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Free Tethered Shooting Script for Nikon

May 23rd, 2008 · 173 Comments

Update: This version is now obsolete,

download latest from here .

Update: The With Bridge version provides almost instant image viewing in Adobe Bridge without any keypresses.  If you use Bridge instead of Adobe Lightroom then download that version.  I’ve also made a video to show how to use this script.

If you’ve been keeping up with the blogs of various big photography bloggers out there you’ll certainly have been seeing quite a bit about tethered shooting recently. Not that it is a revolution or anything, but it certainly is a help to be able to see your images immediately on a big screen — and that doesn’t just go for those with failing eye-sight but basically the images you see on the LCD at the back of your camera are only the jpg preview, not the RAW (should you be shooting raw).

Even if you are shooting jpg just having to view them on such a tiny screen really makes it hard to tell if they are sharp or perhaps shaded as you are hoping. Sucking them right into your PC seems just so logical.

If you are a Canon shooter then no issue – the software comes with the camera (so I’m told).

If you are a Nikon shooter then it gets a little more difficult. If you are a Mac user you could use Aperture, but for Windows you seem to be stuck with Nikon Camera Control Pro. That’s a $160 or so software which does a lot more than just tethered shooting, but is probably overkill if like me you are a hobbiest just messing around.

So in true geeky DIY mode I thought it can’t be that hard to write a script that sucks pictures out of a USB connected camera and saves them onto the PC. And after a little poking around I find that actually it’s true, it isn’t that hard.

The thing that makes it practical is that most of what you need is built into Windows, another chunk comes as a standard optional microsoft download, such that the glue you need to pull it all together is just a few lines of code.

Part 1 is Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) – that’s built in

Part 2 is WIA Automation Layer

– a free download from Microsoft for Windows XP SP2 or higher

Part 3 is a script to tie it all together – which I present here

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Requirements:

  • Windows XP SP2 or higher
  • A Nikon DSLR (D40, D60, D200 and D300 tested ok)
  • USB cable

Installation:

Well nothing really, just unzip it and put it in a folder anywhere — I suggest c:\program files\tethered but anywhere would do.

Usage:

  1. Empty your camera card — that’s optional but a good start for reasons that will be apparent later
  2. Plug your camera in via USB — you should make sure USB in your menus is set to PTP
  3. If your PC pops up one of those windows wanting to download stuff, just cancle it
  4. Run “tethered.cmd” by double clicking on it
  5. Open your image viewer of choice – I use Bridge – and set it to look in the c:\tethered folder.  If you are using Lightroom then you’d want to set that to be a watched folder.
  6. You are now ready to start shooting.  Anything you shoot will turn into a file in a folder called c:\tethered within a second of you completing the exposure
  7. When you are done just close the Tethered window.

Notes:

  • All your images are also stored on your memory card so you have a backup without using a D3 and two cards
  • If you shoot more than 1000 images in one session it is liable to give an error as the filenames wrap around.  That’s why it is good to empty your memory card first so that you are starting at file number 000.
  • I’ve tested this with a Nikon D40 and it works fine, in theory it should work with any WIA compatible camera but the other Point and Shoot ones I have refuse to take pictures while the USB cable is connected so I can’t test them.  I’d be very pleased to hear from those of you who have tried it on other cameras and if it worked or not.
  • If you want the images stored somewhere other than c:\tethered then edit the .wsf file to change the location

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173 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tony Arthur // Jun 6, 2008 at 6:40 am

    It works on the Nikon D300. I could shoot from the camera into Adobe LightRoom via the script. Thanks a lot for your post.

  • 2 raymond // Jun 6, 2008 at 7:38 am

    Thanks very much Tony for letting me know that. My main problem at the moment is finding a long enough USB cable! I bought a couple but neither work with the camera (though they are ok for other things).

  • 3 Scott // Jun 10, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Just what I needed for my D40. Now I can tell if my shots are not sharp. Raymond, try a USB extension cord. That worked for me. I just wish I knew how to get Bridge to advance to the next photo automatically.

  • 4 HawlendRion // Jun 11, 2008 at 12:55 am

    Just tried it out and it works like a charm. Thanks so much. Using a Nikon D60.

  • 5 raymond // Jun 11, 2008 at 2:29 am

    Thanks Hawlend for confirming the D60 works. I suspect now it should work with any Nikon DSLR but more test reports are always good to confirm or deny that!

    Scott, I have tried an extention cable and my PC can’t recognise the camerea with me — I suspect I need a better quality cord.

    Having Bridge advance automatically sounds useful, I’ll think about how it could be done — perhaps the script can send a “down arrow” key to Bridge.

  • 6 Gene // Jun 19, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    I actually have toneUP which does allow this function. It’s nice for 15 bucks. But I’m glad to see others doing this. I just dont have the ambition (dont see myself suffering this much) to finish many projects anymore.

    gene

  • 7 Chester Tan // Jun 20, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Hey thanks for sharing this great patch. It works superbly fast. The only thing I’d be missing is the ability to review via the camera’s LCD monitor, which seems to be disabled when connected to tether.

  • 8 raymond // Jun 21, 2008 at 4:06 am

    @Gene; ToneUP is a whole other level and I’m not trying to go there, just doing the basics!

    @Chester; Glad it works for you as well. The LCD being disabled seems to be a camera limitation and not controllable. Of course the compensation is that you get to see your images on your PC screen which is so much larger. Try the latest /w Bridge version that means you get a whole screen view of your image within a couple of seconds of shooting it!

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  • 10 Gareth Preston // Jun 28, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    You are a genius :) Well done my friend!!

  • 11 raymond // Jul 3, 2008 at 2:00 am

    Thanks Gareth!

  • 12 Willem // Jul 9, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    I tried it with Vista but it did not work. I did not download the WIA automation layer since I this is for XP only and the wiki page states that it is already built in into Vista.

    So I only downloaded and ran the script.

    I see no images appearing in c:/tethered

  • 13 raymond // Jul 10, 2008 at 5:33 am

    Ok thanks for telling me, I thought it would work but without Vista to test myself I guess it is not surprising something didn’t work.

    Was there any error message?

  • 14 Willem // Jul 10, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    When I run the windows script file “tetheredloop” on Vista is does see the D70 allright. (when I switch the camera of an error message is displayed “no WIA device of the selected type is available”)

    But when I run the cmd file the DOS screen comes up and waits, then nothing happen, no error message on Vista, transfer just does not start.

    Also tested it on XP, works perfectly. As soon as I take a picture, the transfer starts.

  • 15 Willem // Jul 10, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Further testing : added some display statement into your script. Script gets into the loop but each time the dev.Items.Count is zero. That is why transfer does not start. But why is it zero ? Any suggestions for further tests ?

  • 16 Andy // Jul 11, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Works perfectly on my D60. Thanks so much for supporting a feature that Nikon wont!

  • 17 Willem // Jul 12, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    I found what the problem is : If I shoot in RAW format it does not count as a picture, if I shoot JPEG it does. Still wonder why it did work with XP. I am now studying the WIA automation info and will write some own scripts and share those later.

  • 18 raymond // Jul 13, 2008 at 12:43 am

    Good detective work Willem! That’s a strange difference between Vista and XP. Do you have installed in Vista the support for Windows to view raw files? That might “teach” Vista that RAW is an image as well.

  • 19 Kristi // Jul 17, 2008 at 2:34 am

    Hi ,
    Well I am hoping someone can walk me through this..holding my hand if need be! I have Vista on my laptop, D60, USB Cable and all the neccessary dowloads. What is new to me is my Bridge program. So I have all the parts but I can’t seem to make it work. I think the problem lies in not knowing how to view it through bridge. I got as far as double clicking onthe tethered file.. then it goes south…. I am a newbie to some of this so please be patient! :)

    Thanks Kristi

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  • 21 greg // Jul 30, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    could you pleeeeease do this for mac, too?

  • 22 Anthony // Jul 31, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Hey I first started to with Capture Pro 2 and it worked great until I found out the price..Yikes!

    I like your system better for the price. However, I find that after acquiring the image I get a window that ask me to Ok the Saving step to the Tetherred Folder. Is there a way to skip this step? I am running XP.

  • 23 Tammy // Aug 1, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    I have Vista and a D50. Assuming that this will work for a D50, if I choose to save NEF+fine jpeg, I should be able to see the jpegs with the tether script but not the NEF because I have Vista. However, the NEF should still be on my card….is that right?

  • 24 Simon Le // Aug 23, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    just found this.
    Thank you for being so clever and working this out.
    Have tethered my D70 and D300 and have 20+ images of my feet for no apparent reason other than for the sheer delight of seeing images transferred to the laptop.

  • 25 george alper // Aug 27, 2008 at 12:34 am

    awesome! screw capture! it works with d2x and d200 in xp sp2, right into millers lab! you fricking ROCK!!!!!

  • 26 raymond // Aug 27, 2008 at 2:00 am

    Appologies to everybody about the late replies, I was away during the summer and now that I’m back I’m still swamped. I’ll try to answer some of the queries though:

    @Kristi
    I don’t have Vista so guessing on this — Did you already open Bridge? Make sure it is viewing the correct folder first.

    @greg
    Don’t have a mac to work on, but I remember reading that similar scripting is possible (even easier) on a mac. Can’t remember were I read it though, I’ll post about it if I run across it again.

    @Anthony
    That’s strange, is it a WIA style dialogue? If so sounds as though you may have other imaging software loaded that is overriding the default behaviour. If you can show me the actual dialuge box it might help to shed some light.

    @Tammy
    Sounds right to me, but you’d have to test. Personally I’d not find that not so good — after all it is the NEF I want to see full screen to get maximum detail, not the jpg.

    @Simon Le
    Ahhh, feed. :) Glad it works for you!

    @george alper
    Thanks so much!

  • 27 Al // Aug 27, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    whjat about mac users?

  • 28 Leon // Aug 28, 2008 at 12:03 am

    All,

    I’m using Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP1 on an HP laptop with a D200. I downloaded the WIA Automation Layer from Microsoft and your script and everything works great!! At the risk of being redundant

    ‘THANKS A MILLION RAYMOND”

    P.S. I’m using LR 2.0 and it takes about 5-6 seconds to get to the screen in LR after the shutter closes!

  • 29 Leon // Aug 28, 2008 at 12:11 am

    All,

    I forgot to mention, I also tried it with my D200 on an HP desktop with Windows XP Media Center with SP3 and it also worked flawlessly!!

    Again–THANKS TO ALL

    Leon

  • 30 raymond // Aug 29, 2008 at 3:12 am

    @al
    Sorry I can’t do that myself but I just posted a link to someone else who has a Mac equivalent script

    @Leon
    Thanks! Good to hear more working Vista results.

  • 31 Leon // Aug 31, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Raymond,

    Is there a way to transfer the RAW file to the computer? I’ve only been able to get JPEG’s.

    Thanks!

    Leon

  • 32 raymond // Sep 1, 2008 at 1:06 am

    @Leon,

    I can download RAW (.NEF) just fine under XP, but I have heard that this does not work in Vista. Willem (above) tried to resolve this but it seems without success so far.

  • 33 Daniel // Sep 5, 2008 at 7:12 am

    This script rocks! Worked like a charm with my Nikon D50 on WinXP with LightRoom! Thanks!

  • 34 Michael // Sep 8, 2008 at 10:11 am

    I installed the latest Nikon RAW Codec and the script still doesn’t capture NEF files under Windows Vista. I’m eagerly awaiting Willem’s test results.

    Otherwise, this is great. I believe, I should be able to make quick alterations to the JPG and then bring in the NEF’s later (manually) and Lightroom 1.4 should apply it to the NEF properly – haven’t tried it yet.

  • 35 andrew // Sep 16, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    works on D2Hs too – many thanks

  • 36 raymond // Sep 18, 2008 at 3:55 am

    @Daniel, glad it works for you!

    @Michael, I have to get hold of a Vista install somewhere to investigate the new WIA automation object model. I did some research and it seems they changed WIA quite a bit in Vista. I just can’t tell at this point if NEF support will be possible for me to do.

    @andrew, that’s great, glad it works for you.

  • 37 Eugene Tea // Sep 24, 2008 at 3:34 am

    Thanks a lot. I just download it and tried it on my d300 and Vista. It works perfectly. I shoot it with RAW + Jpeg fine. It saved both on my computer and I can open and view it through Bridge. Thanks again, great work raymond

  • 38 Kelly // Sep 24, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Do you have to have lightroom to view them? I just have photoshop cs2 can I get it to work in that? If so how??? Thanks!

  • 39 raymond // Sep 25, 2008 at 1:15 am

    @Eugene, that’s Great! It proves it is possible on Vista to get RAW files. I wonder why it works in your case and not in others.

    @Kelly, no you don’t need lightroom. I don’t have lightroom either. You can view the images as they are downloaded with whatever tool you normally use — I used Adobe Bridge. See the video I posted two days ago for an example.

  • 40 priscila // Sep 26, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    I own a d200 and i use Vista. I did all the downloads, unzipped…The images tranfer just won’t start.

  • 41 raymond // Sep 27, 2008 at 12:43 am

    priscila, did you start the tethered.cmd script? Take a look at the video for a clearer example of how to start things.

  • 42 priscila // Sep 27, 2008 at 1:05 am

    I just watched the video again. Everything is done and runs smoothly up until the moment I shoot and there’s no prompt for any image….

  • 43 raymond // Sep 27, 2008 at 1:32 am

    Oh dear. Is the black window running still or does it disappear when you shoot? Are you shooting raw or jpg? Some people have only been able to get jpg to work under vista. Try jpg, raw and raw+jpg to see if there is any difference.

  • 44 priscila // Sep 27, 2008 at 1:51 am

    the window is still running…wait! I just tried jpg and it worked!!!!! I tried raw again and nothing. Is that it ? I’ll just have to shoot in jpg or raw+jpg ?

  • 45 raymond // Sep 27, 2008 at 4:30 am

    priscila, I’m afraid this is something particular about Vista I haven’t worked out (I don’t have vista myself to try). But judging from what other people have said, yes, you’ll have to do jpg or raw+jpg with Vista. Hopefully we’ll get a better solution eventually but that’s where we are for now.

  • 46 spida // Sep 29, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Heya

    Thank you so much for this it works great.
    I have set this up on my Laptop which is running Vista and all I did was download the zip file and it worked.

    Also it works fine with just Raw from my D300.

    Thanks again.

  • 47 priscila // Sep 30, 2008 at 12:17 am

    Raymond, thank you very much for your help. You rock !

  • 48 Charles. C // Sep 30, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Worked like a charm, ould definitely recommend this to others. Any chance this could develop into something bigger and more useful :) ?

  • 49 Charles. C // Sep 30, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Sorry I meant “could” and not “ould”.

  • 50 Kev // Sep 30, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Wow! Thanks Ray!
    I thought this type of thing was only available to pro-photographers, I didn’t realise it was actually free to someone with a bit of skill like yourself, thanks for sharing!

    I can confirm the Bridge version works with a D40x and Picasa2.

  • 51 Jim // Oct 1, 2008 at 1:58 am

    Almost plugnplay on XP-SP3 /D300-NEF combo. Just did a little edit on the wsf to redirect to whichever folder i choose to save and view from. Also got a usb extender to significantly increase distance between camera and laptop when required or maybe, a DIY bluetooth connection hmmm!? Thanks so much for the innovation Raymond.

  • 52 EdSan // Oct 1, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    Hi Raymond. Thanks.
    I have a D60, Vista Premium OS laptop and it works.
    It even recognizes the NEF files too. I view the Nef files via Capture NX 2.

    I am really happy. God Bless.

  • 53 raymond // Oct 2, 2008 at 3:34 am

    @ Charles, glad it worked for you. Any recommendation is always appreciated, how about a blog post? ;-) I’m certainly looking at what more things can be done via this scripting interface and suspect I can do quite a lot – however I think I’ll stick to being a “script” rather than an application. My serious programming days are long gone!

    @Kev, thanks for the confirmation. Did you get Picasa to automatically advance to the most recent frame as it is shot?

    @Jim, I suspect bluetooth would be too slow – and doubt the camera could power an adaptor — but you never know! I need to turn that destination folder into a configurable item for those not interested in editing the code. Thanks for the reminder.

    @EdSan, that’s great, thanks for the feedback.

  • 54 ottzen // Oct 2, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Hey!
    This looks like an awesome alternative to Nikon’s CC, but unfortunately it won’t work for me?
    I get the following error when i merely start the .cmd:
    I:\Tethered\tetheredloop.wsf(2, 21) Windows Script Host: Cannot find the type library for this reference : wia.DeviceManager

    The cmd-promt closes immediatly after that.
    I’m running XP-64 on SP2, don’t know if there are any other interesting facts for you to know?
    I hope you can help me with this, it would be greatly appreciated!

    // ottzen

  • 55 Jim // Oct 2, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    power would be external but yes bluetooth definitely too slow @ 1.5Mbps transferring an 11MB NEF as ViewNX really waiting to display. Initially played with those cheap wireless keyoard mouse but had problems with the channel hop. Looking into wifi dongles just to avoid the WT-4. Again, thanks Raymond

  • 56 raymond // Oct 3, 2008 at 7:10 am

    @ ottzen, I don’t know if the WIA Automation layer is available for 64 bit windows. The one I’m supplying is for 32 bit and presumably doesn’t work. Try registering it manually though and see what happens.

    @ Jim, let me know how it goes!

  • 57 ottzen // Oct 3, 2008 at 10:30 am

    If by “registering it manually” you mean using “regsvr32 wiaaut.dll” then I’m sorry to report a failure there.
    Haven’t been able to find anything about wiaaut.dll on x64 systems. If there isn’t the possibility available from Microsoft, that just sucks.
    But as far as i understand wia is used for webcams and scanners to? These work on x64, though don’t they? My Logitech Webcam Pro 5000 at least works fine…why shouldn’t the wiaaut.dll…(surely its more complicated than that, I just don’t get it)

    Anyone got another tip or trick I could try? =S

    //ottzen

  • 58 raymond // Oct 3, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    ottzen, yes that is what I meant. The dll is for WIA automation which appears to be a higher layer than WIA itself. So even though x64 windows supports WIA doesn’t mean it supports WIA automation.

    So far not been able to research any solution to this. I suspect WIA automation may be orphan as the new correct way to do this is DirectShow.NET but that is MUCH harder and not obviously scriptable.

  • 59 Gary // Oct 30, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    ITS AMZING!! well done!! works great with my D40.

    Any chance of getting it to do time lapse? in put your custom time etc?

    Not sure if this has been cover but any way of getting live view to work on the laptop screen? as the D40 doesn’t have it!

    Thank you again!
    Gary

  • 60 Gary // Oct 30, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Forgot to say that my LCD screen still works when the camera is connected! but not for viewing images just camera settings! pretty cool!

  • 61 raymond // Oct 31, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Gary, time lapse is on my todo list. Live view is probably impossible on the D40, but a maybe for the D300 if I can get the Nikon SDK and the coding isn’t too hard for me (I’m not a real programmer!)

  • 62 Tom // Nov 25, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Works fine with a D700, windows XP SP3, and straight into lightroom. Have used the official Nikon program a bit, and whilst it offers a little more sophistication it’s not £120 worth of extra sophistication!

    You’re a genius sir, long may you continue to bring out stuff like this!

  • 63 raymond // Nov 26, 2008 at 3:10 am

    Tom, thanks for the kind words and I’m glad to hear it works with a D700 for you as someone else reported that camera not working for them.

  • 64 bill g // Nov 26, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    hi
    just managed to get tethered connection working works with D50 and D80 works with bridge and lightroom at same time

  • 65 raymond // Nov 27, 2008 at 5:17 am

    Thanks for letting me know bill g!

  • 66 Osman // Nov 27, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    I wanted to use this program with my D8O. I just don’t want to put out the money just for tether shooting if I don’t have too. Well, I downloaded the program into my computer, Windows Vista platform, and it’s telling me that it is not compatible. It’s also giving me an error message.
    Anyone there have any suggestion

  • 67 Osman // Nov 27, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    I am also using Photoshop Element for editing.

    bill g anything different you did when installing the software? I installed and reinstalled the software numerous time.

  • 68 raymond // Nov 28, 2008 at 3:06 am

    Osman, I’m sorry to say I’m not sure. Which version of the script are you using? Please try the 2.0 if you haven’t already. If you could tell me what the error message is that you see that might be a clue!

  • 69 emilio // Nov 28, 2008 at 3:33 am

    “Windows XP SP2 or higher” — does this include Vista Premium? Not working for me. After I [Select Camera] button in hta UI — I get message: “This device does not support taking new pictures” — I have a D200; I use Lr 2.1; thanks for your time.

  • 70 raymond // Nov 28, 2008 at 3:41 am

    emilio – theoretically I don’t see why it won’t work with Vista, the documentation for WIAAut is the same. But in practice some, but not all, Vista users say it doesn’t work for them. While all XP users seem to have no problem.

    Do you have a wiaaut.dll in your system32? Is it the same one that ships with the CC script? Does the WIA diagnostic tool run on your machine?

  • 71 osman // Nov 28, 2008 at 4:29 am

    Raymond—The first error was when I started the program with the D8O plugged in is ” This device is not supported” although it does show the D8O as the camera connected.

    second is when I switch to the RAW image in the control portion it immediately pop up an error message stating “An error message has occurred in the script on this page.”

    On the error portion within is saying that “The WIA device is not online.”

  • 72 osman // Nov 28, 2008 at 4:33 am

    I also have the 2.0 downloaded as well. I will remove it and reinstall it again.

  • 73 emilio // Nov 28, 2008 at 5:25 am

    raymond – I have a wiaaut.dll in system32, but it’s ver 6… while the dll that came with your ZIP file is 5… — where would I find the WIA diagnostic tool?

  • 74 raymond // Nov 28, 2008 at 5:35 am

    The diag tool is here: http://www.diyphotobits.com/2008/10/27/troubleshooting-wia-connections/

    It also comes with the v5 dll.

    Now this is guesswork as I don’t have Vista but what I’d do is try unregistering both dlls then re register only the v6 and try again.

  • 75 raymond // Nov 28, 2008 at 5:37 am

    osman, I think you’re problem is different — Windows Vista is failing to fully recognise the D80. I’ve read of other people having that. Do you connect the camera directly to the PC (no hub)? Sometimes poor connections on hubs can cause USB hardware to not be fully recognised. You have to get the “This device is not supported” error fixed before my (or any other) software will work.

  • 76 osman // Nov 28, 2008 at 6:03 am

    Raymond—Well I did finally get it to work. I followed your video and it is very informative. step by step. The photo does download now to the tethered file you specified on the C drive. I can only see it to how big I can get it on the view option though. Is there anyway I can connect it to other view screen? I have my photoshop element, picasa, or may be explorer viewer? I can do a slide show but I have to press the next all the time?

    I want to thank you for this Raymond. Great script.

  • 77 raymond // Nov 28, 2008 at 6:29 am

    osman, that’s great to here. Do you know what fixed it? So we can suggest others with the same problem may try that same solution.

    As for viewing — external viewers are the only good choice now (I use Bridge, others say Lightroom works too). I need to work on that area more. I think explorer viewer would work; did you try the “push external viewer” option and open an explorer window?

  • 78 osman // Nov 28, 2008 at 6:52 am

    Raymond—I followed the video instruction that you have.

    on the image save location, it always shows the C drive. Is that the only place it usually save I guess?

    Thanks a lot.

  • 79 emilio // Nov 29, 2008 at 4:44 am

    I guess I’m SOL on this one. Downloaded diag tool, ran it & I got ‘No such interface supported’ with D200 on & connected via USB. FYI – diag tool comes with two files in RAR – exe runs while DLL is ‘corrupt’ & thus couldn’t extract; thx for your time & help.

  • 80 raymond // Dec 1, 2008 at 3:20 am

    I’m sorry it hasn’t worked out Emilio. I’ll keep trying and intend to put together some troubleshooting suggestions. My latest thought involves ensuring Nikon drivers are installed in Windows correctly first.

  • 81 john // Dec 6, 2008 at 5:10 am

    what about one for mac and aperture i cant get my d40 t6 connect t6 tether right.

  • 82 paul // Dec 13, 2008 at 9:43 am

    yyyyes, i am in love with this! thank you for making this!!

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  • 84 Tom // Jan 15, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Raymond, your program runs great and I have been having a ball using it with my Nikon D40. If I could donate some funds to you I would. I only have one thing on my ‘wish list’ though. I do a lot of nighttime work and use my camera on manual bulb mode. The settings in your program only allow a slowest shutter speed of 30 secs. Any possible way to add a bulb setting to that?

  • 85 raymond // Jan 16, 2009 at 8:14 am

    Tom, glad it’s working for you. Sadly I have not yet been able to work out how to do Bulb. It may be impossible via the PTP WIA interface I’m using. I’ll take another look but I’m not hopeful at this stage, sorry.

  • 86 Tom // Jan 16, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Thanks for the quick reply Raymond. I was afraid of that. The trail copy of Nikon Camera Connect also only goes to 30 secs with no option for Bulb. This is still a great program. I just used it to take multiple 30 sec images of the sky last night then stacked the images. I’m not a rich guy so buying program after program for simple tasks is sometimes not an option. Thanks again for the work you have put into this program (script, or whatever you want to call it).

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  • 88 raymond // Jan 19, 2009 at 9:25 am

    I sure hear you about not wanting to buy more software for occasional use.

    How do you stack multiple images? I’d like to try some night sky images, but the light pollution where I live is terrible.

  • 89 Tom // Jan 19, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Raymond, there are several stacker programs out there and after using several I settled on DeepSkyStacker. It’s simple to use and it works great. Detects the stars in the photos and aligns them to match in all the stacked images then lets you do simple post processing. You just take as many pics as you want, tell DeepSkyStacker which photos to process then let it do its thing. It only takes my 2 year old laptop about 2 minutes to stack and display 15 to 20 images. Just be warned that any exposure over 30 seconds at wide angle will start to show a small trail rather than a pinpoint. I use another cheap fix for that – a simple ‘barn door’ or ‘scotch’ camera tracker. You can make one for a few bucks – it is hand operated and will allow you to easily track the sky for much better star photos. Just another fun area of photography and much easier in the digital age.

  • 90 Tom // Jan 19, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Hey, your blog posts show the time at 5 hours later than here on the North Carolina coast. You must be in England or thereabouts.

  • 91 raymond // Jan 21, 2009 at 2:39 am

    Thanks Tom. I’ll have to try that. I’m in Hong Kong actually but by habit leave server time zone at GMT!

  • 92 Brett // Jan 27, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Do you now anybody who has made a Tethered Shooting Script for Nikon for Mac users. Ether shooting into Lightroom or Bridge.

    Thanks,
    Brett

  • 93 raymond // Feb 3, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Brett, see if this post helps: http://www.diyphotobits.com/2008/08/28/tethered-shooting-for-the-mac/

  • 94 Claire // Feb 25, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Thank you SO MUCH for your generosity in making this available for us all- it works like a charm with my D300 on Vista, shooting only NEFs. You saved me a bunch of money, and gave me a great deal of satisfaction about the web community. Thanks again!

  • 95 Claire // Feb 25, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Oh, I should also mention that I had to update LightRoom to make it recognize the imported NEFs, where it had not had a problem doing so with Nikon’s Capture Control. After updating Lightroom from 1.0 to 1.4.1 all was well.

  • 96 DK // Feb 28, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Raymond, your program runs great and I have been using it with my Nikon D80 ,vista and lightroom 2.0. No problems with installation exept it will not read RAW files.Other than that its great, thank You

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  • 98 Arne List // Mar 8, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Hey, I use the Fuji S5 pro, Windows XP and Lightroom 2. First of all, when I download your script, I get no “tethered.cmd” to double click on. But I have a Camera Control.hta.

    It causes script errors, when the system is not set up i a certain order. Connecting the camera to the notebook, switching on the camera, let it detect by Windows, then start Camera Control, make som settings and then start Lightroom (which is configured to automatic import).

    I don’t know, if this is only an issue of the Fuji S5, but it has a buffer for 8 frames. When they are shot, the shutter is blocked, and the camera won’t shoot, until it is restarted (disconnected and switched off and on again).

    I was using it that way with Lightroom before, the only difference was, that I had to press the “Import” button and select the camera. Then I got the content of the mentioned 8 frame buffer.

    Now, Camera Control copys the images to the local folder, of which Lightroom can import, but after 8 frames, the whole thing stops. The following procedure takes more time, than just copying from the CF card.

    With other words: It works after a clean launch for only 8 frames. Then, it’s almost like rebooting Windows :-(

    But I guess, Fuji is to blame. Any idea?

    Thanks in advance :-)
    Arne

  • 99 sawsrocks // Apr 26, 2009 at 2:10 am

    I seem to have messed up a scripting component or I am missing a toolkit. Can you please tell me where to go from here.

    I get the following IE script error:

    ActiveX component can’t create object: ‘Scripting.Dictonary’

    URL: file:// … 202.1/camera%20Control.hta

  • 100 augiewren // Apr 30, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Nikon D40, Vista, Bridge….works great! Thanks!

  • 101 gpmaijer // May 1, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    This app works GREAT! I use it with a XP platform on a D80 and use it with View NX. Pics pop up within seconds. I can then instantly see focus points and apply labels and ratings for easier processing later once finished.

  • 102 Wayne // May 17, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Just hooked it up to my D50 (ok, enough snickering) and it works fine! I wonder what it would take to put together a unit that would have a 5″ screen and be able to run this program. I’m thinking of a stand alone unit that all you would have to do is plug in a USB cable from the camera (auto recognition) and start shootiong. Touch screen.

  • 103 Randy Harris // May 20, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Thank you for the software. I had success hooking my Nikon D300 with my laptop running on Vista.

  • 104 Joe Federer Photography // Jun 10, 2009 at 2:56 am

    Whoa – can’t wait to give this a test. Bookmarked.

  • 105 Eric Beam // Jul 17, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    This is a great program. I’m using it to do a timelapse of the upcoming eclipse.
    Does anyone know code for how to grab images directly from the camera’s buffer, instead of downloading them from the SD card AFTER they’ve been saved?
    Thanks to anyone who can help!

  • 106 Mike // Aug 11, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Hi all
    I have been trying to get the tethering up and running from my Nikon D80 to my laptop running vista. I have downloaded version 4 of the tethering script. Using Adobe Bridge once I snap a pic I have to go back to “Get Photo” and wait for it to download to view in bridge. Any ideas or suggestions you might have for me to try and resolve.
    Thanks much
    Mike from Ontario.

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  • 108 Chris // Aug 19, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Hi
    I was just using your software with Lightroom
    and a Nikon D3. Every thing worked except
    I had no manual control of the camera in
    the shutter and aperature sections of the UI.
    I did have control of the ASA.
    It would be nice to have a button for the focus as
    well.
    Thanks for all your hard work in making this
    program.
    Chris

  • 109 Dshah // Sep 25, 2009 at 3:42 am

    Thanks for this, now i don’t have to shell out another $100 bucks on a proprietary Nikon software. Anyway i’m using this with my Nikon D80 and at first it worked and showed me 2 images instantly on lightroom but after that everytime i click the shutter release i get this “script error” which says:
    “An error has occured in the script on this page.
    Link: 157; char: 2; Error: Index out of range” can someone please help me?

  • 110 John G // Oct 8, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    This does not work with D300 Vista 32 bit and NX2. It does not give an option as in the video to download immediately. It does not preview raw or jpeg after tethered mode is selected or not and neither does it push an image into NX2. The images do get downloaded to selected folder but that is all. Adds to the workflow, so for all these reasons…..Im out!

    In fact all it did was waste my time!

    John G.

  • 111 raymond // Oct 9, 2009 at 7:21 am

    Thanks for letting me know. I guess? FYI the “Download immediately” option was removed from the latest version as I realized it was redundant, the “Start Tether” basically does the same thing.

  • 112 Carl // Oct 19, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Raymond….

    Will this work with Vista 64-bit?
    Worked great with my D30 and Win XP but have upgraded my laptop.

    Thanks
    Carl

  • 113 Jim // Oct 25, 2009 at 7:05 am

    I tried this with a D40 and XP, just used the 4.1. I can take pictures, and they show up very small on the DIY page. I could click on the picture, and then it would show up in the Windows picture viewer. Shortly thereafter though, it would say ” can not find ///c.//. I also had no control or feedback on the adjustments.

    The timelapse worked just fine. The pics would go into the designated folder, and it would find the camera OK. It just wouldn’t put the pic up large enough to view. I uninstalled, and will try again just for kicks.

    Thanks for all the work you have put into it. I would like to be able to use a wireless USB of some sort for timelapse on the D40, as I don’t know of any other way.

  • 114 to-mas // Oct 26, 2009 at 9:03 am

    raymond // Jun 6, 2008 at 7:38 am

    Thanks very much Tony for letting me know that. My main problem at the moment is finding a long enough USB cable!

    >>>try to buy usb to lan extension cable.You can make much loger usb connection that way.

  • 115 Paul // Dec 10, 2009 at 4:31 am

    Works *great*! Using a D300, WinXP, version 4.1 of your driver. Love it — pictures show up almost instantly, show up in Lightroom, ready to print in under 10 seconds.

    Thanks for your work! You saved me from a much more onerous workflow at a shoot this weekend, and saved much hardware wear (ejecting a CF card several dozen times over the course of the shoot so that clients could have their photos within minutes).

  • 116 Steven // Dec 14, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Thank you! It’s been a struggle to find a way to tether my old Nikon D70 to my laptop. Most commercial software doesn’t seem to support it. Finally something that works AND is free.

  • 117 jaime // Dec 15, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    It is working great with my Nikon D50. I can control the manual settings for shutter speed and f stop right on my PC laptop running on Vista. I have a question:
    What is “Push external viewer To display the latest image” used for?

    Thanks.

  • 118 rodent // Jan 10, 2010 at 5:11 am

    I have XP SP3, can’t find the ‘tethered.cmd’ to double click as per the instructions. Downloaded the ‘WIAAutSDK.zip
    ‘ and your DIYPhotobits 4.1. Unzipped it all. I can get to your program through Start, All Programs, DIY 4.1, but the preview size is small (about the same size as my D90 screen) even though I change it on the interface. What am I missing? Thanks.

  • 119 Melissa // Jan 25, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I have windows 7 and elements 6. I am shooting with D80, will this set up work for me?

  • 120 raymond // Jan 27, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Melissa, very probably! But who can say until you try. Please let us know your results if you do!

  • 121 kevin // Jan 30, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Have downloaded v 4 for my d300. Can remotely operate shutter but can’t get images to preview anywhere. I am using elements 5 so is that problem? Have set the watched folder to C:\programs\tethered in elements but nothing appears.
    Any thoughts welcomed.

  • 122 Andrew Gough // Feb 12, 2010 at 2:41 am

    Thanks Buddy!!!!!!

    Never thought I could get this to work, was trying Nikon CCP2 but to no avail,

    Got a XP64 bit system PC so thought I might be like a lepper to most software manufacturers

    Thanks for the wonderful app, have mentioned you on my blog here: http://goughphoto.wordpress.com/

    Have a great day, you’ve just made mine

    Thanks again

    Andy

  • 123 eoin // Mar 6, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Raymond, your a legend. Works perfectly with d80 on windows 7. Cheers for that!

    P.s To john G that left a message on 08/10/09 and who said ” this was a waste of my time and for those resons, im out” Stop watchin dragons den and learn some maners. You sound like a Dick….

  • 124 raymond // Mar 6, 2010 at 2:23 am

    Thanks eoin, glad it works for you. And thanks also for the PS in my support. It is hard not to be disheartened by the negative comments.

  • 125 Paul A // Mar 10, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks for making this available. It’s working great for me using a D40x tethered to my laptop running XP.

    I notice that if I fire the camera using multiple presses of the shutter release button in the software, the maximum rate I can get it to fire at is about a frame a second (estimated), rather than the 3fps the d40x is capable of. Is there any way to get the software to fire the camera any faster? I can certainly fire faster (but not 3fps) using the Nikon infra-red remote, so am wondering why this is slower?

    As I’m trying to shoot moving objects with the camera located remotely on a pole, its fantastic to be able to set up the composition remotely. However, it’s very difficult to judge when to fire the shutter as the object passes through the frame, so being able to shoot continuously as fast as possible for a few seconds would give me the best chance of nailing the optimum composition. Just wondering if there’s any trick to being able to do this?

    Thanks.

  • 126 Neil Hutch // Mar 10, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    A huge thank you, app works perfectly with D300s, Windows Vista, since I got the camera I can’t afford to spend out on Nikon’s expensive software. If you were local I’d buy you a pint!
    Completely agree with Eoin’s PS
    Thanks

  • 127 FD // Mar 11, 2010 at 4:11 am

    Does this work on the Coolpix line i.e. the Coolpix 4500?

  • 128 raymond // Mar 11, 2010 at 7:10 am

    @FD, I doubt it. Why don’t you try and let us know. It’s free!

    @Neil, I appreciate your support!

    @Paul, sadly I can’t work out how to do that. Something about the camera insisting on finishing writing the image to card before it will tell the PC it is ready for the next shot.

  • 129 Gerald // Mar 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Googled “Tethered Nikon”, and found this site.

    WAY COOL! Thanks for the tool! Connected my camera, and using Adobe Lightroom, wow, really nice. It was driving me crazy to pull my SD card and then plug it into my PC to truly get a good perspective on my shots. I did not really want to spend an additional $70 USD to connect my camera. The only problem I face now, I have to engineer a good hookup for my other tripod and put my notebook on it!

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  • 131 scottthehat // Sep 26, 2010 at 10:45 am

    awsome, well done raymond, this is cracking and its free, why do people moan, just be greatfull.
    thanks again ray

  • 132 Ralph // Oct 13, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    ok I did the download..unzipped the folder to my c drive, checked the usb setting on my Nikon d300 (only other option I saw was for mass storage)
    I feel like a knucklehead but I can’t figure out the step 4
    4.Run “tethered.cmd” by double clicking on it

    I tried going to programs but it just lets me see the script
    I tried start..run put in tethered.cmd
    says windows can’t find what am I doing wrong?

  • 133 Franklin // Nov 2, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Just started shooting tethered again with my d60 nikon and your script. Can I shoot RAW???
    I’m also having trouble link the images to lightroom. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!

  • 134 Malcolm // Nov 3, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Works fine for my D90. I’m running Vista and RAW on camera No problems copying the NEF file into Bridge. What a great little prog.
    Thanks Raymond

  • 135 Franklin // Nov 7, 2010 at 11:00 am

    just can’t get the script to work with my d60 in RAW. Works great in jpeg…

  • 136 Indy // Nov 9, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Hey i have the same problem as Anthony “after acquiring the image I get a window that ask me to Ok the Saving step to the Tetherred Folder. Is there a way to skip this step” i’m running Vista.

    here’s link to what it looks like
    http://www.ipix.lt/images/14815750.jpg

  • 137 Wacks // Nov 23, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Hi,

    I was just wondering if this will work n windows7 ultimate?

    Thanks a lot and more power!

  • 138 Oscar // Dec 2, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Yes, it does. No problem with my Nikon D300
    Just try it out. Fantastic program.

  • 139 Jen // Dec 3, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I downloaded the program and unzipped it. Im trying to figure ou how to do step #4 in the usage section, and I have bridge, but how do I set it to lookin the c:\tethered folder?

  • 140 Guenter // Dec 22, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    oh Great
    just tested with Nikon D90.
    version 5.1/2 ;-) on XP prof SP3
    works great
    ok after a while i understand how Bracketing
    works too
    wish for 5.3 preselectable shutter speed low and high for bracketing (if possible)
    greetings from Germany

  • 141 John Levey // Jan 2, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Many thanks. I do not require camera control only the ability to view pics. on laptop. Knowing nothing about computers my son installed all the technical bits. Works well with both D50 and D80 in Windows 7 64 bit platform. Only problem no Raw images. I need the camera loose to walk around with during my portraiture sessions so your program has saved me a lot of hassle and money.
    Once again many thanks.

  • 142 ashraf // Jan 7, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    wow compare to LR,i just simply straight away go for yours..simple n fast,never been better!!
    anyway,just wondering if it is possible to auto rotate the images especially for vertical shot?
    once again,job well done man!!
    greeting from Malaysia..

  • 143 Moosa // Jan 8, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Hi

    Downloaded ver5.2 using Nikon D80 with Ver1.11 firmware and WinXP .When i click shutter release, i hear the shutter click but the image is only on the camera memory card-no image is being stored on pc folder and no preview either…any suggestions?

  • 144 Chris // Jan 9, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Can you teach mo how does diyphotobit camera control works? i tried plugging my d3000 on my laptop but it captured anything. what setting should I change? i need 1800 photos.. thank you :)

  • 145 JeffkNY // Jan 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Wow! Fantastic program. Does not look pretty, but it works with my D80. I can instantly view my jpg photos. Now if I can just figure out how to show NEF files, then I’ll be in fat city!

  • 146 vynxen // Mar 30, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Great with Nikon D7000. Im using Adobe Bridge.

  • 147 x6gas // Apr 2, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Excellent bit of software – thanks so much for developing it.

    How difficult would it be to include bulb control to control long exposure photography and any chance of you doing it? That would be awesome!

    Cheers!

  • 148 tgrudzin // Apr 8, 2011 at 2:10 am

    I just came from seminar where the instructor talked about shooting tetthered. I have a Nikon d300. I had Nikon Camera control when it first came out and it s### so bad I forgot about it. I found your program tonight, my d300 on a 1.7 processors is doing fine. Now I need to get this on my other machine and into Bridge to see what it can really do. The fact that it captures to both the camera and the compter is wondeful. Something I couldn’t do with the Dx2 and Nikon camera control.

  • 149 Mike K // Apr 15, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Raymond, Thank you so much for creating this fantastic program. Its everything I needed and It all works fantastic with my D40 and my D90!!!

  • 150 Johan Jooste // May 19, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Thanks for this programme. Please confirm if I’m correct. When I take a picture, I have to import it in Lightroom or “Get from camera” in Bridge to see the pics, which is what I can achieve. But in a tutorial on YouTube it looks like the photographer can see his picture on screen after a few seconds, no import first. Thanks again.

  • 151 Bob Law // May 27, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    What I have found in using this. Is that although it occasionally has trouble connecting to my D90, I am able to get it working after a try or two. It downloads both jpeg and NEF files although it only shows jpeg files in its review. What I do is have it save the files in a folder that I have ViewNX2 running in the background. The picture list is automatically updated by ViewNX2 and I can easily look at the NEF and make any changes I want, although I mostly use it to verify the focus point and check the histogram.

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  • 153 zulm // Jun 12, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    thanks n its works on my d5000 with WinXp sp2

  • 154 daniel jenkins // Jul 12, 2011 at 10:46 am

    i am using this with nikon d7000. connects fine, no compatibility issues. however, i was expecting to be able to LIVE VIEW preview what i was shooting for composing on the laptop, which is what i thought tethering was. i want to use this for some low angle camera shots and using the camera viewfinder is almost impossible.

    so, is there something i am missing here? can i use this app as a live view preview?

  • 155 Tasha // Jul 21, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I have downloaded most of the tethering downloads and i’m finding that none of them are working , a script error keeps coming up to close , i get to the white page that has all details such as camera selected , folder selected , jpeg or raw but nothing comes up when i shoot etc , what am i doing wrong ? I have a laptop with Windows 7 and i’m using a Nikon D90 :))

  • 156 Andy Davis // Jul 24, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I just wanted to say thanks amillion, this is the only way Ive been able to do ANY remote shooting so far with my D3100, ok so its a beginners camera, Im new to DSLRs, just this last couple of months, but this is proving to be an invaluable tool in aiding my learning curve. Many Many Thanx…. No live views a bit of a shame, but ultimately not really necessary

  • 157 John Stickney // Aug 1, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    What are the “issues” in using the capture software with a Nikon D90 ?

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  • 159 Victor // Oct 19, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Hi! Well, the software looks great, especially because it supports D3100, which is not supported anywhere else. For those who are missing bulb mode for astro purposes, I recommend to build a simple controller based on FT232 USB driver and connect it to wire remote control via e.g. DTR signal. The software to control the device is also very simple.

  • 160 Ehsan // Nov 1, 2011 at 6:58 am

    I have completed the download and it work fine with my Nikon D70. Now if i like to view an image on my computer before taking the shot how will i do that.

  • 161 Dennis C Richmond Sr // Nov 1, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Is there a fix for the D700 to be tethered ? I’d hate to spend $1,000.00 on Nikons equipment just for tethering. HELP…………

  • 162 Siddharth Bhatla // Nov 5, 2011 at 7:05 am

    awsome software!!!
    works on Nikon D3000!!
    I am too damn happy..
    I am a Sun authorised java programmer and i want the source code of this software..
    Hope someone among u people could help me get its source code ..
    thank..

  • 163 Siddharth Bhatla // Nov 5, 2011 at 7:05 am

    it works on Nikon D3000!!
    I am too damn happy..
    I am a Sun authorised java programmer and i want the source code of this software..
    Hope someone among u people could help me get its source code ..
    thank..

  • 164 ATG // Nov 24, 2011 at 2:42 am

    Like to shoot wirelessly instead of tethered and getting live-view wirelessly to a computer?
    Then I got answer and the products.

    ATG AK1 Un-Tethered Systems
    Shoot RAW up to 24fps wirelessly from camera or pc.
    Supports wireless radio flash when needed.
    Supports & adjust settings & modes & fire from pc.
    Live-view with supported cameras.
    Self-timer
    Time-interval
    Compatible with many dslrs: CLONPS

    Made & built in the USA for over 6 years strong with thousands of happy shooters.

    Works on Window XP/Vista/7
    Not compatible with Nikon D3000 & D3100.

    Any questions, please ask.

    Truly,
    Al
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  • 165 Siddharth Bhatla // Dec 5, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Why dont you edit the script to use bulb mode to expose the shutter as long as you want.

  • 166 Dexter Ricaplaza // Feb 9, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Hi.I want to know if this works on MAC computers?

  • 167 Dexter Ricaplaza // Feb 9, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Hi.I just wanna ask if this works on Mac Computers?Thank you.

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  • 169 James Regan // Feb 17, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I expected a few hours of frustration only to be followed by resignation. It worked!! A few simple clicks and I was there! Thanks for the script, I’m using a D50 which I didn’t have much hope for with Windows 7.

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    Free ATG Photo Class & Competition & Check-up

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    Be happy to get you tethered /or un-tethered with your CLONPS.
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  • 171 timo // Aug 7, 2012 at 6:24 am

    just tested on d800, works pretty well
    thanks

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