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Hi All, Can anyone give me any advise as to how to use my D300 tethered to my computer, I am at the" thinking about it" stage to use when doing small plant & flower images in my studio (spare bedroom!).
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This any good?
Lightroom 3 also supports tethered shooting for the D300.
I've used this software in the past just to see if it worked, and it did very well.
I used it with a D200, and possibly my D300. They say the D300 works though.
Lightroom 3, The tethered shooting facility is very very slick......
Thanks for your replies, I will look into the suggestions and try to understand them!
If all lap-tops had a HDMI input it would be easier.
Most DSLR's have HDMI output to a TV - which I think with Nikon can be set to show on monitor without software.
Software is needed to control the camera from the laptop.
Nikon works with up to 30 feet of HDMI cable - John Clements sometimes works this way for his lighting workshops.
As others have said Lightroom 3 works just connect from a USB cable, using the one provided with the camera to connect to a laptop.
Only really just had a play to see if it works. If you don't currently use LR you can download. Trial version for 1 month.
Just had a quick play with this technique in LR on my main PC.I only have the very short cable that came with my D300 though so it was very limiting,looks interesting though.
Which USB extension would anyone recommend ?...my PC is in my 'studio' so I would need a 5metre one I reckon,to give me plenty of room for movement.
There seem to be plenty around but the price ranges tell me there are good & not so good available.
Quote: Which USB extension would anyone recommend ?
Think I am correct in saying that the connection on the camera body is a mini-usb, and most 5M USB cables are standard USB at both ends. This will require an adapter for the camera end. The weight of the trailing cable can often cause the lead to be pulled out and if not used carefully, also possibly bend the connection in the camera body.
Yep,the camera end is a mini usb..the other end is a normal usb for the computer.Is there something around that will actually fit onto the normal sized usb plug,then it would be like fitting an extention cable to the existing camera cable...or am I talking rubbish as per usual ?
Bought a 5m cable from Robert Dyas some time ago, £10 I think, which included the converter to mini-usb. May still have them. The problem I have is that it keeps popping out.
Janet they are readily available as the mini USB fits quite a few things, Blackberrys, a lot of Satnavs I think most mobiles will shortly use it as a default for chargers so you shouldn't have too much problems.
Thanks guys....a trip to Maplins tomorrow it is then
If you get a standard USB extension, one end will be a plug, the other a socket, you then plug your camera cable into the socket on the extension.
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