Why doesn't the icon of a usb device show up on my powerbook(pre-intel) desktop when 700 plugged in and turned on? Am able to get files through Picture Project and then CS3(with Raw 4.5), but not happy with workflow. Typical PC and moving dashed line don't show up on top LCD when plugged in. Camera data only shows up. I tried post processing group, but thought this might get more looks. Thanks......Never give up!
>Why doesn't the icon of a usb device show up on my >powerbook(pre-intel) desktop when 700 plugged in and turned >on? Am able to get files through Picture Project and then >CS3(with Raw 4.5), but not happy with workflow. Typical PC >and moving dashed line don't show up on top LCD when plugged >in. Camera data only shows up. I tried post processing >group, but thought this might get more looks. >Thanks......Never give up!
I'm not a MAC weenie, but the unexpected behaviour may well be due to the omission of USB "mass storage mode" from the D700. Only Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) mode is supported. In other words, the D700 will not look like a USB-connected "disk drive" to the host system.
Still having issues.....Went back to my 200 and in the set up menu there is a setting for USB- mass storage. Can't find in the set up menu for the 700? Any thoughts? Big thanks to this invaluable forum! Greg
Just re-read Bob's post.....Is there another way to get the same results?
Wed 03-Sep-08 10:14 PM | edited Thu 04-Sep-08 09:01 AM by CJOttawa
I'm running into this as well. I hope Nikon is aware of and working on the issue; this is NOT trivial. I wouldn't mind the lack of the PTP/USB menu option as long as I could still access the camera as a mass-storage device under Windows XP.
I wonder why this seems to be an under-reported and under-discussed issue.
Some people report being able to access their D700's as a mass-storage device; it would be nice to have some guidance on how to make this happen.
Not sure if this is appropriate to this forum. Unfamiliar with "mass storage mode". Not much of a "techy", just love shooting. Forgive me if I need to post this elsewhere, as I am newbie and I am really stumped:
Just tried to download my 300+ pics from my first D700 shoot. (Mac/CS3/Lightroom). Keep getting the "damaged files" warning. So I reluctantly downloaded Nikon viewer and transfer and now have images on my HD, but still no success getting them into Lightroom for editing. Any others out there in the same boat?
I have had no problems with my previous camera, a D80. Lightroom did all the heavy lifting. No need for a Nikon transfer program. Downloading into Lightroom went smooth as silk, but no longer. Any others in this forum in the same boat? Will be talking to Nikon and Lightroom tomorrow. SIGH. Will share what I find out, if appropriate. Thanks to anyone who can shed light on the topic. Most unsettling. kaybee98