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    Nikon D800 Firmware updates ( wish list)

    Thought this would be a good idea on getting some ideas in on first firmware updates on the D800/E

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    MUP with option to set delay to 2,3,4,5 sec.
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    Re: Nikon D800 Firmware updates

    Well there kind of is that already: Exposure delay mode... but it only goes to 1, 2 or 3 seconds. To which I'd like them to add 5 7 and 10...

    I'd also like them to fix the non-CPU lens issues whereby neither metering nor Auto ISO setting seem to receive the focal length.

    And...

    Hmmmm. Not too much really. A few things come to mind and I'll mull and post later.

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    Re: Nikon D800 Firmware updates

    Yes but it's a menu thing . Nice you set it and when you do MUP it just delays 3 seconds but more important when you get out of MUP into normal shooting mode you don't need to go into menu to turn the delay off. So a separate option just for MUP.
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    Re: Nikon D800 Firmware updates

    nice if there was a custom function one button select to get the vertical horizon to display on the back LCD instead of going into the menu.

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    Re: Nikon D800 Firmware updates

    I'd quite like a custom function that teleports a camera to me without paying for it.

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    Re: Nikon D800 Firmware updates

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Bellyk View Post
    nice if there was a custom function one button select to get the vertical horizon to display on the back LCD instead of going into the menu.
    Press the Info button whilst in LV mode or the DOF preview button whilst looking through the viewfinder...

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    Re: Nikon D800 Firmware updates

    Quote Originally Posted by tjv View Post
    I'd quite like a custom function that teleports a camera to me without paying for it.
    It's already there: press the Menu button and the shutter release simultaneously on any DLSR then wait for really a very long time...

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    Re: Nikon D800 Firmware updates

    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    Press the Info button whilst in LV mode or the DOF preview button whilst looking through the viewfinder...
    Thanks but I was thinking without Liveview, when shooting at night I find Liveview does not work the best in certain situations especially trying to focus manually. When you zoom in in the dark the display sucks

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    Re: Nikon D800 Firmware updates

    I wouldnt know about firmware updates..... Im still waiting on my camera.. Going on 8 weeks now, and according to B&H, no timetable as to when it might come in.
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    Re: Nikon D800 Firmware updates

    I got an email last week from Nikon NPS that I was inline for the "E", hopefully not too long.

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    Re: Nikon D800 Firmware updates

    Probably a technical pipe dream, but it would be great if the interpolated 100% view in live view could be fixed through firmware.

    I'd also like to see useful user presets (like what they did for the d7000)

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    Re: Nikon D800 Firmware updates ( wish list)

    I vote for:
    1. Live View at wide open aperture and use the preview button when full depth of field view is needed
    2. Bracketing at 2ev increments

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    Re: Nikon D800 Firmware updates ( wish list)

    Thanks Steen this is all I saw but never know what could be under the hood.


    Modifications enabled in this version
    When a still image was captured while viewing existing images in playback mode, the monitor turned off, the memory card access lamp glowed steadily, and, in some rare cases, the camera ceased to respond to operations. This issue has been resolved.
    When the Wireless Transmitter WT-4 was used with certain settings applied, RAW images were also transferred when Wireless transmitter>Transfer settings>Send file as was set to JPEG only. This issue has been resolved.
    A dark shadow sometimes appeared at the bottom edge of images captured with Active D-Lighting set to any option other than Off with Image area set to 5:4 (30x24). This issue has been resolved.
    How to*verify your cameras current firmware version
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    Nikon D800 Firmware updates ( wish list)


    There's a new lens firmware, updating Distortion Control Lens Data.

    See Thom Hogan's blog from June 28: "Nikon Updates All Lens Data"

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