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What's the maximum length of USB cable that you can use for tethering?

What's the maximum reliable length of USB cable that you can use when shooting tethered? Does it depend on the camera? There's lots of conflicting information out on the web; I'm hoping Photo-SE can ...
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Is it possible to shoot tethered to a Linux laptop?

I have never tried shooting tethered, but I would like to give it a try. My laptop uses Ubuntu linux. Can you point me at any solutions for tethering this to my camera? I have a Canon 5DmkII, ...
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Recommendations to tether a Nikon DSLR to a Windows PC?

When I shoot portraits indoors, I'd like the option to tether my Nikon D90 to a Windows computer with the USB cable, both to view the results and help adjust the lighting, but also to be making an ...
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Are there any tetherable compact cameras?

As I find the bulk of my DSLR too much of an inconvenience for most of my photography, I'm considering replacing it with a high-end compact (maybe a Lumix LX5). However, I'm getting intrigued by the ...
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Which digital cameras can be controlled with a computer? [closed]

I want to develop software that can connect to a digital camera that is attached to my computer. The software will then control the camera so that it can. for example, take a picture or record a ...
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Does a camera tethered draw power over USB?

I plan to use my Canon 50D in a studio, tethered to a PC. It would be great if it drew the power it needed from the USB bus rather than from the battery, so I wouldn't need to worry about changing ...
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Is it possible to shoot tethered using an iPad?

I would love to use my iPad as a tethering device for instant review. ... But I can't see how to set it up. I have a nasty suspicion that it's not possible. Please tell me that I'm wrong! ...
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Is it possible to do remote capture on a Canon ESO400D?

Is it possible to do remote capture on a Canon ESO400D? I have an infra-red remote, but when I connect the camera to the PC via USB I only get the option to download pictures from it. I'm a pretty ...
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Is there any software available on Mac OS X that can remotely control my Canon G10?

I'd like software to remotely (via USB tether) control my G10 from my MacBook running OS X 10.6. This software seems to do exactly what I want, but for Windows: ...
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Is there a way to replicate Nikon D3100 live view on my laptop screen?

I own a Nikon D3100 and I need a way to see the live view of my camera on my laptop screen. There must definitely be a way (I am not just aware of it). I have searched all around the web sites... I ...
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Situations you might use USB remote mode?

I hooked up the 50D to my MacBook Pro the other day at home and found it great to see exactly how a photo is going to turn out on the big screen before taking it and was wondering when such a setup ...
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Is there third-party software for Canon tethered live-view shooting?

I can use Canon EOS Utility to shoot tethered so that the live-view preview is displayed on the computer screen. However, I would like to know if there is any third-party software (non-Canon) that ...
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Using a Canon 350D as a webcam?

I would like to create a program that take pictures programmatically. The ideal setup would be to be able to see on a computer screen how the photograph would be before to take it. Therefore I need to ...
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Is there a T2i tethering operation from a laptop?

I'll be processing many images of artwork and saving files with various info like title and size and media. I understand there are tethering options. I'm hoping I can hook the camera up directly ...
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Upload photos from camera into social networks instantly?

I organize table tennis tournaments. During the day we take pictures of the matches and then upload them into Facebook albums. What do you recommend me to upload photos right after each of them were ...
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Tethering to Control Zoom on Nikon DSLR

Most Nikon DSLR have a tethered capture option, however I haven't come across any of them that controls the zoom of the DSLR. I guess the zoom is controlled manually by rotating the ring on the lens. ...
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How can I capture images from two cameras simultaneously, directly to my Mac?

I am looking to use this feature for two purposes: scanning books (one camera pointed at each of a pair of pages), and for stereo 3D photography. I would like to be able to preview and capture photos ...
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How does connecting the camera to a laptop help in photography?

From here: http://500px.com/photo/6330641 I asked him/her how did s/he photograph it? Holding the milk jug her/himself? To which I got the reply: camera mounted on a tripod and connected to a ...
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Tethered shooting with Sony a57 - impossible?

I have a Sony a57 and today I tried to set it up with a tethered capture in Lightroom. Lightroom couldn't even see the camera. Is there any way to get this working, or are they just not compatible?
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Software and Website for event photography

A client of mine is going to have the FA cup at an event. They want to take photographs of their customers with the FA cup, record who each photo is of, upload them to a website, and allow the ...
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Is it possible to shoot tethered with Aperture using a Canon 5D mark i?

Google is swamped with walkthroughs for the canon 5D mark ii & iii. I am wondering if anyone has managed to get a tethered shoot setup working with the original 5D on a macbook. If so, how was it ...
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Can the Olympus EPL3 camera be tethered to a computer?

I own an Olympus EPL3 camera, and I'm finding it hard to get a clear answer regarding tethering. Can I tether this camera to a computer for studio shots? If needed, I'm happy to use 3rd party ...
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Is it possible to get tethered focus and aperture control with any current DSLR?

I'm looking to get into some photography work and I had a couple questions. I'm quite an amateur at this, unfortunately, so I would appreciate any and all assistance! I want to be able to control the ...
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Are there any 35mm cameras that I could control with a computer?

I saw some work at an art show last night that reminded me that I'm interested in trying out Redscale at some point. And so I was browsing around online for redscale stuff today, and came across a ...
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How can I tether a camera programmatically? [duplicate]

How can I tether a camera to my computer and issue it commands? What is the cheapest camera I could buy that would allow me this functionality? Is it possible to use java and/or a batch file to do so? ...
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Looking for camera control software (for Nikon DSLR) to shoot time lapse

What software is available that will let me control a camera from a computer, so I can shoot a lime lapse sequence? The camera is a Nikon D60. I am looking for freely available software. I am aware ...
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Is it possible to shoot tethered with a preview on the screen?

I had to shoot self-portraits today, and it didn't go well. I first tried shooting tethered, but it was so hard to get composition & focus right, that I just did it with a mirror. Which of course ...
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How to take photos with PC controlling?

I want to connect a camera to PC and take photos. What cameras have this option? Most cameras, when connected to PC, seem to disable capturing when showing card storage? Is there any software that ...
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How can I find a camera with remote viewfinder and shutter (via phone or tablet)?

Looking for an camera with the following features: compact (smaller is better) with image stabilization has remote viewfinder via wifi (enough 10-12m) - so, have some application for phones or ...
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Best settings for exactly synchronizing shutters? (Nikon D7000)

I have two Nikon D7000 bodies and two 50mm f1.4 "D" lenses. I have both cameras mounted on one tripod and both in remote mode. A single remote is used to open both shutters. The problem I face is ...
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Tethered capture much slower with LR4.2 (64bit) compared to DPP

Note: this is a repost. I initially posted it on the "adobe lightroom" group on Flickr. But so far, I've not received any useful answers. So I'm trying so see if it connects here. When I try to use ...
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Record Videos Directly To The Computer [closed]

I have a Canon 60D and all those programs that come with it installed on my Macbook Pro, so I want to know if there is any way to record videos with it and store them directly on the computer using ...
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Is it possible to tether a D7000 to a smartphone?

Is it possible to shoot tethered (wired) with D7000 using a smartphone? if yes, which OS, what kind of features and apps are needed?
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How can I see photos on my PC as I shoot them?

I am trying to find out how to use manual zoom. Can I connect the camera to my laptop and see the images on PC as I shoot them? I have a Canon 550D Rebel 2Ti. Do I need any special cables for this?
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Tethered Capture not working - Windows 8 - D800 - Lightroom5

I am shooting tethered to a Windows 8 laptop which worked great until this morning when the tethered capture stopped working. The computer itself can view the D800 under "Portable Devices" in the ...
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How to control a Canon 600D from a computer?

Is there any way to remote control a Canon Rebel T3i 600D from the computer, for example to take shots like every x lapse or something like? I also need the software to do it, I'm looking for a good ...
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How can I wake my Canon EOS 1100D up from computer?

I have a Canon EOS 1100D camera and control it by my C# program that use it's tethering feature ‎with Canon EOS Utility dlls. I have to shoot one photo every 30 minute all day long, but if I want to ...
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Can I shoot tethered with a Fujifilm hs20?

I have a FUJI HS20 and I'd like to know if it's possible to take photos with the camera using a computer/laptop. Or if I can take photos and get them directly to the computer without using import ...
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Which camera offers flexible remote control and good manual controls?

I want to switch to a system camera, preferably one from the Micro Four Thirds or Four Thirds systems. Since I also want to do experimental technical setups like time lapse or astrophotography, I have ...
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How to shoot tethered using CHDK incompatible Canon Powershot S410?

I have an old Canon powershot S410 compact camera, which I want to use for a time-lapse project. For the project I will need to build an intervalometer to automatically shot photos (probably Arduino ...
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How to upload photos wirelessly on an old 5D?

Is it possible to wirelessly transfer my photos from my old Canon 5D (original) to my computer (macbook) over the internet? I have heard great things about magic SDs, but I only have a CF card slot. I ...
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Windows-based tethered workflow and automation solution?

I'm setting up a product photography area for a client, where they have a camera (probably a Canon DSLR) tethered to a Windows laptop. The ideal workflow would be one where the client could shoot, ...
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How can I view images on a PC as and when I am shooting?

I just bought a Nikon D7000. When shooting I would like to be able to see my picture on my laptop as soon as I shoot it when I am shooting portraits. What do I need to accomplish this? How do I ...
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How can I have the LiveView of my camera displayed on a TV or Laptop screen?

If I simply plug in my usb HDMI cable to a TV or laptop from my camera is there a setting I need to turn On to switch my LCD screen to my TV or computer? My camera is a Nikon D600. I don't want to ...
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Are there any cameras with touchscreens which can send touch input wirelessly to a computer? [closed]

Is there camera with a touch screen which can send the touches of the user to a computer using wireless? I want to develop a software so that when you circle a portion of the image on the camera's ...
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How to use Canon Powershot A3100 IS camera as a Webcam in Windows 7 PC?

I wonder if it is possible to use the Canon Powershot A3100 IS camera as a Webcam in Windows 7 PC. If that is the case, how can I proceed? Are there some recommended techniques?
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Can I tether a Firewire only camera to a USB only computer?

Can I shoot tethered with a Hasselblad H3D (which is Firewire 800) and a computer (PC) that only has USB, via an adapter? Will Phocus / Lightroom recognise it? A bit more detail: I am going to be ...
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Lightroom Tethering and EOS Utility: How to get LR to accept sub-folders in auto-import?

I use EOS Utility when tethering, but all photos end up in Lightroom, and I like auto-importing into LR as I shoot. So I use auto-import in LR, combined with a Monitor Folder provided by EOS Utility. ...
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How can I control a DSLR camera programmatically?

Is it possible to get the code (in any programming language) to give control over the features of a DSLR e.g shutter speed and exposure? Canon and Nikon cameras come with a pre-included software that ...
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How can I take a photo every 1 min with my Fujifilm HS10?

I have a Fujifilm HS10 and I'd like to put the camera somewhere and take a photo from a scene every say 1 min. How can I do it? Is there any option in the camera to do it? If I connect to the camera ...