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5.1 dev = 5.2

April 23rd, 2010 · 73 Comments

Oops, I see I failed to increment the number on the header of the script before publishing the last version. So “5.1 dev” is really what I mean to call 5.2.

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  • 1 Trevor Williams // Jul 6, 2010 at 10:46 am

    D700, win XP. Works like a charm. It would be nice also to be able to tweak colour balance from the laptop as per the sub command dial on the camera?
    Thanks for the program. It will save me a lot of time.

  • 2 Frank // Jul 24, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    The program works like a charm on my Nikon D3000. And I don’t think the release of Adobe Lightroom 3 will put an end to DIYPhotobits! The latest toy from Adobe only supports “high end” DSLR’s…

    It would be fun though if your program was styled differently when it comes to the interface colors… boy is it bright!

  • 3 Joel // Aug 7, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Just tried this with a D90 on XP Pro while shooting self-portraits and adjusting the lighting setup. With a remote shutter control and this software on my laptop facing me, I could see instant results and not have to keep running back to the camera to see what happened in order to make adjustments. The only problem is that with the camera turned 90 degrees (in portrait orientation!) the image on the screen is sideways. It would be cool to have a checkbox to automatically rotate the preview image.

  • 4 Bob Fitzgibbon // Aug 31, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    So far, I have only used the program indoors and love it!!! The controls are layed out well and self explanitory.

    I just ordered a Day Vue film cover for my laptop screen so I can use it outdoors. I can’t wait. This produduct is great and is a must for any digital shooter who has relied on a 2 or 3 inch camera viewing area. or needs remote capability.

    Congratulations on a great product. ….. Bob

  • 5 Serge // Sep 25, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    love your Programme , tank you . you are a genius.
    Serge Lauzon Photographe ( Clair-Obscur)

  • 6 Das Hanvon Touchpad B10 - Der Praxistest | BlogTimes - Fotografieblog // Oct 4, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    [...] Tethered Software kam das frei erhältliche Programm Camera Control 5.2 von diyphotobits.com zum Einsatz. Auch Adobe’s Lightroom in der Version 3.x verfügt über die Funktion des [...]

  • 7 Pieter Uys // Oct 8, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Works with my D80 on Vista OS, transfer both Jpeg and NEF files. Fabulous work!

  • 8 John // Oct 13, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I am trying to use your program with a wireless USB dongle kit and it doesn’t work. The program works great if I connect my D300 via a cable, but not if I connect it using Cables to Go wireless USB solution. Other programs, such as DCamControl or Nikon’s Camera Control Pro, work just fine.

    By the way, I am running your program in Parallels Desktop on a Mac with the latest OS-X.

  • 9 JURGEN // Oct 23, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Thanks so much for this program. Now I can finally shoot tethered with my D200 without forking over all that cash to Nikon, who should have included the software with the camera. You are a Super Star!

  • 10 JURGEN // Oct 23, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    I forgot to ask. Is there anyway this can be made into a portable ap?

  • 11 kuba // Nov 26, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Great piece of software! Although it looks so not professional (design) it fully covers the expensive Camera Control from NIKON. I wonder if you plan to improve the design?

  • 12 darren clare // Dec 8, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Hi,

    Any plans to integrate Nikon D3100 into your system? LR 3.3 does not support tethering of the D3100.

  • 13 Darren Pitt Clare // Dec 8, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Hi all works just fine with the Nikon D3100 – here is a work around for RAW file viewing

    Right if you are a Nikon D3100 user here is the procedure for tethering (will work on many other brands if not supported by LR or your camera).

    All you need to buy is a USB-PC cable (£2.00 off e-bay) & Lightroom or some such software if you do not have it already.

    Hope it is OK to post a link, please let me know if not and remove.

    Step 1 install free scipt from DIYphotobits at http://www.diyphotobits.com/
    Step 2 plug USB/PC cable in
    Step 3 Setup auto import in LR (or other program) including same folder as DIYphotos (I used a tether folder).
    Step 4 Click use auto import in LR (leave LR running)
    Step 5 Run the DIY script
    Step 6 Alter the folder to your preference within the script
    Step 7 Click Start tether
    Step 8 Set your camera to manual/shutter/aperture priority
    Step 9 Turn camera on
    Step 10 use it……there is a slight delay of around 5 seconds, but it works….you do not need LR if you just use JPG, the script will preview those.

    Once you have setup once you are ready to go the next time with minimal changes/setting up.

    By the way, the DIYphotobits software allows for alteration (set your camera to manual before switching on) of settings, from aperture, ISO, shutter speed and exp comp aswell as shutter release (will focus aswell). Also allows bracketing and time lapse (I don’t recommend time laps, you will quickly pass the life expectancy of your shutter!) Quite a handy piece of kit for free and very small, I’m rather impressed.

  • 14 pryere // Dec 20, 2010 at 2:41 am

    Hi,
    Thanks again for this, I am loving it.
    As you have mentioned and I have found, cable length and quality is paramount. I have found a good quality 15′ cable here http://www.monoprice.com/products/search.asp?keyword=5450
    Works out to be about £19.00 to ship to UK. I am waiting for mine.
    Does anyone know of a cheaper way of obtaining a 15′ cable?

  • 15 david // Dec 26, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    used it last night to shoot prime focus astophotography . this is esential for anyone using a nikon for a.p. i understand most people wouldn’t benefit from exsposers longer than 30s , or bulb mode but for a.p. it sure would be nice . D50 windows 7

  • 16 frits s // Dec 28, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    works once on windows 7.
    Having problems with the script.
    Wia prolems.
    thats something with the usb ports.

  • 17 frits s // Dec 28, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    rule 316
    letter 3 .
    there is a problem with the script
    now its working with projecting the picture.
    What I sad to the computer when I connect the d200 to the the computer the computer has to take no action. But stil There is a “WIA”problem.
    I used my smallest cable to connect the camera.

  • 18 Jon May // Jan 1, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I have downloaded and installed 5.2, but i don’t understand how to run the program. The program folder contains 4 files…camera control.hta, changelog.txt, style.css and wiaaut.dll. Oh – it’s html so the interface displays in a browser? Ok, I have the wysiwyg interface displayed in Firefox, D90 is connected to the computer and has been recognised. But the buttons don’t do anything. Cannot select camera or nominate a folder. Could anyone give me a nudge in the right direction? Thanks

  • 19 Jon May // Jan 2, 2011 at 10:36 am

    How come it works out of the box for others but not for meeeee??? ;-) I’ve watched the video which , while made for a much earlier version, indicates installation & function should go smoothly. And I can trip the shutter and view pics from My Computer so I assume no WIA problems.

  • 20 roger // Jan 8, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    downloaded and installed 5.2 version, try on D2x with windows xp sp3, can not trigger the shutter but can control the camera from the diy program like change the shotting mode or chang f stop or white balance. USB mode is in ptp and no problem work with Nikon camrea control, what did I do wrong?

  • 21 Rusty // Jan 16, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I have managed this before on this system but can’t get it running again. I can fire the shutter and adjust cam settings etc but not view the image which is what I need it to do the most! Any ideas on how to get it working? Thanks!

  • 22 Robin // Feb 6, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Works well with my D40x and Windows 7 Home, didn’t even have to set any compatibility mode.

    One quick question, is there any way to take longer exposures than 30secs? I know the Nikon is limited to 30s but can you use bulb?

    Robin

  • 23 Chris // Feb 8, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Great script,

    I use it with both a D200 and a D700 on WinXP together with Ligthroom.
    For both cameras I have to reselect the camera several times before all features are acknowledged. And once all features are acknowledged I have to restart tethering in order to get it to work. But compared to all the advatages of using this script it’s a small price.

    Keep up the good work. Thanks.

  • 24 pryere // Feb 12, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I’m pleased to announce that this cable has arrivedhttp://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=103&cp_id=10303&cs_id=1030302&p_id=5450&seq=1&format=2
    I have fully tested it and it works very well.

  • 25 pryere // Feb 12, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    that link again
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=103&cp_id=10303&cs_id=1030302&p_id=5450&seq=1&format=2

  • 26 Kevin // Feb 15, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Came across this program a few weeks ago and have to say I LOVE IT! I agree with David’s comment from 12/26 – a ‘bulb mode’ emulation would be very nice for AP work, especially if you could select a time value, i.e. 60s, 90s, 120s, etc. Would make long exposures on deep space objects a LOT easier since you could also use it to capture corresponding dark frames. Just a thought and a hope…

  • 27 Pablo // Mar 2, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Hey,
    Great soft!! Very useful!
    Ive a Question… Im trying to take TimeLapses, and at an interval of 5 secs or less I cant get the pics, I believe is a problem of the time that the camera process the image and send it to the pc.
    Is this happening to everybody or just me?
    I have a Nikon D60 and seems impossible to make Time Lapses at 1 sec interval…
    any solution??
    Thanks!

  • 28 darren clare // Mar 3, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Pablo,

    Turn off noise reduction, this will reduce the processing time, you will have to do noise reduction etc in an editing program.

  • 29 Pablo // Mar 6, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Darren,
    Thank You!
    I will try that and let you now!

  • 30 tgrudzin // Apr 8, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    D2x, Windows XP sp3. CC ver 5.2
    When fired from camera shutter, both NEF+JPG recorded. When fire from Camera Control 5.2 only the choosed file type, RAW or JPG is recorded to viewer and camera.

  • 31 Geoff // Apr 9, 2011 at 5:04 am

    Nikon D700 + Windows 7. Script works great but a real pain that the preview does not show the photo in the right orientation when shooting vertically (portrait).

  • 32 fotonut // Apr 19, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Hi, I just found your application. Nice work! Question: Is there a way to create scripts by repeatedly calling your program? That would save the work I am currently attempting with creating my own mini-application.

    I don’t see a “contact” button for you on this blog so please forgive the following diatribe. Feel free to contact me offline. What language did you use? I am trying to write some scripts with VB6 and working with calling the wiaaut.dll, sending shutter releases & capturing JPGs for a Nikon D50 but I can’t find any examples online of where one is able to issue camera settings via WIA. (Would like NEF too but haven’t discovered how to do that with WIA) Where did you find this info? I cannot find it or any examples. I have been able to issue Set itm = CurrentDevice.ExecuteCommand({AF933C……) to trip the shutter but I don’t find any documentation online of the command syntax to issue when setting ISO, shutter speed, etc. Can you help me with this? My goal is to write a script that takes 8 photos as rapidly as the camera will shoot using different camera settings with each trigger of the multi shot script. THANKS!

  • 33 tepeco // Apr 27, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    D200 worked great 3 weeks ago, last time I used it. Yesterday, it didn’t. The program saw my D200 fine and allowed me to shoot from the laptop (Win 7, 64bit). The problem is, the preview didn’t show and the image did not transfer to the folder. In other words, nothing happened. Did several variations of the order in which I rebooted, activated camera and program. Nothing. The only variable is the cable used for tethering. It is new. It works fine in other applications. I returned to the original cable but it didn’t work either.

  • 34 MTP // Apr 28, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Has anyone used this script with a D3100 on Win7 64bits?

    HELP! I can’t get mine working but thw script worked fine with my D60

    ~ MTP

  • 35 chairshaker // Jun 1, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Yes. Just tried it on Win7 64 bits with d3100. Works effortlessly. Thanks for making such a great product.

  • 36 ChrisCAP // Jun 11, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    We are a search and rescue outfit and would like to run tethered with Nikon D100′s and D200′s. This latest script works fine with our D200. Thanks very much. We would like to add some functionality to this script to geo-tag photos real time as they are taken & downloaded to the PC (vs. post processing with gps track files). Would it be possible to collaborate on functionality enhancements? If we can get access to the source code, we can provide updates back thru the original author. Any interest in helping with this? Thanks, Chris.

  • 37 Dan Slater // Jun 22, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Hello,

    I’m trying to find software/activeX, etc. that can allow me to do what your software does, but inside Microsoft Access 2003/2010 on Windows 7 with Nikon D90. I.E., create a record, take a picture with Access as the view finder and then store the image in Access. Does anyone know of software that can do that? Can this software do that?

  • 38 merrico2 // Jul 7, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Hi all,
    anybody knows if the source code to this script is available to modify. I am trying to create a simple program that captures the shots for a panorama automatically.
    Thanks,
    Mario

  • 39 Cathy // Jul 17, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I have downloaded and installed your script and my camera, the Nikon D300S is not recognized. I have the same problem trying to shoot tethered in Lightroom 3. I’m getting rather frustrated as I do not know where to begin to get either way to work for me. Is there anyone out there that had a problem like this? If so a detailed step by step on how you finally got the camera recognized would be greatly appreciated :) Is there a FAQ? That would be so much easier than having to scroll through all the comments on your site to try to find answers. Thanks in advance if anyone is able to help.

  • 40 gerbri // Aug 2, 2011 at 1:29 am

    Hey, have had my D7000 for a couple of months now, Tethered it, and it works great! (using WinXP Pro and Darkroom) Nice piece of software, Thanks!

  • 41 Dan // Oct 4, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Hi, any chance to release this wonderfull software for Android OS???

  • 42 Trevor // Oct 24, 2011 at 2:51 am

    Hi – works great with a D7000 / Win XP. After a bit of experimenting I found that you have to remove the second SD card from the camera to get things working well. Just thought that information might help someone else. Thanks for a really useful piece of software.

  • 43 tgrudzin // Oct 24, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    When used with a D300s, you also want to remove one of the cards so that there is only one card in the camera. I removed the SD card. Maybe either card will or will not work. I wasn’t interested in fully testing it, just want to get it to work. Worked fine with my older NIkons, a D2x and D300.

  • 44 jc // Nov 5, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    i connected a d3100, seems to see the camera and its settings, it will click the shutter, but never do i see any images or does it save any images. anything i can look at?

  • 45 guzman // Nov 10, 2011 at 5:29 am

    hi im trying to use a d200 with win 7 but when i try to take a picture my camera does nothing, it says its on pc mode, ive toggled between both usb modes mass storage and ptp and also updated the firmware to my camera, what am i doing wrong? pls help!

  • 46 Trevor // Nov 10, 2011 at 5:46 am

    Try and check if the camera is being recognised by the pc first. You should see the camera folder in My Computer. If you can then start photobits, then turn camera on. Wait 30 secs or so. Windows may see the camera first, so dismiss any pop up window about opening folders etc. Then photobits should see the camera, you’ll see some blue text saying ‘D200 connected’. You may also have to click ‘start tether’ (top left ) to get the camera to be recognised. Good luck !

  • 47 rorega // Nov 15, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Just checking in to tell you that the program works excellent with my D3100. I can set everything from the pc, except the “push external viewer to display image” (but i don´t care).

    It would be awesome if the histogram is also displayed.

    Keep up the good work!

  • 48 Chris // Nov 26, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Hi,
    just tested your SW with my Nikon D3100 under Win 7 64Bit yesterday. After a few hickups it runs fine. Only downside I see so far is that a BULB is not supported.
    But a great SW, keep up programming.

  • 49 MO // Nov 30, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Thanks, just what I was looking for and works perfectly. I have Nikon D80 and it is not supported other places. You need a PayPal “donate now” button on your site. I’d like to be the first to donate $10!!!

  • 50 Romer // Jan 4, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    I have a D3000 and installed 5.2. For some reason, I cant control the exposure compensation for the lower stops. It does change to the plus ones just not the minus ones. exposure bracketing does work but since it lower ones does not work, bracketing isnt working either.

  • 51 Mitchell // Jan 12, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Same here.

    I have the D60 and installed Camera Control v5.2 on Windows 7 all works except for exposure compensation (The positive values work but not the negative) so this effects the bracketing. The main reason I have been using C.C is for the bracketing. :-(

    This was working on Windows XP befor I upgraded

    PLEASE COULD SOME ONE HELP ME

  • 52 Trevor // Jan 12, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Hi Mitchell
    I can’t help specifically as I’m on xp with a D40, but there are a lot of comments about this bracketing issue on win 7. When in the program, click help? (next to the bracketing stops field) to read them.
    There might be something there that helps. I wonder if you have to set the same bracketing parameters in the camera as in the program before you shoot with the software. Good luck.

  • 53 Mitchell // Jan 16, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Thanks Trevor.

    I have tried all your suggestions with no luck. It looks like it is a Windows 7 limitation as I have tried it on two different PC running WIndows 7 both have failed.

  • 54 Eduardo Saborit // Jan 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Hi Raymond.
    I’m interested in forking your application under open source licensing for free.
    Do you have any problem on me creating a public version control repository on Google Code or GitHub?

    Thanks!

  • 55 Edie // Feb 6, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Is 5.2 a done deal or is it still “dev” or beta version?

  • 56 Sumandira // Feb 17, 2012 at 2:36 am

    I have downloaded Camera Control 5.1 and it works partially good with my Nikon D5100. I have not experimented much with it but the problem I face is that I can not see the preview of the picture. It is neither available in my PC monitor nor in my Camera’s LCD display screen. Whenever I connect camera to my PC and starts Camera Control, the preview in LCD of Camera is gone.
    Is there any solution to this problem or I am missing something. Please help me.
    And lastly, thank you for this excellent small programme.

  • 57 Trevor // Feb 17, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Hi Sumandira
    I’m not using the same Nikon as you, but I’ve found this works consistently for me:
    1 Plug camera into usb and turn it on
    2 Start Photobits and dismiss any Windows ‘pop up’ message
    3 Wait until Photobits sees your camera (Camera connected message at the top will say :D5100)
    4 Set picture preview size at say 20%
    Try shooting a picture. I don’t get apreview on my camera, only on the program (pc) screen
    Hope that helps…

  • 58 Sumandira // Feb 18, 2012 at 4:27 am

    Thank you Trevor for for time to reply. Unfortunately, I did the same thing before I post my previous msg here, but it still, it is not working. Photobits can detect the camera (D5100) and takes pictures too, but no preview either in Camera nor in that Programme… either it is not supported with D5100 or I am doing something wrong more intelligently!!! Can anyone with D5100 give me a feedback

  • 59 tepeco // Feb 18, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I have this problem with my Nikon, however it only happens when I use the software to make the exposure. When I use the camera, it works fine. And I think that when ever you’re tethered, you don’t get an image on the camera back, just on the computer. My Nikon is a D200, however I don’t think that this is a model-specific problem, I think it’s getting a clean boot-up with the program first, then attach the camera and turn it on. I could be wrong.

  • 60 Gene // Mar 7, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Just downloaded this today and it worked immediately! I have a Nikon D70S and was amazed when after pressing the shutter release it popped the on camera flash up, focused and took the pic w/o any issues! I plan to use this with my greenscreen program. DIYphotobits will save me hours after a photo shoot of merging my images with backgrounds and uploading to a site for the customers to view. I will now be able to show/sell the images with the customer present!! Thank you so much for this program!! (currently using with an older laptop and XP)

  • 61 Michael Garcia // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Hello i just downloaded camera control 5.1 and ensured my nikon D100 camera is in PTP mode put i still get no camera detected I am useing windows 7 32pit can some one help me

  • 62 Trevor // Mar 13, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Hi Michael
    Have you tried the ‘Start tether’ button in the software? You can also check to see that the camera is visible in Computer’ on the pc. I’ve found the sequence of events can play a part so I generally 1 – plug in usb to camera and pc, 2 – dismiss any Windows messages about opening files and folders etc. Then 3 – start DIY Photobits 4 – wait while the camera connects, as indicated by the blue text within Photobits. There is also a button to ‘Select Camera’ on the top left you can try. Sorry I can’t be more specific about Win 7, but I’m on XP / D40. Hope this helps, and good luck. Worth searching through the site to see if anyone else has an idea for you to try – Trevor

  • 63 Outdoor furniture // Apr 9, 2012 at 7:55 am

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  • 64 Daniel // Apr 12, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I don’t know if this project is completely dead but firstly thank you for it regardless of the following problem:

    Memory leak. I don’t know if that is the correct term to use but after running this for an hour or two the mshta.exe process begins to take up over 1GB of RAM, despite starting with about 12MB.

    And my laptop overheats like crazy running this software. The only thing causing it to get to similar temperatures are full 3D games.

    I don’t know if this blog is still maintained but I’d appreciate any pointers on how to prevent this if anyone else can help?

    Again, thanks for a great tool regardless.

  • 65 Trevor // Apr 13, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Hi Daniel
    I don’t know why you are experiencing issues with mshta.exe – when I run Photobits it runs stable at 3700kb mem usage. There is some info on google about this application – ‘The mshta.exe file is an application file of the Microsoft Windows operating system which is needed to execute .HTA files (otherwise known as html applications.) (Photobits I think falls into this category as it appears in a browser like interface.) The mshta.exe is a safe component and there is no need to terminate this process from your system. Removing mshta.exe from your system may disable html operations to operate.’

    I can’t think why you are having memory related issues. This file is normally in C:\Windows\system32

    Some people report multiple instances of mshta.exe running – this was on youtube: Hi! Help! If you are like me, you are tired of mshta.exe soaking up All of your memory. You have spent mucho denaro on spyware programs, or antivirus programs that promise help but don’t deliver. Well, HERE IT IS, Finally,
    the Real Way to get rid of mshta.exe! It says its a System file, but All you have to do is go to your Start Menu, click on Control Panel, find Scheduled Tasks folder, open it, and Delete any file that says AT1, AT2, AT3,…AT24.
    That’s it! These files, if you right click before deleting, and click on Properties, are starting up mshta.exe every hour on the hour!!!

    Maybe the answer lies above? Certainly I wouldn’t delete the system32 file, but the scheduled tasks folder might be a clue for you.
    Good luck Daniel – sorry I can’t help more.
    Trevor

  • 66 Danilo // Apr 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

    CC 5.2 works great also with D7000. I love it…
    Thank you Sir for your genius

  • 67 raymond // May 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    @Daniel : I don’t think I’ve ever run it for so long, so probably never seen the memory leak. There should only be one mshta.exe used by this script, if you see more then something else is running on your PC that uses the same technology. It does eat all the CPU on a slower machine, I think changing the tick value would help that but I’ve not had a chance to try it. Look at line 24; the 500 is the number of milliseconds between checking. This is too fast for a slow PC. Try 1000 or more instead. Of course this does mean a slower response to some things as it isn’t checking so frequently.

  • 68 Adrian Fischer // May 24, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Great bit of kit. It even runs in tandem with Camera Control Pro so you can control two cameras on the one pc or laptop. I do have a problem though and that is setting the download folder to a network shared one. I know the network folder is available because I can set CCP to use it so its not a networking issue. The folder has been mapped so is seen under “computer” in win explorer but when I go to change folders in DIY it doesnt show up and I have to click Network and wait for that to populate and when the PC with the mapped drive on it does show the folder isnt and all I get is C$ and trying to get passed that wont let me use the password it should. So Im stuck. Should it be able to do it or am I expecting to much. Both machines are win 7. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • 70 Trevor // Jul 31, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    I’ve been using Photobits with a D7000, win7 64bit. Interestingly, I’ve found the following sequence to work best, so I thought I’d post in case anyone is having difficulty with this configuration.

    1 Do not connect the camera yet. Select the mode dial on the camera (personally I use aperture priority ‘A’ on the cameras top dial, but you choose depending on your objectives for the session )
    2 Having set the camera, if it’s switched on – turn it off.
    3 Connect usb to camera and switch the camera on. Wait for, and dismiss any pop up windows.
    4 Launch Photobits on the PC and wait – be patient – it will take a minute to find the camera
    5 After a while, I get a pop up saying that the shutter may need to be fired manually – just ignore this – click OK to dismiss.
    6 Camera is connected, start shooting.
    7 When finished, turn the camera off first before anything else
    8 Note – Photobits will work only when there is a card in slot 1 on the D7000 – make sure card slot 2 is empty.

    Using this setup I can see my preview shot in the Photobits window. I’ve found that with a heavyish camera like the D7000 I need to use a remote release to prevent the mirror causing shake, so use a tripod and a Nikon remote. This may seem to negate using Photobits with its ‘on screen’ shutter release, but the ability to change aperture, adjust exposure compensation and preview shots on screen is a huge advantage. A terrific piece of software for anyone shooting in a small studio setup, however basic.

  • 71 Barry // Oct 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Just wanted to say that I am so thankful for you developing this program. I just took my first photo shoot yesterday at a veterinary clinic open house. My nikon d3100 and photobits for nikon script worked very well. The only thing that not always cooperated , were the animals. The pet owners loved that they could view their pets and were able to make a choice of what picture they wanted to have printed. Thank you so much ( DIY PHOTOBITS.COM )
    Barry ( Blue creek photo ) Florida

  • 72 Ryan // Oct 18, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I see that most people are not having a problem with the D3100 with the script. I am having one issue with it with my D3100. I cannot get it to go negative on the Exposure Compensation. The positive range works as intended. I would like to do some bracketing with the script but with no control of the negative side, I will just have to wait for an update. Other than that it works great.

  • 73 raymond // Oct 19, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Something change in the way the negative numbers are handled between Xp and Windows7. I thought I understood it, but apparently not as it still doesn’t work.

    I need to find some time to test on a Win7 machine to find out why.

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