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    D610 firmware upgrade blues

    Earlier today, I decided to upgrade the firmware on my D610, from I think 1.01, something like that, to 1.04. Everything goes smoothly, so I try my fav lens, Sigma 50-500mm 4-6.3 APO DG HSM EX. It is not auto focusing now, last night and earlier, it worked fine. I think that I was experimenting with something I read, back button focus (bbf), and I think I may have left it on that, which I think was the dial for manual focus/auto focus. I did the two green button reset, which I think should have deleted the bbf info, but I am not sure. I keep it on aperture priority for the most part, and also tried auto, neither worked. I am pretty sure this lens is one that does not work on the 3000 or 5000 series, but should work on the D610. I tried the lens on a D90 and D100, and it was okay. I also tried an AF-S 18-55 kit lens and it worked on the camera. I took the lens to a local reputable camera store a few days ago for a firmware upgrade and they said that as far as they could tell, it wasn't upgrade able, and I know it is an older lens. If it is the firmware, does anyone have older versions that I could get? I would really appreciate it, or if there is operator error, let's get it corrected! Thank you!

    Rob


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    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
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    Re: D610 firmware upgrade blues

    Quote Originally Posted by BeegRhob View Post
    Earlier today, I decided to upgrade the firmware on my D610, from I think 1.01, something like that, to 1.04. Everything goes smoothly, so I try my fav lens, Sigma 50-500mm 4-6.3 APO DG HSM EX. It is not auto focusing now, last night and earlier, it worked fine. I think that I was experimenting with something I read, back button focus (bbf), and I think I may have left it on that, which I think was the dial for manual focus/auto focus. I did the two green button reset, which I think should have deleted the bbf info, but I am not sure. I keep it on aperture priority for the most part, and also tried auto, neither worked. I am pretty sure this lens is one that does not work on the 3000 or 5000 series, but should work on the D610. I tried the lens on a D90 and D100, and it was okay. I also tried an AF-S 18-55 kit lens and it worked on the camera. I took the lens to a local reputable camera store a few days ago for a firmware upgrade and they said that as far as they could tell, it wasn't upgrade able, and I know it is an older lens. If it is the firmware, does anyone have older versions that I could get? I would really appreciate it, or if there is operator error, let's get it corrected! Thank you!

    Rob
    Older Sigma lenses that aren't designed to be used with a dock need to be sent back to Sigma for firmware updates. I haven't sent anything myself, but if memory serves me correctly, you might just have to pay the shipping costs.

    I *think* it's been posted here on how to revert back to previous firmware on a body, but I don't know how to do it.

    A two button reset only reverts the shooting menu. Any specifics for changing buttons might need to be done manually. Good luck! You should be able to get the issue corrected somehow.
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    Post Re: D610 firmware upgrade blues

    I had exactly the same problem with my 50-500 when I updated the firmware on my D7100. I was lucky though, as I still had the previous version saved on my computer. If you have not you could try looking thru' the firmware updates via Nikon Messaging to find an earlier version (for me v1.03 worked).

    I found that the two firmware files were EXACTLY the same size so concluded that if I just re-installed the older version as if it were an upgrade it would revert and it did. The update process does look a little odd going from a higher number to a lower but...

    This may not be the accepted way of downgrading firmware but it worked for me, on my camera, but cannot say whether it is foolproof and will work with all cameras (I do not want to be held responsible for "bricking" anyone's pride and joy).

    I hope that this helps.
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    Re: D610 firmware upgrade blues

    Quote Originally Posted by Spottydumplings View Post
    I had exactly the same problem with my 50-500 when I updated the firmware on my D7100. I was lucky though, as I still had the previous version saved on my computer. If you have not you could try looking thru' the firmware updates via Nikon Messaging to find an earlier version (for me v1.03 worked).
    What do you mean by "Nikon messaging"? Nikon emails? I just bought the 610 a month or so ago, so I don't have any older versions of the firmware.

    Where are the firmware archives, does anyone know? I duckduckgoed it and I am not sure if they options are legit and won't give me crappy versions or viruses or whatever. Who do people use to revert back? Why doesn't Nikon just keep all versions on the same page?

    Rob
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    Re: D610 firmware upgrade blues

    @BeegRhob
    Sorry to hear about your situation. I have always been told whenever doing an update, always copy a backup of the original incase you need it. It's my understanding Nikon doesn't like 3rd party lenses on their cameras, so with periodic camera updates, they can purge the 3rd party offerings with firmware "upgrades", (tougher to do now that Tamron and Sigma have docks compatible with their newer lenses). I don't think you will find previous firmware versions from Nikon exactly for this reason, but maybe your camera store has a previous D610 firmware file. I would start with an email to Sigma stating the lens you have and the firmware you updated to. Nikon will not help you with this one.
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    Re: D610 firmware upgrade blues

    D610 firmware upgrade blues
    If you download and install either of the free Nikon applications, ViewNX-i and/or CaptureNX-D, Message Center will be installed as well. It's where you will find out about updated versions etc.. I have had a look for an earlier version for your camera and there does not appear to be one showing. However, someone on here may well have one saved that they could email to you.
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    Re: D610 firmware upgrade blues

    Does anyone have old versions of the firmware?

    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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    Re: D610 firmware upgrade blues

    https://www.userdrivers.com/Digital-...1-01/download/

    I disavow any knowledge in helping you do this...
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    Re: D610 firmware upgrade blues

    Oh Oh Fred! The Nikon Police will be out after you!
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    Re: D610 firmware upgrade blues

    Quote Originally Posted by FredKingston View Post
    https://www.userdrivers.com/Digital-...1-01/download/

    I disavow any knowledge in helping you do this...
    Thank you very much Fred! I really appreciate it! Good places to d/l "things" like this are awesome!

    Rob
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    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
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