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Lightroom 3.0 beta 2 arrives

March 24th, 2010 · 16 Comments

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.

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Tags: Blog · Not mine · Software

DIYPhotobits.Com Camera Control 5.2 – The Hand Foot and Mouth Release

March 5th, 2010 · 84 Comments

Download it from the … Download page

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Tags: Blog · Download · Software

5.0 Tiger not working on Vista or Win7?

February 15th, 2010 · 15 Comments

If you find that the Camera Control 5.0 script is not working at all on Vista or Win7 it probably is because it is trying to properly set the jpg/raw status during camera initialization and that doesn’t always work properly on non-XP systems.

Because this messes up the whole script camera initialization other things stop working as well.  So try this beta version where I have turned off the error checking for that suspect line: Camera Control 5.1 beta

Please let me know in the comments if this helps, and if so I’ll release it in proper packaged format.

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Tags: Download · Software

DIYPhotobits Camera Control 5.0 – Tiger

February 12th, 2010 · 28 Comments

Happy Lunar New Year to those of you who celebrate it, and welcome to the Year of the Tiger release of DIYPhotobits Camera Control!

Download 5.0 here

DIYPhotobits Camera Control 5.0 – The Tiger Release – gets a new major version number (from 4 to 5) to reflect several important new enhancements, plus a “.0” to show that this is new stuff and not as well tested as I would have liked.

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Tags: Download · Software Camera Control 4.1 – Dog Food

October 2nd, 2009 · 50 Comments

Changes in 4.1 – the “Eat your own dog food” release of Camera Control.


– allow fractional bracketing by changing Cint to Cdbl

– don’t crash on line 157 if there is nothing to download

– removed the “download immediately” function and changed things so that the normal tether does this function
– fixed the bug where push external viewer doesn’t work unless you explicitly choose the output folder

Download it here.

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Tags: Download · Software

Line: 157; char: 2; Error: Index out of range

September 25th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Update: Sadly this doesn’t work. Ok I really need to fix this bug soon.

Getting this message from Camera Control when you click the “Shutter Release” button?

It’s a bug, the script is failing to handle the fact that the camera is very slightly slow in delivering the image after taking it.

To avoid this:

Stop using the “Download Immediately” checkbox

Instead, press the “Start Tether” button.

The result is (almost) the same; when you click Shutter Release the images ARE immediately downloaded (because the tether is running), but it’s by a different piece of code that patiently waits for the image to become available rather than demanding it immediately.

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Tags: Software

Big update to Free Mac Nikon Tethered solution

May 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I blogged about Stefan Hafenege before, he has developed a new version of his free tethering program.  It’s specific to Mac and to particular Nikon DSLR models, but if that’s your combination then it looks like a great solution.

Read his description of the new version which is called Sofortbild on his blog, and download it from the Sofortbild Website.

Once again, well done to Stefan!

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Tags: Software

Free Mac Nikon Control Beta

February 21st, 2009 · 5 Comments

Stefan Hafeneger , has built a Nikon specific camera control app for macs which is now beta and freely available.   He is using the Nikon SDK as well so should be able to implement much more Nikon specific controls than I am able to via WIA on Windows in my script.  

Apparently he is able to understand the SDK as well – which means not only can he program better than I but his English/Japanese parsing skill is much higher than mine as well and I salute him!

[via dptnt]

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Tags: Software

for /f “tokens=*” %x in (‘dir /b *.nef’) do dcraw -e %x

February 20th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Sorry, being a total geek here.

If you are also a command line geek you will look at the above and go Ahhhh…

Otherwise, it means nothing and you can skip over this post.  🙂

For the rest of you — the above “converts” NEF files into JPG faster than anything you have ever seen before.

And is great for converting 250 NEF files you snapped of something totally unimportant that should have been shot in jpg and not raw.

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Tags: Software

Speak German? Remote control your Nikon DSLR

February 18th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Visit if you can underderstand German to read about another WIA based remote control software, targetting Nikon specifically.

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Tags: Software