I don't know if I am correct to do so or how the rest of you look at it but I always install the updates even though in this case I too will never have a 800 f/5.6. The update info does give you the gist but not sure if it includes everything. I do the same for my phone and everything else, if nothing else its something to state that its at the latest version if I sell anything, not that I am likely to sell the D700. I appreciate Nikon UK sending me an email before each update, even got one for an update to my wifes compact Coolpix last week.
Thu 30-May-13 03:00 AM | edited Thu 30-May-13 03:02 AM by franco1
Like the others, I update out of habit to make sure I have the "latest and greatest" firmware. Who knows, I might win the lottery and buy the 800mm f/5.6 and forget that I didn't update my firmware so that I can use the thing
It is my impression that all firmware updates carry some hidden (untold) upgrades. Exactly which ones is hard to say, but one can feel it. For example, predictive focus tracking seems to do it better than before.
Hi, I just bought a used D700 from a Nikonian, and the firmware versions are A: 1.02 and B: 1.02. Do I need to install the firmware upgrade prior to the most recent, or does the most recent firmware include everything? Thanks. Paul
That's interesting!. I just purchased a used D700, which was three firmware issues out of date. Nikon insisted that I need to download and install them separately, sequentially. That surprised me, as I would have expected that they are cumulative. Nikon said they are not.
Wed 05-Jun-13 03:20 AM | edited Wed 05-Jun-13 03:21 AM by jrp
You are not alone in this perception, Larry. I was taking some images at my dranddaughter's graduation in almost pitch black backlit scenes and it worked beautifully, even when I later noticed that the menu AF-C settings were on Release + Focus, instead of just on Focus. as I always have.
Entirely off the thread subject -- what a charming graduation photo! I was shooting at a local graduation here in southern Illinois for a small weekly newspaper, and a friend's daughter was being graduated. So I offered to shoot a few photos afterward for them and I purposely placed people so the sun was behind them, highlighting hair and NOT causing squinting. As I worked, I overheard one parent nearby commenting, "Hmmm, all that expensive gear and he doesn't know better than to shoot into the sun..." The fact I was using fill flash was completely lost on him. Congratulations to your grand daughter and her friends. I know you are proud.
>You are not alone in this perception, Larry. >I was taking some images at my dranddaughter's graduation in >almost pitch black backlit scenes and it worked beautifully, >even when I later noticed that the menu AF-C settings were on >Release + Focus, instead of just on Focus. as I always have. > >
Sun 14-Jul-13 02:11 AM | edited Sun 14-Jul-13 02:15 AM by jrp
Gary, After using Nikon equipment for almost 50 years now, and knowing a little of Japanese culture, I am convinced this is a Japanese trait, most noticeable in Nikon engineers. Like a polite modesty-born secret pleasure of hidden goodies for those able to find them and therefore deserving.
I just discovered (thanks to a forums question)) that the SB-900 and SB-910 speedlights have one more 'eye' and two additional sensors than the SB-800. No written reference yet found by me, anywhere (manual or elsewhere), as to what these do, but I have the feeling they increase preciseness in WB calculations, for example, and surely for more items improvement.