Mac software question...

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  1. Sirashley

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    okay guys please go easy as I am a newb, but my question is. I am in the market for a new DSLR and I was curious, do all the manufacture's software that's included work with Mac? I am looking at Canon, Nikon, and Sony, and I was just wondering if the software included with the camera's is Mac compatible?
     
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    The software that comes with Nikon is NOT compatible with Mac OS 10.5 yet. It IS COMPATIBLE with 10.4 though. I have no idea about any other manufacturers though. And I'm sure Nikon is at work on making their software 10.5 compatible, so that should be relatively soon.
     
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    I have the Canon Professional software (packaged with the 1d MarkII) and the basic Canon RAW viewer (packaged with my G5). Both work fine.... keep in mind, I never directly attach the cameras to the Mac. I just copy the files off of the media card via a card reader.

    There might be drivers (and thus incompatibilities) involved when directly attaching the camera to the Mac.
     
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    I won't touch Windoze.

    I have Nikon.

    Life is good.
     
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    Must be using Tiger then? Not Leopard?
     
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    Cool guys, Thanks for the info, I'm running 10.4 and am looking at a D80 so that would work for me...
     
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    Sirashley, yes you will be ok.
    If not, go to Nikon online and download any necessary drivers.

    I have a mac with 10.4.11 too :)
     
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    I have a Mac running 10.5.2 and I installed the software that came with the Nikon D300. It installed without issues and runs fine, too.

    When I say software, I mean Capture NX.
     
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    Yep. What's the problem with Leopard?
     
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    Well, last time I tried to install the software that comes with the D300, it was a no-go.

    But, I just tried again tonight, and the stuff installed and is working. I'm having some slight troubles with Nikon Transfer being unresponsive though.
     
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    Trenton, when you say 'Nikon Transfer' what do you mean?

    I am having trouble with the software update. When I start Capture NX, I get a message that say that there is an update. When I click the button to get the update, it says downloading. The progress bar even makes it almost all the way to the end. However, a dialog box then pop ups saying: "Could not download the software update. Try again later." This happens all the time.

    Is this what you meant?
     

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