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d5000 tethered shooting and live view


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juniorbeep Registered since 30th Jan 2011
Sun 30-Jan-11 11:35 PM

Hi new to the forum so hello all.

I have a couple of questions I'm struggling to find the answer to so hopefully someone will be able to help!

1. I use a d5000 and the Nikon control pro 2 software. When tethered I want to use the live view mode which appears in a window on my computer. What I'd like is to be able to press the shutter button on the camera to take the picture not have to use the mouse and click in the window. When still tethered and I'm not using live view mode I can press the shutter button no problem as soon as the liveview is activated in the software all controls on the camera are gone. Any ideas?

Live view on the computer screen is great to see where the focus is hitting especially for macro shots but if i'm hand holding i need a third arm to hold camera, focus and click the mouse. That's if I can even reach the mouse. Seems totally mad not to be able to use the camera button.

2. When tethered I can't look at the live view on the camera, only through the computer interface. I would like to be able to do this in certain instances. Is it possible?

I hope someone can help and these questions make sense!