Take a look at this:
It can turn any object into a mouse click or a spacebar press. Which of course can be used to press a button in a tethering software, mine or anybody elses.
Photobooth with a banana as the shutter button? Not just possible, but easy, using this.
And it has… “Native tethered shooting support for select Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras”… So that may make my script obsolete, at least for those with Lightroom.
Check out Whiternoise over at Hexus.net who has this great post about building a hardware timelapse device using programable chips. He has posted circuit diagrams and great shots of the plastic breadboard set-up.
Looks like a real fun project if you like that type of DIY – the electronics with wires and solder type – and if your Nikon DSLR is one with an IR receiver for a remote; e.g. works with a ML-3.
I’m glad to see more and more things that make my Camera Control script obsolete! See this Iphone Nikon remote control application.
Now you can get full control of your Nikon (not just PTP things but full SDK control including liveview) via an iphone or itouch. It’s only $20 too so very reasonable – there is a “lite” version for $2 also.
Downside is that it isn’t really the iphone controlling the DSLR, actually the iPhone talks to software on your PC (via what they call “server” software) and the PC talks to the DSLR so you do need a PC (windows or apple) meaning this is not quite the lightweight solution it appears at first glance.
I have not actually tried this myself (I don’t have an iphone) but it sounds like a great idea.
[via Scott Kelby]
Here is a great invention by Joergen Geerds, a hardware based platform for doing exposure bracketing. Just when I released a software approach targetted at Nikon cameras Joergen releases a hardware approach targetting Canon!
Actually I suspect that both ways will work with both Canon and Nikon, but that is untested. Where as I’m using USB and WIA and PTP to control the camera from Windows Joergen is using a microcontroller and a cable release to the camera which is in Bulb mode to do variable length exposures.
I wish I could make Bulb mode work, but the way WIA just sends “commands” like “take picture” I don’t see how I can get an open shutter command and a separate close shutter command at a later time.
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I’m afraid I’m probably not going to be able to support Nikon LiveView in DIYPhotobits.com CameraControl. It isn’t available via PTP or WIA but only via the Nikon SDK which I don’t have access to (and probably couldn’t program even if I could).
However here’s an great thought to get a similiar experience – at least in a studio situation.
Basically use the video out of the camera to to send to another monitor, while at the same time also tethering.
I haven’t tried this — nor I suspect has the person suggesting it — but it sounds like it would be good, presuming you have the two monitors required.
Bluetooth in cameras. – the benefits many and all very useful.
It’s a good point isn’t it? It would open up so many possibilities.
Or is it because the camera makers want to sell expensive WiFi solutions for wireless remote access?
RAW files over a bluetooth connection are not going to be fun though.
This is not mine and I haven’t tried it but I appreciate the nice simple approach, perhaps because it is like mine, of a script wrapper around some standard functionality.
See this post where appollux explains the scripting necessary to get tethered shooting working on Linux, or probably any similiar *nix system.
It really makes me want to go ahead and implement some more interesting features now that the basics are taken care of for most people. But first I really have to do that bamboo monopole — I suffer from terrible handshake it seems.
This one is not mine! But wow, that’s a great hack. It’s remote camera control — not tethered viewing — of a Nikon or Canon DSLR using a Nintendo DS. Check out the details here
. A very impressive piece of work. [Via zedomax.com