nikon d700

Posted on 2009-04-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have connected the Nikon D200 via USB to my computer - (g5 dual 2.5ghz osx10.5.6) and the Compact Flash card shows up on the desktop as a drive.

Though the computer sees the Nikon D700, the icon does not turn up on the desktop. I have upgraded the Nikon firmware to the latest version: 1.01.

How do I get the D700 Compact Flash card to show up as a drive on my desktop?
Question by:peebst
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    Accepted Solution

    Try using a card reader instead. Using a card reader is a better idea anyway as it does not run down the camera battery when downloading pictures.
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    Assisted Solution

    Some possible solutions here

    Can you transfer the photos into iphoto? Or is that not really a route you want to go down?

    Author Comment

    I've heard from Nikon that their new cameras use PTP to connect and so they will not show up as hard drives like the older cameras. I don't know why they did this but I'm sure they have their ($) reasons.  A card reader does work without any intervening software. I liked reading the card without removing it each time from the camera - which increases wear on the card.

    Assisted Solution

    You can access your photos directly through iPhoto or the software supplied with the camera. SD cards are pretty tough. You shouldn't worry about moving them between the camera and card reader.

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