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Dirk
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      11-21-2008, 12:15 AM
I recently had my D300 cleaned at a Nikon service Center and they also
updated the firmware.

I seem to be having a problem now with the Auto Image Rotatation, as the
image doesn't rotate as it did prior to the upgrade. Any suggestions?

Dirk


 
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      11-22-2008, 03:35 AM
Dirk wrote:
> I recently had my D300 cleaned at a Nikon service Center and they also
> updated the firmware.
>
> I seem to be having a problem now with the Auto Image Rotatation, as the
> image doesn't rotate as it did prior to the upgrade. Any suggestions?
>
> Dirk
>
>

Yes - go to the Nikon website and read the updated instructions for the
new firmware.
 
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Jurgen
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      11-22-2008, 10:14 AM
Dirk wrote:
> I recently had my D300 cleaned at a Nikon service Center and they also
> updated the firmware.
>
> I seem to be having a problem now with the Auto Image Rotatation, as the
> image doesn't rotate as it did prior to the upgrade. Any suggestions?
>
> Dirk
>
>



Lesson here?
Don't fix what ain't broke!!
 
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Robert Coe
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      11-22-2008, 03:34 PM
On Sat, 22 Nov 2008 13:42:06 +0200, "Dimitris M" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
: No. The Lesson is "RTFI" (read the ****ing instructions). There is no error
: in the new firmware, it is just different the way it treats this auto
: rotate. This firmware is an absolut must for D300 that transform it to a
: significant better camera. My D300 now benefits better and faster autofocus,
: better high ISO noise control and useful adds to menus.

While it isn't relevant to this particular case, it's worth remembering that
firmware upgrades sometimes reset some or all of a camera's settings to their
default values. So any time you do (or have somebody else do) an upgrade to
your camera, you ought to review all of its settings afterwards.

Bob
 
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      11-22-2008, 06:29 PM
Robert Coe wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Nov 2008 13:42:06 +0200, "Dimitris M" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> : No. The Lesson is "RTFI" (read the ****ing instructions). There is no error
> : in the new firmware, it is just different the way it treats this auto
> : rotate. This firmware is an absolut must for D300 that transform it to a
> : significant better camera. My D300 now benefits better and faster autofocus,
> : better high ISO noise control and useful adds to menus.
>
> While it isn't relevant to this particular case, it's worth remembering that
> firmware upgrades sometimes reset some or all of a camera's settings to their
> default values. So any time you do (or have somebody else do) an upgrade to
> your camera, you ought to review all of its settings afterwards.
>
> Bob



Nothing at all wrong with my D300. Why would you "upgrade" the firmware
if you have no problems with the camera?
 
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Robert Coe
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      11-22-2008, 09:11 PM
On Sun, 23 Nov 2008 04:29:44 +1000, Jurgen <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
: Robert Coe wrote:
: > On Sat, 22 Nov 2008 13:42:06 +0200, "Dimitris M" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
: > : No. The Lesson is "RTFI" (read the ****ing instructions). There is no error
: > : in the new firmware, it is just different the way it treats this auto
: > : rotate. This firmware is an absolut must for D300 that transform it to a
: > : significant better camera. My D300 now benefits better and faster autofocus,
: > : better high ISO noise control and useful adds to menus.
: >
: > While it isn't relevant to this particular case, it's worth remembering
: > that firmware upgrades sometimes reset some or all of a camera's settings
: > to their default values. So any time you do (or have somebody else do) an
: > upgrade to your camera, you ought to review all of its settings afterwards.
:
: Nothing at all wrong with my D300. Why would you "upgrade" the firmware
: if you have no problems with the camera?

I don't remember suggesting that you update your camera's firmware. My comment
was directed solely to those who do plan to upgrade, and I couldn't care less
whether you're one of them or not.

Bob
 
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      11-23-2008, 05:29 AM
Robert Coe wrote:
> On Sun, 23 Nov 2008 04:29:44 +1000, Jurgen <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> : Robert Coe wrote:
> : > On Sat, 22 Nov 2008 13:42:06 +0200, "Dimitris M" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> : > : No. The Lesson is "RTFI" (read the ****ing instructions). There is no error
> : > : in the new firmware, it is just different the way it treats this auto
> : > : rotate. This firmware is an absolut must for D300 that transform it to a
> : > : significant better camera. My D300 now benefits better and faster autofocus,
> : > : better high ISO noise control and useful adds to menus.
> : >
> : > While it isn't relevant to this particular case, it's worth remembering
> : > that firmware upgrades sometimes reset some or all of a camera's settings
> : > to their default values. So any time you do (or have somebody else do) an
> : > upgrade to your camera, you ought to review all of its settings afterwards.
> :
> : Nothing at all wrong with my D300. Why would you "upgrade" the firmware
> : if you have no problems with the camera?
>
> I don't remember suggesting that you update your camera's firmware. My comment
> was directed solely to those who do plan to upgrade, and I couldn't care less
> whether you're one of them or not.
>

A D300 user /probably/ should update the firmware.
Occasionally, if handing my D300 to someone to take a snapshot, dynamic
area AF is not a bad idea unless the person knows something about photo
composition, focus, etc. This mode is remarkable in that perhaps 90% of
the time, it manages to pick the appropriate focus point(s) for snapshot
type images, but on the D300 was a little slow - a few hundred
milliseconds delay (D3 has faster AF in this aspect - also faster AF
with screw-driven lenses). With the firmware upgrade. performance of
dynamic area AF in the D300 is improved greatly.
The other documented AF improvement (contrast detect AF in LV mode)
still sucks unless you are using a slower (aperture) lens.
 
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      11-23-2008, 08:13 AM
In message <obIVk.6153$(E-Mail Removed)>, Dirk
<(E-Mail Removed)> writes
>I recently had my D300 cleaned at a Nikon service Center and they also
>updated the firmware.
>
>I seem to be having a problem now with the Auto Image Rotatation, as the
>image doesn't rotate as it did prior to the upgrade. Any suggestions?


Download the PDF giving all the changes (including the modified auto
rotate) and see what the changes are.

The Autorotate has been modified in the way it works not removed
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      11-23-2008, 08:18 AM
In message <(E-Mail Removed)>, Alan Browne
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>Dimitris M wrote:
>> For the same reason you have buy the D300 instead of a D40. To have a
>>better camera. The firmware does not "correct" any problems, it just
>>make it a better camera.-

>
>Most firmware upgrades are to correct a bug not to improve performance.


This is not true. Firmware upgrades do fix bugs but are generally also
improvements based on user feedback and the manufacturers own
development plans.

Often these days due to release schedules and the fact it is now
possible to easily update firmware manufacturers will have a full list
of functionality but only have 80% of it ready when marketing want to
release the product.

Therefore they continue developing and do the upgrades after initial
release.

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      11-27-2008, 05:02 PM
Chris H wrote:
> In message <(E-Mail Removed)>, Alan Browne
> <(E-Mail Removed)> writes
>> Dimitris M wrote:
>>> For the same reason you have buy the D300 instead of a D40. To have a
>>> better camera. The firmware does not "correct" any problems, it just
>>> make it a better camera.-

>>
>> Most firmware upgrades are to correct a bug not to improve performance.

>
> This is not true. Firmware upgrades do fix bugs but are generally also
> improvements based on user feedback and the manufacturers own
> development plans.
>
> Often these days due to release schedules and the fact it is now
> possible to easily update firmware manufacturers will have a full list
> of functionality but only have 80% of it ready when marketing want to
> release the product.
>
> Therefore they continue developing and do the upgrades after initial
> release.


I just submitted this to Nikon, not sure if it'll be taken seriously:

"I'd like to request a firmware update for the D700 which uses the
non-cpu lens data method found on the D200. I'm now limited to only 9
custom settings. I have the extra button in front set to control this
and can no longer adjust max aperture this way either, only chose from
the list of 9 which require menu diving to change. I used this for
keeping exif correct with extension tubes & bellows also, it is sorely
missed especially for a camera costing twice as much."

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