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  1. #1
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    Tethered shooting

    Hi all

    After a great deal of trouble I eventually managed to get hold of a tethered shooting cable. Sadly, live view won't work when plugged in to the PC. It works fine unplugged. I really need it to work when doing macro work with the camera suspended upside down over the subject.

    Does anyone have a solution for me, please?


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    Re: Tethered shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by RoyGee View Post
    Hi all

    After a great deal of trouble I eventually managed to get hold of a tethered shooting cable. Sadly, live view won't work when plugged in to the PC. It works fine unplugged. I really need it to work when doing macro work with the camera suspended upside down over the subject.

    Does anyone have a solution for me, please?
    DigiCamControl shows the D5300 as supported with LiveView displayed on PC screen. I use the software for astrophotography and it is free.

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  3. #3
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    Re: Tethered shooting

    Last edited by FredKingston; 03-16-2022 at 05:36 PM.

  4. #4
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    Re: Tethered shooting

    What software were you using when tethered? It needs to be something that will support the camera body.
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  5. #5
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    Re: Tethered shooting

    Cindy is correct. You can't just plug in a cable and think that's it. You need to run software on the device you want to control the camera with... and that software must support YOUR camera...
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  6. #6
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    Re: Tethered shooting

    Welcome aboard, enjoy the ride. We look forward to seeing more posts and samples of your work.

    You might also want to consider introducing yourself on New Member Introductions.
    Brent: Poway, CA
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  7. #7
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    Re: Tethered shooting

    Welcome to Nikonites!

    I would also suggest the Camranger 2. You have the ability to view and control live view through the PC, laptop and/or tablet but also on the back of the camera if you prefer. Its expensive, but works exactly as you hope it would. I took @FredKingston suggestion and bought it last year or the year before. Its much more powerful that what I need it to do but works beautifully for what I use it for, meaning its a piece of kit that grows with me rather than having a single use.

    The link Fred shared doesnt work for me but just google Camranger 2.
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    Z- 14-30 f4, 24-70 f4, 24-200 f4-6.3, 50 f1.8, 105 f2.8
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  8. #8
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    Re: Tethered shooting

    Thanks @TwistedThrottle

    I fixed the link...

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    Re: Tethered shooting

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  10. #10
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    Re: Tethered shooting

    Thank you all for your help

    Firstly, the software I use is On1 Photo RAW - which is specifically compatible with Nikon and Canon. The capture works very well, only doesn't allow me to use live view. I found the same with DigiCamControl. In fact, I have since discovered that live view is disabled simply by plugging in to the PC without any software running!

    I get the message "Cannot start live view at current settings or under current conditions". I imagine this may be an issue between the camera and Win 11?

    My temporary work-around is to have the cord unplugged, get my framing and focus right using live view, then plug in, lose live view and make the shot. Not a great deal of fun, but gets the job done eventually!
    @BF Hammer - thanks for the suggestion to try DigiCamControl. Although this has not solved my issue, it does give me many more options than On1 and options are always a good thing, right?
    @FredKingston - thanks for the suggestion, but that is way too pricy for my humble needs





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