I've been a long time LR user - and used it for tethered capture on my D300/D700 (and it worked well enough). I've been unsuccessful getting LR4 to tether my D800 (and understand it is not supported), and looking for a simple, cheap, alternative. I really just want the tether sw piece, and want to continue to use LR4 to auto-import.
Thank you. I agree that Adobe will eventually fix this, and this is why I'm looking for something "cheap" to use in the mean time. Camera Control Pro seems a bit expensive, but if it is the only game in town for now, I don't have much choice.
Camera control pro works very well. What I really like is the ability to change virtually all camera settings through this program vs using menus on D800. The caveat on this is that most cannot be adjusted while live-view is actively in use.
I've downloaded and installed. Seems to capture D800 photos in raw mode just fine. A little issue with Lightroom4 - it seems to not be able to auto-import the current photo (as if the file is still locked by the NCC software, when Lightroom decides it's time to "move" the file to another directory). But as soon as I take a second pictures, LR4 imports the first one.
I think I can work with this - and heck, it's open-source!
Thanks again, and I will report back after using it for a while.
I use both of LR4 and NCCPro2. Auto Import works fine and seamlessly transfer from NCCPro2 to LR4 with preset.
It is expensive to have full license but I agree with all that functions (control) of NCCPro2 is super. I use it for product shots with NCC2 with Live view and portraits/studios with LR4 (by pass from NCCPro2 with D800E).
I am also wondering if open source NCC is the same as current NCCPro2, which is 2.11.0.
I just wanted to add that I was contacted by the software developer for the open source Nikon Camera Control ( link is in the post from liamtoh1ps ), and he said that he would look into the issue I'm seeing related to the auto-import with LR4. I appreciate all the pointers to Nikon's own software as well.