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Set camera to PTP mode, not USB mode

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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  • 1 William // Feb 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    For the Nikon D3100 I had to go into the slot empty release lock and select “unlock” for tethering to work.
    I found it helpful to start the script, then plug in the d3100, turn it on, and click select camera, then enable tethering.

    Works like a charm.

  • 2 William // Feb 25, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    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.

    copied from: http://froknowsphoto.com/froknows/forum/44-nikon-dx-consumer-bodies/14585-nikon-d3100-tethered-shooting-sorted#14585

  • 3 Aaron // Feb 26, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Wow! Works brilliantly.

    I am using is on Win 7 32, with a Nikon D5100.

    No fussing around, just plug in, “select”, and go.

  • 4 David // Feb 29, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Hi… I was searching for something that would do time lapse for my nikon d3000… and was so excited to hit upon your site…

    I installed the software on to vista basic, but every time i hit … select camera.. i get the error msg as.. “fnselectdevice is undefined”, Code : 0

    Can anyone pl help.. cos i’m such a newbie into this..

  • 5 Michael Garcia // Mar 11, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    I have a Nikon D100 and i set my PTP mode put it still
    shows no Camera detected

  • 6 Michael Garcia // Mar 11, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I am useing windows 7

  • 7 Trevor // Mar 13, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Hi Michael – please see prev post from Craig Donovan // Jun 14, 2011 at 3:47 am – it may help you…

    Here is the solution for all those Nikon users who have their USB mode set correctly and Camera Control 2.8.0 still refuses to recognize their cameras. I had the same problem with my D300 on Win7x64 desktop. Once you have Camera Control Installed…

    1. Right click on the icon, and select the “Compatiblity” tab.

    2. If most of the settings are greyed out, hit the “Change settings for all users” button.

    3. In this dialog, select “Run this program in compatibility mode for:” and choose
    “WIndows Vista (Service Pack 1) then Apply

    4. Open the “Shortcut” tab and hit the “Advanced…” button. Check “Run as administrator”

    * I am not the one who figured this out…someone else did…just spreading the word. If the above does not work for you double check your USB settings and make sure they are set to MTP/PTP mode. Remember some cameras do not have this option and are always in this mode. Also try a sanity check on another system. That’s how I verified my camera was not at fault

  • 8 Bill // Mar 14, 2012 at 6:20 am

    I had a similar problem with Nikon Camera Control 2 Pro where the camera not detected message appeared. Nikon told me the usual things to check, USB cable provided by Nikon with ferrite coil surrounding the cable, fully charged batteries etc. Not of that worked! I finally figured out the problem with my system and offer my solution in hope that it will solve your problem. I’m running Win 7 Pro so my keystrokes may vary for your OS version:

    Here goes:

    Start, Run, Type services.msc in the Open box, hit enter
    Scroll to Windows Image Aquisition (WIA) service and double click the name
    In the startup type pulldown menu select Automatic (don’t click OK yet, do it after you are all done)
    Select the Dependencies tab at the top of the WIA properties box to see the dependencies
    Click on the + sign to the left of the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) dependency to see the system components
    Go back to the services window and scroll to the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) line and double click it to open the properties box
    In the startup type pulldown menu select Automatic, then click OK
    Scroll to Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator service and double click the name
    In the startup type pulldown menu select Automatic, then click OK
    Scroll to RPC Endpoint Mapper service and double click the name
    In the startup type pulldown menu select Automatic, then click OK
    Scroll to DCOM Service Process Launcher service and double click the name
    In the startup type pulldown menu select Automatic, then click OK
    Scroll to Shell Hardware Detection service and double click the name
    In the startup type pulldown menu select Automatic, then click OK
    Click OK to finish closing the WIA properties box

    You should be done at this time and may need to re-start the computer. (not sure of that but why not at this stage)

    Hope that helps slve your problem, It did for me.

    Bill

  • 9 Alexandra // Apr 25, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Hi

    Great software, exactely what I’m looking for. Only it doesn’t work with my D40 / Win7 64-bit? The program recognizes my camera but the camera just hangs at “connecting to PC”. Any suggestions, PLEASE? (Probably I’m just doing something wrong…)

    Alexandra

  • 10 Jakob // May 8, 2012 at 1:12 am

    I have a problem with this script and my D300 (firmware v1.10). It seems to be a script error related to btStartContinuousTether in the VB.

    It finds my Camera, but there are no options in any of the controls drop down menus?

    Looking forward to get started playing… 🙂

    Thanks

    Jakob

  • 11 azhar // Sep 10, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Hey raymond, i have downloaded the version 5.2 but my D200 doesnt connect to the program even though its in the PTP mode. Do i need to install any other programs?

  • 12 Kim // Sep 27, 2012 at 3:43 am

    I cant get it to see my D3000 is on either. Any help please on Windows 7?

  • 13 jessica // Oct 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    so I have a nikon d7000 and trying to find the USB thing in the settings and can’t .. i want to be able to find it and change it to PTP .. i want to set up it to tether and i’ve never done it before… HELP please!!! thanks

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  • 15 Road Side // Nov 29, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    wireless DSLR tethering http://nsmi76.wix.com/cam-os

  • 16 Greta // Dec 19, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Hello,
    How do I do this with a D3000? Wxp
    Thanks!

  • 17 Tom Hoekstra // Dec 20, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Hi,
    Did anyone try the D600 already?
    My previous D300S worked fine although I sometimes had to let the programme ‘re-find’ the camera again.
    rgds, Tom

  • 18 Erik // Jan 8, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Nice software.

    It works with jpg in the Camera control 5.2 viewer, but it doesn’t import the raw picture in LR 4.2.
    Anybody a idea???

    Rgds,
    Erik

    PS
    Nikon D3100

  • 19 Amol // Mar 30, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I am not able to connect my D3100 on WIN 7. Even if I have follow all setting you have mention in earlier post.

  • 20 Viknesh // Apr 11, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    works fine with nikon d5200 with the usb connected…. with some minor problems though….

  • 21 Viknesh // Apr 11, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    i used this software in windows 7 64bit os with Nikon d5200

  • 22 Shiva Paudel // Sep 2, 2013 at 5:46 am

    I have Canon waterproof camera but when i try to on it always says Check the connected device ….i can’t take any picture..Please help email: shivapaudel@gmail.com

  • 23 Marcos // Dec 3, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Is there somebody who can explain me how to connect C1 ver 7 with D5200? That’s no USB option and C1 didn’t see device but win7 detected and import all photos. Iwan’t to use it for live view shooting pictures on the computer screen. Can somebody help me, please??

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