Microsoft Release RAW Viewer for Windows Vista/7


Microsoft has released an updated version of its Camera Codec Pack for Windows Vista and Windows 7. This allows users to view RAW files from more than 120 DSLRs. Download the codec pack here.

Using Microsoft’s Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 software, RAW files from compatible cameras can be edited, […]

D7000 + Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM

Well, I tried my Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM on my D7000 with Live View mode and found it also has the same problem – it simply won’t focus. I’ve spoken to Sigma UK Support and they’ve confirmed now that both lenses (i.e. 70-200 too) can be software updated – they do not […]

Save User Settings (U1/U2) and Save/Load Settings

Like many D7x00 users, I too decided I was going to have a go at setting up several “shooting modes” – similar I guess to the D7x00’s built-in Scene modes, but doing it in a way that enables me to fully control aperture, shutter and ISO. Numerous others have already given this a […]

D7000 + Sigma 70-200 F2.8 II APO EX DG MACRO

I just took delivery of a used Sigma 70-200 F2.8 II APO EX EG MACRO. Looks in great condition and autofocus works fine and very fast through the View Finder. However, I tried LiveView and the lens fails to focus at all. It tries and either immediately gives up, or actually says it […]

BlueCrane iPhone Apps

I thought I’d take a look at BlueCrane’s two applications for the iPhone for learning about the D7000.

I downloaded the apps, and was looking forwards to reviewing the content. Unfortunately, I only have a 3G iPhone and the videos simply don’t play for some reason. I contacted BlueCrane and they suggested an iPhone reset […]