Nikon D70 Firmware update

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  1. C J Campbell

    C J Campbell Guest

    http://makeashorterlink.com/?U3F12173A

    Nikon has updated the firmware for the D70 to version 1.03

    --
    Christopher J. Campbell
    World Famous Flight Instructor
    Port Orchard, WA


    Ne Obliviscaris
     
    C J Campbell, Jan 12, 2005
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  2. Quote:

    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.

    End of quote


    If I knew what that meant, I might just install the upgrade. :)

    --
    Chris Pollard


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    Christopher Pollard, Jan 12, 2005
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  3. C J Campbell

    John Guest

    All the D70 named program modes (Portrait, Landscape, etc.) should be tagged
    as sRGB (since they all use color modes I or III), but if you had already
    selected color mode II (which tags as Adobe RGB) but then SWITCHED to any
    named program mode, the Adobe RGB tag was mistakenly saved with the image
    instead of sRGB, which threw off color management from then on. Apparently,
    this has been corrected.

    - John
     
    John, Jan 12, 2005
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  4. C J Campbell

    Owamanga Guest

    I think I'll wait for the hacked one, because I never shoot JPEG
    anyway, and don't use the custom color mode setting.
     
    Owamanga, Jan 12, 2005
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  5. C J Campbell

    C J Campbell Guest

    The hacked one? Why?!?
     
    C J Campbell, Jan 12, 2005
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  6. C J Campbell

    Owamanga Guest

    Minor bug fixes aren't worth the download.

    The hacked one will add the following features:

    Max shutter to 1/16,000th
    iTTL flash sync to 1/8,000th or 1/16,000th
    ISO 50
    ISO 100
    ISO 3200
    ISO 6400
    RAW+F (Fine jpeg instead of basic)
    Separated RGB histogram.
    Separated RGB blown highlights display.
    Audio 'space for 5 shots remaining on CF' alarm.
    Max zoom on LCD to go to 100% instead of stopping at 65%
    Unlimited apeture/shutter speed shifts when in program mode (one or
    two stops isn't enough).
    Ability to downsize individual RAW's into Fine or Basic JPEGs within
    camera to save space.

    There is some talk of a mirror lock-up feature, but others say this
    won't be possible.
     
    Owamanga, Jan 12, 2005
    #6
  7. Are "they" taking requests?

    Probably because I haven't used an SLR before, I find it slightly confusing
    when switching between shutter-priority and apperture-priority to remember
    to switch which dial (front or rear) to use for controlling the setting
    under my control. I'd like to see a custom setting that allowed the rear
    dial to control the "thing under user control", e.g.:

    Mode Rear Dial
    P adjusts program mode
    A selects aperture
    S selects shutter speed

    This would allow custom setting 10 (where you don't have to press the "+/-"
    button to dial in exposure compensation) to be more intuitive/useful since
    the front dial would always be free to adjust EV.

    If desired, custom setting 14 could still flip the front and rear dials,
    and in manual mode ("M") one would have to control shutter and the other
    aperture.



    Regards,
    Graham Holden (g-holden AT dircon DOT co DOT uk)
     
    Graham Holden, Jan 12, 2005
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  8. C J Campbell

    Rick Guest

    | On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 06:23:22 -0800, "C J Campbell"
    |
    | >
    | >| >> >
    | >> >
    | >> >If I knew what that meant, I might just install the upgrade. :)
    | >>
    | >> I think I'll wait for the hacked one, because I never shoot JPEG
    | >> anyway, and don't use the custom color mode setting.
    | >
    | >The hacked one? Why?!?
    |
    | Minor bug fixes aren't worth the download.
    |
    | The hacked one will add the following features:
    |
    | Max shutter to 1/16,000th
    | iTTL flash sync to 1/8,000th or 1/16,000th
    | ISO 50
    | ISO 100
    | ISO 3200
    | ISO 6400
    | RAW+F (Fine jpeg instead of basic)
    | Separated RGB histogram.
    | Separated RGB blown highlights display.
    | Audio 'space for 5 shots remaining on CF' alarm.
    | Max zoom on LCD to go to 100% instead of stopping at 65%
    | Unlimited apeture/shutter speed shifts when in program mode (one or
    | two stops isn't enough).
    | Ability to downsize individual RAW's into Fine or Basic JPEGs within
    | camera to save space.
    |
    | There is some talk of a mirror lock-up feature, but others say this
    | won't be possible.
    |
    | --
    | Owamanga!


    Theoretically, where could one find this hack if it were to be made available?

    Rick
     
    Rick, Jan 12, 2005
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  9. C J Campbell

    Owamanga Guest

    On many dodgey websites.

    It's not available yet, and half the features I want will never
    appear. But, a group of people are actively investigating this and
    roughly, here's what we have so far:

    We know there is lots of available space on the camera's flash memory
    that is not currently being used by firmware. This is good, because
    new functions will need more programming space in which to reside.

    We know that there is no checksums (a simple anti-hacking tool) on the
    firmware that deals with the UI (the one most likely to be needing the
    hack), someone has done a simple hex mod to the menus and re-flashed
    his D70 without issue.

    We can see evidence of other capabilities (such as the faster shutter
    speeds) that have been disabled in the firmware prior to release. In
    theory, reversing this would be fairly easy.

    We know the D70 uses RISK processor and the OS is REALOS/FR by
    Fujitsu. An SDK is available.

    Other features people are asking for are:

    A PURE RAW (uncompressed/lossless) mode.
    Black & White mode.
    Distance information from lens to be stored in EXIF
    Data from external GPS system to be stored in EXIF (Whatever..)

    Nobody has asked for a MAME port yet (so you can play old arcade games
    on it) but that's only a matter of time.

    If you are interested in progress or want to help, join this yahoo
    group (it already has 1150 members)
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nikond70hak/
     
    Owamanga, Jan 12, 2005
    #9
  10. C J Campbell

    Rick Guest

    |
    | >
    | >| >| On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 06:23:22 -0800, "C J Campbell"
    | >|
    | >| >
    | >| >| >| >> >
    | >| >> >
    | >| >> >If I knew what that meant, I might just install the upgrade. :)
    | >| >>
    | >| >> I think I'll wait for the hacked one, because I never shoot JPEG
    | >| >> anyway, and don't use the custom color mode setting.
    | >| >
    | >| >The hacked one? Why?!?
    | >|
    | >| Minor bug fixes aren't worth the download.
    | >|
    | >| The hacked one will add the following features:
    | >|
    | >| Max shutter to 1/16,000th
    | >| iTTL flash sync to 1/8,000th or 1/16,000th
    | >| ISO 50
    | >| ISO 100
    | >| ISO 3200
    | >| ISO 6400
    | >| RAW+F (Fine jpeg instead of basic)
    | >| Separated RGB histogram.
    | >| Separated RGB blown highlights display.
    | >| Audio 'space for 5 shots remaining on CF' alarm.
    | >| Max zoom on LCD to go to 100% instead of stopping at 65%
    | >| Unlimited apeture/shutter speed shifts when in program mode (one or
    | >| two stops isn't enough).
    | >| Ability to downsize individual RAW's into Fine or Basic JPEGs within
    | >| camera to save space.
    | >|
    | >| There is some talk of a mirror lock-up feature, but others say this
    | >| won't be possible.
    | >|
    | >| --
    | >| Owamanga!
    | >
    | >
    | >Theoretically, where could one find this hack if it were to be made
    available?
    | >
    | >Rick
    |
    | On many dodgey websites.
    |
    | It's not available yet, and half the features I want will never
    | appear. But, a group of people are actively investigating this and
    | roughly, here's what we have so far:
    |
    | We know there is lots of available space on the camera's flash memory
    | that is not currently being used by firmware. This is good, because
    | new functions will need more programming space in which to reside.
    |
    | We know that there is no checksums (a simple anti-hacking tool) on the
    | firmware that deals with the UI (the one most likely to be needing the
    | hack), someone has done a simple hex mod to the menus and re-flashed
    | his D70 without issue.
    |
    | We can see evidence of other capabilities (such as the faster shutter
    | speeds) that have been disabled in the firmware prior to release. In
    | theory, reversing this would be fairly easy.
    |
    | We know the D70 uses RISK processor and the OS is REALOS/FR by
    | Fujitsu. An SDK is available.
    |
    | Other features people are asking for are:
    |
    | A PURE RAW (uncompressed/lossless) mode.
    | Black & White mode.
    | Distance information from lens to be stored in EXIF
    | Data from external GPS system to be stored in EXIF (Whatever..)
    |
    | Nobody has asked for a MAME port yet (so you can play old arcade games
    | on it) but that's only a matter of time.
    |
    | If you are interested in progress or want to help, join this yahoo
    | group (it already has 1150 members)
    | http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nikond70hak/
    |
    | --
    | Owamanga!

    Thank you.

    Rick
     
    Rick, Jan 12, 2005
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