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New D200 Firmware

Paul Levin , Oct 21, 2006; 06:31 p.m.

I just purchased a new D200 this week. Love the camera, everything working, beautiful images. The firmware from the factory is A 2.00 B 1.00. I'm not sure why but for some reason this suprised me. I guess I thought they'd match. Any reason for concern?

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Jeffrey Kempster , Oct 21, 2006; 10:54 p.m.

It's my guess that you got a returned unit that someone upgraded the firmware on. It is easy to not follow the directions for upgrading the firmware. I really doubt this happened at nikon.

Joseph Smith , Oct 22, 2006; 10:04 p.m.

You can download B 2.0 yourself. However, I would wonder why both A and B did not show 2,0 is it were a new camera. I would definitely go back to my dealer and discuss. Joe smith

waiman yee , Oct 24, 2006; 01:32 a.m.

the firmware came out couple weeks ago, these camera are made probably a lot earlier. I also upgraded mine, and really easy to follow, One mistake I made was copied both binaries to the compact flash, it made the upgrade to B and not A, I fiddled with it a little, and decided to delete the B binary, then it upgraded both, What I should have done was copying binary A, upgrade, delete A, copy B, upgrade B.

Leigh Musicof , Oct 24, 2006; 09:25 p.m.

I bought a D200 last week and it came with the original firmware. I read the firmware upgrade was only to authenticate photographs and for wireless.

Has anyone discovered any "undocumented" fixes or changes the firmware will do?

I'm a Systems Administrator and I'm not afraid of performing the upgrade, but I am also not a huge fan of not fixing something unless it is broken.

Thank you.

Navy Moose

Scott Burns , Oct 25, 2006; 10:06 a.m.

I had read that the new firmware fixes AF problems with Sigma lenses. Having upgraded my firmware last week, that does seem to be the case. My Sigma 70-200 focusing issues appear to have been corrected.

Marek Stepien , Oct 28, 2006; 04:26 p.m.

I just bought Nikon D200 with 18-200, and it came with the factory software A 2.00 B 1.00 too. In the box it was a "Notice to users of the D200" telling that this version have additions to the D200 manual. The additions are: Wireless Transmitter and Image Authentication.

So you are lucky having the new Nikon firmware already installed on the camera. You may read about that firmware at: http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-post-reply-form

Marek Stepien , Oct 28, 2006; 04:30 p.m.

The description of the new D200 firmware is at: http://www.dpreview.com/news/0610/06100301nikonfirmware.asp

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