Canon .CR2 RAW
Nikon .NEF RAW
So you have a Canon (CR2) but want to help a friend edit or Post Process their images but can’t open or view them because they are Nikon (NEF)?
When you install your DSLR software, the codec for your brand of camera is embedded into and used by the O/S so you can view thumbnails, open and edit with your manufacturers included software, however it can’t read a RAW file from another manufacturer if that codec is not installed.
You might have bought the camera 2nd hand and the packaging/software is amiss and downloading the original software is either daunting or it simply isn’t available.
Here’s a solution:
You can download the RAW Codec Pack from a number of online resources. Solutions are to get the codecs from your camera maker, O/S House or from a 3rd party, if you have failed at finding/downloading the software from the manufacturer. Please visit each site regularly as they are updated as new camera models are released. You could also join your local camera club, as there will be a diverse collection of cameras and someone might well be willing to copy his/her install CD for you. Once installed, most s/w self-updates to the latest version.
I’ve done some of the leg work for you; download them here > Codec links: (more…)
I’ve had the good fortune to travel around Africa on my photo tours/workshops and see many camps, lodges, parks, hotels, conference centres and the like. There are only a handful that are memorable and make you want to return time and again. Not just the scenery, wildlife, facilities and peacefulness but what really makes the difference is the people. Seokama is one of those rare places where you can relax with family and friends and truly feel at home.
At the beginning of, and throughout the summer I visit Dave, Monika, Peter, Ryan, John and Tepa. The Waterberg is one of my favourite bush-veld getaways. Whilst there are dozens of lodge choices in the area, I occasionally need some escape from the pressure of only chasing the Big 5 for clients and not focussing on the other wild and birdlife, scenery that Africa has to offer.
Seokama Private Lodge is this escape.
Lodge Building. Seokama Private Lodge.
Within walking distance from the lodge, 4 luxury canvas tents sleeping 8 on very comfy beds, each one with a covered verandah and an en-suite bathroom where the shower overlooks the bush at the back (just your head is visible!). A well appointed lodge with kitchen, lounge, bar and pool deck with views of the bush-veld savannah tucked amongst some beautiful mountains and landscape, a boma with Bush-Baby’s calling at night, has all one really needs to wind down. There is also a conference centre for hire, with facilities. Seokama has an abundance of bird life, especially around the summer rainfalls, as well as a good variety of game..
Image from Photo-help.com
Have you ever wanted to know exactly how many times your shutter has fired? Invariably your images receive a filename partially based on a 4 digit number starting at 0001 and rolling over at 9999. How many times has it rolled over at 9999? Whilst I can’t speak for Canon users, on my Nikon’s I can go back to my external HDD (Hard Disk Drives) and laboriously search for DSC_9999.nef (.jpg) and work out there are say 12 of those thus the camera in question has fired at least 12,000 images. Time consuming and hardly accurate if you have deleted a few 9999 shots, or if you have backed up to DVD and deleted sets.
If you are familiar with EXIF tagging, at least on my Nikon’s, the total overall shutter count is recorded within each image. So how do you check that camera’s mileage?
Found this recently: The Manfrotto interactive camera support system configurator. A silent salesman (the best kind) online 24 x 7 x 365 Go take it for a test drive! I’m happy to say a new 190XPROB and 804RC2 (I prefer a 3 way photo head) will be here in a few days time.
The Manfrotto Configurator (Camera Tripod and Head advisor) – A remarkably well designed webtool. Click (continue reading…) to see more and be taken to the weblink
interactive: maximum attention has been given to the user interface. Easy to use & very intuitive, it will be able to guide you through our catalogue according to your needs, & at the same time to teach you a bit more about the world of Manfrotto photo camera support systems.
camera: The tool has been specifically designed for photo camera users of any kind & level of competence.
support system: This is not just a tripod chooser, but a “support system” configurator. It allows you to build your own combination of head & tripod according to your needs.
configurator: Not just a chooser, but a way to browse the products in a smart way, with lots of contents & useful tips… even more importantly a way to make your own personalized system.
D60 body only, lens optional
Need a second body? Or always wanted to own a Nikon? Now is your chance! Creative features, extensive dust reduction, 3 fps, 2.5″ LCD and incredible picture quality in a compact body.
16p Brochure (2.00MB)
D60 digital tutorial
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Demo model, boxed, BODY ONLY, NO LENS, inc. 2 Gb SD Card, great condition. Private Sale.
ZAR 3990-00 Nikon D60 10.2MP DLSR inc. 2Gb SD Memory Card
ZAR 1000-00 AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II
ZAR 120-00 inc. Cokin 52mm UV Filter
ZAR 120-00 inc. Rubber lens shade hood