D800 Lightroom Tethering Reliability?

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InTheMist
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D800 Lightroom Tethering Reliability?
8 months ago

Is everyone else having trouble shooting tethered to Lightroom?  I had a shoot a few weeks ago and it became unreliable.  I just pulled the USB plug and stored to the card.

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In reply to InTheMist, 8 months ago

Yeah. Camera Control Pro was unreliable when I was trying some focus stacking. PITA. Had to keep turning the camera off and on. Restarted the program a couple of times. Never had that problem with D90 or D300s. It has dissuaded me from doing other tethering with the D800. Have a 7100, but have not tried that tethered yet.

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In reply to InTheMist, 8 months ago

If your using windows, check out Fast Picture Viewer Professional.  It's cheap.  I've been using it for about 5 years.

It is very reliable in tethered mode and works well with Lightroom.  The main advantage is that your files will also be saved to your memory cards.

You can't control the camera from the computer but if you display images on a computer and/or TV for your clients, it's great.

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In reply to InTheMist, 8 months ago

I always found tethering worked best when all the cards were taken out of the camera.  The 'lock up' time where the camera and PC/Mac begin to sync is minimised.

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In reply to photoad, 7 months ago

Interesting. I will try that.

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In reply to InTheMist, 7 months ago

I really like "Control My Nikon" - fast downloads for viewing with lots of options. Only if you are on Windows, however.

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In reply to InTheMist, 7 months ago

The D800 USB cable becomes much more reliable when it has been inserted into a D800 body a few times.

At any price point, and the D800 is not cheap, the USB cable should make perfect connection from new.

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