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SolonPhotos7 Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Dec 2005Fri 21-Jan-11 06:40 PM
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"D3100 - shooting tethered ?"


Iowa City, US
          

I recommended the D3100 to a friend - and I need to know if the D3100 can work with Camera Control Pro 2 - He wants to shoot tethered - to see the images on the computer as he shoots.

I do it with my D300 and he saw that and loved it.

The Nikon site does not list the D3100 under Camera Control Pro 2 - but their site is always out of date.

Will it work? Are you doing it?

dick

  

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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Fri 21-Jan-11 08:37 PM
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#1. "RE: D3100 - shooting tethered ?"
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Fri 21-Jan-11 08:46 PM by gkaiseril

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The D300 is a much more capable camera than the D3100. The D7000 is listed as compatible with Camera Control Pro 2. The D7000 manual lists the D7000 as capable of using Camera Control Pro 2.

I have no problem with a D70 and D200 using my laptop with Nikon Capture even though neither's manual list Camera Control Pro 2. But the Camera Control Pro 2 list the cameras as usable. I can also trigger both cameras with an Epson P-7000 and download the images.

I find the downloadable manuals are not always updated, but other content is reasonably up to date.

You might want to look for a 3rd party product. But only Camera Control 2 allows for the loading of Picture Controls and saving the camera's settings. Since there is an electrical connection and control data is being sent to the camera, the camera needs to have the correct interface and software to support this feature.

George
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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Sat 22-Jan-11 01:43 AM
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#2. "RE: D3100 - shooting tethered ?"
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Sat 22-Jan-11 01:49 AM by JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
          

Do a search in this forum. The topic came up a few weeks back, but I do not remember the outcome.

One of the few threads:
http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=set_threaded_mode&forum=310&topic_id=4287&prev_page=show_topic&gid=4287#4300

Basically the Nikon software does not support the D3100, but some third party stuff can be made to work.

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