Shot my first batch of images and came to take them off the camera. Plugged the USB cable in at both ends and...nothing. The computer (Mac) doesn't seem able to read the card as a disk.
I've always directly transferred images to a pre-selected folder without going through any extra software. Is this no longer possible? All my previous Nikons (D100, D2X, D3) have changed display on the top window as soon as a usb cable is plugged in, and the cards have appeared in the finder window. The D4 display doesn't change and nothing appears on the desktop. It's not visible.
Am I missing something in the manual? Is there a setting I've overlooked? I don't want to have to carry around yet another piece of kit in the form of a card reader.
I recall reading a few years ago that the latest Nikon DSLR no longer supported mass storage mode. I have always used a card reader to copy images from my D700, and that may be why. (Nikon Transfer is too annoying and slow for me -- I use a shell command to copy from a card.)
Yup - the card reader showed all the images. I'm wondering if it might be because it's an XQD that has the images on - but it should at least show the CF that's in the second slot even if it doesn't have any images on it. I wondered when I unpacked the camera why they were being so generous as to supply a card reader...
Im going to go out on a stretch and say that the camera no longer appears to be just a simple storage device to show up in finder. You are able to import images directly from the camera using programs designed to do such a task correct? I haven't tried on my D4, but I know my Fuji X100 does not show up as a simple storage device. It would be a nice feature when you have to upload firmware updates to the card.
Same with my X100. But given the extraordinary array of choices there are for getting info out of the camera, you'd think a simple drag and drop connection would be possible. Perhaps ethernet is the answer...
Thu 03-May-12 11:52 AM | edited Thu 03-May-12 11:58 AM by KnightPhoto
I'm pretty sure no Nikon camera since the D700 has had this feature.
Edit: to clarify you don't HAVE TO use a card reader, but you would have to use software such as Photo Mechanic or Nikon Transfer to effect the transfer. I prefer the former to rename photos into date time upon ingest. That way I can ingest from several cameras into the same folder and they are automatically ordered in time shot sequence. All decent ingest program's can also automatically route backup copies for you.
Hi Are you still having your connection problem? One thing that might be worthwhile is to ensure that your transfer software is the latest version. In my simple minded thinking I wondered when I saw your posting if you were using an older version of Nikon Transfer that did not recognize the D4. I have been amazed at how many software updates I have been forced to make after receiving my D4 two weeks ago. I hope this thought helps you out.