Nikon D700 Firmware Version 1.01 Released

Posted on 20 Jan ’09 by Earl

200901201251.jpg Nikon D700 Firmware Version 1.01 was released today.

The following improvements have been made in version 1.01

- When Custom Setting a4 Focus tracking with lock-on was set to Off in Continuous-servo AF, the lens drive moved gradually without achieving focus. This issue has been resolved.

- When the Speedlight SB-800 was mounted on the camera with flash mode set to Distance-priority manual (GN) mode, and then the exposure meters were reactivated or the camera was turned on, the distance information displayed on the SB-800 changed. This issue has been resolved.

- When the Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 was mounted on the camera and an EN-EL3e battery inserted in the camera but no batteries inserted in the MB-D10, and SB-900 flash mode set to TTL auto flash mode, the flash mode changed to A mode when the exposure meters turned off or were reactivated, or the camera was turned off or on. This issue has been resolved. (This issue has also been resolved with SB-900 firmware Ver. 5.02.)

- An issue that, in extremely rare cases, resulted in noticeable black dots in images captured with Long exp. NR in the shooting menu set to On has been resolved.

- Manamah, displayed in the Time zone options for the World time item in the setup menu, has been changed to Manama.

Glad to see the MD-D10 battery pack has been addressed. I’ve had some slight issues with my MD-D10 and the D700 since day one and while this description doesn’t exactly fit my problems I’m hopeful they will be addressed.

You may find:

D700 Firmware Version (Windows) here
D700 Firmware Version (Mac) here



Update:
Nikon also released D3 Firmware Update Version 2.01 today:

The following improvements have been made in version 2.01

- Geodetic information is now displayed in ViewNX Ver. 1.2.0 or later and Capture NX 2 Ver. 2.1.0 or later for images captured with the GPS Unit GP-1 mounted on the camera.

- Autofocus-response performance in focus mode C (Continuous-servo AF mode) with relatively dark subjects has been increased.

- When the AF-ON button is pressed, the monitor turns off and a focus point can now be selected using the multi selector.

- Photo information displayed in full-frame playback has been modified as follows:

  HI-, LO- has been changed to Hi, Lo

  WARM TONE has been changed to WARM FILTER

  COLOR CUSTOM has been changed to COLOR BALANCE

- Manamah, displayed in the Time zone options for the World time item in the setup menu, has been changed to Manama.

- An issue that, in extremely rare cases, resulted in noticeable black dots in images captured with Long exp. NR in the shooting menu set to On has been resolved.

- When the Speedlight SB-800 was mounted on the camera with flash mode set to Distance-priority manual (GN) mode, and then the exposure meters were reactivated or the camera was turned on, the distance information displayed on the SB-800 changed. This issue has been resolved.

- An issue that, in some rare cases, caused images captured with the following lenses to be under-exposed, has been resolved.

  AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

  AF VR Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED (5.0x)

You may find:

D3 Firmware Version (Windows) here
D3 Firmware Version (Mac) here

What Others Are Saying

  1. Laurie 21 Jan ’09 at 12:06 am

    I am always scared I’ll mess up doing these firmware upgrades and my cameras will no longer work. I never did any for my D200…lol…I suppose I should just do it for the D700…sounds like there are some issues to address. Maybe I should start on the D200…to see if I can do it without messing things up. Only problem is I don’t know how many updates there have been for the D200 and if I can just install the newest…or do I have to do one at a time if there are multiple…I am such a chicken with this stuff!

  2. Earl Moore 21 Jan ’09 at 6:45 am

    Hi Laurie,
    I’m always a little nervous when I do these firmware upgrades too, but I’ve not had one go wrong so far (knock on wood) and I’ve done upgrades on the D200, D300 & D700. They are definitely worth keeping up with as often they fix small problems or in some cases add new features or capabilities.

    You can upgrade to the very latest. You don’t have to do it sequentially if there have been multiple upgrades released. Follow the instructions and you’ll be fine. :-)

  3. Laurie 21 Jan ’09 at 6:50 am

    Thanks…I am going to attempt it today starting with the D200…If I get through that then I will do the D700.

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