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Old 01-30-2009, 01:48 PM
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How to see pics as they are taken on computer

Ok I am sure this is dumb question but I can't find the answer so here goes on tv shows such as America's next top model they can view pictures on the computer as they are taken. not after .I have a Nikon d80 can I do this and what would I need ? The pics appear as they are taken on the computer I have tried thru usb but it won't work . crazy huh.... Pat
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:55 PM
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Re: How to see pics as they are taken on computer

That is not a dumb question at all ...

Nikon makes a product called Camera Control Pro that allows you to do that.

It is basically a computer interface for all of the menu functions that you find in the camera.
You connect the camera to the PC/laptop via the usb port and Camera Control Pro takes over from there. As you shoot, the images are shown on the pc monitor/laptop instead of the camera display in the back.

Camera Control Pro 2 (I think it is the latest one...) supports your D80.

http://www.nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Ni...rol-Pro-2.html


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Ok I am sure this is dumb question but I can't find the answer so here goes on tv shows such as America's next top model they can view pictures on the computer as they are taken. not after .I have a Nikon d80 can I do this and what would I need ? The pics appear as they are taken on the computer I have tried thru usb but it won't work . crazy huh.... Pat
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:04 PM
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Re: How to see pics as they are taken on computer

Thank you so much I have tried to figure out what it was called or if there was such a thing forever. I tried nikon support and never got an answer probably because I didn't know what it was called again thank you with the type of photos I take this will make my job much easier am buying one and I am so excited Pat
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:18 PM
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Re: How to see pics as they are taken on computer

Once you have tried it, drop us a note if you have further questions.

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Thank you so much I have tried to figure out what it was called or if there was such a thing forever. I tried nikon support and never got an answer probably because I didn't know what it was called again thank you with the type of photos I take this will make my job much easier am buying one and I am so excited Pat
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:14 PM
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Re: How to see pics as they are taken on computer

You might also have a look at the DSLR Remote by Breezesys that now also comes in a Nikon variant. I've used the Canon version for some time and it's very easy to use and powerful. (and cheaper than Nikon Capture i think) http://www.breezesys.com/NKRemote/index.htm
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:01 PM
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Re: How to see pics as they are taken on computer

It is indeed much cheaper and it seems to be a very polished product.
Unfortunately the list of cameras that it supports is somewhat limited.

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You might also have a look at the DSLR Remote by Breezesys that now also comes in a Nikon variant. I've used the Canon version for some time and it's very easy to use and powerful. (and cheaper than Nikon Capture i think) http://www.breezesys.com/NKRemote/index.htm
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:14 AM
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Re: How to see pics as they are taken on computer

Yes my bad. I missed the fact that her camera the D80 was not supported. That leaves a few other options though besides Nikon Capture. Bibble Studio (http://www.bibblelabs.com) and Capture One (http://www.phaseone.com/).

Now, neither of these are "better" than Nikon Capture so in the end, why get them. What i've seen and heard of Nikon Capture from other photographers it's a solid and very professional workflow product for Nikon cameras. And since it's between very close to Bibble in price ($40 off actually) and much cheaper than Capture one, there are no reason not to get it if you wish to shoot tethered with a Nikon.

Have fun shooting tethered btw. It's hard to go back once you get used to viewing the images directly on a large laptop/computer screen

Oh, another little tip. If your camera uses USB or Firewire cables for tethered control the maximum length is about 5 meters. You can however extend that up to about 20 meters with active repeaters which works very well provided you get good quality cables.
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