Darrell Youngs book says his D600 is running version A 1.00, B 1.00, L 1.002. I got interested and checked my firmware version and it is C 1.00, L 1.006. Looking through posts here it appears the latest version is C 1.01 and L1.006 is current. Has Nikon's numbering system changed since his book was written? I assume "C" is correct for the D600. I will wait for responses before I try to download. Thanks, Jim B
Sun 05-May-13 03:03 PM | edited Sun 05-May-13 03:41 PM by Jamed600
A second part to this question. I got the Nikon PDF file covering the firmware update and have the post from April 3 giving the update. I am on a MAC, have downloaded the update and have the file in Downloads (D600_0101.BIN). I am on an older MAC but running Lion and have an SD card reader connected via USB. The MAC isn't recognizing the card reader. Can anyone familiar with a MAC help?
Thanks for the tip. My MAC does not have a card slot and my reader is 10+ years old so it probably won't talk to my SDHC 32 gb card. I have been connecting to camera to down load pics and haven't used reader since I got the D600. Sounds like I need a new card reader and I think I have seen comments here saying photo downloads are faster with a card reader vs camera.
I went to the Nikon site and downloaded the update file. It is named F-D600-V101.dmg. It is not a bin file. I transferred this file to an SD card and then placed this card in slot 1 of my D600. When I look at Firmware Version in the camera's Setup Menu, it shows the firmware status C:1.00 and L:1.006. However, there is no option to update as indicated in the instructions.
Do I need to change the file extension from dmg to bin? I'm concerned about unintentionally disabling the camera. Is there anything else I need to try to get the firmware update to proceed?
dmg filetypes are so-called Disk iMaGes. In the mac finder, double click on the dmg file and a virtual disk will appear on your desktop or in the left column under Devices. The bin file you wish to put in the root of the card will be in the virtual disk. When you have finally finished with the process you can dismiss the virtual disk by ejecting it. This will leave the dmg file on your machine. You may keep it or delete it as you see fit.