Friday, January 23, 2009

Nikon D700 firmware update!

Nikon has announced a new firmware update for the D700. This minor update fixes a few minor problems that were found.

  • When Custom Setting a4 Focus tracking with lock-on was set to Off in Continuous-servo AF, the lens drive moved gradually without achieving focus. This issue has been resolved.
  • When the Speedlight SB-800 was mounted on the camera with flash mode set to Distance-priority manual (GN) mode, and then the exposure meters were reactivated or the camera was turned on, the distance information displayed on the SB-800 changed. This issue has been resolved.
  • When the Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 was mounted on the camera and an EN-EL3e battery inserted in the camera but no batteries inserted in the MB-D10, and SB-900 flash mode set to TTL auto flash mode, the flash mode changed to A mode when the exposure meters turned off or were reactivated, or the camera was turned off or on. This issue has been resolved. (This issue has also been resolved with SB-900 firmware Ver. 5.02.)
  • An issue that, in extremely rare cases, resulted in noticeable black dots in images captured with Long exp. NR in the shooting menu set to On has been resolved.
  • Manamah, displayed in the Time zone options for the World time item in the setup menu, has been changed to Manama.
You can find the updates here:



This is my new puppy Maddie, taken with the Nikon D700 and the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8.


Alessandro Feliziani said...

nice photo!

Connell Miller said...

After having owned Leicas, Rolleis, Mamiya 645s, Hasselblads, and a few others over a fifty year span of photography, I have now converted to the digital age with a Nikon D700, 17-35mm f/2.8, 80-200mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.8, MB-D10, and SB-900. Your new book on the D700 - purchased at Barnes & Noble - is taking the mystery out of such a wonderful, but complex, piece of picture-taking machinery. The factory manual isn't bad, but your book makes it much easier to get around on this camera. It's very concise, clear, and, well...thanks for writing it!

J. Dennis Thomas said...


Thanks for the good words! It sounds like you got a great set-up there. I'm sure you'll enjoy the camera.

Keep an eye out for my next book, the Nikon Creative Lighting System Digital Field Guide. It will be a new version which covers the SB-900 as well as the other Speedlights.