I did exactly what the instructions say. Nothing appears in nikon transfer to select to transfer. I"ve been using nikon for years, but never this camera with this computer. 2 GH intel core duo macbook, transfer via nikonview 2.6, D600. Always transfers at home via LR or nikon transfer. no desktop icons, nothing whatsoever here; brand new usb cord just for this. Thanks anyone, kinda anxious for solution.
Thu 27-Dec-12 02:35 PM | edited Fri 28-Dec-12 08:10 AM by ericbowles
Lets start from basic, so that we are on the same page.
- Computer has latest OS update - Connect cable from camera to computer - Turn camera on - Computer should see the camera in finder, click on hard drive icon, D600 should appear on the left with other connected devices - launch NX view, you should see the D600 as an import option
- You can also launch iphoto, it should see the D600 also
If iPhoto and finder sees the D600, then the problem is NXview
For future, buy a card reader, much faster then camera for transfer.
I guess my next step would be to troubleshoot the three items, cables, camera and computer with known good parts.
Since you never had the system ( camera, cable and computer ) working together before, I would have to fall back to a working system and replace each element of the new system to see which one fails. This would at least bring you to a known state to resolve your problem.
Thank you folks for advice. Fortunately i found a computer here with a built in card reader, no problem. I'm off site so my dozen camera supplied usb's are at home languishing in isolation. I think i'll be disappointed in the new cable for now. Steve Z www.stevezavodny.com
I was also having trouble with Nikon Transfer not recognizing that the D600 was attached to my Mac. I did some searching online, and got the impression that (for some reason) Transfer doesn't support the NEF files generated by the D600. I wasn't able to get Capture NX2 to work either, so I ended up doing the direct transfer from the SD card slot, which I'm not crazy about. I wasn't using the cable supplied by Nikon, but rather the same cable I used (successfully) with my D300.
I also had to update my version of Camera Raw so my Mac would recognize and display the D600 NEF thumbnails.
While I'm a Lightroom 4 user and could update to version 4.3 to support my D600 files, I was really disappointed to learn that Photoshop CS5 won't support the version of ACR that's required to edit/display D600 NEF files. I don't use Photoshop that often, but often enough that this is really disappointing. I realize I can save the files to another format and edit them in Photoshop that way, but these files are so huge that I don't want excessive copies floating around if it's not necessary.
I'm sure these items have probably been covered here somewhere else by people who are way more familiar with the intricacies of these technologies than I am, but I just thought I'd share my experience.