I ran into a problem using my D800 tethered. I use a Mac Pro laptop and Nikon Camera Control Pro. I read the posts here on using the D800 tethered and the open source software but that is a Windows program. When I connected the D800 to the Mac I got a message "no camera detected." I also received the same message from LR 4 (I see that a user here said that LR 4 does not support tethered D800). I posted a problem report on Nikon's site but have not heard back for now 3 days. Has anyone else with a Mac tried this? I recalled after I posted the report on Nikon's site that the D200 had to have a USB menu item changed but I could find no such menu item for the D800 (nor apparently my D300S).
Fri 03-Aug-12 08:05 PM | edited Sat 04-Aug-12 01:57 AM by pshnikchch
>Sofortbild works for me. As you said, Lightroom does not yet >support the d800, but Aperture does support tethering, and >Sofortbild gives more options. > >I don't know about camera control pro at this stage.
Many users are reporting problems with Sofortbild and D800/800E, including me.
Is there a particular setup that allows it to work for you?
I have MacBook Pro (15inch Mid 2009, 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) and MacPro (Early 2009, 2.66 GHz Intel Xenon Quad-Core) work fine with Nikon Camera Control Pro 2 (version: 2.11.0) and D800E (Firmware: A. 1.00, B 1.01, L 1.006).
Both Macs are upgraded to 10.8 (Mountain Lion) now but it worked fine when I had 10.7 (Lion).
As for LR4, no supports for D800 yet. So, I created hot folder to save files captured by camera control pro 2 to auto import to LR 4 (by auto import function).
I had one problem with USB 3.0 cable with MAC. When I used non-Nikon cable to Mac and D800e, I had conflicts with the rest of devices on other USB ports.
I think yours should work and suggest to check your software/ camera version, firmware,and use different USB cable.