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Old 05-01-2011, 20:01   #1 (permalink)
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just got a belated xmas pressie in the form of a new laptop....... its not for going online but only for photography..... what i want to do is learn more abotu tethered capture. so i want you to tell me everything you all know about it no matter how simple ........what software is best what cables do i need etc etc
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Old 05-01-2011, 20:31   #2 (permalink)
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Not tried this myself (yet), but Eye-Fi can do this wirelessly, with or without their latest 'Direct' system (http://www.pixalo.com/community/news...tml#post321914)

If not going wireless, all of the pros that I've seen do tethered shooting anchor the cable to the camera (usually onto the strap link) with a cable tie. A tug on the cable could damage the socket on the camera. I guess it might be worth doing this at the computer end too.
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I prefer to use DSLRRemote Pro from DSLR Remote Pro - Remote Capture Software for Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, Canon EOS-1D Mark III, EOS 40D, EOS-1D, EOS-1DS, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS-1Ds Mark II, EOS 10D, 300D, 350D, 20D, 5D, Rebel XT, DIGITAL REBEL, Kiss Digital cameras via a to shot with, you can just use Lightroom but I get more control (and bracketing) with DSLRRP.

I bought a long cable (10m) from eBay with a repeater, means I can really secure the lead down without compromising the height of the tripod of distance the laptop is from the camera, cost around 10
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Old 05-01-2011, 23:12   #4 (permalink)
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ohhh that looks interesting graeme !
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I use a Helicon Remote - with Helicon Focus for stacking macro shots. It's the only software I've used tethered up to my 50D. Used the standard supplied usb socket on the camera for connection.

I think if I remember correct does not the Canon software supply an included remote software ?

I suspect that these tho are either not what you're after or too simplistic...
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I have only tried tethered briefly to see how it works. You can certainly control Canon cameras with the EOS Utility which comes with the camera. Lightroom 3 also offeres tethered shooting now.

I can imagine that a professional shoot in a studio or even outdoor fashion shoot would certainly benefit from this but have not really found any reason to use tethered shooting as an amateur yet.
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I use Camera control pro 2 with my D300 i bought a 5 metre cable from Maplins for little money and away you go you completely control everything from the laptop, So far ive only used it for some discreet shooting of the bird table and a few other things. Nikon do a wireless transmitter but you cant have the grip bolted to the body as i belive the transmitter takes its place plus its somewhat expensive.
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ohhh that looks interesting graeme !
It is, it takes something special to get me to shell out for a little app like that.
More settings available than the EOS utility and Lightroom, handy if you set up a rig to shoot wildlife.
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hmmmm tempted. Alan reckons capture one is the way to go but this looks just as interesting to be honest.
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hmmmm tempted. Alan reckons capture one is the way to go but this looks just as interesting to be honest.
Both have trial versions, I couldn't get on with Capture One, I much prefer the way Lightroom works as part of a workflow.
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