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  1. #1
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    D5300 downgrade firmware??

    I just bought a new to me D5300 with the Nikon 18-200 VR I lens from facebook. I got a really good price for it. ($300)

    So, before I upgraded the d5300 to 1.02 (it was on 1.00), the nikon 18-200 lens seemed to be working (I only had to use MF 25% of the time). Now, its not functioning normally...I cant get AF to work all of the time (I have to manually focus 75% of the time) and it seemed to be ok before the upgrade.

    I tried calling Nikon Customer Support. But, they are only open m-f.
    Is there a safe way to downgrade the firmware back to 1.00??


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  2. #2
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    Re: D5300 downgrade firmware??

    Itís almost 99.9999% not the firmware upgrade.

    what exactly do you mean ďAF is not workingĒ ?

  3. #3
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    Re: D5300 downgrade firmware??

    auto focus will not lock on a subject. I have to use MF.

    Oh, and I bought them both for $300. Looking around Ebay, I'd say that was a good deal since most of the d5300 bodies are about $300-$400.

    The seller is willing to take them both back and give me a refund. But I really like the d5300.....should I keep it?
    Last edited by rosycreates; 09-20-2020 at 03:47 AM.

  4. #4
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    Re: D5300 downgrade firmware??

    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.
    We look forward to seeing more posts and samples of your work.

    I agree with Fred. I suspect either the camera or lens has an issue (which may account for the low price). With this camera/lens combination, even having to use MF 25% of the time raises a red flag. Do you have access to another lens and/or camera so you can test both items? If you are a photography student, you should be able to borrow one or both of these items.
    Brent: Poway, CA
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  5. #5
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    Re: D5300 downgrade firmware??

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbrent View Post
    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.
    We look forward to seeing more posts and samples of your work.

    I agree with Fred. I suspect either the camera or lens has an issue (which may account for the low price). With this camera/lens combination, even having to use MF 25% of the time raises a red flag. Do you have access to another lens and/or camera so you can test both items? If you are a photography student, you should be able to borrow one or both of these items.

    I did go to the camera store out here earlier today. A camera rep checked them out and said the lens is the issue.

    I have been playing with it throughout the day. The AF just wont lock on and there is a weird sound coming from the lens when trying to AF....

    I also contacted the seller. He is willing to take the return and issue a refund. But, he wants both returned.

    Sorry, I am not a student (I changed it). I am a newbie!

  6. #6
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    Re: D5300 downgrade firmware??

    well, now the AF is doing this weird hunting thing, with a clanky noise while its hunting...I do believe it is the lens!

    I also think I may go back to the photo store on Monday (closed on Sunday) and see if I can try out another lens to make sure the camera is functional, which I do believe it is.

    This is very frustrating and disappointing.

  7. #7
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    Re: D5300 downgrade firmware??

    I have a 5300 and had an issue with the auto focus after I had been taking many pictures! There was a few specs of dust on the exterior lens, and as soon as I cleaned it, no more issues! As far as the 5300, I really love it! I am far from an experienced photographer, it's my opinion. I just got a D610 a few days ago, so the 5300 will now be my backup. Knowing what I know now, I would keep them both, even if the lens is bad, as I bought mine for a good price and saw what they were going for as well! If I were in your shoes, without experiencing the camera like I have, I probably would return them, if it is a bad lens. You could sell the lens for parts, or display it on a body in your living room, lol. Possibly see if you can get another great deal on a 5300, I dunno. Something I thought of as well, I use spot focus/metering, and have had issues with that, not focusing. Try the other metering options, that may help.
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    Primary D610 Secondary D5300 Other Nikon Bodies D5100 D5000 D3000 D90 D100 D70 D60 Parts Bodies D80 D100
    AF-S 18-55; AF-S 55-200; AF NIKKOR 70-300; AF-P 70-300 Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
    Non Nikon Cameras worth a crap and worth mention: Samsung Galaxy S9+ Front 8MP f1.7 Rear 12MP f1.5 & f2.4
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  8. #8
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    Re: D5300 downgrade firmware??

    Ok, so I went to the photo shop. The VR is not working. As for AF, it is. It was on Back Focus so I couldnt use the shutter to lock focus. I didnt know that! The lens focuses fine.

    I'll be keeping the body and just buy another lens.

    Thanks all!
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  9. #9
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    Re: D5300 downgrade firmware??

    Quote Originally Posted by rosycreates View Post
    Ok, so I went to the photo shop. The VR is not working. As for AF, it is. It was on Back Focus so I couldnt use the shutter to lock focus. I didnt know that! The lens focuses fine.

    I'll be keeping the body and just buy another lens.

    Thanks all!
    That's awesome news! Thank you for keeping us informed! I always like hearing how things turn out!

    Rob
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    Primary D610 Secondary D5300 Other Nikon Bodies D5100 D5000 D3000 D90 D100 D70 D60 Parts Bodies D80 D100
    AF-S 18-55; AF-S 55-200; AF NIKKOR 70-300; AF-P 70-300 Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
    Non Nikon Cameras worth a crap and worth mention: Samsung Galaxy S9+ Front 8MP f1.7 Rear 12MP f1.5 & f2.4
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