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D300 tethered shooting

geniehawk 16 181 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2010 12:28PM
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!).

akh Plus
18 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2010 12:52PM
This any good?
Nikon_Tog 14 105 England
26 Aug 2010 1:06PM
Lightroom 3 also supports tethered shooting for the D300.

redhed17 17 887 England
26 Aug 2010 2:50PM
I've used this software in the past just to see if it worked, and it did very well. Smile

I used it with a D200, and possibly my D300. They say the D300 works though.
cameracat 18 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
26 Aug 2010 3:05PM
Lightroom 3, The tethered shooting facility is very very slick......Smile
geniehawk 16 181 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2010 3:08PM
Thanks for your replies, I will look into the suggestions and try to understand them!
LenShepherd 14 4.6k United Kingdom
27 Aug 2010 9:47PM
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.
Nick_w Plus
15 4.4k 100 England
27 Aug 2010 9:58PM
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.
chase Plus
17 2.5k 665 England
28 Aug 2010 9:14AM
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 ? 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.
miptog 17 3.6k 68 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2010 10:23AM

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.
chase Plus
17 2.5k 665 England
28 Aug 2010 12:30PM
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 ?
miptog 17 3.6k 68 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2010 12:47PM
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.
Nick_w Plus
15 4.4k 100 England
28 Aug 2010 2:29PM
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.
chase Plus
17 2.5k 665 England
28 Aug 2010 3:27PM
Thanks guys....a trip to Maplins tomorrow it is then Wink
dlegros 20 217 England
29 Aug 2010 12:39PM
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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