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Antero52

Vantaa, FI
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"RE: Using a cell phone or Nook tablet as monitor for Nikon D800?"

Antero52 Silver Member Awarded for his expertise in post-processing, being  consistently helpful and professional. Nikonian since 07th Jul 2009
Fri 01-Feb-13 06:46 AM | edited Fri 01-Feb-13 06:48 AM by Antero52

> "I haven't encountered Eye-Fi. They claim it is compatible with the Nikon D800/E. Is the point that this card works in the SDslot of the camera without problems and also provides Wi-Fi connectivity to a cellphone or other device. Can you just put the card in a card reader as you would a normal card to transfer images?"

I've read that Eye-Fi cards are problematic in cameras with metal bodies, like the D800(E), as the metal blocks RF radiation. But Eye-Fi cards can be removed from the SD slot and used like conventional SD cards.

With tethered shooting, eg from ControlMyNikon, you can have the images downloaded to your computer via USB cable immediately after taking the shot. And while composing, you can adjust almost all parameters (except zoom and orientation) from your computer. The computer-controlled variables include the location of the focus spot during live view.

You mentioned that tilts and swings may not be crucial for you. If you miss them, ControlMyNikon has another approach: you can set up the software-camera combination to shoot a series of bracketed shots, each at a slightly different focus distance, and combine the shots in software. Similarly to extreme stopping down, you can extend the depth of field, but with focus stacking you can shoot at wider apertures, getting less diffraction, and outside of your indended focus range, the depth of focus ends just as abruptly as it does when shooting with a relatively wide aperture.

Regards, Antero

EDIT: to clarify, ControlMyNikon lets you take series of focus-bracketed shots, but for combining them you need additional software. I've used Photoshop but there is software dedicated for this purpose, eg Zerene Stacker.

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