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NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S Firmware

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  • • This service supplies software that can be used to update the firmware for NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S lenses to version 1.01. You will not need to download or install this update if the firmware listed above is already installed.
  • • This firmware update is performed with a NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens attached to a camera. See “Compatible Cameras” for a list of compatible cameras.
  • • Performing this update requires an XQD card reader.
  • • Read the information below before proceeding.
  • • We received complaints that firmware updates could not be performed using some XQD cards, and have resolved the issue.
Compatible Cameras

The following cameras can be used to update the firmware for NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S lenses:

  • • Z-series cameras, such as the Z 7

Note: Other cameras cannot be used.

Note: Updates can be performed for you by a Nikon-authorized service representative.

Changes from Firmware Version 1.00 to 1.01
  • • Exposure for photographs taken with Continuous H (extended) selected for Release mode is now more consistent (Z 7/Z 6 camera firmware “C” version 2.00 or later).
Viewing the Lens Firmware Version
  1. Attach a NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens to the camera and turn the camera on.
  2. Press the camera MENU button and select SETUP MENU > Firmware version to display the camera and lens firmware versions.
  3. Check the firmware version.
  4. Turn the camera off.
Product Description
Name NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S Firmware Version 1.01
Supported lenses NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S
Supported lens firmware versions Firmware version 1.00
File name F-MLZ50F1.8S-V0101W.exe
System requirements
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Note: XQD card reader required.
Copyright Nikon Corporation
Archive type Self-extracting
Reproduction Not permitted
Updating the Lens Firmware
  1. Create a folder on the computer hard disk and name it as desired.
  2. Download F-MLZ50F1.8S-V0101W.exe to the folder created in Step 1.
  3. Run F-MLZ50F1.8S-V0101W.exe to extract the following file to a folder named “Z50F1.8SUpdate”:
    • MLZ50F18S0101.bin (the lens firmware)
  4. Using an XQD card reader, copy “MLZ50F18S0101.bin” to a memory card that has been formatted in the camera.
    Note: Be sure to copy the firmware to the root (top-most) directory of the memory card. The camera will not recognize the new firmware if it is placed in a folder under the root directory.
  5. Insert the memory card into the camera and turn the camera on.
  6. Select SETUP MENU > Firmware version and follow the on-screen instructions to perform the firmware update.
  7. When a message is displayed stating that the update is complete, turn the camera off and remove the memory card.
  8. Turn the camera on and confirm that the firmware has been updated to the new version.

Note: For more detailed instructions or information on the equipment needed to complete the update, download the following pdf file:
Z-series_FirmUp_Win_En.pdf (PDF) (0.30 MB)

Note: Updates can be performed for you by a Nikon-authorized service representative.

Product Description
Name NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S Firmware Version 1.01
Supported lenses NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S
Supported lens firmware versions Firmware version 1.00
File name F-MLZ50F1.8S-V0101M.dmg
System requirements
  • macOS Mojave version 10.14
  • macOS High Sierra version 10.13
  • macOS Sierra version 10.12
  • OS X 10.11.6
  • OS X 10.10.5
  • OS X 10.9.5
  • OS X 10.8.5
  • OS X 10.7.5
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8
Note: XQD card reader required.
Copyright Nikon Corporation
Archive type Self-extracting
Reproduction Not permitted
Updating the Lens Firmware
  1. Download F-MLZ50F1.8S-V0101M.dmg.
  2. Double-click the F-MLZ50F1.8S-V0101M.dmg icon to mount a disk image containing a folder named “Z50F1.8SUpdate”, which in turn contains the following file:
    • MLZ50F18S0101.bin (the lens firmware)
  3. Using an XQD card reader, copy “MLZ50F18S0101.bin” to a memory card that has been formatted in the camera.
    Note: Be sure to copy the firmware to the root (top-most) directory of the memory card. The camera will not recognize the new firmware if it is placed in a folder under the root directory.
  4. Insert the memory card into the camera and turn the camera on.
  5. Select SETUP MENU > Firmware version and follow the on-screen instructions to perform the firmware update.
  6. When a message is displayed stating that the update is complete, turn the camera off and remove the memory card.
  7. Turn the camera on and confirm that the firmware has been updated to the new version.

Note: For more detailed instructions or information on the equipment needed to complete the update, download the following pdf file:
Z-series_FirmUp_Mac_En.pdf (PDF) (0.25 MB)

Note: Updates can be performed for you by a Nikon-authorized service representative.

End User License Agreement

  • Download

    F-MLZ50F1.8S-V0101M.dmg
    (Approx. 214.12 KB)

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    F-MLZ50F1.8S-V0101W.exe
    (Approx. 262.48 KB)

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