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    Firmware Update 2.0 for Z6 and Z7 Now Available

    Includes Eye AF, AF improvements, Auto shutter type setting (mechanical vs. EFCS), other fixes.

    Z6: https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.c...ad/fw/327.html

    Z7: https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.c...ad/fw/328.html

    Capture NX-D and ViewNX-i were also updated.

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    Re: Firmware Update 2.0 for Z6 and Z7 Now Available

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    Re: Firmware Update 2.0 for Z6 and Z7 Now Available

    Forgot to mention that the PDF reference manuals were also updated for firmware 2.0:
    - Z6: https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.c...s/493/Z_6.html
    - Z7: https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.c...s/492/Z_7.html
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    Re: Firmware Update 2.0 for Z6 and Z7 Now Available

    Thanks for posting this, Darin. The download went well and I like idea of the
    “auto”setting for the shutter but haven’t tried it yet.
    For some reason Nikon never notified me.

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    Re: Firmware Update 2.0 for Z6 and Z7 Now Available

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBrew View Post
    Thanks for posting this, Darin. The download went well and I like idea of the
    “auto”setting for the shutter but haven’t tried it yet.
    For some reason Nikon never notified me.
    You’re welcome!

    I haven’t used EFCS much on my Z6. From what I am reading on other sites, some people are not happy that the Auto setting switches to mechanical if the shutter speed becomes faster than 1/250 sec instead of the expected 1/2000 sec. Not sure what was the reason Nikon chose this particular value...

    I actually got an email around noon today from Nikon USA about the new firmware, as well as info about some of their cameras/lenses on sale. I started getting a ton of emails from them about a month ago, with info ranging from new releases, equipment on sale, to help/tutorial videos and articles

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    Re: Firmware Update 2.0 for Z6 and Z7 Now Available

    Quote Originally Posted by Darin Marcus View Post
    Youíre welcome!

    I havenít used EFCS much on my Z6. From what I am reading on other sites, some people are not happy that the Auto setting switches to mechanical if the shutter speed becomes faster than 1/250 sec instead of the expected 1/2000 sec. Not sure what was the reason Nikon chose this particular value...

    I actually got an email around noon today from Nikon USA about the new firmware, as well as info about some of their cameras/lenses on sale. I started getting a ton of emails from them about a month ago, with info ranging from new releases, equipment on sale, to help/tutorial videos and articles
    Nikon's 1/2000 EFCS limit is because you cannot shoot faster with EFCS, not because it makes sense to use EFCS up to 1/2000.
    AFAIK, nobody has yet investigated if it makes sense to switch from EFCS to mechanical shutter at > 1/250.

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    Re: Firmware Update 2.0 for Z6 and Z7 Now Available

    ..some further explanation/details here:
    https://photographylife.com/news/nik...ye-af-released
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    Re: Firmware Update 2.0 for Z6 and Z7 Now Available

    Update went OK, no issues.

    Eye detect seem to have a range, or maybe it wants a longer focal range. With the 24-70 F4, @ 28mm, I found I had to be very close to the subject within say 7 feet, where as @ 70mm the distance seemed to be more in the 10 to 15 foot range.

    @24mm if the eye detect won't make the small boxes around the subject eyes, you still get very good face detect.

    Overall a nice update.

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    Re: Firmware Update 2.0 for Z6 and Z7 Now Available

    Does the Firmware update address the issues some Z6 owners have been having with IBIS ( or something ). Nikon put an advisory out, I read.

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    Re: Firmware Update 2.0 for Z6 and Z7 Now Available

    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Does the Firmware update address the issues some Z6 owners have been having with IBIS ( or something ). Nikon put an advisory out, I read.
    No, cameras that have the issue need to be sent to Nikon for a repair. You can log on to the main Nikon site or go here:

    https://nikon.tfaforms.net/424

    To check your serial number.

    Paul C

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    Re: Firmware Update 2.0 for Z6 and Z7 Now Available

    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Does the Firmware update address the issues some Z6 owners have been having with IBIS ( or something ). Nikon put an advisory out, I read.
    Hi Rayyan, I don't think that the firmware cure anything about the IBIS-issue, but here is a bit more about it from Photographylife:
    https://photographylife.com/news/nik...rvice-advisory
    Mine have a higher number and is not affected: 6004647
    Best thorkil
    PS. Sorry Paul for saying the same thing as you

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