Nikon D300 Firmware Update

UPDATE: I went to shoot the Coldplay concert at the Energy Solutions Arena tonight in Salt Lake City, Utah and I didn’t have a lick of problems. In fact, it acted like a normal camera should. I loved having too the increased number of minimum shutter speeds in the ISO Sensitivity menu option. That helped a lot, because the previous firmware minimum was 1/250 and now there is a minimum of 1/4000. Nice.

During this last week, since getting the Nikon D300, I have been having some nasty little issues with the camera and how the photos have been turning out. The 70-200 VR f2.8 lens I own has been “freezing” up and I haven’t been able to take pictures because it won’t focus. I have also found that, even compared to my Nikon D70s, I have seen some unsatisfactory photos. There’s what I consider to be excessive bluring of the photos.

As I do a ton of computer work, usually, the first thing to check is what firmware is installed in your camera compare to the latest available firmware. Come to find out, there is a new firmeware for the D300. It looks promising. By reading some of the changes, it looks like these will be fixed. I have taken a few photos and it looks like it’s going to work.

My current firmware is:

  • Firmware A = 1.01
  • Firmware B = 1.0

The latest firware is: 1.10 – found here at the Nikon Tech Site

It’s very important to follow the exact instructions or your camera could be rendered useless. Here is the link, but I’m going to point you to the actual webpage so you can find the file and instructions. You can install using Windows or Mac operating systems. I used Windows. Because there are two firmwares in the camera, make sure you do each one individually. Just follow the instructions and you’ll be fine; DON’T skip a step, or skim through them. You also have to be registered to download, don’t worry, it’s painless for the benefit.

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