Serious bug with D3 with updated firmware

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Sasa Pahic Szabo Regular Member • Posts: 286
Serious bug with D3 with updated firmware

I've updated the firmware to my D3 yesterday , was really happy how they fixed Auto iso and the flash with matrix metering .

then today at semi final of the slovenian football cup this happended:

i tought it was caused by the new and improved auto iso . so i switched it off.

Only happends with a long burst .

the camera was in Nef loosless compressed + Jpeg Normal quality optimised
i used two different Lexar 300x Udma 4gb cards

ive already contacted my nps representantive and send him the raw files , so he can forward it to support . this is serious

the link to the original files if anyone is interested

http://www.2muchbeauty.com/d3bug/SPS_4524.jpg
http://www.2muchbeauty.com/d3bug/SPS_4750.jpg
http://www.2muchbeauty.com/d3bug/SPS_4851.jpg

Marianne Oelund Veteran Member • Posts: 6,580
Too early to conclude it's the firmware

Sasa Pahic Szabo wrote:

I've updated the firmware to my D3 yesterday , was really happy how
they fixed Auto iso and the flash with matrix metering .

then today at semi final of the slovenian football cup this happended:

i tought it was caused by the new and improved auto iso . so i
switched it off.

Only happens with a long burst .

How long is "long?"

the camera was in Nef loosless compressed + Jpeg Normal quality
optimised
i used two different Lexar 300x Udma 4gb cards

I'll see if I can reproduce the problem, but should note that until it's confirmed by another user, it is too early to declare this as a firmware problem. It could also be that your camera has developed an addressing fault to the buffer RAM, for example.

Sasa Pahic Szabo OP Regular Member • Posts: 286
Re: Too early to conclude it's the firmware

long burst , would be 10-13 frames , since you can only do 15 in Nef+jpg mode

i am aware that it could just be my camera , but this didnt happend before the firmware update yesterday ,i shot footbal the day before that , and i've done atleast 30 games since i got the d3 , ill try the other Sandisk udma card i have. i just posted this so the word got out if this might be a bigger problem than just my camera.

xrdbear Veteran Member • Posts: 3,901
Re: Too early to conclude it's the firmware

Purely for curiousity. Did you use the card you used to input the firmware files and if so, did you format it again after the final update?
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Sasa Pahic Szabo OP Regular Member • Posts: 286
Re: Too early to conclude it's the firmware

xrdbear wrote:

Purely for curiousity. Did you use the card you used to input the
firmware files and if so, did you format it again after the final
update?

nope . i performed the update on the sandisk udma card , which i formated afterwards , these were lexar udma

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Anil Bouri Contributing Member • Posts: 750
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took 18 shots continuous just now, the 14th looks like what the OP posted, the rest are fine.....lets see what happens....any suggestions what I should do to try to help?

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Sasa Pahic Szabo OP Regular Member • Posts: 286
Re: Just subscribing (nt)

Anil Bouri wrote:

took 18 shots continuous just now, the 14th looks like what the OP
posted, the rest are fine.....lets see what happens....any
suggestions what I should do to try to help?

akb

contact your nikon support or nps office , the more of us report this in the quicker it will be fixed

graemehunter New Member • Posts: 3
Re: Serious bug with D3 with updated firmware

same problem, updated firmware from nikon uk's site yesterday.
was shooting stills on a tv show today & after every burst the same effect.

really disappointed after initial brilliance of camera, ( was early adopter in december last year)
i'll forward images to nikon in the morning

Anil Bouri Contributing Member • Posts: 750
ems like a software/firmware problem...

seems like a firmware, software problem.....like 2 images have been overlapped int he writing process...called nikon, they wanted the RAW file. I am not too worries, should be fixable with firmware update, at least its not a hardware problem.....

akb

Julian Regular Member • Posts: 486
Re: ems like a software/firmware problem...

Just curious - the poster stated he was shooting with a Lexar UDMA card - what makes of cards are others seeing this issue with - to confirm if this is a Lexar and 1.01 issue or a wider problem...

graemehunter New Member • Posts: 3
Re: ems like a software/firmware problem...

i'm just delighted i'm not the only one. look forward to the next update !

Tomasz Wojczyk Regular Member • Posts: 266
Re: Serious bug with D3 with updated firmware

Did 3 max (13 exposures each) bursts of NEF uncompressed - no problem
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Sasa Pahic Szabo OP Regular Member • Posts: 286
Re: Serious bug with D3 with updated firmware

Tomasz Wojczyk wrote:

Did 3 max (13 exposures each) bursts of NEF uncompressed - no problem
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i had quite a lot of bursts during the game today and not all were wrong .

try setting the nef to lossless compression + JPG

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Grig Senior Member • Posts: 2,189
Re: Serious bug with D3 with updated firmware

Sasa Pahic Szabo wrote:

i had quite a lot of bursts during the game today and not all were
wrong .

try setting the nef to lossless compression + JPG

Tried on mine - several bursts - just fine... But, I use Extreme III... May be it's UDMA related?

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Tomasz Wojczyk Regular Member • Posts: 266
Re: Serious bug with D3 with updated firmware

did nef uncompressed+JPEG no problem using generic 16 gb cf; update from US site
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Sabenza Forum Member • Posts: 94
Re: Serious bug with D3 with updated firmware

New firmware. Just did 28 continuous NEF lossless compression (no JPEG), 14bit, CH set to 9 fps, max 130 release, cards set to overflow, 1st slot - Scandisk 8GB Ducati, 2nd slot Extreme IV 4GB, formatted both cards before test and therefore writing to 1st slot.

RESULT - 2nd photo exhibit this characteristics

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Yamil R. Sued Veteran Member • Posts: 4,527
Re: Serious bug with D3 with updated firmware

Nothing about Lexar would surprise me and I still not trust UDMA 100%

I moved to Extreme III last year and haven't looked back

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Grig wrote:

Tried on mine - several bursts - just fine... But, I use Extreme
III... May be it's UDMA related?

Jeweller Contributing Member • Posts: 915
Re: Serious bug with D3 with updated firmware

I hope they can isolate this problem and fix it soon.
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tsfotocom New Member • Posts: 10
Re: Serious bug with D3 with updated firmware

I've just done a test with 2 cards, ExtremeIII 4GB and Transcend 16GB 133x, all frames are good.

Same settings as the OP.

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