I am considering shooting tethered with D300. What cables can be used for longer extension? I read something a while back (I can't now find the reference for shooting tethered using Ethernet cable, but what adapters are required at each end if this is possible.
The maximum cable length for standard cable for a high-speed USB2.0 device is 5 meters IE your camera. Anything longer creates timing issues. Active cables overcome this issue. Depends on how long you want the cable to be. That will determine which is required. To me getting the active cable and be done with the matter would be my choice rather than finding out after I bought the first cable that I should have bought the other one.
Sun 31-Mar-13 02:18 PM | edited Sun 31-Mar-13 02:19 PM by marsmail
I have used 2x 5m cables (M to F) with a final connection on a 1.5m to the camera with no problems. Just ordinary extension cables not active ones. I have a D300s which might make some difference or maybe I was just lucky?
Not by itself it won't. You could shoot tethered to a laptop or netbook that is hooked up to the flatscreen. I have tested this http://digicamcontrol.com/ with a D300 and it works nicely. I have also tested it with D40 and D7000 and both work (no live view on the D40).