nikon firmware update? ... d300

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  1. austriker

    austriker TPF Noob!

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    hey all,


    So I bought a d300 recently (love it!!!). This is what the d300 says when i click on firmware version:
    A: 1.01
    B: 1.00

    so i was wondering does nikon release firmware updates for their camera's? I have been looking on their site but cant find much on it. I found something on the Nikon UK but im not sure if i should put that on mine. I know sometimes you dont want to upgrade the firmware and so does anyone know of the latest nikon firmware update for the d300? Where can i find it ? should i do it?

    heres a link from UK: Answer

    heres a link from dp: is this the latest?
    Nikon D300 firmware update: Digital Photography Review
     
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    oh nice! thats the link i was looking for..

    now does anyone have any second opinions on the firmware update?

    I have only used my d300 for a few days but i hate to think that if i update it that for some reason something wont work or will be taken away (although i suppose generally updates are for the better..)

    i suppose i just want to be sure before i do it because i think it is permanent

    like for example i am looking at it and here are some things that stick out..

    -like instead of the old "my menu" it is replaced with "recent settings." i think i would rather be able to put anything in a menu i want.
    +however it does have a copyright logo in the comments box
    +iso sensitivity is changed to incorporate more shutter speeds, although i dont really use auto iso
    +focusing has been improved! wow after reading that i might just have to upgrade
    +auto WB improved. thats it, im pretty much sold unless i find signifigant negatives
     
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    There is rarely a negative to the firmware upgrades for cameras. It takes a lot of effort for companies to prepare them and they usually only do if it's worthwhile (such as add/improve function of the camera)


    Also verbatim it says: "Recent settings can now be displayed in the place of My Menu"
    As someone who spends a large part of the day reading stupid leagliese the word "can" implies it's optional.

    And Oh cool there's a D200 update that fixes an issue I had with my camera :D
     

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