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Old Oct 1, 2004, 2:32 PM   #11
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There are new beta-firmware for Minolta Z2.

It has RAW support.

http://tester13.nm.ru/nikon/z2.zip
This appears to be hacked firmware guys. So, try it at your own risk. Keep in mind that it would probably void your warranty, and there is no guarantee that you could find a way to convert the RAW files into a usable format.

I would also make sure to have a copy of older firmware handy for restoring (provided your camera still functions after updating).


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Old Oct 2, 2004, 1:10 PM   #12
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This appears to be hacked firmware guys. So, try it at your own risk. Keep in mind that it would probably void your warranty, and there is no guarantee that you could find a way to convert the RAW files into a usable format.

I would also make sure to have a copy of older firmware handy for restoring (provided your camera still functions after updating).

OK. I have firmware v.1.02. Thnx Minolta.

I justinstalledthis"special"version. No troubles (first look).

Now Z2 has"Eco + RAW"instead of "Econ." if setting Image Quality in MENU. This is only change visible.

Every shotmakes pare of files - small .jpg for "preview" and approx. 5MB RAW file with jpg extension.

Now I'm looking for convertor. Author recommends own raw2nef convertor http://e2500.narod.ru/raw2nef.htm

Let's see.
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Old Oct 3, 2004, 10:35 AM   #13
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I hope they get around to adding raw to the Z3 soon.
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Old Oct 4, 2004, 11:04 AM   #14
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Hi,

I have a Z2 and i'm willing to try out this hacked firmware but my actual firmware is 1.03 and i can't find it anywhere (in case i want to go back). Does anybody knows where to find it or is there a way i can backup my firmware?

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Old Oct 4, 2004, 1:55 PM   #15
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Jelly:

The only version I see on any of the KM web sites is 1.02. Even though some cameras are now shipping with 1.03, it doesn't look like they've made it available for download.
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Old Oct 19, 2004, 3:33 AM   #16
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:?: Does anyone know what 1.02 vs 1.00 improvements are? As far as I can tell there is something about sound support in movie mode (which I could care less about). Is there any other advantage which would make it worth the time (and risk of boogering something up) to download this?
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Old Oct 21, 2004, 9:30 AM   #17
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I have this problem: After I instaled this firmware the finish file is:

for ecxample: PICT0001.JPG with 5MB and I converted it to PICT0001.NEF

but it has resolution: 160*120*24b tiff but in only ACDSEE 5.0

It is very small, isnt it? It is problem with .NEF and ACDSEE?

It is OK, or not?



Thanks

Peter




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Old Oct 22, 2004, 4:40 AM   #18
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I am sorry to ALL !



The problem was, that ACDSEE 5,0 dont work with .NEF .

This software only show thumbails 160*120.



Another software (Nicon Capture) show it in full resolution 2272*1704.



I am sorry to ALL!

Peter
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 10:48 AM   #19
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Just phoned with Konica-Minolta-Support today and the tech said, that the firmwares 1.03 and 1.02 are just the same.

The difference is that in the newer Cams (not for download!)it is called 1.03 and as downloadable firmware (not in Cams!) its is called 1.02.



So the 1.03 never will be published !
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Old Jan 27, 2005, 8:07 PM   #20
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Thanks for the info Santo

I just received my new Z2 this afternoon. Knowing about the 1.02-RAW version of firmware and that new cams had version 1.03, I've just wrote to Konica-Minolta asking some info.

But I found this post quite useful.

Thanks a lot
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