Hello! This is my first post, and ive spent most of the evening scouring, so I hope this isnt a repeat.
the short of it: I need to review the last shot taken by the d60 (externally, but it doesnt work on the camera's built-in LCD either) while tethered to a PC via USB. the last-picture-shot only displays (again, on built-in LCD or external monitor) when the camera is not tethered. Does anyone know how to get this to work? to reiterate, the image preview works, and the custom settings work fine, but as soon as you tether the camera to a pc, the lcd only display settings, and not the photo.
what im doing, to help from the workarounds that wont work: subjects use the remote and snap their own photos, and i have an LCD monitor that displays their last shot. I also have the d60 tethered to my PC so i can print out the subject's best photo for them AND run a slideshow on ANOTHER monitor of the best shots taken that night. right now since theres NO WAY i can go without tethering the PC, the subjects cant see what theyre shooting, but i really want to get this to work! ...especially since i just spent $10 on the adapter cable, $32 on the rca to vga converter, and $30 for a monitor stand
it obviously has something to do with the computer having control over the SD card/files, but i guess the next question is do we trick the camera into thinking its not connected? or some sort of file management trick possibly?
What capture software are you using when tethered to the PC?
You need specialized software to transfer the images as shot while taken by the camera whether the camera's shutter button is used or the computer triggers the shutter.
Do the images transfer to the PC?
Have you checked your tethering program to make sure that it transfers images as shot?
Have you checked your tethering program to make sure that it opens the appropriate editing program?
Have you checked that the images are the folder expected by the software?
I have had no problem with Nikon Capture using a D70 or D200 when fully set up. Nikon Capture transfers the images directly to the PC and leaves no record on the media card. There are many other programs that can preform this task. I also have had no problems tethering the D70 or D200 to an Epson P7000.
I dont have any problem with transferring or tethering or anything with tethering, the problem is while the camera is tethered, the camera's built-in LCD does not display the shot (image review is what i think the setting is called - i think i was called it image preview before).
i am not using any software, just standard windows explorer.
Neither Windows Explorer nor Macintosh Finder has this functionality.
You will need to buy Nikon Camera Control Pro 2 or another program that can provide this function. Please look at the Nikon site and the read the description of Nikon Camera Control Pro 2 or look at Thether Pro.
I think you might be misunderstanding what im trying to do im trying to get the last picture to display on the camera's LCD while being tethered. i dont want my pc to control my camera, or to display pictures on my pc. camera control pro 2 MIGHT do this, but no where does it mention that it will allow my camera's LCD to display while tethered. tethered pro looks GREAT for viewing on my PC, but also doenst mention about viewing on the LCD. ill check trial versions and see if it works.
"When Camera Control Pro 2 is running, “PC” will appear in the viewfinder and Shooting information display."
As long as your camera is connected to the PC by the USB cable the computer has most of the control.
You maybe able to use WiFi. Your D60 does not have built-in Wifi nor does Nikon have a WiFi accessory for the D60, so you will need to get a 3rd party product. You will still need special software on your computer to interact with the WiFi device attached to the camera and to control the transfer the images. You may have other issues because of the size of the image files being transferred and the camera's timing out.
To do this on my D200, there is a $400.00 USD accessory grip and no software. This is how the photo kiosk at tourist sites work.
I've only begun to experiment with tethered shooting with my D60 and I use a Mac. However, what I think might be the issue here is where the issue is stored after it is taken. I'm using Lightroom Tether from Mountainstorm but I suspect Camera Control Pro and others do the same thing. From what I've seen so far, the picture is stored EITHER on the SD card OR on the PC, not both. To see the picture on the PC, it must be stored on the PC. And, when it's stored on the PC, it's not available to be displayed on the camera LCD.
Don't take my word for it but, you might want to see if this is the problem.
All of that depends upon how the program is written and interacts with the computer. The behavior should be described in the program or devices documentation. TetherPro copies the image after written to the media card.
The Epson 7000 also copies the images from the media card when tethered, but the device only triggers the shutter.