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    Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    Phase One released firmware release 4.8.8 for the P65+ and P40+ digital backs
    Now DF body custom functions can be set from the back.
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    [1] http://xchange.phaseone.com/Content/...%20series.aspx

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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    Cool
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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    As easy as it really is (at least it was last time), it is still a bit nerve-wracking to update your P65+.....watching all the numbers and codes flip by as the back updates is just unsettling to me!

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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    Thinking about that myself. LOL

    need to get that going here
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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    Done


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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    Many thanks, DONE.
    No problems.

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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    Yes, way cool upgrade for the Custom FUnction settings. However, it didn't seem to improve the back's speed to read/format/check my 32G sandisk Extreme...
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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    Yes, way cool upgrade for the Custom FUnction settings. However, it didn't seem to improve the back's speed to read/format/check my 32G sandisk Extreme...
    Hi Jack,,, Does it mean that when some one has the intention to order P65+/P40+ he has to be cautious of buying from the new generation UDMA Cards ??!!
    Mohammad Al-Khamis

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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    Quote Originally Posted by mAlKhamis View Post
    Hi Jack,,, Does it mean that when some one has the intention to order P65+/P40+ he has to be cautious of buying from the new generation UDMA Cards ??!!
    I would say yes to exercising caution. I am using the 32G UDMA 5 version, and both formatting and initial card check seem to take longer than 2x what my 16G Ext 3 (UDMA 3) card does. But the card does work in my back. Just not super speedy like I expected, as this card was hyper-fast in my Canon 1Ds3. OTOH, I have never had any performance issues while shooting with it in my P65+ back either... (Note that it did NOT work at all in my P45+ back!)

    Personally, if I didn't already own this card, I'd be shopping for 2 16G Ext 4's in its place. And yes, I am open to trade offers!
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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    Personally, if I didn't already own this card, I'd be shopping for 2 16G Ext 4's in its place. And yes, I am open to trade offers!
    thank you so much jack,,, i like the last part i will spread the word for sure cheers!
    Mohammad Al-Khamis

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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    I use the new Sandisk 16gb Extreme cards 60mg read write in my P40+ with nice success. Little nervous about using 32gb ones myself

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...sh_Memory.html
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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    I use the new Sandisk 16gb Extreme cards 60mg read write in my P40+ with nice success. Little nervous about using 32gb ones myself

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...sh_Memory.html
    hi Guy,, from my very bad experiences with my previous 35mm system,, i think getting two 16GB or more is a much safer option to me ,, if you know what i mean
    Mohammad Al-Khamis

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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    One thing about the 32G is with the rather largish P65+ files, I can go a bit before having to offload --- a whopping 445 frames
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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    I use 32Gb and 64Gb cards, (G-monster) and have no problems with either.

    the 64gb one does take a while to be 'counted' by the P65+ back when you turn on, but its not unbearable.

    have had no problems with either UDMA card in months of usage.

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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    anyone had issues with the new camera settings dialog not always showing up in Menu?

    mine sometimes is there, and sometimes isn't, removing and replacing the camera battery pack seems to make it appear at times.

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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    I've not had that problem - I think I'd try reloading the firmware.
    Good luck, keep us posted,
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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    Well, I spoke too soon!

    After replying to your post, I went to check my back - and yes, sometimes the 645DF dialogue shows and sometimes not. Doesn't seem to matter whether camera is on or not, or which gets turned on first.

    I tried my own advice above but as the back already showed 4.8.8 installed, it did nothing.

    I'll appeal to Phase next.

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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    I opened a support case with P1.They acknowledge there is a problem and are working on a fix. Stay tuned!
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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    Quote Originally Posted by narikin View Post
    anyone had issues with the new camera settings dialog not always showing up in Menu?

    mine sometimes is there, and sometimes isn't, removing and replacing the camera battery pack seems to make it appear at times.
    Is your DF body running the latest firmware?

    I need to send my DF body in for a firmware update, and I know when I bought the body they mentioned the p65 update required some update to the firmware on the body as well. Problem is I have to ship the body for the update, just waiting until I can be without it for a short while.

    Just wondering if early DF bodies might have this problem ... I sort of afraid to update my p65 until I have the body firmware updated.

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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    Wayne, I'm not sure what back you're using, but you can update the P40+ and the P65+ yourself - no need to send in.

    And my DF was delivered in early December and I've had no issue with it and the P65+ other than the one in this thread.
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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    Sorry, Wayne, I just re-read your post; I had misunderstood, so my post doesn't answer your question..

    Nevertheless, Phase have told me the problem is with the 4.8.8 firmware for the back and not the camera.

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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    I cannot find a Macintosh version of the firmware updater, only the windows version of the updater on the PhaseOne site. Thinking it might be a browser problem, I've tried Safari, Chrome and Firefox and cannot see a Macintosh downloader button/area in the firmware download section for the P65+/P40+. Has it been removed? Moved?

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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    Weird for sure, I only see the PC version too: http://xchange.phaseone.com/Content/...%20series.aspx
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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    My dealer tells me it was removed because it doesn't work properly with Snow Leopard.

    I have the firmware updater and it works perfectly - but I never updated my Mac 10.5.8 to Snow Leopard.

    It's a 2.8 mb file so I guess I could email it to anybody who wants it - though I'm not sure of the legality of doing so!

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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    Downloaded to my desktop. Extracted files. Run the installer. Won't work. I get a message that says, "There is a problem with this Windows installer package. A program required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personel or package vendor."

    My Phase 645DF and P65+ are working very well right now sans update. I think this may be one of those times that I'm best to forego the update and wait for the "update" dust to settle later....

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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    I ran it last month, it worked fine and I have Snow Leopard... And Ken, I still have it if you want to stop by.
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    Re: Phase One releases Firmware 4.8.8 for P65+/P40+

    Thanks, Jack. That might be the best/easiest option for me.... Just need to find a date/time to coordinate.....

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