Tethering the new iPad to Nikon DSLRs

Started Mar 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP Julian Vrieslander Senior Member • Posts: 1,069
Re: Tethering the new iPad to Nikon DSLRs

One Heart Photography wrote:

Downside was you needed to set up an ad-hoc wireless network with a laptop, and then use the iPod/iPad to wirelessly control the camera through the tethered computer.

Thanks for the tip. This setup is sort of what I was thinking about, but seems unwieldy and complicated. It requires a computer to connect with the camera, and then we use an iPhone or iPad to communicate with the camera through the computer. If I was already hauling a laptop to tether the camera, I would just run Sofortbild as a camera controller.

My dream is being able to operate a Nikon DSLR with only a lightweight iPad, and maybe a cable, or wireless dongle.

Perhaps the obstacle is the proprietary connector that Apple uses on its iGizmos. The author of Sofortbild claims that he would need custom hardware to communicate through that port.

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