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272 Points

Tue, Mar 20, 2012 11:14 PM

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Lightroom: Support for tethering Nikon D4 and D800

when will LR4 be able to tether to D4 or D800.

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60 Points

8 years ago

has anyone tried the recent LR 4.1 upgrade (4.2 ?) for tethered shooting with the D800?

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454 Points

8 years ago

Yes, does NOT work.

Watched folder will work if you thither with another program such as Nikon Capture Control Pro2

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160 Points

I tried Camera Control Pro 2 (CCP2) trial v2.11.0 ...
D800 (v1.0 firmware), to late 2011 Macbook Pro 17", View NX2 v2.3.0 64bit. RAW, lossless compressed. Also shooting to CF card, with SD card for overflow. Pocketwizard triggering of Einsteins and Nikon SBs.
I used the usb cable clip that came with 800, and the clip didn't seem to be 100% engaged in opening, but maybe 98%, but I felt USB connector was inserted well. I had an extension usb cable too, very firmly attached.
This worked flawlessly when I was doing some AF fine tuning at home. Then, in the middle of the first day of school photos, when shooting at a more rapid pace, it freezes up.
I had RGB histogram and highlights on camera playback, and thought it was that D800 bug. But I disabled them, restarted camera, Macbook, software, and it still was intermittent.
CCP2 would become unresponsive, camera would freeze up (I don't know which 'caused which.) Some shots still made it to card, but not Macbook. Dropped tether and just shot rest to cards.

2nd day.
Started with tether, no usb clip, but was confident connector was in all the time.
About 200 shots in, CCP2 froze up again. May have coincided with Pocketwizard MiniTT1 battery going low, but can't swear to it. If a usb extension (well within maximum spec length) is the problem, then some part of the system is too sensitive to a very rare jiggly connection, or something. Need more tolerance.
Continued another 400 shots without tether.

I have since updated D800 firmware to v1.01, but CCP2 trial ran out, so cannot test. But I did workaround with v1.0, so that shouldn't be a factor.

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454 Points

Cables are always an issue.
The solution I found is "right-angled" cables. They are found fairly inexpensively on the net. A bit of tape across and they rarely pull out. I use a 3 ft' cab;le plugged into a 15 or 30' USB extension with built-in repeater. Works fairly reliably.

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9.1K Points

8 years ago

So we all bought LR 4 because LR 3 does not support D800 RAW files, only to find out that LR 4 does not support D800 tethered shooting.

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84 Points

8 years ago

It is highly unprofessional that I can't tether my Nikon D4 with the new 4.1 Upgrade for Lightroom. We don't have many choices out there for tethering, so we rely on Adobe, but once you get our money, support goes down the tube. When am I going to be able to do this?!? Even Aperture was able to provide tethering for the D4! This is unacceptable!

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Tethering for Nikon D4.

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100 Points

Check out www.controlMyNikon.com Looks like a great product, $29.95

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100 Points

Check out ControlMyNikon V4.0 - Whats new? on You Tube. Sorry only works on PC. Apple version coming out late 2012.

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288 Points

8 years ago

Curious as to what Technical issue is holding this up?
Obviously tethering is important to Lightroom and D800/D4

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9.1K Points

8 years ago

Scroll above, where Adobe says: "Until Nikon supports it in their SDK, it probably won't be in Lightroom's tether-capable list."

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100 Points

BUNK! Disinformation.

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178 Points

8 years ago

Tethering for D800 should be added to LR4. Not only do we need to make Adobe aware of our desires, but we must do so with Nikon as well.

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76 Points

8 years ago

I have been waiting for over a month for a patch to come through enabling me to tether shoot with my Nikon D4. Can anyone estimate when this will happen??

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
When will Lightroom 4 be compatible with Nikon D4 tether shooting?.

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70 Points

8 years ago

You don't need Lightroom.

You need the ATG AK1 Un-Tethered Systems to work.
And shoot wirelessly to pc.

The AK1 Un-Tethered Systems are made & built in Virginia, USA.
There is no websites. This is to cut cost and help all photographers.
Beside I don't think they need any websites.

a.l9609@gmail.com

Why am I being spammed when you all are lost?
If Lightroom CAN NOT support you. Then why flag or spam when their are good products that we can use?

People say, Adobe, Lightroom, Canon and Nikon without being banned.
But when I provided the answer- you guys & gals flagged me?

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7.5K Points

Actually ... all you need to shoot tethered wirelessly is an Eye-fi card ... and a watched folder for whatever app you want to view the images with ...

oh ... by the way ... I called Penn Camera in DC ... they say they never heard of it ...

Champion

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24.5K Points

There are many places (Amazon, Photography on the Net, and others) listing this as a spam/scam? The number of posts you've made here make it kind of look that way. Butch is right. Anyone can do this with a wireless USB device.

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7.5K Points

Indeed ... a Google search on the product you claim to be a solution is just an endless litany of your blog and forum postings ...by all apparent evidence it is vaporware and empty claims ... thanks so much Andalusia Kano (or Angle, Alexander, Zesix, Iphoto27, or whatever your nom de plume is today) for wasting our time .... if this item is sooooooo spectacular .... where's the web site with further information? .... where are the details and pricing? ... if it is all you claim ... it would be highly accessible and redly available ...

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70 Points

8 years ago

You need to ask for Moe, Penn Camera, Washington DC.

Moe, Photographer & Penn Camera, mdiop@penncamera.com
Anis, Photographer, "Anis Shaikh"
Abdo, Photographer, "asharhan"
Brandon, Photographer, "Brandon Hunter"
Pedro, Video & Still Photographers, "Pedro Becerra"

AP & SI & NGS

I was able to get these information from Angel.
Now, let just hope you got the money.

I hope they are helpful for you all.

So stop spamming me when I found something good for you to use.

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70 Points

8 years ago

anis_ub40@yahoo.com,
ASHARHAN@comcast.net,
scotjackson72@aol.com,
peba69@hotmail.com,

Send them an email.
I have done just that from Moe.

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84 Points

8 years ago

We need the conection with Nikon Camera D4 for Tethering in Lightroom 4.1

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom Tether problem with Nikon D4.

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288 Points

8 years ago

Tell me about it ... also D800

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288 Points

8 years ago

Nikon said SDK is there ... so, I guess we should be seeing D800/D4 tethering soon?

The SDK for the D800(E) is available here:
https://sdk.nikonimaging.com/apply/

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60 Points

8 years ago

Come on Adobe....get with it and provide a Lightroom update with tethered shooting for the D800/D4. As popular as the D800 has been I can't believe this feature still isn't available!