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Old Aug 13, 2002, 1:12 PM   #1
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Firmware and Dimage Viewer Upgrade
> Software upgrade now available from Minolta. I purchased the Dimage7 last
> September and feel the $79.95 price tag for this upgrade is out of line,
> the firmware should be offered to current owners at as a free upgrade or
> for a modest cost of say 20 dollars. I feel the Minolta is taking advantage
> of their customers to correct what I consider to be problems with the
> installed version of the firmware. I am not against Minolta recovering
> their investment for software development but support of the current
> registered customers should be taken into consideration.
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Old Aug 13, 2002, 1:34 PM   #2
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Well

Did you cry to Microsoft when they upgrade to window XP?
or Photoshop when they added extra features to 7.0?

BTW Minolta did provide free downloads for fixing bugs, just like Adobe and Microsoft did! This upgrade is like getting a new camera for a pittance... Win95 still have lot of problem I should be able to get XP for $20 as well !!!

Actually I will gladly pay $79.95 for both XP, and Photoshop 7.0 upgrades...

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Old Aug 16, 2002, 3:57 PM   #3
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The upgrade isn't a bug fix or anything like it. The D7 as sold did exactly what it said on the box. The upgrade is just that - an upgrade to make it into something better. I had it done at Minolta UK offices yesterday and it was worth the drive there, believe me. What was a very good camera is just exceptional now. Stop bitching, spend the money and be prepared to be amazed at what you get for your bucks.
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Old Aug 16, 2002, 4:29 PM   #4
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i'll third that motion. it was not a fix. it gave the camera additional feature that had not existed before. you had the option of not upgrading. it was a decision you made.
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I just installed the upgrade in mine and I'm very pleased. I've got most of the functionality of the D7i for $50. Autofocus is dramatically improved and the new features are slick.
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I'll gladly pay $100 for that real-time histogram alone, so it's a big discount for me... and beside I've also got the viewfinder grid and scale throw in on top for free !!!
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It's a great action ( I mean "un beau geste")from Minolta to do that (even if I switched to D7i ), D7 owner don't feel betrayed ; D7 and D7i have been my very first Minolta's . I would pay let say 50 box to Nikon just to improve a bit the terrible shutter lag on my CP950. Just feel bad a bit for those D5 owner...
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