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tethered Shooting script work for Canon, Olympus, Pentax, Sony, Panasonic etc etc">Does the tethered Shooting script work for Canon, Olympus, Pentax, Sony, Panasonic etc etc

September 23rd, 2008 · 9 Comments

A lot of people ask and I don’t know — it probably does work as it is using a standard Windows way of talking to the camera — WIA — but I don’t have the hardware to test it.

If a camera supports a “PTP” or “MTP” mode — and if when plugged into a PC it is visible in My Computer under the section for Scanners and Cameras

 (not as a removable disk drive) then it is liable to work.  The only big gotcha I can see is that some cameras — all the P&S I’ve tried — will not let me press the shutter button while they are plugged into the PC.  It seems that ability is a DSLR thing.

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Script">D300 Remote Control Script

June 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Update: This is now obsolete for two reasons, firstly remote is built into windows, and secondly for advance use you have the DIYPhotobits.com Camera Control 1.0 application.

I wrote yesterday about why I need this script to be a remote shutter release for my Nikon D300 so today here are the details of what you need, and how to use it.  Oh, and why not use one of the cheap 3rd party remotes

 (e.g. Phottix N1

or Cleon N8), a real remote like a ML-3 or a MC-DC1 Remote cord?  Well if I can DIY I’d always like to try that first!

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Tethered as well">D300 – Tethered as well

June 12th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Well I’ve been a bit busy the last week and a bit, and what little “photo time” I have has been occupied with playing with my new toy the Nikon D300.  It was a gift to me and I’m really appreciating it very much.  It is a lot of camera when compared with my D40 and I really now understand what I read before about for people upgrading D40 -> D300.  Because it is a “class well above your current camera” you will need to “step up your game photographically if you want to get the benefits of those extra pixels. And there’s an enormous amount of controls to master to do that

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Tethered Shooting Script for Nikon">Free Tethered Shooting Script for Nikon

May 23rd, 2008 · 183 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.

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Set camera to PTP mode, not USB mode

January 31st, 2009 · 108 Comments

For your Nikon DSLR to work with the DIYPhotoBits.com Camera Control script it needs to be in PTP mode, not in USB mass storage mode.

  • D700 : Only supports PTP mode so nothing to change
  • D300: Setup Menu / USB / MTP/PTP
  • D90 : Not necessary as D90 is always in PTP mode, it doesn’t support USB mass storage mode

Here is a video I made that shows you how to do it.

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It’s built in, oops. Remote WIA Picture Taking

June 29th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Well so much for my expensive remote control script for the D300 — yes it does work, but my script is entirely redundant as the same feature is actually built in to the Windows XP Camera and Scanner Wizard!  You know the one, described here.  It’s how most people get their digital images into their PC , even while those of us who “know better” use Adobe Bridge, or a card reader.

In fact the Wizard has advantages; as a built in part of Windows it is even better as it gives you a immediate thumbnail of the image as soon as you take it.

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