Can firmware hacks change the shortcomings of the D600 or is it crippled by hardware?

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Denis of Whidbey Island
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Re: Can firmware hacks change the shortcomings of the D600 or is it crippled by hardware?

TypeMRT wrote:

1:1 zoom is a trival firmware update that I'm afraid we'll never see.

Folks seem to get hung up quite rigidly on the bracketing range. You get +/-3 EV, so 3 shots is plenty in most cases. It would take 7 shots at +/-1 EV to get the same coverage. I appreciate getting a wider dynamic range in fewer shots especially considering the extra stop of latitude of the FX sensor compared to a DX sensor.

This is why I find it so screwy that the D800 is limited to 1EV bracketing increments. This is an example of a trivial programming tweak Nikon should make to the firmware; zero cost to them and a benefit to loyal users.

If I could get +/- 3EV brackets with my D800, I doubt that I'd ever need more than a three-shot burst. And considering the slow FPS, that would help control ghosting.

Denis

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