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Hi all, i have just bought a k10d. and i can't upload the pix onto my pc, i have put the software on, connected my k10d but it will not transfer, i click on easy image transfer and a box comes up reading could not find D.C.F. media, can anyone help ?. thanks
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Have u tried removing card from camera and using a card reader---- Sounds like a software prob ---ask Pentax Club Forum
cheers bob, will do thanks
It's so much easier to use a card reader, they are really cheap and they don't drain your camera batteries when you download.
Quote: D.C.F. media
In case you do want to use the direct from camera approach, Take a look at your owners manual, for information relating to this....!
Canon & Nikon for example have at least 2 options for " Mass Storage " data transfer...!
You may need to change the setting within the camera's menu.....!
Although it's a great idea to have a card reader handy......They are not the best approach to downloading images from your camera...! ! !
Here is why.....Continual removal & replacing cards in the camera, Will increase wear & tear on the Cameras pins, As well as wear on the memory card connections........
There is always a risk of bending bins within the camera ( especially CF card users )......The less times you change cards OR remove them, Will lessen the risk....!
Each time a card is removed & replaced, Is another time that dust/grit or other nasties can enter the camera body.......!
So yeah! By all means have a card reader handy, For use as and when you have too.....!
But for everyday downloading......Direct from the camera is a safer bet......!
Question... do you perhaps use Windows Vista?
Power off the machine.
Plug in the camera.
Power up the machine and log on.
See if that helps. It worked for my K10D. (and for my SDHC reader, and for my internal SD card reader, and for my USB hard drive)
Vista has some screwy weirdness with loading and actually activating new devices. If that does work, you should not have to do anything weird after that.
An OS far from being ready for release.
Also, there is a setting under the Setup menu for Transfer Mode. Make sure it is set to "PC". See if that helps as well. Or try PC-F" The manual suggests the latter if you are having USB transfer issues. Although I cannot find a definition for the difference.
I've taken out/returned memory cards to one of my cameras for over 3 years now without a single problem.
thanks all, anthonym done pc and pc-f still no joy
thanks (will try again)
24,000 shots taken with my K10D, every one loaded on to the computer using a card reader, no problems yet.
Card reader every time as I couldn't be doing with all the hassle connecting the camera to the computer.
I think its a bit paranoid with the dust from that chamber.
As the K10D uses SD cards there isn't the pins a CF has.
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