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Zang

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Tethering freeware for Nikon D800
« on: May 31, 2019, 20:41:15 »
Hi,

Can anyone recommend a good software for tethering with D800 from an Windows PC or an Android phone?

Thanks,
Zang

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Re: Tethering freeware for Nikon D800
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 21:54:50 »
Keep in mind that I'm somewhat frugal & hate smart phones.

I bought a 1st gen "CamRanger," at a thrift store, (didn't know what it was, but the instructions said Nikon D800.) It's a small, half the thickness of a pack of smokes & looks like it's made of the white plastic of the old apple, MacBook. USB3 cable from D800, into the white box. Setup was quite easy.

It works wonderful on a Droid and my ancient iphone

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Re: Tethering freeware for Nikon D800
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 22:58:31 »
I also have that first-model CamRanger which I bought the moment that it was originally announced.

It's an extremely useful little gadget for all sorts of purposes — including using it as a cable-free "Tether" when shooting for a client who wants to see results during the actual shoot.

This is my walk-about camera-controller:




It lets me set all camera settings remotely from an iPad, fire the shutter and instantly review the result on the iPad; and sync the walk-about flash with any others which are synced to the camera.

You will most probably want to set the camera for RAW +JPG shooting.
My cameras have twin cards so I shoot RAW to one card; and JPG (to be used for the instant Preview on the iPad but later to be trashed) on my second card.

CR will also work from smart phones but I find their screens are too small to be useful for this purpose.

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Re: Tethering freeware for Nikon D800
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 23:15:14 »
I have used digicamcontrol
a freeware program , the laptop connects via a usb cable to the camera
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Re: Tethering freeware for Nikon D800
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2019, 02:26:37 »
Keep in mind that I'm somewhat frugal & hate smart phones.

I bought a 1st gen "CamRanger," at a thrift store, (didn't know what it was, but the instructions said Nikon D800.) It's a small, half the thickness of a pack of smokes & looks like it's made of the white plastic of the old apple, MacBook. USB3 cable from D800, into the white box. Setup was quite easy.

It works wonderful on a Droid and my ancient iphone

CamRanger looks pretty interesting. My quick search showed it is quite expensive!

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Re: Tethering freeware for Nikon D800
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 02:29:55 »
I also have that first-model CamRanger which I bought the moment that it was originally announced.

It's an extremely useful little gadget for all sorts of purposes — including using it as a cable-free "Tether" when shooting for a client who wants to see results during the actual shoot.

This is my walk-about camera-controller:




Interesting thing Ann. I heard CR the first time form you guys. Will keep an eye on it to see if there is any good deal available. Thanks guys!
It lets me set all camera settings remotely from an iPad, fire the shutter and instantly review the result on the iPad; and sync the walk-about flash with any others which are synced to the camera.

You will most probably want to set the camera for RAW +JPG shooting.
My cameras have twin cards so I shoot RAW to one card; and JPG (to be used for the instant Preview on the iPad but later to be trashed) on my second card.

CR will also work from smart phones but I find their screens are too small to be useful for this purpose.

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Re: Tethering freeware for Nikon D800
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2019, 02:31:27 »
I have used digicamcontrol
a freeware program , the laptop connects via a usb cable to the camera

That was exactly what I decided on in the meantime. I have been using it for more than a week and it works perfectly. Thanks Armando!