How thrilled was I to land a D100 today! XTREMELY, having had a large amount of film gear stolen in France recently.
Not too thrilled though to find that my 3 year old PC running Win98 won't accept Nikon View 5, so can't tell how good the camera is!
My query is, if I use a seperate card reader to transfer images to PC, can I do so without this software. I don't really want to upgrade the OS as some older programmes won't run on 2000 or ME.
By the way the D100 feels great . . . . !
#1. "RE: D100, Nikon View5, Win98" | In response to Reply # 0Duck Basic MemberWed 03-Jul-02 05:56 PM
yes you can, get a PC Card Reader
info from the Kingston site:
Kingston's line of PC card readers are the ideal way to bridge the gap between your desktop PC and flash compatible devices. Just plug your reader into your PC's parallel port (printer port) or USB port (Universal Serial Bus) and you're ready to go! The small size of Kingston's ATA, CF and Smart Media™ Card Readers allow you to easily bring your digital images and data with you. Simply click-and-drag files across your desktop from your Kingston Flash Card Reader to the destination of your choice.
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#2. "RE: D100, Nikon View5, Win98" | In response to Reply # 0AlanC Basic MemberWed 03-Jul-02 06:07 PM
Sorry to hear about the theft of your film cameras but it's nice to hear you've got your D100.
If you go for the SanDisk ImageMate USB reader then you'll definitely be OK: they produce specific drivers for Win98.
But you may not need any drivers at all: I run Windows 2000 and my ImageMate runs as a standard USB mass storage device without the need for specific drivers. I'm afraid I can't remember whether Win98 has this capability - but if you went for the ImageMate you'd be able to get drivers if it didn't.
#3. "ImageMate drivers" | In response to Reply # 2RRowlett Charter MemberWed 03-Jul-02 10:36 PM
With WinXP or 2000, you just plug in the ImageMate and off it goes as a mass storage device. With Win 98/Me you need drivers which are on the included CD-ROM. I just installed an ImageMate dual reader (CF & SM) today and it's a no-brainer in WinXP. It isn't all that much more difficult in Win98/Me--just follow the directions.
It is not necessary to use the camera software to download photo images with a card reader or camera-to-computer cable. In fact, I've never looked at the Olympus Camedia software for my Oly 3040Z and may or may not install Nikon View 5 for the D100 when it comes.
#4. "RE: ImageMate drivers" | In response to Reply # 3bigfella Basic MemberThu 04-Jul-02 03:40 AM
Thanks for all your comments so far - I'll visit my local PC store today and grab a reader.
Then I can get this little beauty working properly! It's my first digital camera (I have been scanning using a Coolscan 3 up to now) and don't see it replacing film for wildlife/landscape/macro work for which I love my F5 (sadly stolen), but if it comes up to scratch I will probably get rid of F80 which I mainly use at socials etc. Fortunately I was insured - a lot of the lenses I have to say in retrospect I rarely used, esp teles, so may lighten the load on the bag with 1 tele like the 80-400.
It's funny really - the main items are easy to replace, but it's all the little odds and ends in the gadget bag that remind you of places/shots that are hard to replace . . . .