Nikon/Apple Mavericks Compatibility

If you are a Nikon shooter using a Mac, you may want to check out the following before upgrading your computer to the latest OS : Mavericks.

The following Nikon software products will be tested for compatibility with latest Mac OS X version 10.9 Mavericks:

  • ViewNX 2
  • Capture NX 2
  • Camera Control Pro 2
  • Short Movie Creator
  • Nikon Message Center 2
  • Wireless Transmitter Utility (WT-4 Setup Utility)
  • IPTC Preset Manager
  • GP-N100 Utility

Nikon does not intend to provide compatibility with the following applications:

  • Capture NX Ver. 1.x
  • Camera Control Pro Ver. 1.x
  • Nikon Capture series
  • ViewNX Ver. 1.x
  • Nikon Transfer Ver. 1.x
  • PictureProject
  • Nikon View series
  • Nikon Scan series
  • PictureProject COOLPIX Remote Control
  • WT-3 Setup Utility
  • Wireless Camera Setup Utility
  • Wireless Connecting Utility
  • PC-PJ Transfer
  • Thumbnail Selector
  • Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0
  • Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 Select Edition
  • Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 Complete Edition

New Firmware for the Canon 5D Mark III

Canon has released firmware version 1.2.3 for the EOS 5D Mark III. Firmware version 1.2.3 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the flash may not fire depending on the timing of when the shutter button is pressed.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF microadjustment value may change.*
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor may show a line of false color along boundaries of high contrast.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the histogram of a LiveView image is incorrectly displayed when an HDMI cable is connected.
  • Enables the brightness of the camera’s LCD monitor to be adjusted even when an HDMI cable is connected.

Download the new update here.

Nikon – Pure Photography

Anticipation is growing and now, Nikon is adding fuel to that fire by releasing a series of short teaser videos for a “pure photography” camera, the rumored Nikon DF.

The videos don’t actually show the camera however they get its retro point across by letting you hear the camera instead. A set of loud clicks and a solid shutter sound that lend credence to the fact that this will harken back to the film cameras of old.

The styling is rumored to be similar to the old Nikon FM2 and sport a full-frame sensor.

All the rumors will end on Tuesday, November 5 when Nikon announces their new camera.

Fort Point Photo Walk

Bob and Amanda shoot down one of the many brick-lined hallways at Fort Point.

What a great day we had yesterday at Fort Point in San Francisco! Thank you to all the participants for coming out and joining me on this photo walk. In order to accommodate everyone, we held two sessions – one in the morning and another in the afternoon.

The historic fort which at one time guarded San Francisco Bay offers many challenges and rewards to photographers trying to capture it’s beauty. Dark, brick- lined corridors with splotches of bright sun challenged us and the dynamic range of our cameras. Participants learned how to overcome that by using tripods, putting their cameras in manual metering modes, and using flash to help fill in the shadows.

A lookout tower on top of Fort Point and beneath the Golden Gate Bridge is seen through a weather stained window.

Laurie and Rudy check out the courtyard of Fort Point.

It seemed everywhere you looked, there was a photo waiting to be taken. Fort Point is truly a photographer's playground.

If interested in joining us for future photo walks, check out the Events link on the left side of this page. We have some great ones coming up including the fall colors in Napa Valley, fiireworks in SF and waterfalls in Marin County, just to name a few. You must sign up early for all of these because they fill up quickly.

See you on the next one!


Waterfalls Along Cataract Creek Photo Walk

Photo by Michael Maloney

Take a hike with Michael from Camera West in Walnut Creek on this photo walk alongside beautiful Cataract Creek on the north slope of Mt Tamalpais in Marin County. The winter rains provide plenty of water for tiny Cataract Creek producing a series of small waterfalls that drop through a forest canopy of redwood, Douglas fir, oak, and maple trees.

This photo walk is for photographers of all abilities. Only requirements are a camera that will allow you to manually set the shutter speed, and a sturdy tripod. Michael will show you how to photograph moving water and offer some tips to get that silky smooth look to the water.

9 am

Saturday, January 25, 2014 

Sunday, January 25, 2014

NOTE : This photo walk is postponed due to lack of rain. We hope to hold hold it later in the spring if we get some significant rain.

Cost : $25.00

Call or email Michael at Camera West in Walnut Creek for more info.

Photo by Michael Maloney