Nikon D300 Firmware Update

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Dirk, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Dirk

    Dirk Guest

    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
    Dirk, Nov 21, 2008
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  2. Dirk

    Me Guest

    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.
    Me, Nov 22, 2008
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  3. Dirk

    Jurgen Guest

    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!!
    Jurgen, Nov 22, 2008
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  4. Dirk

    Robert Coe Guest

    On Sat, 22 Nov 2008 13:42:06 +0200, "Dimitris M" <> wrote:
    : No. The Lesson is "RTFI" (read the fucking 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
    Robert Coe, Nov 22, 2008
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  5. Dirk

    Jurgen Guest

    Robert Coe wrote:
    > On Sat, 22 Nov 2008 13:42:06 +0200, "Dimitris M" <> wrote:
    > : No. The Lesson is "RTFI" (read the fucking 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?
    Jurgen, Nov 22, 2008
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  6. Dirk

    Robert Coe Guest

    On Sun, 23 Nov 2008 04:29:44 +1000, Jurgen <> wrote:
    : Robert Coe wrote:
    : > On Sat, 22 Nov 2008 13:42:06 +0200, "Dimitris M" <> wrote:
    : > : No. The Lesson is "RTFI" (read the fucking 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
    Robert Coe, Nov 22, 2008
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  7. Dirk

    Me Guest

    Robert Coe wrote:
    > On Sun, 23 Nov 2008 04:29:44 +1000, Jurgen <> wrote:
    > : Robert Coe wrote:
    > : > On Sat, 22 Nov 2008 13:42:06 +0200, "Dimitris M" <> wrote:
    > : > : No. The Lesson is "RTFI" (read the fucking 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.
    Me, Nov 23, 2008
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  8. Dirk

    Chris H Guest

    In message <obIVk.6153$>, Dirk
    <> 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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    Chris H, Nov 23, 2008
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    Chris H Guest

    In message <>, Alan Browne
    <> 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.

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    \/\/\/\/\ Chris Hills Staffs England /\/\/\/\/
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    Chris H, Nov 23, 2008
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  10. Dirk

    Paul Furman Guest

    Chris H wrote:
    > In message <>, Alan Browne
    > <> 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."

    --
    Paul Furman
    www.edgehill.net
    www.baynatives.com

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    Paul Furman, Nov 27, 2008
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