Other shooting data export method for Nikon F6
Right now I have a Nikon F6 in my hands.
I extremely love the shooting data record function.
But the $185 data reader MV-1 is a little more expensive for me.
It might be possible that there is a cable to connect F6 to a computer and download the data, just like F90, F100 and F5. How about the software?
Or is there any other solutions?
Can anybody help me on this?
Thanks in advance.
Zhanmei, Nikonian in Shanghai
#1. "RE: Other shooting data export method for Nikon F6" | In response to Reply # 0Robland Nikonian since 23rd Sep 2007Tue 26-Aug-08 07:42 AM
From my research none of the cables or software is being produced. You would have to find on the used market. The cable and software allows for data transfer, and custom import from PC to camera which is why the cost is higher for the used products. I would assume used cables with software are going to be near or above the $180 price.
#2. "RE: Other shooting data export method for Nikon F6" | In response to Reply # 1pje Basic MemberTue 02-Sep-08 06:24 PM
Before the MV-1 came out I went the MC-34 route for my F5. Photo Secretary was required but there was a piece of 3rd party software that may still be available, (it is free now). I was written for Win 98 but I think it ran under Win XP also. The same guy sold a self-made cable as a replacement but not sure that is still available.
In any case it was a hassle and I was so happy the day the MV-1 became available. I've used the MV-1 on my F6, F5 and F-100. It is quick and simple.
As mentioned in the previous posting you may spend as much as the MV-1 cost and end up with a less than ideal solution.
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#3. "RE: Other shooting data export method for Nikon F6" | In response to Reply # 2Chan Tran Registered since 04th Dec 2003Sun 07-Sep-08 01:35 AM
For the F5 you can buy used MC-33 cable and F5 photo secretary software. The third party software is now free and some where on the web I saw instruction for building the cable. Now, I don't think those will work with the F6. I believe however, Nikon does have cable and software to do all those things and more (like retrieving shutter count, calibration of the meter etc..) but I don't think anyone outside of Nikon would have them. Your best bet (although the $185 is high) is to buy the MV-1. Nikon charged $240 for the MC-33 (or MC-34) cable and the software for the F5.