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 Post subject: Live view on laptop
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:11 pm 
I have a Nikon D5000 and because I wear glasses and have terrible vision I am often unable to take good photos with a manual focus. I would like to rig my camera so that the live view appears on my laptop screen. Does anyone know how to do this? I have a toshiba laptop running Windows 7.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:42 pm 
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Welcome to the forums!

For that, you need Nikon Camera control pro. It works quite well but the software is expensive for what it does...

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:04 pm 
I think you can get some special viewfinder glass so you can use it without glasses.


Not too sure.

Maybe get a new viewfinder that makes it comfortable to use with glasses.

Or you might want to consider lenses (the one you put in your eyes) if you can manage to overcome the weirdness of touching your own eyeball (i couldn't). :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:50 pm 
If you have a mac, I think you can rig image capture to do this


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jeremy1302 wrote:
If you have a mac, I think you can rig image capture to do this

lrosen2 wrote:
I have a toshiba laptop running Windows 7.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:13 pm 
WoutK89 wrote:
jeremy1302 wrote:
If you have a mac, I think you can rig image capture to do this

lrosen2 wrote:
I have a toshiba laptop running Windows 7.


Sorry, should have read that


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Does anyone know any relatively affordable options?


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Have a look at this website
http://www.oxfordeye.co.uk/index.aspx

They seem to do all sorts of tethered shooting software.

Or this guy writes free control software
http://www.diyphotobits.com/download-di ... a-control/

I did a search for "nikon tethered shooting" in Google to find these and other solutions.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:43 pm 
lrosen2 wrote:
Does anyone know any relatively affordable options?


You should have a look at gphoto http://www.gphoto.org/ It's open source and it can do most of what Nikon camera control pro can do.

But i think it currently only works with linux. If you are new to linux I strongly recommend you start with ubuntu.

And..... they are other options.... (that i can't recommend)

It's just that they aren't too honest... if you know what i mean. :?


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