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    Firmware update for Nikon D800/D800E and D600

    There is a firmware update for Nikon D800/D800E and D600:

    D800 and D800E:
    http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answ.../18257/kw/D800

    Supposedly addresses the following, according to Nikon:

    Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.
    Subject tracking performance in AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) autofocus mode with framing using the viewfinder has been improved.
    Gamut for Adobe RGB images displayed in the camera's monitor has been changed. This enables more vivid display of images.
    With live view photography in [M] (Manual) exposure mode, exposure preview was always on. This issue has been resolved.
    In some very rare cases when certain memory cards were used, movie recording would stop, even when the time remaining display indicated remaining recording time. This issue has been resolved.
    With shooting at an image quality setting of TIFF (RGB) and an image size setting of Small, the right edge of images contained a purple line. This issue has been resolved.
    In some rare cases, images recorded in JPEG format could not be opened by some software applications. This issue has been resolved.
    In some very rare cases, colors would change with shooting when white balance was set to a specific color temperature, as with Preset manual or Choose color temp. This issue has been resolved.


    D600:
    http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answ.../18267/kw/D600

    Supposedly addresses the following for the D600:

    Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.
    Subject tracking performance in AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) autofocus mode with framing using the viewfinder has been improved.
    Frame output size has been changed from 95% to 100% when movie live view display is changed to "Information off" and an HDMI-compatible device is connected.
    An issue that caused the right edges of images to be somewhat white when captured at an Image area setting of DX (24x16) 1.5x with Active D-Lighting set to Off has been resolved.
    When the camera's shutter-release button was pressed repeatedly for uninterrupted shooting with the "Record to:" option in Camera Control Pro 2's Storage tab set to "PC+CARD", the camera would stop responding with displaying "Err" in its control panel. This issue has been resolved.
    In some very rare cases, colors would change with shooting when white balance was set to a specific color temperature, as with Preset manual or Choose color temp. This issue has been resolved.

    I'm glad they added support on the D800/E for the 800mm f5.6
    Last edited by Lance B; 02-04-2013 at 5:07pm.

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    Thanks for that Lance.
    As usual, I guess that Nikon Asia ( Aus ) will get around to announcing it in a week or two or three ------
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    Quote Originally Posted by I @ M View Post
    Thanks for that Lance.
    As usual, I guess that Nikon Asia ( Aus ) will get around to announcing it in a week or two or three ------
    You think they'll be that quick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance B View Post

    I'm glad they added support on the D800/E for the 800mm f5.6
    Great !!!

    And the AF issues on the D800 ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sar NOP View Post
    Great !!!
    Yes, it looks like we can now officially go and get the 800/f5.6.

    And the AF issues on the D800 ???
    Yeah, that had me wondering, too. I haven't found any AF issues like: "Subject tracking performance in AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) autofocus mode with framing using the viewfinder has been improved."

    If it is better than before, then it must be brilliant now!
    Last edited by Lance B; 02-04-2013 at 5:24pm.

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    i did have some FF in certain lighting and on certain subject matter..the FW update has solved that for me
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    thanks Lance - extremely useful info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I @ M View Post
    Thanks for that Lance.
    As usual, I guess that Nikon Asia ( Aus ) will get around to announcing it in a week or two or three ------
    I got an email from Nikon Australia at 9.38pm 02/04/13 advising of the update

    - - - Updated - - -

    Wondering if there are any hidden extras?

    Like bracketing more than 1 stop at a time Probably wishful thinking ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidG View Post
    I got an email from Nikon Australia at 9.38pm 02/04/13 advising of the update

    - - - Updated - - -

    Wondering if there are any hidden extras?

    Like bracketing more than 1 stop at a time Probably wishful thinking ...
    No email here as yet but I am updating 2 cameras as I type.
    As for hidden extras and fixes, Nikon simply don't let on about some things.

    - - - Updated - - -

    New firmware installed and the one "fix" that I was wanting is successful.

    Live view now works as it should. I am very happy.

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    yep with you in the LV fix Andrew..at least now you can use it in the studio if you want too ..

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    updated mine...off to hunt fungi with it today. First time I will have used the D800 on fungi, so looking forward to seeing the results..if the fungi are co-operative and through the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    updated mine...off to hunt fungi with it today. First time I will have used the D800 on fungi, so looking forward to seeing the results..if the fungi are co-operative and through the ground.
    Good luck Rick. Hope to see some pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo1965 View Post
    yep with you in the LV fix Andrew..at least now you can use it in the studio if you want too ..
    I have been using it heavily for portrait work. Having the framing identical for a matching series of shots is crucial so it is on the tripod and then live view selected to focus on the subject. Being in a darkish environment meant that to "see" where the focus point was on the subject I had to either open the aperture right up and risk possible focus shift when stopping down again or drop the shutter speed from my desired 1/160 to about 3 seconds or up the iso to ridiculous levels. All that entailed lots of unnecessary dial twiddling so being able to see properly right from step one is a godsend.

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    I recently purchased my D800e from O/S and it came with the latest firmware

    And i agree Nikon Australia/Asia can be slow with updates

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