Today Nikon releases firmware updates for many recent DSLR including the D800 and D800E. The updated firmware addresses several bug fixes in addition to improving AF-C focus tracking and adds support for the new Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 VR lens.
The new firmware for the D800 and D800E is version A:1.01 / B:1.02. Following is a complete list of the issues addressed in this firmware update
- Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.
- Subject tracking performance in AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) autofocus mode with framing using the viewfinder has been improved.
- Gamut for Adobe RGB images displayed in the camera’s monitor has been changed. This enables more vivid display of images.
- With live view photography in [M] (Manual) exposure mode, exposure preview was always on. This issue has been resolved.
- In some very rare cases when certain memory cards were used, movie recording would stop, even when the time remaining display indicated remaining recording time. This issue has been resolved.
- With shooting at an image quality setting of TIFF (RGB) and an image size setting of Small, the right edge of images contained a purple line. This issue has been resolved.
- In some rare cases, images recorded in JPEG format could not be opened by some software applications. This issue has been resolved.
- In some very rare cases, colors would change with shooting when white balance was set to a specific color temperature, as with Preset manual or Choose color temp. This issue has been resolved.
You can check your current firmware version by pressing the Menu button and navigating to the Setup menu, then select Firmware Version. The process to install the firmware update is to download the new firmware program, run the program which creates a .bin file on your computer. Copy the .bin file to the root of a media card (SD or CF card) and insert it into your camera. Then navigate to the Firmware Version using the camera’s menu and select update firmware. Make sure you are using a fully charged battery before you begin the update.
Firmware updates available:
Firmware A: 1.01 / B:1.02
Firmware A: 1.01 / B:1.02
Notes about updating firmware on Nikon cameras: Firmware versions are notated part A and B. Updates may change one or both of these parts. It is not possible to go back to a previous firmware after an update has been installed (it requires Nikon Service). New firmware updates include all previous updates.
Only one more day to take advantage of Nikon lens rebates. The special promotion will end March 30, 2013 and is not expected to be offered again anytime soon. Unlike recent rebates, the current lens promotion does not require purchase of a camera.
Many retailers are backordered on popular lenses, but if you order now you can lock in the low price and your lens will be delivered as soon as stock is available.
Nikon is also offering a separate $200 instant rebate on the purchase of a D800 or D800E camera body. This offer is also expected to end March 30.
Nikon USA is currently offering instant of rebates up to $350 on 14 FX Nikkor and four DX Nikkor lenses. The discount is applied at the time of purchase. Unlike recent instant rebates, no camera purchase is required to get these deals.
These rebates are available at participating Nikon retailers, including Amazon and B&H Photo. Rebates in effect through March 30, 2013.
FX Zoom Lenses
24-70mm f/2.8G $200 off @ B&H, Amazon
70-200mm f/2.8G VR II $300 off @ B&H, Amazon
24-120mm f/4G VR $300 off @ B&H, Amazon
24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G VR $100 off @ B&H, Amazon
28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G VR $150 off @ B&H, Amazon
80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D $350 off @ B&H, Amazon
FX Prime Lenses
24mm f/1.4G $200 off @ B&H, Amazon
35mm f/1.4G $200 off @ B&H, Amazon
50mm f/1.4G $100 off @ B&H, Amazon
85mm f/1.4G $200 off @ B&H, Amazon
28mm f/1.8G $100 off @ B&H, Amazon
50mm f/1.8G $20 off @ B&H, Amazon
85mm f/1.8G $100 off @ B&H, Amazon
AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED $100 off @ B&H, Amazon
18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G VR $300 off @ B&H, Amazon
18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II at $250 off @ B&H, Amazon
16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G $100 off B&H, Amazon
DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G VR $100 off @ B&H, Amazon
See all the Nikon Lens Discounts at B&H Photo.
For a limited time you can get $200 off the Nikon D800 and D800E. Many retailers are offering this deal, only good through
December 15, 2012 Update: Offer Extended through March 30, 2013! Hurry to grab some extra savings on this amazing 36MP full-frame digital camera. This is the first official price drop on the D800 camera offered since it was introduced earlier this year.
Some retailers are also offering free bonus items and bonus cash back when purchasing the D800. Although Nikon enforces minimum prices, they can’t stop retailers from sweetening the deal with extra freebies! Nikon lens instant rebates are also available to save $100-200 on select lenses when purchased with the D800.
Nikon D800 at Amazon $2796.95 plus get a free backpack, 32GB memory card, and $200 in classes plus 2% rewards. And as always free shipping is incuded.
B&H Photo offers the D800 for $2796.95 with the Lowepro Rezo 170AW Camera Bag, a Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release, SanDisk Extreme 400X 32GB CompactFlash Memory Card, Pearstone Dual Battery Charger and extra Pearstone EN-EL15 Battery, plus Free 2-Day Air shipping and 2% rewards.
Adorama is offering the D800 with 32GB SD Memory Card, Camera Bag and 2% rewards and free shipping.
And you can save even more on a Refurbished Nikon D800 — Adorama is offering the D800 for only $2295! Includes a 90-day Nikon warranty, but you can sign up for Adorama VIP for only $7.95 and extend the warranty on all your Adorama purchases by 1 year. You can also purchase a 2-year or 3-year extended warranty.