.0 of exposure compensation.
The results? Well, without any compensation, the pictures appear perfect, possibly only slightly improved at +0.3 but the +0.7 are definitely burnt out.
My conclusion? The new AWB (auto white balance) seems excellent and may not need exposure compensation even in snow scenes.
The AWB was always excellent but now it seems even better.
On top of the daily information benefits, I bought a tripod from Nikonians here (PhotoProShop) that extended me for a year for free. Within that free time-frame, I bought HDR software (Photomatix) and saved a further $25 or so with a Nikonians promotional code. I think I'm still in a credit balance