I tend to give it a week or two unless there is an issue being address that has been problematic for me.
At this point I don't think I have seen any problems with D7000 v1.1 firmware, so it should be safe to move ahead.
Follow the steps explicitly. Be sur eyou have a fresh battery. Update A first then update B separately - essentially repeating the steps. They cannot be copied to hte card and updated at the same time.
>Update A first then update B separately - essentially repeating >the steps. They cannot be copied to the card and updated at the >same time.
Yes, that was always one of the things that caught people out, but according to the procedure at Nikon's website they have improved things this time - there is a single file containing both A and B firmware
By the way, Bob - to avoid any confusion, the new firmware is version A:1.01; B:1.01 not 1.1.
Thanks Brian, you are a great resource here! I understand that EXACTLY means exactly.......but am I correct in worrying that the NIKON update instructions work best with a brand new SD card? Because otherwise the SECOND format instruction (#8), will eliminate any photo/video files that might be on the card?
I will be a beginner next week when my D7k gets here (so I guess that I am a pre-beginner right now)? So let me know if I am being too anal.
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MY SETUP Nikon D7000 with zoomNIKKOR AF-S DX 10-24mm f3.5, Tamron AF 18-270mm Macro f3.5 Di II VC LD and Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Di SP A/M FEC LD (IF) 1:1 Macro Nikon R1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System, ZacutoEVF Pro Two SanDisk 32GB EXTREME PRO SDHC-UHS-1 (45MB/S) viewNX2 captureNX2 NIKCompleteCollection Ultimate Photo Mechanic 4.6.6 Annotate Pro Vegas Movio Studio 10 Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 14
Works best if you remove the card from the camera and then copy the *.bin file directly to the card.
I first tried to copy the file while hooked up via the USB cable and cutting and pasting the file from the folder to the card while in the camera- gave me a copy error (Win7) so I just used the card slot in my daughters laptop, copied the file over to the root of the card, then placed the card into the camera. Went to the "firmware" entry in the menu of the camera- and choose "upgrade" and a minute or so later- it's done! Then formated the card and shot a test photo to verify camera operation. It's all good now!
Thanks again for all the help.
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Thanks Pat. I am having a lot of fun with video. Am a little time-constrained right now due to work, but I plan to do more and more experimenting and learning with video and sound. Thanks for the complement about my daughter, I'll tell her you said so!