What would you like to see in a D800 firmware upgrade?
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RRRoger
Registered: Apr 10, 2004
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Country: United States

Nikon does monitor these forums.
Perhaps we can hint at what we want here?
1. I would like open source firmware.
2. All buttons programmable with lots of options.
3. Improved AF-F for movies.
4. Improved Low Light/ High ISO focusing and metering.



ckcarr
Registered: Dec 02, 2006
Total Posts: 5761
Country: United States

In a fantasy world, a fix that makes live view crystal clear. Don't think that's as simple as a firmware fix however.

There's also a little wierdness I've noticed (kind of rare) where the camera seems to get lost saving an image to the cards. The green light comes on and just stays on for far longer than a normal save... Eventually it goes out. Not sure what that's all about.



Lee Saxon
Registered: Jun 07, 2012
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Live view.

Respecting aperture and simulating exposure are both great changes/additions.

Or rather they would be if they were optional. Give studio shooters the ability to switch these features off (separately).



RRRoger
Registered: Apr 10, 2004
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ckcarr wrote:
In a fantasy world, a fix that makes live view crystal clear. Don't think that's as simple as a firmware fix however. quote<<<


I think the problem is they increased the LCD size and not the resolution.
That will require new Hardware not Firmware.

That is why I use an external Camax H056 - 5.6'' (1280*800 Black Matrix Screen) HD LCD Field Monitor with Peaking Focus Assist, HDMI, Analog CVBS Interface for focusing while shooting my "Home Movies".



Kittyk
Registered: Apr 29, 2009
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AF bracketing



ckcarr
Registered: Dec 02, 2006
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Country: United States

Maybe I did not explain it well.

I use manual focus lenses a lot for landscapes. All the tilt-shifts. If I were to add another landscape lens it would probably be a Zeiss MF of some focal length. I like zooming in to then achieve critical focus, and also look at foreground versus background with the tilt-shifts. At the present time it is amazingly difficult to do. I can get close, but am never 100% sure. I can use viewfinder for focus with the tilt-shifts, looking for the green dot. But only up to a point when the shift and or tilt is applied. Then it stops working. My understanding was, and it may have been one of your threads RRRoger, is that even when using an external monitor, you still have the same "marching ants" type problem. A larger monitor does not make it better, only bigger?

Of course if I use an AF lens, with contrast detect focus - zoomed in, it works fantastic.



Jan Brittenson
Registered: Mar 13, 2002
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Country: United States

I'd like a manual exposure mode where I set exposure (EV) with one dial and shift between A/S with the other. In this mode the AEL button can be used to set exposure to the meter reading.

I'd like a DoF mode: let me designate more than one AF point that I want sharp.

Use the accelerometer in the camera to implement a vibration indicator on the top or rear display.

In-camera focus and exposure stacking without storing multiple raws etc like it does now; too frail.



Guari
Registered: May 16, 2012
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Edit: i thought this was a what do we want for nikon thread... Sorry lol



RRRoger
Registered: Apr 10, 2004
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Please include software items that could possibly be included in firmware.

This is not a hardware wish list.



coresare
Registered: Sep 30, 2008
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Changing the focus drive mode switch from AutoFocus - Manual to AF-S - AF-C! I use these two way more than the manual setting.



Alistair1
Registered: Jun 02, 2006
Total Posts: 373
Country: United Kingdom

Sort out LV, including the write times during LV.



Javier Munoz
Registered: Nov 10, 2007
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Kittyk wrote:
AF bracketing


^^ this



trenchmonkey
Registered: Oct 22, 2004
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Take VR engagement off the freakin' AF-ON button or at least make it a user changeable option.



Kittyk
Registered: Apr 29, 2009
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Javier Munoz wrote:
Kittyk wrote:
AF bracketing


^^ this


well we got AF micro adjust so we can compensate for poor QC of lenses and cameras, so this is next step, right?



woos
Registered: Apr 10, 2012
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Better live view. And able to tweak the AF/MF switch to change between continuous and single instead.



Javier Munoz
Registered: Nov 10, 2007
Total Posts: 536
Country: United States

Kittyk wrote:
Javier Munoz wrote:
Kittyk wrote:
AF bracketing


^^ this


well we got AF micro adjust so we can compensate for poor QC of lenses and cameras, so this is next step, right?


Focus stacking in one go....it really is a great idea and it shouldnt be that difficult.



cppguy
Registered: Jul 14, 2008
Total Posts: 212
Country: United States

Kittyk wrote:
AF bracketing


+1 Excellent idea. Especially if 3 quick shots could be taken with one shutter release.

The most annoying bug is the occasional hourglass, which completely freezes the LCD for 20 seconds. I have fast cards.

Focus peaking would be awesome during LiveView and video. And Nikon, bring back the user-serviceable parts, such as the tripod collar screw, vertical grip connector gasket, anything that you can lose.



vchowdhary
Registered: Jul 12, 2009
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Fixed live view and possibility of opening up the firmware to allow things like magic lantern



LifeWitness
Registered: Mar 04, 2012
Total Posts: 74
Country: United States

Better live view and the ability to microadjust focus at both ends of a zoom lens.

Mike



NotoriousPTG
Registered: Apr 24, 2007
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Country: United States

SRAW!!!



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