Nikon D300 1.03 Firmware Update

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  1. manaheim

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    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think I may actually get this revision.
     
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    I actually already have it downloaded, but I literally JUST had an experience where a computer crashed during a BIOS update rendering it unusable...

    So I'm a little gunshy. :)
     
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    i did the update a few days ago, i had no issues applying the new firmware.
     
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    Yup, I just did it now. Somewhat annoying that the D300 doesn't act like a hard drive as my D100 did, so I had to pop the card in and out of the device a few times. (I do NOT like swapping compact flash cards... I have nightmares about pulled and bent pins)

    Update went smoothly... the 14 bit raw is DEFINITELY faster... still not as fast as 12 bit by any means, but WAY faster.
     
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    Yeah I updated too. Im waiting to see if the battery issue is with my 80-400 or, if I had the false low battery problem. I di think VR lenses do drain the batteries more.
     
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    i don't normally shoot in 14bit, but with the firmware everyone is saying performance is increased - was the buffer updated? because it still clocks at 2.5fps.
     
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    I haven't actually tried clocking it, but it is NOTICABLY faster. Some reports I've read online said about 2x.
     
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    I see no difference, still.. 2.5fps, same size buffer, and still takes a few seconds to clear the buffer after a 6-7 frame burst. this is with an extreme 4GB card.
    I've never needed to use 14bit anyway. colours, tonal rendition and exposure haven't had any problems so far.
     
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    Maybe your card is slower than mine or something... though I don't see how that would impact the sensor->buffer speed.
     
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    I just did this update, I waited a few days to see if there was "drama".

    I had suffered the dreaded DBS (Dead Battery Syndrome) several times, it was quite annoying.
     

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