96 My computer can’t read my NE F files
Did you use an early version of Nikon Transfer (v 1.x) to copy them across? It’s infamous for corrupting the metadata in photos taken with later cameras and rendering them uneditable. Don’t use it! We always recommend a card reader followed by drag-and-drop.
97 Photoshop won’t open my RA W files
This happens when you’re using an older version of Photoshop and you buy a new camera. When Adobe releases a new version of Photoshop it stops updating the old one. Upgrade, or use Nikon ViewNX 2 or Capture NX-D to convert your RAW files (see page 76).
98 My RA W files have more distortion than MY JPEGS
Nearly all lenses produce some distortion and fringing, but newer Nikon bodies can fix both automatically as they process the image. This only applies to JPEG images, though – RAW files, of course, remain unprocessed.
99 I shot in Mono but images are in colour on my PC
That’s because you shot in RAW, and a RAW file contains all the original colour data. Your Nikon (and Nikon software) understands your Mono Picture Control, but Photoshop ignores it and produces a generic colour rendition instead.
I’m seeing spots!
If they’re small, diffuse and always in the same place in the frame, they’re spots of dust on the sensor. Since today’s Nikon D-SLRs have automatic dust removal features, the fact they’re still there means you may have to resort to manual sensor cleaning or removing them in software (see tip 71).
101 My video jumps and stutters
It’s because your memory card isn’t fast enough, and this is where you need to pay special attention to speed ratings. It’s not about the card’s maximum speed, but its minimum ‘sustained’ speed. If you want to shoot full HD video, look for ‘Class 10’ SD cards.