D70 Firmware update not loading

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by paul, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. paul

    paul Guest

    Hmm, after writing this, I read the last line in the readme file:
    "PrecautionDo not use a Microdrive to upgrade firmware."
    I think they are just saying if it fails for some strange reason your
    camera will be frozen. I did it before. I guess I can try it with the
    USB cable.


    I followed the instructions but it doesn't offer the menu option to
    update. I did this before & it was easy.

    Using CF microdrive

    Reformat in the camera & copy the file to the root.

    I tried it with or without the other junk. The CF card contains:

    DCIM (empty folder)
    BD700103.bin 1,760KB firmware update for ver 1.03
    NIKON001.DSC 1KB default data file of some sort

    Firmware ver--- in the menu says:
    A 1.01
    B 1.02
    Done > OK
    (no update option)

    <http://support.nikontech.com/cgi-bin/nikonusa.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=13231>
     
    paul, Jan 15, 2005
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  2. paul

    paul Guest

    Nope the USB option doesn't help. They just say that's another way to
    get it on your memory card. Capture control has no facility for this either.
     
    paul, Jan 15, 2005
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  3. paul

    Ed Ruf Guest

    First, question, are you just loading the firmware update because it's
    there? Or do you actually shoot in and process at that very extreme where
    it applies?
     
    Ed Ruf, Jan 15, 2005
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  4. paul

    paul Guest


    I did set it to adobeRGB & might switch to one of the auto modes
    triggering the bug. It's not like I have my monitor calibrated or
    anything though. Supposedly the adobeRGB is better though I'll admit I
    don't really know the difference. I do a lot of photoshop adjusting though.
     
    paul, Jan 15, 2005
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  5. paul

    Ed Ruf Guest

    And I assume you have PS set to work in this color space?
    If not, then why are you using this? Even if you did set PS to use this,
    without a calibrated monitor what good is this? Just because you heard it's
    better is not a good reason to use this. You need to take steps to actually
    make use of this, starting with a calibrating your monitor.
     
    Ed Ruf, Jan 15, 2005
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  6. paul

    Ed Ruf Guest

    Then being sure you have set PS color management to read and use the color
    space you set in the image.
     
    Ed Ruf, Jan 15, 2005
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  7. paul

    paul Guest


    When opened in PS it detects the color space. I don't know it seemed a
    harmless thing to supposedly capture more/better info for posterity even
    if I don't know the difference now. I see now that you can convert back
    under Image > Mode > Convert to Profile

    If I do:
    Image > Mode > Assign Profile Adobe RGB > sRGB the colors pale visibly
    (I'm guessing this is the difference of doing it incorrectly, like if I
    printed without converting) but Convert does not make any visible
    difference.

    Hmm, poking around a little more they say Adobe RGB is better for
    printing if converting to CMYK for (offset only?) printing. sRGB is
    better matched to monitors & cheap printers but has a narrower gamut. I
    really have no clue though, I was under the impression that it captures
    more information. I guess the only detriment is having to convert back
    to sRGB for printing at home... and the firmware bug. I'm assuming
    save-for-web converts to sRGB as the resulting files are no longer
    tagged. They say sRGB is better for web use which is mostly what I do
    now but those are so reduced it doesn't seem to matter. I'd like to
    publish some pics in a book some day though.
     
    paul, Jan 16, 2005
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