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D6 Firmware

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  • • This service supplies software that can be used to update the D6 camera “C” firmware to version 1.11. Before proceeding, select Firmware version in the camera SETUP MENU and check the camera firmware version. You will not need to download or install this update if the firmware listed above is already installed.
  • • This update includes all changes made in previous updates.
  • • Read the information below before proceeding.
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.10 to 1.11
  • • Fixed the following issues:
    • - In the case of zoom lenses for which no previous saved values existed, performing auto AF fine-tuning at one focal length (minimum or maximum) would result in the value for the remaining focal length failing to save correctly. This fix was accompanied by changes in the workflow.
    • - When radio-controlled AWL was used with two or more remote flash units, flash output for i-TTL flash control would not be adjusted to reflect the values chosen for:
      • ▹ flash compensation,
      • ▹ exposure compensation (Entire frame selected for Custom Setting e3 Exposure comp. for flash in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU),
      • ▹ the flash bracketing increment, or
      • ▹ the exposure/flash bracketing increment
Changes from Previous Versions
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.00 to 1.10
  • • Users can now choose the band (2.4 or 5 GHz) for the host SSID when connecting to wireless networks via a WT-6 wireless transmitter attached to the camera. The band is listed in Connection Wizard network-selection dialog and post-connection in the Wired LAN/WT display.
  • • Autofocus for viewfinder photography has been improved.
  • • Focus-point selection now works smoothly even if the user abruptly switches directions on the multi selector or sub-selector.
  • • Fixed the following issues:
    • - Autofocus sometimes produced unpredictable results when used with certain AF-S lenses with maximum apertures faster than f/2.8.
    • - Instead of flashing, the network indicator would remain lit when an Ethernet connection was established.
    • - The WT-6 wireless transmitter could not be used to join wireless networks with SSIDs containing a space, semicolon (“;”), ampersand (“&”), or backslash (“\”, or in the JIS character set, “¥”).
    • - The over- and under-exposure indicators in the viewfinder were reversed when +0- was selected for Custom Setting f9 (Reverse indicators) in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU.
    • - The exposure indicators were slow to refresh when shutter speed, aperture, or ISO sensitivity were adjusted using the main- or sub-command dial.
    • - If, when Focus point and AF-area mode was selected for Custom Setting a5 (Store points by orientation) in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU, the standby timer expired with the camera in portrait (tall) orientation and the camera was then rotated to landscape (wide) orientation before the standby timer was reactivated, the camera would not restore the AF-area mode previously selected for landscape orientation, but would instead switch to the AF-area mode selected when the camera was in portrait orientation.
    • - The following would not be immediately updated to reflect the true number of exposures remaining after pictures were deleted:
      • • the number of exposures remaining shown in the top control panel when the camera was off, and
      • • the frame-count display in the rear control panel when Frame count was selected for Custom Setting d12 (Rear control panel) in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU.
    • - The AF fine-tuning options item could be used to store only one set of fine-tuning values for AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lenses: users could store either values for use with the built-in teleconverter or values for use without, but not both.
Viewing the Camera Firmware Version
  1. Turn the camera on.
  2. Press the camera MENU button and select Firmware version in the SETUP MENU to display the camera firmware version.
  3. Check the camera firmware version.
  4. Turn the camera off.
Product Description
Name D6 “C” Firmware Version 1.11
Supported cameras D6
Supported camera firmware versions “C” firmware versions 1.00–1.10
File name F-D6-V111W.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
Note: A computer and card reader are required.
Copyright Nikon Corporation
Archive type Self-extracting
Reproduction Not permitted
Updating the Camera Firmware
  1. Create a folder on the computer hard disk and name it as desired.
  2. Download F-D6-V111W.exe to the folder created in Step 1.
  3. Run F-D6-V111W.exe to extract the following file to a folder named “D6Update”:
    • D6__0111.bin (the camera firmware)
  4. Using a card slot or card reader, copy “D6__0111.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 Slot 1 on the camera and turn the camera on.
  6. Select Network in the SETUP MENU and confirm that Disable is selected for Network connection.
  7. Select Firmware version in the SETUP MENU and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware update.
  8. Once the update is complete, turn the camera off and remove the memory card.
  9. 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:
DSLR_Firmup_Win_En.pdf (PDF) (0.21 MB)

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

Note: The license for the open-source software included in the camera’s NVM Express driver can be found under “BSD License (NVM Express Driver)”.

Product Description
Name D6 “C” Firmware Version 1.11
Supported cameras D6
Supported camera firmware versions “C” firmware versions 1.00–1.10
File name F-D6-V111M.dmg
System requirements
  • macOS Catalina version 10.15
  • macOS Mojave version 10.14
  • macOS High Sierra version 10.13
  • macOS Sierra version 10.12
Note: A computer and card reader are required.
Copyright Nikon Corporation
Archive type Self-extracting
Reproduction Not permitted
Updating the Camera Firmware
  1. Download F-D6-V111M.dmg.
  2. Double-click the F-D6-V111M.dmg icon to mount a disk image containing a folder named “D6Update”, which in turn contains the following file:
    • D6__0111.bin (the camera firmware)
  3. Using a card slot or card reader, copy “D6__0111.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 Slot 1 on the camera and turn the camera on.
  5. Select Network in the SETUP MENU and confirm that Disable is selected for Network connection.
  6. Select Firmware version in the SETUP MENU and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware update.
  7. Once the update is complete, turn the camera off and remove the memory card.
  8. 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:
DSLR_Firmup_Mac_En.pdf (PDF) (0.17 MB)

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

Note: The license for the open-source software included in the camera’s NVM Express driver can be found under “BSD License (NVM Express Driver)”.

End User License Agreement

  • Download

    F-D6-V111W.exe
    (Approx. 53.42 MB)

  • Download

    F-D6-V111M.dmg
    (Approx. 61.51 MB)

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