Lightroom: Nikon D70 tethered shooting support

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It would be great if Lightroom added Nikon D70 support for tethered shooting. It works for many other Nikon cameras, and the D70 supports tethered shooting, so why not?
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Geoff Baskwill

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Posted 6 years ago

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See http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

Adobe is using the Nikon SDK, and the D80 is likely the oldest one on the supported list.
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If you are on Mac OS X (At least Snow Leopard or Later) the D70 tethers just fine ... as well as 59 other cameras ...

You can use the included Image Capture app (found in the Applications folder) to control the function, then have Lightroom import from a watched folder ...

One additional advantage of Image Capture ... for such a simple free addition included with OS X ... it has the ability to invoke automatic interval timing for the attached camera ... make it quite useful for time-lapse efforts when the camera may not offer the function itself ...
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Thanks, John. As noted by Butch_M there are other apps that support this function on Mac OS X. I see that there are SDKs for each camera and there are notes in online groups that there is an SDK for the D70 but one has to get their project specially approved to get access. Seems like Adobe Lightroom would be in a good place to get that approval pretty easily but I understand that it would have to be prioritized against all the other feature requests people put in.

I've used Image Capture as suggested but personally I like Lightroom's interface much better and was hoping that Lightroom would be able to take advantage of the same interface that Image Capture and others appear to be using.

Thanks!
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Geoff ... part of the problem is, since Adobe chooses to offer tethering based upon the camera maker's SDK there are limits involved ... for example, Nikon does indeed offer an SDK for the D70 ... however ... Nikon does not update SDK's for non-production cameras when new OS updates are released ... so if there are major changes in the OS itself ... the SDK provided is often quite useless for developers serving users with the latest OS versions ...
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Thanks, Butch. It seems to work well enough for Image Capture though? Did Mountain Lion make changes that would affect USB? Isn't it just using the PTP standard?
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You should try & use Nikon Camera Control Pro 2 software.
Then feed images into Lightroom.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
tethering for the d70 will it ever happen?.


will adobe ever add the d70 for tethering?i like your product but there are some photogs who have to use what they have because they cant afford the pricey cameras on the market today
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Is Nikon ever going to support it in their SDK? https://sdk.nikonimaging.com/apply/

If not, Adobe, who relies on the SDK, will likely not.