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  • Nikon D800/D800E and D4 Firmware Upgrades

    Nikon has released new firmware upgrades for the D800, D800E and the D4. The main issue these firmware upgrades resolve is the "lock up" issue reported by PDN. Here's the full list of modifications this firmware upgrade provides for the D800/D800E:

    • 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.

    The D4:

    • 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 network functions were used with certain settings applied, RAW images were also transferred when Network > Send file as was set to JPEG only. This issue has been resolved.
    • When an option that utilized the main command dial was selected for Custom Setting f15: Playback zoom, and an image was zoomed in or out with playback with certain settings applied, shooting shutter speed, aperture, and exposure compensation settings were sometimes changed. This issue has been resolved.

    Click here to download the Nikon D800 firmware upgrade.

    Click here to download the D800E firmware upgrade.

    Click here to download the Nikon D4 firmware upgrade.

  • Thinking about the Nikon D800E? Think About It Some Moire

    Nikon D800E FX Digital SLR Camera

    Nikon D800E

    Our Nikon representative sent us a very interesting article last night. In an email to us he talked about the role of the D800E in digital photography, and for whom the camera might be appropriate for. If you are thinking about purchasing the D800E, that's great! But, please make sure it is appropriate for you. I have copied some of the email our rep sent us, and am providing the link to the article he suggested. If you are interested in the D800E, it is worth checking out.

    "The reality of a DSLR without an Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) (the D800E) is for only very specialized usage. I'm cautioning you to really counsel your customers who may think they want a D800E. Unless they have had the experience of shooting medium format digital cameras (they also do not have OLPF) and know that they will need to be in control of many aspects of the shoot. Not always practical for the general, all round photographer. We want you to avoid unhappy photographers who may not understand the control and special attention that would be needed to be used with the D800E, always. There are several discussion groups going on regarding this, even Scott Kelby, PhotoShop expert, said if he had to choose between an OLPF or the FEAR of Moire, he would choose the OLPF."

    Please note that the issue of Moire and Fasle Color are not present in the D800 like they are with the D800E.

    Nikon Article: Moire and False Color

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