Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Nikon D40 and F-Spot

  1. #1
    elftone NNTP User

    Default Nikon D40 and F-Spot


    I'm having a problem with F-Spot not seeing my Nikon D40. I'm using 11.1
    64-bit, and KDE 4.1.

    When I plug in the camera (USB), the Device Notifier pops up and says
    the camera is connected, correctly identifying it as a D40. digiKam has
    no trouble recognising the camera and copying files from it to my
    system. However, when I fire up F-Spot (0.5.0.3), although the program
    starts normally, the Import Source dropdown shows "No camera detected".

    I would very much like to use F-Spot as this seems closest to Adobe
    Lightroom that I've used under Windows.

    Does anyone have any clue as to why this might not be working? I have
    searched, but have found no tips that solve the problem.

    Many thanks in advance.

    John


    --
    elftone
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    elftone's Profile: http://forums.opensuse.org/member.php?userid=19826
    View this thread: http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=406288


  2. #2
    JJMT NNTP User

    Default Re: Nikon D40 and F-Spot


    Well, I have a Canon 20d, and it will only communicate if I tell it to
    use PTP (the other option is "normal": likely a proprietary Canon
    protocol).

    Apparently the D40 also has two setting for USB - PTP and "mass
    storage". Mass storage mounts your camera up like a USB hard disk. Check
    your camera?


    --
    JJMT
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JJMT's Profile: http://forums.opensuse.org/member.php?userid=755
    View this thread: http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=406288


  3. #3
    elftone NNTP User

    Default Re: Nikon D40 and F-Spot


    Many thanks JJMT - I'll give this a try either tonight or tomorrow
    (depending on time).


    --
    elftone
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    elftone's Profile: http://forums.opensuse.org/member.php?userid=19826
    View this thread: http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=406288


  4. #4
    elftone NNTP User

    Default Re: Nikon D40 and F-Spot


    It turns out - not that I ever fiddled with it - that the camera was
    already set to mass storage. I set it to PTP, and F-Spot picked it up
    straight away.

    Many thanks again!

    John


    --
    elftone
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    elftone's Profile: http://forums.opensuse.org/member.php?userid=19826
    View this thread: http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=406288


  5. #5
    wshawn NNTP User

    Default Re: Nikon D40 and F-Spot


    It has been recommended by many people at the Canon SLR forums that it
    is much better on the camera to remove the memory card and directly
    connect it to a card reader and not use the camera to transfer as to
    reduce wear on the camera.

    In other words let the camera focus (pun intended) on writing all of
    your pics at full speed and let the memory card be the transfer device.


    --
    wshawn
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    wshawn's Profile: http://forums.opensuse.org/member.php?userid=14014
    View this thread: http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=406288


  6. #6
    elftone NNTP User

    Default Re: Nikon D40 and F-Spot


    Interesting point wshawn - I'll bear that in mind, as it may well be
    right .


    --
    elftone
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    elftone's Profile: http://forums.opensuse.org/member.php?userid=19826
    View this thread: http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=406288


  7. #7
    ken yap NNTP User

    Default Re: Nikon D40 and F-Spot


    I would think that inserting and removing the memory card would cause
    more mechanical wear on the contacts, the door, the spring, etc. of the
    memory slot, than the electronic "wear" of uploading pictures from the
    camera. Are they suggesting that electrons get old and tired going
    through the wire too many times?


    --
    ken_yap
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ken_yap's Profile: http://forums.opensuse.org/member.php?userid=221
    View this thread: http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=406288


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •