>2. never, ever, use card readers, since for a number of >reasons, they can easily corrupt your inserted CF or SD cards >and the files contained thereon.
Like Howard, I disagree. I've always used a card reader (CF and SD) since I started in digital nearly 10 years ago, and have not suffered even one corruption due to their use.
>3. keep your expensive SD cards and CF cards in your camera >bodies and do the file transfers straight from camera to the >computer. this is where the current mac OSX mountain lion is >vastly superior to windows. mac OSX can import RAW files from >all current nikon bodies straight from camera to hard drive. >the mac OSX recognizes RAW files and saves and retains all >metadata.
I use Windows Explorer to copy NEF and JPEG files from the card using a reader. This also preserves all metadata.
>4. I know aperture 3.4.5 is not popular among many pros, and >certainly even less popular among nikonians. but the new apple >display technologies make post-processing so much easier on my >old eyes.