D70 Software update 1.03b

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

  1. I got a note from Nikon today that there was a new update available
    for the D70. It's for the B firmware, and takes it to 1.03.

    According to the readme file,

    Issues addressed with B firmware version 1.0.3

    When the mode dial was set to an exposure mode (P, S, A, or M) and
    II selected for the Color mode setting in the Custom item of the
    Optimize image menu, and then an option other than Custom (such as
    Portrait) selected from the Optimize image menu, JPEG images captured
    after this procedure were recognized as having the Adobe RGB color
    space when opened in applications with a color-management function
    such as Adobe? Photoshop?. This problem has been corrected.

    If interested you can download it here:


    Scott Peterson
    Scott Peterson, Jan 15, 2005
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    ccmclain Guest

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    paul Guest

    Apparently you cannot do this with a microdrive though I did before, it
    does not recognize the file this time. Hmph.
    paul, Jan 15, 2005
  4. Who knows. In the accompanying instructions on the web site they
    specifically say not to use a microdrive.

    Scott Peterson

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    Scott Peterson, Jan 17, 2005
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    DoN. Nichols Guest

    They document that on their web site. But you *can* do it with
    a compact flash card -- just about any size will do, but it must have
    been formatted in the camera. Then, (though they don't say this
    explicitly), any way you can get the file unzipped and copied onto the
    flash card will work. I did it through unix systems, as I dislike being
    forced into Windows to do things.

    DoN. Nichols, Jan 17, 2005
  6. Just for info, I did the update with a CF card that was formatted in
    a Minolta D7Hi. I don't remember ever reformatting it when I started
    using it in the D70...

    bruno invalid, Jan 19, 2005
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    DoN. Nichols Guest

    Hmm ... where does the D70 put the images, then? The D70
    formatted cards have both a subdirectory with a Nikon name (NCD70) into
    which the images are normally stored (unless you change that in the
    menus), and a file at the root directory level which (I think)
    identifies which camera it is for.

    DoN. Nichols, Jan 20, 2005
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    Joe Makowiec Guest

    When I was out looking for my D70, I would bring a CF card I already
    had along. It had been formatted in a Kodak DC280; the directory
    structure looked like:


    As opposed to a Nikon-formatted card:

    When I plugged the Kodak-formatted card into the D70, it created a
    100NCD70 directory under DCIM on the card, and went on its merry way.
    Joe Makowiec, Jan 20, 2005
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    DoN. Nichols Guest

    O.K. So that may be enough.

    But it at least needs to be formatted with the MS-DOS FAT
    filesystem for both (and just about everything else, of course). It is
    amazing how so klugy a filesystem format can have become an interchange
    standard. :)

    DoN. Nichols, Jan 20, 2005
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