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05/17/2005 09:25:47 AM · #1
dpreview link
05/17/2005 10:35:59 AM · #2
Thanks for posting.
05/17/2005 11:11:30 AM · #3
YAY! Now I can change my D70 into the 's' model... 'S' has to mean SUPER!

-danny
05/17/2005 11:17:05 AM · #4
got it ...thanks
05/17/2005 12:41:18 PM · #5
Originally posted by crabappl3:

YAY! Now I can change my D70 into the 's' model... 'S' has to mean SUPER!

-danny


Hey dude, suddenly your D70 shows up as a D2X! :)


05/17/2005 01:03:25 PM · #6
Originally posted by Azrifel:

Hey dude, suddenly your D70 shows up as a D2X! :)


WOW! That upgrade really was 'SUPER' :-D

-danny
05/17/2005 03:45:56 PM · #7
On my home computer the USB mass storage doesn't read but the PTP storage does.

The instructions NIKON has say's to copy to Mass Storage but it's doesn't show up in "My Computer" storage devices or anywhere.

Should I copy to the PTP?


05/17/2005 04:21:20 PM · #8
Originally posted by pawdrix:

On my home computer the USB mass storage doesn't read but the PTP storage does.

The instructions NIKON has say's to copy to Mass Storage but it's doesn't show up in "My Computer" storage devices or anywhere.

Should I copy to the PTP?


Change the storage from PTP to USB in your cameras menu.


05/17/2005 04:36:58 PM · #9
Done. Thank you for the link!! So far the only thing I notice is the menus are a different color ;)
05/17/2005 04:40:09 PM · #10
WOO!
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HOO!
05/17/2005 04:44:23 PM · #11
i just saw this then checked my email.......

and i thank u for posting as nikon is slow in letting me know even though they are susposed to.

_brando_
05/18/2005 01:11:30 AM · #12
Done...pretty straight forward. The menus are nice and clear now. Not sure what else I'll notice.
05/18/2005 01:19:25 AM · #13
I like the menus as well. Also, at least with my Sigma Macro lens, hunting of the lens seems to be decreased a bit.
05/19/2005 12:44:47 AM · #14
ur supposed to notice an improvement in the af accuracy especially with moving objects. it seems as though this improvement was one, or THE, major improvement given to the d70s, so if someone could say the firmware gives the d70s significantly better af performance, it might just undermine the d70s sales objective
05/19/2005 06:40:15 PM · #15
Originally posted by sbeaumont:

Done...pretty straight forward. The menus are nice and clear now. Not sure what else I'll notice.

Directly from Nikon's update page:

Issues addressed with firmware version 2.0

1. Performance of the 5-area AF system has been improved (Dynamic area and Closest subject AF-area modes).

2. Changes have been made to the design of menu displays.

3. Page-size settings can now be applied from the camera with direct printing from a PictBridge-compatible printer.

4. The number of exposures remaining, displayed in the control panel and viewfinder, when shooting at an image-quality setting of NEF (RAW) or NEF+JPEG Basic has been changed (the number is calculated based on the size of compressed RAW file).

Maximum number of exposures displayed when a 256-MB CompactFlash memory card is used:

Version 2.00: NEF (RAW): approx. 44 exposures; NEF+JPEG Basic: approx. 39 exposures

Version 1.03 or earlier: NEF (RAW): approx. 23 exposures; NEF+JPEG Basic: approx. 21 exposures

5. The default setting for camera clock has been changed from 2004.01.01 to 2005.01.01. Now you cannot set the clock back to a date before 2004.12.31.

6. A problem that sometimes caused communication between the camera and computer to be unexpectedly terminated when using Nikon Capture Camera Control has been corrected. (Windows)

JV
05/20/2005 03:59:01 PM · #16
I love the new menu colours. looks really awesome. ;)
05/20/2005 04:25:42 PM · #17
the new menu colors make it look like darth vader took over my camera.
05/20/2005 04:25:58 PM · #18
I guess I was hoping for more....ISO 100 would have been nice.
05/20/2005 04:29:39 PM · #19
1. Performance of the 5-area AF system has been improved (Dynamic area and Closest subject AF-area modes).

Does it make sense that I have to shut off/on my camera each time I want to switch focal points, in the 5-area mode?

Or what am I doing wrong?
05/21/2005 12:37:14 PM · #20
I don't know the answer to pawdrix's question, but I have one of my own (and it might be a really stupid/obvious answer sort of thing):

Do I have to get all previous firmware updates before this one if I don't know whether I have those ones or not? (bought the camera used and not sure whether it has been updated at the last instance or not)
05/21/2005 02:13:31 PM · #21
Originally posted by pawdrix:

1. Performance of the 5-area AF system has been improved (Dynamic area and Closest subject AF-area modes).

Does it make sense that I have to shut off/on my camera each time I want to switch focal points, in the 5-area mode?

Or what am I doing wrong?


I don't think so. Mine swithches fine in either dynamic focus mode or single area mode after the upgrade. The only thing I can think of is maybe it has something to do with the lock switch. See if you have it set on L. If so that will prevent you from swithcing zones.
05/21/2005 02:15:19 PM · #22
Originally posted by frisca:

I don't know the answer to pawdrix's question, but I have one of my own (and it might be a really stupid/obvious answer sort of thing):

Do I have to get all previous firmware updates before this one if I don't know whether I have those ones or not? (bought the camera used and not sure whether it has been updated at the last instance or not)


I believe you can go straight to version 2.0. It will include all past upgrades (which I think there was only one minor one).
05/21/2005 02:16:36 PM · #23
I didn't have any of the previous updates on mine, and it worked like a charm.

Go for it girl!

-danny

Originally posted by frisca:

I don't know the answer to pawdrix's question, but I have one of my own (and it might be a really stupid/obvious answer sort of thing):

Do I have to get all previous firmware updates before this one if I don't know whether I have those ones or not? (bought the camera used and not sure whether it has been updated at the last instance or not)
05/21/2005 03:52:55 PM · #24
awesome, so does this update incorporate all previous updates?
05/21/2005 05:00:56 PM · #25
Originally posted by Travis99:

nevermind


Whoops - to late. I think I just filed a complaint about your post! I clicked the Report button instead of Reply and ignored the fact that it looked different. Sorry.
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