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  1. #1
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    D70 firmware upgrade.

    Windows version

    Mac Version

    Read the instructions first and away you go.
    My D70 has just been done and it seems fine, I'll post some findings later on.
    All the best, Paul.
    Kodak DC3200, CX6230, P850 + 0.7 W/A lens, P20 flash.
    Nikon N90s (35mm), D70 + Tamron 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5, Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8, Sigma 28-105mm f/4-5.6, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8, Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro, Tokina 80-200mm f/2.8, Pheonix 100mm f3.5 1-1 Macro, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 APO.


    Nikon F6 coming soon.....

  2. #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Snail
    Windows version

    Mac Version

    Read the instructions first and away you go.
    My D70 has just been done and it seems fine, I'll post some findings later on.
    Thanks Paul. Worth it just for the counter update.
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
    50mm f/1.8, Sigma 18-125, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 18-105 VR, Nikon 55-200 VR, Nikon 43-86 f/3.5 AiS, Vivitar 28-90 F/2.8-3.5 Macro, Vivitar 75-205 F/3.8-4.8, SB800.
    Ha! See, I can change...


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  3. #3
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    Read some things regarding image quality being darker after the firmware upgrade.

    Anyone that's upgraded experience this?

  4. #4
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    Actually, I did some some stuff this afternoon after the upgrade with the on-board flash and thought the exposure was far better than before. Coincidence? Honestly, I dunno...

  5. #5
    Bill Noble Guest

    Any reasons NOT to upgrade?

    Can anyone think of any reasons of not downloading the new D70 firmware? I am always very cautious about these things and like to wait months (years?) before downloading to give others time to do bug testing.

    Am i being overly cautious?

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Noble
    Can anyone think of any reasons of not downloading the new D70 firmware? I am always very cautious about these things and like to wait months (years?) before downloading to give others time to do bug testing.

    Am i being overly cautious?
    I've got it downloaded, but not installed. I feel the same way.

    If it aint broke....
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
    50mm f/1.8, Sigma 18-125, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 18-105 VR, Nikon 55-200 VR, Nikon 43-86 f/3.5 AiS, Vivitar 28-90 F/2.8-3.5 Macro, Vivitar 75-205 F/3.8-4.8, SB800.
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  7. #7
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    Custom Curves

    I took the bull by the horns and installed the firmware, and although I have not tested by taking some shots, I am wondering does the installation destroy any custom curve that I previously installed. If anyone knows I would appreciate hearing from you.
    I suppose that I could check for myself and I will do this and get back.

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles C. Weston
    I took the bull by the horns and installed the firmware, and although I have not tested by taking some shots, I am wondering does the installation destroy any custom curve that I previously installed. If anyone knows I would appreciate hearing from you.
    I suppose that I could check for myself and I will do this and get back.
    I have checked and find that, apparently, the new firmware does not affect custom curves. My D70 at "Normal" optimization is as before a little underexposed, which is fine with me, when processed by Capture 4.2 and the custom curve produces what I consider a more normal exposure which perhaps may make it more difficult to adjust in PS Elements as the dark tones might not be there. Both shots were made with the same parameters, aperture, f/ stop etc.
    I have had four D70 bodies and now for the first ime I can hear the beep when the focus is correct. The menu display is more colorful, but I had no complaint with the old one.
    I suppose that only time will tell whether or not the new firmware gives us anything really better, but at first glance there are no problems.

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles C. Weston
    I have checked and find that, apparently, the new firmware does not affect custom curves. My D70 at "Normal" optimization is as before a little underexposed, which is fine with me, when processed by Capture 4.2 and the custom curve produces what I consider a more normal exposure which perhaps may make it more difficult to adjust in PS Elements as the dark tones might not be there. Both shots were made with the same parameters, aperture, f/ stop etc.
    I have had four D70 bodies and now for the first ime I can hear the beep when the focus is correct. The menu display is more colorful, but I had no complaint with the old one.
    I suppose that only time will tell whether or not the new firmware gives us anything really better, but at first glance there are no problems.
    Thanks Charles. So far so good...

    ...Why 4 bodies?
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
    50mm f/1.8, Sigma 18-125, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 18-105 VR, Nikon 55-200 VR, Nikon 43-86 f/3.5 AiS, Vivitar 28-90 F/2.8-3.5 Macro, Vivitar 75-205 F/3.8-4.8, SB800.
    Ha! See, I can change...


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  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles C. Weston
    I have had four D70 bodies and now for the first ime I can hear the beep when the focus is correct.
    Just out of curiosity, did you have auto focus set for continuous? The camera does not beep in this mode. Only in auto focus single.

    Ray.

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