D80, new firmware available

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bertone61 Forum Member • Posts: 50
D80, new firmware available

Hi,

has anyone installed it yet? The Update is not announced on the Nikon US site, so I hope its not a fake...

http://nikonasia-en.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/nikonasia_en.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=5747

CU
Steve

kenwilkes Regular Member • Posts: 465
Re: D80, new firmware available

I installed it last night. There was a thread on it in this forum. I didnt experience any problems.

Ken

Tweekie Contributing Member • Posts: 638
Re: D80, new firmware available

Asia firmware on a US body? Is that safe?

EDIT: I did the update, works great, no difference from before other then a new version number haha, I guess if I really cared about the stuff it fixed I'd be more excited.

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Dileep Kumar
Dileep Kumar Contributing Member • Posts: 697
Re: D80, new firmware available

Hi Ken,

Good to know that you could do that w/o much trouble.

I downloaded the update 1.10 for windows and unzipped it. I could not find any instruction to install it in the camera.

Appreciate if you could explain to me how to do that in my D80.

Thanking you in advance for your assistance.

Regards,
Dileep

kenwilkes wrote:

I installed it last night. There was a thread on it in this forum.
I didnt experience any problems.

Ken

gpzbeaner Junior Member • Posts: 26
Re: D80, new firmware available

What is it supposed to fix/improve?
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e268 Senior Member • Posts: 1,339
Here are the instructions
Dileep Kumar
Dileep Kumar Contributing Member • Posts: 697
Re: Here are the instructions

Thank you very much for the link.

Best,
Dileep

e268 wrote:

that I posted on the other post.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=26462514

berdies Senior Member • Posts: 1,226
Re: D80, new firmware available

Works just fine ! Thanks for the link. Only remember to put A first and only and then B second and only on the card. Perform the procedure for A and B one at a time.

TripleDES Regular Member • Posts: 359
Here are the release notes - nothing significant to me
  1. The product will be “Certified for Windows Vista".

  1. Support for the new USB Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) has been added. The PTP option in the setup menu's USB item will be modified to MTP/PTP. The icon will also be modified.

  1. The effects of noise reduction processing performed at shutter speeds of 1 - 8 s with shutter speed set to “bulb”, when On is selected for Long exp. NR in the shooting menu, have been improved.

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Thomas Comerford Veteran Member • Posts: 9,745
Re: Here are the release notes - nothing significant to me

TripleDES wrote:

  1. The product will be “Certified for Windows Vista".

  1. Support for the new USB Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) has been

added. The PTP option in the setup menu's USB item will be modified
to MTP/PTP. The icon will also be modified.

  1. The effects of noise reduction processing performed at shutter

speeds of 1 - 8 s with shutter speed set to “bulb”, when On is
selected for Long exp. NR in the shooting menu, have been improved.

Does that mean that LENR now kicks in if the exposure is longer than 1 second? Previously the threshold was 8 seconds (according to the manual). Can someome try it and see?

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Snapsh0t Senior Member • Posts: 1,225
Re: Here are the release notes - nothing significant to me

I agree, nothing that seems worth the upgrade. Unless someone knows of any hidden changes that do make it worthwhile, I'll wait for v1.20.

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jwylie Contributing Member • Posts: 764
Re: Here are the release notes - nothing significant to me

Snapsh0t wrote:

I agree, nothing that seems worth the upgrade. Unless someone knows
of any hidden changes that do make it worthwhile, I'll wait for v1.20.

Good luck with the wait. Unfortunately, I think the only reason this was released was because of Vista compatibility issues. They threw in the others as padding. I doubt there will be any more D80 firmwares, just a D80 replacement. I could be wrong, but hey, it makes sense to me.

Sandozer Contributing Member • Posts: 781
Re: Here are the release notes - nothing significant to me

I think it makes sense to do firmware updates as and when they are issued, Vista has been mentioned as being the main reason for the upgrade. There are other issues that have been addressed too. (RTFM). There may even be issues addressed that are not publicised, how can you tell?

It's FREE.. just do it...You know it makes sense....

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jwylie Contributing Member • Posts: 764
Re: Here are the release notes - nothing significant to me

Yes, absolutely do it. It does make sense. Firmware updates are for the good of all and there should be more of them. I just dont think there will be many/any more for the D80. Sorry.

GlennA Contributing Member • Posts: 633
If Nikon didn't think it made sense....

....I don't think they would do it.

Thanks for the heads-up on this, just downloaded and installed....no problems.

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eNo Forum Pro • Posts: 11,744
Re: Here are the release notes - nothing significant to me

Snapsh0t wrote:

I agree, nothing that seems worth the upgrade. Unless someone knows
of any hidden changes that do make it worthwhile, I'll wait for v1.20.

Thing is... to upgrade to v1.20, you will have to install v1.1 first. Might as well do it now.

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JayMitch Senior Member • Posts: 1,515
Re: Here are the release notes - nothing significant to me

If shooting RAW is there any benefit to the changes in noise reduction?

bertone61 OP Forum Member • Posts: 50
Re: Here are the release notes - nothing significant to me

JayMitch wrote:

If shooting RAW is there any benefit to the changes in noise reduction?

afaik: no!

Thomas Comerford Veteran Member • Posts: 9,745
Re: Here are the release notes - nothing significant to me

Long Exposure NR is actually applied directly to the raw data, so if they have improved that function then yes there is a benefit even when shooting raw.

bertone61 wrote:

JayMitch wrote:

If shooting RAW is there any benefit to the changes in noise reduction?

afaik: no!

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