Nikon D4 DSLR firmware update improves autofocus!
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Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
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Nikon D4 firmware upgrade
New firmware improves focus accuracy when using the Nikon D4 DSLR and a teleconverter at f/8.

Modifications enabled with this upgrade of firmware, release date November, 27, 2012 (A:1.03 / B:1.02)

  • Focus accuracy when a lens and teleconverter with a combined maximum aperture of f/8 is used has been increased
Download the firmware update: Mac | Windows


sjms
Registered: Mar 21, 2003
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thank you



Steve Perry
Registered: Oct 10, 2006
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Sweet - Thanks!!!!



Mishu01
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
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Do you know any firmware able to transform my D600 in D4?



vtec44
Registered: Sep 03, 2011
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Mishu01 wrote:
Do you know any firmware able to transform my D600 in D4?


Yes but it will cost you about $4000 for the software.



Matt OHarver
Registered: Sep 18, 2006
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My D4 works so good I'm afraid of screwing it up with a firmware update! I remember making my Canon 1DMKIII go from awesome to aaahh crap in one swoop of a firmware update!



ShutteredMe
Registered: Mar 29, 2009
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So this only help if you are using the TC2x III?



MikeW
Registered: Dec 06, 2009
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updated



sjms
Registered: Mar 21, 2003
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Matt OHarver wrote:
My D4 works so good I'm afraid of screwing it up with a firmware update! I remember making my Canon 1DMKIII go from awesome to aaahh crap in one swoop of a firmware update!


I love fear.



sjms
Registered: Mar 21, 2003
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ShutteredMe wrote:
So this only help if you are using the TC2x III?


I have no doubt that there is more then what's on paper



Andre Labonte
Registered: Dec 21, 2005
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Cool, nice for D4 owners!



Steve Perry
Registered: Oct 10, 2006
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Country: United States

sjms wrote:
ShutteredMe wrote:
So this only help if you are using the TC2x III?


I have no doubt that there is more then what's on paper


Yup - weren't some people having an AF-C focus consistency problem? I'll bet there's a few special fixes in there that aren't in the documentation.



megancanada
Registered: Apr 28, 2008
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Country: Canada

Thanks and updated



Mark_L
Registered: Sep 28, 2010
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Steve Perry wrote:
sjms wrote:
ShutteredMe wrote:
So this only help if you are using the TC2x III?


I have no doubt that there is more then what's on paper


Yup - weren't some people having an AF-C focus consistency problem? I'll bet there's a few special fixes in there that aren't in the documentation.


Always how it seems to go with japanese electonics companies. Now hopefully the also add whatever fixes there are to the D800's af system...



Baywing
Registered: Oct 27, 2009
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Steve Perry wrote:
sjms wrote:
ShutteredMe wrote:
So this only help if you are using the TC2x III?


I have no doubt that there is more then what's on paper


Yup - weren't some people having an AF-C focus consistency problem? I'll bet there's a few special fixes in there that aren't in the documentation.


There usually are more fixes and tweaks than they admit to.



cohenfive
Registered: Sep 13, 2004
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i'd like to hear from anyone who has done the upload if there are other benefits, as well as if there are any downsides, before doing the upgrade. thx.



nugeny
Registered: Jan 22, 2004
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Country: United States

I will update it for sure. The other day my D4+400/2.8 vr+tc x2 III couldn't focus on the eagle because of lack of contrast : milky sky. I hope the update helps.



david debalko
Registered: Jun 05, 2006
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I just did the firmware update. I don't currently use a tc, I am wondering if I will notice any difference in the AF.



James R
Registered: Feb 25, 2006
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Country: United States

david debalko wrote:
I just did the firmware update. I don't currently use a tc, I am wondering if I will notice any difference in the AF.


Have people been complaining about the D4's AF? i haven't heard that many complaints about the D4. Don't have a TC 2.0 and why would I want to put Format in My List. Improving the AF would be a plus, but currently it seems excellent, better than the D3s.



stuuke
Registered: Feb 28, 2002
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Country: United States

Getty had so many issues with them that they only use them for remote cameras at sporting events right now.



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